Warren Haynes

Jam Cruise: The world’s best floating music festival

Every year, over 3,000 music lovers of all ages pack up their shorts, swimsuits and creative costumes and head south to take a break from winter.

They converge at a south Florida cruise ship terminal, where all the stage shows and cheesy lounge singers have been kicked off the ship, replaced by some of the country’s best groups from the jam band/festival scene. It’s Jam Cruise, and the 12th floating music festival took place January 4th the first cruise on MSC’s new ship, Divina, after four years on the Poesia. It was also the first departure from the Port of Miami, which is a much nicer facility than the Port Everglades terminal. And my hat’s off to the folks at Cloud 9 Adventures and all their supporting cast.

Lockn' Festival - Arrington, VA - September 2013

Lockn' Festival - Arrington, VA - September 2013
It's hard to explain the excitement I felt when I heard that a massive music festival was coming to my home state of Virginia. Amplify that excitement by some randomly-chosen large number, upon hearing Lockn’ Festival’s legend-packed lineup, and you get some idea of how important this festival felt.

Bands the likes of Furthur, Neil Young/Crazy Horse, SCI, Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule, and The Black Crowes were slated to make festival history just a few hours from my stomping grounds. And then, Young had to back out after a Crazy Horse injury!

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In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Suwannee SpringFest 2012 Review

Graham Whorley - Permission to Think CD review

Jatoba - Death, Fire and Picnic Tables CD review

Artists Announced for 'Dark Star Jubilee' Festival at Legend Valley Labor Day Weekend

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Conspirator - Unlocked CD Warren Haynes Band - Live At The Moody Theater (2CD/DVD)A stunning 3-disc 1DVD/2CD package capturing the band's blazing performance in Austin, TX on 11.03.2011. The 2.5-hour show, shot in HD and recorded in 5.1 audio, features several cuts from Haynes' GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard Top 20 solo release 'Man In Motion' as well as Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic," Steely Dan's "Pretzel Logic," Sam Cooke's classic "A Change Is Gonna Come," Warren's live staple "Soulshine" and more. Guests include the Groove Line horns and 2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Ian McLagan of The Faces. The Warren Haynes Band features a hand-picked band including R&B kingpins Ron Johnson on bass, Terence Higgins on drums, Nigel Hall on keyboards, Ron Holloway on saxophone and Alecia Chakour on vocals.

10ft Ganga Plant10ft Ganga Plant - 10 Deadly Shots Vol II CD - A secret West Coast Cessna lands and the start of a special weekend begins. It's time to dust off the vintage equipment and instruments. The day starts with a tape machine calibration to +6 250nWb. The Gibson Super 400 plucks a bass line as the drums make a drop. The Hammond growls in the space as the Jazzmaster links with the piano to set the pulse; all the while the Hofner thumps a melody down low. This record was recorded on 1975 MCI JH-16 tape machine. The tracks were all mixed on a Trident 80B console with various spring reverbs and tape echo devices where they met with 1/4 inch tape machine that was then delivered to Kevin Metcalfe for mastering in London. This is the making of very special record featuring our longtime friend The Aggrolites keyboard king Roger Rivas! We now present to you 10 Deadly Shots Vol.II. Let the Music Hit!

Coming Soon:

Everyone OrchestraEveryone Orchestra - Brooklyn Sessions CD - Now, for the first time, Everyone Orchestra has taken the conducted improvisation concept mastered in their legendary live shows into the studio on Brooklyn Sessions. Conductor Matt Butler invited past collaborators--musical friends like drummer Jon Fishman (Phish), keyboardist/pianist Marco Benevento, Al Schnier (moe.), Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), guitarist Steve Kimock, saxophonist Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), vocalist/percussionist Jans Ingber (The Motet), mandolinist Jamie Masefield (Jazz Mandolin Project) and bassist Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), to join him for several days of exploration and co-creation. The results range from hard-hitting grooves that take unexpected twists and turns ("Boots"), to sweet and expansive ("Pensive"), all with a spirit that is both liberated and focused.

Last Week:

Conspirator - Unlocked CD Conspirator - Unlocked - Live from the Georgia Theatre CD - The Disco Biscuits Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner's alter-ego CONSPIRATOR will be rocking their way onto your stereo, the dance floor and your hearts.

You thought this was just the Year of the Dragon but barring the Mayan prediction coming true for 2012, this should be Conspirator's year as well. With the recent addition of virtuoso guitarist Chris Michetti and a rotating cast of some of the country's best drummers - Darren Shearer (the New Deal), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), KJ Sawka (Pendulum) and Adam Deitch (Break Science, Pretty Lights) - Conspirator has reached another level. As a full band, the music is hitting new highs and killing in the live show.

Get ready for Unlocked: Live From The Georgia Theatre on CD and digitally this April plus a host of tour dates blowing through the country. The album - recorded 10.06.2011 at the historic Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA - is a collection of live electronic rock bliss, delving, twisting and diving effortlessly between house, dub-step, drum and bass, and electro.

Giant Panda CDGiant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - In These Times CD - The album contains 12 tracks mixed by Atlanta-based producer Billy Hume (Nas, STS9, Ludacris, Josh Ritter), and dubbed by the band's long-time engineer Joel Scanlon. Guests appearances on the album include Hawaii's The Green and John Brown's Body's horn section. In These Times comes as the follow-up to the group's lyrically-driven roots Americana album, Country, which came out earlier this year.

"I think it would be fair to say that this is the album that long-time Panda fans have been waiting for," says drummer Chris O'Brian.

Trampled By Turtles CDTrampled By Turtles - Stars & Sattelites CD - Trampled By Turtles has been building momentum on the road since the 2010 releaseof their last record, Palomino. They ve sold out 95% of the shows played in 2011 as well as playing the main stage at divergent festivals such as Coachella and Telluride. Melding rock, punk, and indie influences, TBT is breathing new life into a traditional music form. The momentum of this band combined with their diverse appeal and the gorgeous new album, Stars and Satellites, is sure to make 2012 the year of Trampled By Turtles.

OHMphrey CDOhmphrey - Posthaste CD - OHMphrey, a jamband supergroup, which features three members of the prog rock/veteran jam band Umphrey's McGee (keyboardist Joel Cummins, guitarist Jake Cinninger and drummer Kris Myers), and OHM guitarist (former Megadeth guitarist), Chris Poland and bassist Robertino Pagliari (a.k.a. "Pag").

OHMphrey's latest effort, the unforgettable, and soon-to-be-classic, Posthaste, finds these five extraordinary artists creating instrumental music with a unified voice - once again. The album's seven original instrumental compositions, and two bonus live tracks ("Firestarter" and "20/20") recorded at Winston's in San Diego in 2009, never meander. Simply put, Posthaste contains some of the most thought-provoking, elastic and heavy jam band music this side of A Live One, Space Wrangler, and Under the Table and Dreaming.

Alabama Shakes -Boys & Girls CDAlabama Shakes - Boys & Girls CD - In October 2011, the Shakes gave a performance at the CMJ Festival in New York City that earned a glowing review from the New York Times. Jon Pareles described the band as "a thunderbolt dressed in bluejeans," with music that's "aching when it's slow and growling and whooping when it's fast." NPR named them one of the best bands of 2011, while MTV called them one of the top bands to look for in 2012.

Now, with expectations at fever pitch, the Alabama Shakes have delivered Boys & Girls. Overwhelmed by the response they've already received, there is one perception of the band that they want to challenge. "A lot of people think we're a soul revival act," says Cockrell. "That's an honor to me, classic R&B is my favorite kind of music, but everybody has their own influences. Brittany is way more into rock and roll--she likes things pretty amped up most of the time."

Wet Willie live CDWet Willie - Live Miles of Smiles CD - Recorded in Woodstock, Georgia back in August of 2011, this CD is full of high-octane music that captures the essence of a band still drippin' wet with talent and passion! Like the Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie is best experienced in a live setting and on a hot, sweltering night in Georgia they left it all on the stage in an unbelievable performance. Recorded by original Capricorn engineer, Jim Hawkins, and mixed by Bert Elliot and Ovie Sparks, this CD jumps right out of the speakers from the opening vamp and carries you through all of the greatest hits of a band that knows how to leave you with a smile on your face!

