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. Coming Soon
. Upcoming Festivals
. Video of the Week

Latest News & Reviews:
Boogie In The Bungalow 4
iLa Mawana to perform a three night run with Groundation
HGMN Presents: Les Racquet, Dangermuffin & Sol Roots 10/25 Raleigh, NC
3rd Annual BIG Something Costume Ball 10/27
Warren Haynes Christmas Jam artists announced 12/15

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New Releases:

John McLaughlinJohn McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension - Now Here This CD - McLaughlin's latest creative venture with The 4th Dimension, reflects a slight, yet significant, alteration of the dynamic, specifically the recruitment of powerhouse Indian drummer Ranjit Barot. Cameroon-born/Paris-resident bassist Etienne M'Bappe is back from To the One, as is keyboardist/drummer Gary Husband. This 8-track set of McLaughlin originals testifies to the guitarist's decades-long fascination with Indian music, through his effortless virtuosity, and relentless lyricism, even when the guitarist is shredding at near-light speed.

As John himself simply states, "Now Here This is the culmination of my life's work till now."

Govt MuleGov't Mule - The Georiga Bootleg Box (6 CDs) - "Those of you that have followed the Mule's history know that our connection with the state of Georgia is a deep one. Our first rehearsals were at the one-time living quarters of the Allman Brothers Band known as The Big House (now the ABB museum) in Macon, GA. Some later rehearsals took place at what used to be the legendary Capricorn Recording Studio in Macon while recording the song GONNA SEND YOU BACK TO GEORGIA for the HOUND DOG TAYLOR Tribute CD. A lot of our earliest shows were in Georgia as well so a lot of our growth as a band took place in front of Georgia audiences. Having recently been reminded of these 3 shows from '96, and of the fact that they had been recorded and mixed by Doug Oade back in the day, I found myself listening to these recordings for the first time in fifteen years. I was instantly taken with the visceral nature of the music along with the rawness of the way that it was captured. The Mule was barely two years old at this time and what we hear here, along with many songs from our first CD, are the works in progress of many songs that would later wind up on DOSE and in some cases LIFE BEFORE INSANITY. This was at a time in our career when our repertoire was small but constantly growing, not unlike our fan base."

Trey AnastasioTrey Anastasio - Traveler CD - Traveler, Trey's newest studio album, was co-produced with Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Jonsi) at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT. Musicians include Trey Anastasio Band, Mates of State s Kori Gardner, The National s Bryan Devendorf and Matt Berninger, Bon Iver's Rob Moose, and Icelandic percussionist Samuli Kosminen.

 

 

Infamous StringdustersInfamous Stringdusters - Silver Sky/We'll Do it Live (2 CDs) - Silver Sky - the recent studio recording in The Infamous Stringdusters' constant, relentless, revelatory musical evolution -- is released in Fall 2012 in a very special Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition. Delivered by SCI Fidelity and the band's own High Country label, Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition includes a previously unreleased bonus track, "He's Gone," and the bonus live album, We'll Do It Live.

Working with an unlikely studio partner - hip-hop producer Billy Hume (Ludacris, Nas) - Silver Sky finds The Infamous Stringdusters' powerful rhythms and vocal melodies at the forefront of the music. Paired with We'll Do It Live - a seamless live recording culled from four epic 2011 performances - Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition eloquently demonstrates a band whose artistic voice has fully emerged, and offers a riveting glimpse of just how, and where, The Infamous Stringdusters are leading the bluegrass revolution.

Widespread PanicWidespread Panic - Wood CD - In January and February 2012, Widespread Panic embarked their final performances of 2012 with the 11-date, four-city "Wood Tour". The acoustic tour ran through the Washington, DC area, Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO and ended with three special nights at the Belly-Up Tavern in Aspen, CO. Since then Panic has been on a long-overdue hiatus for the rest of 2012.

Widespread Panic fans are sure to be pleased with the announcement of WOOD. The set features acoustic versions, and some new arrangements of Panic originals, including "Tall Boy", "Ain't Life Grand" and "Climb To Safety". Covers of fan favorites, such as Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers To Cross" and Sonny Boy Williamson's "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" are stand out highlights. Wood also features first time renditions of John Lennon's "The Ballad of John and Yoko" and former Animal Alan Price's "Sell Sell" from the legendary British film O' Lucky Man.

Hackensaw BoysHackensaw Boys - The Old Sound of Music Vol 2 CD - The group's latest efforts, The Old Sound of Music, Vol. 1 and The Old Sound of Music, Vol. 2, deliver original material that draws upon the songwriting talents of its members. These six-song collections are the result of recording sessions held at the decaying but comfortable Sound of Music studios on Broad Street in Richmond, VA before it moved to its new location. The recordings were mastered by Grammy award winner Charlie Pilzer at Airshow Mastering in Takoma Park, MD.

Coming Soon:

The Lee BoysThe Lee Boys - Testify CD - This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums). "Sacred steel" is a type of music rooted in Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and African music driven by the pedal steel guitar. Testify features 11 tracks of new songs along with fan favorites from their live show. Stellar production, expanded instrumentation, and a slew of special guests result in a captivating mix of gospel, rock and R&B that will surely appeal to the most discerning music fan. Guest players include: Warren Haynes on vocals and lead guitar; Jimmy Herring on lead guitar; female vocalist Gia Wyre; Matt Slocum on organ, piano, and keyboards; Nate Worth on percussion; and producer/engineer/mixer Matt Grondin on electric and acoustic guitar, keyboards, backing vocals. Horns were arranged by Mark Mullins.

Cast of ClownsCast of Clowns - Have a Heart CD - Cast of Clowns, recognized nationally as a "supergroup" of performers, is part fun machine, part harbinger, and all in. Their original songs stand strong and unflinching while their creative live approach shoves the envelope into a bucket of confetti. Founded by singer, songwriter, guitarist and fiction writer, Craig Wright, in 2008, The Clowns have played from British Columbia to Hawaii, developing particularly strong followings in Oregon and the Bay Area. Featuring world-class players like Greg Anton, (Zero), Jeff Pevar, (Ray Charles, CS&N), Melvin Seals, (Jerry Garcia Band), Hutch Hutchinson, (Bonnie Raitt), Bill Kreutzmann, (Grateful Dead), Robin Sylvester, (Ratdog), Barry Sless, (Dave Nelson), Damien Erskine, (Peter Erskine, Gino Vanelli) the Clowns shows are always surprising and fun.

The Rock CollectionThe Rock Collection - Live at the Oregon Country Fair CD -The Rock Collection is a brand new all-star group that features Mark Karan, electric guitar (RatDog), Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz, acoustic guitar and pedal steel (ALO), Greg Anton on drums (Zero), and Paul Lamb on bass (Burnt Noodle). They headlined the fair on the main stage in 2011 and this high fidelity live recording captured the magic. These accomplished live performers have an outstanding musical chemistry on stage, interweaving vocal harmonies, double guitar work and extended improvisation; their original songs include new Robert Hunter lyrics. The band takes an audience on a musical journey from emotive blues to delicate ballads to blow-the-roof-off rock and roll.

