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1st Annual Boulder Roots & Blues Summit at Fox & Boulder Theater

TheBluesMobile.com, 97.3 KBCO, Daily Camera & Colorado Daily are proud to present The 1st Annual Boulder Roots & Blues Summit at the Fox Theatre & Boulder Theater Friday, May 13th through Sunday, May 15th.

Tickets are On Sale Now for the First Annual Boulder Roots & Blues Summit, May 13-15, in historic Boulder, Colorado. The Fox & Boulder theaters are excited to host a taste of the roots & blues between two venues for three days of live music by some of the finest musicians in the industry. Join us at the Boulder Theater each day for the early shows, and then move to the Fox Theatre for the late-night shows.

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The final lineup is as follows:

Friday, May 13:

Lucinda Williams w/ Lionel Young at the Boulder Theater

Vieux Farka Toure and William Elliott Whitmore at the Fox Theatre

Saturday, May 14:

Leon Russell w/ Janiva Magness at the Boulder Theater

Davy Knowles with Hazel Miller Blues Band & Taylor Scott and Another Kind of Magic at the Fox Theatre

Sunday, May 15:

Sheryl Crow at the Boulder Theater

VIP Roots & Blues Summit Pass available Now for $325:

- Receive entry to all shows at the Fox & Boulder Theater May 13 – 15

- VIP Entrance to all shows

- Reserved seating for all shows at the Boulder Theater

- Reserved balcony for all shows at the Fox Theatre

- Limited edition 1st Annual Roots & Blues Summit silk screen poster

- Limited edition 1st Annual Roots & Blues Summit t-shirt

Upcoming Shows @ Boulder Theater | 05.02.11

Here is what we have coming up at the Boulder Theater as of May 2nd.  All shows are ON SALE NOW unless otherwise noted. All additions and changes are in blue.
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BOULDER THEATER:

Tue May 3 Soda Jerk Presents
7:00 pm Danzig
w/ Devildriver & 2 Cents
AA / GA $25 adv / GA $28 dos

Fri May 6 Silverfox Productions, 97.3 KBCO & Marquee Magazine Present
7:00 pm Pearl St. Music Festival featuring
Mason Jennings, The Head and the Heart, Gregory Alan Isakov & Ian Cooke
AA / 2-Day Pass $75
Single Day Tickets Now Available!

Sat May 7 Silverfox Productions, 97.3 KBCO & Marquee Magazine Present
7:00 pm Pearl St. Music Festival featuring
Dr. Dog, Paper Bird & Boulder Acoustic Society
AA / 2-Day Pass $75
Single Day Tickets Now Available!

Sun May 8 Boulder Ballet Presents
10:30 am & 1:30 pm The Little Mermaid - 6th Annual Mother's Day Performance
AA / Student $15 / GA $22 / Reserved $30

Mon May 9 Boulder Weekly, KGNU and Twist & Shout Present
7:00 pm Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
w/ DJ Segue
AA / GA $25 adv / GA $27.50 dos

Fri May 13 TheBluesMobile.com, 97.3 KBCO, Colorado Daily & Daily Camera Present
6:30 pm Boulder Roots & Blues Summit Feat
Lucinda Williams
w/ Lionel Young
21+ / GA $35 / Reserved Balcony $45 / Summit 3-day VIP Pass $325

Sat May 14 TheBluesMobile.com, 97.3 KBCO, Colorado Daily & Daily Camera Present
6:30 pm Boulder Roots & Blues Summit Feat
Leon Russell w/ Janiva Magness
21+ / GA $30 / Reserved $37.50 / Gold Circle $50 / Summit 3-day VIP Pass $325

Sun May 15 TheBluesMobile.com, 97.3 KBCO, Colorado Daily & Daily Camera Present
7:00 pm Boulder Roots & Blues Summit Feat
Sheryl Crow
21+  / GA $69.50 / Reserved $85 / Summit 3-day VIP Pass $325

Sun May 22 97.3 KBCO Presents
6:00 pm eTown
featuring Matt Wertz & Nicole Atkins
AA / GA $19

Thur Jun 2 Square Peg / Sherpa Concerts & Colorado Daily Present
7:00 pm Trailer Park Boys Live: Starring Ricky, Julian & Bubbles
AA / Reserved $30 adv / Reserved $35 dos
SOLD OUT!!

Fri Jun 3 Square Peg / Sherpa Concerts & Colorado Daily Present
8:00 pm Trailer Park Boys Live: Starring Ricky, Julian & Bubbles
AA / Reserved $30 adv / Reserved $35 dos

Sat Jun 4 97.3 KBCO And Twist & Shout Present
7:30 pm Iron & Wine
AA / GA $32.50 adv / GA $35 dos
SOLD OUT!!

