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New Jason Isbell plus a look at next weeks releases from Phish, Donna the Buffalo and more.

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

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Latest News & Reviews:

Lake Eden Arts Festival (LEAF) 2013 - Photos and Review

 

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New Releases

Jason IsbellJason Isbell - Southeastern CD - Southeastern features the most personal songs Isbell has written to date. The 12 tracks emanate self-reflection, repentance and personal growth, while simultaneously making the statement that Jason Isbell has fully arrived as an artist. The striking vocals and compelling lyrics of the haunting opening track “Cover Me Up”, make it immediately apparent that this is coming from some place much deeper. Isbell’s fight for sobriety, life lessons and newfound happiness inspires the music on Southeastern. Southeastern was recorded in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb (Jamey Johnson, The Secret Sisters). Special guests include Kim Richey and Amanda Shires, Isbell’s new bride.

 

Coming Soon

Jerry Garcia BandJerry Garcia Band - GarciaLive Vol 2 - Greek Theatre 8.5.1990 (2 CDs) - GarciaLive Volume Two captures the classic latter-era lineup of the Jerry Garcia Band in the very familiar surroundings of the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA. Recorded during a fruitful period for the band, which has resulted in two previous releases (Jerry Garcia Band and How Sweet It Is), this show features a guest appearance by acclaimed banjo player Bela Fleck to kick off the second set with a fiery rendition of "Midnight Moonlight" and an otherworldly adventure on the Jimmy Cliff classic, "The Harder They Come."

Phish - VenturaPhish - Ventura (6 CDs) - "Ventura", an all new 6-CD box set featuring two complete shows, recorded July 30, 1997 and July 20, 1998 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds in Ventura, California, a general admission dirt racetrack between the Pacific Coast Highway and Surfers Point Park, with palm trees and mountains behind the stage and a view of the Pacific Ocean from the bleachers. Bits of the each show's Soundchecks are included at the end of both shows.

The new box set was fully remixed from the band's multitrack masters and mastered for release. July 30, 1997 was Phish's first Ventura stop since Trey learned to surf nearby in 1993. The show featured a number of must-hear performances including a bass-driven, syncopated "Wolfman's Brother" > "Chalk Dust Torture", a deep and spacey "Stash" and "Character Zero" in Set I. A "Free" > "David Bowie" > "Cities" > "David Bowie" combination dominated the show's second half with some of the summer's biggest jams.

Donna the BuffaloDonna the Buffalo - Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday CD - The follow up to 2008’s acclaimed Silverlined, which reached the Top 10 on the Americana charts, Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday—the group’s 10th studio album—proves the band as a consistent steward of Americana music, their signature sound—traditional mountain music infused with elements of Cajun, rock, folk, reggae and country—an eclectic and extraordinary melting pot of such.

In creating the new album, founding members and songwriter-vocalists Jeb Puryear (vocals, guitar) and Tara Nevins (vocals, guitar, fiddle, accordion, scrubboard)—joined by band members David McCracken (Hammond organ, clavinet), Kyle Spark (bass) and Mark Raudabaugh (drums)—convened in a rustic church in Enfield, New York, along with co-producer Robert Hunter. The building overflowed with vibe, and the music poured out as the group recorded take after live take to old-school analog tape, with as few overdubs as possible. What resulted are the 14 organic and authentic tracks that make up Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday.

Glastonbury DVDGlastonbury The Movie: In Flashback DVD - Beautifully shot in epic CinemaScope this new film, created from over 100 hours of previously unseen material, spins back the years and drops you into the best of the old-school Glastonburys. Features the Orb, Spiritualized, The Verve, Lemonheads, Porno for Pyros and more. Glastonbury The Movie In Flashback is a must-see for all festival fans.

 

 

 

Last Week:

Big Daddy Love - Live at Ziggy's CDBig Daddy Love - Live at Ziggy's CD - Essentially organic in both disposition and composition, Big Daddy Love is a five-piece band with a unique and natural blend of rock, roots and grass that they developed into an eclectic style of self-proclaimed 'Appalachian Rock.' Their new CD Live at Ziggy’s captures the band performing in front of their dedicated and energetic hometown crowd at Ziggy’s in Winston-Salem, NC in the fall of 2012. Showcasing the vigorous songwriting and spirited vocals of new lead singer, Scott Moss, Live At Ziggy’s is proof that Big Daddy Love is at the start of a new journey as a band— a journey that has been taking them regularly from the Green Mountains of Vermont to the Rockies to sunny Florida and all points in between.

