Following their successful inaugural tour across Australia and New Zealand in 2017, the pedigree of hallowed '60s trio Cream--Ginger Baker's son KOFI BAKER, Jack Bruce's son MALCOLM BRUCE and Eric Clapton's nephew* WILL JOHNS--have come together for the first time in North America to pay homage to the band's extraordinary legacy with THE MUSIC OF CREAM - 50TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR. The eight-week outing--kicking off September 28 in Ottawa and spanning 34 cities throughout North America this fall--will mark 50 years since the original lineup's farewell U.S. tour of 1968.
Six Chair Productions announced the addition of Trampled by Turtles, Martin Sexton, Joseph, and The Ghost of Paul Revere to the lineup for the third annual Festival at the Farm, presented by Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs at Prowse Farm in Canton, MA September 15-16, 2018.
Before the Dead is by no means an ordinary musical release. This collection of early, and quite-remarkable-they-exist-at-all recordings is a phenomenal delight for many reasons, ones so obvious to any Deadhead I will pay you the respect of not listing them. And yes, the many reasons for which we have all been eagerly awaiting this release are exciting enough within themselves, yet it is the overall palpable essence and holistic sensation that arose in the listening that snuck up on me, as if falling down a rabbit hole, where the history of Jerry and the Grateful Dead becomes the story of how each of us, and all of us, have become who we are. Jerry will never be more accessible than he is here—he is Jerry before he is JERRY; he is a friend sitting in our living room playing music; we are down at the coffeehouse together, meeting up with other friends, slurping joe and jammin’ on the scene.
Prodigious progressive jazz guitarist Julian Lage at age thirty has been playing professionally for the majority of his life. In recent years, collaborations with other innovative virtuosic players such as Nels Cline, Chris Thile, and Chris Eldrige, have broadened his adoring listener base. Julian was gracious enough to catch up with Grateful Web’s Dylan Muhlberg in the midst of an already bustling year of gigs with dozens more across the globe to come.
John Prine’s acclaimed new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, is available today on vinyl. Pressed at Quality Record Pressing in Salina, KS, the record is available in standard 150 gram black as well as two limited edition versions: 180 gram translucent green (LTD 4000, available on tour and via Prine’s webstore/indie retail) and opaque yellow (LTD 500, available exclusively via Vinyl Me, Please).
Acclaimed rock/alt-country quintet Lucero celebrates 20 years together with the announcement of the August 3rd release of their ninth studio album Among the Ghosts (Liberty and Lament/Thirty Tigers). Co-produced and engineered by Grammy Award winner Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Drive-by Truckers), Among the Ghosts was recorded in the band’s home town of Memphis, TN at the historic Sam Phillips Recording Service.
Led by singer-songwriter Bie Karlsson, Bonefish returned in late 2017 with an album of all new material called Atoms. The eleven track Atoms was produced by Max Lorentz and features a wealth of pop-rock and cutting edge, mainstream rock packed with memorable, melodic arrangements.
The 2018 Bonefish lineup is the best one yet with Bie Karlsson (lead vocals and guitars), Matte Norberg (lead guitar, backing vocals), Rasmus Rasmusson (drums, percussion, backing vocals) and Anders Nylle Thoor (bass, lead vocals).
California/Texas-based bluegrass group The Vintage Martins released their debut LP Traveled today on Louisville-based indie label Eastwood Records. PopMatters praised lead single "Ocean" for creating "intricately-crafted, emotive landscapes of lush acoustic sound to get lost in."