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Wakarusa 2007 Photos!

Submitted by gratefulweb on Mon, 07/16/2007 - 7:00 pm

Greetings All:

Grateful Web is currently putting together our review of the Wakarusa 2007 festival.  In the mean time, we invite you to check out some of the wonderful photos Amanda took on behalf of Grateful Web, including great band photos of Widespread, Yonder Mountain, Michael Franti, and tons of great festival-goer shots.   Her write-up will be coming soon…

Wakarusa 2007 photos!

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Donna Jean and the Tricksters

Submitted by press on Mon, 07/16/2007 - 10:20 am

Donna Jean Thatcher (Godchaux MacKay) was born to sing, and over the course of time she's done so with people like Elvis Presley, Percy Sledge, Boz Scaggs, and Jerry Garcia. Now she has a new band that she's quite certain is on a creative par with anything she's ever done. "This band is a perfect fit for me as a singer/songwriter," she said recently, "and I hope to be doing this for a long time to come.

Dumpsta-Divin' with Ivan Neville

Submitted by Janie Franz on Sun, 07/15/2007 - 10:04 am

Grateful Web recently caught up with Ivan Neville while he was in Maryland. The phone interview had to be postponed for two hours while Neville enjoyed some crab cakes, reputed to be the best in the country. "I'm in Baltimore " he said. "You've got to have crab cakes, and I want to give them my full attention." While his meal was digesting, he spoke about his new band, Dumpstaphunk......

Jon Cleary On New Orleans Music: Part Two

Submitted by Janie Franz on Sat, 07/14/2007 - 10:28 pm

British-born keys player Jon Cleary now makes New Orleans his home where he has immersed himself in a social structure that lives and breathes music. He offers a unique perspective on the cultures that produced New Orleans popular music.

"In New Orleans, music is such an important part of the culture here," says Cleary. It is what first attracts people, not only to visit, but to live there as he has done. "They fall in love with it because they love the culture," he says.  "Music is the soundtrack of your social life in New Orleans."

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