LOTUS LIVE @ The Fox Theater | 2008

For those of us lucky enough not to be stranded outside the Fox Theatre Saturday night waving a pointer finger in the air over our head attempting to trade our way into another sold out show, Lotus brought a non-stop dance party.

Dark Star in Boulder (4.16.2008)

photos by Mike Moran- for the Grateful Web

Dark Star Orchestra is playing 3 nights at the Fox Theater in Boulder this week.  Last night was the first of three and Grateful Web was on hand to snap some pictures.  Dark Star choose 4.2.1990 from the Omni in Atlanta, GA.  It was a pretty night with a light snow and the always packed and plenty warm Fox Theater.  We'll be there again tonight, so look for more pictures tomorrow.



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Langerado Part II

As I said, I had gone back to camp earlier to make sure things were as secured as possible and to attach the tent to the car just in case I needed to sleep in there that night. Good thing I had.  I awoke about 4 a.m. to raging winds and wicked rain.  I seemed securely attached…for now. The wind was blowing so hard that my tent was beginning to lean sideways.

Upcoming Kan'Nal Tour Dates

photos by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

Kan'Nal is an authentic Rock & Roll band. Formed through natural evolution across 4 countries, 6 years, and 10's of thousands of miles traveled. The sound is rock & roll infused with a primal tribal core. Tribal Psychedelic Rock.

The core 5 members of Kan'Nal came together over a 2 year period between 2002 - 2004. All were on solo backpacking missions though Mexico and Central America when their paths crossed. First Lead Singer/Songwriter TZOL met TIERRO (lead guitarist) in a small town in Guatemala. Cut off from the outside world, San Marco, Atitlan was the perfect spot for the two to work on their musical direction. The 1st CD was conceived and later that year delivered in a studio in Toronto Canada.

Tzol and Tierro returned to that same town in Guatemala almost 1 year later to the day and met Rodolfo (BASS) and Teresita (Performance act/vocals) soon to be core members of the growing tribe. Later that year the 4 headed to the states for a small tour and recruited Rodolfo's life time friend Gilly Gonzalez from San Antonio, TX for drums. Aaron Jerad joined up in the Yucatan Mexico as a didgeridoo.

The band was set... Traveling by foot, hitching, car, jeep, van, bus and plane, the group has now played over 500 concerts since their inception. Highlighted by performances in the ancient Mayan city of Tikal in Guatemala, river side in the jungle palace of Palenque Mexico and high profile rock festivals across America including SXSW, High Sierra, Wakarusa, Earthdance, Burning Man and many more.

Their talent, drive and potential was recognized by Colorado producer Dik Darnell (John Denver, Earth, Wind and Fire, Caribou records) in 2005, and his contributions helped push Kan'Nal up to the next level. New CDs were made, and bigger and better tours were taken on. That same year Akayate (performance artist, dancer and costume designer) joined the crew and the bands stage presence was now at seven performers.

Today in 2007 the band Kan'Nal has a hungry passionate fan base across 15 states. Over 10,000 CD's sold, a 6000 plus true fan mailing list, and supporters from all walks of life. The group is about to launch a new CD, a DVD, and a summer tour to back both. All 100% independent. 100% authentic. 100% true to creativity. 100% passionate for music. 100% passionate for life.



2008 Tourdates - Kan'Nal


~Sunday, May 25 - Santa Barbara, CA~


Lightning in a Bottle Festival

~Friday, June 6 - Boulder, CO~  


The MYTH MAGICK Masquerade Ball

Boulder Theater

With special guests:

LionVibes  ~ 9-piece Reggae/Funk/Dub &

Green Spirit Produce ~ P.A. set

~Friday, June 20 - Fort Collins, CO~


Mishawaka Amphitheater

Special guests: Tuatha  ~ Tribal fusion

~Friday, August 1 - Pomeroy, OH~


Wisteria Cornstalk Festival

~Saturday, August 2 - Eugene, OR~


Faerieworlds Festival


Other shows by Members of Kan'Nal

~Friday, May 30 - Albuquerque, NM~

Members of Kan'Nal & Master African drummers Kobianah and Mali


~Saturday, May 31 - Albuquerque, NM~

LUNAR FIRE, Buddhabomb, Future Simple and more!

