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New Mickey Hart DVD and a new double CD Live From Wanee 2013 by Electric Hot Tuna!

In this issue:

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

Home Grown Radio!

Latest News & Reviews:

Max Allen Band - Everyone Thinks You're Weird CD review

Grant Farm - Grant Farm CD review

Harvest Festival launches band contest

 

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New Releases

Mickey Hart DVDMickey Hart - Innovators in Music DVD - A fascinating and compelling glimpse into Mickey Hart's magical, musical world.
Alongside his work of nearly 30 years as a drummer with iconic rock band the Grateful Dead, MICKEY HART has flourished as a solo artist,bandleader and author. INNOVATORS IN MUSIC was fortunate to spend the better part of two days at Mickey's home and studio in a remote area of northern California.
Bonus Materials:
Mickey's tour of his instruments
Interview with Zakir Hussein
Interview with Sikiuru Adepoju
Music Extras: Obama Rap, The Ballophone Jam, The Beast Jam

Electric Hot Tuna Live!Electric Hot Tuna - Live at 2013 Wanee Music Festival (2 CDs) - Electric Hot Tuna! Professionally recorded live at Wanee Music Festival on April 18, 2013. 2 CDs! TRACKS: 1. I See The Light (7:31) 2. Children Of Zion (4:43) 3. Can't Be Satisfied (7:46) 4. Ode To Billy Dean > True Religion (12:45) 5. Hesitation Blues (6:13) DISC2: 1. A Little Faster (4:46) 2. Bow Legged Woman (9:16) 3. Stage banter 1 (1:22) 4. Vicksburg Stomp (4:53) 5. Rock Me Baby (8:18) 6. Funky #7 (14:36)

 

 

Coming Soon

Mickey Hart - Superorganism CDMickey Hart - SUPERORGANISM- In the past two years, Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead/Mickey Hart Band) has sonified the Universe, the Golden Gate Bridge, the America's Cup, and now, he is going even deeper. On his new record SUPERORGANISM, Hart is breaking new ground by combining music with science and the human body. This time we journey into the micro, the hidden worlds of rhythm within us, within our bodies, says Hart. My brain wave signals are reimagined in sound using a cap with electrodes that can read the throbs and signals of the brain. I have also sonified the sounds of stem cells, and heart rhythms for this recording. On SUPERORGANISM, Hart has once again paired up with longtime collaborator and Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter, as well as, many special guest musicians.

 

Last Week:

Michael Franti & SpearheadMichael Franti & Spearhead - All People CD - “All People is about the beauty of diversity, being your authentic self in a crazy world and the infinite power of love,” added Franti. “For everyone that's been with us for days or decades, I really appreciate the love that you've given us. The music is for you and you inspire us.”

Franti’s impressive career spans decades, albums and many achievements. The singer, poet and activist has amassed an extensive and rabid fanbase, and draws sell-out crowds by virtue of his electrifying live shows.

DumpstaphunkIvan Neville's Dumpstaphunk - Dirty Word CD - A decade into the formation of Dumpstaphunk, the New Orleans all-star collective Ivan Neville (vocals, B3 and Clav), the double bass attack and soulful voices of Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie (formerly with Beyonce s all-female band) on drums and vocals releases their third studio album, Dirty Word.

Dirty Word offers a fresh and varied take on funk, blues, gospel, second-line, R&B and rock n roll. The album features special guest appearances by Art Neville, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Skerik, Ani DiFranco and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

Honey Island Swamp Band Honey Island Swamp Band - Cane Sugar CD - In 2005 guitarists/songwriters Chris Mule and Aaron Wilkinson were left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, marooned in San Francisco, and mulling an uncertain future with fellow refugees, bassist Sam Price drummer Garland Paul. Honey Island Swamp Band is formed and returns home to New Orleans, quickly gaining recognition as a burgeoning local act. Their great songs - heavily influenced by the roots music of Lowell George & Little Feat, The Band, Gram Parsons, and New Orleans own Dr. John - and their burn-the-house-down live shows, mark the band as an upcoming regional powerhouse. In 2013 Eight years of incessant touring have garnered a sizable fan base across the country. Grammy winner producer, John Porter, comes on board to record their first national release, Cane Sugar . It is Honey Island Swamp Band's own special brew Bayou Americana - a blend of Blues, Southern rock boogie, Appalachian music and New Orleans swamp funk that is decidedly all their own.

