New Riders of the Purple Sage

Dark Star Jubilee 2014 - Photos & Review

Check out the great photos and review from Robbi Cohn

Dark Star Jubilee’s inaugural event was three years ago. The first year brought torrential rains and the stage sank. Last year an arctic front blew through and temperatures hovered in the 30’s and 40’s. They say the third is charmed and this was certainly the case this year: warm but not hot, big puffy clouds, but no rain. We were truly blessed as we met at the jubilee.

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New CDs from Stevie Ray Vaughn and New Riders of the Purple Sage, get your Umphrey's McGee pre-orders in - it hits next week, plus news & reviews from the scene and a link for a free JGB full concert video from 1976!

In this issue:

New Additions
Coming Soon
Upcoming Events
Video of the Week

 

Home Grown Music Network Radio

LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS

HGMN Welcomes Asheville Music Hall

7th Annual Meeting of the Minds Festival

California Roots Carolina Sessions lineup announced

BIG Daddy Something - Raleigh show review

The Royal Noise & The Morning After show review

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

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New Additions:

Stevie Ray Vaughn - The Fire Meets The Fury CD - Stevie Ray Vaughan's battle with drink and drug addiction during the mid-eighties was well documented, thus his triumphant return with fourth studio album In Step in June 1989 was met with much relief and huge enthusiasm by fans and critics alike. His return was of course to be cut tragically short however, when the horrific helicopter crash that ended his life took place little more than a year later. With comparisons to fret-board geniuses such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton regularly made, the body of work Stevie Ray left behind confirms his status as one of the most skilled and creative guitarists of all time . Taken from the final two nights of 'The Fire Meets The Fury Tour', during which Vaughan was paired with British guitar legend Jeff Beck for a 28 date run, and as part of his wider 'In Step Tour' arranged to promote what was to be the maestro's final solo studio record, both sets offer a widely diverse song selection that span the entirety of Vaughan's recording career. With Stevie sadly passing on just eight months after these two gigs, they remain amongst the last recorded performances given by this guitar virtuoso, and accordingly, provide an historic document as well as a hugely enjoyable listening experience for the man's millions of fans still flying the flag for the finest rock guitarist to emerge in the final quarter of the twentieth century.

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Radio Mixes & Live Bonus CD - Featuring original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage along with Michael Falzarano Ronnie Penque and Johnny Markowski The New Riders of the Purple Sage RADIO MIXES & LIVE BONUS. This legendary band's renaissance began seven years ago and continues today with over 100 shows annually to audiences throughout the United States and Canada. The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records. The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Radio Mixes and Bonus CD, features edited versions of Where I Come From, Barracuda Moon and Higher along with live NRPS unreleased Jams in only the way NRPS can bend a tune, Pour House Jelly & Let It Go, featuring Professor Louie on the Hammond Organ joining NRPS. Other classic NRPS Jams, Peggy O, Truck and Driving Man This CD features songs written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. The CD's art work was created by famed San Francisco artist Stanley Mouse. The New Riders of the Purple Sage: Radio Mixes & Live Bonus is psychedelic Americana at its' finest.

 

Coming Soon:

Umphrey's McGee - Similar Skin CD / LP - Similar Skin features 11 new songs; some part of their vast live repertoire that have been recorded here for the first time. While Umphrey's calling card for years has been their grand live events, the band's focus in the studio has continued to evolve and break new ground with each album. The culmination of past recording experiences has brought them to Similar Skin. Following the overall success of 2009's Mantis and 2011's Death By Stereo, the band decided to forgo some of the dense productions of the past and create a work that includes more concise tracks filled with addictive melodies and memorable choruses. Fans need not worry though, there is plenty of signature Umphrey's throughout the entire album. Diversity is a trademark of Umphrey's McGee and it is well represented on Similar Skin. There are few bands that could have so many stylistic touchstones on the same album while blending them seamlessly and brilliantly. From the intricate prog-infused ('The Linear', 'Bridgeless') to the pop-influenced ('No Diablo', 'Hourglass') to thick heavy guitars tracks ('Little Gift', 'Hindsight') and epic rock crescendos ('Cut The Cable', 'Loose Ends'), Similar Skin represents a band that continues to push forward in its 16th year.

We expect to get "More Skin" bonus CDs to ship with your UM orders!

Last Week:

moe. - No Guts No Glory CD - Over a journey spanning nearly a quarter-century, moe. has let their knack for dynamic, democratic improvisation influence nearly every facet of the band's existence. In concert, they stretch the boundaries of their source material into intricate, set-long suites where distinct songs seamlessly segue into one another in exhilarating fashion.

Behind the scenes, moe. continues to evolve to test their musicianship and songwriting while growing as an ensemble by applying the same resourcefulness and willingness to take risks to their studio recordings. Their new album, fittingly titled No Guts, No Glory and available May 27, 2014 on Sugar Hill Records, finds moe. at their most inventive, infectious, and resilient.

Peter Tosh - Live at My Father's Place 1978 CD - Peter Tosh was a founding member of The Wailers with Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley. The Wailers disbanded in 1974, and Peter signed to CBS Records and released his classic solo debut, Legalize It in 1976.

The Rolling Stones were smitten with Jamaica and Regaae, and signed Peter up to record for their label. His album Bush Doctor was soon released and shortly after, he went on tour as an opener for The Stones.
The music on this CD was culled from two performances at My Father's Place in Roslyn, NY on the 4th of July 1978, a rare night when he wasn't opening for The Stones.

Upcoming Events:

June 5-8 Wakarusa - Ozark, AR

June 6-8 Mountain Music Festival - Oak Hill, WV

June 19-22 Family Roots Fest - Glouster, OH

June 19-22 The Mad Tea Party Jam - Hedgesville, WV

*June 26-28 The BIG What? - Mebane, NC

July 3-6 High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA

*Look for the Home Grown Music booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Jerry Garcia Band 4/2/76 Capitol Theater full show!

Thanks for reading, get out, feel some music, get down and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton






  

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New releases from MOE. & Peter Tosh and upcoming releases from NRPS, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Umphrey's McGee!
May 27, 2014 Greetings,

In this issue:

New Additions
Coming Soon
Upcoming Events
Video of the Week

 

Home Grown Music Network Radio

LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS

4th Annual Sol Slam Festival announced

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

Serving great music since 1995!

Wanee

New Additions:

moe. - No Guts No Glory CD - Over a journey spanning nearly a quarter-century, moe. has let their knack for dynamic, democratic improvisation influence nearly every facet of the band's existence. In concert, they stretch the boundaries of their source material into intricate, set-long suites where distinct songs seamlessly segue into one another in exhilarating fashion.

Behind the scenes, moe. continues to evolve to test their musicianship and songwriting while growing as an ensemble by applying the same resourcefulness and willingness to take risks to their studio recordings. Their new album, fittingly titled No Guts, No Glory and available May 27, 2014 on Sugar Hill Records, finds moe. at their most inventive, infectious, and resilient.

