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. 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 releases from Big Daddy Love, Scythian, Funky Seeds, Jake Clayton & more plus a new FloydFest review, Camp Barefoot photos & more!
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HGMN Welcomes Jake Clayton

Camp Barefoot 5 Photos

Floydfest X The Experience, July 28th - 31st 2011 review

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New Releases:

Big Daddy Love - Let it Grow CDBig Daddy Love - Let It Grow 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 call 'Appalachian Rock.' Above the mix, the lead vocals and acoustic guitar accompaniment of their principal songwriter, Daniel Justin Smith, command the listener's attention and call for the harmonies that arise in response. Twin leads of Stratocaster riffs and soaring Allman-esque slide guitar on the one hand, and electric and acoustic 5-string Scruggs / Fleck style banjo on the other-- like a typical Southern rock line-up, just replacing the second guitar with the banjo-- punctuate and emphasize what Smith delivers. These contrasting voices are anchored by a rhythm section that is equally at home in a groove or driving the bus with country, swing, funk or straight ahead rock. Live, with the lights on and the volume up, Big Daddy Love stretches the music out with top notch picking and ripping, delivering a stompin' good time rich with authentic Carolina soul. On Let It Grow, Big Daddy Love's signature Appalachian Rock sound is further refined in a collection of songs that seamlessly pick up where their critically acclaimed debut To The Mountain left off. With their "on the sleeve," sincere sentiments and first rate musicianship, Big Daddy Love may well be the antidote to the ongoing erosion of the roots sound, despite being-- in many ways-- a blue collar rock band with Appalachian flavor.

Jake Clayton's Barnyard StompJake Clayton's Barnyard Stomp CD - 12 genre-bending Instrumental songs that combine a mixture of Country, Bluegrass, Rock, and beyond! Largely uptempo, great for ALL ages, and perfect for the Friday Night Barn Party or the Sunday drive! 'Barnyard Stomp' not only showcases Jake Clayton's knack for merging traditional music with modern sounds, but it also spotlights Jake's unique abilities on multiple instruments. On this album, Jake played everything except drums and 2 guitar tracks! Guest musicians include Rob Daniels: guitarist and Barnyard Stomp producer, Troy Luccketta: drummer from the multi-platinum rock band 'TESLA', and Jack Gavin: one of Nashville's finest drummers!

Mofro - Brighter Days CD/DVD Funky Seeds - Taking Root CD - The Funky Seeds have put together Taking root as a collection of songs primarily the about experiences they have shared and explores their eclectic musical backgrounds. With the influences of multiple songwriters, you are bound to find yourself shaking your booty to Funky Root! From the bluesy, hip swaying Summer Rose which describes the antics of a travelling band in the summertime to the Caribbean and Latin vibes of Funky Root you can relive how the Seeds became a band. You can get a taste of organ-driven blues rock in Baby Baby or a funky, second-line New Orleans groove in Ghost of a Cat. The vocal stylings of Steve Scarcliff and Funky D dance around the ever-changing solos of Sean Hartley and Chris Sgammato, which is all held together by the solid grooves of J Sideway and Patty Schwing. Taking Root explores many different musical styles but every bit is undeniably Funky Seeds.

Scythian - American Shanty CDScythian - American Shanty CD -Scythian (sith-ee-yin) belts out a high-energy, adrenaline-peddling, interactive brand of music with one goal in mind; to get people on their feet and dancing. These classically trained musicians are natural showmen who seamlessly blend kicked-up Celtic, folk and world music, and deliver it with a punk-rock sensibility. Combine this with the driving rhythm of a jazz percussionist, and you've got the ingredients for a show you won't soon forget. In a single song, they transport an audience across the globe with the alluring and dramatic strains of gypsy fiddles, the bounce of a Celtic reel, and then cross back over the border to pick up a klezmer hook and some good old-fashioned bluegrass licks.

"American Shanty" has 15 original tracks featuring many guests, such as Grammy-award winner Jim Lauderdale, Jeff Mosier, Neal Anderson, the Asheville Horns, and more... Enjoy!


Abstract Logix New Universe Festival 2010 DVDAbstract Logix Live: The New Universe Music Festival 2010 DVD - On November 20 and 21, 2010, maverick record label Abstract Logix hosted a series of spectacular performances, featuring an array of artists who handily defy genre categorization in favor of unbridled expression. Among the featured musicians were pioneering guitarist John McLaughlin and his current band the 4th Dimension with special guest, world music legend tabla maestro Zakir Hussain; Widespread Panic guitar hero Jimmy Herring with his electric band; Return to Forever Drummer Lenny White; the all-star quartet Human Element (keyboardist Scott Kinsey, bassist Matt Garrison, percussionist Arto Tuncboyaciyan; fearless guitarist and improviser Wayne Krantz appearing with the amazing Anthony Jackson on bass; visionary Indian composer and drummer Ranjit Barot; and emerging guitar visionary Alex Machacek.