 

Gary Clark JrGary Clark Jr. - Blak & Blu CD -Rarely does an artist explode onto the music scene with the force and impact of a comet. But when it does happen -- as it did when 27-year-old singer-guitarist Gary Clark Jr. delivered an incendiary debut performance of his song "Bright Lights" at Eric Clapton's 2010 Crossroads Guitar Festival last June -- the result is magical.

Funky, hip, and badass, Gary Clark Jr. is a rocking soul man for a new generation. Weaned on John Lee Hooker, Lightnin Hopkins, and T-Bone Walker, Clark fuses his deep blues influence with a love of classic hip-hop and contemporary soul. His voice weaves between a melodic lilt and a seasoned blues howl with his guitar licks dancing and dodging between and behind the beat as if the essence of Snoop and Dre loom in his head by way of the Mississippi Delta.

Last Week:

Medeski Martin & Wood - Free Magic CDMedeski Martin & Wood - Free Magic CD - For its latest effort, MMW dip into their archives to present a collection of recordings documenting their first-ever acoustic tour in 2007. The set, stretching out over five expansive tracks, captures the three intrepid improvisers--keyboardist John Medeski, bassist Chris Wood and drummer Billy Martin--exploring the telepathic hookup and deep groove sensibility that has defined MMW since its inception in 1991.

"There's a rhythmic and sonic connection that we have," says Martin of his MMW colleagues. "Listening is the most important thing for us. We're having a conversation when we're playing. The dynamic range is much greater in the acoustic setting. When we play electric, everything is turned up to 11 and it's screaming. But with John on piano and Chris on upright, we can play with a much more nuanced touch. It's a very different world, but I love it."


Upcoming Events:

*Nov 10-13 - Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival - Live Oak, FL

*Look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Hackensaw Boys live at Music on the Mountaintop festival

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New MMW, Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule, Trey Anastasio, Infamous Stringdusters, John McLaughlin and more!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
The Deluge - Elephant Graveyard CD review

Jomeokee Music & Arts Festival review

HGMN Presents: Les Racquet, Dangermuffin & Sol Roots 10/25 Raleigh, NC

Warren Haynes Christmas Jam artists announced

3rd Annual BIG Something Costume Ball

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New Releases:

Medeski Martin & Wood - Free Magic CDMedeski Martin & Wood - Free Magic CD - For its latest effort, MMW dip into their archives to present a collection of recordings documenting their first-ever acoustic tour in 2007. The set, stretching out over five expansive tracks, captures the three intrepid improvisers--keyboardist John Medeski, bassist Chris Wood and drummer Billy Martin--exploring the telepathic hookup and deep groove sensibility that has defined MMW since its inception in 1991.

"There's a rhythmic and sonic connection that we have," says Martin of his MMW colleagues. "Listening is the most important thing for us. We're having a conversation when we're playing. The dynamic range is much greater in the acoustic setting. When we play electric, everything is turned up to 11 and it's screaming. But with John on piano and Chris on upright, we can play with a much more nuanced touch. It's a very different world, but I love it."

Coming Soon:

John McLaughlinJohn McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension - Now Here This CD - McLaughlin's latest creative venture with The 4th Dimension, reflects a slight, yet significant, alteration of the dynamic, specifically the recruitment of powerhouse Indian drummer Ranjit Barot. Cameroon-born/Paris-resident bassist Etienne M'Bappe is back from To the One, as is keyboardist/drummer Gary Husband. This 8-track set of McLaughlin originals testifies to the guitarist's decades-long fascination with Indian music, through his effortless virtuosity, and relentless lyricism, even when the guitarist is shredding at near-light speed.

As John himself simply states, "Now Here This is the culmination of my life's work till now."

Govt MuleGov't Mule - The Georiga Bootleg Box (6 CDs) - "Those of you that have followed the Mule's history know that our connection with the state of Georgia is a deep one. Our first rehearsals were at the one-time living quarters of the Allman Brothers Band known as The Big House (now the ABB museum) in Macon, GA. Some later rehearsals took place at what used to be the legendary Capricorn Recording Studio in Macon while recording the song GONNA SEND YOU BACK TO GEORGIA for the HOUND DOG TAYLOR Tribute CD. A lot of our earliest shows were in Georgia as well so a lot of our growth as a band took place in front of Georgia audiences. Having recently been reminded of these 3 shows from '96, and of the fact that they had been recorded and mixed by Doug Oade back in the day, I found myself listening to these recordings for the first time in fifteen years. I was instantly taken with the visceral nature of the music along with the rawness of the way that it was captured. The Mule was barely two years old at this time and what we hear here, along with many songs from our first CD, are the works in progress of many songs that would later wind up on DOSE and in some cases LIFE BEFORE INSANITY. This was at a time in our career when our repertoire was small but constantly growing, not unlike our fan base."

Trey AnastasioTrey Anatasio - Traveler CD - Traveler, Trey's newest studio album, was co-produced with Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Jonsi) at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT. Musicians include Trey Anastasio Band, Mates of State s Kori Gardner, The National s Bryan Devendorf and Matt Berninger, Bon Iver's Rob Moose, and Icelandic percussionist Samuli Kosminen.

 

 

Infamous StringdustersInfamous Stringdusters - Silver Sky/We'll Do it Live (2 CDs) - Silver Sky - the recent studio recording in The Infamous Stringdusters' constant, relentless, revelatory musical evolution -- is released in Fall 2012 in a very special Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition. Delivered by SCI Fidelity and the band's own High Country label, Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition includes a previously unreleased bonus track, "He's Gone," and the bonus live album, We'll Do It Live.

Working with an unlikely studio partner - hip-hop producer Billy Hume (Ludacris, Nas) - Silver Sky finds The Infamous Stringdusters' powerful rhythms and vocal melodies at the forefront of the music. Paired with We'll Do It Live - a seamless live recording culled from four epic 2011 performances - Silver Sky-Deluxe Edition eloquently demonstrates a band whose artistic voice has fully emerged, and offers a riveting glimpse of just how, and where, The Infamous Stringdusters are leading the bluegrass revolution.

Widespread PanicWidespread Panic - Wood CD - In January and February 2012, Widespread Panic embarked their final performances of 2012 with the 11-date, four-city "Wood Tour". The acoustic tour ran through the Washington, DC area, Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO and ended with three special nights at the Belly-Up Tavern in Aspen, CO. Since then Panic has been on a long-overdue hiatus for the rest of 2012.

Widespread Panic fans are sure to be pleased with the announcement of WOOD. The set features acoustic versions, and some new arrangements of Panic originals, including "Tall Boy", "Ain't Life Grand" and "Climb To Safety". Covers of fan favorites, such as Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers To Cross" and Sonny Boy Williamson's "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" are stand out highlights. Wood also features first time renditions of John Lennon's "The Ballad of John and Yoko" and former Animal Alan Price's "Sell Sell" from the legendary British film O' Lucky Man.

Last Week:

Grateful DeadGrateful Dead - Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It (2CD) - features 20 live performances hand-picked from five shows by David Lemieux, the band's archivist and the collection's producer.

