Holly Bowling Debuts Phish’s “Miss You” In Honor Of A Lost Life [Audio]

first_imgHolly Bowling is unlike anyone else on the road right now. Playing the music of Phish and the Grateful Dead, the classically-trained pianist captivates audiences nationwide with her takes on jam band giants. Recently, she stopped by the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains, Pennsylvania to honor the life of Jeff Haraschack.The set included special guest appearances from Mike Miz and Justin Mazer on “Bird Song,” which lead into “Estimated Prophet” and into the debut of “Miss You” from Phish’s most recent Big Boat. “Miss You” was written by Trey Anastasio for his late sister, who passed away in 2009. Relatable to all in the room, it was a beautiful nod to the fans there to celebrate the life of their friend.Set List: Holly Bowling | River Street Cafe | Plain, PA | 3/15/17Buried Alive, Cold Rain & Snow > Bathtub Gin > Piper > Steam> * If I Could, Stella Blue **, Bird Song > *** Estimated > Miss You #E: China Cat Sunflower > I Know you Rider# first time preformed by Holly* w/ Piper tease** w/ Mike Miz & Justin Mazer*** w/ Cold Rain & Snow tease[cover photo via Holly Bowling Facebook]last_img read more

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The Motet Hits Boulder For Fox Theater’s 25th Anniversary Month [Photos]

first_imgOut of all the Fox Theatre 25th Anniversary shows I’ve seen this month, Friday’s Motet show takes the cake for the most packed crowd. The sold-out show on the Hill in Boulder was skyrocketing with energy from start to finish. Over the past year, the Motet’s line-up has undergone some changes, and the recent additions of Lyle Divinsky on vocals and Drew Sayers on sax has been nothing short of a blessing. The world-class Colorado funk band never ceases to amaze me, and consistently brings a high-energy dance party to any city they come to party down.A large amount of the material played last night was off the ensembles new album Totem, but there was no shortage of old songs and covers either. “Danger,” “Truth,” and “Know it Too Well” were some of the familiar highlights of the night, with a bouncing off the walls rendition of “Keep on Don’t Stoppin’,” which is off of their self-titled album from a few years back.My highlight of the evening was an unexpected and tasty cover of Prince’s hit “I Feel For You”. The crowd erupted, and the entire 625-person crowd was singing along, while boogying down with their friends and family. Dave Watts is an absolute machine on drums, with Garrett Sayers helping on the rhythm section on bass, and the pair were flawless and unstoppable the entire evening at their hometown throwdown.If you’re attending Fool’s Paradise in Florida later this month, make sure to catch this funky powerhouse for their performance at the beautiful St. Augustine festival. You can also check out photos from the evening below, courtesy of C. B. Klein. Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Students Thank Chance The Rapper In Open Letter For His Donation To Chicago Public Schools

