Stratospheerius

Superfrog & Stratospheerius Tour

Superfrog is set to join forces with fellow Home Grown Music Network musicians Stratospheerius for four shows together in PA, NY, CT and NH.

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Home Grown 8 is here, plus new releases from Rhythm Devils, Seun Kuti, and more.
Dancing Tree Newsletter

July 2nd, 2008

In this issue:

* Latest News
* New Additions
* Coming Soon
* News and Reviews
* Upcoming Festivals
* Video of the Week

LATEST NEWS

Bonnaroo Music Festival 2008 Review
SeepeopleS w/ Matt McDonald Show Review
Thousands of One - SoulForce CD Review
Going Green at Rothbury
Nelson's Ledges Gears Up For Summer
Mattea Hosts Mountain Top Removal Screening
New Michael Franti & Spearhead Video
Phishing for Rumors With Page
All Good Festival Preview


Home Grown 8 is here!
Our newest compilation CD gathers 11 of our best artists, and as always we're doing special promotions to celebrate its release. During the month of July, when you buy Home Grown 8 you get any of our other compilations for FREE! As usual, all of our compilations are FREE with any $50 order - so during July, if you choose Home Grown 8 as your first free compilation, you'll get another one of our compilations FREE - making for a great offer of TWO FREE CDs with orders over $50! See the New Additions section below for more information on Home Grown 8!



When you stop by the site, make sure you enter our contests!
Right now we have 2 great chances to win:

Site Visitor Survey Contest - Take a minute to answer a brief survey and be entered for a chance to win one of 5 $20 gift certificates!
$420 on 4/20 contest - The second edition of our popular contest where one person stands to win a whopping $420 gift certificate! Site registration required.


New Additions:

hg8thVarious Artists - Home Grown 8 CD - 11 killer tracks of funk, reggae, rock, afrobeat, jazz, and more! Features The Boogie Hustlers, Soldiers of Jah Army, Roots of Creation, Euforquestra, The Afromotive, Scarecrow Collection, Foxy Moon Baby, U-Melt, The Malah, Future Rock, and Stratospheerius







rddvdthRhythm Devils - Concert Experience (2 DVDs) - A 2 DVD set featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann (Grateful Dead), Mike Gordon (Phish), Steve Kimock, Sikiru and Jen Durkin (Bomb Squad, Deep Banana Blackout). The ultimate jam band! With original material from Robert Hunter along with their own compositions, this experience is unlike any other concert. Sit back, relax and take a magic ride through time and space. Recorded at The Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL, and The Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ. Hardcover 2-DVD case with a 24-page book that includes photos, lyrics, and artwork. $26.99


tdk5thTiedye Keith - Tiedye Black: Thursday's at TDK's CD - Tiedye Keith is excited to announce his latest CD - Tiedye Black's Thursday's at TDK's - a co-production between Tiedye Keith and Vernon Ice Black. It's a collection of toe tappers and finger snappers in a traditional jazz quartet style that will also appeal to jam band and jazz fusion enthusiasts. Recorded over several Thursdays, the Tiedye Black sessions were a musical sanctuary in the midst of the hectic lives of working musicians, like a weekly musical summer BBQ. "Kerlazzo," an original TDK creation, showcases the percussion work of Karl Perazzo, Carlos Santana's world famous percussionist. Tiedye Keith's coterie of musicians on Tiedye Black includes Vernon Ice Black, Tony Lindsay, Curtis Ohlson, Karl Perazzo, and many more. $12.00

Also available from Tiedye Keith:
World Music Jam CD
Portrait of Claudine CD
Home Sweet Home CD
Welcome Home CD


h4hthHymn For Her - Year of the Golden Pig CD - A duo that takes you over the stars and sands, playing soul-scaping music with voices and hands. A variety of stringed instruments and chords of vocals intertwine in a way that captivates and mesmerizes. Hymn for Her is a story of two musicians who took a break from touring with their band (Maggi, Pierce and EJ) and traveled up to Maine to write a book. It wasn't long before cabin fever set in. Thus, a baby was conceived and a band was born (they're still working on the book). In the year of The Golden Pig, Spring 2007, their baby was born and the duo started recording an album. They stripped down to the bare necessities: two acoustic instruments and two voices, keeping it as true to their live performance as possible. Hymn for Her bring to you their debut CD, Year of the Golden Pig! $11.00


seunthSeun Kuti - Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 CD - Seun Kuti is the son of Fela Kuti, Africa's greatest musician and inventor of Afrobeat. From the opening bars of this album, ideas, words, and notes whiz about with abandon. The Afrobeat magic is set in motion while the delirious, unrelenting groove machine carries us away. For this debut album and full North American summer tour, Seun is leading the legendary Egypt 80 orchestra, his father's last band. Egypt 80 have been together for over 2 decades and it shows in every note, from the cohesion and absolutely mesmerizing precision of the rhythmic reflexes down to the thousandth of a second that makes their ultra-syncopated polyphony the perfect 'swing' model. $14.99


ttreethTree of Music T-Shirt - This white cotton t-shirt with colored neck and sleeve rings features gorgeous "Tree of Music in a Land of Enchantment" artwork by Brian Zickafoose. You can choose Kelly Green or Sky Blue rings, and the different choices make different parts of the artwork pop! Available in sizes Small up to XXL. $17.00






Upon receiving our order of the new G. Love and Special Sauce album, we were surprised to see that it shipped with some bonus discs. The 4-song acoustic EP is limited, and when they're gone they're gone, so call for availability!

