Bay Area staples and coast-to-coast road warriors, Midnight North, are pleased to announce the release of a new live album, Selections from Levon Helm Studios. The album was recorded live at their show at the iconic barn in Upstate New York on November 9, 2019. The album is due out May 20 on Americana Vibes.
Moonalice, the long-time San Francisco Bay Area improvisational band of masterfully skilled characters led by Roger McNamee, triumphantly played the starring role in the famed Bandshell at Golden Gate Park on December 18 at a celebratory event dubbed, “HOWL: A Collective Cathartic Release Under the Last Full Moon of 2021.”
In an effort to spread some cheer at the end of a hard year, Bay Area musician Jason Crosby safely gathered a cast of all-star musicians at his Sonoma County home to record a holiday show unlike any other.
The never before seen performance features Dan Lebowitz, Steve Adams and Ezra Lipp of California’s own Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO). Fans will be treated to an entirely new take on Vince Guaraldi’s classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Billy Joel’s “Root Beer Rag” and more delightful surprises.
For about 25 years now, “Phil & Friends” has constituted several combinations of like-minded players with extensive Grateful Dead music pedigrees and acumen. On New Year’s Day, 2020, Phil Lesh performed and led a high-spirited, two-set show in the Beach Park, the outdoor performance venue at his Terrapin Crossroads club and restaurant in San Rafael, Calif.
Final Guests Announced for The Chapel's 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Grateful Dead's 'Aoxomoxoa' and 'Live Dead'
The Chapel In San Francisco Announces Special Guests Steve Gunn, Holly Bowling (Phil Lesh & Friends), Alex Bleeker (Real Estate) & Jason Crosby (Phil Lesh & Friends) to join the 50th Anniversary Celebration Of Classic Grateful Dead Albums ‘Aoxomoxoa' & 'Live Dead’ Taking Place Tonight, October 28 & Tomorrow, October 29.
Complete line-ups for each evening are:
October 28 - ‘Aoxomoxoa’
Downtown New York City saw the return of an amazing yearly musical event this past weekend, The Tree of Life Benefit. Created by music lover and activist Robert S. Rosman and his family, Tree of Life gathers big names of the metro jam scene and beyond to deliver memorable nights of collaborative music in an intimate setting. It all raises funds for Ferncliff Manor, a school specializing in the care and treatment of individuals with disabilities.
A collective of two dozen musicians from the Jamband universe today announced a joint New Year’s Resolution to “Conspire to Smile” in 2018.
The project includes a studio album, social media thought experiment and Kickstarter campaign under the moniker “Conspire to Smile” with the intent of kickstarting compassion, smiles and communal strength through song.