December 2016

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On December 7, 2016, a Wednesday evening, A Tribe Called Red sold out Chicago’s Lincoln Hall.  Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, ATCR is turning up the beat on the human tribe’s dance party.  With globalized attention on the water protectors at Standing Rock ND, the time is ripe for ATCR to bring their indigenous music to the masses.

With my belly full of turkey from the day before, I waddled my way out to the wintery streets of Indianapolis to The Vogue Theatre to catch my very first Turkuaz show. And, oh what a show it was! On November 26th, Turkuaz and The New Mastersounds, came to shake the dance floors of Indianapolis. It was a night of firsts for me.

The Fur Peace Ranch offers music and art set in the natural beauty of Meigs County. Conceived in 1989 by Jorma & Vanessa Kaukonen, nestled in the rolling foothills of Southeast Ohio, the Fur Peace Ranch offers weekend music workshops with renowned musicians, Saturday night concerts, Arts and Crafts festivals, the Psylodelic Gallery and the Pho Peace Restaurant.

Donna the Buffalos old school purple tour bus was well known to The Herd across the country. After over a decade of service and after delivering the band safely to thousands of gigs, they decided it is time to retire their beloved purple Eagle tour bus and they just successfully funded a new tour bus through GoFundMe raising over $85,000 in just a few weeks!

Umphrey's McGee returns to Chicago for three year-end concerts. Thursday December 29th at The Riviera Theater (sold out) and Friday/Saturday, December 30th & 31st at The Aragon Ballroom. For tickets: http://www.clubtix.com/umphreys-nye-2016

Celebrated American pianist George Winston will release a cancer research benefit album, Spring Carousel, on RCA Records on March 31, 2017. Spring Carousel features a collection of 15 solo piano compositions written by Winston while in recovery from a bone marrow transplant for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) at City of Hope, in Duarte, California, near Los Angeles. Proceeds from sales of Spring Carousel will directly benefit City of Hope.