Peter Tosh - Live at My Father's Place 1978 CD - Peter Tosh was a founding member of The Wailers with Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley. The Wailers disbanded in 1974, and Peter signed to CBS Records and released his classic solo debut, Legalize It in 1976.

The Rolling Stones were smitten with Jamaica and Regaae, and signed Peter up to record for their label. His album Bush Doctor was soon released and shortly after, he went on tour as an opener for The Stones.
The music on this CD was culled from two performances at My Father's Place in Roslyn, NY on the 4th of July 1978, a rare night when he wasn't opening for The Stones.


 

Coming Soon:

Stevie Ray Vaughn - The Fire Meets The Fury CD - Stevie Ray Vaughan's battle with drink and drug addiction during the mid-eighties was well documented, thus his triumphant return with fourth studio album In Step in June 1989 was met with much relief and huge enthusiasm by fans and critics alike. His return was of course to be cut tragically short however, when the horrific helicopter crash that ended his life took place little more than a year later. With comparisons to fret-board geniuses such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton regularly made, the body of work Stevie Ray left behind confirms his status as one of the most skilled and creative guitarists of all time . Taken from the final two nights of 'The Fire Meets The Fury Tour', during which Vaughan was paired with British guitar legend Jeff Beck for a 28 date run, and as part of his wider 'In Step Tour' arranged to promote what was to be the maestro's final solo studio record, both sets offer a widely diverse song selection that span the entirety of Vaughan's recording career. With Stevie sadly passing on just eight months after these two gigs, they remain amongst the last recorded performances given by this guitar virtuoso, and accordingly, provide an historic document as well as a hugely enjoyable listening experience for the man's millions of fans still flying the flag for the finest rock guitarist to emerge in the final quarter of the twentieth century.

Umphrey's McGee - Similar Skin CD / LP - Similar Skin features 11 new songs; some part of their vast live repertoire that have been recorded here for the first time. While Umphrey's calling card for years has been their grand live events, the band's focus in the studio has continued to evolve and break new ground with each album. The culmination of past recording experiences has brought them to Similar Skin. Following the overall success of 2009's Mantis and 2011's Death By Stereo, the band decided to forgo some of the dense productions of the past and create a work that includes more concise tracks filled with addictive melodies and memorable choruses. Fans need not worry though, there is plenty of signature Umphrey's throughout the entire album. Diversity is a trademark of Umphrey's McGee and it is well represented on Similar Skin. There are few bands that could have so many stylistic touchstones on the same album while blending them seamlessly and brilliantly. From the intricate prog-infused ('The Linear', 'Bridgeless') to the pop-influenced ('No Diablo', 'Hourglass') to thick heavy guitars tracks ('Little Gift', 'Hindsight') and epic rock crescendos ('Cut The Cable', 'Loose Ends'), Similar Skin represents a band that continues to push forward in its 16th year.

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Radio Mixes & Live Bonus CD - Featuring original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage along with Michael Falzarano Ronnie Penque and Johnny Markowski The New Riders of the Purple Sage RADIO MIXES & LIVE BONUS. This legendary band's renaissance began seven years ago and continues today with over 100 shows annually to audiences throughout the United States and Canada. The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records. The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Radio Mixes and Bonus CD, features edited versions of Where I Come From, Barracuda Moon and Higher along with live NRPS unreleased Jams in only the way NRPS can bend a tune, Pour House Jelly & Let It Go, featuring Professor Louie on the Hammond Organ joining NRPS. Other classic NRPS Jams, Peggy O, Truck and Driving Man This CD features songs written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. The CD's art work was created by famed San Francisco artist Stanley Mouse. The New Riders of the Purple Sage: Radio Mixes & Live Bonus is psychedelic Americana at its' finest.

Last Week:

Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive CD - Acoustic rock maestros Rodrigo y Gabriela's new studio album is titled 9 Dead Alive and it is the band's first record of new material in five years. It was recorded and produced by Rod and Gab at their studio in Ixtapa, Mexico. Mixing was handled by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Adele, Metallica, Lana Del Rey) in Los Angeles.

9 Dead Alive sees Rodrigo y Gabriela playing face to face, guitar versus guitar, bursting with melodic energy and rhythmic invention. Recorded at their Pacific Coast hideaway in late summer, the album captures the warmth and spontaneity of two great musicians locked in together; perfectly distilled into nine new songs teeming with desire, elegance and gusto.

Upcoming Events:

May 30-31 Blackstock Music Festival - Blackstock, SC

June 5-8 Wakarusa - Ozark, AR

June 6-8 Mountain Music Festival - Oak Hill, WV

June 19-22 Family Roots Fest - Glouster, OH

June 19-22 The Mad Tea Party Jam - Hedgesville, WV

*June 26-28 The BIG What? - Mebane, NC

July 3-6 High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA

*Look for the Home Grown Music booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

BIG Something covers "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic

Thanks for reading, get out, feel some music, get down and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton






  

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New CD from Rodrigo y Gabriella and a look at next weeks new releases from moe. and Peter Tosh plus festival listings and more!
May 20, 2014  

In this issue:

New Additions
Coming Soon
Upcoming Events
Video of the Week

 

Home Grown Music Network Radio

LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS

The Heritage - Systematically CD review

California Roots Festival - NC

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

Serving great music since 1995!

Wanee

New Additions:

Rodrigo y Gabriela - 9 Dead Alive CD - Acoustic rock maestros Rodrigo y Gabriela's new studio album is titled 9 Dead Alive and it is the band's first record of new material in five years. It was recorded and produced by Rod and Gab at their studio in Ixtapa, Mexico. Mixing was handled by Andrew Scheps (Black Sabbath, Adele, Metallica, Lana Del Rey) in Los Angeles.

9 Dead Alive sees Rodrigo y Gabriela playing face to face, guitar versus guitar, bursting with melodic energy and rhythmic invention. Recorded at their Pacific Coast hideaway in late summer, the album captures the warmth and spontaneity of two great musicians locked in together; perfectly distilled into nine new songs teeming with desire, elegance and gusto.
 

Coming Soon:

moe. - No Guts No Glory CD - Over a journey spanning nearly a quarter-century, moe. has let their knack for dynamic, democratic improvisation influence nearly every facet of the band's existence. In concert, they stretch the boundaries of their source material into intricate, set-long suites where distinct songs seamlessly segue into one another in exhilarating fashion.

Behind the scenes, moe. continues to evolve to test their musicianship and songwriting while growing as an ensemble by applying the same resourcefulness and willingness to take risks to their studio recordings. Their new album, fittingly titled No Guts, No Glory and available May 27, 2014 on Sugar Hill Records, finds moe. at their most inventive, infectious, and resilient.

Peter Tosh - Live at My Father's Place 1978 CD - Peter Tosh was a founding member of The Wailers with Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley. The Wailers disbanded in 1974, and Peter signed to CBS Records and released his classic solo debut, Legalize It in 1976.

The Rolling Stones were smitten with Jamaica and Regaae, and signed Peter up to record for their label. His album Bush Doctor was soon released and shortly after, he went on tour as an opener for The Stones.
The music on this CD was culled from two performances at My Father's Place in Roslyn, NY on the 4th of July 1978, a rare night when he wasn't opening for The Stones.

