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New music from Keller Williams & the Travellin' McCourys, The Boston Horns and Old Crow Medicine Show, new reviews, festival info and more!
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. New Additions
. Coming Soon
. Upcoming Festivals
. Video of the Week

Latest News & Reviews:
HGMN Welcomes Chasing Edison

Dark Water Rising featured on NPR's "The State of Things"

Floyd Yoga Jam

Big Something @ Local 506 June 21 2012 (Chapel Hill, NC) review

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New Releases:

Keller Williams - Pick CDKeller Williams with the Travelin' McCourys - Pick CD - For the brand new recording Pick, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams teams up with Nashville's beloved bluegrass family The Travelin' McCourys. As revered and successful as each act is in their own right, Pick is a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Recorded at Music City's famed Butcher Shoppe studios, the album's 12 songs - a mix of originals and covers - put a unique twist on Americana music's long storytelling tradition, and the impeccable musicianship displayed on Pick captures all the heart and heartache of the bluegrass genre. But the songs don't stop there. Williams' unconventional songwriting takes on unsuspecting weight when backed by The Travelin' McCourys' emotive tones. Inspired by Keller's fearless creativity, the McCourys' flawless playing gets depth. Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys: It's a perfect, albeit unexpected fit.

Boston HornsBoston Horns - Funkafized Plus CD - Funkafized Plus is a Groove-packed release from the Boston Horns!
- 7 NEW recordings

- 5 selections from "East Coast Funk" - 3 of which are featuring the late, great, Funk Guitar pioneer Melvin Sparks

- plus 2 tracks from our very first EP - "It's in your face"

 

Coming Soon:

Old Crow Medicine ShowOld Crow Medicne Show - Carry Me Back CD - Carry Me Back is the band's fourth studio album and features 12 brand new tracks that sonically span the band's career while still pushing them forward in new directions as musicians and songwriters. The album was recorded at the legendary Sound Emporium studios in Nashville (O Brother, Where Art Thou?; REM's Document; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's Raising Sand).

Carry Me Back was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly). Hutt pushed the band in a whole new way that they hadn't been pushed before. "Ted Hutt asked us to really dig deep as artists, as songwriters, to get to the heart of the matter of these songs and, especially, not to settle for anything less than their greatness," recalls Ketch Secor of the band. Secor is also very proud of the result of the band's songwriting efforts on the album, saying "For me, Carry Me Back is all about the songs, how they line up, intertwine, switch partners, and promenade home. Each of these songs was an accident waiting to happen."

Last Week:

Jerry Douglas - TravelerJerry Douglass - Traveler CD - The phrase living legend may be overused, but in the case of the master Dobro guitarist Jerry Douglas, it s also an understatement. In addition to his first-call status as a Nashville recording icon, hes adored by rock musicians like Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, James Taylor, and John Fogerty, all of whom have featured him on tours. Jerry is a 13-time GrammyA(c) winner and the long-time featured soloist with the multi-platinum Alison Krauss and Union Station. And he was an NEA Heritage Foundation grant winner in 2004.

With Traveler, Jerry has finally recorded an album that will even further elevate his already impressive stature from super-sideman to a bona fide front-rank creator of musical Americana. Produced by Russ Titelman (Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Ry Cooder, Little Feat, etc.), and recorded in New Orleans, Nashville, and London, this ambitious collection of vocals and instrumentals enlists a truly awesome cast of characters in support of an epic vision that combines Country/Bluegrass, R&B, and even a ballad with roots in the British Isles (Paul Simons The Boxer performed with Mumford & Sons and the song s composer.) Other highlights include two New Orleans classics--- Something You Got, with vocals and guitar by Eric Clapton; and High Blood Pressure, with vocals by Keb Mo and a gang of the Crescent City s finest including Dr. John.

