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New CD from Peter Rowan and CDs or DVD from Blackberry Smoke, news from The Motet, MSMW and Floydfest plus a video of The Heritage live from The BIG What?
July 8, 2014 Greetings,

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New Additions
Coming Soon
Upcoming Events
Video of the Week

 

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LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS

MSMW announce new CD & tour

FloydFest readies for Revolution

The Motet Halloween shows

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New Additions:

Peter Rowan - Dharma Blues CD - Recorded in Sausalito, Los Angeles and New Orleans, and produced by John Chelew (John Hiatt, Richard Thompson, Blind Boys Of Alabama, and Donovan), Dharma Blues features 12 tracks, as well as guest appearances from Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) and vocals from Gillian Welch - with instrumentation ranging from banjo and pedal steel to harmonium and water drum.

Rowan continues to evolve and create, and this is especially evident on Dharma Blues.

Blackberry Smoke - Leave a Scar: Live in NC (2CD or DVD) - The members of Southern Rock quintet Blackberry Smoke are no strangers to hard work. Playing up to 250 dates each year, the guys are on the road more often than not, and they’ve seen tangible results of their labor. The band has toured with and befriended idols such as The Marshall Tucker Band, ZZ Top (with Billy Gibbons jamming with the band on a Florida stop), Lynyrd Skynyrd and George Jones. The band was even asked to play for Jones on his 80th birthday, not long after the country legend turned in a guest appearance on the band’s sophomore album. They’ve toured Europe thrice over, and had their songs featured in video games (EA Sports’ NASCAR 08) and films (Swing Vote), as well.

Mixing elements of gospel, bluegrass, arena rock, soul and more than a touch of outlaw country, Blackberry Smoke has earned a passionate fanbase that continues to grow as the band itself evolves. The band is as blue collar as the bandanas its members wear.

“Our fanbase is as organic as you can get,” says drummer Brit Turner. “Each fan has been won by live performance or good old word of mouth.”

 

Coming Soon:

Trampled By Turtles - Wild Animals CD - On Wild Animals, Trampled by Turtles seventh studio album, themes of impermanence run deep, both lyrically and sonically. The quintet s hybrid folk sound continues its evolution pushing the band further into the grey area between genres that defies pigeonholing.

From their beginnings on the Midwestern festival circuit, they have reached new heights with each album. Wild Animals is the sound of a band at the peak of their potential, strengthened from a decade together, winning some and losing some, but growing none-the-less. The album captures the intense nature that goes with being alive, melding the universal and the personal.

Widespread Panic - Space Wrangler (Vinyl LP) - Space Wrangler is the first studio album by the Athens, GA band. It was first released by a small Atlanta label, Landslide Records, on February 4, 1988 and subsequently reissued by Capricorn Records/Warner Bros. Records and Zomba Music Group. While the CD has been released several times, the album was only released initially on vinyl and in an extremely limited quantity (1000 units). The vinyl is fetching upwards of $200 these days.

 

Last Week:

Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy CD - Fifteen years into their career, Remedy may well be Old Crow Medicine Show's finest album to date. It reunites them with producer Ted Hutt, who also directed traffic on Carry Me Back.

On September 17th, 2013 Old Crow Medicine Show received the great honor of being inducted as the newest members of the historic Grand Ole Opry. Other highlights from the year included winning the Grammy Award for "Best Long Form Music Video" for the film Big Easy Express, and having their classic single, "Wagon Wheel", receive the RIAA's Platinum certification for selling over 1,000,000 copies.

The band got its' start busking on street corners in New York state and up through Canada, winning audiences along the way with their boundless energy and spirit. They eventually found themselves in Boone, North Carolina where they caught the attention of folk icon Doc Watson while playing in front of a pharmacy. He immediately invited the band to play at his MerleFest, helping to launch their career. Shortly thereafter the band relocated to Nashville for a residency at the Grand Ole Opry, where they entertained the crowd between shows.

It's been fifteen years since these humble beginnings, and the band has gone on to tour the world, sell over 800,000 albums, become frequent guests on A Prairie Home Companion, and play renowned festivals like Bonnaroo, Coachella, and the Newport Folk Festival.