Roots of Creation CD/DVDRoots of Creation - Live at Bella Terra Festival (. . . And Stoned at Church) CD/DVD - 2013 New England Music Award Winners, Roots of Creation, mix roots and dub reggae with guitar-heavy rock and electronica, all wrapped around lead singer/guitarist Brett Wilson’s introspective and consciousness laden lyrics.

RoC’s newest release, a DVD/CD set, Live at Bella Terra Festival (. . . And Stoned at Church), captures the band as a five-piece, during a tour, from the east coast to Chicago to Eastern Canada, in August 2011. At Bella Terra in Stephentown, NY, RoC performed directly after the headliner, Mickey Hart. As thousands of fans poured from the main stage over to the late-night tent, ROC delivered a truly unique music experience with thumping reggae bass lines, piercing guitar licks, and an electronic-dub sound only this band could create.

The Royal NoiseThe Royal Noise - Unbreakable CD - Philadelphia’s premier jazz-funk collective has quickly established itself as a high energy, grooving crew. Drawing from vintage and contemporary influences alike, they are forging an ebullient fusion of sinewy funk, gritty jazz, psychedelic rock and live hip-hop elements with a distinctly southern flavor, reminiscent of funk fusion acts like Herbie Hancock, Lost Tribe, Lettuce and Mother Funk Conspiracy.

This is the group's second studio release, produced by Shane Baldwin at Elevated Basement in Savannah, GA. Their latest efforts feature infectious grooves, hypnotic melodies and an evolution in sonic textures, drawing influence from such acts as Frank Zappa and mid-period Herbie Hancock, as this "bunch of rhythm devils" (Brian Robbins, Jambands.com) continues to redefine modern jazz-funk fusion. Also available: The Royal Noise - Keep On Moving CD

Sonny Moorman GroupSonny Moorman Group - More Live as Hell CD - Noted music Journalist Randy McNutt may have said it best, "He can flat-out play—and sing... Sounds have been passed from blues giant Freddy King to Lonnie Mack to Sonny Moorman." "I came to play" says Sonny Moorman. "I was raised in the bars my folks owned in and around Hamilton, OH and got to hear world class artists Lonnie Mack, Cal Collins, Dumpy Rice, Troy Seals, Wayne Perry, and a score of others up close and personal and learned one thing – all the hype in the world doesn't mean a thing unless you can back it up!" Back it up he does - one heck of a blues power trio! Also available: Sonny Moorman Group - Live as Hell CD & Sonny Moorman - Live at the Cincy Blues Fest! CD

Frank Zappa DVDFrank Zappa - A Token of His Extreme DVD - Recorded on August 27, 1974 at KCET in Hollywood, A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME features Frank Zappa with five incredibly talented band members for this extravaganza of live music. The line-up exists of Frank Zappa guitar, percussion, vocals; George Duke keyboards, finger cymbals, tambourine, vocals; Napoleon Murphy Brock sax, vocals; Ruth Underwood percussion; Tom Fowler bass; Chester Thompson drums.

The Program, as edited and thoroughly tweezed & produced by FZ for Honker Home Video includes these delights: The Dog Breath Variations/ Uncle Meat, Montana, Earl Of Duke (George Duke), Florentine Pogen, Stink-Foot, Pygmy Twylyte, Room Service, Inca Roads, Oh No, Son Of Orange County, More Trouble Every Day, A Token Of My Extreme.

Upcoming Events:

Aug 8-10 - 28th Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash - Terra Alta, WV

Aug 8-10 - Whippersnap Music Festival - Yorkville, IL

Aug 14-18 - ARISE Music Festival - Loveland, CO

Aug 22-24 - Camp Barefoot - Bartow, WV

Aug 29-Sept 1 - Mantrabash - Ferguson, NC

Aug 29-Sept 1 - Two Rivers Music & Arts Festival - Terra Alta, WV

Sept 5-8 - Interlocken - Arrington, VA

Video of the Week:

BIG Something - New album preview and fundraiser

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

 
     





  

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New releases from Michael Franti & Spearhead, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Honey Island Swamp Band, The Royal Noise, Roots of Creation and more!