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Radio Mixes & Live Bonus CD - Featuring original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage along with Michael Falzarano Ronnie Penque and Johnny Markowski The New Riders of the Purple Sage RADIO MIXES & LIVE BONUS. This legendary band's renaissance began seven years ago and continues today with over 100 shows annually to audiences throughout the United States and Canada. The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records. The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Radio Mixes and Bonus CD, features edited versions of Where I Come From, Barracuda Moon and Higher along with live NRPS unreleased Jams in only the way NRPS can bend a tune, Pour House Jelly & Let It Go, featuring Professor Louie on the Hammond Organ joining NRPS. Other classic NRPS Jams, Peggy O, Truck and Driving Man This CD features songs written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. The CD's art work was created by famed San Francisco artist Stanley Mouse. The New Riders of the Purple Sage: Radio Mixes & Live Bonus is psychedelic Americana at its' finest.

Last Week:

The Black Keys - Turn Blue CD / LP - Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:
A: Suffocation
B: Sadness
C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi
E: All of the above


Moreover, Carney comments, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make arecord—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songsbreathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

Widespread Panic - Oak Mountain 2001 - Night 3 (3CD) - Widespread Panic and their fans held an annual gathering south of Birmingham, AL in a town called Pelham, the home of Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. Setting the WP record for consecutive years played at the same venue at 13, Oak Mountain conjures up musical memories that represent a true cross section of the Widespread Panic timeline. The final performance of the epic three night run, this show again combines seamless playing with incredible intent...exploring Widespread Panic originals such as Pilgrims and Diner while also delving into the timeless music of Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix.

The Royal Noise - This is the Funky Part CD - The Royal Noise's third and most captivating album to date sees a further evolution in this quartet's sounds and sensibilities - delivering deep dancey beats, hypnotic melodies, extended jams and swirling interplay, this Philadelphia-based foursome has settled confidently into a late night funk drenched ethos, touching on elements of artists such as Prince, Parliament Funkadelic, The Motet and Umphrey's McGee.

“This Is The Funky Part continues to illuminate why this Philadelphia band is a part of many conversations critics are having about prestigious young artists… pure mothership connection funk” – Kevin Tshiamala, Home Grown Music Network

“The Royal Noise resuscitates the ghost of funk with their ambitious third record. This Is The Funky Part serves up a splendid mix of rhythmic jazz and beguiling rock and roll licks, with twists of ambiance throughout, imploring listeners to dance their asses off” – Chris Pendergast, Encore Magazine

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Glendale Train CD - This show from which this broadcast was transmitted was performed just two months after the release of their debut album. The New Riders were playing to an ideal audience as the gig was as support to the Dead. The fact that Jerry Garcia was there onstage, seated behind his pedal steel guitar, made extra sure the New Riders had everyone's rapt attention. In addition to a selection of Dave Torbert's finest original compositions, there was a hand-picked selection of cover versions that acknowledged the influence of the Riders' peers: Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Band. Closing a superb show is a fine reworking of Johnny Otis' perennial R'n'B classic Willie and the Hand Jive. By the following year, Jerry Garcia had left the band to concentrate his activities in the Grateful Dead. The New Rider's 'golden period' was undoubtedly in the early 1970's and their fourth album, 1973's The Adventures of Panama Red was a career highlight, reaching no.55 on the Billboard charts. They went on to release more than 20 albums, and continued to record and perform - in various line-up configurations - into the new millennium.

The Grant Farm - Plowin' Time CD / LP - Grant Farm from Boulder, CO releases Plowin' Time - a twelve song collection of original music that represents the fruition of their group efforts as a band over the past year. All four members contributed music and lyrics, and their collaborative efforts have yielded a dynamic program that sounds as fresh and exciting as it does familiar and nostalgic.

The twelve songs on Plowin' Time range from fast-tempo Bluegrass-meets-Bakersfield style to Reggae to Rock to Blue-Eyed Funk reminiscent of JJ Cale and the Tulsa Rhythm Section. And of course, in classic Grant Farm style, there are a couple Cris-co numbers on the program. On Plowin' Time, the band has really hit their stride and laid down a dazzling display of musicianship while honing their recognizable, signature "Roots, Rock and Cris-co" sound.

The Heritage - Systematically CD - Systematically is the freshman release for the North Carolina funk outfit, The Heritage. This 7 track album includes many of the bands influential genres including folk, rock, reggae and FUNK! Recorded at Fideletorium, Systematically takes you through the starting year of the band and includes originals from Andrew Lazare as well as the first full band compositions. This is our introduction to music fans worldwide and we hope you enjoy what you hear!

Upcoming Events:

May 22-25 DelFest - Cumberland, MD

May 23-26 Strangecreek Campout - Greenfield, MA

May 23-26 Summer Camp Music Festival - Chilocothe, IL

May 30-31 Blackstock Music Festival - Blackstock, SC

June 5-8 Wakarusa - Ozark, AR

June 6-8 Mountain Music Festival - Oak Hill, WV

June 19-22 Family Roots Fest - Glouster, OH

June 19-22 The Mad Tea Party Jam - Hedgesville, WV

*June 26-28 The BIG What? - Mebane, NC

July 3-6 High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA

*Look for the Home Grown Music booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Umphrey's McGee - Cut the Cable (studio)

Thanks for reading, get out, feel some music, get down and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton






  

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New releases from The Black Keys, Widespread Panic, The Royal Noise, The Heritage, New Riders of the Purple Sage, The Grant Farm & more!

In this issue:

New Additions
Coming Soon
Upcoming Events
Video of the Week

 

Home Grown Music Network Radio

LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS

The Royal Noise - This is the Funky Part CD review

HGMN Welcomes The Heritage

Electric Soul Pandemic - Raleigh 5/3/14 review

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

Serving great music since 1995!

Wanee

New Additions:

The Black Keys - Turn Blue CD / LP - Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:
A: Suffocation
B: Sadness
C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi
E: All of the above
Moreover, Carney comments, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make arecord—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songsbreathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

Widespread Panic - Oak Mountain 2001 - Night 3 (3CD) - Widespread Panic and their fans held an annual gathering south of Birmingham, AL in a town called Pelham, the home of Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. Setting the WP record for consecutive years played at the same venue at 13, Oak Mountain conjures up musical memories that represent a true cross section of the Widespread Panic timeline. The final performance of the epic three night run, this show again combines seamless playing with incredible intent...exploring Widespread Panic originals such as Pilgrims and Diner while also delving into the timeless music of Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix.

The Royal Noise - This is the Funky Part CD - The Royal Noise's third and most captivating album to date sees a further evolution in this quartet's sounds and sensibilities - delivering deep dancey beats, hypnotic melodies, extended jams and swirling interplay, this Philadelphia-based foursome has settled confidently into a late night funk drenched ethos, touching on elements of artists such as Prince, Parliament Funkadelic, The Motet and Umphrey's McGee.

