Somewhere between space funk and carnival time resides the music of Georgia-based jamband, Perpetual Groove. The current lineup of Brock Butler (guitar/vocals), Adam Perry (bass), Albert Suttle (drums), and Matt McDonald (keys/vocals) exploded onto the live music scene in 2001 and have since gained quite a devoted following. Electrifying performances at festivals such as Wakarusa
Guitar player, bass player, virtuoso, jazz and blues legend, and magician are all titles that describe the sorcery that Charlie Hunter creates so effortlessly on stage. Taught originally by guitarist Joe Satriani with a $7 guitar in Berkeley, and since then collaborated with dozens of incredible musicians, Hunter has certainly made his mark at a young age as a guitar great.
I have always felt that moe. had never truly gotten the respect that they gratefully deserve. It is slowly dawning on fans of the jamband and other scenes that moe is for real. Coming off the release of an amazing new album The Conch, that even Rolling Stone gave 4 out of 5 stars to, moe. came to Philly to rock. So did the fans.
Over the years I have found Keller Williams' live shows to be an exciting spectacle of his unique musical talent, full of interesting and catchy songs. However, I have felt that his studio releases have lacked the same energy and substance. His vocal style can sometimes be redundant and his signature guitar playing has lost some variation. With the release of Dream that has all changed, mostly in part to the dream team of artists he assembled to collaborate o
After listening to the mini-album 18 Steps I begun to question Trey Anastasio's choice of track listings for the release Bar 17, his latest studio project distributed this October. There are some real gems here that probably should have made the cut for the major release, and may have been better received choices that some of the sleepers on Bar 17.