Similar to 2011's Europe '72, Vol. 2, the two-disc set is a showcase for the best of the 1990 tour. The original artwork, which was created by New York artist Wes Lang (a lifelong Dead Head), showcases his elaborate drawings throughout the liner notes as well as on the cover, which features an ornate Indian skull headdress. Lemieux penned the compilation's liner notes, which provide background about the selected performances.

For those familiar with the Grateful Dead's glorious live performance history, the spring 1990 tour represents an important zenith, one fully equal to the golden ages of Europe '72 and spring '77. During this truly epic three-week spring fling, the band played as good as it ever had, with energy, sophistication and joy.

Recorded during the Grateful Dead's 25-year anniversary, the band - Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland, and Bob Weir - played as though it was on a mission to prove something. The pieces just fell into place that spring - impassioned vocals, the Brent/Jerry mind-meld, the MIDI expansion of the band's sonic vocabulary, and a bunch of new tunes and choice revivals.

Despite the space limitations inherent in a two-disc set, SPRING '90: SO GLAD YOU MADE IT vividly reflects the diversity of songs played during this tour. It spotlights newer material ("West L.A. Fadeaway" and "Blow Away"), classics ("Beat It On Down The Line" and "Morning Dew"), rarities ("Easy To Love You" and "Attics Of My Life"), epic jams ("Scarlet Begonias" > "Estimated Prophet"), and choice covers with Sam Cooke's "Let The Good Times Roll" and the Rolling Stones' "The Last Time."

The powerful and revealing sound heard throughout the collection is the result of work done by the band's longtime audio engineer John Cutler, who originally recorded the shows, and Jeffrey Norman, who mastered each show to HDCD specs.


Upcoming Events:

Oct 11-13 - YMSB's Harvest Music Festival - Ozark, AR

Oct 11-14 - Family Roots Fall Fest - Logan, OH

*Nov 10-13 - Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival - Live Oak, FL

*Look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Widespread Panic "Pickin' Up the Pieces" from the Wood Tour

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New My Morning Jacket & The Manhattan Project, news, reviews, festivals and new HD videos from BIG Something!
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In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Trey Anastasio Band Added to Bear Creek Music Festival
Featured Artist: Moksha
Ohio's Own The Werks Announce Lineup for 2nd Annual Werk Out Festival September 8-11
MEETING OF THE MINDS IV

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New Releases:

Bela Fleck & the Flectones - Rocket Science CD My Morning Jacket - Circuital CD - "The new record, Circuital, is named after the title song," explains Jim James, of My Morning Jacket's sixth studio album. "On that song I sing about ending up in the same place where you started out. And that makes a lot of sense for this album... I hate the phrase 'going back to our roots', but for this record we came home and made it in Kentucky. And it just felt a lot like it did when we were first starting out..."

Circuital was recorded in Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN, and was co-produced by frontman Jim James and Tucker Martine (R.E.M., Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists). The result is yet another reinvention of their sound that both forges new ground and maintains the distinct spirit of MMJ s previous work.

The Manhattan Project - Atomic Bomb Party Vol. 2 CDThe Manhattan Project - Atomic Bomb Party Vol. 2 CD - The Manhattan Project has been blowing up dance floors everywhere over the last year with their original sonic boomtronic sound. Their new EP 'Atomic Bomb Party vol. 2' brings the live experience into the studio and delivers 5 powerful tracks that blend House, Techno, Drum & Bass, Dub, Lounge and Trance styles into one serious dance party! Released in 2011 to rave reviews, the EP has earned The Manhattan Project respect from members of The Disco Biscuits, Future Rock, and BioDiesel, as well as DJ and live music fans alike. Sophisticated compositions and dance floor beats combine with analogue and digital sounds to produce electronic music for the masses.

 

Coming Soon:

Tea Leaf Green - Radio Tragedy CDTea Leaf Green - Radio Tragedy! CD - More than a year in the making, Radio Tragedy! is a declaration of triumph and redemption in the face of adversity. After confronting hard times in recent years and adding new bass player Reed Mathis and 2nd drummer Cochrane McMillan, Tea Leaf Green was at a crossroads and in search of their identity. What emerged are 11 tracks showcasing the band's instrumental prowess and exceptional songwriting. With the release of Radio Tragedy!, Tea Leaf Green deliver their finest collaboration to date.

 


Carolina Chocolate Drops - Heritage CDCarolina Chocolate Drops - Heritage CD - Armed with banjos, fiddles, guitars, jugs, kazoos, spoons and various other percussive "instruments," in this album, the Carolina Chocolate Drops revisit the jug-band and Black string-band music of the '20s and '30s with the zest of the most energetic hip-hoppers and the acumen of old-time music pioneers. Although they remain faithful to the tradition, they have an atypical way of articulating their own artistic feelings.

 


Tedeshi Trucks Band - Revelator CD

Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator CD - Recorded in Derek and Susan's own Swamp Raga Studios in Jacksonville, co-produced by Derek with producer/engineer Jim Scott (Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco), Revelator is a confident yet unforced triumph offering a cohesive vision: an idyllic, musical world in which the echoes of so many great traditions -- Delta blues and Memphis soul, Sixties rock and Seventies funk -- flow together naturally, blending with an entirely original, modern sensibility.

"This album is an evolution of what we've all been doing before," says Trucks. "With this album, everything's been thought out a little deeper, figuring out the music and what the tunes mean--more time given to the whole process."

"These songs are all life-adventure stuff," adds Tedeschi, who co-wrote most of the album with her husband. "Whether soul-searching or love-searching, looking for shelter, or hope, or just a break...Revelator is about storytelling through songs--songs with nice musical structures, with beginnings, middles and ends, a lot of content that people can really dig into."

Blast From the Past:

Leftover Salmon & Cracker - O' Cracker Where Art Thou CDLeftover Salmon & Cracker - O' Cracker Where Art Thou CD -This CD is just as unreal as it's premise indicates! Worlds collide on this release, which features the pop-soul songs of Cracker being re-interpreted with the music supplied by Leftover Salmon. All your early 90s faves are here..."Low", "Get Off This", "Eurotrash Girl"...but they've had their DNA altered by the slamgrass crazies in LOS! Backwoods alternative! Originally released in 2003, went out of print a few years later. But we were able to score a stash for cheap and you can pick one up for just $6 while suppies last!

 

Last Week:

Bela Fleck & the Flectones - Rocket Science CD Bela Fleck & the Flecktones - Rocket Science CD - Groundbreaking banjoist/composer/bandleader Bela Fleck has reconvened the original Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, the extraordinary initial line-up of his incredible combo. Rocket Science marks the first recording by the first fab four Flecktones in almost two decades, with pianist/harmonica player Howard Levy back in the fold alongside Fleck, bassist Victor Wooten, and percussionist/ Drumitarist Roy 'Futureman' Wooten. Far from being a wistful trip back in time, the album sees the Grammy Award-winning quartet creating some of the most forward thinking music of their long, storied career.

 

Warren Haynes Warren Haynes - Man in Motion CD - Warren Haynes continues to be one of the most lauded straight-ahead rock lead guitarists performing today. But with his latest album his superior vocals are also at the forefront. Haynes' bold and emotive delivery, shimmering with his smoky vibrato is not to be missed. The album features Ivan Neville on organ and background vocals, Ian McLagan on piano, Ruthie Foster on background vocals, George Porter Jr. on bass and Ron Holloway on saxophone. The album was recorded live in studio to capture all of the emotion, passion and spontaneity at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studios on two-inch tape with vintage tube microphones. Beyond his solo work, Warren Haynes is also known as the front-man for GOV'T MULE and vocalist and guitarist for THE ALLMAN BROTHERS and THE DEAD.

