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Blue James Band - Give Me the Love or Give Me the Fight CD - Blue James Band’s third album, Give Me the love or Give Me the Fight, is a testament to the band's passion for imaginative, fun-filled, soul-soothing songs. The album sees the band as vibrant as ever, with their sunny roots/rock n' roll/reggae style fused throughout the album's ten tracks. Inventive musicality and lyrical style underlie Give Me the love or Give Me the Fight, allowing each track to take listeners on their own journey, while providing singularity that impresses like a fingerprint. The album is transcendent, yet accessible. Highlights include the reggae-infused "Not Ready For You" and the worldly "They Come and They Go."
The Disco Biscuits - Bisco Inferno 09/10 DVD - Recorded live at Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Morrison CO on May 30th, 2009 and May 29th, 2010.
The Avett Brothers - Carolina Jubilee CD - Reissue of the adored Folk/Roots band's 2003 album. A Carolina Jubilee has been extremely hard to find since the North Carolina trio's ascension to global success. The band is made up of two brothers, Scott Avett and Seth Avett, who play the banjo and guitar respectively, and Bob Crawford who plays the stand-up bass.
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit - Live from Alabama CD - In August of 2012, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit assembled in their home state of Alabama in front of a couple of sold-out concert halls to record their first live album, Live From Alabama. After years of hard touring, the critically-lauded band has gelled into a versatile rock and roll squad that is equally at ease performing Muscle Shoals soul to hardcore country to balls-out rock. Live From Alabama s tracklist mines some of Isbell s most popular songs and includes a pair of inspired covers in Neil Young s Like a Hurricane and Candi Staton s Heart on a String.
The Radiators - The Last Watusi (3 CDs) - These 3 CDs represent the best of each of the final 3 shows at Tips. The first night was an all acoustic affair mixing Rads originals with covers by Bob Dylan and Jesse Winchester. The last two discs represent a band on a mission, to go out in style and leave nothing on the table. The songs cover the entire 33 year career of the band and include fan favorites and a couple of lesser known Rad's gems. Altogether the set includes over 3 ½ hours of gritty down home Nawlins' rock n' roll that shows just how versatile the band was. Enjoy!!!!
JazzFest 2012 CDs from Ani DeFranco, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Cowboy Mouth, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Funky Meters, George Porter Jr & Runnin' Pardners, Honey Island Swamp Band, Neville Brothers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band & many, many more!
New Mastersounds - Out on the Faultline CD - As their live shows continue to charm audiences in USA, Japan and Europe, The New Mastersounds have built on their own impressive musical heritage and produced a soulful, funk-drenched studio album, recorded in downtown San Francisco. The CD was co-produced by Eddie Roberts & Milton Davis, and features guest performances by the Jazz Mafia Horns and Papa Mali, as well as a smattering of tasteful vocal stylings from the band.
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band - Doin' It Hard CD - Deeply rooted in Funk and fully committed to the ongoing evolution of the genre, the Booty Band has a sound that is unique yet has the power and soul to create lasting melodies and seismic rhythms. Doin' It Hard, is a reflection of the band's approach to music, touring, performing, recording, and to life in general. This is Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band -> next generation, redefined for a new decade.
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band - Re-Doin' It Hard CD - Re-Doin' It Hard features some of the band's favorite DJ's and musicians including Agent 23 (GFE and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo), DJ leSpam (Spam Allstars), Paper Tiger, and Lee "InstaFunk" Allen (Booty Band and Eymarel) adding their distinctive perspectives to select tracks. The album travels from Hip Hop to Miami Bass, briefly delving into heavy, club-inspired dance. Add in the sultry, soulful vocals of Mary Frances (Booty Band and Eymarel) and Molly Kummerle (Paper Tiger) and you have a well-rounded and highly palatable listening experience.
Blackberry Smoke - Live at Peace Music Festival 2012 CD - You can call Blackberry Smoke's music southern rock and you wouldn't be wrong. Or you could call it country and you wouldn't be wrong, either. But you would be selling both the band and its legion of fans short. With influences that run the gamut from country to bluegrass to metal to gospel and yes, southern rock, Blackberry Smoke is more than the sum of its diverse parts. "None of us have ever said, 'Let's be a southern rock band or a bluegrass band or a country band'," Blackberry Smoke frontman Charlie Starr explains. "We all love the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Stones and the Faces and Hank Williams and Bill Monroe. It's not about what kind of music it is, as long as it's good and it's honest. When we get together it just sounds the way it does."
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes - Live at Peach Music Festival 2012 (2 CDs) - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes first achieved prominence in the mid-1970s, emerging from the same New Jersey Shore music scene as his now legendary contemporary and friend Bruce Springsteen. Southside’s first three albums, I Don’t Want To Go Home, This Time It’s for Real, and Hearts of Stone, were produced by band co-founder Steven Van Zandt (E Street Band, The Sopranos), and largely featured songs written by Van Zandt and/or Springsteen. The Van Zandt-written “I Don’t Want To Go Home” became Southside’s signature song, an evocative mixture of horn-based melodic riffs and sentimental lyrics. In 1982 Rolling Stone Magazine voted Hearts of Stone among the top 100 albums of the 1970s and 1980s. With their classic blend of hard-core R&B and street-level rock, molten grooves, soulful guitar licks and blistering horn section, Johnny and his Jukes continue to put their unique stamp on the Jersey Shore sound, while recalling the glory years of Otis Redding and similar Stax Records titans.
Bonerama - Live at Wanee Festival 2012 CD - In a city that doesn't play by the rules, New Orleans' Bonerama is something different. Bonerama has been repeatedly recognized by Rolling Stone, hailed as "the ultimate in brass balls" (2005) and praised for their "...crushing ensemble riffing, human-feedback shrieks and wah-wah growls" (2007). Bonerama carries the brass-band concept to places unknown; what other brass band could snag an honor for "Best Rock Band" at the 2007 Big Easy Awards?
Mickey Hart Band - Live at Wanee Festival 2012 (2 CDs) - Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart and his band put on an awesome show on Wanee's Mushroom stage. Lineup also featured Dave Schools from Widespread Panic on bass.
Leftover Salmon - Live at Wanee Festival 2012 (2 CDs) - Leftover Salmon who formed in Boulder Colorado in 1989 are the originators of the Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass genre. A style of music that blends bluegrass, rock, country, blues, jazz, and Cajun/Zydeco. This concert was professionally recorded live at the 2012 Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak, FL.
Particle - Live at Wanee Festival 2012 (2 CDs) - A fantastic late night set from Particle to round out a memorable first day at Wanee 2012.
Trigger Hippy - Live at Wanee Festival 2012 CD - The only official release from this amazing supergroup featuring Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, singer/songwriter Will Kimbrough, singer Joan Osborne, singer/songwriter Jackie Greene and bassist Nick Govrik.. With the line-up that they've got, how could this not be one of the best sets from Wanee 2012?
Melvin Seals & JGB - Live at Wanee Festival 2011 CD -
The Meters (reunion) @ Howlin' Wolf 2012 (2 CDs) - The legendary performance from the ORIGINAL METERS. From Jazz Fest 2012 second Saturday night show at Howlin' Wolf. This was their first club gig in over 30 years.
Jan 31-Feb 4 - The Funky Leap Jam - Lakeland, FL
Feb 15-17 - Aura Music Festival - Live Oak, FL
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