Bob Weir Leads Kimock, Burbridge, Mendelson, Bluhm, And More During Backyard Benefit Concert [Video]
Setlist via Jambase: Bob Weir, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno, Leslie Mendelson, Nicki Bluhm, John Morgan Kimock, and Oteil Burbridge | Heroes Rock Benefit House Concert | Mill Valley, CA | 5/19/2017Set: Walkin’ Blues (Bob Weir solo), Blue Mountain (BW solo), Easy to Slip (with Steve Kimock), Only A River (with SK, Oteil Burbridge & John Morgan Kimock), Happy Birthday (sung to Steve Parish), Friend of the Devil (w. SK, Leslie Mendelson & Nicki Bluhm), Deep Elem Blues (w. SK, OB, JMK, LM & NB), Blue Bayou (w. SK, OB, JMK & LM), Bird Song (w. SK, OB, JMK, LM & NB), Ripple (w. SK, LM & NB) On Friday night, the stars aligned at a house in Mill Valley, California, bringing together huge names in the jam band scene for a charity concert benefitting Heroes Rock, a nonprofit that serves veterans and first responders by connecting them with musicians, providing music lessons, and translating their experiences to song. Bob Weir, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno, Leslie Mendelson, Nicki Bluhm, John Morgan Kimock, and Oteil Burbridge were all tapped to perform the intimate backyard concert.Watch Bob Weir And Eric Krasno Join Steve Kimock & Friends In CaliforniaSteve Parish, a former Grateful Dead roadie came forward to introduce Weir and Kimock at the start of the performance, with all three cracking jokes. The first two songs of the nine-song set, “Walkin’ Blues” and “Blue Mountain,” featured a solo Bob Weir on an acoustic guitar. Weir then invited Kimock (referring to him as “my friend Little Stevie Kimock”) to join him for Little Feat’s “Easy To Slip” and the rest of the performance.The duo was joined by Oteil Burbridge and John Morgan Kimock for the next number, “Only A River” before a rendition of “Happy Birthday” in honor of Steve Parish. The birthday shout out was followed by a rendition of the classic “Friend Of The Devil,” which saw Weir and Kimock joined by Leslie Mendelson and Nicki Bluhm. The remaining songs of the night saw Burbridge, John Morgan Kimock, Mendelson, and Bluhm slip in and out on “Deep Elem Blues,” “Blue Bayou” “Bird Song,” and the final number of “Ripple.”You can check out the setlist from the fundraiser below, courtesy of Jambase, as well as a video of the entire concert, courtesy of Deadheadland Film shot by Doug Clifton.[H/T Deadheadland]
For Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s 38th installment of Taper Tuesdays, the band has just released soundboard audio from their performance at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado on April 28th. Their sold-out Ogden performance came ahead of their arena debut at Colorado’s 1st Bank Center with Medeski, Martin, & Wood, a performance that was originally scheduled for Red Rocks Amphitheatre but changed last minute due to weather concerns. During their Friday show at the Ogden, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead put on a fiery and high-spirited performance for fans, hinting that while the weather was not ideal, they had no plans of slowing down.Now For Something Completely Different: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Spectacular Arena Debut [Full Audio]Highlights of the night included the “Viola Lee Blues” toward the start of the first set, which included a duo jam from Joe Russo and Marco Benevento; the debut of a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Tell Me, Momma” sung by Scott Metzger; Almost Dead’s ever-popular cover of “Atlantic City”; the tail-end of the second set (“Dancing In the Streets,” Medeski, Martin, & Wood’s “Bubblehouse,” and “Franklin’s Tower”) featuring multi-instrumentalist Stuart Bogie on sax; and the final encore of “U.S. Blues.” You can read Live For Live Music’s full play-by-play of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s performance at the Ogden Theatre, including pictures and videos, here. The group returns to Colorado (unfortunately sans bassist Dave Dreiwitz, though with the addition of the legendary Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers and Dead & CO in his stead) for their rescheduled Red Rocks debut on Thursday, August 31st.