tix/info for weekend event @ 

~Saturday, June 14 - Denver, CO~ 


Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

~Saturday, June 21 - Berthoud, CO~

LUNAR FIRE & Solo Acoustic set by TZOL

SolFest 2008: A Summer Solstice Tribal Celebration

24 hours of Live Music, Dancing, Fire-Spinning, Drumming

~Sunday, August 3 - Eugene, OR~


Faerieworlds Festival

Live Phish: Durham, NH & Dayton, OH

There is one thing you cannot say about Phish and that would be they never evolved.  From their quirky and overly energetic days in the early 90s to the deep-rhythm grooves and improvisational mastery of the late 90s, the band was always exploring new avenues to show off their craft.  Those differences are apparent in the two new releases from the Live Phish series, which showcase two amazing concerts in their entirety and reflect two important time capsules from their history.

Keller Williams Announces 2008 Summer Dates

Today guitarist/singer/songwriter Keller Williams announces his summer tour dates, which include select plays with his band - Moseley, Droll, and Sipe - and a co-headline tour with longtime friends and musical colleagues Yonder Mountain String Band.

Toubab Krewe Spring Tour 2.0

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Toubab Krewe kicks off the second leg of its U.S. Spring Tour this weekend with shows in Seattle, WA and Portland, OR.  The tour continues from coast to coast, with new dates added throughout the country.


Joining Toubab Krewe onstage for much of its California run will be special guest artist Rayna Gellert on fiddle.  A world renowned fiddle player best known as a member of Uncle Earl, Gellert is a long time friend and musical collaborator who most recently played with the band during its New Year's Eve run in Asheville, NC. Her California guest appearances culminate with an April 18 show at 12 Galaxies in San Francisco as part of the national Green Apple Music Festival.


The tour continues throughout Southern California and the Southwest, where stops include the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Scottsdale, AZ, the House of Blues in Dallas, TX and Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin, TX. From there, the band heads to New Orleans for a run of shows during JazzFest, and then onward to the Northeast. 


Toubab Krewe's May 10 show in New York City has changed venues from the Highline Ballroom to the Blender Theater at Gramercy. This show will feature collaborations with legendary spoken word artist Umar Bin Hassan, known for his groundbreaking work with The Last Poets, Common, Tribe Called Quest, and many others.


Playing several more dates in the Northeast, the band closes things out at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT on May 16, a homecoming show for bassist and native Vermonter Dave Pransky. This summer the band plans to finish up its much anticipated new album with Grammy winning producer Steven Heller, as well as make its first tour of Europe (dates TBA).


Confirmed Dates:


April 11 | Seattle, WA | Tractor Tavern

April 12 | Portland, OR | Goodfoot Lounge

April 13 | Ashland, OR | Mobius

*April 15 | Arcata, CA | Humboldt Brews 

*April 16 | Santa Cruz, CA | Moe's Alley

*April 17 | Petaluma, CA | Mystic Theater

*April 18 | San Francisco, CA | 12 Galaxies (Green Apple Festival)

* With special guest artist Rayna Gellert (Uncle Earl) joining TK on fiddle!

April 24 | San Diego, CA | Winston's Beach Club

April 25 | Redondo, CA | Harvelle's

April 26 | Scottsdale, AZ | McDowell Mountain Music Festival

April 27 | Sedona, AZ | Future Studios

April 29 | Dallas, TX | House of Blues

April 30 | Austin, TX | Stubbs Bar-B-Q

May 3 | New Orleans, LA | Blue Nile (Backbeat Jazzfest Concert Series)

May 4 | New Orleans, LA | House of Blues 

(With special guests The Lee Boys opening).