 

The Mix - Live CDPhish - Live in Utica (2 DVD/2CD) - The Utica box set features the complete October 20, 2010 performance on 2 DVDs and 2 CDs. The box set presents three hours of crucial Phish in an intimate venue with an inspired audience that returned the energy at every turn.

The nearly three hours of music on the Utica box set was recorded with 60 channels of digital multi-track and beautifully mixed and mastered, appearing on the DVD's in 5.1 Dolby surround and full-resolution, uncompressed PCM stereo. The video was shot with 8 cameras (16:9 widescreen), recorded and post-edited in High Definition. Combining a stellar performance with gorgeous improvisation and a healthy sense of adventure, Utica makes it clear that the band is back and playing for keeps.


 

Venice Gas House Trolley - Burst Open CDVenice Gas House Trolley - Burst Open CD - Cerebral Groovalicious Existential Sacred Fusion Rock from Venice Gas House Trolley featuring electric guitar and percussion! A morning-gold explosion of multi-colored sparks!

This full length (over 54 minutes of music) CD is VGHT's most fully realized, funky, jammin' and agressively rockin' album to date. Tracks range from the Flowpoetry inspired title track Burst Open (Dance) to the political heaviness of Bomb Drop and Busted And Wasted to the roots reggae rubba dub of Layin' Low. Add in some skanky blues, psychedelic rock and roll, and some of VHGT's unique take on the Amerian West and you have an album that will move your body and your mind. Recorded in Madison, WI at The Blast House Studios and officially released Spring 2011.

 

Levon Helm - Ramble at the RymanLevon Helm - Ramble at the Ryman CD or DVD - On September 17, 2008, the legendary Levon Helm took his beloved Midnight Ramble on the road to one of America's treasured music venues, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. Accompanied by such stellar players like Buddy Miller, John Hiatt, Sheryl Crow, George Receli, Sam Bush and Billy Bob Thornton, the Levon Helm Band created an unforgettable night of stage magic.

The collections features the Levon Helm Band in a musical tour through the American songbook, performing classics from Helm's time with The Band, as well as song's from his Grammy winning release Dirt Farmer and tunes from other artists such as Chuck Berry, the Carter Family and more.

 

Upcoming Events:

June 3-5 - Smilefest Reunion - Pinnacle, NC *

June 9-12 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN

June 15-18 - IfdaKamp - Kiel, WI

June 24-25 - Farm Party III - Reidsville, NC

June 30-July 3 - High Sierra Music Festival - Quincy, CA

July 1-3 - Super Ball IX - Watkins Glen, NY

July 14-17 - All Good - Masontown, WV

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

Video of the Week:

BIG Something - "The Glow" with Marcus Horth from The Mantras. Second in a series of eight HD pro-audio videos being released (one each week). Here's the first release: "The Undertow. Like us on Facebook to be notified when more cool videos hit the web.

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New Michael Franti, Trey Anastasio, Zac Brown, Johnny Winter, Giving Tree Band, Hymn for Her, Grateful Dead LP Box Set plus some cool videos.

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Lubriphonic to release new CD & open for Widespread Panic
Fourmile Canyon Revival w/Phish, SCI, YMSB, Big Head Todd & more
Music on the Mountaintop - August 27th and 28th, 2010 review
Hopscotch Music Festival 2010 review
Home Grown 9 CD review

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New Additions:

Michael Franti & Spearhead - The Sound of Sunshine CDMichael Franti & Spearhead - The Sound of Sunshine CD -The Sound Of Sunshine - the inspired and inspiring new album by Michael Franti And Spearhead - is a kind of musical sun shower, a bright, beautiful and often buoyant song cycle created to bring all kinds of listeners a sense of hope during rough and rainy times for so many in our world. In the mid-Nineties, Franti first formed Spearhead, and increasingly in recent years, he's found his own voice musically and his own organic brand of popular success. Michael Franti & Spearhead - The Sound of Sunshine official music video

 

Trey Anastasio Band - TAB at the TAB CDTrey Anastasio Band - TAB at the TAB CD - The septet that comprises the latest fiery incarnation of Trey Anastasio Band mixes the new and the old in both band members and repertoire. Original TAB members Russ Lawton (drums), Tony Markellis (bass) and Ray Paczkowski (keys) are joined by horn section Jennifer Hartswick (trumpet and vocals), Russell Remington (tenor saxophone and flute), and newcomer Natalie Cressman (trombone and vocals). Recorded live at the legendary Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, this set runs through such classics as a ripping 'Sand' and a sweetly sung 'Drifting' and pairs them with new TAB compositions including 'Show of Life' (co-written with Steve 'Dude of Life' Pollack) and a horn laden arrangement of Phish's 'Alaska'. TAB at the Tab ends on a high note with Jennifer Hartwick's killer trumpet chops on a raucous cover of Zeppelin's 'Black Dog.'

Grateful Dead - The Warner Bros. Studio Albums (5lp vinyl boxset)

Grateful Dead - The Warner Bros. Studio Albums (5lp vinyl boxset) - Deluxe Box Set Features Five Warner Bros. Records Studio Albums. On 180-Gram Vinyl With Lacquers Cut From The Original Analog Masters. Between 1967 and 1970, the Grateful Dead recorded five studio albums for Warner Bros. Records that formed the psychedelic canon on which the band's live legend was built. The albums spotlighted the early core lineup of Jerry Garcia, Ron 'Pigpen' McKernan, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart.

Grateful Dead and Rhino will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of 'Workingman's Dead' and 'American Beauty' with 'THE WARNER BROS. STUDIO ALBUMS,' a five-LP boxed set. The collection contains 'The Grateful Dead' (1967), 'Workingman's Dead,' and 'American Beauty' (1970), plus the original mixes for 'Anthem Of The Sun' (1968) and 'Aoxomoxoa' (1969), available on vinyl for the first time in nearly 40 years.

The set offers detailed replicas of the original albums housed in a hard-shell case that protects and stores the music with the accompanying 12in x 12in book including unpublished photos and new liner notes by Blair Jackson. To ensure the highest degree of quality, the albums were pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI using lacquers cut from the original analog masters by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

The original mixes for 'Anthem of the Sun' and 'Aoxomoxoa' featured here for the first time since they were released went out of circulation in 1972 and 1971 respectively. Garcia and Lesh revisited 'Aoxomoxoa' two years after its release in an effort to cut through the dense mix, which was a result of the band's extensive experimenting in the studio with one of the first 16-track recorders. The overhaul changed the album's sound significantly, including the end of 'Doin' That Rag,' which originally closed with an a cappella vocal coda that was later removed.