A 2 DVD Compilation featuring the music on the CD, along with over 60 minutes of the grand finale Jam tribute to John McLaughlin featuring all the artists of the festival along with behind the scenes footage and extensive interviews. -Jason Shadrick, Premier Guitar


MORE JAZZ FEST LIVE 2011 CDs!

All professionally recorded at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Little Freddie King Blues Band - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Boukman Eksperyans - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

The Bluerunners - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Jazz & Blues: Featuring Luther Kent, Phillip Manuel & Big Al Carson - Live at Jazz Fest 2011

Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Delfeayo Marsalis' Uptown Orchestra - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

 

Coming Soon:

Zach DeputyZach Deputy - Another Day CD - On his new release Another Day, soul-singer/songwriter/guitarist Zach Deputy-- with the help of Grammy-winning producer Scott Jacoby-- taps into the spirit of Al Green, Taj Mahal and Stevie Wonder, creating a soulful rhythm and blues album rich with ballads and mid-tempo songs. Another Day shows another side of a Zach Deputy-- well-known as a master of live looping and a staple in the grass-roots club and festival circuit-- and provides a glimpse at the soul of an artist and the depth of a songwriter. To handle the ever-present Latin, Caribbean and African elements in Zach Deputy's backbeat and place them in the contemporary soul / pop format of the songs, Jacoby tapped Graham Hawthorne (Aretha Franklin, Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, David Byrne) for the drum kit. Bassist Al Carty came into the studio the first day after having played four church gigs. Despite the list of artists he has recorded or toured with (Lou Reed, De La Soul, Carrie Underwood, Gavin DeGraw), the church gigs alone proved that Jacoby was on the mark with this choice for the low end. Zach Deputy is, after all, a soul singer whose music is underpinned by Gospel as much as by any other musical idiom. Equally at home in the Gospel tradition, pianist / organist Will Buthod (Jay-Z, Fat Joe, Alicia Keys, The Harlem Gospel Choir) completed the studio trio that fleshed out Zach's vision for the recording. Best described as soulful rhythm and blues, Another Day will appeal to fans of classic soul legends as well as fans of contemporary artists like Jack Johnson and Amos Lee.

Johnny Winter - Roots CDJohnny Winter - Roots CD - This album returns Johnny to his roots by paying homage to the iconic blues heroes whose pioneering music influenced Winter's own signature sound. Roots is the follow up to his Grammy-nominated I'm a Blues Man, and includes a host of special guests join Winter trading licks in honoring his idols.

About Johnny: When you talk about Johnny Winter, you are talking about a person who walked with the originators of the artform. A man who played Woodstock, jammed with everyone from Muddy Waters to Jimi Hendrix to Willie Dixon to lbert Collins to John Lee Hooker to Janis Joplin to Steve Ray Vaughan - the list is full of endless icons. Johnny Winter has been the unofficial torch-bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker. Johnny had a special relationship with Muddy Waters and is often credited with revitalizing the legendary guitarist, where Winter produced and played on Waters Grammy-winning comeback album Hard Again, Grammy-winning I'm Ready (1978), Grammy-winning Muddy Mississippi Waters Live (1979) and also King Bee (1980). Johnny was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988.

Yellow DubmarineYellow Dubmarine presents Abbey Dub CD - 40 years after four musicians completed their swan song album which was named for the studio that they made famous, another group of supremely talented musicians entered into a studio to re-imagine that same album. Abbey Dub, the debut recording from Yellow Dubmarine, is an aural journey through the history of reggae with The Beatles' masterwork Abbey Road as your guide. From 'Come Together' through 'Her Majesty,' Yellow Dubmarine finds new life in all of the legendary album's 17 songs, keeping the heart of each tune present, but re-casting them in an entirely new light. Horns emerge where there was once the voices of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, a dubbed-out groove where there was once Ringo's four to the floor beat and a mellow skank that seems to discover the long lost island-roots soul of Abbey Road. A blissfully exuberant, rock-steady, Jah-worthy celebration of the Fab Four, Abbey Dub is quite simply a chance to hear this much loved classic again for the first time.

 

Last Week:

Lotus CDLotus - Lotus CD - Lotus' new self-titled album moves in a decidedly more electronic direction than their last two releases (2008's Hammerstrike, 2009's Oil on Glass/Feather on Wood). Analog synthesizers, manipulated sounds, dub effects and heavy bass are balanced by horns and string arrangements in addition to Lotus's standard guitar/bass/drums instrumentation. Grooves range from slinky funk and gritty hall-time on the first half of the album to the beautiful and expansive closing track Orchids. Although hits and pieces of vocals are used throughout, the only song to feature singing is The Surf. And while it may he the closest thing to a pop song the band has ever released, the melodic guitar hooks and ecstatic synth are pure Lotus.