Sat Jun 5 The Onion Presents
7:30 pm Richard Cheese & Lounge Against the Machine
AA / GA $25 / Reserved $37.50 / Gold Circle $50

Mon Jun 6 Westword Presents
7:30 pm Bootsy Collins
AA / GA $33.50

Sat Jun 11 Boulder Weekly & Radio 1190 Present
7:30 pm Zoe Keating
AA / GA $17.50 / Reserved $25

Wed Jun 29 97.3 KBCO Presents
6:00 pm eTown
featuring Hot Tuna & Dar Williams
AA / GA $ 22

Mon Jul 4 Red Rocks & Blue II with
8:00 pm Umphrey's McGee
AA / tickets part of Red Rocks 2-Day Package

Fri Jul 22 The Unreasonable Institute Presents:
1:00 pm Unreasonable Entrepreneurs Global Summit
AA / Early Bird $106 / Post 6/24 GA $125

Sun Aug 7 Tower of Power
7:30 pm 21+ / GA $30

Sat Aug 20 97.3 KBCO & Westword Present
7:00 pm B.B. King

21+ / GA $69.50 / Reserved $87.50 / Gold Circle $115

Boulder Roots & Blues Summit

These are just a few of the names that will play the First Annual Boulder Roots & Blues Summit, May 13-15, in historic Boulder, Colorado. The Fox & Boulder theaters are excited to host a taste of the roots & blues between two venues for three days of live music by some of the finest musicians in the industry. Join us at the Boulder Theater each day for the early shows, and then move to the Fox Theatre for the late-night shows.

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The initial lineup is as follows:

Friday, May 13:

Lucinda Williams w/ Lionel Young at the Boulder Theater

Vieux Farka Toure and William Elliott Whitmore at the Fox Theatre

Saturday, May 14:

Leon Russell w/ Janiva Magness at the Boulder Theater

Davy Knowles with Hazel Miller Blues Band & Taylor Scott and Another Kind of Magic at the Fox Theatre

Sunday, May 15:

Sheryl Crow at the Boulder Theater

VIP Roots & Blues Summit Pass available Now for $325:

- Receive entry to all shows at the Fox & Boulder Theater May 13 – 15

- VIP Entrance to all shows

- Reserved seating for all shows at the Boulder Theater

- Reserved balcony for all shows at the Fox Theatre

- Limited edition 1st Annual Roots & Blues Summit silk screen poster

- Limited edition 1st Annual Roots & Blues Summit t-shirt

More Info / Buy Tickets

Boulder Roots & Blues Summit | 5/13 - 5/15

These are just a few of the names that will play the First Annual Boulder Roots & Blues Summit, May 13-15, in historic Boulder, Colorado.  The Fox & Boulder theaters are excited to host a taste of the roots & blues between two venues for three days of live music by some of the finest musicians in the industry.  Join us at the Boulder Theater each day for the early shows, and then move to the Fox Theatre for the late-night shows.

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The initial lineup is as follows:

Friday, May 13:

Lucinda Williams w/ Special Guest at the Boulder Theater

Doors:  6:30 PM

Show:   7:30 PM

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Saturday, May 14:

Leon Russell w/ Janiva Magness at the Boulder Theater

Doors:  6:30 PM

Show:  7:30 PM

Davy Knowles at the Fox Theatre

Doors:  9:30 PM

Show:  10:30 PM

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Sunday, May 15:

Sheryl Crow at the Boulder Theater

Doors:  7:00 PM

Show:  8:00 PM

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VIP Roots & Blues Summit Pass available Now for $325:

-       Receive entry to all shows at the Fox & Boulder Theater May 13 – 15

-       VIP Entrance to all shows

-       Reserved seating for all shows at the Boulder Theater

-       Reserved balcony for all shows at the Fox Theatre

-       Limited edition 1st Annual Roots & Blues Summit silk screen poster

-       Limited edition 1st Annual Roots & Blues Summit t-shirt

-       10% off at George’s Food & Drink attached to the Boulder Theater May 13 – 15

Organ Summit This Weekend At The Iridium Jazz Club

Photo by Jim Eigo- for the Grateful Web

ORGAN SUMMIT Featuring: Joey DeFrancesco, Reuben Wilson, Paul Bollenback, & Byron Landham.  Also, be sure to check out EVERY MONDAY LES PAUL AND HIS TRIO JOHN COLIANNI – PIANO - LOU PALLO – GUITAR, NICKI PARROTT - BASS.

IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB
1650 BROADWAY (Corner of 51st)
NEW YORK, NY 10023
RESERVATIONS: 212-582-2121
http://www.iridiumjazzclub.com/
Sets At 8:30 & 10:30PM (Unless Otherwise Indicated)

Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere Summit Album Streets 7/29

Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere- for the Grateful Web

What would happen if you combined Steve Cropper, the Memphis-weaned Stax guitar powerhouse who also wrote and co-wrote many soul classics, with Felix Cavaliere, the singer, songwriter and keyboardist whose soulful voice and songs helped form the Rascals? The world is about to find out when Stax Records releases Steve Cropper and Felix Cavaliere's Nudge It Up a Notch on July 29, 2008.
 