Upcoming Events:

July 19-22 - All Good Music Festival - Thornville, OH

July 19-22 - Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT

*July 26-29 - FloydFest - Floyd, VA

*Aug 9-11 - The BIG What? - Prospect Hill, NC

Aug 9-11 - Festival of Gnarnia - Beech Mt, NC

Aug 23-26 - Camp Barefoot - Bartow, WV

*Look for the HGMN Booth at these events

Video of the Week:

Boston Horns @ Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA

Thanks for reading! Treat yourself to some good music this week.
Lee Crumpton

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New CD from Jerry Douglas and special guests, new CD reviews for ALO and Chasing Edison plus more news, festival info and video.
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

. New Additions
. Coming Soon
. Upcoming Festivals
. Video of the Week

Latest News & Reviews:
Songs of Water earns top spot for Indie Acoustic Artist 2012

Hoxeyville Festival Adds Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers & More

Chasing Edison CDs review

ALO - Sounds Like This CD review

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Ready to get some more good CDs/DVDs/Ts/Stickers? Click here or call us 800 653 3929.

New Releases:

Jerry Douglas - TravelerJerry Douglass - Traveler CD - The phrase living legend may be overused, but in the case of the master Dobro guitarist Jerry Douglas, it s also an understatement. In addition to his first-call status as a Nashville recording icon, hes adored by rock musicians like Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, James Taylor, and John Fogerty, all of whom have featured him on tours. Jerry is a 13-time GrammyA(c) winner and the long-time featured soloist with the multi-platinum Alison Krauss and Union Station. And he was an NEA Heritage Foundation grant winner in 2004.

With Traveler, Jerry has finally recorded an album that will even further elevate his already impressive stature from super-sideman to a bona fide front-rank creator of musical Americana. Produced by Russ Titelman (Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Ry Cooder, Little Feat, etc.), and recorded in New Orleans, Nashville, and London, this ambitious collection of vocals and instrumentals enlists a truly awesome cast of characters in support of an epic vision that combines Country/Bluegrass, R&B, and even a ballad with roots in the British Isles (Paul Simons The Boxer performed with Mumford & Sons and the song s composer.) Other highlights include two New Orleans classics--- Something You Got, with vocals and guitar by Eric Clapton; and High Blood Pressure, with vocals by Keb Mo and a gang of the Crescent City s finest including Dr. John.

 

Coming Soon:

Keller Williams - Pick CDKeller Williams with the Travelin' McCourys - Pick CD - For the brand new recording Pick, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams teams up with Nashville's beloved bluegrass family The Travelin' McCourys. As revered and successful as each act is in their own right, Pick is a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Recorded at Music City's famed Butcher Shoppe studios, the album's 12 songs - a mix of originals and covers - put a unique twist on Americana music's long storytelling tradition, and the impeccable musicianship displayed on Pick captures all the heart and heartache of the bluegrass genre. But the songs don't stop there. Williams' unconventional songwriting takes on unsuspecting weight when backed by The Travelin' McCourys' emotive tones. Inspired by Keller's fearless creativity, the McCourys' flawless playing gets depth. Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys: It's a perfect, albeit unexpected fit.

Last Week:

Grace Potter CDGrace Potter & the Nocturnals - The Lion The Beast The Beat CD - The Lion The Beast The Beat is Grace Potter & The Nocturnals fourth studio album for Hollywood Records. The musically powerful and conceptually dazzling work was produced by Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Wilco, the Tedeschi Trucks Band s 2012 Grammy winner Revelator) and Potter at Scott s studio PLYRZ in Santa Clarita, CA, with the exception of Loneliest Soul, which was produced by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), written by Auerbach and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and engineered by Collin Dupuis at Easy Eye Sounds in Nashville, TN. David Campbell (Beck, My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne) arranged and conducted the strings on the album. The album was mixed by fellow Vermonter and Grammy award winner Rich Costey (Foo Fighters, TV on the Radio, Bruce Springsteen s Wrecking Ball) and mastered by Grammy award winner Bob Ludwig (David Bowie, Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Foo Fighters). The first single from The Lion The Beast The Beat is Never Go Back, written by Dan Auerbach and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals.

Upcoming Events:

July 5-9 - Gratefulfest - Garretsville, OH

July 19-22 - All Good Music Festival - Thornville, OH

July 19-22 - Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT

Aug 9-11 - The BIG What? - Prospect Hill, NC

Aug 9-12 - Festival of Gnarnia - Beech Mt, NC

Aug 23-26 - Camp Barefoot - Bartow, WV

 

Video of the Week:

Keller Williams & the Travellin' McCoury's - Hobo Song

Thanks for reading! Treat yourself to some good music this week.
Lee Crumpton

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Keller Williams drops some "Bass", Bassnectar's new CD, Strange Arrangement is our featured artist, news & reviews and more.
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

. New Additions
. Coming Soon
. Upcoming Festivals
. Video of the Week

Latest News & Reviews:
Cast Your Vote for the 2011 Studio Album of the Year

Bear Creek 2011 review

Featured Artist: Strange Arrangement

Passafire - Start From Scratch CD review

COPE - See CD review

Songs of Water - The Sea Has Spoken CD

FloydFest 2012 Initial Line-Up

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Ready to get some more good CDs/DVDs/Ts/Stickers? Click here or call us 800 653 3929.