Zac Brown Band - You Get What You Give CDZac Brown Band - You Get What You Give CD or Deluxe CD - Deluxe edition contains 2 bonus tracks and special embossed packaging. 'You Get What You Give' features a genre-defying collection of songs that the band has been testing on the road over the past year.
Praised for the ability to blend 'down-home country with bits of reggae, bluegrass and rock to create a high-quality musical stew' (USA Today), front man Zac Brown notes that the new album 'is representative of where we are right now. It combines elements of our southern rock and country roots, but also stays true to our jam-band style musicianship from the live show.'

The Giving Tree Band - The Joke, The Threat, The Obvious CD The Giving Tree Band - The Joke, The Threat, The Obvious CD - If you ask Todd and Eric Fink of The Giving Tree Band how much time they spend making music, your voice will not be heard above the din of their banjo and guitar, respectively. For the Brothers Fink, there is no distinction between playing music and just plain living. No two days are ever the same, as every new moment is their most creative. Their bodies and instruments become a singularity that is just trying to get in tune, stay in tune, and add a little harmony to the grand symphony of life.

 

Johnny Winter - Beginnings 1960-67 (2 CDJohnny Winter - Beginnings 1960-67 (2 CD) - These are the earliest recordings of blues guitarist Johnny Winter recorded in the '60s before he was signed by Columbia in 1968. These sides were recorded between 1960 and 1967 for the Dart, KCRO, Frolic, Todd, Hall-Way, and Pacemaker labels -- in other words, virtually his entire recorded output prior to his Progressive Blues Experiment long-player in 1967. The music here is raw electric blues, R&B, and even a few early rock tunes thrown into the mix. The cover of Johnny "Guitar" Watson's "Broke and Lonely" is a highlight, as is the burning instrumental cover of Chuck Berry's "Reelin' and Rockin." "Ease My Pain" is a primitive but fantastic model for what was to come in the late '60s on Columbia. A few tunes, such as "Eternally" and "You'll Be the Death of Me," were originally issued by Frolic, but picked up by Atlantic for national distribution. "Gone for Bad" and "I Had to Cry" were issued on MGM. Neither single charted; Winter was dropped. These tunes are a fine document, a lost highway to the past. Given the role Winter played in the electric blues and its mass acceptance in America, these tunes serve not as some inferior or embarrassing document, but the thing itself, raw and undiluted. Most of the material is comprised of doo wop, R&B, and twist instrumentals, all gritty enough not to be relegated as generic after the first listen.


Hymn For Her - Lucy & Wayne and the AmAIRican Stream CDHymn For Her - Lucy & Wayne and the AmAIRican Stream CD - Lucy Tight & Wayne Waxing are "Hymn For Her", a band that hails from anywhere they can park their trailer. H4H live, tour and record in their 16 foot, 1961 Bambi Airstream (comes with dog and baby). Their new summer release 2010, 'Lucy & Wayne and THE AMAIRICAN STREAM' was entirely recorded in their classic trailer on a coast to coast U.S tour. They stopped at various campgrounds and friends' driveways between shows, set up their gear in their Bambi/home recording studio, rolled tape and rocked out. Many photographs and videos were taken during this endeavour. (Music videos will be released throughout 2010.) The album was mixed by Jim Diamond (who did the first White Stripes record) and captures the live, raucous sounds of H4H. Armed with 2 bullet mics, a three-stringed broom handle/cigar box, banjo, dobro, bass drum, hi-hat, and harp, this 'lil duo causes massive earthquakes wherever they play. Check out the video of "Fiddlestix".

Coming Soon:

September 28 - Widespread Panic - Live in the Classic City II (2 CDs) pre-order

Eric Clapton - Clapton CD pre-order

 

Last Week:

JazzChronic - Share the Wealth CDJazzChronic - Share the Wealth CD -JazzChronic came into their own through their March 2009 CD release "Share the Wealth." This genre-jumping production incorporates soul, funk, acid-jazz, and rock to literally share the riches of musical talent and collaboration. JazzChronic's grooves are well balanced with a professional sound. "Share the Wealth" is innovative, creative and truly creates a powerful musical experience. JazzChronic is all about fusing all genres of music into grooves that you can use. If you are "crusin' for some fusion," then JazzChronic is the band for you!

 

Cas Haley - Connection CDCas Haley - Connection CD - With his debut album selling over 30,000 copies without major distribution or marketing, Cas Haley retreated to his home in Paris, Texas, to create a timeless album of reggae-pop songs filled with chill grooves and irresistible melodies. His crystalline voice and funky, easygoing beats earned Cas a second-place finish on America's Got Talent, which in turn netted him a measure of fame and a following. But the contest also locked the Texan singer/songwriter into a major label deal that didn't feel right. So, not wanting to be turned into a manufactured product, he struck out on his own. The superb result: Connection, a collection of songs basking in the musical maturity that comes from staying true to his artistic vision.

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Upcoming Events:

October 23 - The Big Something Costume Ball - Prospect Hill, NC

October 29-31 Moogfest 2010 - Asheville, NC

November 12-14 Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival - Live Oak, FL

* Look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Michael Franti & Spearhead - The Sound of Sunshine official music video

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

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New releases from Jeff Bujak, Max Allen, Joe Prichard Band, Hill Country Revue and Trey Anastasio & Don Hart plus news, reviews, interviews and a video the one man phenomenon, Jeff Bujak!

In this issue:

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

LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS
Mountain Aid 2009
Rothbury: The one festival of 2009 you don't want to miss!
An Interview with The Malah
An Interview with Three Legged Fox
Jimmy Herring Band - 05.03.2009 - Raleigh, NC
Superfrog 05.08.2009
Some Kind of Jam 4 April 24-26 2009

All Good

New Additions:

Jeff Bujak - Alive Like the Spine CDJeff Bujak - Alive Like the Spine CD - Jeff Bujak generates heavily organized piano progressions, twists and winds them amid constantly evolving poly-rhythmic electronic beats and constructs a sound that is not only unique, but extremely fresh to the underground music scene. Bujak is a solo performer that uses computers, keyboards, effects, samplers and vocals to create a 'progressive-piano groove.' He creates a sound that unites keyboard influences of Peter Gabriel, Album Leaf and Bruce Hornsby with the hard driving rhythms of Prodigy and DJ Shadow. Bujak's 3rd full length solo record in 3 years that pushes 78-minutes of electronic music to the boundaries of familiarity and proceeds beyond to explore the unknown of what hasn't been done before; the 'new' kind of music! $12


Max Allen - Uphill CD Max Allen - Uphill CD - 24 year-old Max Allen has been performing professionally since the age of 16. He has nearly 1,000 performances to his credit at various clubs, music venues, colleges and festivals in 20+ different states. His band, The Max Allen Band (MAB), tours continuously and have opened for and/or performed with many national acts such as: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dickey Betts, Umphrey's McGee, The Spin Doctors, Otiel Burbridge, Ekoostik Hookah, Karl Denson, Dark Star Orchestra and others. $12


Trey Anastasio & Don Hart Trey Anastasio & Don Hart - Time Turns Elastic CD - Trey's ground-breaking work for vocals, guitar and orchestra composed by Trey and Don Hart - orchestrated by Hart and performed by Trey and The Northwest Sinfonia - blends the intrinsic elegance of classical music with searing blues-rock guitar, resulting in an exhilarating work that engages and challenges fans of both genres. $12.98


