2012 has been a transformational year for mankind. As I'm lying in bed drifting into sleep to the soundtrack of Jimi Hendrix's, 'Are You Experienced,' it dawns on me how similar the movements of 2012 have been to the concepts behind much of the music that transpired during the Summer of Love.
Guitar-master, educator, and songwriter Eric Lambert returns to Colorado for the first time since performing at the 2011 Rockygrass festival. He has been on the move since then, and this time, he is bringing his own brand of original Acoustic-Americana dance music to the Front Range. Accompanied by a talented casts of musicians, Eric Lambert & Friends will be traveling up and down Colorado’s Front Range, from Nov. 24 – Dec.
Electronic band Lotus announces the first leg of the 2013 national tour, the biggest outing the group has done to date (schedule below). The 5-piece will hit the road in support of the forthcoming album on SCI Fidelity Records. Details on the release will be announced in the coming weeks.The first part of the trek finds them hitting the Northeast including two New York City shows: Manhattan’s Best Buy Theater and Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory. From there, Lotus heads to the Midwest for shows in Cleveland, Columbus, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and more.
The 6th Annual Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival is just around the corner and today event producers release the daily stage performance schedule. With more than 50 artists on the lineup – many of who will perform multiple sets throughout the weekend – music runs nearly round-the-clock at Bear Creek.
The last time I saw Lotus was in April 2010 at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO where my friend – who I treated to the show - had the unfortunate experience of a bicycle accident on his way home afterwards. I’ll never forget the phone call I received the next day when he described the accident; it still makes me laugh.
Catskill Chill Music Festival is getting the party started early with Catskill Chill Wednesday Jams, live at Sullivan Hall in New York City every Wednesday in August (there are 5!). As official house band of the celebration, FiKus will play each week and the lineups will be filled in with Chill Family artists who are slated to play this year's Catskill Chill Music Festival at Camp Minglewood in Hancock, NY.