Upcoming Events:

May 17-20 - Orange Blossum Jamboree - Brooksville, FL

May 18-19 - Happiness & Harmony - New Castle, VA

May 25-28 - Amberland - LaFayette, GA

May 31-June 3 - Wakarusa - Ozark, AR

* Look for the HGMN Booth at these events!

Video of the Week:

In memory of Levon Helm please enjoy The Band - 12/31/83 Complete Concert!

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

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. New Additions
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. Upcoming Festivals
. Video of the Week

Latest News & Reviews:
DelFest 2012 - Lineup and Schedule

The Lion's Pride: "Break The Silence" A one night jam for Ovarian Cancer

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Wanee 2012

New Releases:

Conspirator - Unlocked CD Conspirator - Unlocked - Live from the Georgia Theatre CD - The Disco Biscuits Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner's alter-ego CONSPIRATOR will be rocking their way onto your stereo, the dance floor and your hearts.

You thought this was just the Year of the Dragon but barring the Mayan prediction coming true for 2012, this should be Conspirator's year as well. With the recent addition of virtuoso guitarist Chris Michetti and a rotating cast of some of the country's best drummers - Darren Shearer (the New Deal), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), KJ Sawka (Pendulum) and Adam Deitch (Break Science, Pretty Lights) - Conspirator has reached another level. As a full band, the music is hitting new highs and killing in the live show.

Get ready for Unlocked: Live From The Georgia Theatre on CD and digitally this April plus a host of tour dates blowing through the country. The album - recorded 10.06.2011 at the historic Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA - is a collection of live electronic rock bliss, delving, twisting and diving effortlessly between house, dub-step, drum and bass, and electro.

Giant Panda CDGiant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - In These Times CD - The album contains 12 tracks mixed by Atlanta-based producer Billy Hume (Nas, STS9, Ludacris, Josh Ritter), and dubbed by the band's long-time engineer Joel Scanlon. Guests appearances on the album include Hawaii's The Green and John Brown's Body's horn section. In These Times comes as the follow-up to the group's lyrically-driven roots Americana album, Country, which came out earlier this year.

"I think it would be fair to say that this is the album that long-time Panda fans have been waiting for," says drummer Chris O'Brian.

Trampled By Turtles CDTrampled By Turtles - Stars & Sattelites CD - Trampled By Turtles has been building momentum on the road since the 2010 releaseof their last record, Palomino. They ve sold out 95% of the shows played in 2011 as well as playing the main stage at divergent festivals such as Coachella and Telluride. Melding rock, punk, and indie influences, TBT is breathing new life into a traditional music form. The momentum of this band combined with their diverse appeal and the gorgeous new album, Stars and Satellites, is sure to make 2012 the year of Trampled By Turtles.


OHMphrey CDOhmphrey - Posthaste CD - OHMphrey, a jamband supergroup, which features three members of the prog rock/veteran jam band Umphrey's McGee (keyboardist Joel Cummins, guitarist Jake Cinninger and drummer Kris Myers), and OHM guitarist (former Megadeth guitarist), Chris Poland and bassist Robertino Pagliari (a.k.a. "Pag").

OHMphrey's latest effort, the unforgettable, and soon-to-be-classic, Posthaste, finds these five extraordinary artists creating instrumental music with a unified voice - once again. The album's seven original instrumental compositions, and two bonus live tracks ("Firestarter" and "20/20") recorded at Winston's in San Diego in 2009, never meander. Simply put, Posthaste contains some of the most thought-provoking, elastic and heavy jam band music this side of A Live One, Space Wrangler, and Under the Table and Dreaming.

Alabama Shakes -Boys & Girls CDAlabama Shakes - Boys & Girls CD - In October 2011, the Shakes gave a performance at the CMJ Festival in New York City that earned a glowing review from the New York Times. Jon Pareles described the band as "a thunderbolt dressed in bluejeans," with music that's "aching when it's slow and growling and whooping when it's fast." NPR named them one of the best bands of 2011, while MTV called them one of the top bands to look for in 2012.

Now, with expectations at fever pitch, the Alabama Shakes have delivered Boys & Girls. Overwhelmed by the response they've already received, there is one perception of the band that they want to challenge. "A lot of people think we're a soul revival act," says Cockrell. "That's an honor to me, classic R&B is my favorite kind of music, but everybody has their own influences. Brittany is way more into rock and roll--she likes things pretty amped up most of the time."

Wet Willie live CDWet Willie - Live Miles of Smiles CD - Recorded in Woodstock, Georgia back in August of 2011, this CD is full of high-octane music that captures the essence of a band still drippin' wet with talent and passion! Like the Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie is best experienced in a live setting and on a hot, sweltering night in Georgia they left it all on the stage in an unbelievable performance. Recorded by original Capricorn engineer, Jim Hawkins, and mixed by Bert Elliot and Ovie Sparks, this CD jumps right out of the speakers from the opening vamp and carries you through all of the greatest hits of a band that knows how to leave you with a smile on your face!

Coming Soon:

Conspirator - Unlocked CD Warren Haynes Band - Live At The Moody Theater (2CD/DVD)A stunning 3-disc 1DVD/2CD package capturing the band's blazing performance in Austin, TX on 11.03.2011. The 2.5-hour show, shot in HD and recorded in 5.1 audio, features several cuts from Haynes' GRAMMY-nominated, Billboard Top 20 solo release 'Man In Motion' as well as Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic," Steely Dan's "Pretzel Logic," Sam Cooke's classic "A Change Is Gonna Come," Warren's live staple "Soulshine" and more. Guests include the Groove Line horns and 2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Ian McLagan of The Faces. The Warren Haynes Band features a hand-picked band including R&B kingpins Ron Johnson on bass, Terence Higgins on drums, Nigel Hall on keyboards, Ron Holloway on saxophone and Alecia Chakour on vocals.

Everyone OrchestraEveryone Orchestra - Brooklyn Sessions CD - Now, for the first time, Everyone Orchestra has taken the conducted improvisation concept mastered in their legendary live shows into the studio on Brooklyn Sessions. Conductor Matt Butler invited past collaborators--musical friends like drummer Jon Fishman (Phish), keyboardist/pianist Marco Benevento, Al Schnier (moe.), Jen Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), guitarist Steve Kimock, saxophonist Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), vocalist/percussionist Jans Ingber (The Motet), mandolinist Jamie Masefield (Jazz Mandolin Project) and bassist Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green), to join him for several days of exploration and co-creation. The results range from hard-hitting grooves that take unexpected twists and turns ("Boots"), to sweet and expansive ("Pensive"), all with a spirit that is both liberated and focused.

Last Week:

Jatoba CDJatoba - Death, Fire & Picnic Tables CD - This debut album from Vermont's hottest groove-grass band is a smorgasbord of genres. Featuring the best of acoustic and electric music, these 10 tracks deliver ripping guitar leads and gritty vocal harmonies over punchy rhythmic improvisation, beat-boxing, and high-energy bluegrass tempos.

Jatoba is a Vermont-based acoustic trio with a distinctly unique sound. Their music consists of quick, high-energy bluegrass tempos, thumping rockabilly bass lines, and soaring three-part vocal harmonies, as well as punchy rhythmic improvisation, effects-driven guitar solos, beat-boxing, and even the occasional sitar interlude. The band delivers a live show which encompasses all of these aspects, as well as improvisatory jams, seamless flow, and effective crowd interaction. A rebellious response to typical jam grass, Jatoba has something that listeners of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy.

Jatoba stickerJatoba - bumper sticker

Upcoming Events:

*April 19-21 - Wanee Festival - Live Oak, FL

April 20-22 - Early Bird Festival - Garretsville, OH

May 17-20 - Orange Blossum Jamboree - Brooksville, FL

May 18-19 - Happiness & Harmony - New Castle, VA

May 25-28 - Amberland - LaFayette, GA

May 31-June 3 - Wakarusa - Ozark, AR

* Look for the HGMN Booth at these events!