Similar to their music, the recording process for the album looked in multiple directions at once. It began using traditional recording methods tracking live to analog tape, but shifted to modern techniques for editing and mixing to expand into a musical space filled with uniquely crafted sounds. The band road tested and tweaked these tracks for the better part of two years. The result is an album worthy of the self-titled status - the band's singular sound and spirit runs through every track.

Primus - Green Naugahyde CDPrimus - Green Naugahyde CD - Influential alternative rock icons Primus are back with their first album of brand new music since 1999's Antipap. The new album is entitled Green Naugahyde. Primus will be hitting the road in support of the new album - headlining their own shows, festivals (Hangout, Bonnaroo, All Good Festival) and playing legendary venues such as Red Rocks Amphitheatre on August 3rd with old friends The Flaming Lips.

Primus formed in the late '80s in Northern California, releasing their first album, Suck On This, in 1989. They Signed to Caroline Records and released the now-classic Frizzle Fry in 1990. As part of the alternative rock explosion of the '90s, the band signed to Interscope and gave the world some of the biggest records of the decade, including Sailing The Seas Of Cheese, Pork Soda, Tales From The Punchbowl and The Brown Album, had several Billboard top 10 debuts, garnered a Grammy nomination and wrote the internationally loved and enduring theme song for 'South Park'.

Umphrey's McGee - Death By Stereo CDUmphrey's McGee - Death By Stereo CD - Chicago-based Umphrey's McGee returns this fall with a new studio album, Death By Stereo, available on 9/13 via ATO Records. Over the past 13 years, the group has built a rabid fan base through endless touring and more than 120 shows a year. They have released 11 albums, nearly every live show for 6+ years and sold more than 1.5 million digital tracks. Death By Stereo is the much-anticipated followup album to their critically-acclaimed 2009 studio release Mantis, which was praised in top outlets like Rolling Stone, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Mantis included a groundbreaking pre-order campaign, which sold over 8000 units in the first week and debuted at #62 on the Billboard chart.

Death By Stereo is a hybrid of what makes Umphrey's McGee so appealing to a wide spectrum of music fans. Filled with a healthy combination of focused, hard-hitting rock songs & head bobbing, groove-driven tracks, the record has something for everybody. The new album features a smattering of road-tested fan favorites as well as some of the slickest, unreleased compositions the band has released to date.

Umphrey's McGee's constantly evolving sound channels a wide spectrum of influences while still preselVing their distinct voice through crafty songwriting. With a massive repertoire of originals and note-perlect covers, their live shows are like flipping through the presets on your radio dial. Their A.DD. approach to ''progressive improvisation'' utilizes a set of Zappa-inspired hand signals allowing them to orchestrate their melodic creations on the fly.

Mofro - Brighter Days CD/DVD Mofro - Brighter Days CD/DVD - Brighter Days is Grey's first-ever live CD/DVD. The two-disc set includes a full-length movie and a long-awaited live album. Directed by filmmaker/musician Spookie Daly (whose work has been aired on MTV Networks, Much Music and Fuse), the film intersperses riveting concert footage with the stunning beauty of Grey's north Florida home, the inspiration for so much of his music. The film also follows Grey and company into the studio and features band interviews along with insightful commentary from Grey and others, recalling the format of classic "rockumentaries." 78-minutes of stellar performances from the film are captured on the accompanying CD.

Shot on January 22, 2011 at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia in stunning HD and boasting 5.1 surround sound, Brighter Days finds JJ (vocals, guitar and harmonica) and his band -- Andrew Trube on lap steel and electric guitar, Anthony Farrell on organ and piano, Art Edmaiston on saxophone, Dennis Marion on trumpet, Todd Smallie on bass and Anthony Cole on drums -- giving everything they have. Singing and telling stories with preacher-like conviction, JJ breaks down the wall between the audience and the performer.

Trombone Shorty - For True CDTrombone Shorty - For True CD - 2011 album from the Grammy nominee Troy Andrews AKA Trombone Shorty. Produced by Galactic's Ben ElIman, For True, features Andrews' band, Orleans Avenue, as well as a string of legendary performers with whom he recently shared the stage, including Jeff Beck, Kid Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Ledisi, Warren Haynes, Ivan and Cyril Neville, The Rebirth Brass Band and more. Troy wrote or co-wrote all 14 tracks on the new album including co-writes with Ledisi, Kid Rock, the legendary Lamont Dozier and others.


JAZZ FEST LIVE 2011 CDs!