New Releases:

Keller Williams - Bass CDKeller Williams - Bass CD - "Bass" is Keller's 17th album and the first on which he only plays bass. Comprised of 11 tracks, 9 originals and 2 covers, "Bass" documents Keller's exploration of creamy bass lines and groovy rocksteady beats mixed with his own unique style and vision.

And now a word from Keller:
Greetings Music Lovers. Thank you for partaking in yet another one of my self-indulgent musical journeys. In my never ending quest to do something different, I present you my first release containing no guitar. Not a single guitar was used in the making of this record. To me, that's different. And that's what I'm going for.

This record has no looping. This is a document of songs and the overall, open air, spacious vibe created by this trio we call Kdubalicious. I am honored to be joined by musical genius Jay Starling on keys, and the one-drop master Mark D on drums. The record was recorded, mixed and co-produced by recording god Jeff Covert at Wally Cleavers in Fredericksburg, Virginia during the summer of 2011.
Free the bass, and your mind will follow. ~ Keller

Bassnectar - Divergent Spectrum CDBassnectar - Divergent Spectrum CD - The massive new album featuring Upside Down, and remixes/collaborations with Gogol Bordello, ill.Gates, Ellie Goulding, Jantsen and more.

 

 


Coming Soon:

The Ragbirds - Travellin' Machine CDThe Ragbirds - Travellin' Machine CD - After a highly successful 2011 The Ragbirds are kicking off a new year with the release of their 4th studio effort. In this exciting mew album the band has seamlessly blended a wide palette of musical genres into a fresh and cohesive 10-track package that is full of life and energy. It's rare to stumble upon a band that brings as much joy and creative flare to their music as the Ragbirds. Led by the energetic front woman, Erin Zindle, the band tastefully unites multi-cultural rhythms with a roots rock flavor that is as captivating and flirty, as it is smart. A bright and diverse addition to any music collection, the album provides charming, danceable songs that can be enjoyed by listeners of all ages.

Last Week:

Home Grown 10 CDHome Grown 10 CD - The highly anticipated Home Grown Vol 10 compilation is possibly the best one yet. HG10 presents 16 outstanding bands, over 78 minutes of awe-inspiring music, including 2 previously unreleased tracks by BIG Something and Dark Water Rising! It is an exciting, exclusive collection of some of the finest bands the Home Grown Music Network has to offer. Featuring Zach Deputy, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, The Heavy Pets, Big Daddy Love, Moksha, Lizzy Ross Band, Dangermuffin, Turbine, Dub Is A Weapon and many more! You can also get it FREE when you order $50 or more! Stream it here.

Phish 97 box setPhish - Hampton/Winston Salem '97 (7 CDs) - The Hampton/Winston-Salem 97(11/21-23) shows featured Phish at a peak of execution and flow. Throughout the shows, Phish seized most every opportunity to lift and expand. Paul Languedoc's stereo mix, mastered by Fred Kevorkian, funnels the energy of these special shows nearly 15 years later. Hampton/Winston-Salem 97 contains all the music played over these 3 shows for a total of 45 songs - over 8 hours of music - including never-before-heard material from soundchecks at both venues. The 7-CD box set, a must-own collection for any Phish fan.

Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 4 (2 CDs)Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 4 (2 CDs) - 'Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Volume 4,' a 2-disc live benefit concert featuring Gov't Mule, Bob Weir & Friends, John Hiatt & The Goners, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, moe and more will be released December 6 via Evil Teen. 'The Benefit Volume 4' was recorded at the 14th annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC on December 21, 2002. Proceeds from the album will Benefit the Ashville Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

'The Benefit Volume 4' features over 2.5 hours of scorching blues, roots and rock including Bob Weir & Friends versions of classic Grateful Dead songs including "Truckin", Gov't Mule favorites "Sco-Mule" and "Worried Down with the Blues" and a mind-bending slide guitar/pedal steel duel between Warren and Robert Randolph set to "Shake Your Hips."

