May 2013

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Chicago's Great Divide recently released their self-titled, sophomore record full of soul, passion and groove. Performer Magazine attests Great Divide is, “Rock n’ soul custom-made for a sweaty live setting.”  Fitting, as the band is about to head back out on the road in support of their new album.  A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Nationally available in stores and online today, Slightly Stoopid releases a special HD DVD + 2 CD set recorded live at TRI Studios (San Rafael, CA), featuring guest artists Bob Weir, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Karl Denson, Don Carlos, and a rare interview segment moderated by Tommy Chong and Weir.

Just as summer is heating up, the folks at Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Festival are already putting the finishing touches on their fall-time event. Set to take place at Mulberry Mountain in the majestic Ozark Mountains, the music and camping experience will span October 17, 18 and 19 in 2013.

Portland’s Fruition stopped into Shine for a memorable night of strings and songs Friday night, boasting a Naropa vibe and an audience clutching craft brews and camaraderie.

NYC’s summer concert season just got very cool with the Hot Jazz / Cool Garden 2013. Three hot NYC jazz bands will play in Louis’s Garden this summer: Bria’s Hot Five with Bria Skonberg on July 4th – Louis Armstrong’s birthday, Jon-Erik Kellso and the EarRegulars on July 20th and Peter & Will Anderson Sextet on August 17th.  Each concert is at 2:00 pm. Concerts include complimentary red beans n’ rice (Louis’s favorite recipe) & sweet tea.