 

Upcoming Events:

June 21-23 - Blueberry Jam - Wakefield, VA

June 21-23 - Savannah Summer Solstice - Savannah, GA

Jue 27-30 - Electric Forest - Rothbury, MI

*July 4-6 - The BIG What? - Possum Holler, NC

* Look for the HGMN booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Big Daddy Love & Keller Williams - Shakedown Street - live

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- Lee Crumpton






  

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Grateful Dead re-releases some new DVDs & Phish announces Summer tour dates.

In this issue:

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

Home Grown Radio!

Latest News & Reviews:
Phish announces Summer tour dates

Wanee adds Wednesday shows

All Good 2013 initial lineup

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New Re-Releases

Grateful Dead - Dead Ahead DVDGrateful Dead - Dead Ahead DVD - The eight-night Radio City stand marked the only time the Dead would play at the magnificent Art Deco landmark, one of the most famous theaters in the world. For these special shows, which came on the heels of engagements at the Warfield in San Francisco and the Saenger Theater in New Orleans, the band opened each show with an acoustic set. For the first time in more than a decade, fans were treated to this rarest of treats. Dead Ahead presents highlights of those sets (including "Bird Song," "On The Road Again" and "Ripple"), as well as some of the peak moments from the Dead's full-on electric performances (among them "Lost Sailor/Saint of Circumstance," "Franklin's Tower," "Good Lovin'" and much more). There are also bonus features not included on the original video release, including an acoustic instrumental rendition of "Heaven Help The Fool," and electric versions of "Shakedown Street," "Samson and Delilah," "He's Gone" and "Truckin'".

The "Saturday Night Live" writing/performing team of Al Franken (years before his reinvention as a progressive political gadfly) and Tom Davis, staunch Dead Heads both, are on hand to provide comic relief as the Dead's very unpopular "opening act" and as most unwelcome dressing-room troublemakers. They even manage to get Henry Kissinger into the act as an extremely unlikely bootlegger.

Grateful Dead - Ticket to New Years DVdGrateful Dead - Ticket to New Years DVD - Recorded at the historic 1987 Oakland Coliseum concert, TICKET TO NEW YEARS brings over two and a half hours of classic Grateful Dead.This LIVE performance captures the thrill and excitment of the world's number one touring band.

BERTHA, COLD RAIN AND SNOW, WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE, THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED, HELL IN A BUCKET, UNCLE JOHN'S BAND, LADY WITH A FAN, TERRAPIN STATION, DRUMS, THE OTHER ONE, THROWING STONES & MANY OTHERS

 

Grateful Dead - Closing of Winterland DVDGrateful Dead - The Closing Of Winterland 2 DVD set- This incredible presentation documents the last hurrah of one of the all-time classic concert venues in the US - Winterland in San Francisco, CA. Included is a spectacular three set show from the Grateful Dead in fine form, plus a documentary on Winterland, performances by The Blues Brothers and New Riders Of The Purple Sage, interviews with Bob Weir, Micket hart, Bill Graham, and more, alternate angle viewing options, and various audio mixes. The best Dead DVD yet!

Set One: Sugar Magnolia, Scarlet -> Fire, Me and My Uncle, Big River, Friend Of The Devil, It's All Over Now, Stagger Lee, From The Heart of Me, Sunshine Daydream

Set Two: Samson and Delilah, Ramble On Rose, I Need A Miracle, Terrapin Station, Playing in the Band -> Rhythm Devils -> Not Fade Away, Around and Around

Set Three: Dark Star -> The Other One -> Dark Star -> Wharf Rat, St. Stephen, Good Lovin', Casey Jones, Johnny B Goode, Bid You Goodnight

Coming Soon

Hackensaw Boys - For the Love of a FriendHackensaw Boys - For the Love of a Friend CD - Kinderdijk, Netherlands - On February 15th, 2012, Rene Verkerk was killed while working on the scoop-wheel of his number six windmill. In the weeks following his death, friends and family gathered round and found the Hackensaw Boys were a mutual passion and comfort. Rene was a huge fan of theirs and permeated most of his relationships with their music. In March 2012, Rene's friends contacted the band and asked if they would play in celebration of their fallen brother. The Hackensaw Boys proudly accepted.

On May 24th, 2012, over 200 friends gathered in Cafe De Klok, the local pub, for Rene's celebration. From this memorial show, comes Hackensaw Boys - For the Love of a Friend, a 16 track CD including Keep It Simple and Can't Catch Me, along with a 35 minute bonus DVD documenting the story, as well as the show.

Whitewater Ramble - Roots & GrooveWhitewater Ramble - Roots & Groove CD - The band has welcomed back Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth as producer for the second time. Carbone worked with the band on their genre-bending debut release All Night Drive in 2010.