“This Is The Funky Part continues to illuminate why this Philadelphia band is a part of many conversations critics are having about prestigious young artists… pure mothership connection funk” – Kevin Tshiamala, Home Grown Music Network

“The Royal Noise resuscitates the ghost of funk with their ambitious third record. This Is The Funky Part serves up a splendid mix of rhythmic jazz and beguiling rock and roll licks, with twists of ambiance throughout, imploring listeners to dance their asses off” – Chris Pendergast, Encore Magazine

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Glendale Train CD - This show from which this broadcast was transmitted was performed just two months after the release of their debut album. The New Riders were playing to an ideal audience as the gig was as support to the Dead. The fact that Jerry Garcia was there onstage, seated behind his pedal steel guitar, made extra sure the New Riders had everyone's rapt attention. In addition to a selection of Dave Torbert's finest original compositions, there was a hand-picked selection of cover versions that acknowledged the influence of the Riders' peers: Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Band. Closing a superb show is a fine reworking of Johnny Otis' perennial R'n'B classic Willie and the Hand Jive. By the following year, Jerry Garcia had left the band to concentrate his activities in the Grateful Dead. The New Rider's 'golden period' was undoubtedly in the early 1970's and their fourth album, 1973's The Adventures of Panama Red was a career highlight, reaching no.55 on the Billboard charts. They went on to release more than 20 albums, and continued to record and perform - in various line-up configurations - into the new millennium.

The Grant Farm - Plowin' Time CD / LP - Grant Farm from Boulder, CO releases Plowin' Time - a twelve song collection of original music that represents the fruition of their group efforts as a band over the past year. All four members contributed music and lyrics, and their collaborative efforts have yielded a dynamic program that sounds as fresh and exciting as it does familiar and nostalgic.

The twelve songs on Plowin' Time range from fast-tempo Bluegrass-meets-Bakersfield style to Reggae to Rock to Blue-Eyed Funk reminiscent of JJ Cale and the Tulsa Rhythm Section. And of course, in classic Grant Farm style, there are a couple Cris-co numbers on the program. On Plowin' Time, the band has really hit their stride and laid down a dazzling display of musicianship while honing their recognizable, signature "Roots, Rock and Cris-co" sound.

The Heritage - Systematically CD - Systematically is the freshman release for the North Carolina funk outfit, The Heritage. This 7 track album includes many of the bands influential genres including folk, rock, reggae and FUNK! Recorded at Fideletorium, Systematically takes you through the starting year of the band and includes originals from Andrew Lazare as well as the first full band compositions. This is our introduction to music fans worldwide and we hope you enjoy what you hear!
 

Coming Soon:

moe. - No Guts No Glory CD - Over a journey spanning nearly a quarter-century, moe. has let their knack for dynamic, democratic improvisation influence nearly every facet of the band's existence. In concert, they stretch the boundaries of their source material into intricate, set-long suites where distinct songs seamlessly segue into one another in exhilarating fashion.

Behind the scenes, moe. continues to evolve to test their musicianship and songwriting while growing as an ensemble by applying the same resourcefulness and willingness to take risks to their studio recordings. Their new album, fittingly titled No Guts, No Glory and available May 27, 2014 on Sugar Hill Records, finds moe. at their most inventive, infectious, and resilient.

Peter Tosh - Live at My Father's Place 1978 CD - Peter Tosh was a founding member of The Wailers with Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley. The Wailers disbanded in 1974, and Peter signed to CBS Records and released his classic solo debut, Legalize It in 1976.

The Rolling Stones were smitten with Jamaica and Regaae, and signed Peter up to record for their label. His album Bush Doctor was soon released and shortly after, he went on tour as an opener for The Stones.
The music on this CD was culled from two performances at My Father's Place in Roslyn, NY on the 4th of July 1978, a rare night when he wasn't opening for The Stones.

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Radio Mixes & Live Bonus CD - Featuring original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage along with Michael Falzarano Ronnie Penque and Johnny Markowski The New Riders of the Purple Sage RADIO MIXES & LIVE BONUS. This legendary band's renaissance began seven years ago and continues today with over 100 shows annually to audiences throughout the United States and Canada. The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records. The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Radio Mixes and Bonus CD, features edited versions of Where I Come From, Barracuda Moon and Higher along with live NRPS unreleased Jams in only the way NRPS can bend a tune, Pour House Jelly & Let It Go, featuring Professor Louie on the Hammond Organ joining NRPS. Other classic NRPS Jams, Peggy O, Truck and Driving Man This CD features songs written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. The CD's art work was created by famed San Francisco artist Stanley Mouse. The New Riders of the Purple Sage: Radio Mixes & Live Bonus is psychedelic Americana at its' finest.

Last Week:

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Phosphorescent Harvest CD / LP - PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST is a treasure trove of 10 songs--including several the band road-tested over the last few years--that advances the band's kaleidoscopic sound, which is deeply soulful, rootsy and spacey all at once. There's strong songcraft here, with a free-flowing delivery; it is music that is in no hurry to reach its destination but firmly knows where it is going. From the beginning, the CRB set out to do something different from what they had done before, creating their own scene with a musical prowess, cohesive songwriting and a unified commitment to experimentation, both in the studio and on the road (they've performed over 230 shows since forming in 2011).

"The best perspective I have on what's going on in my life--good and bad--is what comes out in the songs," says Chris Robinson. "As you move on in time, you get older, you have relationships. Some of them are good, some fail. Friends. Drugs. Life. Death. People come, people go. Songwriting is a completely different emotional response to your life and to what it means, to in some poetic nature, put it out there."

PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST follows the release of the companion albums Big Moon Ritual (June 2012) and The Magic Door (September 2012) plus last year's live quadruple vinyl Betty's S.F. Blends, Vol 1. The group continues to record with producer Thom Monahan, and Robinson wrote all of the songs with Casal, save for two that are Robinson solo compositions ("Tornado," "Jump The Turnstiles").

String Cheese Incident - Song in My Head CD / LP - “The coolest part of this album is that, in the end, it really sounds like us, maybe more so than any of the other albums that we’ve done.” – Bill Nershi, The String Cheese Incident

For a band like The String Cheese Incident, it’s odd to think that 20 years into a remarkable career, their ninth album - and first studio album in nine years - would really epitomize their sound. But that’s the message with Song In My Head the band’s new album, produced by Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads that includes 10 new songs written collaboratively by the group over the past nine years.

Song In My Head is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful album yet. After years of feeling more like live players than studio musicians, the band members finally tapped into the skill that two decades’ worth of performing brings. There’s also an overarching sense of joy and renewed passion throughout. “Stylistically, the album feels like the most modern expression of our music,” drummer Michael Travis says. “This album feels more genuinely us. It’s everything we’ve learned about making an album.”

Go Ride the Music & West Pole DVD - This DVD brings together two TV programs from noted music critic and Rolling Stone co-founder Ralph J Gleason, covering the San Francisco psychedelia scene of the late sixties and early seventies. The first disc features the program "Go Ride The Music", featuring two giants of the era performing live in concert. Jefferson Airplane perform at an intimate indoor venue while Quicksilver Messenger Service are filmed in the open air. There are also cameo appearances from David Crosby and Jerry Garcia. The second disc, "West Pole" features a diverse range of acts including Ace Of Cups, Sons Of Champlin, the Grateful Dead and the Steve Miller Band performing live in various settings and takes a more analytical view of the music and the times.