Video of the Week:

Conspirator - Velvet Red live at the Fox Theatre Boulder CO

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

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New live Phish, Allman Brothers and Christmas Jam CDs, plus our very own Home Grown 10 compilation CD!
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. New Additions
. Coming Soon
. Upcoming Festivals
. Video of the Week

Latest News & Reviews:
Cast Your Vote for the 2011 Studio Album of the Year

Atlanta's Holiday Hootenanny

The Heavy Pets - Swim Out Past the Sun review

The New Mastersounds - Breaks from the Border review

Big Daddy Love - Let It Grow review

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New Releases:

Home Grown 10 CDHome Grown 10 CD - The highly anticipated Home Grown Vol 10 compilation is possibly the best one yet. HG10 presents 16 outstanding bands, over 78 minutes of awe-inspiring music, including 2 previously unreleased tracks by BIG Something and Dark Water Rising! It is an exciting, exclusive collection of some of the finest bands the Home Grown Music Network has to offer. Featuring Zach Deputy, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, The Heavy Pets, Big Daddy Love, Moksha, Lizzy Ross Band, Dangermuffin, Turbine, Dub Is A Weapon and many more! You can also get it FREE when you order $50 or more! Stream it here.

Phish 97 box setPhish - Hampton/Winston Salem '97 (7 CDs) - The Hampton/Winston-Salem 97(11/21-23) shows featured Phish at a peak of execution and flow. Throughout the shows, Phish seized most every opportunity to lift and expand. Paul Languedoc's stereo mix, mastered by Fred Kevorkian, funnels the energy of these special shows nearly 15 years later. Hampton/Winston-Salem 97 contains all the music played over these 3 shows for a total of 45 songs - over 8 hours of music - including never-before-heard material from soundchecks at both venues. The 7-CD box set, a must-own collection for any Phish fan.

Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 4 (2 CDs)Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 4 (2 CDs) - 'Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Volume 4,' a 2-disc live benefit concert featuring Gov't Mule, Bob Weir & Friends, John Hiatt & The Goners, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, moe and more will be released December 6 via Evil Teen. 'The Benefit Volume 4' was recorded at the 14th annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC on December 21, 2002. Proceeds from the album will Benefit the Ashville Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

'The Benefit Volume 4' features over 2.5 hours of scorching blues, roots and rock including Bob Weir & Friends versions of classic Grateful Dead songs including "Truckin", Gov't Mule favorites "Sco-Mule" and "Worried Down with the Blues" and a mind-bending slide guitar/pedal steel duel between Warren and Robert Randolph set to "Shake Your Hips."

Allman Brothers Band - S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71 (2 CDs)Allman Brothers Band - S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71 (2 CDs) - Never officially released before, this electrifying 9/19/71 concert features the searing slide and soul-stirring leads of Duane Allman, who died in a motorcycle crash six weeks later. This is the sound of one of America's most exciting rock bands on the rise, fusing rock, jazz, blues and country together and improvising brilliantly on Statesboro Blues; Trouble No More; One Way Out; Blue Sky; Stormy Monday; You Don't Love Me; Dreams , and more!

Coming Soon:

The Ragbirds - Travellin' Machine CDThe Ragbirds - Travellin' Machine CD - After a highly successful 2011 The Ragbirds are kicking off a new year with the release of their 4th studio effort. In this exciting mew album the band has seamlessly blended a wide palette of musical genres into a fresh and cohesive 10-track package that is full of life and energy. It's rare to stumble upon a band that brings as much joy and creative flare to their music as the Ragbirds. Led by the energetic front woman, Erin Zindle, the band tastefully unites multi-cultural rhythms with a roots rock flavor that is as captivating and flirty, as it is smart. A bright and diverse addition to any music collection, the album provides charming, danceable songs that can be enjoyed by listeners of all ages.

Keller Williams - Bass CDKeller Williams - Bass CD - "Bass" is Keller's 17th album and the first on which he only plays bass. Comprised of 11 tracks, 9 originals and 2 covers, "Bass" documents Keller's exploration of creamy bass lines and groovy rocksteady beats mixed with his own unique style and vision.

And now a word from Keller:
Greetings Music Lovers. Thank you for partaking in yet another one of my self-indulgent musical journeys. In my never ending quest to do something different, I present you my first release containing no guitar. Not a single guitar was used in the making of this record. To me, that's different. And that's what I'm going for.

This record has no looping. This is a document of songs and the overall, open air, spacious vibe created by this trio we call Kdubalicious. I am honored to be joined by musical genius Jay Starling on keys, and the one-drop master Mark D on drums. The record was recorded, mixed and co-produced by recording god Jeff Covert at Wally Cleavers in Fredericksburg, Virginia during the summer of 2011.
Free the bass, and your mind will follow. ~ Keller

Bassnectar - Divergent Spectrum CDBassnectar - Divergent Spectrum CD - The massive new album featuring Upside Down, and remixes/collaborations with Gogol Bordello, ill.Gates, Ellie Goulding, Jantsen and more.

 

 

 

Last Week:

Cornmeal - Live in Chicago Vol 2Cornmeal - Live in Chicago Vol 2 CD - "Released in March 2010, Cornmeal's 'Live in Chicago, IL Vol. 1' showcased many of the band's highlights during their 2009 winter run at Martyrs'. The album, dedicated to an ever-growing legion of devoted fans, displayed the efforts of a band in its prime - fully committed and full of fire. 'Live in Chicago, IL Vol. 2' is the continuation of those efforts, and gives us another glimpse of Cornmeal's relentless approach to live performance and the contemporary interpretation of roots music. Featuring more of the smoking hot picking, intricate yet explosive improvised jams, and constantly evolving sound that has come to define this unique group, 'Vol. 2' is not just for Cornmeal fans, but for anyone with an ear for passionate performance and honest musicianship." -Herschel Concepcion

Upcoming Events:

Dec 29 - Jan 2 - Bond-Fire Arts & Music Festival - Groveland, FL

Look for the Home Grown Music's BIG Music Tent at this event!

Video of the Week:

Every year our good friends The Motet put on a musical costume for Halloween. This year's theme was "Funk Is Dead" (funky Grateful Dead covers). Check out Shakedown Street now - and there's more where that came from!

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

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New live CD from Cornmeal, CD reviews of Big Daddy Love, New Mastersounds and The Heavy Pets plus info on new live Phish, Allman Brothers and Christmas Jam CDs!
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In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Cast Your Vote for the 2011 Studio Album of the Year

Atlanta's Holiday Hootenanny

The Heavy Pets - Swim Out Past the Sun review

The New Mastersounds - Breaks from the Border review

Big Daddy Love - Let It Grow review

Serving great music since 1995!

Ready to get some more good CDs/DVDs/Ts/Stickers? Click here or call us 800 653 3929.

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New Releases:

Cornmeal - Live in Chicago Vol 2Cornmeal - Live in Chicago Vol 2 CD - "Released in March 2010, Cornmeal's 'Live in Chicago, IL Vol. 1' showcased many of the band's highlights during their 2009 winter run at Martyrs'. The album, dedicated to an ever-growing legion of devoted fans, displayed the efforts of a band in its prime - fully committed and full of fire. 'Live in Chicago, IL Vol. 2' is the continuation of those efforts, and gives us another glimpse of Cornmeal's relentless approach to live performance and the contemporary interpretation of roots music. Featuring more of the smoking hot picking, intricate yet explosive improvised jams, and constantly evolving sound that has come to define this unique group, 'Vol. 2' is not just for Cornmeal fans, but for anyone with an ear for passionate performance and honest musicianship." -Herschel Concepcion

Coming Soon:

Phish 97 box setPhish - Hampton/Winston Salem '97 (7 CDs) - The Hampton/Winston-Salem 97(11/21-23) shows featured Phish at a peak of execution and flow. Throughout the shows, Phish seized most every opportunity to lift and expand. Paul Languedoc's stereo mix, mastered by Fred Kevorkian, funnels the energy of these special shows nearly 15 years later. Hampton/Winston-Salem 97 contains all the music played over these 3 shows for a total of 45 songs - over 8 hours of music - including never-before-heard material from soundchecks at both venues. The 7-CD box set, a must-own collection for any Phish fan.

Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 4 (2 CDs)Warren Haynes Presents The Benefit Concert Vol. 4 (2 CDs) - 'Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Volume 4,' a 2-disc live benefit concert featuring Gov't Mule, Bob Weir & Friends, John Hiatt & The Goners, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, moe and more will be released December 6 via Evil Teen. 'The Benefit Volume 4' was recorded at the 14th annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam in Asheville, NC on December 21, 2002. Proceeds from the album will Benefit the Ashville Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

'The Benefit Volume 4' features over 2.5 hours of scorching blues, roots and rock including Bob Weir & Friends versions of classic Grateful Dead songs including "Truckin", Gov't Mule favorites "Sco-Mule" and "Worried Down with the Blues" and a mind-bending slide guitar/pedal steel duel between Warren and Robert Randolph set to "Shake Your Hips."

Allman Brothers Band - S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71 (2 CDs)Allman Brothers Band - S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY 9/19/71 (2 CDs) - Never officially released before, this electrifying 9/19/71 concert features the searing slide and soul-stirring leads of Duane Allman, who died in a motorcycle crash six weeks later. This is the sound of one of America's most exciting rock bands on the rise, fusing rock, jazz, blues and country together and improvising brilliantly on Statesboro Blues; Trouble No More; One Way Out; Blue Sky; Stormy Monday; You Don't Love Me; Dreams , and more!

 

Last Week:

sharon jones - soul time cdSharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Soul Time! CD - Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings have developed an international reputation as the #1 group on today's soul scene. Soul Time! is an exploration of the full range of their dynamic sound through twelve songs handpicked by the Daptone Records gang, each one a precious exclusive.

The needle drops on Genuine Pts. 1 & 2, a supercharged funk arrangement that evokes the late Godfather not only with the spirited syncopation of the Dap-Kings rhythms, but also with the raw power of Jones' voice. It is performances such as these that have earned her the moniker "the Female James Brown." Though it has long been one of their best-selling singles, it makes it's album debut here. Longer and Stronger, written for her 50th birthday, is a deep mid-tempo soul celebration of the strength and determination with which Sharon Jones has earned her long overdue success. It is heard here for the first time, but will undoubtedly join other Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings songs in the canon of great soul music. The theme of empowerment pushes on through "He Said I Can", an energetic stomper belted over an arrangement reminiscent of the Isley Brothers early-seventies heyday, and "I'm Not Gonna Cry" brings us back to the raw funk intensity of Genuine with a squealing tenor solo and a fiery vocal. Side one wraps with a scorching studio performance of "When I Come Home", long a highlight of the band's live show but rearing its head on album here for the first time as well.

"What If We All Stopped Paying Taxes?" kicks the second side off with a bang. A strong anti-war message pours over a revolutionary mid-tempo groove, accentuated by the conga work of the legendary Johnny Griggs of JB's fame, while Settling In is a greasy rhythm and blues grinder. And who says Christmas can't be soulful? Jones et al. make it so over their sought after holiday exclusive, "Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects." Next is an energetic romp into Motown intensity with "New Shoes", a walking-out-the door belter that picks up where These Boots Were Made For Walking left off. Without A Trace shows yet another dimension of the band, stretching a dreamy mid-tempo groove down the road to Memphis and back. The record winds up with a deep laid back cover of Shuggie Otis' psychedelic soul jam "Inspiration Information." From the first note to the last, Soul Time! confirms this band's place at the head of the table as the world's greatest funk and soul showband. Whether you're a lifetime fan, or just getting turned on, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' have yet again made a record that will blow your mind. Get ready world, because It's Soul Time!

Upcoming Events:

* Dec 29 - Jan 2 - Bond-Fire Arts & Music Festival - Groveland, FL

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

Video of the Week:

Bear Creek Festival - Treehouse Afterparty All Star Jam

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New Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Phish, Warren Haynes, Levon Helm, & Venice Gas House Trolley plus news from the scene, upcoming festivals & more!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
BIG Something's Nick MacDaniels will be the featured guest tonight on the Artie Kornfeld show at 10pm
The Big Up Festival 2011 Final Lineup Announcement
HGMN Welcomes Venice Gas House Trolley
Sullivan Hall June events with HGMN Artists
HGMN Welcomes Dub Is A Weapon
Perpetual Groove Lends A Hand
NedFest 2011
Strange Arrangement - Polygraph CD review

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New Releases:

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.

Coming Soon:

TBA

Blast From the Past:

Perpetual Groove - Sweet Oblivious Antidote CDPerpetual Groove - Sweet Oblivious Antidote CD - Our 2002 Studio Album of the Year! Our review: It would sell the Savannah, GA based quartet Perpetual Groove a little short to encapsulate their music with a catch phrase. Mercifully, the ebullient group has provided listeners with a perfect verbal synopsis of their sound with the title of their debut album Sweet Oblivious Antidote. Even the album's artwork provides a glimpse into P-Groove's eclectic attitude. The outside is done in the style of an antique medicine bottle and below the disc tray is a grainy grocery-bag colored photo of the band, but the liner notes are decidedly futuristic. This all-inclusive vibe is evident from the first track, "Three Weeks", which rides a genuine rock-ballad groove before launching upwards into the electronic skyline. The lyrics are desperate but hopeful. Yin and Yang prevail.

Focusing on creating a singular sound rather than blatantly showcasing their obvious individual talent, P-Groove molds the overwhelmingly happy tones of their music into various shapes. Thankfully, their sweetly optimistic outlook avoids the realm of the corny. They coax a huge sound from their utilitarian guitar/bass/keys/drums setup, stoking a universal psychedelic fire that lately seemed to be fizzling. There's sun-drenched, barefoot bounce-rock that actually springs from group effort instead of the well-tested verse-solo-verse format. Sections of trance-like intent grow from what seems like trial and error repetition. They also demonstrate the ability to garnish their less frenetic material with enough dynamic pulse and lyrical structure to give it an epic feel. This music succeeds because the band can weave ideas around each other in countless ways. The album pulls the listener in at a steady pace, never jarring the ear but gently persuading it with subtle melodic shifts ("Perihelion"), nifty multi-sectional compositions ("Sundog"), and instantly familiar hooks ("TSM2"). Buoyed by vocals that are actually relevant and pleasing, Sweet Oblivious Antidote glides further into the endless groove with sublime tunes like "Teakwood Betz" and the Flecktones-sounding "Astromonkey". "Astromonkey" bursts into musical permagrin with a percussive, island-hopping climax and giant rock-and-roll ending. The title track brings the album to a fitting close with dense vocal harmonies, sparkling mid-tempo roots rock, and a soaring, dramatic ending. With this album, Perpetual Groove offers soothing relief for the aching muscles of jam-rock. - Bryan Rodgers

Released in 2002. On sale this week for $9.99!

Last Week:

Zero - Absolute Zero CD Zero - Absolute Zero CD - The first ZERO recording, never released until now; it was the inception of the band's instrumental repertoire. The studio album was recorded in the early eighties and performed by Zero's founding members: Steve Kimock; guitar and bass; Greg Anton: drums and piano. Remastered by Brian Risner in 2011, the high-fidelity studio recording was the starting point for what was to become one of San Francisco's premier improvisational jazz/rock bands.

"The band revolves around two remarkable musicians; guitarist Steve Kimock and drummer Greg Anton, composers of the band's music and the sparkplugs driving the band's improvisational rock." ~ Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

 

The Mix - Live CDThe Mix - Live CD - John Kadlecik (Further), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles/CS&N), Kevin Rosen (Dark Star Orchestra), Greg Anton (Zero)...got together in 2003 and toured the country, writing songs and rocking out. This live compilation, recorded from San Francisco to Albuquerque, features original songs written by the band and extended guitar and organ jams from some of the best players on the rock and roll circuit in America.