The band will celebrate the release with an intimate listening party at Avogadro's Number in Ft. Collins on 3/26/13 sponsored by KRFC 88.9 FM. The album will play in it's entirety and the band will perform several stripped down tunes including the new single "Mr. Banker Man." In March and April, the band will strike out on a Roots & Groove tour across Colorado, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, California and Wyoming including a special Colorado release show at Wildflower Pavilion on 3/29/13. Full tour dates will be announced soon.

"This release marks significant growth as a band from our debut album to our sophomore release," says Patrick Sites (mandolin, vocals). "Everything from songwriting, to vocal and harmonies to instrumentation have taken major leaps ahead. All Night Drive was a lot of jams, hype, fast tempos, but lacking on the song side of things. We've now settled into a blend of what we call "Roots & Groove." Our roots in bluegrass and Americana are still very strong and we really have some meaningful songs with messages and things we believe and feel, but the grooves are also a key element of these songs and necessary to keep feet moving and the dance party aspect, it's a great blend. 2013 will be the biggest and best year this band has seen, with a management team behind us and new and mature record to put in people's hands, the band is poised and ready to make the leap into the national festival scene."

Last Week:

The Ragbirds - We Belong to the LoveThe Ragbirds - We Belong to Love (Live) CD - A release for the fans, The Ragbirds are excited to deliver 12 songs recorded over two nights in September 2012 at rowdy shows in Grand Rapids, MI at The Pyramid Scheme and one of our favorite hometown hangouts The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor to capacity crowds. ‘We Belong to the Love’ gives an early sneak peak at two unreleased new tracks ‘Lucky Rhythm’ and ‘We Belong to the Love.’

“In all of our studio recordings we have been trying to capture our live sound because it’s in the electric joyful exchange between the stage and the audience that the real magic happens. I’m so excited to be able to release a record that truly represents that live musical experience.” – Erin

The Ghosts playing in the Heart of Gold Band LPThe Ghosts playing in the Heart of Gold Band LP - Vinyl from the orginal 1984 pressing featuring: Steve Kimock, Greg Anton, John Cippolina, Keith & Donna Godchaux, David Mackay and more!
A1 Ride Out
A2 Built For Comfort
A3 House Of Wax
A4 Ready For Love
A5 Creatures Of The Night
B1 Solid Rock
B2 Golden Road
B3 Knockin' On Heaven's Door
B4 Scarlet Begonias

Upcoming Events:

March 16-17 - Late Winter Jibberjam - Lebanon, PA

March 21-24 - Snoedown - Rutland, VT

March 21-24 - Suwannee Springfest - Live Oak, FL

April 4-7 - Hoopla in the Hills - Guysville, OH

April 12-14 - Rock N Roll Resort - Kerhonksen, NY

April 25-27 - Wanee Music Festival - Live Oak, FL

April 26-27 - DomeFest - Aldie, VA

Video of the Week:

BIG Something "1999" live from "The Apocalypse Show" 12.21.12 Raleigh, NC (pro video & sound)

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New CDs from YARN, Dark Star Orchestra, and O.A.R. plus the new Star Lake DVDs from Phish and a new stickers from The Hackensaw Boys.
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In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Cast Your Vote for the 2012 Studio Album of the Year

The Big Up Music & Arts Festival 2013

All Good announces 2013 dates

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New Releases:

YARNYarn - Leftovers Volume 2 CD - Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band Yarn's sound owes as much to Gram Parsons and Earl Scruggs as to Jerry Garcia and Exile On Main Street-era Rolling Stones. Following in a fine tradition that includes forward thinking roots bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers and New Riders of The Purple Sage, Yarn weaves roots music idioms into a fresh sound that turns on hipsters and fans of country music alike, with technically impressive song-crafting and universal tales from the road of life.


Dark Star OrchestraDark Star Orchestra - Live at Peach Music Festival 2012 (2 CDs) - Professionally recorded live at the Peach Music Festival August 10, 2012 Montage Mountain, PA.
1. Help On The Way (12:09) listen 2. Franklin's Tower (11:36) listen 3. Playing In The Band (13:06) listen 4. The Wheel (8:20) listen Disc 2 1. St. Stephen (8:03) listen 2. Iko Iko (9:10) listen 3. Why Don't We Do It In The Road (4:14) listen 4. Johnny B. Goode (4:32) listen


O.A.R.O.A.R. - Live at Peach Music Festival 2012 (2 CDs) - Professionally recorded live at the Peach Music Festival August 11, 2012 Montage Mountain, PA

 

 

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Phish - Star Lake DVDsPhish - Star Lake 98 (2 DVDs) - All new 2-DVD set, recorded live on August 11, 1998 at Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. The Star Lake 98 show was the 20th of summer to display the loose, experimental vibe of a tour that began in Europe and jumped to the United States enroute to the summer's ending Lemonwheel festival.