In this issue:

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

Home Grown Radio!

Latest News & Reviews:

HGMN Welcomes The Royal Noise

The BIG What? Festivalreview and photos

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New Releases

Michael Franti & SpearheadMichael Franti & Spearhead - All People CD - “All People is about the beauty of diversity, being your authentic self in a crazy world and the infinite power of love,” added Franti. “For everyone that's been with us for days or decades, I really appreciate the love that you've given us. The music is for you and you inspire us.”

Franti’s impressive career spans decades, albums and many achievements. The singer, poet and activist has amassed an extensive and rabid fanbase, and draws sell-out crowds by virtue of his electrifying live shows.

DumpstaphunkIvan Neville's Dumpstaphunk - Dirty Word CD - A decade into the formation of Dumpstaphunk, the New Orleans all-star collective Ivan Neville (vocals, B3 and Clav), the double bass attack and soulful voices of Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie (formerly with Beyonce s all-female band) on drums and vocals releases their third studio album, Dirty Word.

Dirty Word offers a fresh and varied take on funk, blues, gospel, second-line, R&B and rock n roll. The album features special guest appearances by Art Neville, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Skerik, Ani DiFranco and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers).

Honey Island Swamp Band Honey Island Swamp Band - Cane Sugar CD - In 2005 guitarists/songwriters Chris Mule and Aaron Wilkinson were left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, marooned in San Francisco, and mulling an uncertain future with fellow refugees, bassist Sam Price drummer Garland Paul. Honey Island Swamp Band is formed and returns home to New Orleans, quickly gaining recognition as a burgeoning local act. Their great songs - heavily influenced by the roots music of Lowell George & Little Feat, The Band, Gram Parsons, and New Orleans own Dr. John - and their burn-the-house-down live shows, mark the band as an upcoming regional powerhouse. In 2013 Eight years of incessant touring have garnered a sizable fan base across the country. Grammy winner producer, John Porter, comes on board to record their first national release, Cane Sugar . It is Honey Island Swamp Band's own special brew Bayou Americana - a blend of Blues, Southern rock boogie, Appalachian music and New Orleans swamp funk that is decidedly all their own.

Roots of Creation CD/DVDRoots of Creation - Live at Bella Terra Festival (. . . And Stoned at Church) CD/DVD - 2013 New England Music Award Winners, Roots of Creation, mix roots and dub reggae with guitar-heavy rock and electronica, all wrapped around lead singer/guitarist Brett Wilson’s introspective and consciousness laden lyrics.

RoC’s newest release, a DVD/CD set, Live at Bella Terra Festival (. . . And Stoned at Church), captures the band as a five-piece, during a tour, from the east coast to Chicago to Eastern Canada, in August 2011. At Bella Terra in Stephentown, NY, RoC performed directly after the headliner, Mickey Hart. As thousands of fans poured from the main stage over to the late-night tent, ROC delivered a truly unique music experience with thumping reggae bass lines, piercing guitar licks, and an electronic-dub sound only this band could create.

The Royal NoiseThe Royal Noise - Unbreakable CD - Philadelphia’s premier jazz-funk collective has quickly established itself as a high energy, grooving crew. Drawing from vintage and contemporary influences alike, they are forging an ebullient fusion of sinewy funk, gritty jazz, psychedelic rock and live hip-hop elements with a distinctly southern flavor, reminiscent of funk fusion acts like Herbie Hancock, Lost Tribe, Lettuce and Mother Funk Conspiracy.