 

 

GalacticGalactic - Another Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans CD - As a follow-up to what may be the definitive New Orleans tribute album, Galactic present a live album that is both a continuation of the diverse musical worlds they explored on YA KAMAY, and a searing document from one of the great live bands of our time. Recorded at the legendary New Orleans club Tipitina s with a host of guests - some like Big Freedia carrying over from YA KA MAY, others like Cyril Neville and Trombone Shorty new to the crew The Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans is an important summation of a band and its intense relationship with its fabled hometown. Only in New Orleans could a night this funky, sweaty and wild also be so profound.

 

BeatleJamBeatleJam - Live at the Keswick Theatre CD - UK pressing of this live album from the jam band supergroup consisting of Matt Abs (Govt Mule), Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), Slick Aguilar (Jefferson Starship) and Johnny Neel (Govt Mule, Allman Brothers, Lonny Mack). Beatlejam are a sort of spin off from the successful US jam band Blue Floyd only this time its Beatles songs rather than the Pink Floyd, given the unique jam spin.

 

 

Zigaboo Modeliste - New Life CDZigaboo Modeliste - New Life CD - Legendary drummer Zigaboo Modeliste releases his 4th solo album on his label JZM Records entitled New Life. With elements of rock, funk, and blues on a timeless R&B base, this record features the iconic drumming and celebratory songwriting style of Zigaboo and his hometown of New Orleans. It also incorporates the talents of several music icons including legendary arranger Wardell Quezerque, saxophonist Norbert Stachel, and trumpeter Mic Gillet of Tower of Power fame.

A key ingredient in the outstanding flavor of New Life is the musical rapport these truly skilled artists created with Zigaboo. Musicians from both New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area came together to create a fun, upbeat album that is a notable addition to the New Orleans musical tradition. Included in the star-studded lineup is guitarist Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers, Madeleine Peyroux), master percussionist Bill Summers (Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder), keyboardist Eamonn Flynn (The Commitments), and organist Joe Krown (Gatemouth Brown).

 

Eric Lindell - Cazadero CDRandall Bramblett & Geoff Achison - Jammin in the Attic CD - Every once in a while lightening strikes and, if you get lucky, it gets captured! That's what happened on 6/13/10 when this live performance at the legendary Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA was recorded. This CD is a wonderful example of what can happen when two great musicians and songwriters join forces. The dynamic duo alternate between Randall's songs and Geoff's original tunes, and the result is greater than the sum of the parts. Check out how Achison's sensitive accompaniment enhances Bramblett's "Nobody's Problem" or how Randall's sax perfectly complements Geoff's "Rule the World." Oliver Wood of King Johnson adds scorching electric guitar licks to tunes like Achison's "Jungle" and Bramblett's "Get In Get Out," proving that with musicians of this caliber, more is definitely merrier! They are joined by: Yonrico Scott - drums, Ted Pecchio - bass, Oliver Wood - electric guitar

Cowyboy Reunion 2010 CDBoyer & Talton - Cowboy Reunion 2010 CD - Cowboy is one of those bands that brings back strong memories of the 70s heyday of Capricorn Records. From playing on Gregg Allman's classic Laid Back and the follow-up live CD, The Gregg Allman Tour to creating masterpieces like "Please Be With Me," "Time Will Take Us,"and "All My Friends," they defined the laid-back, country soul of that time and place. Cowboy influenced everyone from Eric Clapton and Bonnie Bramblett to the Marshall Tucker Band, and the Southern Rock movement wouldn't have been the same without them. They not only recorded four albums for Capricorn, they also played on numerous other releases for other artists on the label. With all of their original Capricorn albums out of print, for many years Cowboy fans had nothing but memories of the original band and their scratchy old vinyl LPs to remind them of this underrated supergroup. However, on December 17th, 2010, that all changed when Cowboy played their first show in years at the Capitol Theater in Macon, Georgia. It was an extraordinary night full of love and laughter and memories with this wonderful band as they played at a level that few achieve. The set list flowed from one hit into the next and the playing and singing was heartfelt and passionate - as homecomings should be. Cowboy Reunion 2010 features great playing, great harmony vocals, and one of the most impressive songwriting catalogs of any band around. Trust us when we say that no Cowboy fan should be without this disc!

 

Upcoming Events:

May 20-22 - The Hangout - Gulf Shores, AL

May 27-29 - Groverfest - Ferguson, NC

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

June 9-12 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN

June 15-18 - IfdaKamp - Kiel, WI

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

Video of the Week:

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones - Rocket Science mini-documentary

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

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New CDs from Galactic, Zero, The Mix, Zigaboo Modeliste, BeatleJam, Randall Bramlett & Geoff Achinson & more, plus news, reviews, video, and a new "Blast From the Past!"
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Rooster Walk 3 band lineup completed
Groove in the Holler, April 15-16 2011 review
Suwannee SpringFest March 24th-27th 2011 review
Dark Water Rising CD review
Andy Shaw Band - Own Resolve CD review
The Heavy Pets CD review

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New Releases:

Zero - Absolute Zero CD Zero - Absolute Zero CD - The first ZERO recording, never released until now; it was the inception of the band's instrumental repertoire. The studio album was recorded in the early eighties and performed by Zero's founding members: Steve Kimock; guitar and bass; Greg Anton: drums and piano. Remastered by Brian Risner in 2011, the high-fidelity studio recording was the starting point for what was to become one of San Francisco's premier improvisational jazz/rock bands.

"The band revolves around two remarkable musicians; guitarist Steve Kimock and drummer Greg Anton, composers of the band's music and the sparkplugs driving the band's improvisational rock." ~ Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle

 

The Mix - Live CDThe Mix - Live CD - John Kadlecik (Further), Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), Jeff Pevar (Ray Charles/CS&N), Kevin Rosen (Dark Star Orchestra), Greg Anton (Zero)...got together in 2003 and toured the country, writing songs and rocking out. This live compilation, recorded from San Francisco to Albuquerque, features original songs written by the band and extended guitar and organ jams from some of the best players on the rock and roll circuit in America.

 

 

GalacticGalactic - Another Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans CD - As a follow-up to what may be the definitive New Orleans tribute album, Galactic present a live album that is both a continuation of the diverse musical worlds they explored on YA KAMAY, and a searing document from one of the great live bands of our time. Recorded at the legendary New Orleans club Tipitina s with a host of guests - some like Big Freedia carrying over from YA KA MAY, others like Cyril Neville and Trombone Shorty new to the crew The Other Side of Midnight: Live in New Orleans is an important summation of a band and its intense relationship with its fabled hometown. Only in New Orleans could a night this funky, sweaty and wild also be so profound.

 

BeatleJam - Live at the Keswick Theatre CD - UK pressing of this live album from the jam band supergroup consisting of Matt Abs (Govt Mule), Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers), Vince Welnick (Grateful Dead), Slick Aguilar (Jefferson Starship) and Johnny Neel (Govt Mule, Allman Brothers, Lonny Mack). Beatlejam are a sort of spin off from the successful US jam band Blue Floyd only this time its Beatles songs rather than the Pink Floyd, given the unique jam spin.

 

 

Zigaboo Modeliste - New Life CD

Zigaboo Modeliste - New Life CD - Legendary drummer Zigaboo Modeliste releases his 4th solo album on his label JZM Records entitled New Life. With elements of rock, funk, and blues on a timeless R&B base, this record features the iconic drumming and celebratory songwriting style of Zigaboo and his hometown of New Orleans. It also incorporates the talents of several music icons including legendary arranger Wardell Quezerque, saxophonist Norbert Stachel, and trumpeter Mic Gillet of Tower of Power fame.