 

Upcoming Events:

July 10-13 Pasture Palooza - Berryville, VA

July 18-19 Sol Slam - Isle of Palms, SC

*July 23-27 FloydFest - Floyd, VA

July 25-26 The Gathering at Chaffee's - Gerard, PA

July 31-Aug 3 Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT

Aug 14-16 Soulshine Farm Music Festival - Green Mt, NC

Aug 14-17 Peach Music Festival - Scranton, PA

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

Video of the Week:

The Heritage - Puttin' In - Live at The BIG What? Festival 2014

Thanks for reading, get out, feel some music, get down and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton






  

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New releases next week from The Royal Noise, The Black Keys and Widespread Panic plus festival info and a new video from The Motet!

In this issue:

New Additions
Coming Soon
Upcoming Events
Video of the Week

 

Home Grown Music Network Radio

LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS

Catskill Chill lineup announced

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New Additions:

none this week

Coming Soon:

The Black Keys - Turn Blue CD / LP - Of the new album, the band says Turn Blue could refer to:
A: Suffocation
B: Sadness
C: Numbness from extreme cold
D: A Cleveland late night TV host from the 1960s named Ghoulardi
E: All of the above


Moreover, Carney comments, “We are always trying to push ourselves when we make arecord—not repeat our previous work but not abandon it either. On this record, we let the songsbreathe and explored moods, textures and sounds. We’re excited for the world to hear Turn Blue.”

Widespread Panic - Oak Mountain 2001 - Night 3 (3CD) - Widespread Panic and their fans held an annual gathering south of Birmingham, AL in a town called Pelham, the home of Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. Setting the WP record for consecutive years played at the same venue at 13, Oak Mountain conjures up musical memories that represent a true cross section of the Widespread Panic timeline. The final performance of the epic three night run, this show again combines seamless playing with incredible intent...exploring Widespread Panic originals such as Pilgrims and Diner while also delving into the timeless music of Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix.

The Royal Noise - This is the Funky Part CD - The Royal Noise's third and most captivating album to date sees a further evolution in this quartet's sounds and sensibilities - delivering deep dancey beats, hypnotic melodies, extended jams and swirling interplay, this Philadelphia-based foursome has settled confidently into a late night funk drenched ethos, touching on elements of artists such as Prince, Parliament Funkadelic, The Motet and Umphrey's McGee.

“This Is The Funky Part continues to illuminate why this Philadelphia band is a part of many conversations critics are having about prestigious young artists… pure mothership connection funk” – Kevin Tshiamala, Home Grown Music Network

“The Royal Noise resuscitates the ghost of funk with their ambitious third record. This Is The Funky Part serves up a splendid mix of rhythmic jazz and beguiling rock and roll licks, with twists of ambiance throughout, imploring listeners to dance their asses off” – Chris Pendergast, Encore Magazine

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Radio Mixes & Live Bonus CD - Featuring original members David Nelson and Buddy Cage along with Michael Falzarano Ronnie Penque and Johnny Markowski The New Riders of the Purple Sage RADIO MIXES & LIVE BONUS. This legendary band's renaissance began seven years ago and continues today with over 100 shows annually to audiences throughout the United States and Canada. The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records. The New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Radio Mixes and Bonus CD, features edited versions of Where I Come From, Barracuda Moon and Higher along with live NRPS unreleased Jams in only the way NRPS can bend a tune, Pour House Jelly & Let It Go, featuring Professor Louie on the Hammond Organ joining NRPS. Other classic NRPS Jams, Peggy O, Truck and Driving Man This CD features songs written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. The CD's art work was created by famed San Francisco artist Stanley Mouse. The New Riders of the Purple Sage: Radio Mixes & Live Bonus is psychedelic Americana at its' finest.

Last Week:

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Phosphorescent Harvest CD / LP - PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST is a treasure trove of 10 songs--including several the band road-tested over the last few years--that advances the band's kaleidoscopic sound, which is deeply soulful, rootsy and spacey all at once. There's strong songcraft here, with a free-flowing delivery; it is music that is in no hurry to reach its destination but firmly knows where it is going. From the beginning, the CRB set out to do something different from what they had done before, creating their own scene with a musical prowess, cohesive songwriting and a unified commitment to experimentation, both in the studio and on the road (they've performed over 230 shows since forming in 2011).

"The best perspective I have on what's going on in my life--good and bad--is what comes out in the songs," says Chris Robinson. "As you move on in time, you get older, you have relationships. Some of them are good, some fail. Friends. Drugs. Life. Death. People come, people go. Songwriting is a completely different emotional response to your life and to what it means, to in some poetic nature, put it out there."