May 9 | Charlottesville, VA | Satellite Ballroom

May 10 | New York, NY | Blender Theater at Gramercy

(With special guest Umar Bin Hassan (The Last Poets)).

May 13 | Narragansett, RI, | Wheel House

May 14 | Portland, ME | Empire Dine and Dance

May 15 | Newmarket, NH | Stone Church

May 16 | Burlington, VT | Higher Ground

String Summit 2008 at Horning's Hideout

The Northwest's premier acoustic music festival returns for its seventh year to beautiful Horning's Hideout in North Plains, Oregon, on July 18-20.  The event boasts three days of nearly all-acoustic music, culminating each night with main stage performances from musical hosts Yonder Mountain String Band, this year joined by special guest fiddler Darol Anger (David Grisman Quintet, Psychograss) and banjo/guitar virtuoso Danny Barnes (Bad Livers, Tim O'Brien Band).  Yonder Mountain String Band has been called "the

Railroad Earth To Release Amen Corner June 10, 2008

photo by Phil Emma- for the Grateful Web

Anticipation has been building for a new release and for the first time in 4 years, Railroad Earth found themselves back in the studio recording all new material.  It's definitely a home-grown project, much like the band itself.  Railroad Earth's new studio release, Amen Corner, was written and recorded at Lone Croft: an empty, 300 year-old house in New Jersey's rural countryside. What happened inside the building was the experience of a lifetime for the band's members, resulting in an early creative pinnacle of a gifted young band, and an album that is an instant Americana classic. Amen Corner is a collection of crisp and crafted roots, bluegrass, and acoustic sides that resonates in all the right places. The tunes breathe both on and between the notes. They hit you immediately, but then linger like a good buzz.  Look for Amen Corner to hit in June 10, 2008 on SCI Fidelity Records.

Railroad Earth is currently on tour.  Current confirmed tour dates include:

April 11 Warsaw at the Polish National Home Brooklyn NY
April 17 Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry NH
April 18 Pearl Street Northampton MA
April 19 Bearsville Theater Bearsville NY
April 24 Higher Ground South Burlington VT
April 25 East Hartford Community Cultural Center East Hartford CT
April 26 IMAC Theater Huntington NY
May 02 The German House Rochester NY
May 03 Oberlin College Oberlin OH
May 24 DelFest Cumberland MD
May 25 Hookahville Thornville OH
June 01 2008 Crawfish Festival Augusta NJ
June 05 Variety Playhouse Atlanta GA
June 06 Riverbend Festival Chattanooga TN
June 07 Bama Jam Enterprise AL
June 10 Vintage Vinyl St. Louis MO 6pm In-Store Performance
June 10 Blueberry Hill St. Louis MO
June 13-14 Ogden Theatre Denver CO CD Release Party!
June 19 McDonald Theatre Eugene OR
June 20 Crystal Ballroom Portland OR
June 21 The Showbox Seattle WA
July 01 Summerfest 2008 Milwaukee WI
July 03 ROTHBURY Rothbury MI
July 04-05 High Sierra Music Festival Quincy CA
July 13 All Good Music Festival Masontown WV
July 25 Floydfest Floyd VA
August 01 Dunegrass Festival Empire MI
August 02 Silver Maple Music Festival Comstock Park MI
August 13-14 YarmonyGrass Bond CO

Bob Weir and Ratdog at The Beacon Theater

Someone turned over a large rock and roll subculture over the past three night run at "The Beacon Theater", as "Deadheads", "hippies", and "throwbacks", have resurfaced to see "Bob Weir and Ratdog".  No other band in bluegrass, blues, country, folk, reggae, or rock and roll history, has woven such a distinct counterculture and sense of community, other than "The Grateful Dead", and the bands offshoots.  Known to "Deadheads" as "The Dead", the band's inception began in 1965 in San Francisco, California, from a jugband known as "The Warlocks".