A key ingredient in the outstanding flavor of New Life is the musical rapport these truly skilled artists created with Zigaboo. Musicians from both New Orleans and the San Francisco Bay Area came together to create a fun, upbeat album that is a notable addition to the New Orleans musical tradition. Included in the star-studded lineup is guitarist Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers, Madeleine Peyroux), master percussionist Bill Summers (Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder), keyboardist Eamonn Flynn (The Commitments), and organist Joe Krown (Gatemouth Brown).


 

Eric Lindell - Cazadero CDRandall Bramblett & Geoff Achison - Jammin in the Attic CD - Every once in a while lightening strikes and, if you get lucky, it gets captured! That's what happened on 6/13/10 when this live performance at the legendary Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA was recorded. This CD is a wonderful example of what can happen when two great musicians and songwriters join forces. The dynamic duo alternate between Randall's songs and Geoff's original tunes, and the result is greater than the sum of the parts. Check out how Achison's sensitive accompaniment enhances Bramblett's "Nobody's Problem" or how Randall's sax perfectly complements Geoff's "Rule the World." Oliver Wood of King Johnson adds scorching electric guitar licks to tunes like Achison's "Jungle" and Bramblett's "Get In Get Out," proving that with musicians of this caliber, more is definitely merrier! They are joined by: Yonrico Scott - drums, Ted Pecchio - bass, Oliver Wood - electric guitar

Cowyboy Reunion 2010 CDBoyer & Talton - Cowboy Reunion 2010 CD - Cowboy is one of those bands that brings back strong memories of the 70s heyday of Capricorn Records. From playing on Gregg Allman's classic Laid Back and the follow-up live CD, The Gregg Allman Tour to creating masterpieces like "Please Be With Me," "Time Will Take Us,"and "All My Friends," they defined the laid-back, country soul of that time and place. Cowboy influenced everyone from Eric Clapton and Bonnie Bramblett to the Marshall Tucker Band, and the Southern Rock movement wouldn't have been the same without them. They not only recorded four albums for Capricorn, they also played on numerous other releases for other artists on the label. With all of their original Capricorn albums out of print, for many years Cowboy fans had nothing but memories of the original band and their scratchy old vinyl LPs to remind them of this underrated supergroup. However, on December 17th, 2010, that all changed when Cowboy played their first show in years at the Capitol Theater in Macon, Georgia. It was an extraordinary night full of love and laughter and memories with this wonderful band as they played at a level that few achieve. The set list flowed from one hit into the next and the playing and singing was heartfelt and passionate - as homecomings should be. Cowboy Reunion 2010 features great playing, great harmony vocals, and one of the most impressive songwriting catalogs of any band around. Trust us when we say that no Cowboy fan should be without this disc!

 

Coming Soon:

Warren HaynesMay 10 : 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.

Blast From the Past:

Lake TroutLake Trout - Alone at Last -Live with DJ Who CD - There's something very hypnotic about Lake Trout. Like Zen masters repeating a secret mantra on the road to spiritual enlightenment, they build their music one phrase at a time. Example: "Little Things In Different Places." Opening with a clean, understated guitar riff that comes around every four beats, the track takes shape with the soft strum of a rhythm guitar joined by the ethereal textures of a flute as they wash across the soundscape together like waves crashing to the beach - rhythmic and soothing. Forget about easy listening though - way too much edge here. Contrasting the dreamy poly-patterns, a manic, hyped up drum beat races from zero to warp speed in a pitter patter nanosecond. And that's just for starters. Sax, turntable scratch and signal processed vocals and are among the endless assortment of sounds floating in and out of the mix. Call it 'trance-jam.' Part techno, part industrial, with a hint of jazz and a dash of funk, Lake Trout has a loopish, layered approach, sonically engineered to seduce the subconscious mind with a kaleidoscope of swirling audio patterns. The kicker: Lake Trout's sound is not some recording engineer's gadget box trickery. These guys do it live. -Alone At Last, Live with DJ WHO- shows just how tasty fresh Lake Trout can be. - MrLee

Released in 2000

Last Week:

Live Phish - Manchester NH 10/26/2010 (3 CDs) 	Live Phish - Manchester NH 10/26/2010 (3 CDs) Live Phish - Manchester NH 10/26/2010 (3 CDs) - From Phish's acclaimed 2010 summer tour. This show was originally released during Phish's 2010 Summer Tour (unmastered) and was available only through the band's online store. We chose the best of the summer, fully-remastered them and are making them available for the first time to retail in a limited release of 500.

 

 

 

Dub Is A Weapon - Vaporized CDDub Is A Weapon - Vaporized CD - "It can't be done, man!" That's what Dave Hahn, mastermind behind Dub Is A Weapon, heard when he fi rst fl oated the idea of a live dub group, as he and his mates listened to some prime 1960s King Tubby cuts in the band van. "Everyone seemed to think you could only do dub in the studio," Hahn recalls. Hahn set out to prove them wrong, with skills learned live and on the road, and with help from a Jamaican beatnik percussionist (who recorded with Bob Marley), an old high school friend, and young upstarts from the Brooklyn scene. Together they've honed their live take on the genre's spaced-out grooves, a sound felt in full force on Vaporized. Read our review of this CD here.

 

Garage A TroisGarage A Trois - Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil CD - "Garage A Trois skew grittier and more psychedelic with the current lineup, combining heavy-riff distortion with a rough-and-tumble funk delirium." The New York Times. Garage A Trois features Seattle-based saxophonics master Skerik, Brooklyn-based sound-sculptor/keysman Marco Benevento, punk rock vibraphone hero Mike Dillon and New Orleans funky drummer/beat master Stanton Moore. As has become the band s primary focus in its current incarnation, a laser sharp focus was given to capturing Garage A Trois sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic instrumental songwriting. A massive draw in clubs and festivals around the U.S., this latest recorded output from Garage A Trois will only help fuel the fire for a growing legion of fans amassing around the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today.

 

Jason IsbellJason Isbell & the 400 Unit - Here We Rest CD - Here We Rest is the second album from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, and Isbell s third. Their 2009 self-titled debut received high praise from the press, including Rolling Stone, Spin, Paste, Details, Washington Post and many more. Blurt gave the album at 10 out of 10 rating and said, From the playing to the arrangements to the lyrical depth of emotion on display, not to mention the rich Southern soul vibe coaxed from the if-walls-could-talk confines of Muscle Shoals Fame Studios, this eponymous platter is a scorcher. An Alabama native, Isbell comes from a tradition of Southern music. His thoughtful songwriting and warm, soulful voice are genuine, natural abilities that shine through in his songs, which blossom with the 400 Unit - keyboardist Derry deBorja, guitarist Browan Lollar, drummer Chad Gamble and bassist Jimbo Hart.

 

Rebirth Brass Band

Rebirth Brass Band - Rebirth of New Orleans CD - Brand new release by New Orleans' most recognized brass band. These guys tour the world bringing their funky street sounds to admiring crowds. Eleven newly-recorded tunes that celebrate the music that makes New Orleans great.

 

 

 

Eric Lindell - Cazadero CDEric Lindell - Cazadero CD - He produced his debut album, Bring It Back, in 1996, and in 1999 he won the John Lennon Songwriting Competition with his original piece "Kelly Ann." That same year, Lindell decided to move to New Orleans to pursue music in a different location. The move was a beneficial one, as Lindell soon hooked up with Galactic's Stanton Moore and begin playing shows around town, frequently enlisting drummers Johnny Vidocovich and Harold Brown (from War) to sit in. He issued a self-released, self-titled record in 2002, but the following year saw him move to Sparco Records, where he released both Piety Street Session and EP Volume 1. Tragic Magic followed in 2005 and sparked serious interest from Alligator Records, which released Change in the Weather in 2006 and Low on Cash, Rich in Love in 2008. Lindell continued his prolific output with 2009's Gulf Coast Highway, another album of blue-eyed soul and confident guitar work. Cazadero is hot off the press and ready to enjoy!

