Progressive jam giants Umphrey’s McGee‘s return to Las Vegas for the seventh installment of the massively popular UMBowl production was marked once again by a stand-out tour closing dual evening extravaganza where all stops were pulled out and the power given directly to the fans, for better or for worse.
Conductor Matt Butler is a genius! However he got inspired to come up with this idea of improvisational conducting talented musicians was brilliant. The reason that I say this is because it is very pleasant and beneficial to all parties when musicians are happier than the crowd. Everyone wins! There are only a few inspirational times when that happens. I see it when I am at major festivals and musicians are collaborating, or I see it in super jams such as the Everyone Orchestra.
If part of your plan for Warren Haynes’ 25th Christmas Jam was to get in town early to have a leisurely night Thursday at the Asheville Music Hall, Roosevelt Collier and Friends threw a pleasant kink in the plans. Kinks usually get a bad rap but in this case, this evening’s kink was very kind. The Asheville Music Hall is right in the same area as all your favorite Asheville entertainment establishments at 31 Patton Avenue. If you have yet to visit Asheville, you will find the ‘Strangers stopping strangers, just to shake their hand.” f
Incidental Animals featuring Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident, Dan Lebowitz, Steve Adams, and Dave Brogan of ALO, plus Jen Hartswick of Trey Anastasio Band, will make their incendiary performance debut this November. The recently-formed quintet will perform selections from the SCI and ALO repertoires, songs from their solo catalogs, as well as covers.
Moksha has announced the dates for their upcoming spring tour. The Las Vegas jamband will feature an All-Star guest horn section in Jen Hartswick, Peter Apfelbaum, and Skerik. They’ll get started in Salt Lake City on March 28 before making their way throughout the Western United States, including four nights in Colorado and two nights in Oregon.
New Year's Eve with Phish at Madison Square Garden has become it's own cult holiday in the Big Apple, as are the notorious after-parties. The jamband bliss will rage long after the ball has dropped this year, when Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk and the Jennifer Hartswick Band host a post-Phish afterparty just a few blocks up from MSG at Stage 48.
The Revivalists from New Orleans and 2011's Best Emerging Artist by Gambit Magazine and Chicago's all star 6-piece, Van Ghost, featuring Jennifer Hartswick from The Trey Anastasio Band will co-headline together at Bayou Cafe in Albany, New York on Saturday, November 17, 2012. Tickets can be purchased for $10-$12 and are available by visiting here. Bayou Cafe is located at 79 North Pearl Street Albany, NY 12207.
The Trey Anastasio Band, or TAB as it is affectionately called by many, breezed into Columbus, OH on Saturday for the third show on the tour and the third in consecutive nights for the Phish frontman and his 7-piece band, and if anyone thought there would be a fatigue factor from three days of travel and shows, TAB would put them to rest quickly and decisively. Heck, the tour is in support of TAB's new album, aptly named Traveler, and Trey has been on the road
Soulive was in Boulder, at the Fox Theatre, all weekend long! "Snowlive," a three-day event, presented by KGNU, KGNC, and The Colorado Daily, featured mid-day workshops and three nights of shows. The workshops were run by the members of Soulive and focused on songwriting, expanding musical vocabulary, sound engineering, and the art of being a band.
The Bear Creek music festival at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park was a fun filled sensual delight from the tingling chill of a Friday night freeze, the warmth of the campfire, fuzzy bear costumes all around, campfire smoke whimsically dancing through the air, laser light spectacles such as green naked lady outlines surfing through the trees, and did I mention the music? Destination Funkytown. Houston, we have landed. Bear Creek kept us movn and groonvn all night long.