This is the group's second studio release, produced by Shane Baldwin at Elevated Basement in Savannah, GA. Their latest efforts feature infectious grooves, hypnotic melodies and an evolution in sonic textures, drawing influence from such acts as Frank Zappa and mid-period Herbie Hancock, as this "bunch of rhythm devils" (Brian Robbins, Jambands.com) continues to redefine modern jazz-funk fusion. Also available: The Royal Noise - Keep On Moving CD

Sonny Moorman GroupSonny Moorman Group - More Live as Hell CD - Noted music Journalist Randy McNutt may have said it best, "He can flat-out play—and sing... Sounds have been passed from blues giant Freddy King to Lonnie Mack to Sonny Moorman." "I came to play" says Sonny Moorman. "I was raised in the bars my folks owned in and around Hamilton, OH and got to hear world class artists Lonnie Mack, Cal Collins, Dumpy Rice, Troy Seals, Wayne Perry, and a score of others up close and personal and learned one thing – all the hype in the world doesn't mean a thing unless you can back it up!" Back it up he does - one heck of a blues power trio! Also available: Sonny Moorman Group - Live as Hell CD & Sonny Moorman - Live at the Cincy Blues Fest! CD

Frank Zappa DVDFrank Zappa - A Token of His Extreme DVD - Recorded on August 27, 1974 at KCET in Hollywood, A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME features Frank Zappa with five incredibly talented band members for this extravaganza of live music. The line-up exists of Frank Zappa guitar, percussion, vocals; George Duke keyboards, finger cymbals, tambourine, vocals; Napoleon Murphy Brock sax, vocals; Ruth Underwood percussion; Tom Fowler bass; Chester Thompson drums.

The Program, as edited and thoroughly tweezed & produced by FZ for Honker Home Video includes these delights: The Dog Breath Variations/ Uncle Meat, Montana, Earl Of Duke (George Duke), Florentine Pogen, Stink-Foot, Pygmy Twylyte, Room Service, Inca Roads, Oh No, Son Of Orange County, More Trouble Every Day, A Token Of My Extreme.

Coming Soon

Mickey Hart DVDMickey Hart - Innovators in Music DVD - A fascinating and compelling glimpse into Mickey Hart's magical, musical world.
Alongside his work of nearly 30 years as a drummer with iconic rock band the Grateful Dead, MICKEY HART has flourished as a solo artist,bandleader and author. INNOVATORS IN MUSIC was fortunate to spend the better part of two days at Mickey's home and studio in a remote area of northern California.
Bonus Materials:
Mickey's tour of his instruments
Interview with Zakir Hussein
Interview with Sikiuru Adepoju
Music Extras: Obama Rap, The Ballophone Jam, The Beast Jam

 

Last Week:

Robert Randolph & the Family BandRobert Randolph & The Family Band - Lickety Split CD - When Robert Randolph talks about his new album, Lickety Split, a few words come up over and over—"joy," "freedom," "energy." Which is no surprise, really, because those are the same things that immediately spring into a listener's mind when these twelve tracks from the virtuoso pedal steel guitarist and his longtime accompanists, the Family Band, explode out of the speakers.

"My thing is really upbeat, uptempo, with great guitar riffs," says Randolph, summarizing his musical ambitions, "but also catchy choruses and lyrics that someday will make this music into classic tunes."

BIG What? 2013 TsThe BIG What? 2013 Official Festival T-shirt - 100% cotton Gildan T-shirts (limited supply)
THE BIG WHAT? on the back
Question Mark on the front made with all the bands' names, date and venue.

Festival featured BIG Something, The Mantras, Dopapod, Zach Deputy, Big Daddy Love, Jimkata, Consider the Source, The Heavy Pets, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Les Racquet & many more!

 

 

Cover Story DVDThe Cover Story - Album Art (2 DVD) chronicles the stories behind some of the iconic album covers of the 12 inch LP era. The story behind the controversial Blind Faith album cover featuring a topless eleven year old girl, who for the first time (some 45 years later) discusses how she feels about the historic cover. The Nirvana baby, Yoko Ono, Storm Thorgerson, Roger Dean, Stanley Mouse, Victor Moscoso, Jim Marshall, and Henry Diltz (among others) discuss their contributions to this all but gone art form. Are we losing artifact in the age of digital downloads is also discussed.

 

 

New Officially Licensed Grateful Dead T-shirts! Click images for a better look.