Joe Prichard BandJoe Prichard Band - Just Play the Damn Song CD - Joe Prichard is the frontman and founding member of The Recipe, a long standing Mid-Atlantic favorite and HGMN Hall of Fame member. In his first solo effort Joe is re-united with Love Marble Hoe Down and Night of the Porch People co-producer and friend Kim Monday to share with us a collection of well crafted songs that lean in more of a classic guitar rock direction. High energy as always, Prichard has definitely broken new ground and shows much musical growth on this highly enjoyable CD. $12


Hill Country Revue Hill Country Revue - Make A Move CD - 2009 release by this outfit formed by Cody Dickinson of the Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstars. Hill Country Revue represents a return to the juke-joint one-chord trance Blues of north Mississippi, styles made famous by local blues legends like R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. The majority of the material on Make A Move was written with one of Cody's oldest friends, Garry Burnside, the youngest of Blues legend R.L. Burnside's fourteen children. By drawing from the traditional songs and modes of the Hill Country, the band stays true to its roots yet pushes the boundary by incorporating new songs and elements for the next generation. $16.98

Coming Soon:

May 19 - Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Live at MSG CDs or DVDs
Chris Barron - Pancho & the Kid CD
OHMphrey CD
Buddy Greene - Happy Man CD

May 26 - The Radiators - The Lost Southlake Sessions CD
Hallucinogen - In Dub Live CD

June 2 - Fillmore: The Last Days DVD
Woodstock - Original Soundtrack & More (2 CDs)
Woodstock Two (2 CDs)
Umphrey's McGee - Sound Stage Live DVD


Last Week's Additions:

Rusted Root - Stereo Rodeo CDRusted Root - Stereo Rodeo CD - Their seventh album and first studio release since 2002's "Welcome To My Party" explores a variety of musical styles, crossing and merging genres. Says lead vocalist and guitarist Michael Glabicki, "Labeling is dangerous and limiting. We are a band made up of individual musicians who come together to create music. Call it what you want, but we are simply creating music that has a message." That message has been resonating with fans for nearly twenty years. $11.98

Ozric Tentacles - Yum Yum Tree CDOzric Tentacles - The Yum Yum Tree CD - One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene return with a new studio album.The Ozrics layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock. It's an open exploration of music and the soul. $17.98

 

Buckwheat Zydeco - Lay Your Burden Down CDBuckwheat Zydeco - Lay Your Burden Down CD -The most ambitious, deepest and varied recording of Buckwheat Zydeco's career. Guests on the album include Sonny Landreth, Warren Haynes, Steve Berlin, JJ Grey and Trombone Shorty. In this, Buckwheat's first post-Katrina album, Louisiana's life-affirming jazz funeral philosophy of renewal - partying in the face of adversity - is on full display, with joyful, rhythmic dance music and deeper, more intense songs sharing the same celebratory bayou sprit. $17.98

Ziggy Marley - Family Time CDZiggy Marley presents Family Time CD - Family Time is Ziggy Marley s third solo album and first full-length offering especially for children and families. With original songs newly-composed by Marley himself, the album features a variety of family and friends as guests including Rita Marley (Ziggy s mother), Cedella Marley (sister), Judah Marley (daughter), Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Toots Hibberts (of Toots and the Maytals), Elizabeth Mitchell, Laurie Berkner, Paula Fuga and two stories narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. $12.98

Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 - White Lies for a Dark Time CD or CD/DVD Deluxe package - Tthe ninth studio album from acclaimed singer/songwriter and Grammy Award-winner Ben Harper. Harper has now reunited with band mates met when recording Both Sides of the Gun (2006) Relentless7. White Lies For Dark Times is a timeless Rock record, with a cohesive collection of music that is as raw, unrelenting and thunderous, as it is arrestingly haunting and emotional. CD $18.98 Deluxe w/DVD $24.98

Upcoming Events:

May 17 - *Carolina Bluegrass Festival - Cary, NC

May 22-25 *StrangeCreek Campout - Greenfield, MA

May 23-24 Summer Camp - Chilocothe, IL

May 29-31 Mountain Jam - Hunter Mt, NY

June 4-7 Wakarusa - Ozark, AR

June 5-6 *Wanee - Live Oak, FL

June 11-14 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN

* Look for the HGMN booth at this event

Video of the Week:
Jeff Bujak performs 'Persuaders' at The Elevens in Northampton, MA on 04-20-09.

Thanks for reading, go see some live music and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton

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New Releases from JJ Cale, Blind Boys of Alabama, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Trey Anastasio, John Butler, Flaming Lips, Old Crow Medicine Show and more!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

On our homepage:New David Gans CD Review
Show reviews for Scythian, Thousands of One, EOTO, Ryan Montbleau Band, The Bridge George Clinton & Freekbass and more

Ready to order some music? Click here or call us 800 653 3929

New Additions:

Blind Boys of Alabama Live DVDThe Blind Boys of Alabama - Live in New Orleans DVD - In the spring of 2008 the Blind Boys of Alabama headed to New Orleans to play a sold-out show at the iconic Crescent City club Tipitina's. The city, of course, was the focus of the band's latest CD, Down in New Orleans, and on that very special night the Blind Boys invited some of their favorite musicians to play with them: Dr. John, Susan Tedeschi, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Henry Butler, and Marva Wright.

The set list contained new and old favorites - selections from Down in New Orleans like "Free at Last" and "Down by the Riverside," as well as songs from the Blind Boys' four Grammy Award-winning albums, including the timeless "Amazing Grace" and "People Get Ready."  The packed crowd went wild, and an unforgettable and historic show was preserved for posterity in this one-of-a-kind DVD.

This disc presents the full concert performance of 16 songs along with memorable bonus material: the full-length TV show The Making of Down in New Orleans, which first aired on BET and the "Free at Last" music video, also filmed in New Orleans. $19.99

Bloodkin - Baby They Told US... CDBloodkin - Baby, They Told Us We Would Rise Again CD - This collection of songs is a stripped down rock & roll record that harkens back to the days where songs were recorded in a single take and relied on the raw energy of 5 guys playing together in a room.

An excerpt from Patterson Hood's (Drive-By Truckers) liner notes: "Bloodkin has been through the fire and persevered and come out the other side better and stronger than I ever thought they'd be. They have landed on the best line up of players they've ever had and seem to have gained a control of their demons that two years ago would have seemed beyond impossible. Instead of packing it in and going home (or dying) they pulled themselves up and made their greatest album in a quarter of a century. Life affirming Rock and Roll in the grandest tradition. This is music to LIVE with and it don't get any better than that." $14.98

JJ Cale - Roll On CdJJ Cale - Roll On CD - Roll On follows Cale's Grammy-winning, gold-certified 2006 album with Eric Clapton, The Road to Escondido. The title track features a previously unreleased collaboration with Clapton. Cale wrote and produced all twelve songs on Roll On. Cale has brought us many classic songs over the years including: After Midnight, Call Me the Breeze, Travelin' Light and Cocaine.$16.98

 


 

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Live at the Fillmore CDQuicksilver Messenger Service - Live at the Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, 1967 CD - This recording while being a single disc contains many highlights including superb versions of You Don't Love Me and A Fool For You.