[Photo: Andrew Rios] Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 4/28/2017Set One (9:15PM – 10:31PM): Jackstraw > Truckin’ @, Viola Lee Blues #-> Here Comes Sunshine Jam $ -> Viola Lee Blues Reprise -> Tell Me, Momma % (SM) > China Cat Sunflower > Atlantic City -> Jam ^ -> I Know You RiderSet Two (11:00PM – 12:10AM ish): Jam -> Lost Sailor -> Saint Of Circumstance &, Scarlet Begonias -> Keeping It Simple -> Fire On The Mountain, Dancing In The Streets * -> Bubblehouse * + -> Dancing In The Streets Reprise * ## -> Franklins Tower *Encore: US Blues $$Notes: @ – With an Other One Tease (Band) & a “Reveille” (Traditional) Tease (SM); # – With a “Duo Jam”; $ – First Time Played By Almost Dead; % – Bob Dylan Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead; ^ – With Teases / Jams of “You Don’t Love Me” (Willie Cobb / Allman Brothers Band) and China Cat Sunflower (Band); & – With a “Sowing the Seeds of Love” (Tears for Fears) Jam (I THINK); * – With Stuart Bogie on Sax; + – Medeski Martin & Wood Cover, First Time Played By Almost Dead; ## – With a DD Bass Solo; $$ – With Stuart Bogie on Clarinet
More information can also be found on the event’s website.The Festy Experience ~ Full 2017 Lineup:The Infamous StringdustersAni DiFrancoDrive-By TruckersElephant RevivalSam Bush BandBeats AntiqueThe Jerry Douglas BandJoan OsborneThe Travelin’ McCourysSierra HullDanny Barnes & Nick ForsterEmiSunshineGarrettgrass Gospel HourDella MaeCabinetShook TwinsBilly StringsSarah Siskind & SunlinerCarl AndersonPhoebe HuntLove CanonMaggie KoernerDori FreemanErin LunsfordGallatin CanyonTara Mills The Festy Experience has announced their second round of lineup additions today! The 8th annual festival is going down October 5-8, 2017 in the Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. The lineup comprises a carefully curated blend of national and local roots music acts, and additions include Ani DiFranco, Elephant Revival, Beats Antique, Joan Osborne, Sierra Hull, EmiSunshine, Della Mae, Shook Twins, Sarah Siskind & Sunliner, Phoebe Hunt, Maggie Koerner, Dori Freeman, Erin Lunsford, and Tara Mills. Danny Barnes, Nick Forster, and Gallatin Canyon have also been recently added!Other performers already announced include The Infamous Stringdusters, Drive-By Truckers, Sam Bush Band, The Travelin’ McCourys, The Jerry Douglas Band, Cabinet, Billy Strings, Love Canon, Carl Anderson, and The 8th Annual Garrettgrass Gospel Hour.With half of the lineup consisting of female artists, The Festy Experience Director Michael Allenby says, “We recognize that the previous version of the music industry is hurting and can not invest in artists and progress their careers. It is now the promoter’s job to evolve the industry and we believe that gender equality is a critical issue. Other industries often claim that gender inequality is a ‘pipeline issue’ that will take a long time to evolve; however, there’s no shortage of amazing female artists and performers. The marketing of this talent happens AT festivals… not just FOR festivals.“The fact that the first half of this year’s Festy lineup was ALL MEN went surprisingly unnoticed by most.” Allenby continues, “We see unbalanced programming too often and wanted to do something to draw attention to the issue. It’s one of many progressive changes that The Festy intends to roll out over the coming years and we are challenging promoters to make social progress a priority in all aspects of large-scale community gatherings.”
