Tony Furtado's new album, Thirteen, streets January 23 and features Jim Dickinson (Big Star, Replacements ), Dusty Wakeman (Anne McCue, Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam ) and producer Craig Schumacher (Neko Case, Calexico, Iron & Wine ). Tony is presently conducting phone interviews from his home base of Portland, Oregon.
I never understood the notion of the critic. Who takes the time and effort to write about something they don't like? I have always tried to use the written word to elevate, not dissect or discredit. So it's with some trepidation that I set out to discuss RatDog's two night stand at (to borrow from the great Neil Peart) the "obnoxious local bank" theater (near Westbury Music Fair) on October 31st and November 1st in Westbury, NY.
Almost an afterthought to a long weekend in 2000, Particle was born on a boat cruise in the San Francisco Bay to commemorate what ended up being Phish's first hiatus. The then-unnamed Particle ended up surprising everyone on the boat cruise with their fresh sound and original compositions.
The fourth annual 10,000 Lakes Festival (10KLF) kicked off on a mild Wednesday evening at the Soo Pass Ranch of Detroit Lakes, MN. The four-day bonanza of music and entertainment has matured into a full-fledged mainstay on the summer tour circuit for headliners and up-and-coming regional acts alike. While cars rolled in all day and night into Thursday morning, visitors set up their temporary homes, and neighborhoods, with extensive attention to detail evident from the picnic tables, screened porches, tiki torches, hammocks, and other simple pleasures they brough
In jam rock, the line between imitation and evolution can be woefully blurry. Often, the farther the bands and the scene get from the Grateful Dead seed, the harder the listener has to work in order to derive an original experience from the music.
Driving drums, noodling bass, swirling guitars and thin vocals rushing through stoner lyrics - we've all been there. And by and large, we like it there. Comfort candy for the ears.
But back at the source, something old is new again. Welcome to the Swamp.
Harvest Jam is one of the most anticipated fall festivals in the Midwest as this temporary musical city pulls folks from all over the region into Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio for a weekend of continuous music and entertainment October 5 - 7.
We need not recap the 11 year history of this wondrous event, held for five years now at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY. We need no account of the heartfelt and soulful preparation put in by the original "Deadhead Heaven" promoters, Terrapin Tapes and Dupree's Diamond News, to commemorate the life and music of Jerry Garcia. These details have been covered numerous times in other reports. All we need is to be here