The 11th Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball & Tour presents Voodoo Dead on the East Coast, a band that has only ever performed in New Orleans as part of Jazz Fest late-nights in 2015 and 2016. This lineup features Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene [Black Crowes, Phil & Friends], Oteil Burbridge [Dead & Co, Allman Bros.], Jeff Chimenti [Dead & Co, Furthur, The Dead], Wally Ingram[Sheryl Crow Band, Timbuk 3], plus special guest New Orleans-based Papa Mali of 7 Walkers.
Very excited to announce that ZERO will reunite for one special evening on December 29, 2016 at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA. Surviving members of ZERO will bring their explosive dynamic of jazz-rock-electric and psychedelic improvisation to the stage once again. The show features co-founders Steve Kimock & Greg Anton with Bobby Vega, Pete Sears, and special guests that will include ZERO family.
This past Monday, Brooklyn’s Lucius captured the hearts and minds of their audience at Boulder’s Fox Theater with their powerfully emotive set showcasing their sophomore album, Good Grief. I was able to chat with half of the band’s frontwomen duo, Holly Laessig, before their performance to learn more about the new album and tour, and the band’s unique musical (and nonmusical) inspirations.
Personally speaking, this new album of Canadian banjo roots has been helping us feel better. The full-band arrangements of banjo-rooted music are just joyful in nature and even somewhat innocent. It's hard not to get swept up in the spirit of this album, and we think it'll lift your spirits too!