Elephant Wrecking Ball is an electronic-infused instrumental power trio featuring Neal “Fro” Evans of Dopapod on drums and Scott Flynn and Dan Africano of John Brown’s Body on trombone and bass, respectively. While they’re not on the road with their other projects, the three musicians try to find time to come together as Elephant Wrecking Ball and bring their unique and avant-garde blend of jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music to the masses. Eschewing the norms of genre and any type of explicit classification, the group is adventurous and musically held together by their underlying tightness as a crew.Last weekend, on August 20th, Elephant Wrecking Ball took over Brooklyn Bowl, with the three-piece playing an hour-and-a-half of music for their cult following of rabid fans. During the show, the band was joined by Snarky Puppy saxophonist Chris Bullock for two numbers, “Five Bucks” and “Do We Ah”, and by guitarist Dave Fullerton of Deaf Scene during “Mountain Lion.” In addition to pulling tunes from their older catalog, the group also laid down a stellar rendition of their relatively new song, “Jogging.” Across the board, the show was a smashing success, with eager fans keeping a watchful eye on this side project turned musical powerhouse as the group continues their mini-tour of the East Coast over the next week.You can take a listen to Elephant Wrecking Ball’s show at Brooklyn Bowl for yourself below, recording courtesy of Matt Moricle. Also, don’t forget get to check out the group’s upcoming tour schedule, which wraps up on Sunday with a show in Baltimore, Maryland, at the 8×10. Elephant Wrecking Ball Upcoming Tour DatesAug. 23 Wed. @ Funk ‘n Waffles in Syracuse, NY *Aug. 24 Thu. @ Flour City Station in Rochester, NY *Aug. 25 Fri. @ Night Lights Music Festival in Panama, NYAug. 26 Sat. @ Zeno’s in State College, PA *Aug. 27 Sun. @8×10 in Baltimore, MD ** = w/ Deaf Scene
On October 3rd, Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, will be hosting a hurricane relief benefit in honor of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Dubbed “Texas Flood: A Stevie Ray Vaughan Birthday Benefit For Victims of Hurricane Harvey,” the concert falls on the birthday of the late guitar legend and will see Scott Sharrard and friends performing Vaughan’s first album, Texas Flood, in its entirety in addition to a classic blues performance by Ryan “Shwizz” Liatsis and his trio. In addition to a full night of music, the proceeds from the concert will go toward the Houston Food Bank, which has been hard at work in recent weeks following the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey.Tickets for the upcoming benefit are available here, with more information about the night available on The Capitol Theatre’s website here.
During ESPN’s Around The Horn today, the show led by Tony Reali showed some love to Umphrey’s McGee, using Umphrey’s new single, “The Silent Type”, off of their upcoming album it’s not us as outro music during a break. During the show, Reali poked fun at the song due to its low volume on air, noting “Fellas, we gotta call it ‘The Muted’ if this is around the horn. Come on now!”However, Reali and Umphrey’s McGee have a longstanding great relationship, especially considering that the band’s members are such huge sports fans. Around The Horn has been using a theme song revamped by the Chicago prog jammers since 2014, and Reali has also sat in with the band a handful of times over the years.You can check out the clip from Around The Horn below, which UM posted on their Twitter page earlier this morning.
Rock and roll titans Widespread Panic returned to stage last night at the Legacy Arena in the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, known to many as simply the B.J.C.C. The six-piece powerhouse band appeared to be refreshed after their four-night run in Mexico, with hints of twinkling eyes and a reddened skin color from the week spent under the tropical sun. However, it seems they swapped out the tequila for whiskey as they began an unusually gritty night of music to represent the deep south with badass veterans-of-the-blues swagger.They began the first set of the two-night run with a kickin’ version of their original tune, “Pleas”, in which JB [John Bell] implored to “Don’t let it get too sad (and later don’t let it get too dark),” possibly in reference to the recent horrific school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Just as “Pleas” opened the 1993 album Everyday, it commenced last night’s show as well. Jimmy Herring destroyed a guitar solo before segueing into a cover of Bloodkin’s “Makes Sense to Me.” Danny Hutchens’ song describes three everyday tales of social injustice, in which the singer sympathetically responds “Well, makes sense to me.” John Bell imbued the bluesy lyrics with soul in his remarkable croak. Herring and Bell dominated until JoJo Hermann was summoned by JB with a cry of “JoJo, Go!” to play a jumpin’ organ solo.The band returned to their fourth studio album, Ain’t Life Grand, with a bass-thumpin’ rendition of “Little Kin”. The original tune was only played twice last year, and the boys nailed this top-notch version. Jimmy Herring crafted a masterful solo around Dave Schools’ pulsating bass line. John Bell