PHOSPHORESCENT HARVEST follows the release of the companion albums Big Moon Ritual (June 2012) and The Magic Door (September 2012) plus last year's live quadruple vinyl Betty's S.F. Blends, Vol 1. The group continues to record with producer Thom Monahan, and Robinson wrote all of the songs with Casal, save for two that are Robinson solo compositions ("Tornado," "Jump The Turnstiles").

String Cheese Incident - Song in My Head CD / LP - “The coolest part of this album is that, in the end, it really sounds like us, maybe more so than any of the other albums that we’ve done.” – Bill Nershi, The String Cheese Incident

For a band like The String Cheese Incident, it’s odd to think that 20 years into a remarkable career, their ninth album - and first studio album in nine years - would really epitomize their sound. But that’s the message with Song In My Head the band’s new album, produced by Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads that includes 10 new songs written collaboratively by the group over the past nine years.

Song In My Head is perhaps the band’s tightest and most skillful album yet. After years of feeling more like live players than studio musicians, the band members finally tapped into the skill that two decades’ worth of performing brings. There’s also an overarching sense of joy and renewed passion throughout. “Stylistically, the album feels like the most modern expression of our music,” drummer Michael Travis says. “This album feels more genuinely us. It’s everything we’ve learned about making an album.”

Go Ride the Music & West Pole DVD - This DVD brings together two TV programs from noted music critic and Rolling Stone co-founder Ralph J Gleason, covering the San Francisco psychedelia scene of the late sixties and early seventies. The first disc features the program "Go Ride The Music", featuring two giants of the era performing live in concert. Jefferson Airplane perform at an intimate indoor venue while Quicksilver Messenger Service are filmed in the open air. There are also cameo appearances from David Crosby and Jerry Garcia. The second disc, "West Pole" features a diverse range of acts including Ace Of Cups, Sons Of Champlin, the Grateful Dead and the Steve Miller Band performing live in various settings and takes a more analytical view of the music and the times.

 

Nickel Creek - A Dotted Line (Vinyl w/CD) - The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek Chris Thile (mandolin/vocals), Sara Watkins (fiddle/vocals), and Sean Watkins (guitar/vocals) officially reunites for the first time since its 2007 self-described "indefinite hiatus" with the album A Dotted Line, followed by a tour of the US in support of the Eric Valentine-produced album, which includes the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass and Newport Folk Festivals.

As Nickel Creek's 25th anniversary approached, the band members decided they ought to mark it in some way, so they got together to write music in Chris Thile's apartment last year. They ended up with six new co-written songs, which they eventually took to a Los Angeles studio, along with one tune by Thile, one by Sean Watkins, and two covers: Sam Phillips' "Where Is Love Now" and Mother Mother's "Hayloft. " There they worked with Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Smash Mouth), who had produced Nickel Creek's previous album, Why Should the Fire Die?.

"We were excited every day to be there," Sara Watkins says. "Having grown up singing together, there is something natural about our voices and it's really fun to harmonize. Our voices have come to match each other's really well. Sean and I are siblings, and Chris is about as close to a sibling as you could get. " Sean Watkins continues: "It feels more natural and easy than it ever did, by far. Getting to spend time alone with our own musical personalities has helped us mature. "

"There's a joyful aspect to Nickel Creek no matter what we're doing. Things just steer themselves into that sort of place, " concurs Thile. "We will go poke around in the dark corners but always with a heavy dose of optimism. "

Upcoming Events:

May 9-11 Purple Hatters Ball - Live Oak, FL

May 15-18 Orange Blossom Jamboree - Brooksville, FL

May 16-18 Drumstrong Rhythmn & Arts Festival - Charlotte, NC

May 16-18 The Hangout - Gulf Shores, AL

May 22-25 DelFest - Cumberland, MD

May 23-26 Strangecreek Campout - Greenfield, MA

May 23-26 Summer Camp Music Festival - Chilocothe, IL

May 30-31 Blackstock Music Festival - Blackstock, SC

Video of the Week:

The Motet - Closed Mouth Don't Get Fed - fan shot live video + drummer cam!

Thanks for reading, get out, feel some music, get down and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton






  

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New CD from The Motet, Railroad Earth on vinyl, and MOE. video with tons of special guests from The Wetlands 25th Anniversary Show.