This soul summit came about as a result of conversations between Cropper and producer/songwriter Jon Tiven. When Tiven moved to Nashville several years ago, he asked Cropper what he was up to. Cropper replied that he was focusing on live dates with Booker T & the MGs and the Blues Brothers, but harbored the desire to record some new music. But who would sing? The answer, it turned out, was Cavaliere, who, like Cropper and Tiven, now lived in Nashville. In fact Cropper and Cavaliere were no strangers: they had, with a few other well-known musicians, put together a band to play special events. The two hadn't written together before, but agreed it would be fun to try.
 
The writing process began at Tiven's Hormone Studios, followed by the recording of two songs, "One of Those Days" (the album's lead track) and "Love Appetite." Drummer Chester Thompson, a veteran of John Fogerty, Frank Zappa, Genesis and Frank Black, signed on as drummer, and suggested a bass player, his friend Shake Anderson, who was Curtis Mayfield's protégé. The assemblage grew to include two backup singers, Mark Williams and N'nandi Bryant. And that was it. No special guest stars. As Tiven wrote in the notes, "This isn't one of those albums where you have to guess who's doing what — every guitar lick is Steve, every keyboard is Felix, and all the songs are originals."
 
Tiven elaborates on the legacies of Cropper and Cavaliere: "Steve Cropper is a guitar player's guitarist but also a songwriter's songwriter," he writes. "If the only thing he did in life was to play producer/co-writer/guitarist for Otis Redding, that would be enough. But he also helmed enough albums that made their mark on American pop culture by artists like Booker T & the MGs, The Blues Brothers, Jeff Beck and John Mellencamp to qualify him as a bona fide national treasure."
 
"And Cavaliere . . .," he adds, "If you were alive in the alive in the mid-to-late '60s, you couldn't go anywhere without hearing his voice and songs are part of his group The Young Rascals (later The Rascals). Their blue-eyed soul dominated the airwaves . . . and gave this country the kind of soul music most folks wouldn't think to associate with a bunch of Long Island Peppermint Lounge expatriates."
 
Nudge It Up a Notch, which was reverently mixed by the legendary David Z, features 12 tracks, including several instrumentals (Cropper having a bit of history in the R&B instrumental department) alongside vocal tracks. On a few tunes the team turned to friends Henry Gross and Tom Hambridge to provide their lyrical spin. One track, "Make The Time Go Faster," embellishes its chunky soul riff with rap passages.
 
"If all this combination of iconic songwriter/performers had to offer was simply the sum of their parts it would be extraordinary," Tiven concludes. "But you put this much flammable material in the room and you don't just get a little heat. You get a bonfire."

STAX REISSUES JOHNNIE TAYLOR'S LIVE ALBUM, ' LIVE AT THE SUMMIT CLUB'

Johnnie Taylor- for the Grateful Web

Johnnie Taylor, one of the greatest soul singers who ever lived, was at the peak of his game on September 23, 1972, when he sang to an effusive crowd at the now-defunct Summit Club in South Los Angeles. The show was captured on tape and will be reissued February 20 by Stax Records as Johnnie Taylor: Live at the Summit Club.

 
The live album, produced by Al Bell, the then-president of Stax Records, was recorded at the time of the historic two-day Wattstax concert at nearby Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.  The Wattstax bill was filled, so Stax put many of its artists into nearby clubs where they were taped and filmed.

 
As well as including his biggest hits ("Who's Making Love," "Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone"), the album contains six previously unreleased tracks that emphasize the blues side of Taylor's repertoire. Label-mate Rufus Thomas said of Taylor in his introduction: "When you speak of blues, this is a man who knows 'em from the letter A to the letter Z."

 
Taylor recorded eight straight Top 10 R&B hits, though by 1971 he had been eclipsed by Isaac Hayes and the Staple Singers as the label's top hitmakers. Eventually he moved from Stax to Columbia, where he enjoyed one more big hit, "Disco Lady," before winding down his recording career at Malaco with steady work on the Chitlin' Circuit.

 
staxWhile this recording found Taylor was at the peak of his faculties, his band unfortunately was not in such top form. The musicians messed up again and again — not so much that the audience really noticed, though Taylor did chastise them from time to time. The flaws and the way Taylor handled them without interrupting the flow make for fascinating — and ultimately satisfying — listening. The Arkansas-born vocalist considered himself "a salesman of songs," and he wasn't about to allow adverse circumstances to prevent him from driving home the messages of six of his biggest hits (including two very different versions of "Steal Away") and extended treatments of the blues songs "Little Bluebird" and "Hello Sundown." Six of the nine performances on the reissue, which was produced by Stuart Kremsky, are entirely new to disc.

 
Concord Music Group, which acquired the legendary Memphis label as part of its purchase of Fantasy Records in 2004, will also honor Stax's 50th year by releasing definitive collections, rare performances, unreleased tracks and more from the Memphis R&B imprint in deluxe new packages. Plans for digital releases, remixes and other projects are also in the works; the anniversary year's releases are slated to include more than 20 CDs and DVDs.

 
In addition, Concord Music Group will reactivate Stax this year as a dynamic new force in contemporary R&B music committed to the continuing the legacy of the original legendary label. The first new Stax signings are Isaac Hayes, Angie Stone and Soulive.