 

Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line (Vinyl w/CD) - The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals) officially reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described "indefinite hiatus" with the album A Dotted Line, followed by a tour of the US in support of the Eric Valentine-produced album, which includes the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass and Newport Folk Festivals.

As Nickel Creek's 25th anniversary approached, the band members decided they ought to mark it in some way, so they got together to write music in Chris Thile's apartment last year. They ended up with six new co-written songs, which they eventually took to a Los Angeles studio, along with one tune by Thile, one by Sean Watkins, and two covers: Sam Phillips' "Where Is Love Now" and Mother Mother's "Hayloft. " There they worked with Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Smash Mouth), who had produced Nickel Creek's previous album, Why Should the Fire Die?.

"We were excited every day to be there," Sara Watkins says. "Having grown up singing together, there is something natural about our voices and it's really fun to harmonize. Our voices have come to match each other's really well. Sean and I are siblings, and Chris is about as close to a sibling as you could get. " Sean Watkins continues: "It feels more natural and easy than it ever did, by far. Getting to spend time alone with our own musical personalities has helped us mature. "

"There's a joyful aspect to Nickel Creek no matter what we're doing. Things just steer themselves into that sort of place, " concurs Thile. "We will go poke around in the dark corners but always with a heavy dose of optimism. "

Upcoming Events:

May 15-18 Orange Blossom Jamboree - Brooksville, FL

May 16-18 Drumstrong Rhythmn & Arts Festival - Charlotte, NC

May 16-18 The Hangout - Gulf Shores, AL

May 22-25 DelFest - Cumberland, MD

May 23-26 Strangecreek Campout - Greenfield, MA

May 23-26 Summer Camp Music Festival - Chilocothe, IL

May 30-31 Blackstock Music Festival - Blackstock, SC

Video of the Week:

Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey - "Roots Bury Deep" live

Thanks for reading, get out, feel some music, get down and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton






  

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New releases next week from The Royal Noise, The Black Keys and Widespread Panic plus festival info and a new video from The Motet!

In this issue:

New Additions
Coming Soon
Upcoming Events
Video of the Week

 

Home Grown Music Network Radio

LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS

Catskill Chill lineup announced

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New Additions:

none this week

Coming Soon:

The Black Keys - Turn Blue CD / LP - Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:
A: Suffocation
B: Sadness
C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi
E: All of the above


Moreover, Carney comments, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make arecord—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songsbreathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

Widespread Panic - Oak Mountain 2001 - Night 3 (3CD) - Widespread Panic and their fans held an annual gathering south of Birmingham, AL in a town called Pelham, the home of Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. Setting the WP record for consecutive years played at the same venue at 13, Oak Mountain conjures up musical memories that represent a true cross section of the Widespread Panic timeline. The final performance of the epic three night run, this show again combines seamless playing with incredible intent...exploring Widespread Panic originals such as Pilgrims and Diner while also delving into the timeless music of Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix.

The Royal Noise - This is the Funky Part CD - The Royal Noise's third and most captivating album to date sees a further evolution in this quartet's sounds and sensibilities - delivering deep dancey beats, hypnotic melodies, extended jams and swirling interplay, this Philadelphia-based foursome has settled confidently into a late night funk drenched ethos, touching on elements of artists such as Prince, Parliament Funkadelic, The Motet and Umphrey's McGee.

“This Is The Funky Part continues to illuminate why this Philadelphia band is a part of many conversations critics are having about prestigious young artists… pure mothership connection funk” – Kevin Tshiamala, Home Grown Music Network

“The Royal Noise resuscitates the ghost of funk with their ambitious third record. This Is The Funky Part serves up a splendid mix of rhythmic jazz and beguiling rock and roll licks, with twists of ambiance throughout, imploring listeners to dance their asses off” – Chris Pendergast, Encore Magazine

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Radio Mixes & Live Bonus CD - Featuring original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage along with Michael Falzarano Ronnie Penque and Johnny Markowski The New Riders of the Purple Sage RADIO MIXES & LIVE BONUS. This legendary band's renaissance began seven years ago and continues today with over 100 shows annually to audiences throughout the United States and Canada. The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records. The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Radio Mixes and Bonus CD, features edited versions of Where I Come From, Barracuda Moon and Higher along with live NRPS unreleased Jams in only the way NRPS can bend a tune, Pour House Jelly & Let It Go, featuring Professor Louie on the Hammond Organ joining NRPS. Other classic NRPS Jams, Peggy O, Truck and Driving Man This CD features songs written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. The CD's art work was created by famed San Francisco artist Stanley Mouse. The New Riders of the Purple Sage: Radio Mixes & Live Bonus is psychedelic Americana at its' finest.

Last Week:

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Phosphorescent Harvest CD / LP - PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST is a treasure trove of 10 songs--including several the band road-tested over the last few years--that advances the band's kaleidoscopic sound, which is deeply soulful, rootsy and spacey all at once. There's strong songcraft here, with a free-flowing delivery; it is music that is in no hurry to reach its destination but firmly knows where it is going. From the beginning, the CRB set out to do something different from what they had done before, creating their own scene with a musical prowess, cohesive songwriting and a unified commitment to experimentation, both in the studio and on the road (they've performed over 230 shows since forming in 2011).

"The best perspective I have on what's going on in my life--good and bad--is what comes out in the songs," says Chris Robinson. "As you move on in time, you get older, you have relationships. Some of them are good, some fail. Friends. Drugs. Life. Death. People come, people go. Songwriting is a completely different emotional response to your life and to what it means, to in some poetic nature, put it out there."

PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST follows the release of the companion albums Big Moon Ritual (June 2012) and The Magic Door (September 2012) plus last year's live quadruple vinyl Betty's S.F. Blends, Vol 1. The group continues to record with producer Thom Monahan, and Robinson wrote all of the songs with Casal, save for two that are Robinson solo compositions ("Tornado," "Jump The Turnstiles").

String Cheese Incident - Song in My Head CD / LP - “The coolest part of this album is that, in the end, it really sounds like us, maybe more so than any of the other albums that we’ve done.” – Bill Nershi, The String Cheese Incident

For a band like The String Cheese Incident, it’s odd to think that 20 years into a remarkable career, their ninth album - and first studio album in nine years - would really epitomize their sound. But that’s the message with Song In My Head the band’s new album, produced by Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads that includes 10 new songs written collaboratively by the group over the past nine years.

Song In My Head is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful album yet. After years of feeling more like live players than studio musicians, the band members finally tapped into the skill that two decades’ worth of performing brings. There’s also an overarching sense of joy and renewed passion throughout. “Stylistically, the album feels like the most modern expression of our music,” drummer Michael Travis says. “This album feels more genuinely us. It’s everything we’ve learned about making an album.”