In this issue:

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

Home Grown Music Network Radio

Latest News & Reviews:
HGMN welcomes Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey

Dark Star Jubilee returns to Legend Valley

YMSB's Harvest Festival dates announced

BIG Something & MOE. in Raleigh (review, gallery, recordings)

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New Releases

The MotetThe Motet - The Motet CD - With the release of their 7th album, The Motet once again showcase their commitment to pushing the sonic envelope while remaining dedicated to the musical traditions that have defined their sound. The new self-titled album boldly states that this is the band The Motet has strived to become. The whole has become greater than the sum of its parts with each member of the band contributing to the writing and arranging of the songs, telling a unified story through syncopated rhythms and melodies. The band has also decided to take an analog approach in the making of the album by using tape, tubes and transistors. This gives the music a warm, rich, and organic tone with the crunch and bite of a classic 70s funk record.

 

Railroad EarthRailroad Earth - Last of the Outlaws (2LP) - Railroad Earth’s seventh album is their most evocative and ambitious set to date. At once melancholic and joyous, often deep, yet always accessible, the album captures the band as they are now; twelve years in, wiser and worn and pondering how this life affects those around them. Every song has a story and every story has its meaning. Last Of The Outlaws is an album filled with stories of birth, death, heartache, joy, sadness, redemption, loss of our heroes, and even a lesson or two from old ghosts straight from the hangman’s noose.

 

Coming Soon

Old & In the WayOld & In the Way - Live at the Boarding House (4CD) - Forty years ago on a Monday night, a bluegrass band walked on to the stage of The Boarding House in San Francisco. The band included two of Bill Monroe's former Blue Grass Boys, guitarist Peter Rowan and fiddle virtuoso Vassar Clements, mandolinist David Grisman and Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead picking banjo along with his bass playing sidekick, John Kahn.

A week later the same group played there again and recorded what would become one of the most influential albums in Bluegrass history - Old & in the Way. This will be the first release of the complete shows by this unique ensemble and includes 55 tracks, 14 of which have never been released in any format.

 

Allman Brothers Band - Boston Common 8/17/71 CD - In the history of rock music, certain bands and certain cities are forever linked. With the Beatles and the Rolling Stones it was London; for the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane it was San Francisco. With the Allman Brothers Band, Macon, Georgia usually comes to mind first, but there is another metropolis that the ABB has been associated with from the group's onset: Boston, Massachusetts. A visceral connection was made between band and city that has remained strong and vibrant to this very day.

1971 was a watershed year for the Allman Brothers Band they recorded their seminal live album, At Fillmore East, in March, and continued to tour relentlessly. By this point, their performances had reached a level of musicianship and intensity that other groups could only dream of. At Fillmore East was released in July to massive critical acclaim, and a month later, they rolled back into Boston to once again jam in the Common, playing two shows on August 17th. Features original lineup (Duane, Gregg, Dickey, Butch, Jaimoe & Berry). Single-disc CD includes 80 minutes of classic Allman Brothers material.

Rebekah Todd & the OdysseyRebekah Todd & The Odyssey - Roots Bury Deep CD - With their first LP, Roots Bury Deep, Rebekah Todd & The Odyssey add a layer of storytelling to the musical foundation that has been laid before her. This 9-track album is a soulful folk gem with shades of jazz and funk that paints across the canvas of genres. The album delivers a more textured auditory landscape and further elevates Todd’s signature solo sound. Roots Bury Deep represents a unique musical intersection between traditional Carolinian folk and gritty New Orleans jazz. The final product takes listeners on a journey from the deep, dark corners of loss and despair to the wide-open, bright spaces of love and hope.

 

Last Week:

Karl DensonKarl Denson's Tiny Universe - New Ammo CD - 2014 release from the acclaimed Jazz/Funk saxophonist and his seven piece backing band. Denson is also known as a founder and integral member of The Greboy Allstars. New Ammo is the long-awaited follow-up to their 2009 album Brother's Keeper. Always a formidable unit, the band is bolstered by the doubling of its already raucous horn frontline, and an invigorated orchestral approach inspired by the gritty, funk-fueled soundtracks of 1970s' cinema.

 

Ozric Tentacles Box setOzric Tentacles - Vitamin Enhanced (6 CDs) - A 30th Anniversary edition of the much-loved 1994 box set collecting the Ozric's six early cassette albums.

Re-mastered with a 40 page book featuring extensive new liner notes, photos and memorabilia.