"Star Lake 98" is the only full video show available in the Archives from Phish's Summer 1998 tour. The 2-DVD set was created from archival VHS videotapes of the 3-camera lawn screen feed. The audio was mixed from multi-track masters in stereo PCM and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround (aspect Ratio 4:3, regions 1-6 NTSC) and clocks in at just about 2 hours and 50 minutes.

The introduction of a never-before-played cover each night earned the tour the nickname "the summer of covers" from fans and band alike and Star Lake's contribution was "Trench Town Rock." Star Lake also saw the return of "Time Loves A Hero" which was played for the first time in a decade and segued out of a sultry "Wolfman's Brother." An extended "Fee" extro and hot renditions of "Maze" and "Reba" set the stage for set II's super-swinging, ethereal "Runaway Jim" and the unusual pairing of "Meat" > "Limb By Limb". Local flavor of the Commonwealth was provided by "Bittersweet Motel" (the title of the Phish documentary recorded during the Europe dates) and "Wilson," King of Prussia.

Coming Soon:

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Last Week:

Hot TunaHot Tuna - Live at New Orleans House CD - The little blues band-within-a-band side project of Jefferson Airplane's Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen outlasted the parent band, of course, and continues on to this day, but here s a priceless opportunity to hear a collection of completely unreleased performances from the duo's early days in super high fidelity (other recordings from this multi-night engagement at Berkeley's New Orleans House were actually used for the debut Hot Tuna album)! And the set list? Practically a Hot Tuna greatest hits with some nods to the Deadheads among us! 68 minutes! This re-release was originally issued in 2010 on another label.

Upcoming Events:

Jan 31-Feb 4 - The Funky Leap Jam - Lakeland, FL

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

Video of the Week:

Zach Deputy - Twisty, Twisty - Live in a van in Venice Beach, CA

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New CD from Scythian, 4 DVD live box from Umphrey's McGee, new live Phish '94 and more!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Suwannee Valley Flood Jam to Benefit Flood Victims

Featured Artist: Sol Roots

JOMEOKEE: Lineup Additions!

The BIG What? Festival releases artist schedule

Keller, Kyle, Kimock and Watts to perform at NedFest

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New Releases:

ScythianScythian - It's Not Too Late CD - Rousing and raucous, Scythian (sith-ee-yin) plays kicked-up Celtic and world music with hints of Gypsy and Klezmer, all infused with a touch of punk-rock sensibility. Take a trio of classically trained dueling fiddlers, toss in a rhythm guitar, a banjo and the occasional funky accordion, then power it with the driving rhythm of a world percussionist, and you've got the ingredients for a show you won't soon forget. Scythian's high-energy, adrenaline-peddling, interactive brand of music is the result of their origins as street performers and has one goal in mind - to get people up on their feet and dancing. Their repertoire ranges from traditional and contemporary Celtic and folk music to the alluring and dramatic strains of Gypsy and Eastern European tunes, and then crosses back over the border to pick up some good old-fashioned bluegrass licks.

Umphrey's McgeeUmphrey's McGee - Live From the Pagent (4 DVDs) - This four DVD set was recorded live at The Pageant in St. Louis as the clock expired on 2011. Three nights and seven sets of classic Umphrey's McGee are now available for your viewing pleasure. Clocking in at almost nine and a half hours of music (gulp), these performances are raw, live and awesome. Live From The Pageant also contains unreleased bonus material from the Death By Stereo live in-studio webcast.

Both the video and audio were captured in real time, as it happened - no remixing, editing, 5.1 mixes or other blemish-reducing measures. What you saw is what you get.

Coming Soon:

Antibalas - Antibalas CD

The Recipe - Stir the Pot CD

Last Week:

Phish- Chicago 94Phish - Chicago '94 (6 CDs) - Two shows from Phish's 1994 tour from two separate stops at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago that year, June 18 and November 25. Paul Languedoc's stereo soundboard mixes re-mastered by Fred Kevorkian carry the power of these special shows to listeners' ears eighteen years later. The shows are presented here with new artwork by longtime collaborator and Chicagoan Jim Pollock. Chicago '94 contains nearly six hours of music performed at both shows for a total of 43 songs, including material from the UIC sound checks. The 6-CD boxed set is essential listening for any Phish fan.