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Upcoming Events:

Aug 8-10 - 28th Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash - Terra Alta, WV

Aug 8-10 - Whippersnap Music Festival - Yorkville, IL

Aug 14-18 - ARISE Music Festival - Loveland, CO

Aug 22-24 - Camp Barefoot - Bartow, WV

Aug 29-Sept 1 - Mantrabash - Ferguson, NC

Aug 29-Sept 1 - Two Rivers Music & Arts Festival - Terra Alta, WV

Sept 5-8 - Interlocken - Arrington, VA

* Look for the HGMN booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Roots of Creation - "Peace Love & Music" from Live at Bella Terra DVD

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

     





  

Halloween Shows 2012

It's the weekend before Halloween.Come out and celebrate with some of your favorite HGMN artists!

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New Keller Williams, Roots of Creation, Easy Star All Stars, Jerry Garcia, Brushfire Stankgrass and Jesse McReynolds and Friends "Songs of the Grateful Dead".
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
HGMN Welcomes Green Hit
Conscious Alliance will host 7th Annual "Holiday Meal Drive" in November
Roots of Creation - ROC Live Vol 2 CD review
Telepath live in Asheville 10/14 review


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New Additions:

Keller Williams - Kids CDKeller Williams - Kids CD - A true original, Keller Williams has won the hearts and imaginations of a seething tide of young adults who are musically 'in the know.' With his sixteenth album, Kids, Keller stakes out his next conquest- the absolute adoration of the under-10 crowd and their parents, caregivers, and relatives. With Kids, Keller creates a style of family music that's all his own, and reaches his young audience in a way that matters. While other performers play for kids, Keller plays with them. For the album, Keller takes influences of traditional bluegrass, 'Chester & Lester' innovative guitar technique, Robin Williams, and Bobby McFerrin and transports them to warp level. And though Keller's virtuosity extends through his phenomenal instrumental technique and range of vocal styles and effects, he never allows his supreme musicianship to get in the way of the pure joy of the music. Keller Williams' high standards are preserved in his first CD for children and families, Kids.


Roots of Creation - RoC Live Vol. 2 CD Roots of Creation - RoC Live Vol. 2 CD - Nationally touring Reggae-Rock-Dubtronica band, Roots of Creation, releases their widely anticipated fourth album, RoC Live Vol. #2 (Harmonized Records). Based out of New Hampshire RoC toured extensively 2008-10, playing 300+ shows around the country and the US Virgin Islands. The selections for this new album were chosen from the best performances of 2009 and 2010, including songs from their very popular sets at Wormtown and Nateva Music Festivals, The Paradise Rock Club in Boston and more. Live Vol #2 features the hit single 'Policy' and stylistic covers of classics by the Talking Heads and Tom Petty. Other album highlights include epic instrumentals 'Mammoth' and 'Dubby Conqueror.'


Jesse McReynolds & Friends - Songs of the Grateful Dead CDJesse McReynolds & Friends - Songs of the Grateful Dead CD - Recorded by one of our greatest music legends, American treasure, mandolin innovator and stylist Jesse McReynolds. Known for his singing, arranging, songwriting, musical wizardry and recognized for his musical virtuosity, Jesse is a 45 yr veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, multiple Grammy nominee and winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee. Songs of the Grateful Dead, performed with his friends, David Nelson (New Riders Of The Purple Sage) and Stu Allen, is Jesse's take on 12 of the finest Grateful Dead Songs ever written by Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia plus a new original song penned by Jesse & Grateful Dead Songwriter, Robert Hunter. "Jesse's singing voice is like a long-lost brother voice between Jerry Garcia and David Nelson. Everyone who knows their work and is fortunate enough to hear this record will know what I mean. What a trio you'd all have made! The singing is steady and strong. Jerry would approve, I'm certain." - Robert Hunter. Currently on sale, 20% off list price!
Easy Star All Stars - Dubber Side of the Moon CDEasy Star All Stars - Dubber Side of the Moon CD
-Dubber Side of the Moon features the complete sequence of Dub Side of the Moon remixed by a handpicked list of cutting edge and legendary producers. Since its release in 2003, Dub Side of the Moon has been a phenomenon, spending 7 years on the Billboard charts, selling over 200,000 copies worldwide and kicking off the still-growing-strong recording and touring career of the Easy All-Stars. The band has now put its music into the hands of Grove Corporation, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Dubphonic, Liquid Agents, Dubmatix, Dreadzone, Victor Rice, Kalbata, Scientist, Michael G, Border Crossing and J.Viewz and the results are a futuristic foray deeper into the unchartered territory traveled by the original release. Mixing deep dub grooves, up to the minute dub step riddims, and more, Dubber Side is a journey fans old and new alike will want to take.