first_imgIn the beginning of March, Chance The Rapper donated one-million dollars to Chicago’s public school system, only reaffirming that he is, in fact, the man. The Chicago-born rapper and former student of Chicago public schools was moved to donate the money for Chicago public schools following major budgets cuts and after a disappointing meeting with Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, in which Chance advocated for the Governor to invest rather than cut funding for schools.As published in Billboard, three 10th grade students from Lake View High School, one of the schools receiving money from Chance’s donation toward the Chicago public school system. The letter thanks him not only for his generous donation but also for advocating to others to do the same, noting the impact his words could have. The students go on to note that Chance continues to give back to his home town, hosting free concerts and donating money as a way to show he truly cares about the city and that fame hasn’t changed him.The letter also addressed gun violence in Chicago, addressing the time that Chance helped stop gun violence for 42 hours in the city using messaging on his Twitter and through local radio stations. The students end the letter by talking about what Chance means to them as non-white students in Chicago: “As minority students we feel ignored and as though we don’t have enough support from bigger influences like you. Being born and raised in Chicago is not easy at all. There are so many stereotypes and restrictions we have as teenagers due to the frequent violence and crimes. Your music puts some at ease because we know that someone cares and someone has experienced these daily struggles too. You and your music have taught us that you can be true to yourself and still be successful, still be self-made.”You can read the full letter for yourself here or below, and if you’re feeling inspired, join Chance by donating to the Chicago Public Education Fund here.First and foremost, we as Chicago Public School students would like to thank you for the supportive donation to our schools. As we all know, CPS has been struggling financially, and your donation has really given us a push to get to where we need to be and possibly motivate others to give back to the community as well. This is only one of the many things that you have done to improve our Chicago.After you gave CPS the push that was needed to help give us students what we deserve, you encouraged other celebrities such as Derrick Rose to do so as well. If this goes on, CPS could be saved and our schools could receive the best educational experience we are worthy of. You are one of the reasons this can be made possible.All of the things that you do for our city never go unnoticed. All of the free concerts you host and all the time you spend here in the city really show you care. We notice it. We look up to you because the fame usually takes humility away from artists, but it hasn’t changed you.There are many big celebrities from Chicago, but you are one of the few that really give back. It is evident that you sincerely care for the youth here. This is why you are an inspiration to us. We appreciate you for not only representing us through your music, but also through your actions.In Chicago, a person is shot every 2 hours and 48 minutes. A person is murdered every 14 hours and 27 minutes, and you helped stop gun violence in Chicago for 42 hours with the help of your Twitter account and various Chicago radio stations. Even though this was three years ago, the fact you had such a tremendous impact on Chicago shows how much the people of this city look up to you.You’re more than just an artist to us, you are a way of life. You make music that we can relate to on many levels, because you know what living in Chicago is like, and you want to make changes in the city. We may not be from the same side but we come from the same city. We just want to thank you for not forgetting where you came from and helping the city of Chicago in more ways than just being an inspirational rapper. You’re using your fame for good and not just to look good. You gave $1 million dollars of your personal money to Chicago schools and that’s something no one has done for us.We thank you for supporting Chicago’s minority youth when not many others have put time to think about the kids. As minority students we feel ignored and as though we don’t have enough support from bigger influences like you. Being born and raised in Chicago is not easy at all. There are so many stereotypes and restrictions we have as teenagers due to the frequent violence and crimes. Your music puts some at ease because we know that someone cares and someone has experienced these daily struggles too. You and your music have taught us that you can be true to yourself and still be successful, still be self-made.Once again, thank you for aiding us and giving something back to the city we know and love, Chicago. Sincerely,Alex Rojas, Alondra Cerros, and Annelisse BetancourtLake View High School StudentsChicago, Illinoislast_img read more

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Connecticut’s Folk-Laced Funksters, Goose, Announces Extensive East Coast Tour

first_imgIf you haven’t heard of the funk-folk five-piece Goose hailing from Norwalk, Connecticut, you will soon. The group—composed of guitarist and singer-songwriter Rick Mitarotonda, keyboardist Kristopher Yunker, bassist Trevor Weeks, drummer Ben Atkind, and percussionist Aaron Hagele—has found a unique and captivating sound that is gaining traction across the U.S., combining catchy folk-inspired melodies with funky, danceable beats splashed with tinges of reggae, jazz, blues and rocks (it may sound like a bizarre combination, but trust us, it works).Goose’s extensive summer tour starts on May 31st in Baltimore, Maryland. From their the band will wind their way northward for a number of dates across New England, meeting up with Haley Jane and the Primates on June 2nd and The Nth Power on June 7th. By the end of June and into July, the group will dip south, marking Goose’s first sojourn into the Southeast market Across their tour, with multiple dates across Georgia, Florida, and North and South Carolina. The band will also perform at a number of festivals such as Soupstock, Mad Tea Party, Shadefest, Jerry Jam, Yasgur Road Reunion, and Disc Jam (where the group is featured as a band on the rise). As their summer tour winds to a close in August, Goose will start their month-long residency at the Putnam Den in Saratoga Springs, New York.Disc Jam 2017: From The Little Festival That Could To A Massive Summer AffairThis new tour comes on the tails of their debut album, Moon Cabin, which was recorded in a snowy New Hampshire cabin, mixed and mastered at the Factory Underground in Norwalk, and released early last year. Goose’s Moon Cabin gives listeners a good introduction into what the band is all about—pristine three-part harmonies, huge hooks, adventurous improvisational solos, groovy beats, and melodies that will find their way into your ear and stay there. If Moon Cabin is an introductory lesson, then fans should stay tuned as Goose has a new album in the works and should try catch ’em during this upcoming tour. For more information about Goose, their tour, or Moon Cabin, head over to their website here. You can also check out their upcoming tour dates below as well as listen to Goose perform “Arcadia” to get a taste of the funk-folk magic this group throws downlast_img read more