Upcoming Events:

*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

Aug 31- Sept 2 - Front Porch Festival - Stuart, VA

*Sept 14-16 - Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival - Pinnacle, NC

*Look for the HGMN Booth at these events

Video of the Week:

Umphrey's McGee - Live at the Pagent NYE Weekend

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New live Phish, festival news and Sol Roots is the featured artist this month!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Suwannee Valley Flood Jam to Benefit Flood Victims

Featured Artist: Sol Roots

JOMEOKEE: Lineup Additions!

The BIG What? Festival releases artist schedule

Keller, Kyle, Kimock and Watts to perform at NedFest

Look for the HGMN Booth at FloydFest this week!

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Phish- Chicago 94Phish - Chicago '94 (6 CDs) - Two shows from Phish's 1994 tour from two separate stops at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago that year, June 18 and November 25. Paul Languedoc's stereo soundboard mixes re-mastered by Fred Kevorkian carry the power of these special shows to listeners' ears eighteen years later. The shows are presented here with new artwork by longtime collaborator and Chicagoan Jim Pollock. Chicago '94 contains nearly six hours of music performed at both shows for a total of 43 songs, including material from the UIC sound checks. The 6-CD boxed set is essential listening for any Phish fan.

Coming Soon:

The Recipe - Stir the Pot CD

Last Week:

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."

Widespread PanicWidespread Panic - 10/31/2007 Asheville Civic Center (3 CDs)- WSP busts out a bunch of covers for the first time at this special Halloween show! 1: Welcome To My Nightmare > Chilly Water, Ribs And Whiskey, All Time Low > Hatfield > Machine > Barstools and Dreamers, Tickle the Truth, Johnny Appleseed > Ain't Life Grand
2: Enter Sandman > Fishwater > Bust It Big > Jack, Slip Kid > Drums* > St. Louis > Driving Song > Time Is Free > Driving Song, Pilgrims > Imitation Leather Shoes
E: Bright Side of Life > Children of the Grave


Widespread PanicWidespread Panic - A History Lesson: New Year's 1997 CD - 12/31/97 Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA. Widespread Panic's 7th MultiTrack Archive Release. Recorded at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia on December 31, 1997, with the 6 original members; John Bell, John Hermann, Michael Houser, Todd Nance, Domingo Ortiz, and David Schools. 'The Vault 'series highlights the band's early live performances with fully mastered sound board multi-track recordings.

History Lesson New Year's 1997, Widespread Panic's first set of the New Years performance presents a 'history lesson' on the band's formation, sequentially introducing each band member on a song that uniquely represented the time frame at which he joined the band.


Widespread PanicWidespread Panic - Colorado Springs 10/20/1998 (3CDs) - Disc 1:
1. Goin' Out West 2. Radio Child 3. Ride Me High 4. Disco 5. Airplane 6. C. Brown 7. Holden Oversoul 8. Sleepy Monkey 9. Postcard
Disc 2: 1. Climb To Safety 2. Tall Boy 3. Walk On 4. Nobody's Loss 5. Blight 6. Chilly Water 7. Impossible
Disc 3: 1. Drums 2. Big Wooly Mammoth 3. Chilly Water (Reprise) 4. End Of The Show 5. Ain't Life Grand

Upcoming Events:

*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:

BIG Something with Greg Dalton (guitar) from Chasing Edison performing "Amanda Lynn" live at the Visulite Theatre in Charlotte NC 7/21/2012

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New live Phish, Allman Brothers and Christmas Jam CDs, plus our very own Home Grown 10 compilation CD!
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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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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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New live CD from Cornmeal, CD reviews of Big Daddy Love, New Mastersounds and The Heavy Pets plus info on new live Phish, Allman Brothers and Christmas Jam CDs!
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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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

Coming Soon:

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!

 

Last Week:

sharon jones - soul time cdSharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Soul Time! CD - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have developed an international reputation as the #1 group on today's soul scene. Soul Time! is an exploration of the full range of their dynamic sound through twelve songs handpicked by the Daptone Records gang, each one a precious exclusive.