Go Ride the Music & West Pole DVD - This DVD brings together two TV programs from noted music critic and Rolling Stone co-founder Ralph J Gleason, covering the San Francisco psychedelia scene of the late sixties and early seventies. The first disc features the program "Go Ride The Music", featuring two giants of the era performing live in concert. Jefferson Airplane perform at an intimate indoor venue while Quicksilver Messenger Service are filmed in the open air. There are also cameo appearances from David Crosby and Jerry Garcia. The second disc, "West Pole" features a diverse range of acts including Ace Of Cups, Sons Of Champlin, the Grateful Dead and the Steve Miller Band performing live in various settings and takes a more analytical view of the music and the times.

 

Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line (Vinyl w/CD) - The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals) officially reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described "indefinite hiatus" with the album A Dotted Line, followed by a tour of the US in support of the Eric Valentine-produced album, which includes the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass and Newport Folk Festivals.

As Nickel Creek's 25th anniversary approached, the band members decided they ought to mark it in some way, so they got together to write music in Chris Thile's apartment last year. They ended up with six new co-written songs, which they eventually took to a Los Angeles studio, along with one tune by Thile, one by Sean Watkins, and two covers: Sam Phillips' "Where Is Love Now" and Mother Mother's "Hayloft. " There they worked with Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Smash Mouth), who had produced Nickel Creek's previous album, Why Should the Fire Die?.

"We were excited every day to be there," Sara Watkins says. "Having grown up singing together, there is something natural about our voices and it's really fun to harmonize. Our voices have come to match each other's really well. Sean and I are siblings, and Chris is about as close to a sibling as you could get. " Sean Watkins continues: "It feels more natural and easy than it ever did, by far. Getting to spend time alone with our own musical personalities has helped us mature. "

"There's a joyful aspect to Nickel Creek no matter what we're doing. Things just steer themselves into that sort of place, " concurs Thile. "We will go poke around in the dark corners but always with a heavy dose of optimism. "

Upcoming Events:

May 9-11 Purple Hatters Ball - Live Oak, FL

May 15-18 Orange Blossom Jamboree - Brooksville, FL

May 16-18 Drumstrong Rhythmn & Arts Festival - Charlotte, NC

May 16-18 The Hangout - Gulf Shores, AL

May 22-25 DelFest - Cumberland, MD

May 23-26 Strangecreek Campout - Greenfield, MA

May 23-26 Summer Camp Music Festival - Chilocothe, IL

May 30-31 Blackstock Music Festival - Blackstock, SC

Video of the Week:

The Motet - Closed Mouth Don't Get Fed - fan shot live video + drummer cam!

Thanks for reading, get out, feel some music, get down and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton






  

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New releases from Chris Robinson Brotherhood, String Cheese Incident & more!

In this issue:

New Additions
Coming Soon
Upcoming Events
Video of the Week

 

Home Grown Music Network Radio

LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS

Believe In Music Festival announced

The BIG What? Festival announces final lineup

Everyone Orchestra at Rock N Roll Resort -review & photos

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

Serving great music since 1995!

Wanee

New Additions:

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Phosphorescent Harvest CD / LP - PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST is a treasure trove of 10 songs--including several the band road-tested over the last few years--that advances the band's kaleidoscopic sound, which is deeply soulful, rootsy and spacey all at once. There's strong songcraft here, with a free-flowing delivery; it is music that is in no hurry to reach its destination but firmly knows where it is going. From the beginning, the CRB set out to do something different from what they had done before, creating their own scene with a musical prowess, cohesive songwriting and a unified commitment to experimentation, both in the studio and on the road (they've performed over 230 shows since forming in 2011).

"The best perspective I have on what's going on in my life--good and bad--is what comes out in the songs," says Chris Robinson. "As you move on in time, you get older, you have relationships. Some of them are good, some fail. Friends. Drugs. Life. Death. People come, people go. Songwriting is a completely different emotional response to your life and to what it means, to in some poetic nature, put it out there."

PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST follows the release of the companion albums Big Moon Ritual (June 2012) and The Magic Door (September 2012) plus last year's live quadruple vinyl Betty's S.F. Blends, Vol 1. The group continues to record with producer Thom Monahan, and Robinson wrote all of the songs with Casal, save for two that are Robinson solo compositions ("Tornado," "Jump The Turnstiles").

String Cheese Incident - Song in My Head CD / LP - “The coolest part of this album is that, in the end, it really sounds like us, maybe more so than any of the other albums that we’ve done.” – Bill Nershi, The String Cheese Incident

For a band like The String Cheese Incident, it’s odd to think that 20 years into a remarkable career, their ninth album - and first studio album in nine years - would really epitomize their sound. But that’s the message with Song In My Head the band’s new album, produced by Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads that includes 10 new songs written collaboratively by the group over the past nine years.

Song In My Head is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful album yet. After years of feeling more like live players than studio musicians, the band members finally tapped into the skill that two decades’ worth of performing brings. There’s also an overarching sense of joy and renewed passion throughout. “Stylistically, the album feels like the most modern expression of our music,” drummer Michael Travis says. “This album feels more genuinely us. It’s everything we’ve learned about making an album.”

Go Ride the Music & West Pole DVD - This DVD brings together two TV programs from noted music critic and Rolling Stone co-founder Ralph J Gleason, covering the San Francisco psychedelia scene of the late sixties and early seventies. The first disc features the program "Go Ride The Music", featuring two giants of the era performing live in concert. Jefferson Airplane perform at an intimate indoor venue while Quicksilver Messenger Service are filmed in the open air. There are also cameo appearances from David Crosby and Jerry Garcia. The second disc, "West Pole" features a diverse range of acts including Ace Of Cups, Sons Of Champlin, the Grateful Dead and the Steve Miller Band performing live in various settings and takes a more analytical view of the music and the times.

 

Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line (Vinyl w/CD) - The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals) officially reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described "indefinite hiatus" with the album A Dotted Line, followed by a tour of the US in support of the Eric Valentine-produced album, which includes the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass and Newport Folk Festivals.

As Nickel Creek's 25th anniversary approached, the band members decided they ought to mark it in some way, so they got together to write music in Chris Thile's apartment last year. They ended up with six new co-written songs, which they eventually took to a Los Angeles studio, along with one tune by Thile, one by Sean Watkins, and two covers: Sam Phillips' "Where Is Love Now" and Mother Mother's "Hayloft. " There they worked with Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Smash Mouth), who had produced Nickel Creek's previous album, Why Should the Fire Die?.