 

Les Claypool's Duo de TwangLes Claypool's Duo de Twang - Four Foot Shack CD / LP - 2014 release from eccentric bassist and Primus leader Les Claypool alongside Marc 'Mirv' Haggard. The album contains 15 songs that mix originals from Claypool's many projects with covers such as 'Man In The Box' by Alice In Chains and 'Stayin' Alive' by the Bee Gees. The LP features just Les and MIRV outside of a cameo from Claypool's son on banjo.

 

David Grisman's Bluegrass ExperienceDavid Grisman Bluegrass Experience - Muddy Roads CD - When I was about 15 years old, I first heard the newly-recorded tapes that my neighbor, friend and mentor Ralph Rinzler had made in Shouns, Tennessee of the legendary old-time country musician Clarence "Tom" Ashley and his neighbors - Clint Howard, "Fiddlin'" Fred Price, Gaither Carlton and Arthel "Doc" Watson.

The music I experienced that day in Ralph's kitchen made an indelible imprint on my musical psyche which remains to this day.

This collection is my personal remembrance of Doc, Clarence and Ralph (all gone now) and my homage to them and the timeless tunes and songs that they played so long ago. ---David Grisman

Upcoming Events:

Feb 14-16 Aura Music & Arts Festival - Live Oak, FL

Mar 7-9 Zach Deputy's Disc Jam - Live Oak, FL

Mar 27-30 Hoopla in the Hills - Guysville, OH

 

Video of the Week:

MOE. - "Sledgehammer" - with John Medeski, Conehead Buddha horns, Jen Durkin and Fuzz from Deep Banana Blackout at The Wetlands 25th Anniversary Concert 2/8/14.

 

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

- Lee Crumpton

     





  

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Best of 2013 edition!

In this issue:

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

Home Grown Music Network Radio

Latest News & Reviews:

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Home Grown Music Network online radio celebrates one year! Tune in!

 

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HGMN's 13th Annual Best of the Year Awards

The Hip AbductionSTUDIO ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Staff Pick: The Hip Abduction - The Hip Abduction. Read our Review

Runner up: The Broadcast - Dodge the Arrow - Read our review

Honorable Mentions: HGMN manages both BIG Something and Les Racquet - to avoid conflict of interest, we voluntarily disqualified their releases from the staff pick. Both released excellent CDs in 2013 which you can stream from the links above.

BIG Something CDSTUDIO ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Fan's Pick - BIG Something - BIG Something - Read our review.

Big Daddy LoveLIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Big Daddy Love - Live at Ziggys

CUSTOMER'S CHOICE: Retail: SOJA - Get Wiser
Wholesale: Blackberry Smoke - Live at Peach Music Festival 2012

NEW HGMN BAND OF THE YEAR: The Broadcast We were most impressed with this new addition to our network. Pick up their CD and catch a live show!

HGMN HALL OF FAME: SOJA joins Lotus, Moses Guest, STS9, The Motet, Umphrey's McGee, The Recipe, Deep Banana Blackout, The Big Wu, Acoustic Syndicate, The Disco Biscuits, Keller Williams & Sim Redmond Band in this select list of bands that have helped define HGMN over the years.

HG REPS OF THE YEAR: Brett Jakubec & John Wayne Phillips

HGMN VENUE OF THE YEAR: Turntable - Jamestown, NC

HGMN JAMcaster OF THE YEAR: Sister Sylvie - "Home Grown Music Show" WKPS (The Lion/Penn State)

Congrats to all the winners and thanks for making 2013 a year to remember!

HGMN Staff's Favorites of 2013:

LEE:
Favorite shows: BIG Something - StrangeCreek Music Festival – Greenfield, MA  I saw this band more than any other in 2013 and this performance was one of the many highlights. It was also the farthest I travelled for music in 2013. So the anticipation was probably a big factor as well. We survived a very cold and wet festival - rained most of the time and temps remained in the 30s & 40s most of the weekend. BIG Something was the final set of the weekend, in a tiny late night cabin that was overflowing with people. I eventually worked my way to the very front where I found a couple of my travel mates and we raged! It was also great knowing that many there were getting their mind blown by this band for the very first time. They started around 2:30am and played till sunrise. Hear it here: https://archive.org/details/bigsomething2013-05-26.akg463.flac16