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Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Announce Additional Artists For 2018 Riviera Maya Event

first_imgToday, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds have announced the additional performers and daytime activities for their second annual destination event in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Set for January 12-14, 2018, the all-inclusive concert vacation features three nights of Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds performing on the beach in Riviera Maya, Mexico, just steps away from the ocean. Additional artists include critically acclaimed hit-maker Brandi Carlile, 2016 Best Folk Album GRAMMY-winning husband-and-wife banjo duo Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn and sister trio Joseph, each set to open one night each of the 3 the nightly concerts. Additional unique performances including daytime poolside sets will be announced in the coming weeks.Watch Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Perform Rare “Dodo” In MexicoThis serene Caribbean getaway, designed in partnership with CID Presents, will offer guests a fully curated experience: exclusive access to three nights of beachside performances, all-inclusive food and drink, premium hotel accommodations, shuttle service to and from Cancun International Airport and 24-hour concierge service. Guests can choose from a limited amount of remaining packages at five tropical resorts including the concert’s host resort, The Barcelo Maya.Also revealed today are daily on-site activities, including daily sunrise and morning yoga sessions, paddleboard / kayak rentals, surfing contests and many more. Off-site adventures have also been announced including catamaran tours, zip-line & ATV tours, day trips to the Mayan ruins of Tulum and Chichen Itza, journeys to Rio Secreto (an underground all water cave) and much more.The two musicians met more than 25 years ago in Charlottesville, VA and have been collaborating ever since. Their rare performances as an acoustic duo allow fans to experience their special chemistry up-close, as they strip down each song to its essence and tell stories. Last year’s event saw the duo contribute acoustic sets with big bust outs, debuts, and more for each night. If last year’s event was any indication, the 2018 Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya is sure to be something special.For more information or to purchase ticket/accommodation packages for Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds’ Riviera Maya destination weekend, head to the event website.last_img read more

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Old Crow Medicine Show Announces Summer Tour Dates

first_imgOld Crow Medicine Show will embark on a lengthy tour this summer when they hit the road in support of their first album in four years, Volunteer. Slated for release on Friday, April 20th, the record was produced by Dave Cobb, the in-demand Nashville producer behind recent albums from Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlisle, and Jason Isbell.Old Crow Medicine Show will kick off their summer run on May 25th with a show at the Banjo BQ Music Festival in Evans, GA. The group will then swing through much of the South, Midwest, and Northeast over the course of the next two months before heading to Colorado’s famed Red Rocks Amphitheater on August 17th. The upcoming summer tour includes a number of a festival appearance, including stops at Bonnaroo, DelFest, FloydFest, and four editions of Willie Nelson’s touring Outlaw Music Festival.Additionally, Old Crow Medicine Show just put out “Whirlwind”, the second single from Volunteer. The tune debuted on Rolling Stone Country earlier today, along with a new feature on the forthcoming album.Old Crow Medicine Show – “Whirlwind”autoplay=&#8221;0&#8243;<br />autostart=&#8221;0&#8243;<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Tickets for Old Crow Medicine Show’s summer tour dates are now on sale.Old Crow Medicine Show Tour Dates:April 20         Nashville, TN – Grand Ole OpryApril 21         Nashville, TN – Grand Ole OpryApril 23         Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel (Sold Out)April 24         Asheville, NC – The Orange PeelApril 25         Charleston, WV – Municipal AuditoriumApril 26         Charlottesville, VA – Sprint PavilionApril 28         Washington DC – The AnthemMay 3             New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage FestivalMay 4             Meridian, MS – MSU Riley Center For The Performing ArtsMay 5             Jacksonville, FL – Moran TheaterMay 6             St Petersburg, FL – Jannus LiveMay 25          Evans, GA – Banjo BQ Music FestivalMay 26          Charlotte, NC – Outlaw Music Festival at PNC Music PavilionMay 27          Cumberland, MD – DelfestJune 7            Little Rock, AR – Clinton Presidential ParkJune 8            Robbinsville, MS – Horseshoe Casino’s BluesvilleJune 9            Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music & Arts FestivalJune 22         Cincinnati, OH – Outlaw Music Festival at Riverbend Music CenterJune 23         Noblesville, IN – Outlaw Music Festival at Ruoff Mortgage Music CenterJune 24         Detroit, MI – Outlaw Music Festival at DTE Energy Music CenterJune 27         Chicago, IL – Thalia HallJune 28         Chicago, IL – Thalia HallJuly 13           Cleveland, OH – House Of BluesJuly 14           Cooperstown, NY – Brewery OmmegangJuly 15           Greenfield, MA – Green River FestivalJuly 17           New Haven, CT – College Street Music HallJuly 19           Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino BallroomJuly 20           Providence, RI – The StrandJuly 22           Shelburne, VT – The Green at Shelburne MuseumJuly 24           Philadelphia, PA – The Electric FactoryJuly 27           Dewey Beach, DE – Bottle & CorkJuly 29           Floyd, VA – FloydfestAug 15           Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The MidlandAug 16           Salina, KS – Stiefel TheatreAug 17           Morrison, CO – Red Rocks AmphitheaterView All Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Lettuce Announces Show With Waka Flocka Flame & Marcus King, Plus Turkuaz

