Vintage League Music is proud to announce their spring 2019 release schedule including a live album from London’s Crowd Company, and debut studio albums from label founder Alan Evans and trio Ae3. To celebrate the upcoming albums, the label has re-designed their website and is re-launching it this week. You can learn more at www.vintageleaguemusic.com.
What better way to end your St. Paddy's Day than with some funky good times at The Fox Theatre!? If James Brown is the Godfather of Soul, The Meters are without a doubt the Forefathers of Funk. Meters' legendary bassist George Porter Jr. with special guest Joe Marcinek will be on the hill in Boulder to tap off your day.
When John Rider helped form Max Creek in 1971, he envisioned not just a band, but a community to welcome and embrace people who couldn’t quite fit in— people like himself, who found the mainstream to be an uncomfortable and constricting place. He saw Max Creek, he said recently, as “a vehicle for the dreams of musicians, artists, poets or anyone else with a vision.” Nearly 50 years later, that dream endures.
Hey, Baby Boomers! You’ve Already Destroyed the Planet and Wrecked Democracy, So How About You All Just F#%K Off and Die Already?
As a dead center member of Generation X, I know all too well what it’s like to live with the Baby Boomers’ bullshit for, well, ever. As a kid growing up I had to endure their hijacking of pop culture long after their ideas and youth and influence were actually relevant. I’ve had Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and the Rolling Stones shoved down my throat as the gold standard for rock and roll for as long as I’ve been able to draw breath. Jimi Hendrix is the greatest and there is no disputing it.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee Bobby LaVell gained an interest in music while in high school. He became proficient on the Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet and Piano while pursuing formal musical studies at Memphis State (now the University of Memphis), and Shelby State College. Bobby also studied and became proficient as an arranger and composer during that time. Bobby' s formal education continued with composition studies with Bob Brookmeyer and Manny Albam at the B.M.I. Jazz Composers Workshop.
On Thursday, May 2nd, 2019, Vermont-based Twiddle and Baltimore-based Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will co-headline the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a historic moment in the history of both bands. "What's really cool about this show is that we and the Pigeons have been friends and playing together for years when we were drawing 200 people and now, 5 years later, we are headlining Red Rocks together," shares Mihali Savoulidis of Twiddle.
Here we go! It's hard to believe that in less than 90 days our John Hartford Memorial Festival family will be gathering in the hills and hollers of Bean Blossom, IN to celebrate life with music and to honor our namesake, John Hartford, for the 9th consecutive time.