Circles Around The Sun

It could be argued that the very best art is a reflection of the times—and reflect is exactly Jeremy Garrett, the Infamous Stringdusters’ fiddle player, did when he sat down to write “I Didn’t Know” with legendary bluegrass songsmith Jon Weisberger. “This song was written during the pandemic and just after George Floyd was murdered,” says Garrett.

SKULL & ROSES is a four-day festival exploring unique Interpretations of Grateful Dead music & the community that surrounds it. The festival was postponed in 2020 and is looking forward to its grand return for the 4th - and what is sure to be the best - installment so far at the holy grail of the West Coast Grateful Dead scene, the Ventura County Fairgrounds (California), from April 7-10, 2022.

Today, Marcus King's rendition of Neal Casal's "No One Above You" (listen/share) becomes the sixth single released from Highway Butterfly: The Songs Of Neal Casal, a forthcoming 41-song tribute to the late songwriter and musician who passed away in August 2019.

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The Neal Casal Music Foundation and Osiris Media have announced the launch of Highway Butterfly: The Stories of Neal Casal—a companion podcast that will be presented in the leadup to the release of tribute album Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal.

Circles Around the Sun have announced a September tour with appearances across the West Coast, Pacific Northwest and Colorado. It's the first extensive run of shows in the Western half of the U.S. with new guitarist Scott Metzger. Earlier this year, the Brooklyn-based musician was officially named the permanent replacement for founding member Neal Casal who passed away in August 2019.

The Neal Casal Music Foundation (NCMF) continued its mission of donating musical instruments to students with a gift of guitars, amplifiers, a keyboard and other accessories to Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway, NJ where the late musician graduated in the class of 1987. The gear presented to Morris Knolls was purchased by NCMF through funds raised from outreach to Casal's extensive fanbase, as well as, the foundation's arrangement of a donation from iconic instrument manufacturer, Fender Guitars.

Today, Neal Casal's final two solo recordings, "Everything Is Moving" and "Green Moon" (listen/share) have been released across all digital music platforms. An accompanying video for "Everything Is Moving," directed by Ray Foley and featuring footage of Casal from throughout his career, has also been made available (watch/share).

Over the past few weeks, a sublime musical connection went on tour, hitting a series stages throughout the northeast: Psychedelic groove band Circles Around The Sun performing with lead guitarist Scott Metzger. This past weekend, the foursome took the show to none other than Ardmore Music Hall, where they played to a packed, super receptive crowd, playing one of their best showings yet.

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