I had no idea what to expect with John Mayer on lead taking on the biggest shoes to fill in music -- but I made it to Dead & Company’s first show and entered Albany’s Times Union Center with an open mind.
Singer, songwriter, and trombonist Natalie Cressman sets out in a fresh direction that goes well beyond the frontiers of jazz in her upcoming TRACES tour of the Midwest. Making stops in La Crosse, WI, Minneapolis, MN, Chicago, IL, and Grand Rapids, MI, Cressman will be joined by trumpeter Ivan Jackson, guitarist Mike Bono, bassist Jonathan Stein, and drummer Michael Mitche
Vine Street Vibes hit the Colorado jam scene running with their explosive and innovative approach to jam, funk, and livetronica. Beginning in late 2012, the band has pioneered a unique sound of their own incorporating saxophone, percussion, and various electronic elements into jam band music, which the band calls Electro Space Funk.
In their almost two decades of electrifying live shows, singular studio work and relentless drive to explore the frontiers of the bluegrass sound, the only thing Yonder Mountain String Band can't seem to do is stop. Their most recent studio recording, 2015's stellar Black Sheep, has added to an already impressive collection of the band’s original compositions and is easily their most sonically varied and accessible release to date.
It's all green lights from here as we make our way toward the November 20th release of FARE THEE WELL: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF GRATEFUL DEAD. Take a sneak peek at this rousing rendition of "West L.A. Fadeway" from July 4th, pulled from the Dead.net exclusive Complete version which features full audio and video from all three shows along with behind-the-scenes footage and intermission music by Circles Around The Sun.
Music and Arts festival The Mad Tea Party Jam, presented by Appalachian Jamwich, has announced the dates for their 5th annual event. The unique 3-day festival will take place June 16-19, 2016, at a new venue, Four Quarters Interfaith in Artemis, PA. This premiere venue of the Northeast features shaded camping, showers, flushing toilets, swimming holes, and a beautiful "vibration" built by years of spiritual love and respect for the land.
Joe Marcinek Band is hitting the road this December and will be making stops in Columbus OH, Covington KY, Syracuse NY, Buffalo NY and Cleveland OH. Joe Marcinek Band’s December tour will feature Joe Marcinek on guitar, Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) on bass, Holly Bowling on keys and Pete Koopmans on drums. Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident) will join the Columbus and Covington shows on percussion. Michelangelo Carubba (Turkuaz) will join as percussion for Syracuse, Buffalo and Cleveland shows. Punk-pop electronic duo, ROAR!