blended his swampy voice into the mix while Schools added his own take on backup vocals. The song faded off to the lingering notes of Jimmy Herring and JoJo Hermann and a temporary silence ensued.This silence didn’t last long, however, as the boys jumped right into a scorching “Action Man.” The high intensity of this song hinted at chaotic revelry to come. “Action Man”, from their seventh studio album Don’t Tell the Band, was written about horse racing, specifically Triple Crown winner War Admiral and his elite sire, Man O’ War. Herring, JoJo, and John Bell danced methodically around the heavy drums and bass rhythms provided by Duane Trucks, Sonny Ortiz, and Dave Schools. Sonny, Schools, and Trucks stood out in this driving rhythmic barrage.JoJo Hermann led the band through two songs with his keyboard talents on full display. A jovial “Street Dogs for Breakfast” from their last studio album with the same name epitomized JoJo Hermann’s casual barroom vocals and honky-tonk piano playing. Hermann kept the conducting baton to direct the band through a rarely played version of a brilliant cover of “Red Beans” popularized by Muddy Waters and Professor Longhair. Widespread Panic last played the song at St. Augustine Amphitheatre in 2016. With assistance from Dave Schools, JoJo paid tribute to Professor Longhair, the blues piano legend from New Orleans, and brought a taste of swampy funk to Alabama.The band kept the crowd on their feet all night and followed up with a cuttin’ “All Time Low” from the album Til’ the Medicine Takes. John Bell and JoJo Hermann both crushed the vocals, but at some point, Jimmy Herring took the metaphorical wheel of Doc Brown’s DeLorean and, much like Elon Musk’s “Starman” in the driver seat of the interstellar Tesla Roadster, brought the music to galactic proportions. For a wizard with powers over time and space, the first step into overdrive was a cinch for Jimmy Herring. He began lightly playing in the background behind John Bell and JoJo Hermann’s vocals, but soon he accelerated past lightspeed and the masterful band embraced his fluid tempo changes. Dave Schools took over the helm of the ship and coordinated with the percussionists through a transitional jam while the formidable Jimmy Herring worked his guitar wizardry throughout intergalactic realms. These between-song improvisational jams consistently proved the incomparable skill of Widespread Panic, and this particular build-up exploded into one of the highlights of the night.Widespread broke it down for a sentimental “Space Wrangler”, a beautiful tribute to late founding member Michael “Mikey” Houser. This version was executed flawlessly with a sweet solo by the patient and wise Jimmy Herring and included several perfectly synchronized tempo breakdowns and progressions. JoJo Hermann and Jimmy Herring worked together to interlay melodies while Schools pummeled his bass unmercifully. To finish the first set, the band returned to the swamps with a raunchy cover of Calvin Carter and Bobby Rush’s “Bowlegged Woman”, which was later popularized by Hot Tuna. The band annihilated this erotically suggestive tune with smoking parts by the omnipresent Herring and steady beats provided by Dave Schools. John Bell pulled out aces from his sleeves with an unbelievable improvisational rap that warrants many re-listens, and JoJo Hermann chimed neat cascades around Bell’s erratic phrases before Panic broke it down one last time for a final verse before they walked offstage for a set break.Widespread Panic returned to the stage to obliterate a mind-blowing version of “Greta” from Bombs & Butterflies. Dogs howled, bees swarmed, JB crooned behind JoJo’s lead vocals, and JoJo chased Jimmy Herring up and down his keyboard. The saucy tune wasn’t overextended; it was direct and straight-to-the-point. The band transitioned indirectly into Neil Young’s “Walk On”, but not before a heavy jam that featured teases of the Allman Brothers Band’s “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”. Schools, Herring, and Hermann absolutely rocked out in their distinctive, badass style.“Walk On” slowed the tempo down and gave John Bell room to expand his vocal fills. Widespread continued the Neil Young theme with “Tortured Artist”, an original tune from the album Ball that has only been played once in the last four years: In it, John Bell paints a masterful depiction with the descriptive lyrics of a “tired, old cowboy who lets his horses run free” with other dirty lyrics and stinging guitar licks.The music subsided momentarily before the band delivered an energetically charged version of “Flicker” from Free Somehow. The snare drum provided a quick tempo throughout with bursts of the pure mayhem of Dave Schools. Jimmy Herring maneuvered with a heavenly brilliance while Dave Schools threatened to crush his instrument to bits with the colossal force he drove into his fretboard.The ultra-talented group of musicians executed a nearly twenty-minute old-school sandwich that surrounded “I’m Not Alone” and an improvisational jam between the two halves of “Driving Song”. A crowd-favorite sandwich brought decisive jams and heartfelt lyrics served a reminder that they are never truly alone. “Driving Song” was featured on the band’s debut album, Space Wrangler, while “I’m Not Alone” came on the subsequent album, the self-titled Widespread Panic. Jimmy Herring–as always, but especially last night–was playing perfectly and squeezed so many purposeful notes inside very small pockets of silence.A consolidated version of “Tie Your Shoes” followed. It was not as drawn out as the version from New Year’s Eve in Atlanta, still maintained an absurd amount of energy from each musician in the band. Duane Trucks and Jimmy Herring preserved musical perfection with spirited performances while JoJo Hermann splashed notes with methodological precision. Dave Schools dominated near the end and led the group into another illustrious transition jam. John Bell left the stage as JoJo, Jimmy, and Schools weave skillfully around the drummers’ percussive rhythms.Next, the rest of the band besides the percussionists left the stage, allowing the two rhythm players to vigorously duel for a solid 10 minute “Drums” jam. Sonny recently switched to a new drum kit, and he broke them in with an impressive molly-whopping. The drummers caught their breath for less than a half dozen seconds before they switched gears into a new pace as the other band members resettled into their positions.The ensuing “Diner” was extended and featured another outstanding JB rap. Schools punctuated, Hermann squealed, Herring generated lightning bolts from his deft fingers in overdrive. JB’s “Diner” rap typically describes a man waking up cold and early on a park bench and stumbling into a diner for a tepid cup of “yesterday’s coffee.” Last night’s version began with him indifferently admitting that he “couldn’t sleep anyway.. [when] a face in the window [appears]…. A friend from long ago (long, ago)… how you been? Where you been? Is there coffee yet? Still got some of yesterday’s donuts… ?[etc. etc]” John Bell repeatedly delivered the improvisational goods again and again and provided another reason to re-listen to this show many more times.Dave Schools took over lead vocal duties for his version of Vic Chestnutt’s “Sleeping Man”, which he supplied with his usual flair. The dynamically coupled bassline inexplicably intermixed with Jimmy Herring’s wizardry and JoJo’s exploratory synthesizing. They finally closed a prodigious second set with a rare cover of The Guess Who’s “No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature”, which they performed only once last year at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in June. Schools and Herring fought a musical battle from opposite ends of the stage while ol’ John Bell tried to navigate a treacherous position in the middle ground, avoiding bullets and shellshock alike.Widespread Panic returned to the stage to finish the night with an explosive closer. “Gimme” became the first encore with a poignant lyrical tribute to long-time friend of the band, Garrie Vareen, who passed away seven years prior. The band played deliberately and furnished the song with a very emotionally cutting tone.The boys then abandoned all sentimentality with a fiery performance of a crowd favorite, Funkadelic‘s “Red Hot Mama.” With true Prankster irony, the band typically plays “Red Hot Mama” and “Bowlegged Woman” near Valentine’s Day. Schools bestowed his heavy bass notes upon Herring’s conductive guitar prowess while John Bell’s verbal command and timing never ceased to amaze.To conclude the first night of music, the band dove headfirst into a deep jam-filled well of “Chilly Water” which was conspicuously absent from Panic en la Playa’s setlists. As to be expected, the already-enraptured audience went absolutely apeshit, and harmonious pandemonium ensued. Due to its unexpected position in the setlist, not many audience members had cups of water to throw, but even still, empty water bottles soon filled the air. The excitement persevered right until the very end of the show and left the audience drooling in anticipation of the next night of music tonight.Widespread Panic is back at the B.J.C.C. tonight for night two. For a full list of upcoming Widespread Panic shows, head to the band’s website.You can watch assorted fan-shot videos from the show below: Widespread Panic – “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature” – 2/16/18[Video: Fred Ramadan] Widespread Panic – “Diner” – 2/16/18[Video: Fred Ramadan] Widespread Panic – “Bowlegged Woman, Knock Kneed Man” – 2/16/18[Video: Julia Scott] Widespread Panic – “Sleeping Man” – 2/16/18[Video: Julia Scott]SETLIST: Widespread Panic | Legacy Arena @ The BJCC| Birmingham, AL | 2/16/18Set One: Pleas, Makes Sense To Me%, Little Kin, Action Man, Street Dogs For Breakfast, Red Beans*, All Time Low > Jam > Space Wrangler, Bowlegged WomanSet Two: Greta > Jam > Walk On^, Tortured Artist, Flicker, Driving Song > I’m Not Alone > Driving Song Reprise > Tie Your Shoes > Drums > Diner > Sleeping Man**, No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature^^Encore: Gimme, Red Hot Mama$, Chilly WaterNotes:%Bloodkin cover*Professor Longhair cover^Neil Young cover**Vic Chesnutt cover^^The Guess Who cover$Chilly Water