All professionally recorded at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Ellis Marsalis - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Galactic - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

George Porter Jr & the Runnin' Pardners - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Honey Island Swamp Band - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Hot 8 Brass Band - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

The Iguanas - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

James Andrews - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Jumpin' Johnny Sansone - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Joe Krown Trio - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Luther Kent & Trickbag - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Shannon McNally - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

John Mooney & Bluesiana - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

mynameisjohnmichael - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

The Neville Brothers - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 (2 CDs)

The Radiators - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 (2 CDs)

Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

The Subdudes - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Tommy Malone & Mystik Drone - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Walter "Wolfman' Washington & the Roadmasters - Live at Jazz Fest 2011 CD

Upcoming Events:

Sept 23-25 H Blast! - Reidsville NC

*Sept 22-24 Blackwater - Live Oak, FL

Oct 6-9 Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival - Pittsboro, NC

* Oct 20-23 Magnolia Festival - Live Oak, FL

Oct 29 The Costume Ball - Raleigh, NC

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

Video of the Week:

Big Daddy Love - Southern Hospitality (live)

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Lee Crumpton

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Suwannee SpringFest March 24th-27th 2011

15 years and still as magical and breath-taking as ever Suwannee SpringFest captured the hearts of fans both young and old. This festival has what most festivals strive for and that’s a sense of community, bringing together those who love music, art and nature, in a magnificently serene place “The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground” near Live Oak FL.

Thursday

We arrived to the park early afternoon after a grueling 6 hour drive.  Having come in years past we already had our spot staked out next to the parks horse stables which are located on the far side of the park, its wide open with plenty of space to set up camp and great bathrooms with showers to boot.  The attendance for the weekend was around 6000 people making it very comfortable.  Today the festival opened up three stages out of six, The Uncle Charles Porch Stage, the Big IV Amphitheater, and the SOS Music Hall. 

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Gathering of the Vibes 2010
U-Melt to play it's final show
Big IV Brings Community Driven Festivals To Suwannee Music Park
FloydFest 9 - Breaking Ground review

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New Additions:

Tim Reynolds - The Limbic System (2 CDs)Tim Reynolds - The Limbic System (2 CDs) - The new, long-awaited SOLO ACOUSTIC double CD! All tracks were written by Tim and recorded in Santa Fe in 2006-7. Most all were recorded at TR's home studio but a couple were recorded at Stepbridge Studios in Santa Fe, NM. One disc is entirely instrumental, the other with vocals. Named after the part of the brain responsible for memories and pleasure, The Limbic System is a bit mysterious and the songs draw their inspiration from Reynolds' wide-ranging interests.

Although lately he's been surrounded by electric guitars, Reynolds always keeps an acoustic guitar close by, even when he's on the road with the Dave Matthews Band or TR3. "When I play my acoustic guitar, I fand that more original music develops and unfolds. It's good for me spiritually, as my body naturally has a desire to keep playing."

Cake For Dinner - A Children's Album CDCake For Dinner - A Children's Album CD- Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street, Barney, The Wiggles, Scythian?

Yes, ladies and gentlemen - after many bowls of Frosted Mini-Wheats, Alexander and Danylo Fedoryka of Scythian have found the kid inside and are releasing their first ever childrens' album - CAKE FOR DINNER!

Written for their 25 nephews and nieces, The Fedoryka brothers draw on memories of growing up in an immigrant family of ten kids to create a sonic trip around the world that keeps things interesting and interactive.

Kids will expand their world listening to music ranging from Ireland to Ukraine to Americana to Gypsy melodies and more. They'll also learn sing-along-campfire songs and rounds, a sea-shanty and even a song that will help them clean their room!

The Budos Band - III CDThe Budos Band - III CD -Daptone Records is proud to present The Budos Band III, unleashing The Budos Banda TMs brazen sound and inspiring fervor among music lovers throughout the world. Produced by Bosco Mann and TNT at Daptone Recordsa TM House of Soul Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the band's third full-length studio effort was conceived during weekly, beer-fueled Staten Island writing sessions as well as more than 150 live gigs over the last two years and recorded during a 48 hour period in January 2010. If the menacing album art, which features a cobra primed for the attack, is any indication of the music itself, we can expect an all out assault of the senses, with a tendency towards the venomous and psychedelic. "The end result," as Pitchforkmedia states, "is something so hip it could kill you in large doses "in the right doses it just plain kills."

Arcae Fire - The Suburbs CDArcade Fire - The Suburbs CD -Highly anticipated 2010 release from the critically adored Alt-Rock outfit. Written, arranged, performed and produced by the Arcade Fire and co-produced by Markus Dravs, The Suburbs was recorded around Montreal and New York over the past two years.The Arcade Fire's 2004 debut Funeral featured strongly in Album of the Decade Polls around the world including NME, Pitchfork, Guardian, Mojo and Rolling Stone. Their 2007 follow-up Neon Bible, debuted number 2 in the U.S. Both records were nominated for Best Alternative Album Grammys.


