The Heavy Pets Holiday Ball Benefiting Miami Beach Youth Music Festival and Lotus House Women’s Shelter
The Heavy Pets host their third annual Holiday Ball at the North Beach Bandshell on Saturday, December 21. One surprise delight that never gets old is finding amazing bands in our own backyard. With Rhythm Foundation’s reputation for presenting international touring artists, we sometimes forget that South Florida is one of the richest musical cauldrons anywhere.
Multiple Guests Join Dark Star Orchestra in Florida: Oteil Burbridge in Pompano Beach, Roosevelt Collier in St. Augustine
On Friday, March 29, DSO performed at the St. Augustine Amphitheater and recreated 3/29/69 from Las Vegas, NV on its 50th anniversary where they were joined by special guest Roosevelt Collier who shared his electric slide skills on 'It Hurts Me Too' & 'Viola Lee Blues'.
On August 11th, Victor Wooten Trio came back once again full force to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom with Roosevelt Collier to amaze their audience once again. As many of you probably know, Victor Wooten holds a reputation as one of the best bassists in the world. By his side, outstanding drummer Dennis Chambers, & powerful saxophonist Bob Franceshini, made for an excellent show.
The second annual Skull and Roses Festival brought Deadheads from all over California, to the Ventura Fairgrounds, for three days of music inspired by The Grateful Dead. The campground area was nearly full by the time the music started early on Friday afternoon, April 6th. Festival publicist Dennis McNally, who was the publicist for the Grateful Dead from 1984-95 choose the spot because of its significance in the history of the Dead.
If you happened to be walking around Williamsburg in the late September weekend, taking in the unseasonably warm weather or grabbing a bite to eat, things would have seemed like any other weekend. Maybe you noticed the matching wristbands of the people walking back and forth along Wythe Avenue, or you saw the groups of people hanging around smoking cigarettes outside a few music venues from early afternoon until late into the night, but nothing that struck you as particularly noteworthy.
“Oh man, Bill Withers, oooh, he just gets me all over, you know?” a middle-aged woman I’d never met revealed to me as we waited for The New Stew to take the stage last night.
In just the second night of their limited run playing Withers’ classic 1973 album, Live at Carnegie Hall, it was clear that all over feeling is likely to spread.
The New Stew is a “super group” of a handful of fine musicians from all genres of music that features Corey Glover (Living Colour, Galactic) on vocals, Roosevelt Collier (The Lee Boys) on Lap Steel/ Pedal Steel, Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band, Royal Southern Brotherhood) on percussion, Dave Yoke (Susan Tedeschi Band, Dr.