"We were excited every day to be there," Sara Watkins says. "Having grown up singing together, there is something natural about our voices and it's really fun to harmonize. Our voices have come to match each other's really well. Sean and I are siblings, and Chris is about as close to a sibling as you could get. " Sean Watkins continues: "It feels more natural and easy than it ever did, by far. Getting to spend time alone with our own musical personalities has helped us mature. "

"There's a joyful aspect to Nickel Creek no matter what we're doing. Things just steer themselves into that sort of place, " concurs Thile. "We will go poke around in the dark corners but always with a heavy dose of optimism. "

Coming Soon:

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Radio Mixes & Live Bonus CD - Featuring original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage along with Michael Falzarano Ronnie Penque and Johnny Markowski The New Riders of the Purple Sage RADIO MIXES & LIVE BONUS. This legendary band's renaissance began seven years ago and continues today with over 100 shows annually to audiences throughout the United States and Canada. The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records. The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Radio Mixes and Bonus CD, features edited versions of Where I Come From, Barracuda Moon and Higher along with live NRPS unreleased Jams in only the way NRPS can bend a tune, Pour House Jelly & Let It Go, featuring Professor Louie on the Hammond Organ joining NRPS. Other classic NRPS Jams, Peggy O, Truck and Driving Man This CD features songs written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. The CD's art work was created by famed San Francisco artist Stanley Mouse. The New Riders of the Purple Sage: Radio Mixes & Live Bonus is psychedelic Americana at its' finest.

 

Last Week:

The Allman Brothers Band - 40th Anniversary Live at the Beacon Theatre DVD - By 2009, the Allman Brothers Band had morphed into a line-up that consisted of Gregg, Jaimoe and Butch, guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, bassist Oteil Burbridge and Marc Quinones on percussion. In tune with each other musically, philosophically and personally, these players were hitting on all cylinders as they prepared to mark the band s 40th anniversary with a no-holds-barred celebration during the group s annual stand at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City. This rustic venue had become a favored spot for the ABB to play in Manhattan, in the tradition of the Fillmore East. This 15-show run was dedicated to the memory of Duane Allman, and accordingly, some very special guests came out to pay homage to the man known as 'Skydog'. Sixty-two artists, including Eric Clapton, Levon Helm, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and Buddy Guy were there, with someone of note sitting in during every show, except on one night. March 26, 2009, marked the exact 40th anniversary of the first time Duane, Gregg, Jaimoe, Butch, Berry and Dickey played together, and so this performance belonged to the Allman Brothers Band, and no one else.

The current band decided to honor the original six by playing the group s first two albums: The Allman Brothers Band and Idlewild South, back to back, track by track. Like a tiger unleashed from a cage, the band pounced from the opening moment of 'Don t Want You No More/Not My Cross to Bear', and the power and fury only went up from there. Seven men were playing as one, each feeding off the energy from the others, communicating in a non-verbal, mutually understood musical conversation.

40: A very special number, and this DVD proves why the Allman Brothers Band is a special group indeed. Savor every note of every song, because chances are a band the likes of this one will not come our way again.

Peter Rowan's Twang & Groove Vol 1 CD - Comprised of Peter Rowan (lead vocals, guitar), Jamie Oldaker (drums), Mike Morgan (bass guitar), Jeff Hogan (percussion), Carter Arrington (lead guitar), and Darrell Commander (keyboards), Twang an' Groove is where Rhythm and Blues meets Reggae at an all day Bluegrass pickin' party.

“One of music's great polyglots, Peter Rowan sports a manifest of collaborators and bands, albums and influences that reads like a strange and wonderful map of Americana. Though he's known best either as a progressive bluegrass guy or the anchor of Old and in the Way that wasn't Garcia or Grisman, Rowan has skipped between reggae and rock, roadhouse and instrumental showmanship during the last five decades. He's a link between Bill Monroe and The Grateful Dead, between Bob Marley and Tony Rice… [Peter Rowan’s Twang An’ Groove ensemble is] an electric unit whose deep backbeat allows Rowan to waltz from the honky-tonk to the dancehall in the space of several meters, belting his blues and yodeling all the way.” – Grayson Currin, INDY Week

Jamie is a beast of a drummer who locks into a groove with Mike, resulting in the tightest rhythm section to support the lush sounds of talented bandmates Carter, Darrell and Jeff. Their chemistry is simply transcendent.

Upcoming Events:

Apr 24-May 4 - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

May 2-4 French Broad River Festival - Hot Springs, NC

May 9-11 Purple Hatters Ball - Live Oak, FL

May 15-18 Orange Blossom Jamboree - Brooksville, FL

May 16-18 Drumstrong Rhythmn & Arts Festival - Charlotte, NC

May 16-18 The Hangout - Gulf Shores, AL

May 22-25 DelFest - Cumberland, MD

May 23-26 Strangecreek Campout - Greenfield, MA

May 23-26 Summer Camp Music Festival - Chilocothe, IL

May 30-31 Blackstock Music Festival - Blackstock, SC

Video of the Week:

BIG Daddy Something - "Spanish Moon" 4/5/14 Raleigh NC features all the members of BIG Something & Big Daddy Love. I shot this one! ENJOY!

Thanks for reading, get out, feel some music, get down and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton






  

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New CDs from The Rumpke Mountain Boys and The Allman Brothers Band and DVDs from Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage and Led Zeppelin!

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Home Grown Music Network online radio launched!

Everyone Orchestra announces NC dates and Northeast Run

HGMN Welcomes White Water Ramble

Papadosio - To End the Illusion of Separation CD review

Serving great music since 1995!

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New Releases

Rumpke Mountain Boys CDRumpke Mountain Boys - Trashgrass CD - Recorded live at a private party at StoneBarry Hill, then carefully mixed at Soap Floats recording studio in Cincinnati (a la "Live Dead"), Trashgrass is the Rumpke Mountain Boy’s first release since the addition of Memphis-bred bassist JD Westmoreland. Consisting of accomplished mandolin player Ben Gourley, Adam Copeland on acoustic guitar, Jason "Wolfie" Wolf on banjo, and Westmoreland on upright bass, Rumpke’s sound is refreshingly unique, drawing on influences such as the Grateful Dead, Ralph Stanley, Tom Waits, and Jimmy Cliff. The Rumpke Mountain Boys are known for their fun-filled live shows, the new release captures the Rumpke magic well, oozing with fiery banjo picking, amazing vocal harmonies, and impressive songwriting done by all four members. Trashgrass is organic, balanced, and most of all, FUN and their energy shines through on this release. According to Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon, The Rumpke Mountain Boys are "high energy, hot licks, cool tunes – A party waiting to happen."

Grateful Dead DVDGrateful Dead - Dawn of the Dead DVD - In the mid-1960s a new twist on contemporary rock music emerged out of San Francisco. Known as 'psychedelia', it was pioneered by a close-knit community of local bands who merged traditional American musical forms with new sounds often developed under the influence of psychedelic drugs. Bound up with the social and cultural changes of the era, it was a combination that made for a radical re-imaging of youth culture. This film traces the movements, events and sounds of those heady days, and traces the story of the definitive band of the psychedelic age, The Grateful Dead.

 

 

Led Zeppelin DVDLed Zeppelin - 1975, A Year of Living Dangerously DVD - Since their formation in 1968 Led Zeppelin had barely put a foot wrong. By 1971 they were being tagged "best band in the world" by Rolling Stone magazine, and when `Stairway to Heaven' from their redoubtable forth hit the decks and the airwaves that November, many doubted whether even the mighty Zep could reach any higher, but if '73's Houses of the Holy hinted at the band treading water, 1974 found them beginning to record what was to become arguably the most ambitious release of the bands career.

