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Railroad Earth CD Release Party at Ogden Theatre June 13-14

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:

May 24 DelFest Cumberland MD
May 25 Hookahville Thornville OH
June 01 2008 Crawfish Festival Augusta NJ
June 04 The Orange Peel Asheville NC
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 11 The Crossroads Kansas City KS
June 13-14 Ogden Theatre Denver CO CD Release Party!
June 16 The Paladium Salt Lake City UT
June 17 The Big Easy Concert House Boise ID
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
July 27 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Hillsdale NY
August 01 Dunegrass Festival Empire MI
August 02 Silver Maple Music Festival Comstock Park MI
August 13-14 YarmonyGrass Bond CO
September 04 9:30 Club Washington DC
September 05 The Fillmore at the Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia PA
September 06 The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza New York NY
September 16 The Cabooze Minneapolis MN
September 17 The Englert Theater Iowa City IA
September 19-20 Fox Theater Boulder CO
September 23 Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach CA
September 26-27 The Fillmore San Francisco CA

Keller Williams Releases REX

Guitarist/singer/songwriter Keller Williams offers up a live, digital-only release titled REX (Live at the Fillmore).  The recording captures a very special live performance by Grateful Grass - a project featuring Williams, Keith Moseley (The String Cheese Incident), and Jeff Austin (Yonder Mountain String Band) - performing not-so-traditional bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead favorites.  The collection, recorded February 8, 2006 at Denver's

Dark Star Orchestra Live Webcast - Archive Soon!

Dark Star Orchestra and The Grateful Web  teamed up to provide a streaming video broadcast of  May 4th, 2008's performance at The McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR.   Grateful Web will post the archive soon.

<<<  ARCHIVE COMING SOON - check back for a link to the video file. >>>

 

We encourage you to leave comments on this page about the webcast experience you are having.  Any suggestions and/or ideas are very much welcome!

Art Space Talk: Alex Grey

Alex Grey is an artist specializing in spiritual and psychedelic art (or visionary art) that is sometimes associated with the New Age movement. Alex Grey is a Vajrayana practitioner. His oeuvre spans a variety of forms including performance art, process art, installation art, sculpture, and painting. Grey is a member of the Integral Institute.

The Merlefest Experience

I arrived in the small town of Wilkesboro, North Carolina on Saturday morning.  Wilkesboro is not the type of town you really notice or generally have any cause to stop in.  In some many ways the town's 10,000 or so residents probably prefer it that way, you don't live in this kind of town if you like hearing your neighbor's TV at night.  But last weekend was a weekend that you did want to pull off the highway, because just a few miles off the highway the country's top bluegrass and folk talents gathered to an adoring crowd that was more

STS9 Announces Red Rocks and Western Dates

photos by Phil Emma- for the Grateful Web

STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), who will be on tour this summer is support of their soon-to-be released studio album peaceblaster, announces the last leg of their travels which includes stops in Berkeley, CA,  Portland, OR and Seattle, WA.  The summer will culminate with two huge headlining shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.  Their western itinerary also offers two intimate, always popular "Fan Club" shows in San Francisco, CA and Boulder, CO.

A complete list of STS9's Western U.S. appearances is as follows:

August 15 The Independent San Francisco, CA (fan club show)
August 16 The Greek Theatre Berkeley, CA with two special guests TBA
August 22 McMenamin's Edgefield Portland, OR with special guests Blackalicious
August 23 Marymoor Amphitheatre Seattle, WA with special guests Blackalicious
September 04 Boulder Theatre Boulder, CO (fan club show)
September 05 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO with special guests Talib Kweli and others TBA
September 06 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO with special guests Ghostland Observatory and Bassnectar

Tickets for Fan Club shows are only available as a two/three day pass with purchase of the Greek/Red Rocks shows and are only available through STS9 ticketing.  Please visit www.sts9.com for more information.

All shows on-sale now at www.sts9.com and on-sale locally through TicketMaster at www.ticketmaster.com beginning May 3rd, 2008.

For the month of July, touring heavyweights STS9 and Umphrey's McGee team up for what promises to be one of the hardest-hitting tours of the summer. This co-bill will feature extended sets by both bands, and will stop in Midwest and east coast cities throughout the month of July.  Look, also, for very special late night sets by each band in select markets, including Philadelphia, Raleigh, Madison, Chicago, and NYC.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 and Umphrey's McGee tour stops in the following cities:

