The Black Keys - Turn Blue CD / LP - Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:
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!
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.
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. "
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
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Rebekah Todd & the Odyssey - "Roots Bury Deep" live
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