Umphrey’s McGee To Perform Mash-Up Songs For Wanee Festival Late Night

first_imgWith a stacked lineup featuring Widespread Panic (x2), Gregg Allman, Gov’t Mule, Les Brers (a project fronted by ABB drummer Butch Trucks) and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, the annual Wanee Festival looks to be quite the musical celebration. Held at the Spirit of Suwannee Park in Live Oak, FL from April 14-16, the festival continues to be a centerpiece for Allman Brothers fans everywhere to rejoice in the sweet Southern-drenched jam/rock music.One of the many highlights from the lineup was the inclusion of Umphrey’s McGee. Today, that announcement has even more oomph, as the festival has revealed that UM will be performing a number of mash-up songs for the festival.Generally reserved for Halloween, Umphrey’s McGee fans always take great pleasure in the band’s cover mash-ups. The festival even shared video of a classic mash-up from the band’s 10/28/2011 show, a mixture of Bob Marley’s “No Woman, No Cry” and The Beatles’ “Let It Be.” Watch below:We can’t wait for Wanee!last_img read more


You Enjoy My-Mann: Phish Brings Great Jams, New Songs & More To Philly

first_imgLoad remaining images In what has become an annual summer tour tradition, Phish hit the The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA for the third straight year. The first night of the two-show run brought some straight fire to the Philly venue, scorching with a great show that included new material, bust outs, and some classic Phishy jams.Right from the first notes, the crowd was locked in for the call-and-response introduction of “Wilson.” The upbeat rocker brought a taste of Gamehendge to the Mann, but it was Mike Gordon that would take the lead on the next tune, “Funky Bitch.” The classic Son Seals cover kept the set grooving right along, and the funk continued with the 2015 debut, “No Men In No Man’s Land.” The song that defined New Year’s Eve 2015 was the first repeat of the summer tour, but it raged hard and kept the crowd on their toes.From there, the band took a moment to slow things down, bringing out the fan favorite “Roggae.” The song always unites fans in a sway, and Trey Anastasio rocked a great and melodic solo in the song’s instrumental section. The band then went into “Nellie Kane,” bringing some bluegrass flavor into the set. The guitar intro of “Birds of a Feather” whirled the crowd into a veritable frenzy, before funking things out with a great version of “Gumbo.” They were locked and loaded in this great first set, with Page McConnell really shining on the “Gumbo.” The set then featured the night’s first big bust out, as they brought out the Anastasio original, “Sleep Again.” Played for only the fifth time by Phish, the song hadn’t been heard since 2010 (224 shows), and was warmly welcomed by the crowd.With the fans in the palm of their hand, the band took an opportunity to debut their third new song of the tour, “Things People Do.” The bluegrassy-type song saw McConnell take the lead on vocals, leading fans through a short but sweet tune before heading into “Limb By Limb.” The beloved song built up some great energy, only to have it drop into darker waters with “Split Open And Melt.” The song’s heavier jam provided some of the first heady instrumental moments before wrapping up neatly. Finally, it was a classic combination of “The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy Greenberg” that got the job done, finishing off the first set with some rock and roll. It was the first “Oh Kee Pa” in three years (98 shows), and its introduction to “Suzy” was a great nod for Phish’s loyal fans.Things People DoAfter a brief respite, Phish returned ready to rage the second set. The band opened with the 2014 title track “Fuego,” taking the energetic rocker into mellow and melodic territory before segueing cleanly into “Runaway Jim.” The song always raises the energy in the house, and got into a thick jam before concluding nicely. The group then brought out their first “Gotta Jibboo” of the tour, treating fans to the carefree number with glee.They continued the set with the new song that was debuted two days prior, “Breath and Burning.” This time, the song was given the second set treatment, allowing Phish to stretch the song’s limits. Some droning bass and echoing synths brought “Breath and Burning” into the ether, letting the tune develop steadily. As the jam faded, it was Anastasio and Jon Fishman that led the group into “Timber (Jerry).” The song gave fans a chance to sing along with the mule-based rocker, and it was McConnell that let loose with a great organ solo to get the jam going. After getting low down with some rock and roll, Phish took the second set to a heavenly space with “Slave To The Traffic Light.” They drew out the song nicely, letting it fade before dropping the bomb of the second set, “You Enjoy Myself.” The band’s opus was a great set ender, as Anastasio nailed the intro and kept the song moving. Anastasio even hopped on Fishman’s marimba lumina for the jam to really take the improvisation to the next level, and the ever-fun vocal jam closed out the great set of music.With a rocking and rolling cover of Bob Dylan’s “Quinn The Eskimo,” the band called it a night, leaving The Mann with a great, great performance. Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of Phish.net.Setlist: Phish at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA – 6/28/16Set 1: Wilson, Funky Bitch, No Men In No Man’s Land, Roggae, Nellie Kane, Gumbo > Birds of a Feather, Sleep Again, Things People Do[1], Limb By Limb, Split Open and Melt, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony > Suzy GreenbergSet 2: Fuego > Runaway Jim > Gotta Jibboo > Breath and Burning > Timber (Jerry) > Slave to the Traffic Light > You Enjoy MyselfEncore: Quinn The Eskimo[1] DebutNotes: Sleep Again was last played 2010-08-07 (224 shows). This show featured the debut of Things People Do.[Photo via Phish From The Road]last_img read more