Brushfire Stankgrass - One for the Salamanders CDBrushfire Stankgrass - One for the Salamanders CD - The remarkable chemistry and live experimentation in the music of Brushfire Stankgrass begins with its founding members, Ben & Will Saylor. The brothers began playing music in the Suzuki method at the age of three and picked up the banjo and guitar at 10 & 12, respectively. They still maintain their bluegrass chops today, but have added some Moog analog effects and "trance-mountain dub" rhythms to create a style which has moved beyond the traditional into truly uncharted territory; they call it Stankgrass. Mixing Moog effects with bluegrass backbeats, the sound of Brushfire Stankgrass is instantly unique. The Asheville group was recently voted into The Mountain Xpress' "Best of WNC" for the second year running, tying with The Steep Canyon Rangers & Steve Martin in the bluegrass/oldtime category. While the music is certainly not straight bluegrass, the sound is undeniably derived from mountain musical traditions. Their eclectically entertaining live performances have earned the band a loyal following.

Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales - Hooteroll?+2 CDJerry Garcia & Howard Wales - Hooteroll?+2 CD - Keyboardist Howard Wales and guitarist Jerry Garcia teamed up often in the early 1970's, holding jam sessions at nearby clubs and recording this largely ignored studio album. The music on Hooteroll? is a natural extension of the sublime jazz-fusion that had begun to change jazz music. This is psychedelic, interstellar rock with healthy doses of funk, jazz, and 70's style soul. Features John Kahn on bass, Bill Vitt on drums, and Martin Fierro on sax/flute. A classic California lineup and an album that you won't believe you missed!

* A classic, this record is Jerry Garcia's first non-Grateful Dead work!
* Special digipak reissue never available before in America features stunning art by Mati Klarwein.
* Hooteroll? shows early-era Dead influence, yet incorporates the years of experience accrued by Garcia. Some very unique music is created in this session, and lets the listener see how Garcia could branch out to do something different--more experimental, more off-the-cuff, and more spontaneous.
* Using a seven-piece band and implementing organs, sax, trumpet, guitars, bass, and drums, kaleidoscopic musical waves and journeys combine to make a very diverse and jam-filled record.
Includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, SHE ONCE LIVED HERE and SWEET COCAINE, recorded live in 1972, and A TRIP TO WHAT NEXT, from the original LP, on CD for the first time!



Coming Soon:

November 2 - 7 Walkers - 7 Walkers CD

Buckwheat Zydeco's Bayou Boogie CD

Last Week:

Phish - Coral Sky DVDPhish - Coral Sky DVD - On November 2nd, 1996, Phish performed at Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, FL; the only outdoor shed show of the Fall Tour. A long-time fan favorite, the show features special guests including Karl Perazzo (from Santana) on percussion throughout and Butch Trucks (from The Allman Brothers Band), playing drums during the encore. Along with a few palm trees, the DVD showcases the birth of the band's more rhythmic, textured group improv style and conveys their and the crowd's excitement at the breakthrough.The audio for the DVD is fully mixed and mastered for 5.1 surround.




Mike Gordon - Moss CDMike Gordon - Moss CD - The fascinating thing is that he's able to evoke concepts as ethereal as this not just lyrically but musically. Songs like "Spiral" and "The Void" detour into evocatively abstract, meterless areas of sound with a mysterious, textural richness. On the other hand, such numbers as "Can't Stand Still" and "Fire From a Stick" - both joyfully devoted to muses, mentors and the ecstatic wellspring of inspiration - are infectious, danceable, upbeat and viscerally planted in the here and now.