first_imgAs part of Lettuce‘s upcoming Wavelength Tour in the fall, the funk masters will stop in at Washington, D.C.’s newly opened venue, The Anthem, on Saturday, November 3rd. Today, the band has announced that it will be joined by two very special guests, famed rapper Waka Flocka Flame and young fan-favorite guitarist and vocalist Marcus King, in addition to previously announced supporting act, the Brooklyn-based nine-piece, Turkuaz.Lettuce’s collaborations with Marcus King and Turkuaz at The Anthem in November are not particularly surprising. The beloved funk act has had a longstanding relationship with both acts, and in 2017, both Marcus King and Turkuaz (among others) were on hand to celebrate the group’s headlining performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Furthermore, while Lettuce hasn’t directly collaborated with Waka Flocka, the group has always been deeply rooted in the hip-hop community, having had numerous high-profile rappers guest with them over the years.Lettuce with Ghostface Killah – Red Rocks 2017 For more information and ticketing, head to Lettuce’s website here.last_img read more

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John Prine & Bill Murray Team Up For ‘Up Close And Personal’ Session In Nashville

first_imgRecent Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame nominee John Prine and legendary comedian Bill Murray sat down recently to discuss comedy, music, and their early days in Chicago. With Murray growing up in the Chicago suburb of Evanston and Prine growing up in nearby Maywood, the two entertainers have a lot in common, as both of their careers blossomed in the 1970s in the Windy City.The pair sat down for a special Up Close And Personal session with the Recording Academy’s Nashville Chapter, diving into a multitude of different topics. Murray discusses how his career evolved through Chicago’s premier comedy club, Second City, before landing a spot on Saturday Night Live in the mid-1970s. Notes Murray, “I was so bad back then, I just walked out of the door, and kept walking to the South Side. I was a cake eater from the North who had no business aimlessly walking down there”.The pair then digs into seminal musicians such as Steve Goodman, Leo Kottke, Kris Kristofferson, and more, with Prine stating, “There’s no one I would’ve rather been playing my songs for than Kris (Kristofferson). Him and Steve Goodman were probably two of the most unselfish people I’ve ever met.” Along with Prine doing some singing and picking, the two also discuss comedians John Belushi, Harold Ramis, and more.Watch John Prine and Bill Murray’s Up Close And Personal discussion below, as well as John Prine playing through his original, “Linda Goes To Mars”:John Prince & Bill Murray – ‘Up Close And Personal’ Discussion (2018)[Video: Recording Academy / GRAMMYs]Earlier this week, John Prine was nominated for a potential induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The list of nominees also includes Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Against The Machine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, the Cure, Todd Rundgren, Rufus & Chaka Kahn, and the Zombies.The final decision on which of the nominees will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 will be decided by a body of 1,000 voting members worldwide, but fans can make their opinions heard by going to the Hall of Fame website and voting for the nominees they support. Fans can cast one vote per day from today, October 9th, through December 9th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. You can also cast a vote in person at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. The top five artists chosen in the fan vote will be counted as the “fans’ ballot,” which will be incorporated into the final voting tally.For more information on the nominees, or to cast your vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2019 induction class now at the Rock Hall’s website here.[H/T Jambase]last_img read more