Everyone Orchestra @ Southland Ballroom 3/7/2013.  Matt Butler conducted an all star cast through some great improvisation. Players included: Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Lebo (ALO), John Morgan Kimock (Steve Kimock Band), Keith Allen (The Mantras), Hank Smith (Barefoot Manner), Casey Cranford (BIG Something), Charly Lowry (Dark Water Rising). While both nights were awesome - this one stood out in my mind as my favorite. Hear it here: https://archive.org/details/eo2013-03-07.bryonsos

Albums: BIG Something - BIG Something
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind
The Hip Abduction - The Hip Abduction
Les Racquet - Whale Hail
Max Allen Band - Everyone Thinks You're Weird

ROBIE:
Favorite shows: Les Racquet - 08/24/13 - The Pour House Music Hall - Raleigh, NC
After watching these guys develop over the past year it was great to see them at the top of their game in one of my favorite venues.

Turkuaz - 5/25/13 - StrangeCreek Music Festival - Greenfield, MA - I had heard good things going into the show so I had pretty high expectations. They delivered, blowing me away with their high energy power funk.  Go see these guys play live!

Albums: Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe
[Blood Orange is British singer-songwriter-producer Devonte "Dev" Hynes. The album kind of reminds me of some of Prince’s R&B stuff. It’s basically smooth R&B vocals with groovy synth pop instrumentation.]

Cut Copy – Free Your Mind
[Cut Copy is an Australian band that formed back in 2001. Long time fans will be very happy with this fifth release. The “dance” grooves are bouncy and fun. It’s my favorite Cut Copy album so far.)

Postiljonen– Skyer
[Postiljonen is a trio from Stockholm, Sweden. This is just an amazing album with gorgeous, ethereal female lead vocals and catchy dream pop beats. Fans of M83 and Beach House should really dig this. It’s definitely something I can listen to over and over again. Lyrics are in English]

White Denim– Corsica Lemonade
[White Denim is a four-piece band from Austin, Texas. Their music draws influence from psychedelic rock, blues, punk rock, progressive rock, soul, jazz, and experimental rock. Their music is composed of tight structures and intense jamming. Corsicana Lemonade is their fourth studio release.]

Signal Path– Habitats
[Signal Path is a band based out of Denver, Colorado that formed back in 2001. Habitats is a strong album from start to finish. It sort of reminds me of a cross between Lotus and STS9.]


SHERRY:
Favorite shows: The Motet - Southland Ballroom -Raleigh, NC -April 28th 2013 WOW!! Love some Motet, not alot of people but they played an incredible show to a very enthusiastic crowd.  All such nice guys as well, enjoyed hanging out with them for a bit.  Hope they come back to the area soon!

Everyone Orchestra - Southland Ballroom March 7th & 8th 2013: AMAZING lineup with some of my favorite west coast musicians along with some of my NC favorites. Matt Butler, Kyle Hollingsworth (String Cheese Incident), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), Dan Lebowitz (ALO), John Morgan Kimock (Steve Kimock Band), Casey Cranford (BIG Something), Keith Allen (The Mantras), Hank Smith (The Morning After), & Charly Lowry (Dark Water Rising). The chemistry between these musicians was incredible, felt so blessed to witness to such talent on one stage. Hear 3/8/13.

Albums:
BIG Something - BIG Something
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind
Electric Soul Pandemic - Communications
The Mantras - Jambands Ruined My Life
The Hip Abduction - The Hip Abduction


TREVOR:
Favorite shows: The Mantras - Mantrabash 2013, Saturday Night
The Mantras - Halloween 2013

Albums: Electric Soul Pandemic - Communications
The Mantras - Jambands Ruined My Life
The Broadcast - Dodge the Arrow

KEVIN:
Favorite show: Umphrey's McGee - The Filmore - Detroit - 2/2/13

Albums: The Hip Abduction - The Hip Abduction
The Royal Noise - Unbreakable
The Broadcast - Dodge the Arrow
Max Allen Band - Everyone Thinks You're Weird
Rumpke Mountain Boys - Moon

Last Week:

Widespread Panic - Poster Children BOOKWidespread Panic - Poster Children BOOK -300 page hardcover book, 9x12 LIMITED EDITION, ONLY ONE RUN WILL BE MADE TO ORDER. Widespread Panic has spent 25 years earning a reputation for amazing live shows. The band's commitment to the live experience is not limited to the stage, but to visual artists across the country.
For years, the band has been dedicated to commissioning artists to create limited edition posters for their shows and they have archived all of these posters in their vault. Every Widespread Panic fan would love the chance to dig through the bands poster archive, and with this book, they get the chance. Over 400 posters spanning their entire career are included in this 300 page hardcover book, including notes from the band and the artists. Every poster has been photographed in full color and is presented chronologically in this must have for any Panic fan.