Coming Soon:

August 17 - Antibalas - Who Is This America (re-release)

Ray Lamontagne - God Willin' & the Creek Don't Rise Cd

Shannon Whitworth - Water Bound CD

August 24 - JJ Grey & Mofro - Georgia Warhorse CD

!!! - Strange Weather, Isn't It? CD

Various Artists - The Roots of the Rolling Stones CD

Last Week:

The Black Crowes - Croweology (2 CDs)The Black Crowes - Croweology (2 CDs) - In celebration of the 20th year anniversary of their 1990 debut multi-platinum release Shake Your Money Maker, The Black Crowes will release their first ever double album of all acoustic material on August 3, 2010.

After touring in 2009, The Black Crowes spent time at the Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles, recording over 20 songs from their 20 year history. The band arranged acoustic versions of many of their best loved songs and the band's catalogue picks.

The double album, Croweology, will be sold at the cost of a single album as a 'Thank You' to their fans for 20 years of support. In late summer,The Black Crowes will kick off their "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys" 2010 Tour which will feature three hour performance sets in most markets.The shows are being billed as"Acoustic Hor D'oeuvres followed by an Electric Reception WithThe Black Crowes and will consist of a full hour and a half acoustic set followed by a full hour and a half electric set.

The tour will begin on August 13 in Milwaukee and is presently scheduled to conclude with the band's annual multi-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco on December 19,2010.

Following their 2010 "Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys" Tour the band has planned a lengthy hiatus.

Gov't Mule - Mulennium (3 CDs)Gov't Mule - Mulennium (3 CDs) - Recorded live at the Roxy in Atlanta, GA on December 31, 1999. Since 1994, Gov't Mule has celebrated the upcoming New Year with unique fan-pleasing concerts that showcase their wide-ranging repertoire, virtuosic musicianship and commitment to their fans. New Year's is very special not only to the fans but to the band as well.

December 31, 1999, ushered in a new century and millennium and called for something truly magical - and that nights show at Atlanta's historic Fox theater delivered it. What made the show so extraordinary? For starters, Little Milton, one of Warren Haynes' most important influences, joins Gov't Mule for six songs including 'I Can't Quit You Baby' and 'It Hurts Me Too'. Other special guests include longtime Mule friends and collaborators Audley Freed (Black Crows), Robert Kearns, Johnny Mosier, Mark Van Allen and Barry Richman. Secondly, this show contains many Mule covers played for the first time including The Black Crows 'Sometimes Salvation' and King Krimson's '21st Century Schzoid Man'.

Painstakingly remixed and remastered from the original master tapes, Mulennium sounds even fresher than ever before.

Dangermuffin - Moonscapes CDDangermuffin - Moonscapes CD - Sit a moment with Dangermuffin's latest album, Moonscapes, and you'll hear tales of rogue lawmen, forlorn lovers, and rolling waves. Based in Folly Beach, SC, the eclectic trio casts a fresh perspective on American roots music.

Setting Dangermuffin ahead of the pack are the refreshingly magnetic lyrics of Dan Lotti, winner of the Songwriters Hall of Fame's 2005 "New Writers Showcase." Lotti's strong, articulate vocals perfectly frame each song, creating a stout foundation for the tasteful poly-groove jams and improvisational passages. "The concepts of Moonscapes comes from when the tide goes out on the beach, leaving tidal pools that look like craters," says Lotti. "To me, that seemed like the notion of the sea of tranquility."

Dangermuffin's rhythmic anchor lies in the creative beats of Steven Sandifer (Drew Emmitt Band, Adrienne Young), embellished by the thrilling, twangy guitar stylings of Mike Sivilli. The result of their pooled talents is an inventive, fresh sound that retains an organic Americana truthfulness.

Last year, the band celebrated acclaim in Relix Magazine as the winners of the April 2009 "Jam Off" competition. Their fanbase grows exponentially with each new market and show, building off a strong southeast regional presence with appearances at festival's like Colorado's Jazz Aspen, opening for Xavier Rudd and Widespread Panic.

With two strong records already under their belt and a new flagship album ready for takeoff, 2010 will prove to be groundbreaking for Dangermuffin. Give Moonscapes a spin and experience the post-roots groove -- a punchy, folk-jam pastry for the sweet-toothed soul of the south.