Warren Haynes To Attend Habitat Humanity Build In Asheville Ahead Of Christmas Jam

first_imgWarren Haynes is, as always, doing his part to make the world a better place this holiday season. The esteemed guitarist and Asheville native will join Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity volunteers at on December 9th to help raise a wall on a new home for a local family.The following day, Haynes will host the 28th annual edition of his Christmas Jam at Asheville’s US Cellular Center. The event has brought in over $2M for Habitat over the years, and has helped build entire neighborhoods in Asheville, including the recently-finished Hudson Hills, a 25-home subdivision named for Haynes’ son, Hudson. You can see Haynes presenting Habitat officials with a $500,000 donation raised through Christmas Jam at Hudson Hills.Haynes pulled together an incredible roster of artists for the 2016 event. In addition to Haynes’ band Gov’t Mule, those in attendance will be treated to performances by Bob Weir, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson and Allison Krauss, as well as a special The Band-inspired set by “The Last Waltz Band”, featuring Haynes, Johnson, Don Was, John Medeski, Terrence Higgins, and more. The evening will also be heavy on guest appearances, with Branford Marsalis, George Porter Jr., Steve Kimock, Marcus King, Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Holly Bowling, and many more.While the event is sold out, there are still several ways you can do your part to help the cause. There are still some volunteer slots available on Thursday, December 8th. Click here to see options and sign up. You can also donate to Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity by visiting ashevillehabitat.org/donateonline and selecting “Christmas Jam” in the “Area Of Support” field.[via Ashvegas]last_img read more


Greensky Bluegrass To Headline At Red Rocks Amphitheatre With Fruition

first_imgBeloved ensemble Greensky Bluegrass has announced their exciting return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as the group will be performing at the famed Morrison, CO venue on September 23rd. Greensky’s announcement comes just a couple of days after their exciting New Year’s run, which bookended a great 2016 for the band. The announcement of a Red Rocks show in September 2017 only gets us more excited for the year ahead.The band will be performing at Red Rocks with Oregon based bluegrass group Fruition, who will also be returning to the iconic venue. Fruition performed at RRX last May, supporting both The Infamous Stringdusters and JJ Grey and Mofro.In addition, Greensky will be performing at Boulder Theater on September 22nd, and will be selling two-day passes tomorrow, January 4th, for the Boulder and Red Rocks shows. The general on sale for Red Rocks tickets begins this Friday, January 6th. You can find more information here, and see the show’s artwork below.last_img read more


Dweezil Zappa Releases New Song With Frank Zappa 1977 Solo

first_imgRead more on Rolling Stone. Dweezil Zappa has released a new song “Dinosaur,” which features a guitar solo from Frank Zappa. In addition to the posthumous segment from his father, the song is pieced together from old riffs and vamps that Dweezil wrote as a thirteen-year-old musician. The song got the name “Dinosaur” because “it’s in phase with the practice of paleontology.” The new release is presented as part of a PledgeMusic campaign to raise money for a legal defense fund to take on the Zappa Family Trust in his ongoing battle to save his own performance name.The Frank Zappa guitar solo comes from a performance sometime in 1977, Dweezil tells Rolling Stone. “I selected a few analog master solo tracks from live concerts and edited them together to fit over my song.” He continues, “This was a technique developed by my dad in the Seventies. He would collect performances he liked from his live concerts and isolate them from their origin, then pair them with an unrelated performance in the same or relative key, thereby creating a new performance or composition. He called this process ‘xenochrony.’”Zappa adds, “It is far easier to experiment with xenochrony using computer technology. Back in the Seventies it required brilliant razor blade tape edits and ingenious fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants synchronization between three tape machines.”Listen to “Dinosaur” below:In the release of this new track, Dweezil also included a five-part documentary about the process. You can watch the first two below:last_img read more