The needle drops on Genuine Pts. 1 & 2, a supercharged funk arrangement that evokes the late Godfather not only with the spirited syncopation of the Dap-Kings rhythms, but also with the raw power of Jones' voice. It is performances such as these that have earned her the moniker "the Female James Brown." Though it has long been one of their best-selling singles, it makes it's album debut here. Longer and Stronger, written for her 50th birthday, is a deep mid-tempo soul celebration of the strength and determination with which Sharon Jones has earned her long overdue success. It is heard here for the first time, but will undoubtedly join other Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings songs in the canon of great soul music. The theme of empowerment pushes on through "He Said I Can", an energetic stomper belted over an arrangement reminiscent of the Isley Brothers early-seventies heyday, and "I'm Not Gonna Cry" brings us back to the raw funk intensity of Genuine with a squealing tenor solo and a fiery vocal. Side one wraps with a scorching studio performance of "When I Come Home", long a highlight of the band's live show but rearing its head on album here for the first time as well.

"What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes?" kicks the second side off with a bang. A strong anti-war message pours over a revolutionary mid-tempo groove, accentuated by the conga work of the legendary Johnny Griggs of JB's fame, while Settling In is a greasy rhythm and blues grinder. And who says Christmas can't be soulful? Jones et al. make it so over their sought after holiday exclusive, "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects." Next is an energetic romp into Motown intensity with "New Shoes", a walking-out-the door belter that picks up where These Boots Were Made For Walking left off. Without A Trace shows yet another dimension of the band, stretching a dreamy mid-tempo groove down the road to Memphis and back. The record winds up with a deep laid back cover of Shuggie Otis' psychedelic soul jam "Inspiration Information." From the first note to the last, Soul Time! confirms this band's place at the head of the table as the world's greatest funk and soul showband. Whether you're a lifetime fan, or just getting turned on, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' have yet again made a record that will blow your mind. Get ready world, because It's Soul Time!

Upcoming Events:

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

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

Video of the Week:

Bear Creek Festival - Treehouse Afterparty All Star Jam

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Lee Crumpton

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New Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Phish, Warren Haynes, Levon Helm, & Venice Gas House Trolley plus news from the scene, upcoming festivals & more!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
BIG Something's Nick MacDaniels will be the featured guest tonight on the Artie Kornfeld show at 10pm
The Big Up Festival 2011 Final Lineup Announcement
HGMN Welcomes Venice Gas House Trolley
Sullivan Hall June events with HGMN Artists
HGMN Welcomes Dub Is A Weapon
Perpetual Groove Lends A Hand
NedFest 2011
Strange Arrangement - Polygraph CD review

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New Releases:

Bela Fleck & the Flectones - Rocket Science CD Bela Fleck & the Flecktones - Rocket Science CD - Groundbreaking banjoist/composer/bandleader Bela Fleck has reconvened the original Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, the extraordinary initial line-up of his incredible combo. Rocket Science marks the first recording by the first fab four Flecktones in almost two decades, with pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy back in the fold alongside Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist/ Drumitarist Roy 'Futureman' Wooten. Far from being a wistful trip back in time, the album sees the Grammy Award-winning quartet creating some of the most forward thinking music of their long, storied career.

 

Warren Haynes Warren Haynes - Man in Motion CD - Warren Haynes continues to be one of the most lauded straight-ahead rock lead guitarists performing today. But with his latest album his superior vocals are also at the forefront. Haynes' bold and emotive delivery, shimmering with his smoky vibrato is not to be missed. The album features Ivan Neville on organ and background vocals, Ian McLagan on piano, Ruthie Foster on background vocals, George Porter Jr. on bass and Ron Holloway on saxophone. The album was recorded live in studio to capture all of the emotion, passion and spontaneity at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios on two-inch tape with vintage tube microphones. Beyond his solo work, Warren Haynes is also known as the front-man for GOV'T MULE and vocalist and guitarist for THE ALLMAN BROTHERS and THE DEAD.

 

The Mix - Live CDPhish - Live in Utica (2 DVD/2CD) - The Utica box set features the complete October 20, 2010 performance on 2 DVDs and 2 CDs. The box set presents three hours of crucial Phish in an intimate venue with an inspired audience that returned the energy at every turn.

The nearly three hours of music on the Utica box set was recorded with 60 channels of digital multi-track and beautifully mixed and mastered, appearing on the DVD's in 5.1 Dolby surround and full-resolution, uncompressed PCM stereo. The video was shot with 8 cameras (16:9 widescreen), recorded and post-edited in High Definition. Combining a stellar performance with gorgeous improvisation and a healthy sense of adventure, Utica makes it clear that the band is back and playing for keeps.


 

Venice Gas House Trolley - Burst Open CDVenice Gas House Trolley - Burst Open CD - Cerebral Groovalicious Existential Sacred Fusion Rock from Venice Gas House Trolley featuring electric guitar and percussion! A morning-gold explosion of multi-colored sparks!