While not radically different from the set of the 4th of February although shorter the set does include Gold and Silver, Walkin' Blues, I Hear You Knocking and All Night Worker and shows the band were flexible and able to put together a set that highlighted their musical dexterity and also their choice of material although the performances are different. $18.98

Flaming Lips - 20 Years of Weird CD20 Years of Weird: Flaming Lips 1986-2006 CD - It is a predominantly live compilation, recorded throughout the career of the Flaming Lips (between 1986 and 2003), though the first three tracks are recorded in the studio. These are: the introduction by Wayne Coyne, "Free Radicals" from At War with the Mystics and "Enthusiasm for Life Defeats Existential Fear", a previously unavailable track.

Some notable tracks contained on this compilation are "Shine on Sweet Jesus", a track recorded live with a short lived line-up which included Jonathan Donahue (of Mercury Rev), and current Flaming Lips producer Dave Fridmann, also of Mercury Rev. There is also a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" (sung with the lyrics "Whole Lotta Satan"), which is played before "Cant Stop the Spring". The track "Sleeping on the Roof" is a live recording from the Flaming Lips' "Parking Lot Experiments" in 1996, where the band got some of their fans to play pre-recorded tapes (of music by the band) in their car stereos simultaneously. $6.99

John Butler Trio - Live at Twist & Shout CDJohn Butler Trio - Live at Twist & Shout CD - Recorded live at Denver indie record store Twist & Shout, this is rare a must-have collection for fans of John Butler! $11.98

 



 

 

Old Crow Medicine Show - Eutaw CdOld Crow Medicne Show - Eutaw CD - OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW fans rejoice - we now have the 2001 studio recording EUTAW, previously only available through the band's website and at shows!  Eutaw contains the tracks "Raise A Ruckus" and "Down Home Girl," which are fan favorites and are still played regularly live.  $15.98

 


 

Trey Anastasio - Original Boardwalk Style - Live CdTrey Anatasio - Orignal Boardwalk Style (Live in Atlantic City) CD - Recorded live December 30-31, 2006, at The House Of Blues, Atlantic City, NJ

Proceeds from "Original Boardwalk Style" benefit the Seven Below Arts Initiative, established to foster artistic development and support arts education in the state of Vermont. The program offers residencies for visual artists at The Barn, a uniquely restored property on 65 acres in Vermont that previously served as the recording studio for Phish, Trey, and many others. The residences are designed to provide artists with a peaceful, inspiring, and supportive living and working environment. While at The Barn, each artists leads an educational activity for local children or adults interested in the visual arts. $16.00

Trey Anastasio - 18 Steps CdTrey Anastasio - 18 Steps CD - 18 Steps began as the accompanying bonus mini-album to Trey Anastasio's Bar 17 release, consisting of the cutting room floor material that never made it onto Bar 17. Originally bundled free to every customer who ordered Bar 17, what began as a simple bonus CD of outtake material soon became regarded by many fans as a complete record in its own right. In response, 18 Steps is now available as its own record, previously available only through Trey's online store via his own Rubber Jungle Records. Featuring studio versions of fan-favorite live material such as "Dark And Down" and "Low," 18 Steps also boasts unique acoustic snippets never before released or played live such as "In Spirals," "Agnes" and "Rose Alone." In hindsight, 18 Steps is more than just extra material from the Bar 17 sessions, it completes the picture that Bar 17 started. In fact, Shine completes the trilogy as much of the material from all three albums was written during the same time period. For a complete view of Trey's mindset and musical career from 2004-2006, all three albums must be taken into consideration. $14.00

Coming Soon:

March 3 - Phish - The Clifford Ball (7 DVD box set) $79 (pre-order)
Alison Brown - The Company You Keep CD
The Boston Horns - Shibuya Gumbo CD

March 10 - Toubab Krewe - Live at the Orange Peel CD
Fareed Haque & the Flat Earth Ensemble - Flat Planet CD

March 17 - Return to Forever DVD
Les Claypool - Of Fungi & Foe CD
John Brown's Body - Re-Amplify CD
MGMT- Time to Pretend CD
Old School Freight Train - Six Years CD

Last Week:

Dubconscious - NonViolent CDDubconscious - NonViolent CD - Recorded at Tree Sound Studios with Grammy Award winner Robert Hannon (Engineer, Album of the Year, Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below), NonViolent is the bands most exciting and accomplished work to date. In partnership with sts9's 1320 records, DubConscious plans to support conservation of world resources by planning a green release for both digital and hard copy of the album. The physical CD's are sans plastic wrap, packaged with recycled cardboard, and printed with soy based ink. These green release initiatives are a reflection of the band's passionate desire to make a positive difference. $12.99

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit CDJason Isbell and the 400 Unit CD - Isbell is a former member of the Drive-By Truckers and this is his second solo release (his first release with his band The 400 Unit). The 400 Unit is Derry deBorja (keyboards), Jimbo Hart (bass) and Browan Lollar (guitar). Matt Pence (Centro-matic/South San Gabriel) lends his talents as co-producer, drummer and engineer.

The album was recorded at the renowned FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. Isbell, who Details Magazine calls "one of America's best young songwriters," is following in the tradition of American songwriters who have recorded in North Alabama. Much like Arthur Alexander, Eddie Hinton and Spooner Oldham, Isbell mixes a soulful vocal style with songs that are passionate and unrepentant in their sense of place and direct in their stubborn Southerness. $15.98

Video of the Week:

Slightly Stoopid - False Rhythms Slightly Stoopid perform the song "False Rhythms" from the album Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid at the Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO 2-8-09.

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

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3 versions of the new Michael Franti & Spearhead, plus Radiohead DVD, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Mitch Hedberg, and more
Dancing Tree Newsletter

Sept. 8th, 2008  

In this issue:

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

LATEST NEWS

TAB Tour
Tiedye Keith CD Review

new homegrown forums!


New Additions:

spear7thMichael Franti & Spearhead - All Rebel Rockers (CD, LP, or CD Deluxe Edition) - The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Yell Fire, All Rebel Rockers is Franti's fiery protest music at its best and bassiest! Thought-provoking lyrics backed by Spearhead's signature seductive elements of dub, infectious dance music, and irresistible hook-infused soul. Recorded in Jamaica, this album brings out the purest power of Spearhead! Check out a review here! The 2-LP set features a bonus track not on the CD release plus a free download of the album, and the Deluxe Edition includes the CD and a DVD of videos and more. CD $16.99; LP $19.99; CD Deluxe Edition $19.99



garaj6thGaraj Mahal - w00t CD - With their first release since 2005, Garaj Mahal returns to the jazz-jam-funk-fusion fray with their most well-constructed album yet. Even though the quartet moves in the direction of complex jazz compositions, there's still plenty of combustible fusion workouts and fluid funk on w00t, and both sides of the band are represented in equal measure! $15.99