Purple Hatters Ball Completes 2017 Lineup, Reveals Thursday Pre-Party

first_imgThe annual Purple Hatters Ball will return once again to the Spirit of Suwannee Park in Live Oak, FL for the tenth straight year. Held as a benefit for the Rachel Morningstar Foundation, the festival is set to take place between June 2-4. Today, the festival dropped a stacked initial lineup.Leading the charge are Emancipator, Perpetual Groove, Zach Deputy, and The Russ Liquid Rest, but the fun doesn’t stop there. DubConscious, Roosevelt Collier Band, The Malah, MZG, and and now, Purple Hatters Ball has added Dumpstaphunk, Zoogma, NickFRESH, POST.MODEM, Booty Boo, Jeff Randall, and Ion Zide.For guests that want to arrive early, PHB will host a Thursday Pre-Party on June 1 with Zach Deputy, DubConscious, Bells and Robes, and Blackwater Grease. Tickets on sale now.PHB 2017 will utilize three stages including the famed Amphitheater Stage, a Beach Stage located along the wild black water Suwannee River that is picturesque for daytime sets, and the Uncle Charles Porch Stage.The event also features live art, yoga, workshops and a silent auction, as well as a Charity Disc Golf Tournament hosted by Zach Deputy. Since Rachel was an aspiring chef, PHB will be adding a culinary component for 2017 featuring food from several top notch chefs that will be announced at a later date.The most memorable moment of the weekend is when Rachel’s loving mother, Margie Weiss (aka Mama Margie), leads an emotional ceremony celebrating her daughter’s memory. Each year, they released 24 monarch butterflies – 23 to represent Rachel’s age when she was taken from this world and 1 for her spirit that lives on.For tickets and more information about the festival, head here. Purple Hatter’s Ball 2017 Lineup:EmancipatorDumpstaphunk*Perpetual GrooveZach DeputyZoogma*The Russ Liquid TestDubconsciousRoosevelt Collier BandThe MalahMZGCatfish AllianceLucideaNickFRESH*POST.MODEM*Trial By StoneJuanjamon BandParker Urban BandUniversal GreenDead Keys Tribute to Scott CampbellLucky CostelloVlad The InhalerAlbert SimpsonBooty Boo*Jeff Randall*Ion Zide*Isaac Corbitt (artist-at-large)*new additionThursday Pre-Party:Zach DeputyDubconsciousBells and RobesBlackwater Grease[photo by Rex Thomson]last_img read more


Gov’t Mule Welcomes Ron Holloway, Covers Soundgarden Again [Audio]

first_imgIt’s been one heck of a weekend for Gov’t Mule, fresh out on their Come What May Tour with a stop at the Tower Theatre in Pennsylvania on Friday and one in Washington D.C. last night. Saturday night’s performance at the Warner Theatre in D.C. was another scorcher. Following the bliss from Friday night’s tribute to Chris Cornell, Mule seconded their efforts on Saturday night with another chilling Soundgarden cover of  “Fell On Black Days.”The show once again exemplified the strong efforts for Warren Haynes to diversify his own music with an eclectic mix of originals and covers, with revisited versions of Robert Johnson, Z Top, Jimi Hendrix, The Allman Brothers Band, The J.B.s, and Memphis Slim songs. Saturday night’s show certainly featured more original tunes for a traditional Mule set, parading songs from their 23 year career, with a romping three from their upcoming album Revolution Come … Revolution Go – due out June 9.The musical guest for the night was Ron Holloway, who often collaborates with frontman Warren Haynes and his various projects, including multiple sit-ins with the Allman Brothers Band. The world-class saxophonist joined in on “Doing It To Death,” by The J.B.’s, “Soulshine,” by the Allman Brothers, and “32-20 Blues” by Robert Johnson.Thanks to taper Alex Leary, and to YouTube user Chris from Jam Buzz, you can enjoy the full show below:Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Warner Theatre | Washington D.C | 5/20/17I: Blind Man In The Dark, Mr. High & Mighty > Mother Earth (Memphis Slim cover), Mr. Man (with Highway Star tease), Unring The Bell (with Shakedown Street tease), Endless Parade, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Doing It To Death (The J.B.s cover, with Ron Holloway), Soulshine (Allman Brothers cover, with Ron Holloway)II: Stone Cold Rage, Sarah, Surrender, Fell On Black Days (Soundgarden cover), Funny Little Tragedy (with “Message In A Bottle” & The Bed’s “Too Big Without You” lyrics & “Get Up, Stand Up” tease) Drums, Larger Than Life > If 6 Was 9 (Jimi Hendrix cover) > Larger Than Life, Just Got Paid (ZZ Top), 32/20 Blues (Robert Johnson cover, with Ron Holloway, Feats Don’t Fail Me Now lyrics & Loser tease)E: Dreams & Songs[cover photo by @rudolfkis on Instagram]last_img read more