July 10 Willow Island Centre Madison WI
July 10 Barrymore Theatre  Madison, WI (STS9 AFTER PARTY)
July 11 Live on the Levee St. Louis MO  FREE SHOW!
July 12 Westfair Amphitheatre Omaha NE
July 15 Moonlite Gardens Cincinnati OH
July 16 Innsbrook Pavilion Glen Allen VA
July 17 Promowest Pavilion Columbus OH
July 18 White River Lawn Indianapolis IN
July 19 Charter One Pavilion Chicago IL
July 19 House of Blues Chicago IL (STS9 AFTER PARTY)
July 23 Higher Ground  Burlington VT (STS9 Only)
July 24 Roseland Ballroom New York NY
July 24 Blender at Gramercy New York NY (STS9 AFTER PARTY)
July 25 Festival Pier at Penn's Landing Philadelphia PA
July 25 Fillmore at TLA Philadelphia PA (UMPHREY'S AFTER PARTY)
July 26 Bank of America Pavilion Boston MA
July 27 Pier 6 Concert Pavilion Baltimore MD
July 30 House of Blues Myrtle Beach SC
July 31 Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary NC
July 31 Lincoln Square Theatre  Raleigh NC (UMPHREY'S AFTER PARTY)
August 01-August 02 Masquerade Music Park Atlanta GA

Dubbed "...one of the country's most intriguing, innovative outfits around" by XLR8R Magazine, STS9 steps out this summer armed with their brand-new, highly anticipated studio album, peaceblaster. To be released in summer 2008 on their own label 1320 Records, the new album will feature never-before heard tracks that artfully mirror the intensity of STS9's live shows, while preserving the musical intricacies of past studio albums that critics and fans have touted.   peaceblaster comes nearly three years after their acclaimed 2005 releases , Artifact & Artifact: Perspectives , both of which were named in iTunes list of top albums of the year.

After a flurry of industry attention, STS9 retreated from the limelight to do what they love most:  play music. On the touring front, STS9 reached number 29 on Pollstar Magazine's "PULSE Charts" of the country's top touring artists. The band has shared the stage with a diverse range of acts including Jurassic 5, Tortoise, Digable Planets, RJD2, De La Soul, The Brazilian Girls, Prefuse 73, John Butler Trio, Blackalicious, G. Love & Special Sauce, Saul Williams, Soulive, Cut Chemist, Xavier Rudd and many others, and has played such festivals as Austin City Limits Festival, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Winter Music Conference, and Vegoose Festival.  Recently, the band sold out a 4 night headlining run at Atlanta's Tabernacle, and a 2 night run at Denver's Fillmore Auditorium.

Medeski, Martin & Wood, and the Wood Brothers: Day 1 of my Magical Mystery Weekend

Boulder loves the jazzy funk, no doubt about it, and at the top of the fan club is Boulder's college student population.  So what better place for a jamfest featuring Medeski, Martin & Wood and the Wood Brothers than in the heart of young hipsterville, right?

MONOLITH Announces 2008 Line-Up

MONOLITH FESTIVAL presented by Esurance returns to Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday September 13 and Sunday September 14.  The festival, which debuted in 2007 as the first multi-day, multi-stage festival ever held at Colorado's beloved outdoor venue, was instantly adopted as an indie fan favorite and a staple of the summer festival season.

Ben Harper with The Nightwatchman May 1st!

photos by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

Ben Harper will join The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello acoustic) along with special guests Perry Farrell, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill and more on Thursday, May 1st at Park West in Chicago for the Justice '08 Tour!  He'll play a special three-piece set backed by Innocent Criminals Juan Nelson on bass and Oliver Charles on drums.

Tickets are on sale now for only $10 at Ticketmaster.  All proceeds go to the Justice Fund.

Visit www.benharper.net and www.nightwatchmanmusic.com for more info.

Leftover Salmon REVISED 2008 Spring update

photo by Sam Holloway- for the Grateful Web

Leftover Salmon will be back on the circuit again this summer. 2008 is shaping up to be one of the biggest festival season's ever. Salmon will be partaking in a handful of these and we look forward to seeing you all there.

The band will kick off a string of festivals dates at Wakarusa in Lawrence, KS. This will be the first time the band has played Wakarusa since its inaugural year. Then it's back to Telluride for the first time in 5 years celebrating 35th year of Telluride Bluegrass.

Denver will host the largest festival Colorado has ever seen at Dick's Sporting Goods Park produced by AEG Live, we are excited to be apart of this inaugural festival and massive line up! 10,000 Lakes Festival welcome Salmon back for the first time since it inception in 2003! Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival just added!

Returning to so many great events and helping kick off a new one here in our home state has us all thinking Festivaaalll!

June
7+8 Wakaursa Festival - Lawrence, KS
20   Telluride Bluegrass - Telluride, CO
July
20   Mile High Music Festival - Denver, CO
26   10,000 Lakes Festival - Detroit Lakes, MN

Just Added!
August
2   Dune Grass Festival - Empire, MI
September
12 Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival - Ozark, Arkansas


In other news...

Look for Vince and Great American Taxi on the road. info at www.greatamericantaxi.net   

Drew Emmitt will be touring this summer with good friend Billy Nershi and their new band the Emmitt-Nershi Band. Check out all confirmed dates at www.emmittnershiband.com .

Hey Folks...
Don't forget about Del Fest! Both Drew and Vince will be performing in various projects (Taxi, Emmitt/Nershi, sit-ins, etc) over the Memorial Day weekend. The first annual Del Fest will take place in Cumberland Maryland. Go to the festival website here.

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