Tea Leaf Green - Looking West CDTea Leaf Green - Looking West CD - "We've been waiting a long time to make this record" says Trevor Garrod, "In a band like ours we have so many songs that we play and love but never had a chance to record in the studio. It's almost as if we've loved these songs too much and were afraid to encase them forever behind the iron bars of a vacuum sealed, shrink wrapped studio album." Garrod sums up the band's change of attitude with these final thoughts, "We have come to realize that we can only truly set these beloved tunes free by putting them all down on a record. We are releasing them into the wild. We are casting them out to sea. We are 'Looking West' into the setting sun and launching them into outer space. These songs are messages in bottles washed up on foreign shores, alien transmissions from distant worlds, memories from our fading youth, and reminders of our endless and repetitious search for love and freedom."

Upcoming Events:

Aug 12-14 Muddy River Jam Festival - Woodstown, NJ

Aug 19-22 *Camp Barefoot - Bartow, WV

Hot August Blues - Cockeysville, MD

August 25-28 - River Jam Festival - Fort Smith, AR

Snow Ridge Jam Fest - Turin, NY

12th Annual NedFest - Nederland, CO

Blackwater Music Festival - Live Oak, FL

Nedfest - Nederland, CO

September 2-5 *The Getdown - Mebane, NC

Head Jamz - Adams, TN

Hookahville - Thornville, OH

September 9-12 - CultureFest - Pipestem, WV

H-Blast - Reidsville, NC

* Look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Tim Reynolds - Danger>Doom Live

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Turtle Soup CDFrank Zappa - 200 Motels DVD - An image of how 'life on the road' was for rock bands 40 years ago, starring Frank Zappa.

Available for the first time on DVD, Frank Zappa's 200 Motels is a cult classic. The story, scattered with performances by the Mothers of Invention and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a plotless tale of life on the road for touring musicians. Originally shot on video and restored here, 200 Motels is a surrealistic nonstop visual extravaganza starring Frank Zappa and the Mothers, Ringo Starr and Who drummer Keith Moon. Includes bonus commentary from Director and script writer Tony Palmer.
* Commentary from Director Tony Palmer
* 8 page booklet
* Remastered from original tapes. DVD: $18.98

 

Stanton Moore - Groove Alchemy CDStanton Moore - Groove Alchemy CD or DVD - Hudson Music and Stanton Moore are thrilled to announce the release of the Groove Alchemy DVD, a complete method for developing a massive vocabulary of grooves in various funk-based styles, along with a historical overview of some of the key grooves in the development of funk. Says Moore: "Groove Alchemy reflects the program that I have put myself through to improve my own funk and groove playing. It s a groove boot camp that will vastly increase your knowledge of classic grooves and more importantly, will also ignite your imagination and make you a funkier and more creative drummer." On the 3-hour Groove Alchemy DVD, Stanton presents a historical overview of some of the most important drum grooves in history, showing the basic elements and conceptual development of each groove. He then shows you how to learn from the past and develop your own complete vocabulary for creating new funk grooves and patterns on the drumset. Starting with an in-depth study of the James Brown drummers (especially Clyde Stubblefield and Jabo Starks) and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters, Groove Alchemy goes far beyond a mere history lesson by applying Stanton's concepts for making your own playing more creative, musical, and funky. Topics include using variation and style combination to create new grooves, using rhythmic structures and clave ideas for advanced drum set vocabulary, hi-hat concepts, getting creative with backbeat grooves, a look at how to develop swing and shuffle grooves, and more. Intercut with the educational segments, Stanton s trio also performs new tracks from their latest CD (also called Groove Alchemy, Telarc Records), showing how many of the grooves discussed are applied directly to the music. Bonus features include slow-motion segments of key grooves.
CD $18.98, DVD $29.99

Jeff Beck - Emotion & Commotion CDJeff Beck - Emotion & Commotion CD - Jeff Beck returns with an eclectic mix of tracks that find the guitar virtuoso accompanied by a handpicked cast of talented musicians, as well as several songs accompanied by a 64-piece orchestra. Rhino unleashes the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's restless genius with EMOTION & COMMOTION. Beck recorded EMOTION & COMMOTION late last year at Sarm Studios in London with award-winning producers Steve Lipson and Trevor Horn. To create the album s diverse sound, Beck used a number of musicians, including appearances by frequent collaborators Vinnie Colaiuta (drums), Jason Rebello (keyboards), and Tal Wilkenfeld (bass). The album also includes contributions from a trio of singers: Imelda May ('Lilac Wine'), Olivia Safe ('Elegy For Dunkirk'), and Grammy-winner Joss Stone ('I Put A Spell On You' and 'There s No Other Me').
To complement the innovative tones he coaxes from his guitar, Beck recorded with a 64-piece orchestra on songs that range from Puccini's immortal aria 'Nessun Dorma' and Elegy For Dunkirk from the film Atonement to 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' from The Wizard Of Oz and Jeff Buckley's interpretation of 'Corpus Christi Carol.' $18.98