Vocalist Nicole Atkins has announced that she will hit the road in support of her 2017 album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee. While Atkins is currently on tour in Europe, in March, she will perform at the highly anticipated, 21-artist Music Of Led Zeppelin tribute at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on March 7th, followed by a one-off date at The Saint in Asbury Park, New Jersey, on March 9th. Her U.S. tour will officially begin on April 18th at Saturn in Birmingham, Alabama, and continue northward along the East Coast over the next two-and-a-half weeks, finally wrapping up at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York, on May 5th.In addition to announcing her spring 2018 tour, Atkins has shared her official music video for Goodnight Rhonda Lee track “Brokedown Luck”. After panning across a host of strange characters, the video shows the now-sober Atkins get unwittingly dosed by an enigmatic old-time bartender, forcing the Nicole character to navigate the trippy treachery of this uncomfortable affair in Asbury Park. From nuns, to Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas characters, to Elvis Presley impersonators, to cleverly utilized puppetry, coloring, and lighting design, the video is a vivid depiction of an ominously uncomfortable evening out. Check it out below.Nicole Atkins – “Brokedown Luck” (Official Video)[Video: Nicole Atkins]The new video is appropriately wary of the potential danger of mind-altering substances. Goodnight Rhonda Lee marked Atkins’ first album since entering treatment for alcoholism. When the album came out, she explained to Rolling Stone that her direction had moved toward “soul” for this album at the (strong) suggestion of someone she met while in treatment. As she explained:There was a music producer in there. I won’t say who he is, but totally different style than me. A hip-hop guy. One day, he’s like, ‘Play me your stuff.’ He said, ‘You’re really good, but you need to stop fucking around with this indie-rock bullshit. You’re a soul singer. Just do what you do.’Atkins is also a frequent go-to guest vocalist in the jam scene, frequently collaborating onstage with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in addition to sharing the stage with Umphrey’s McGee and more.See below for a full list of Nicole Atkins tour dates. For more information, head to her website.Nicole Atkins Tour DatesApril 18 – Birmingham, AL @ SaturnApril 19 – Asheville, NC @ Salvage StationApril 20 – Charleston, SC @ Royal AmericanApril 21 – Charleston, SC @ High Water FestivalApril 22 – Decatur, GA @ The EarlApril 24 – Richmond, VA @ Capitol Ale HouseApril 26 – Baltimore, MD @ Sound StageApril 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & SaddleApril 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All RightMay 1 – Burlington, VT @ Higher GroundMay 2 – Providence, RI @ Columbus TheatreMay 3 – Bridgeport, CT @ The AcousticMay 4 – Boston, MA @ SoniaMay 5 – Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville[H/T Rolling Stone]
Oteil & Friends, Leftover Salmon, Bruce Cockburn, and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades have been added to the lineup for the Suwannee Roots Revival. Now in its third year, the event will return to its home its home at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL from October 11th to October 14th.The upcoming festival’s edition of Oteil & Friends will find Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge join by John Kadlecik, Weedie Braimah, Alfreda Gerald, Jay Lane, Scott Metzger, and Jason Crosby. Other additions to the lineup include Shinyribs, Dustbowl Revival, Jon Stickley Trio, The Grass Is Dead, Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, and artist-at-large David Gans. They all join a bill that already features Keller Williams’ PettyGrass Featuring The HillBenders, Donna the Buffalo, The Seldom Scene, Samantha Fish, Peter Rowan Free Mexican Airforce, Jim Lauderdale, Verlon Thompson, Rev. Jeff Mosier, and Joe Craven & The Sometimers.Suwannee Roots Revival will feature five stages, and many of the bands on the lineup will play multiple sets. In addition to music, the festival will feature camping, yoga, music workshops, a kids tent, disc golf, canoeing/kayaking, and campground pickin’ sessions.Tickets for the festival are now on sale. You can check out the full lineup below.
Today, Phish has announced that they will offer a free webcast for their upcoming performance at Raleigh, North Carolina’s Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek this Friday, August 10th. With this announcement, the band has ensured that fans following along at home will have access to a Phish webcast for each of their remaining summer shows following after tonight’s Camden finale. Phish’s free Raleigh webcast will be available below beginning Friday, August 10th at 7 p.m. EDT, courtesy of LivePhish:Free Phish Webcast – 8/10/18 – Raleigh, NC[Video: Phish]After finishing out their two-night run in Camden, New Jersey, tonight—Wednesday, August 8th—Phish will return to Merriweather Post Pavillion for a two-night stand on Saturday, August 11th, and Sunday, August 12th. From there, they’ll head to Watkins Glen, New York, for their 11th multi-day festival, Curveball from Friday, August 17th through Sunday, August 19th. Finally, the band will return to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado, for their annual Labor Day Weekend run to close out the summer.