This full length (over 54 minutes of music) CD is VGHT's most fully realized, funky, jammin' and agressively rockin' album to date. Tracks range from the Flowpoetry inspired title track Burst Open (Dance) to the political heaviness of Bomb Drop and Busted And Wasted to the roots reggae rubba dub of Layin' Low. Add in some skanky blues, psychedelic rock and roll, and some of VHGT's unique take on the Amerian West and you have an album that will move your body and your mind. Recorded in Madison, WI at The Blast House Studios and officially released Spring 2011.

 

Levon Helm - Ramble at the RymanLevon Helm - Ramble at the Ryman CD or DVD - On September 17, 2008, the legendary Levon Helm took his beloved Midnight Ramble on the road to one of America's treasured music venues, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. Accompanied by such stellar players like Buddy Miller, John Hiatt, Sheryl Crow, George Receli, Sam Bush and Billy Bob Thornton, the Levon Helm Band created an unforgettable night of stage magic.

The collections features the Levon Helm Band in a musical tour through the American songbook, performing classics from Helm's time with The Band, as well as song's from his Grammy winning release Dirt Farmer and tunes from other artists such as Chuck Berry, the Carter Family and more.

Coming Soon:

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Blast From the Past:

Perpetual Groove - Sweet Oblivious Antidote CDPerpetual Groove - Sweet Oblivious Antidote CD - Our 2002 Studio Album of the Year! Our review: It would sell the Savannah, GA based quartet Perpetual Groove a little short to encapsulate their music with a catch phrase. Mercifully, the ebullient group has provided listeners with a perfect verbal synopsis of their sound with the title of their debut album Sweet Oblivious Antidote. Even the album's artwork provides a glimpse into P-Groove's eclectic attitude. The outside is done in the style of an antique medicine bottle and below the disc tray is a grainy grocery-bag colored photo of the band, but the liner notes are decidedly futuristic. This all-inclusive vibe is evident from the first track, "Three Weeks", which rides a genuine rock-ballad groove before launching upwards into the electronic skyline. The lyrics are desperate but hopeful. Yin and Yang prevail.

Focusing on creating a singular sound rather than blatantly showcasing their obvious individual talent, P-Groove molds the overwhelmingly happy tones of their music into various shapes. Thankfully, their sweetly optimistic outlook avoids the realm of the corny. They coax a huge sound from their utilitarian guitar/bass/keys/drums setup, stoking a universal psychedelic fire that lately seemed to be fizzling. There's sun-drenched, barefoot bounce-rock that actually springs from group effort instead of the well-tested verse-solo-verse format. Sections of trance-like intent grow from what seems like trial and error repetition. They also demonstrate the ability to garnish their less frenetic material with enough dynamic pulse and lyrical structure to give it an epic feel. This music succeeds because the band can weave ideas around each other in countless ways. The album pulls the listener in at a steady pace, never jarring the ear but gently persuading it with subtle melodic shifts ("Perihelion"), nifty multi-sectional compositions ("Sundog"), and instantly familiar hooks ("TSM2"). Buoyed by vocals that are actually relevant and pleasing, Sweet Oblivious Antidote glides further into the endless groove with sublime tunes like "Teakwood Betz" and the Flecktones-sounding "Astromonkey". "Astromonkey" bursts into musical permagrin with a percussive, island-hopping climax and giant rock-and-roll ending. The title track brings the album to a fitting close with dense vocal harmonies, sparkling mid-tempo roots rock, and a soaring, dramatic ending. With this album, Perpetual Groove offers soothing relief for the aching muscles of jam-rock. - Bryan Rodgers

Released in 2002. On sale this week for $9.99!

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Zero - Absolute Zero CD Zero - Absolute Zero CD - The first ZERO recording, never released until now; it was the inception of the band's instrumental repertoire. The studio album was recorded in the early eighties and performed by Zero's founding members: Steve Kimock; guitar and bass; Greg Anton: drums and piano. Remastered by Brian Risner in 2011, the high-fidelity studio recording was the starting point for what was to become one of San Francisco's premier improvisational jazz/rock bands.

"The band revolves around two remarkable musicians; guitarist Steve Kimock and drummer Greg Anton, composers of the band's music and the sparkplugs driving the band's improvisational rock." ~ Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

 

The Mix - Live CDThe Mix - Live CD - John Kadlecik (Further), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles/CS&N), Kevin Rosen (Dark Star Orchestra), Greg Anton (Zero)...got together in 2003 and toured the country, writing songs and rocking out. This live compilation, recorded from San Francisco to Albuquerque, features original songs written by the band and extended guitar and organ jams from some of the best players on the rock and roll circuit in America.