John Mancini Band - Sun King CDJohn Mancini Band - Sun King CD - Sun King draws its influences from reggae, afro pop and funk, to soul and classic rock. Produced in Baltimore, MD, with Chris Bentley (acclaimed for his work with The Bridge), John Mancini Band's follow-up to their 2009 debut, JMB, will please lovers of classic songwriting and extended instrumental grooves. Just over 50 minutes in length, Sun King has tight hooks, lush arrangements and surprising lyrics throughout.



Bootsy Collins -Bootsy - Tha Funk Capital of the World CD - Rock & Roll Hall Of Famer and legendary bassist Bootsy Collins, known worldwide for pioneering funk music with James Brown and Parliament Funkadelic, releases his first new album in four years, Tha Funk Capitol of the World! Collins collaborated with fellow P-Funkers George Clinton and Bernie Worrell on the record, along with an all-star lineup of musicians and cultural luminaries including rappers Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, and Ice Cube; actor Samuel L. Jackson; banjo phenom Bela Fleck; the Rev. Al Sharpton; scholar Dr. Cornell West; and guitarists Buckethead and Catfish Collins - Bootsy's late brother. Engineered in part by Dan Monti (Guns n Roses, Metallica), the album also features a tribute to Garry Shider, the late guitarist and musical director of the P-Funk All-Stars.

Younger Brother - Vaccine CDYounger Brother - Vaccine CD - The core trio of Simon Posford, Benji Vaughan and Rou Campbell are royalty on the international trance scene, revered for their mind-bending solo DJ-ing, as well as various offshoot projects, but most of all for the bold, progressive music they make together as Younger Brother. With their new album, Vaccine, they're all set to cross over into the mainstream, with a collection of expansive, anthemic songs real songs, molded according to their own unique digital process which warrant radio airplay just as much as dance floor action.

Younger Brother's third album, recorded with it s U.S. band lineup (Marc Brownstein/Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo/ Furthur, Tommy Hamilton/Brothers Past), is the boldest chapter in their story to date: Vaccine sounds like no other record ever made, marrying top-quality, stadium-size songcraft to pulsing beats and sound palette of full-tilt electronic music. It's a remarkable album, which variously may echo Nick Drake, Talk Talk, Kraftwerk, or even Coldplay, but never sounds like anything but itself.

Scarlet>Fire Steal Your Face TsScarlet>Fire Steal Your Face Ts for MEN & WOMEN - Our friend Taylor Swope has created another uniquely awesome Tshirt design! We have different versions for the guys and gals. Officially licensed by the Grateful Dead.

Day of the Dead TsAND we've added her popular Calaveras Day of the Dead Steal Your Face T's in kids sizes! 2T, 4T & 5-6T

 

 

 

Upcoming Events:

May 20-22 - The Hangout - Gulf Shores, AL

May 27-29 - Groverfest - Ferguson, NC

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

June 9-12 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN

June 15-18 - IfdaKamp - Kiel, WI

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

Video of the Week:

The Heavy Pets - Help Me Help You>Girl You Make Me Stupid

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

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New releases from Turbine, Grace Potter, Jack Johnson, Toots & the Maytals, The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, Johnny Winter & more!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Free music from The Hue!
Eleventh Annual Gratefulfest
Rev. Zicka-Funk's remedies for festival fever in the mid-Atlantic

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New Additions:

Turbine - Sounds from the Hall CDTurbine - Sounds in the Hall (live) CD - Breaking through the proverbial glass ceiling of the improvisational rock scene proves no easy feat for young bands. Burgeoning musicians lumped in the dare we say it, jamband realm, need to successfully marry a deep high-quality catalog of material, whimsical stage presence, diverse writing chops, virtuoso instrumentation, and a calendar containing upwards of 200 shows per year. Correction, breaking through the glass ceiling of the improvisational rock scene is damn near impossible.

But that doesn't mean it doesn't happen, and Brooklyn's Turbine would like to submit their CV. On their first official live release, Sounds in the Hall, as they have over the course of 8 songs checked off every single one of the preceding prerequisites. Comprised of carefully hand-picked selections of both Turbine classics and newer material, Sounds in the Hall covers all the bases, but the clear differentiating factor that sets Turbine far above the masses is their amazing penchant for writing memorable and distinctive songs across a variety of sounds and genres.

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals CdGrace Potter & the Nocturnals CD - Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are like a modern-day version of Tina Turner stroking the microphone in a spangled mini-dress while fronting the Rolling Stones circa Sticky Fingers. The proof is there for all to hear on the band's third album for Hollywood Records and marks an artistic breakthrough for a vital young band caught in the act of fulfilling its immense promise. Little wonder that Grace and her cohorts have chosen to title it, directly and emphatically, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Album produced by Mark Batson (Jay-Z, Dr Dre, Alicia Keys).

 

Toots & the Maytals - Flip & Twist CdToots & the Maytals - Flip & Twist CD - The album features Toots singing, R&B ,funk ,gospel ,blues and country in his own inimitable Jamaican style. Toots the inventor of the word "reggae" was voted by Rolling Stone Magazine one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2009...when you hear "Flip & Twist" you will see why.

 

 

 

The Flaming Lips And Stardeath And White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins Doing Dark Side Of The Moon CD The Flaming Lips And Stardeath And White Dwarfs With Henry Rollins Doing Dark Side Of The Moon CD - The world's most predictably unpredictable band, The Flaming Lips, have teamed up with their Oklahoma City brethren, Stardeath And White Dwarfs to record their own unique take of Pink Floyd's 1973 classic album 'The Dark Side Of The Moon,' under the title of The Flaming Lips and Stardeath And White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins And Peaches. The collaborative project was recorded after several weeks of both bands touring the world together and mutually citing Pink Floyd as one of their favorite bands of all time and 'The Dark Side Of the Moon' as one of their primary influences.

 

The Black Keys - Brothers CDThe Black Keys - Brothers CD - Danger Mouse returned to co-produce 'Tighten Up' on 'Brothers,' but for the most part, the duo was on its own, spending ten days at the legendary Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama and coming up with the an even more intensely focused, deeply soulful set that includes a cover of Jerry Butler's 'Never Gonna Give You Up.' The performances are inventive and impassioned: Auerbach extends his vocal range to falsetto on the lead-off track 'Everlasting Light' and 'The Only One'; 'Howlin' For You' opens with a Gary Glitter-style drum riff and the chorus practically invites singing along. The tunes offer a surprising amount of lyrical candor and more than a little dark humor; the grooves alternate between ballsy swagger and bluesy rumination. The album reflects where Auerbach and Carney have been lately, most recently collaborating with a who's who of New York City MC's, including RZA, Q Tip, Mos Def and Raekwon on the 2009 BlakRoc super-session organized by hip-hop impresario and Black Keys fan Damon Dash. They've also pursued projects on their own, Auerbach with his solo 'Keep It Hid' album and tour, Carney with his band Drummer and its debut disc, 'Feels Good Together.' Their maturation didn't happen just in the studio, though. Carney admits, 'Dan and I grew up a lot as individuals and musicians prior to making this album. Our relationship was tested in many ways but at the end of the day, we're brothers, and I think these songs reflect that.'

Warren Haynes Presents the Benefit Concert Vol 3 (2 CDs)Warren Haynes Presents the Benefit Concert Vol 3 (2 CDs) - Recorded live at the 13th Annual Christmas Jam in Asheville, Nc on December 21st, 2001 at the Asheville Civic Center. As with each previous benefit, all proceeds from this series of concerts and CD and DVD releases benefit the Habitat For Humanity, and international non-profit organization dedicated to building housing for those in need of shelter.