 

 

Allman Brothers - Live in MaconAllman Brothers Band -Macon City Auditorium 2/11/72 (2CD) - The third Allman Brothers archival release, and perhaps the most poignant one. Recorded in Macon, GA in February 1972, these 2 CDs present the unified front that was the five-man version of the band as it gamely carried on following the loss of Duane Allman. Powerful music, played with lots of soul and heart and passion - music like you never heard before. With five songs that have not been previously released in this archival series ("Ain't Wastin' Time No More," "Midnight Rider," "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Hot 'Lanta," and "Les Brers in A Minor), you simply have to hear this to understand its power and majesty.

Allman Brothers - Live in Nassau CDsAllman Brothers Band - Nassau Coliseum, NY 5/1/73 (2CD) - Nassau Coliseum 5/1/73, captures a phenomenal performance by the version of the Allman Brothers Band that recorded the classic album Brothers and Sisters. Rebounding from the tragic losses of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, the ABB was once again hittin’ the note in the spring of 1973, and Nassau Coliseum 5/1/73 captures this important segment of Allman Brothers history. This two-CD release harkens back to the time when the ABB was commonly referred to as the "best damn band in the land," and is loaded throughout with incendiary performances. Play it often, and play it loud.

New Riders of the Purple Sage DVDNew Riders of the Purple Sage - The Lost Broadcasts DVD - In addition to Nelson, Dawson (on acoustic guitar), and Garcia (continuing to play pedal steel), the original line-up of the band that came to be known as the New Riders of the Purple Sage (a nod to the Zane Grey classic and the western swing combo from the 1940s led by Foy Willing) consisted of Robert Hunter on electric bass and Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart. Hunter was soon replaced by Bob Matthews, before Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead was named bassist. The most well-known version of the New Riders, referred to as the "core" by many, was Dawson, Nelson, Dave Torbert on bass, Spencer Dryden on drums, and Buddy Cage, who joined the band after about a year and a half and replaced Jerry Garcia on pedal steel.

The band in various incarnations toured supporting The Grateful Dead in the early 1970s, but by 1971 the last of the Grateful Dead alumni had left and Spencer Dryden late of Jefferson Airplane had joined on drums. The songs on this DVD come from 29th May 72, apart from the last version of Truck Driving Man which is dated 29th June 72.

Coming Soon

Lotus - Build CDLotus - Build CD - Built on a foundation of beats evoking vinyl breaks, house and big-beat, the latest album from Lotus is a funky dance party from start to finish. The ten tracks on Build showcase live drums, guitar, organ, and horns that come drenched in classic analog luxuriance, with electronic elements peppered throughout. This is the sound of a band that has spent years rocking live crowds distilled to a strong studio concentrate of body-moving beats and muscular melodies.

“This album was recorded live to analog tape in studios in Philadelphia and St. Louis. We used live drums, guitar, bass, Hammond organ, upright piano, analog synths, live percussion, and live horns from the group Rubblebucket, then peppered in electronic elements. The project was mixed through an analog process to give it a deep richness. These songs were written over the course of the past 2 years and road-tested across the country.

I think this our tightest and best sounding album yet. The songs have a largeness that match Lotus move from clubs into premier venues around the country.” – Luke Miller

Jerry Garcia Band CDsJerry Garcia Band - Capital Theatre 3/1/80 (3CDs) - The first release from the newly-launched Garcia Live series features a recording from the historic Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey on March 1, 1980. The band performed an early and a late show on this evening, as was common at the time. The shows were originally multi-tracked on a 24-track mobile rig for WNEW's broadcast of the early show.

The band, which included Garcia on guitar and vocals, partner in crime John Kahn on bass, Ozzie Ahlers on Keys and Johnny de Foncesca on drums at the time, was wrapping up a three-week East Coast run with the performances on this evening. Highlights including a take on the Jimmie Rodgers penned rave-up, "That's All Right," an early show encore of "Deal" and a rollicking version of "That's What Love Will Make You Do" show Jerry and the band loose and fluid at the end of the tour.

Charlie Daniels BandCharlie Daniels Band - Hits of the South CD - 1. Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours 4:05 2. Long Haired Country Boy 4:19 3. Southern Boy 2:57 4. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 4:00 5. Statesboro Blues 4:22 6. The South's Gonna Do It 3:56 7. Sharp Dressed Man 4:46 8. The Devil Went Down To Georgia 3:43 9. Elizabeth Reed 5:14
10. Freedbird 7:09 11. Birmingham Blues 4:57 12. Can't You See 6:02

 

 

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Sol Driven TrainSol Driven Train - Underdog CD - This 10-song collection strives to capture the energy of this Charleston, SC band's dynamic live show while serving as a culmination of their years together on the road and in the studio. The result is Sol Driven Train's most concise and song-oriented album to date. Averaging 150 live dates per year, Sol Driven Train will support the release of Underdog with a heavy 2013 schedule of festival, club, and radio appearances.

Fully funded with fan support through Kickstarter and recorded at Charleston Sound, Underdog features a cast of Charleston guest musicians including 2012 American Idol finalist Elise Testone. The album explores the diverse components of sounds found in American roots music; from the gritty guitar rock licks of the opening title track, and the blues-tinged swing of "Changed Mind" and "I Do Declare," to the lightheared, observational lyrics laden with big brass hooks of "Guest List," "Fuego Fuego, and "Lady from Chiang Mai."

Underdog is laced with consistent themes of "striving for balance within ourselves and our relationships at home," says co-frontman and guitarist Joel Timmons. "The pursuit of our collective musical dreams and the need to cultivate healthy relationships and lifestyles at home are at the heart of many of the songs on Underdog. Struggle, spiritual growth, love, and longing are all intertwined and influenced the writing on this new album. We're proud of the result of these challenges and we hope to inspire the underdog within every listener."

PapadosioPapadosio - To End the Illusion of Separation (2 CDs) - This 20 song, double disc album is dedicated to the next horizon which is revealing itself little by little. What we can tell is that we are moving away from being caught in an illusion of separation, and toward something more unified. So in that spirit, we created this conceptual collaboration between us and a team of truly amazing friends whom we have had the of pleasure of meeting along the way. In an effort to catalyze the beautiful and peaceful world that we all know is possible, we give you this collection of art as a sign that we are all moving into that space slowly but surely. Read our review.

Upcoming Events:

Feb 15-17 - Aura Music Festival - Live Oak, FL

Video of the Week:

Interview and perfomance with Les Racquet at the Middle East Club in Boston, MA

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

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The 10th Annual StrangeCreek Campout at Camp KeeWanee in Greenfield, MA

The 10th Annual StrangeCreek Campout at Camp KeeWanee in Greenfield, MA
Come celebrate the 10th Annual StrangeCreek Campout at Camp KeeWanee in Greenfield, MA. Brought to you by the kind folks at Wormtown Trading, this year's StrangeCreek will be better than ever with an outstanding musical line-up headlined by Max Creek, Strangefolk, and Donna the Buffalo.

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