Live From JazzFest 2013 - Round 5

Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Kirk Joseph Backyard Groove - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Kirk Joseph's Tuba Tuba - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Kristin Diable - Live at Jazz Fest 2013 CD

Laura Bell Bundy - Live at Jazz Fest 2013 CD

Little Freddie King - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Los PoBoyCitos - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Luther Kent & Trickbag - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-El - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Mahogany Brass Band - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

McDonogh #35 High School Gospel Choir - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Mia Borders - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Natalie Mae - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

¡Otra! - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Pastor Tyrone Jefferson - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show - Live at JazzFest 2013 CD

More artists available here.

Upcoming Events:

Jan 4-9 - Jam Cruise 12 - Miami > Jamaica > Bahamas

Video of the Week:

BIG Something - "Illuminated" Official Video

 

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






  

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New releases from Moon Hooch and Robert Walter's 20th Congress.

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Robert Walter's 20th CongressRobert Walter's 20th Congress - Get Thy Bearings CD - Robert Walter performs all his own stunts. For 20 years, the San Diego native has been pulling drawbars and pushing the limits of the Hammond B3 organ. As a founding member of the Greyboy Allstars, he helped usher in the funk-jazz renaissance of the early '90s and has continued to keep one hand comping chords in the instrument's funky past, while the other explores ever-new melodic terrain. His long-standing project, Robert Walter's 20th Congress, returns with, Get Thy Bearings, via The Royal Potato Family. It was a recent move from New Orleans to Los Angeles that jump-started the 20th Congress who hadn't recorded a studio album in ten years. The nine-track effort presents Walter's organ, piano, Rhodes and synthesizer driving an all-star line-up rounded out by guitarist/bassist Elgin Park, drummer Aaron Redfield, sax players Karl Denson and Cochemea Gastelum, and percussionist Chuck Prada.

Moon HoochMoon Hooch - Moon Hooch CD - The reaction is instantaneous. It doesn't even matter when they're the opening act no one in the room has heard before -- as soon as Moon Hooch starts playing, it's as if the room becomes a living, surging, pulsing thing. They call it 'cave music': like house music, but more primitive and jagged and raw. But there are no DJs or laptops here -- just one drum kit and two saxophones. The 'cave music' sound developed around an organic approach to playing electronic dance music. The looping, frenetic sax melodies and James's furious drumming are fierce and trance-like, as Mike and Wenzl rock back and forth, pushing and pulling each other from across the stage. Sometimes Wenzl switches over to a contrabass clarinet, or inserts a long cardboard tube into the bell of his sax to create the deep, throbbing whomp of a dubstep bassline. It's manic, and thrilling, and perhaps a little bit evil.

 

Coming Soon

Robert Walter's 20th CongressThe Dutch Woodstock 1970 (2 CD/DVD) - This line-up features rock royalty including Tyrannosaurus Rex, The Byrds, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, and the headlining Pink Floyd from 1970's Kralingen Music Festival. Containing footage that wasn't in the original film, this 2CD 1DVD set features live material from Pink Floyd, and some immeasurably rare artifacts from folk such as T-Rex, Dr John, Family and The Byrds and others! The film portion, also known as Stamping Ground, has never been out on DVD.

Bob MarleyBob Marley & the Wailers - Legend Remixed CD - For the first time, BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS' iconic 1984 album, LEGEND, is re-imagined for LEGEND REMIXED, an inspired new spin on the reggae classic. LEGEND's 16 tracks have been remixed by top DJs/producers. Included in this cohesive new set are tracks by ten time Grammy winner Stephen Marley, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation, Jason Bentley, Z-Trip with Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Photek, My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Roni Size, RAC, Beats Antique, Nickodemus & Zeb, as well as a new rendition remix of 'Redemption Song' by five-time Grammy Award winning reggae artist, Ziggy Marley.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

Jue 27-30 - Electric Forest - Rothbury, MI

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

July 18-21 - All Good Music Festival - Thornville, OH

*July 25-29 - FloydFest - Floyd, VA

July 25-29 - Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT

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

* Look for the HGMN booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

THE MOTET feat. Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic - D.M.S.R. - live @ Cervantes

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

     





  

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