Coming Soon:

July 8 - Donna the Buffalo - Silverlined CD (pre-order)
Sim Redmond Band - Room in These Skies CD (pre-order)
The Radiators - Wild & Free (2 CDs) (pre-order)
Sound Tribe Sector Nine - Peaceblaster CD (pre-order)
The Black Ghosts - The Black Ghosts CD
Del McCoury Band & Friends - Moneyland CD

July 15 - Jeff Coffin Mu'tet - Mutopia CD (pre-order)
Drew Emmitt - Long Road CD (pre-order)

July 22 - Dr. Dog - Fate (pre-order CD/LP)
The Avett Brothers - The Second Gleam (pre-order CD and LP)
Tea Leaf Green - Raise Up the Tent CD (pre-order)
Ozric Tentacles - Jurassic Shift CD & DVD (pre-order)
Medeski Martin and Wood - Zaebos: The Book of Angels Vol. 11 CD (pre-order)
Slightly Stoopid - Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid CD (pre-order)

August 5 - Mike Gordon - The Green Sparrow CD
Phish - Walnut Creek (2 DVDs)
Phish - LivePhish CD releases (5/8/93 Durham, NH; 12/7/97 Dayton, OH; 7/6/98 Prague)

August 12 - The Duhks - Fast Paced World CD

August 19 - Xavier Rudd - Dark Shades of Blue CD
Darrell Scott - Modern Hymns CD

September 9 - Michael Franti & Spearhead - All Rebel Rockers CD
Ray Lamontagne - Gossip in the Grain CD

Sept. 30 - John Brown's Body - Amplify CD
Oneside - First, To Last CD



Last Week's Additions:

Roots of Creation - Live Vol. 1 CD
Zach Deputy - Out of the Water CD
Seth Yacovone - Land of Split Decision (2 CDs)
Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 8 DVD
G. Love and Special Sauce - Superhero Brother CD & LP
Rose Hill Drive - Moon is the New Earth CD & LP
Scrapomatic - Sidewalk Caesars CD
Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark 2-LP set on 180-gram vinylJazz Fest Live 2008 CDs:Galactic
Bonerama
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
Porter Batiste Stoltz (PBS)
Leo Nocentelli's Rare Funk Gathering feat. Bernie Worrell
Anders Osborne
The Radiators
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews


News and Reviews:

Bonnaroo Music Festival 2008 Review
SeepeopleS w/ Matt McDonald Show Review
Thousands of One - SoulForce CD Review
Going Green at Rothbury
Nelson's Ledges Gears Up For Summer
Mattea Hosts Mountain Top Removal Screening
New Michael Franti & Spearhead Video
Phishing for Rumors With Page
All Good Festival Preview

Upcoming Festivals:

4th of July Rhythmfest - 7/3 - 7/6 - Garrettsville, OH - http://www.nlqp.com
Rothbury Music Festival - 7/3 - 7/6 - Rothbury, MI - http://www.rothburyfestival.com
High Sierra Music Festival - 7/3 - 7/6 - Quincy, CA - http://www.highsierramusic.com
*All Good Music Festival - 7/11 - 7/13 - Masontown, WV - http://www.allgoodfestival.com
Laisy Daisy Fest - 7/12 - 7/13 - Garrettsville, OH - http://www.nlqp.com
Camp Bisco Seven - 7/17 - 7/20 - Mariaville, NY - http://www.campbisco.net
Northwest String Summit - 7/18 - 7/20 - North Plains, OR - http://www.stringsummit.com
Tabfest - 7/18 - 7/20 - Mendon, OH - http://www.tabfest.com
Mile High Music Fest - 7/19 - 7/20 - Commerce City, CO - http://www.milehighmusicfestival.com
10,000 Lakes Fest - 7/23 - 7/26 - Detroit Lakes, MN - http://www.10klf.com
*Floydfest - 7/24 - 7/27 - Floyd, VA - http://www.floydfest.com
Summer Hookah #12 - 7/25 - 7/27 - Garrettsville, OH - http://www.nlqp.com
*Gathering of the Vibes - 7/31 - 8/3 - Bridgeport, CT - http://gatheringofthevibes.com
Grateful Garcia Gathering - 7/31 - 8/3 - Thornville, OH - http://gratefulgarciagathering.com
Summerdance - 8/1 - 8/3 - Garrettsville, OH - http://www.nlqp.com
Pickathon Roots Music festival - 8/1 - 8/3 - Portland, OR - http://www.pickathon.com
*Trinumeral Music Festival - 8/8 - 8/10 - Mills River, NC - http://www.trinumeral.com

*look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Rhythm Devils - "Cumberland Blues" from Vegoose

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!
Bryan Rodgers

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Stratospheerius

Stratospheerius is the illegitimate child of Dave Matthews, Frank Zappa, Bela Fleck and Medeski, Martin and Wood.
Lead by electric violinist/vocalist/mandolinist Joe Deninzon, Stratospheerius has showcased their "psychojazz trip funk" at colleges, festivals, and clubs throughout the US. Often referred to as the "Jimi Hendrix of the violin", Joe has worked with artists ranging from Sheryl Crow, Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple, Everclear, and Smokey Robinson. The New York-based group has been heavily involved in the jam band scene, sharing bills with groups like The Slip, Ekoostik Hookah, and John Scofield. Their live performances are filled with funky dance grooves, rip-roaring guitar/violin jams, and hooks that melt the paint off of walls; while jazz, funk, hip hop, and world music are mixed to create a "stratospheric" musical experience. Their latest release, "Live Wires", captures the energy of their explosive live shows, and has been on many critic's top 10 lists and received heavy radio airplay and critical acclaim all over the US, Canada, Australia, South America, Japan, and Europe. Recently featured in Relix Magazine's "On The Verge" section, the band has just been named "Best Jam Band" in Musician's Atlas 2005 Independent Music Awards.
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