Allman Brothers Band - S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71 (2 CDs)Allman Brothers Band - S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71 (2 CDs) - Never officially released before, this electrifying 9/19/71 concert features the searing slide and soul-stirring leads of Duane Allman, who died in a motorcycle crash six weeks later. This is the sound of one of America's most exciting rock bands on the rise, fusing rock, jazz, blues and country together and improvising brilliantly on Statesboro Blues; Trouble No More; One Way Out; Blue Sky; Stormy Monday; You Don't Love Me; Dreams , and more!

Upcoming Events:

*Dec 29 - Jan 2 - Bond-Fire Arts & Music Festival - Groveland, FL

*Look for the Home Grown Music's BIG Music Tent at this event!

Video of the Week:

Strange Arrangement performing "Steamroller"

Thanks for reading! Treat yourself to some good music this week.
Lee Crumpton

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New live Phish, Allman Brothers and Christmas Jam CDs, plus our very own Home Grown 10 compilation CD!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

. New Additions
. Coming Soon
. Upcoming Festivals
. Video of the Week

Latest News & Reviews:
Cast Your Vote for the 2011 Studio Album of the Year

Atlanta's Holiday Hootenanny

The Heavy Pets - Swim Out Past the Sun review

The New Mastersounds - Breaks from the Border review

Big Daddy Love - Let It Grow review

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The Bond-Fire Music Festival

New Releases:

Home Grown 10 CDHome Grown 10 CD - The highly anticipated Home Grown Vol 10 compilation is possibly the best one yet. HG10 presents 16 outstanding bands, over 78 minutes of awe-inspiring music, including 2 previously unreleased tracks by BIG Something and Dark Water Rising! It is an exciting, exclusive collection of some of the finest bands the Home Grown Music Network has to offer. Featuring Zach Deputy, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, The Heavy Pets, Big Daddy Love, Moksha, Lizzy Ross Band, Dangermuffin, Turbine, Dub Is A Weapon and many more! You can also get it FREE when you order $50 or more! Stream it here.

Phish 97 box setPhish - Hampton/Winston Salem '97 (7 CDs) - The Hampton/Winston-Salem 97(11/21-23) shows featured Phish at a peak of execution and flow. Throughout the shows, Phish seized most every opportunity to lift and expand. Paul Languedoc's stereo mix, mastered by Fred Kevorkian, funnels the energy of these special shows nearly 15 years later. Hampton/Winston-Salem 97 contains all the music played over these 3 shows for a total of 45 songs - over 8 hours of music - including never-before-heard material from soundchecks at both venues. The 7-CD box set, a must-own collection for any Phish fan.

Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 4 (2 CDs)Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 4 (2 CDs) - 'Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Volume 4,' a 2-disc live benefit concert featuring Gov't Mule, Bob Weir & Friends, John Hiatt & The Goners, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, moe and more will be released December 6 via Evil Teen. 'The Benefit Volume 4' was recorded at the 14th annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC on December 21, 2002. Proceeds from the album will Benefit the Ashville Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

'The Benefit Volume 4' features over 2.5 hours of scorching blues, roots and rock including Bob Weir & Friends versions of classic Grateful Dead songs including "Truckin", Gov't Mule favorites "Sco-Mule" and "Worried Down with the Blues" and a mind-bending slide guitar/pedal steel duel between Warren and Robert Randolph set to "Shake Your Hips."

Allman Brothers Band - S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71 (2 CDs)Allman Brothers Band - S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71 (2 CDs) - Never officially released before, this electrifying 9/19/71 concert features the searing slide and soul-stirring leads of Duane Allman, who died in a motorcycle crash six weeks later. This is the sound of one of America's most exciting rock bands on the rise, fusing rock, jazz, blues and country together and improvising brilliantly on Statesboro Blues; Trouble No More; One Way Out; Blue Sky; Stormy Monday; You Don't Love Me; Dreams , and more!