1. Mama Don't Allow - Alvin Youngblood Hart
2. Devil Got My Woman - Alvin Youngblood Hart, John Popper
3. That Sign On My Door - Danny Barnes, Edwin McCain, Jimmy Herring, John Popper, Oteil Burbridge
4. Alone - Danny Barnes, Edwin McCain, Jimmy Herring, John Popper, Oteil Burbridge
5. Broken Hearts and Auto Parts - Drivin' N Cryin'
6. Fly Me Courageous - Audley Freed, Drivin' N Cryin'
7. Straight To Hell - Audley Freed, Drivin' N Cryin', Edwin McCain
8. Carolina Blues - Blues Traveler
9. Slow Change - Blues Traveler
10. Mountains Win Again - Blues Traveler, Warren Haynes
11. New York Prophesie - Blues Traveler

1. Loose Lucy - Phil & Friends
2. Tennessee Jed - Phil & Friends
3. Nght of a Thousand Stars - Phil & Friends
4. Blind Man In the Dark - Dave Schools, Gov't Mule, Rob Barraco
5. Sco-Mule - Gov't Mule, Oteil Burbridge, Rob Barraco
6. Almost Cut My Hair - Dave Schools, Gov't Mule, Rob Barraco, Robert Randolph [Pedal Steel/Guitar]
7. Masters of War - Warren Haynes
8. Rockin' In the Free World - Audley Freed, Dave Schools, Gov't Mule, Kevn Kinney, Rob Barraco

Jack Johnson - To the Sea CDJack Johnson - To the Sea CD - The fifth studio album from the acclaimed singer/songwriter. The album was produced by Robert Carranza, Jack Johnson, and his bandmates Merlo Podlewski, Zach Gill and Adam Topol. To The Sea features guest appearances from the likes of G. Love, and Paula Fuga. The album was recorded at the Mango Tree Studio in Hawaii, and the Solar Powered Plastic Plant in LA using 100% solar power.

 

 

Blue Floyd - The Adventure Begins CDBlue Floyd - The Adventure Begins CD - Blue Floyd is Allen Woody (Gov't Mule/Allman Bros) Matt Abts (Gov't Mule/Dickey Betts Band) Marc Ford (Black Crowes/Burning Tree) Johnny Neel (Allman Bros) and Berry Oakley Jr(Robby Krierger/Bloodline) Through the crucible of a pioneering, improvisational / blues collaboration by an eclectic mix of acclaimed contemporary musician -Blue Floyd endeavors to deconstruct the classic compositions of the legendary Pink Floyd.

 


 

Johnny Winter - Live at the Fillmore East 1970 CD 	Johnny Winter - Live at the Fillmore East 1970 CDJohnny Winter - Live at the Fillmore East 1970 CD - The other live album from Johnny Winter And, 1971 s Live Johnny Winter And , has always ranked as one of the high points of Johnny s discography, but we d stack this 66-minute set up against that record (which was in part composed of other Fillmore East performances) any day of the week. In fact, when you hear Johnny and Rick Derringer trading off lead after lead, you may well be reminded of a bluesier, harder-edged Allman Brothers, with Johnny as Duane and Derringer as Dickey Betts with the McCoys rhythm section. In other words, folks, this is some of the most ferocious blues-rock ever laid down on stage.

 

Derek Trucks Band - X2: Joyful Noise & Soul Serenade (2 CDs)Derek Trucks Band - X2: Joyful Noise & Soul Serenade (2 CDs) -Two full, original albums packaged together at one great price!

 

 

 

 


Gov't Mule - Life Before Insanity & Dose (2 CDs)Gov't Mule - Life Before Insanity & Dose (2 CDs) - 2 CD set containing a pair of albums from the American Rock trio: Dose (1998) and Life Before Insanity (2000). The rise in the fortunes of Gov't Mule, led by guitarist Warren Haynes, is well known and they have fast become one of the leading exponents in the U.S. Jam Band scene.

 

 


Coming Soon:

June 22 - Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Stay Gold CD
Derek Trucks Band - Roadsongs (2 CD)

Last Week:

Perpetual Groove - Honey Cuts CD Perpetual Groove - Honey Cuts EP CD - Honey Cuts presents three out takes from the Heal sessions - Space Paranoids, Cairo, and The Noise. While all three tracks were in contention to be featured on Heal, the band ultimately decided the tracks were better left off the release as they did not "fit" the overall timeless quality of the compositions contained within Heal. All three tracks feature a subtle infusion of the live show, including loops and effects that were absent from the songs released on the full album. The title of the EP is taken from the song "Honey Cuts" which is actually featured on Heal.

 

Sim Redmond Band - Open the Door CDSim Redmond Band - Open the Door CD - Since their inception over ten years ago, the Sim Redmond Band has been steadily on the rise, forging new ground in roots music. Traveling around the globe, playing with the likes of moe., the Neville Brothers, the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, and Habib Koite, in some of the most beautiful venues in the U.S. and Japan, the world has taken notice. SRB's unique blend of roots-rock, Afro-Carribean, and reggae music continues to spread like wild fire. They are based in Ithaca, NY but their magnetic pole is Africa, particularly the sounds eminating from West & South Africa. This magnetic pole has served as a pivot for the Sim Redmond Band to spring into straight rock grooves and pumping reggae. The vocal teamwork of Sim Redmond, Jen Middaugh, and Nate Silas Richardson creates a male/female chemistry that is rare and beautiful. Lyrically, they explore dreams, truth, and matters of the heart. The music of the Sim Redmond Band has reached the hearts of people all around the world. They have toured extensively, selling over 10 thousand records in the U.S and over to 20,000 in Japan, where SRB has toured numerous times.

Eric Lindell - Between Motion & Rest CD Eric Lindell - Between Motion and Rest CD or LP+CD - You want some mellow-yet-swinging, good time southern rock? Look no further than BODEGA, which suggests a marriage of Elvin Bishop and the Allman Brothers, spiced by gentle horn jabs and boasting the most sensual guitar tone you'll hear all year. - Blurt Magazine

Making his latest record, Between Motion and Rest, was so much fun for Eric, as he has been friends with this group of musicians for many years. The title of this album, Between Motion and Rest was inspired and based off the original song LUCKY LUCKY, by Peter Joseph Burtt. Peter is a very good friend of Eric's, and one of his favorite musicians and songwriters. The song really resonated with Eric, and they couldn't wait to record it! This track (and the rest of the record) features another one of his good friends and life long musical companions, Jake Brown. They grew up playing music together, along with Adam Theis and Peter Smith, two of the other players on this session. This album also features tracks with some of Eric's other long time friends Ivan Neville, Chris Arenas and Thomas Johnson from New Orleans, and Jacksonville's finest, Joe Cohen.

Dickey Betts - Altanta's Burning Down/Great Southern CDDickey Betts - Altanta's Burning Down/Great Southern CD - Digitally remastered two-fer containing a pair of albums from the Southern Rock legend on one disc: Dickey Betts & Great Southern (1977) and Atlanta's Burning Down (1978). With the revived interest is all things "Southern" and the fast expanding "Jam Band" scene this timely re-issue illustrates what a superb guitarist Betts is. He has just announced that he has retired from the road after all these years and these two albums remain fine testament to the mans outstanding guitar skills. 15 tracks.

 

 

moe. - Smash Hits Vol 1 CDmoe. - Smash Hits Vol 1 CD - This new moe. album features: Spine of a Dog, Yodelittle, Saint Augustine, Mexico, Rebubula, Buster, Captain America, Okayalright, Tailspin, and first ever studio recording of Seat of my Pants. From ideas brewed in Buffalo basements and lyrics conjured up along miles of the lower 48, to sounds bouncing off trees from a stage in the Sierra Nevada, these 10 songs dot the map of the 20 years of music in the making for moe. With seven of the tracks recently re-recorded, this anthology will round out the studio collections of many seasoned fans, and is a good introduction, as Chuck Garvey puts it, "for first-time listeners or people who want their first taste of the breadth of our catalog."

Upcoming Events:

June 10-13 Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN
Harmony Festival - Santa Rosa, CA
8th Annual Nor-east'r Music & Art Festival - Mio, MI

June 17-19 Harry's Hoe Down 2010 - Starks, ME

July 2-4 Nateva - Oxford, ME

July 8-11 All Good 14 - Masontown, WV

July 15-17 Camp Bisco 9 - Mariaville, NY

Video of the Week:

Grace Potter - Tiny Light (acoustic)

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

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