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Trey Anastasio Band Announces 2019 Dates, Releases ‘TAB At The Fox Theater’ Live Album [Listen]

first_imgFollowing an almost two-year-absence from touring, Trey Anastasio Band has announced their return with a four-night run of southern shows this spring.Trey Anastasio and his regular touring outfit consisting of Tony Markellis, Russ Lawton, Ray Paczkowski, Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, James Casey, and Cyro Baptista will open up their four-night run of shows with a performance at St. Petersburg, FL’s Jannus Live on May 28th, followed by a show at St. Augustine, FL’s St. Augustine Amphitheatre on May 29th. TAB will wrap their brief run of southern shows with a two-night run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, on Friday and Saturday, May 31st and June 1st.As of now, Trey Anastasio Band’s only other scheduled date is a performance at The Peach Music Festival this July.A fan pre-sale for the newly announced TAB dates begins tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th at 12 p.m. (EST) and continues through this Thursday, February 14th at 5 p.m. EST here.The general public on-sale begins on Friday, February 15th, at 10 a.m. (EST) for Atlanta; 11 a.m. (EST) for St. Petersburg; and 12 p.m. (EST) for St. Augustine.In other Trey Anastasio Band news, the band recently released a live album compiled of their two-night tour closing run at Oakland, CA’s Fox Theater from November 3rd and 4th, 2017. The shows featured on the album marked the eight-piece band’s last hard ticket shows played together. Since then, Trey Anastasio has performed a number of dates with TAB members Russ Lawton and Tony Markellis as the Trey Anastasio Trio, in addition to some augmented Trey Anastasio Trio dates featuring keyboardist Ray Paczkowski.Listen to the newly released “TAB at the Fox Theater” live album below:Trey Anastasio Band – Tab at the Fox Theater – Full Live AlbumIn addition to the new Trey Anastasio Band dates and Phish‘s previously announced summer tour, Anastasio will mount a run of dates with his mysterious new project, Ghosts of the Forest, in April.For more information on Trey’s upcoming tour dates and ticketing information, head to his website.Trey Anastasio Tour DatesTREY ANASTASIO BAND TOUR 2019MAY28 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live29 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre31 – Atlanta, GA – The TabernacleJUNE1 – Atlanta, GA – The TabernacleJULY25-28 – Scranton, PA – The Peach Music Festival###TREY ANASTASIO’S GHOSTS OF THE FOREST TOUR 2019APRIL4 – Portland, ME – State Theatre [SOLD OUT]5 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met Opera [SOLD OUT]6 – Washington, DC – Anthem [SOLD OUT]9 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre [SOLD OUT]10 – Boston, MA – Orpheum [SOLD OUT]12 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre [SOLD OUT]13 – New York, NY – United Palace Theatre [SOLD OUT]19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre *20 – Berkeley, CA – The Greek Theatre ^* – Yo La Tengo supports^ – Khruangbin supportsView Upcoming Tour Dateslast_img read more

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Forthcoming John Prine Documentary To Receive Theatrical Release

first_imgA forthcoming documentary about journeyman Americana singer/songwriter John Prine will be screened in movie theaters upon its release at some point in the near future, Rolling Stone reports. The film, which will be titled, John Prine: Hello in There, is currently in post-production but has already been picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures Classics. The film has yet to receive an official release date as of Tuesday’s announcement.Hello in There was directed by Zachary Fuhrer, who also directed the 2012 documentary, Politicians + Prostitutes, and served as an Associate Producer on the 2012 Hollywood feature film, Pain & Gain. Production for the film began in the months leading up to the arrival of Prine’s latest studio album, 2018’s The Tree of Forgiveness. In the months since, it was announced that Prine will be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame later this year. John Prine was also nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame’s class of 2019, but didn’t get the final nod of induction this time around.Related: John Prine’s “Summer’s End” Video Illustrates The Opioid Crisis’ Devastating Effect On FamiliesThe report goes on to state that the film will feature interview footage with a mix of contemporary artists, friends, and peers including Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, and Margo Price. Speaking of Price, the emerging country singer teamed up with Bob Weir this past weekend to pay tribute to Prine during the Americana Pre-Grammy Salute event at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday night.“Spending time with John Prine over the last year, we’ve learned that he is just as insightful — and hilarious — in everyday life as he is in his songs,” Rolling Stone‘s Patrick Doyle mentioned in a statement about the upcoming film. “From playing at pubs in western Ireland to the Ryman Auditorium, there is nobody better at spellbinding a room.”Prine’s 2019 tour schedule will start up later this month with a run of shows in New Zealand and Australia beginning on February 27th. He’ll return to North America later on this year with highlight performances scheduled at Bonnaroo and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Colorado Symphony. Prine will also team up with Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Nathaniel Rateliff, Kacey Musgraves, and more for his inaugural All The Best concert destination event in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic come fall on November 11th-15th.Fans can head over to Prine’s website for detailed info on all of his upcoming performances.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

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