Trampled By Turtles - Palomimo CDTrampled By Turtles - PalominoCD - With a sound that s a bracing hybrid of classic American songwriting, bluegrass and folk, this is forceful acoustic music from the land of ice and snow of dark winters, isolation and numbing cold delivered at breakneck pace with the fervor of religion. Without press or radio support or a national release until now, TxT continue to play to sold-out venues nationwide; with 2010 bringing the band for the first time to SxSW, Stagecoach Fest, High Sierra Fest, Wakarusa, DelFest (Bluegrass legend Del McCourey's festival) and more. They re even getting their own star at legendary Minneapolis club First Avenue, where they can regularly sell out two consecutive nights at the 1600-capacity venue. With Palomino, TxT have harnessed their considerable power and are ready to share it with the world. $12.98

MGMT - Congratulations CDMGMT - Congratulations CD - Congratulations unlocks a new musical world whirling in its own space/time grid infused with hints of music from the past five decades. Produced by MGMT and Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, E.A.R., Spectrum), Congratulations features Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, MGMT's core duo, performing with Matt Asti (bass, backing vocals), Will Berman (drums, backing vocals), and James Richardson (guitar, backing vocals), the band's live line-up. Congratulations is the successor to MGMT's Oracular Spectacular, the 2008 debut album. Soulful and complex, Congratulations is a surprising and delightful quantum step forward in MGMT's ongoing pop revolution. $11.98

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - I Learned the Hard Way CDScythian - Live Vol 2 CD - Scythian (sith-ee-yin) is a charismatic group of first generation immigrants (comprised of brothers and friends), whose music ranges from Gypsy to Celtic with Klezmer and rock in between. The band is widely known for their intense, high-energy shows and dynamic crowd interaction. The band members are all classically trained, but thrive on the adrenaline rush of high-voltage, energetic music. Matching this love of energy with the classical precision embodied in the music of their ancestry, this self-proclaimed "Immigrant Road Show" produces a unique experience which grabs the attention of everyone within earshot. $15

 

Coming Soon:

April 20 - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Backatown CD
Ozomatli - Fire Away CD
Infamous String Dusters - Things That Fly CD
Grateful Dead - Crimson, White & Indigo: July 7, 1989, JFK Stadium, Philadelphia (3CD/DVD)
Xavier Rudd & Izintaba - Koonyum Sun CD

April 27 - The New Deal - Live: Toronto, 7.16.2009 CD
Mushroom - Naked, Stoned & Stabbed CD

Last Week:

Turtle Soup CDTurtle Soup CD - Turtle Soup is a tasty original blend of rock, funk and trance with Latin and world music accents. Based in NJ, their unique sound, upbeat songs and explosive musicality have audiences in the Northeast US coming back for more. Every year, they donate a 4-hour set for charity at the New Jersey Marathon (sometimes to crowds over 10,000 strong), and now Turtle Soup's signature style is growing quicker than ever in the tight-knit music festival community. Critics also approve with glowing reviews and awards. Turtle Soup was named "New Groove of the Month" at jambands.com, and they've won "Top Jam Band" and "Top Groove Band" at the Asbury Music Awards for several years in a row. Their self-titled CD was mastered by the double Grammy Award Winner, Tom Ruff. CD reviews favorably compare them to classics such as Santana, The Grateful Dead and The Who, while at the same time recognizing them as torch-bearers for a new generation. $12

John Butler Trio - April UprisingJohn Butler Trio - April Uprising CD - The album finds the multi-platinum Australian artist with a new line up. Recorded at The Compound, Butler's self-built studio in the heart of his hometown of Fremantle, Western Australia, April Uprising is the followup to 2007's critically acclaimed and globally successful release, Grand National. This album yielded a number one US Triple A single, 'Better Than,' and rave reviews for its sophisticated mix of guitar stylings, hip hop beats and intelligent, socially conscious lyrics. The release also attracted a global audience and found the former busker-turned-international-recording-and-touring artist appearing at music fests worldwide performing as the John Butler Trio. April Uprising, is Butler's most focused, diverse and accessible album to date, has already yielded a number one radio song on the Australian charts with its first single, 'One Way Road.'
$14.98

Dr Dog - Shame Shame Shame CdDr Dog - Shame Shame Shame CD - Dr. Dog having evolved from a band whose primary creative outlet was the album-making process into one that favored the energy of their live performances, they knew they wanted to document the new dynamic they had developed on the road. Producer Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliott Smith) was brought in to help peel back the intricate arrangements of last album Fate to reveal the raw immediacy of a tight five-man unit honing their craft. $16.98

 

 

