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Hardworking Americans | The First Waltz | Review

It’s hard to use the term super-group without a couple of obvious stigmas surfacing. It usually constitutes musicians who were sensationalized with other bands coming together to benefit off of the novelty of their collaboration with other already successful players. Often the results are under-inspired, a lucrative opportunity to make a quick buck off of an established name. Not every band assembled of already established players constitutes super group.

The Garcia Project Announce Kickstarter

The Garcia Project and Acoustically Speaking is heading out to bring the experience of classic Jerry Garcia Band to the USA!

We love the music that Jerry Garcia created with The Grateful Dead and the Jerry Garcia Band created. All of us in The Garcia Project and Acoustically Speaking are huge fans and are dedicated to providing the best experience possible for everyone.

Anna Vogelang: Pop-Folk Songstress Set to Release 'Driftless'

Anna Vogelzang – the multi-instrumentalist, producer and songstress -- is set to release Driftless on her own Paper Anchor Music. This is the follow up to 2012’s celebrated Canary in a Coal Mine. Amarillo, the first track from the new EP, premiered on BlackBook Magazine’s website on October 17th.

Brian Setzer Donates Gretsch Guitar to Smithsonian

Grammy Award-winning musician Brian Setzer donated his signature orange Gretsch guitar to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History during a ceremony Oct. 17. The replica guitar is evocative of Setzer’s original 1959 Gretsch 6120 “Stray Cat” guitar, for which he raided his Monopoly game for two dice drilled holes in them and attached them to take the place of the missing tone knobs.

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Joe Russo's Almost Dead | Boulder Theater

How many more Dead tribute bands does the scene really need? There’s truly already plenty out there. Even if the music is structured to be boundless and open for continuation, it seems like bands could better serve the music with an improvisational spirit, but playing originals instead of Dead covers. Indeed it takes a special group of musicians who understand the music inside out and have the ability to diversify the extensive catalogue instead of simply parroting it.

Harvest Music Festival 2014 | Day 2

Yet another beautifully sunny day graced us on Friday at Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Music Festival. Not a drop of rain and enough sunshine to charge cell phones (a rarity among the few most recent Harvest festivals.) There is such happiness floating through the campsites and stages, families are playing and wrangling children, and barbeque nachos are in my near future. Life is good.

Harvest Music Festival 2014 | Day 1

People are rejoicing here on Mulberry Mountain this year. After 3 years of poor weather during Harvest Music Festival, it's finally a perfect weekend. Sunny, cool and breezy...I guess climate change is working in our favor right now. Folks are rolling in and setting up camp, but the crowd seems smaller this year, but it's only the second day - and a Friday, to boot.

Under the Willow / SHEL | Abbey Chicago | Review

At the SHEL/ Under the Willow show at the Abbey Chicago on September 24th,  the crowd bubbled over as Erin Donovan spoke of her Irish ancestors and really anyone’s ancestors.  She was describing one of the first songs the band wrote together as the crowd nearly overpowered her amplification.  The song is called Heritage and the music is undeniably spiritual.

Kimock to play Garcia Tribute shows @ Sweetwater

In a repeat of last year’s memorable run, Kimock will bring an outstanding band of friends into Mill Valley’s Sweetwater Music Hall this coming December for three nights – Friday the 5th, Saturday the 6th, and Sunday the 7th – playing from the roots and R & B wing of Jerry Garcia’s repertoire.

Suwannee Hulaween Unveils 2014 Schedule

Silver Wrapper and Purple Hat Productions have unveiled the schedule for the second annual Suwannee Hulaween hosted by The String Cheese Incident over Halloween weekend October 31 – November 2, 2014 at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL.

Schedule: http://bit.ly/1sNjuH

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