PHOTOS: Hard Working Americans’ Sold-Out Show In Boulder, CO, 11/14/2017

first_imgHard Working Americans & Jerry Joseph | Fox Theatre | Boulder, CO | 9/15/2017 | Photo: Bill McAlaine On Tuesday evening, Hard Working Americans hit the Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colorado, for a sold-out show with renowned songwriter Jerry Joseph. Both artists have close ties to Widespread Panic, with Hard Working Americans sporting a lineup featuring Widespread’s bassist Dave Schools and drummer Duane Trucks and Jerry Joseph having written hits for the legendary jam band numerous times across his thirty-plus-year career.You can check out photos from Tuesday night’s show at the Fox Theatre below, courtesy of photograph Bill McAlaine. Load remaining imageslast_img read more


Greensky Bluegrass Announces First-Ever Camp Greensky Festival

first_imgGreensky Bluegrass has been hitting the festival circuit hard for many years, but now the group is stepping into a new role: festival organizers. The Michigan-based bluegrass outfit just announced the dates for their inaugural Camp Greensky Music Festival, which is slated to take place somewhere in their home state from May 31st to June 2nd.It’s safe to say that the band will be performing at its own festival, though that’s pretty much all we can tell you. As of press time, the only details out there come from an image posted to their social media accounts and a bare bones website that features little in the way of information. Still, we know the 12,000+ members of the band’s “Camp Greensky” Facebook fan group have to be stoked that their digital gathering place is about to manifest itself in real life.We’ll let you know as soon as we have more details about this exciting development. Until then, fans will have to settle for more concrete news like Greensky Bluegrass’ recently-announced performances at SweetWater 420 Fest, Northwest String Summit, Summer Camp Music Festival, and Telluride Bluegrass.[Photo: Chad Anderson]last_img read more


Dub Reggae Trio High Disciple Releases Debut Album

first_imgNew Jersey-based dub reggae trio High Disciple released a self-titled debut album this week, featuring members of Texas Is The Reason, Jets To Brazil, and 108. The band was formed in late 2015, after Chris Daly (Jets To Brazil/Texas Is The Reason/108) relocated his growing family from Brooklyn to the suburbs of Northeastern New Jersey. With a bit of distance from playing music (and a healthy affinity for Jamaican dub and reggae music), he decided to forge a new musical path in that vein. After connecting with solo artist and producer Larry DiGiovanni (Dub For Light), the pair soon discovered a shared history in the hardcore scene, as well as a deep appreciation for both Bad Brains, The Grateful Dead, and some deep dub and classic rock influences. Adrian Sherwood‘s production, namely on the Primal Scream dub remix album Echo Dek, as well as The Verve’s first couple records, also served as a musical road map as to where they wanted to travel.The duo started with free-form jam sessions, and soon enough, songs started coming together with a natural, effortless flow. They recorded a 3 song demo in the fall of 2015, and soon after brought guitarist Scott Saint Hilaire–a seasoned guitarist rooted in surf, dub, and hardcore music–into the fold. This allowed the band to add more dimension to their then studio-driven sound, and to adapt it into a live setting. Now solidified as a 3-piece, the music started coming at a brisk pace. Live shows followed suit, including supporting Chris’ old band mate Garrett Klahn‘s The Surrounding Areas, as well as Into Another and Supertouch on subsequent tours. The band self-recorded and produced their debut album at a comfortable, relaxed pace in their own Vibration Sound Studio space throughout 2017, with DiGiovanni at the controls. They linked up with Ernest Jenning Recording Company in the fall of 2017, and released their debut LP on June 1st 2018, with shows to follow.Listen to HighDisciple’s studio efforts below:<a href=”http://highdisciple.bandcamp.com/album/high-disciple”>High Disciple by High Disciple</a>last_img read more