Delta Moon - Hellbound Train CDDelta Moon - Hellbound Train CD - Delta Moon is a renowned, nationally touring blues-rock band. In 2008, The American Roots Music Association named Delta Moon lead singer Tom Gray as Blues Songwriter of the Year. His songs have been recorded by Cyndi Lauper, Manfred Mann, Carlene Carter and Bonnie Bramlett, to name a few. In the 1980's, his rock band, The Brains, recorded two albums for Mercury Records. $13.99

 

 

Kaki King - Junior CD/DVDKaki King - Junior CD/DVD - Singer & guitarist extraordinaire, Kaki King, has spent the past decade gathering critical acclaim and fan admiration for her unparalleled guitar skills. Not only is she the first ever female named a "Guitar God" by Rolling Stone, but she also received a Golden Globe nomination for her contribution to the musical score of Sean Penn's 2007 film, Into the Wild. That same year, King appeared in August Rush as the protagonists guitar double, performed on the Foo Fighters' Grammy(r) winning album, Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, as well as opened for them during their Australia tour. This collection of songs delivers twists-and-turns: lyrically from exuberance and anger to heartbreaking melancholy; and sonically from experimental pieces to accessible pop. While the dazzling musicianship King has been renowned for still remains, Junior showcases her further maturation as a well-rounded artist, demonstrated by the humbling vocals displayed on this recording. Limited Edition Deluxe version includes bonus DVD Featuring Kaki King's stunning 2008 solo performance at the Berkeley Church in Toronto, alongside a collection of Kaki's music videos from the past decade. $17.98

Marin Sexton - Sugarcoating CDMartin Sexton - Sugarcoating CD - Sugarcoating, Martin Sexton's new studio album finds this one-of-a-kind writer/artist doing what he does best: locating larger truths within the specific details of the life he's living. "I write from personal experience -- my own hang-ups and quirks, good times and bad times," he acknowledges. "That keeps it real."

With Sugarcoating, Sexton may well have made his defining record. It is an unquestionable high point for this modern-day troubadour who headlines premiere venues across the country, oversees his label KTR and derives great satisfaction from livin the life he has made for himself. These are the fruits of a combination of rarefied talent, fierce determination, and work. $13.99

Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - I Learned the Hard Way CDSharon Jones & the Dap Kings - I Learned the Hard Way CD / LP - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are already well known as one of the most exciting acts in the nation for both their explosive live shows and their prolific output of gritty studio recordings. Their breakout release, 100 Days, 100 Nights, sold over 150,000 copies worldwide. This Spring the band will release I Learned the Hard Way, their fourth full-length on Brooklyn's independent Daptone Records. The record marks a bold step forward for a band who almost single handedly stewarded today's return of soul music to its more traditional sound.

Produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records' House of Soul studios, the record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax. Sharon's raw power, rhythmic swagger, moaning soulfulness, and melodic command set her firmly alongside Tina Turner, James Brown, Mavis Staples, and Aretha as a fixture in the canon of soul music. From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in "The Game Gets Old" at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style "Mama Don't Like My Man" at the tail, the Dap-Kings dance seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline. I Learned the Hard Way is the "Daptone Sound" at its best. CD $14.98, LP $15.98

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Live at JazzFest 2005 CDKarl Denson's Tiny Universe - Live at JazzFest 2005 CD - Professionally recorded live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival May 1, 2005. Click on CD cover to see set lists and hear track samples. $17

 

 


 

The Iguanas - Live at JazzFest 2006 CdClarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Live at JazzFest 2004 & 2005 (2 CDs) - Professionally recorded at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. These were Brown's last two appearances at the event before passing away in September 2005. He is best known for his work as a blues musician, but embraced other styles of music, having "spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B styles" (NY Times). He was an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, who played an array of musical instruments such as guitar, fiddle, mandolin, viola as well as harmonica and drums. He won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album in 1982 for his album, Alright Again! (2 CDs $23)

 

Eric Lindell - Live at JazzFest 2005 CDEric Lindell - Live at JazzFest 2005 CD - Professionally recorded at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 23, 2005.  "Unquestionably one of the hottest things at last years New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival....
impressive super slinky guitar tone.... classic blues and r&b origins with a taste of country twang.... bound to win over roots music fans for years to come." -Guitar Player Magazine. CD$17

 

Upcoming Events:

*April 15-17 - Wanee Music Festival - Live Oak, FL

April 16-18 - Coachella - Indio, CA

April 22-25 - Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival - Pittsboro, NC

April 23-25 - Some Kind of Jam 5 - Schuylkill Haven, PA

May 14-16 - The Hangout Beach, Music & Arts Festival - Gulf Shores, AL

May 28-30 - StrangeCreek - Greenfield, MA

* Look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Stanton Moore - Groove Alchemy

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton

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