Three years in the making, Moss is the later chapter in an ongoing collaboration between Gordon and his creative sounding board, Jared Slomoff. Gordon, of course, sings and plays bass, as well as a variety of other instruments, including guitar, piano and drum programming. Slomoff co-produced and contributed some singing, playing and programming as well.

Drummers Joe Russo and Doug Belote crop up throughout the album, and other guests include organist Marco Benevento and percussionist Ken Lovelett, who brought a few intriguing instruments of his own invention to Gordon's studio. Mike's bandmates in Phish - keyboardist Page McConnell and drummer Jon Fishman also make appearances.

Soulive - Rubber SouliveSoulive - Rubber Soulive CD
-The trio take on the Fab Four with their 7th studio release RUBBER SOULIVE, on Royal Family Records. With this 11-track instrumental ode to the greatest, Soulive joins the likes of Booker T, George Benson and Chet Atkins by putting their own spin on their favorite Beatles classics.

Kraz recalls, "It finally came together when we ended up back at Alan's studio in Hatfield, MA after a weekend of gigs last year... We were in the middle of unloading the gear when we decided it was time: You know what? Rather than driving home and then driving back in a few days, let's stay right here and work on that Beatles idea. It really was that spontaneous. I actually went to a music store and got a bunch of the new re-mastered stuff. The first day in the studio, we just did a lot of listening - listening and talking about which tunes to do and how to do them. We wanted to do some stuff that already sounded like it was in our lane - the groovier, funkier stuff. But we also wanted to delve into other songs that were more open to our interpretation, you know?"

Railroad Earth - Railroad Earth CDRailroad Earth - Railroad Earth CD - Consummate roots rockers Railroad Earth release of their first album for One Haven Music. The self-titled album was produced by Angelo Montrone in association with Michael Caplan (The Allman Brothers Band, Los Lonely Boys, Keb' Mo'). 'Railroad Earth' is the band's most diverse collection to date, with nine new exquisitely-crafted songs that range from rousing ballads and string band funk to wistful waltzes and quirky time signature folk.

Always at the forefront, though, is singer and songwriter Todd Sheaffer, whose aching vocals and evocative lyrics anchor the band. On 'Potter's Field,' his plain-spoken lyrics and earthy arrangements recall the panoramic storytelling of The Band, while album opener 'Long Walk Home' brings to mind the heartfelt soul searching of Wilco. 'On The Banks' displays Schaffer's raw emotive power in the quiet humility of his lyrics.

Green Hit - Purpose CD Green Hit - Purpose CD - Green HIt is a trio from Northwest Florida. The efforts of this collaboration have produced something truly unique, challenging, and tasteful. "purpose." is presented to you in all honesty. It is a live album which has been polished. "Live" - meaning all the players played simultaneously in the same room to record all of the music. There were no over-dubs, no click-tracks, and no safety net. "Polished" - meaning the sound was mixed and mastered in a traditional manner.

The whole of the album was recorded in three sessions during February and March of 2010. These sessions were held at 3rd Floor Recording, located at the Old Sacred Heart Hospital building, in Pensacola, FL., by Sean Peterson. All songs were written, arranged, and produced by members of Green Hit, and all songs are copyrighted by Green Hit.

It has been rumored that the Old Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola is haunted. During the recording sessions several anomalous occurrences met with the band. Some of sounds on the album were donated by multiple Lo-Fi radio stations via Chase's amp. The content of these offerings brings into question whether the occurrences were by chance or due to intervention.

Upcoming Events:

October 29-31 Moogfest 2010 - Asheville, NC

String Cheese Incident's Hulaween - Hampton, VA

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:

Roots of Creation - "Oh Lord" (Live Halloween 10/31/09 at the Colonial Theatre - Keene NH)

Happy Halloween!
Lee Crumpton

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RoC is back with another stellar live collection that mixes reggae, rock and electronica.

The Muddy River Jam Festival

Sixth annual event to be held this summer at the Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown, NJ on August 13-15, 2010.

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