jpffthJosh Phillips Folk Festival - Wicker CD - Josh Phillips began writing music when he received a Tascam 8-track recorder as a high school graduation gift. Though writing music, Josh never joined a band in seriousness until he met Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band in 2002. Joining the band as a percussionist, Josh soon started playing guitar as well and quickly became one of the band's main songwriters. He's been playing and touring heavily for the last 4 years with Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, and Josh recently began a solo career as well, to get back to his roots and harness a more simple sound that highlights a song and its lyrics. Wicker is his first album, and it was recorded with a collective of local Asheville musicians known as the Folk Festival and also with appearances by the Asheville Horns, Toubab Krewe's Justin Perkins, Acoustic Syndicate's Bryon McMurry, Andy John, Andrew Wakefield, and Woody Wood. $12.00


gong2thGongzilla - Five Even CD - Although still a new name in the "jam scene", Gongzilla has been creating inspired, mind-bending progressive rock and jazz fusion for the last quarter century. Five Even, the latest studio record, introduces a new vocal and lyrical direction for what was an instrumental band since its inception, following the demise of the Euro-phenomenon Gong. Five Even includes guest appearances from guitarists Chuck Garvey (moe.) and Jake Cinninger (Umphrey's McGee), fretless guitarist *David "Fuze" Fiucszynski (Me'shell N'degeocello, Screaming Headless Torsos) and bassist Kai Eckhardt (John McLaughlin, Garaj Mahal). $12.00



hedberg3thMitch Hedberg - Do You Believe in Gosh? CD - Recorded two months prior to his death, this album contains nearly forty minutes of previously unreleased stand-up material. It pulses with Mitch's inimitable wit and spirit as a document of a comedy master, and it's a treat for all those who were afraid they'd never get to hear another great Hedberg joke. The CD captures most of the material Mitch was working on for what would have been his next full-length album, in a free-form show with a large amount of audience interaction. Listeners can expect the same bizarre one-liners they have come to love, like "Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus or just a really cool apoatmus?" delivered in the drawly, good-natured way only Hedberg could pull off. Mitch gives his unique point of view on such topics as the headless horseman, Medusa, whom he refers to as the "snake-haired bitch" and squirrels on water skis. Also included in the CD package is a booklet including never-before-seen photos and excerpts from Mitch's private journals. $13.99

Also available from Mitch Hedberg:
Mitch All Together CD & DVD $16.99
Strategic Grill Locations CD $12.99


radioheaddvd3thRadiohead - Live DVD - One of a long line of fantastic 2001 performances from Radiohead! Captured in a banner year at the peak of their popularity, the band delivers their otherworldly vision to an appreciative crowd at the Rock Im Park Festival in Germany, June 2, 2001. These shows will forever be remembered by Radiohead fans for their brilliant mix of classic songs from the band's early years and the modern-day anthems they began creating with 1997's OK Computer. Just look at the setlist - this is a must-have! $14.98 Don't forget to grab some of the Limited Edition radiohead LPs that dropped last week!




leavellxmasthChuck Leavell - What's in That Bag? CD - Originally created as a Christmas greeting for friends and family, this collaboration of Christmas music includes classic melodies such as "Greensleeves,"We Three Kings," and "Oh Holy Night", as well as original material and some R&B standards. Chuck gets full-band backing to make these holiday tracks sizzle! $14.99








Coming Soon:

September 16 - George Clinton & His Gangsters of Love CD (pre-order)
Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile (pre-order CD - CD w/ DVD
Marc Broussard - Keep Coming Back CD (pre-order)
Keller Williams - Live CD (pre-order)
Blind Boys of Alabama - Higher Ground CD re-release
Gov't Mule - Tail of Two Cities DVD (pre-order)
Talkdemonic - Eyes at Half Mast CD (pre-order)

September 23 - BuzzUniverse - LiveVibes at the Donegal Saloon CD
Thievery Corporation - Radio Retaliation CD (pre-order)

Sept. 30 - John Brown's Body - Amplify CD (pre-order)
Grateful Dead - Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978 (2 CDs & DVD)
Dungen - 4 CD/LP
Medeski Martin and Wood - Radiolarians 1 CD
Will Bernard - Blue Plate Special CD (pre-order)
Asylum Street Spankers - What? And Give Up Show Biz? CD
Oneside - First, to Last CD (pre-order)
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones - Jingle All the Way CD
Bongolian - Outer Bongolia CD
Big Boss Man - Winner CD

October 7 - Annuals - Such Fun CD/LP

October 14 - Ray Lamontagne - Gossip in the Grain CD
Lotus - Hammerstrike CD
Martin Sexton - Solo CD

October 21 - The Bridge - Blind Man's Hill CD
Jimmy Herring - Lifeboat CD

October 28 - Rodrigo y Gabriela - Live in Japan CD
Freekbass - Junkyard Waltz CD



Last Week's Additions:

moe. - Dr. Stan's Prescription Vol. 1 (3 CDs)
Darrell Scott - Modern Hymns CD
Greensky Bluegrass - Five Interstates CD
Children of the Horn CD
Radiohead - Limited Edition Vinyl LPs (Pablo Honey - The Bends - OK Computer - Kid A - Amnesiac - Hail to the Thief)



Top 25 for August 2008:

1. Sound Tribe Sector Nine - Peaceblaster
2. Rhythm Devils - Concert Experience DVD
3. Various Artists - Home Grown 8
4. Michael Franti & Spearhead - Love Kamikaze
5. Deep Banana Blackout - Rowdy Duty
6. Steve Kimock & Billy Goodman - Big Red Barn Sessions
7. SOJA - Get Wiser DVD
8. Ryan Montbleau Band - Patience on Friday
9. Michael Franti & Spearhead - Live in Alaska
10. Xavier Rudd - Good Spirit DVD
11. Boombox - Visions of Backbeat
12. Ryan Montbleau Band - One Fine Color
13. Bonerama - Bringing It Home
14. Bonerama - Live in New York
15. Derek Trucks Band - Live at GA Theatre
16. The Malah - Sound Spectrum
17. Tea Leaf Green - Raise Up the Tent
18. Various Artists - Funky Kidz
19. Taj Weekes & Adowa - Deidem
20. Laura Reed & Deep Pocket - Soul Music
21. Medeski Martin & Wood - Zaebos
22. Michael Franti & Spearhead - Yell Fire! LIVE
23. Supergenerous - Sao Paulo Slim
24. Ryan Montbleau - Stages
25. Widespread Panic - Carbondale 12/1/00

Staff Picks:
Bryan: Mitch Hedberg - Do You Believe In Gosh?
Lee: The Malah - Sound Spectrum
Robie: Josh Phillips Folk Festival - Wicker
Sherry: The New Familiars - The Storm
Trevor: Widespread Panic - Carbondale 12/1/00

News and Reviews:

TAB Tour
Tiedye Keith CD Review

Upcoming Festivals:

Mulberry Mt. Harvest Festival - 9/11 - 9/13 - Ozark, AR- http://www.mulberrymountainmusic.com
Recipe Family Cookout - 9/12 - 9/14 - Garrettsville, OH - http://www.nlqp.com
Harvest Time Music Festival 9/26 - 9/27 - Hiram, ME - http://www.harvesttimemusicfestival.com
Sublime Weekend - 9/26 - 9/28 - Garrettsville, OH - http://www.nlqp.com
Mantra Bash - 10/17 - 10/19 - Climax, NC - http://www.mantrabash.com

Video of the Week:

Mitch Hedberg!

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

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