Forty Below Records announces an October 27 release date for the special gatefold two-LP vinyl set from the legendary “Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall, of his universally-acclaimed album, A Special Life, distributed by Sony/RED. The new album was recorded last November at Entourage Studios in North Hollywood and was produced by Mayall, with co-production, engineering and mixing by Eric Corne. A Special Life also boasts original cover art and design created by John Mayall.
iCitizen, a non-partisan group promoting political awareness, has created an app that connects people with relevant political issues and allows voters to be confident and aware about their vote. iCitizen has spent the summer at various festivals and concerts, alongside HeadCount registering voters. Grateful Web recently interviewed iCitizen to get the full story.
GW: What is iCitizen?
Americana rockers Buffalo Stack announce the release of their official music video for “Maryanne,” which comes off their debut self-titled album, available now. The soulful band draws influences from every era of Rock & Roll, blending shades of blues and roots. Buffalo Stack creates a harmonious sound when raw, emotional vocals are merged with powerful instrumentals which include guitar, keys and the fiddle.
The fourth and final Dave's Picks release of 2014 heeds the long awaited call for one of the best shows of the coveted year of 1977. A top candidate for release for many years, Grateful Dead archivist extraordinaire Dick Latvala wrote of 11/4/77, "this show must have destroyed everyone's mind, with the unique material ("Dupree's Diamond Blues" & "Aiko Aiko") and great performance.
GRAMMY® Award-nominated banjo virtuoso Noam Pikelny's critically acclaimed album, Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe, won "Album of the Year" at the 25th International Bluegrass Music Awards (Raleigh, NC: Oct. 2, 2014). An extremely rare nod for an all-instrumental recording, Pikelny also won the award for "Banjo Player of the Year".
Drummer/percussionist Jason Hann of EOTO and the String Cheese Incident recently took time out his on the run touring schedule to speak with the Grateful Web’s John Schumm. Currently in the midst of EOTO’s multi-month spanning Outer Orbit Tour, the all-live improvisational electronic duo continues to enhance the audio and visual front they’ve helped revolutionize.
Buffalo’s New York’s favorite groove rock act Aqueous will release their 3rd studio effort - Cycles - on October 21 2014. Fans can pre-order the album now via the bands merch page http://aqueous1.bandcamp.com/merch and physical copies will be available at fall shows starting October 23.
Marca Cassity's fourth independent release, "Songs from the Well" (Release date: Oct. 7, 2014) is a tribally-funded collection of 11 folk rock spirit songs, that delivers a positive message with Native nuances that speaks to overcoming hardship through resilience, in connection to nature, humor, love, compassion, spirituality, and heritage.
After the ambitious idea of working with a new promoter and having a three day outdoor run at Denver’s Sculpture Park, then Ruby Hill Park did not work out, because of permit issues for the new venues, the Disco Biscuits settled for a tried and true venue, the Ogden Theater, with their usual promoter who moved shows around to accommodate the laborious situation. Colorado is like a second home to these city boys from Philadelphia, so when they come to town, it is a weekend full of friends, parties, dancing, and prodigious music.