 

 

GalacticGalactic - Another Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans CD - As a follow-up to what may be the definitive New Orleans tribute album, Galactic present a live album that is both a continuation of the diverse musical worlds they explored on YA KAMAY, and a searing document from one of the great live bands of our time. Recorded at the legendary New Orleans club Tipitina s with a host of guests - some like Big Freedia carrying over from YA KA MAY, others like Cyril Neville and Trombone Shorty new to the crew The Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans is an important summation of a band and its intense relationship with its fabled hometown. Only in New Orleans could a night this funky, sweaty and wild also be so profound.

 

BeatleJamBeatleJam - Live at the Keswick Theatre CD - UK pressing of this live album from the jam band supergroup consisting of Matt Abs (Govt Mule), Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), Slick Aguilar (Jefferson Starship) and Johnny Neel (Govt Mule, Allman Brothers, Lonny Mack). Beatlejam are a sort of spin off from the successful US jam band Blue Floyd only this time its Beatles songs rather than the Pink Floyd, given the unique jam spin.

 

 

Zigaboo Modeliste - New Life CDZigaboo Modeliste - New Life CD - Legendary drummer Zigaboo Modeliste releases his 4th solo album on his label JZM Records entitled New Life. With elements of rock, funk, and blues on a timeless R&B base, this record features the iconic drumming and celebratory songwriting style of Zigaboo and his hometown of New Orleans. It also incorporates the talents of several music icons including legendary arranger Wardell Quezerque, saxophonist Norbert Stachel, and trumpeter Mic Gillet of Tower of Power fame.

A key ingredient in the outstanding flavor of New Life is the musical rapport these truly skilled artists created with Zigaboo. Musicians from both New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area came together to create a fun, upbeat album that is a notable addition to the New Orleans musical tradition. Included in the star-studded lineup is guitarist Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers, Madeleine Peyroux), master percussionist Bill Summers (Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder), keyboardist Eamonn Flynn (The Commitments), and organist Joe Krown (Gatemouth Brown).

 

Eric Lindell - Cazadero CDRandall Bramblett & Geoff Achison - Jammin in the Attic CD - Every once in a while lightening strikes and, if you get lucky, it gets captured! That's what happened on 6/13/10 when this live performance at the legendary Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA was recorded. This CD is a wonderful example of what can happen when two great musicians and songwriters join forces. The dynamic duo alternate between Randall's songs and Geoff's original tunes, and the result is greater than the sum of the parts. Check out how Achison's sensitive accompaniment enhances Bramblett's "Nobody's Problem" or how Randall's sax perfectly complements Geoff's "Rule the World." Oliver Wood of King Johnson adds scorching electric guitar licks to tunes like Achison's "Jungle" and Bramblett's "Get In Get Out," proving that with musicians of this caliber, more is definitely merrier! They are joined by: Yonrico Scott - drums, Ted Pecchio - bass, Oliver Wood - electric guitar

Cowyboy Reunion 2010 CDBoyer & Talton - Cowboy Reunion 2010 CD - Cowboy is one of those bands that brings back strong memories of the 70s heyday of Capricorn Records. From playing on Gregg Allman's classic Laid Back and the follow-up live CD, The Gregg Allman Tour to creating masterpieces like "Please Be With Me," "Time Will Take Us,"and "All My Friends," they defined the laid-back, country soul of that time and place. Cowboy influenced everyone from Eric Clapton and Bonnie Bramblett to the Marshall Tucker Band, and the Southern Rock movement wouldn't have been the same without them. They not only recorded four albums for Capricorn, they also played on numerous other releases for other artists on the label. With all of their original Capricorn albums out of print, for many years Cowboy fans had nothing but memories of the original band and their scratchy old vinyl LPs to remind them of this underrated supergroup. However, on December 17th, 2010, that all changed when Cowboy played their first show in years at the Capitol Theater in Macon, Georgia. It was an extraordinary night full of love and laughter and memories with this wonderful band as they played at a level that few achieve. The set list flowed from one hit into the next and the playing and singing was heartfelt and passionate - as homecomings should be. Cowboy Reunion 2010 features great playing, great harmony vocals, and one of the most impressive songwriting catalogs of any band around. Trust us when we say that no Cowboy fan should be without this disc!

 

Upcoming Events:

May 20-22 - The Hangout - Gulf Shores, AL

May 27-29 - Groverfest - Ferguson, NC

June 3-5 - Smilefest Reunion - Pinnacle, NC *

June 9-12 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN

June 15-18 - IfdaKamp - Kiel, WI

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

Video of the Week:

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones - Rocket Science mini-documentary

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