Coming Soon:

The Ragbirds - Travellin' Machine CDThe Ragbirds - Travellin' Machine CD - After a highly successful 2011 The Ragbirds are kicking off a new year with the release of their 4th studio effort. In this exciting mew album the band has seamlessly blended a wide palette of musical genres into a fresh and cohesive 10-track package that is full of life and energy. It's rare to stumble upon a band that brings as much joy and creative flare to their music as the Ragbirds. Led by the energetic front woman, Erin Zindle, the band tastefully unites multi-cultural rhythms with a roots rock flavor that is as captivating and flirty, as it is smart. A bright and diverse addition to any music collection, the album provides charming, danceable songs that can be enjoyed by listeners of all ages.

Keller Williams - Bass CDKeller Williams - Bass CD - "Bass" is Keller's 17th album and the first on which he only plays bass. Comprised of 11 tracks, 9 originals and 2 covers, "Bass" documents Keller's exploration of creamy bass lines and groovy rocksteady beats mixed with his own unique style and vision.

And now a word from Keller:
Greetings Music Lovers. Thank you for partaking in yet another one of my self-indulgent musical journeys. In my never ending quest to do something different, I present you my first release containing no guitar. Not a single guitar was used in the making of this record. To me, that's different. And that's what I'm going for.

This record has no looping. This is a document of songs and the overall, open air, spacious vibe created by this trio we call Kdubalicious. I am honored to be joined by musical genius Jay Starling on keys, and the one-drop master Mark D on drums. The record was recorded, mixed and co-produced by recording god Jeff Covert at Wally Cleavers in Fredericksburg, Virginia during the summer of 2011.
Free the bass, and your mind will follow. ~ Keller

Bassnectar - Divergent Spectrum CDBassnectar - Divergent Spectrum CD - The massive new album featuring Upside Down, and remixes/collaborations with Gogol Bordello, ill.Gates, Ellie Goulding, Jantsen and more.

 

 

 

Last Week:

Cornmeal - Live in Chicago Vol 2Cornmeal - Live in Chicago Vol 2 CD - "Released in March 2010, Cornmeal's 'Live in Chicago, IL Vol. 1' showcased many of the band's highlights during their 2009 winter run at Martyrs'. The album, dedicated to an ever-growing legion of devoted fans, displayed the efforts of a band in its prime - fully committed and full of fire. 'Live in Chicago, IL Vol. 2' is the continuation of those efforts, and gives us another glimpse of Cornmeal's relentless approach to live performance and the contemporary interpretation of roots music. Featuring more of the smoking hot picking, intricate yet explosive improvised jams, and constantly evolving sound that has come to define this unique group, 'Vol. 2' is not just for Cornmeal fans, but for anyone with an ear for passionate performance and honest musicianship." -Herschel Concepcion

Upcoming Events:

Dec 29 - Jan 2 - Bond-Fire Arts & Music Festival - Groveland, FL

Look for the Home Grown Music's BIG Music Tent at this event!

Video of the Week:

Every year our good friends The Motet put on a musical costume for Halloween. This year's theme was "Funk Is Dead" (funky Grateful Dead covers). Check out Shakedown Street now - and there's more where that came from!

Thanks for reading! Treat yourself to some good music this week.
Lee Crumpton

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All Good Music Festival, July 14-17, 2011

The 15th annual All Good music festival once again showed us just what it means to be ALL GOOD. Being “All Good” not only signifies the feelings you get when attending but I believe it also represents the artist performing throughout the weekend. The festival lineup was stellar to say the least with acts like Primus, Further, STS9, Pretty Lights, and Yonder Mtn. String Band to name a few.
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My Five Favorite Sets - All Good Music Festival - Masontown, WV - July 14-17, 2011

My Five Favorite Sets - All Good Music Festival – Masontown, WV – July 14-17, 2011
The list of bands at most festivals usually includes a chunk of bands you’ve probably not heard of, and these lists likely include a chunk of filler you just aren’t going to entirely enjoy once they crank up. All Good Music Festival simply doesn’t operate that way.

Even the bands you've not heard of are likely going to make your ears and body dance just as much as the heavyweights on the bill. This makes things difficult when sitting down to write an alliteratively titled My Five Favorite Sets piece, because I cannot just look at the heavyweights like Furthur, Primus, STS9, Umphrey's McGee, Warren Haynes, and so forth. I actually have to weigh every option, and (this is a good thing) almost everyone ends up on the final scale.

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