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Gathering of the Vibes 2009 (review)
The Giving Tree Band - Great Possessions CD - The Giving Tree Band's Great Possessions mirrors the timeless qualities of the folk-rock greats without sparing the quality arrangements and production of modern indie rock. Dubbed by the Chicago Sun-Times as "the greenest of albums," this 18-song collection augments its natural sound with carbon-neutral production: 100% solar-powered recording sessions, 100% recycled paperboard case, and biodegradable shrink wrap. $15.99
Jonah Smith - Lights On CD - Images of love, war, natural disaster and political awakening weave through Jonah Smith's new album, Lights On. Its stories travel from country to city as we are taken from a lone man ice fishing in Cabin Fever to Brooklyn for a New Year's Eve celebration in the song Mrs. Cooper.
Sonically, there is more consistency than Smith is likely to admit; he pulls from the deep well of American Blues and many of its offshoots: Soul, Country, and Folk to name a few. Essentially, he is a songwriter with the voice of a soul singer. $10.99
Boulder Acoustic Society - Punchline CD - The new full-length CD from the Boulder Acoustic Society is the new wave of acoustic Mountain Music: a combination of many traditional folk styles through a contemporary lens, all wrapped up in the band's virtuosic playing. Punchline also comes in an amazing, one-of-a-kind 3D stereoscope package. You gotta see it to believe it! $15.99
Wayne Krantz - Krantz, Carlock, Lefebvre CD - The boldly inventive improvisations of guitarist Wayne Krantz have long held a fascination for fans of dynamic, uncompromised music. Ex-Sideman with Steely Dan, Donald Fagen, Michael Brecker , Billy Cobham and many others, Krantz has focused on live performance for nearly two decades, holding down a residency at New York City's 55 Bar. Now, with Krantz Carlock Lefebvre, he is returning to a recording studio to document his own music for the first time in over fifteen years .
September 8 - Phish - Joy CD
September 15 - Karl Denson's Tiny Universe - Brother's Keeper CD
Last Week's Additions:
Cadillac Jones - Rhythm Method CD - SPECIAL OFFER - buy Rhythm Method and get CJ's - The Big Takedown free! You'll be prompted during checkout if Rhythm Method is in your basket.
Cyro Baptista - Infinito CD - INFINITO is the highly anticipated follow up to the critically acclaimed self titled debut album by Cyro's newest project - BANQUET OF THE SPIRITS. As you know, this project includes three of the fastest rising stars in the "downtown music" scene: Brian Marsella on keyboards and melodica (Beat The Donkey & Matisyahu), Shanir Blumenkanz on bass and oud (Pharaoh's Daughter) and Tim Keiper on drumset (Beat The Donkey & Vieux Farka Toure) make up the core band. $15.98
Jerry Garcia "Frames" Tshirt (Medium-XXL) - This Jerry Garcia T-shirt features a series of photographs from the 1970's. This period highlighted an exciting pallette of musical genres including Country, Folk, and Funk. In addition to his work in the Grateful Dead, Jerry found time to work with Merl Saunders, Legion of Mary, and The Jerry Garcia Band. Click image for larger picture. $19.99
August 28-30 - NedFest - Nederland, CO
August 28-30 - Summerdance - Nelson Ledges, OH
August 29 - Long Beach Funk Festival - Long Beach, CA
September 4-6 - The Get Down - Chapel Hill, NC
September 18-19 - Let it Roll - Ghent, NY
October 10-11 - 4th Annual Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival - Joshua Tree, CA
November 13-15 - *Bear Creek Music & Art Festival - Live Oak, FL
* Look for the HGMN booth at this event
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