String Cheese Incident - Rhythm of the Road V.1 - Atlanta 11.17.00 (3 CD)-The String Cheese Incident announces their brand new live archival series with Rhythm of the Road: Volume 1, Incident in Atlanta - 11.17.00, the first offering in SCI's new series "Rhythm of the Road" highlights many of the band's most celebrated concerts with re-mastered limited edition releases.
Incident in Atlanta features the entire 11.17.00 performance at The Tabernacle, including special guest Tony Furtado on banjo for several songs, covers of Led Zeppelin, Talking Heads, John Coltrane, Peter Rowan, and Peter Gabriel songs, some bluegrass standards, and a host of SCI originals.
Option 22 - Choose the Music CD - Option 22 is a progressive Americana/Worldbeat ensemble with a revolutionary vibe. Fierce and passionate female vocals dance atop a healing groove of instruments from around the world including banjo, guitars, didgeridoo, shamisen, djembes and other hand drums. Positive lyrics convey a message of unity and understanding and soulful melodies elevate listeners' consciousness. Dubbed by one listener a "new age jam band," their flavorful style is flexible, ranging from funky and rhythmic sounds to mellow and melodic, with each member bringing into the equation affinities for worldbeat, funk, folk, jamband music, newgrass, trance, reggae and rock. The music has no boundries, and one must listen to the full scope of it to understand, as each song is different. Their full-out drum jams send energy bouncing off the walls of any venue. Another listener dubbed the sound "hippie hop." The only category that truly seems fitting is "Other." With three albums of original music, their newest release, "Choose The Music," is available now. It features 12 Original Songs spanning styles from newgrass to space-folk to alterna-rock world funk. No matter what you call it, it's good music.
Skatalites - Bashaka CD - Formed in 1963, the Skatalites were the creme de la creme of Jamaica's musical talent at the time. Their music was a powerful synthesis of American R&B, combined with swinging, jazzy "take off" solos, forming in the process something uniquely Jamaican - the first music to come out of the post-war colonial independence movement of the West Indies. The Skatalites backed every singer of note in the island's studios and cut hundreds of instrumentals under various names, thus laying the foundation for today's Jamaican music. 'Bashaka' is a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Skatalites formation.The music found here is smooth, swinging and vibrant. Producer Stamma Haughton has a first hand feel for the music of the original Skatalites and the combination of solid tunes, musical craftmanship, digital recording at a big studio makes this an album every ska fan should check out. Bargain priced at $3.99!
November 16 - Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band - Almost Acoustic CD
Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band - Ragged But Right CD
7 Walkers - 7 Walkers CD - Currently on sale at 20% off list price!
Famed drummer and Grateful Dead co-founder Bill Kreutzmann and voodoo guitar master Papa Mali come together as 7 Walkers for their self-titled debut release, due out November 2, 2010 on Response Records. Together with legendary New Orleans bass man George Porter Jr. (The Meters, Funky Meters) and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard (Willie Nelson, Fastball), the highly anticipated release features a batch of brand-new Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan lyricist) originals co-written with the band, a guest performance by Willie Nelson on ''King Cotton Blues'', and a few smokin' instrumentals. A self-proclaimed ''open love letter'' to the city of New Orleans, the end result is a fiery and funky collection of tunes that quite brilliantly capture a unique collaboration between two very different musical shamans.
Buckwheat Zydeco's Bayou Boogie CD - The Grammy-winning worldwide ambassador of Zydeco music is back again with a family dance party collection from the Bayou country of southwest Louisiana that pulls out all the stops... Smokin' accordion, rockin' Hammond B3 organ, rollicking rub-board and tasty guitar licks join together to create a musical gumbo of Creole culture that can almost be smelled and tasted.
Buck, his young friends, and some very familiar guest stars including LAURIE BERKNER, DAN ZANES, AARON NIGEL SMITH and MARIA MULDAUR guide children and parents through a mix of songs including some of the most family-friendly classic rock n' roll tunes - done in a Zydeco style as only Buckwheat can - plus great original songs that entertain and get kids moving while they teach. The result is a rich tribute to this unique melting pot of American culture.
Buck loves his home and culture in the bayous of southwest Louisiana. So what could be better than creating a party to get families movin' and groovin' to the music he loves, and giving them a little lesson in the rich Creole culture that is his roots?
Buckwheat Zydeco teamed up with Music For Little People in 1994 to release the beloved, award-winning children's album, 'Choo Choo Boogaloo.' Since then Buck says he hears all the time from fans young and old that 'I wore that album out when I was a kid' or 'that's how I got into Zydeco music' or 'we couldn't get in the car without my children asking me to put on 'Choo Choo.' Nothing makes him happier than hearing that.
November 12-14 * Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival - Live Oak, FL
November 20-21 New Universe Music Festival - Raleigh NC
* Look for the HGMN Booth at this event!
Video of the Week:
The Disco Biscuits - Fish Out of Water
Look for us at Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival this week!