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Vote for 2010 Studio Album of the Year plus new releases from 7 Walkers and Buckwheat Zydeco, festival news & review and more!
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In this issue:

. New Additions
. Coming Soon
. Upcoming Festivals
. Video of the Week

Latest News & Reviews:
Vote for the 2010 HGMN Album of the Year
HGMN Welcomes Sol & Funk Root
HGMN Welcomes JazzChronic
Jimmy Herring Fall 2010 Tour
The Big Something Costume Ball 10/22-10/23 review

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New Additions:

7 Walkers CD 7 Walkers - 7 Walkers CD - Currently on sale at 20% off list price!
Famed drummer and Grateful Dead co-founder Bill Kreutzmann and voodoo guitar master Papa Mali come together as 7 Walkers for their self-titled debut release, due out November 2, 2010 on Response Records. Together with legendary New Orleans bass man George Porter Jr. (The Meters, Funky Meters) and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard (Willie Nelson, Fastball), the highly anticipated release features a batch of brand-new Robert Hunter (Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan lyricist) originals co-written with the band, a guest performance by Willie Nelson on ''King Cotton Blues'', and a few smokin' instrumentals. A self-proclaimed ''open love letter'' to the city of New Orleans, the end result is a fiery and funky collection of tunes that quite brilliantly capture a unique collaboration between two very different musical shamans.

Buckwheat Zydeco's Bayou Boogie CD Buckwheat Zydeco's Bayou Boogie CD - The Grammy-winning worldwide ambassador of Zydeco music is back again with a family dance party collection from the Bayou country of southwest Louisiana that pulls out all the stops... Smokin' accordion, rockin' Hammond B3 organ, rollicking rub-board and tasty guitar licks join together to create a musical gumbo of Creole culture that can almost be smelled and tasted.

Buck, his young friends, and some very familiar guest stars including LAURIE BERKNER, DAN ZANES, AARON NIGEL SMITH and MARIA MULDAUR guide children and parents through a mix of songs including some of the most family-friendly classic rock n' roll tunes - done in a Zydeco style as only Buckwheat can - plus great original songs that entertain and get kids moving while they teach. The result is a rich tribute to this unique melting pot of American culture.

Buck loves his home and culture in the bayous of southwest Louisiana. So what could be better than creating a party to get families movin' and groovin' to the music he loves, and giving them a little lesson in the rich Creole culture that is his roots?

Buckwheat Zydeco teamed up with Music For Little People in 1994 to release the beloved, award-winning children's album, 'Choo Choo Boogaloo.' Since then Buck says he hears all the time from fans young and old that 'I wore that album out when I was a kid' or 'that's how I got into Zydeco music' or 'we couldn't get in the car without my children asking me to put on 'Choo Choo.' Nothing makes him happier than hearing that.

Coming Soon:

November 9 - String Cheese Incident - Rhythm of the Road V.1 - Atlanta 11.17.00 (3 CD)

Last Week:

Keller Williams - Kids CDKeller Williams - Kids CD - A true original, Keller Williams has won the hearts and imaginations of a seething tide of young adults who are musically 'in the know.' With his sixteenth album, Kids, Keller stakes out his next conquest- the absolute adoration of the under-10 crowd and their parents, caregivers, and relatives. With Kids, Keller creates a style of family music that's all his own, and reaches his young audience in a way that matters. While other performers play for kids, Keller plays with them. For the album, Keller takes influences of traditional bluegrass, 'Chester & Lester' innovative guitar technique, Robin Williams, and Bobby McFerrin and transports them to warp level. And though Keller's virtuosity extends through his phenomenal instrumental technique and range of vocal styles and effects, he never allows his supreme musicianship to get in the way of the pure joy of the music. Keller Williams' high standards are preserved in his first CD for children and families, Kids.

Roots of Creation - RoC Live Vol. 2 CD Roots of Creation - RoC Live Vol. 2 CD - Nationally touring Reggae-Rock-Dubtronica band, Roots of Creation, releases their widely anticipated fourth album, RoC Live Vol. #2 (Harmonized Records). Based out of New Hampshire RoC toured extensively 2008-10, playing 300+ shows around the country and the US Virgin Islands. The selections for this new album were chosen from the best performances of 2009 and 2010, including songs from their very popular sets at Wormtown and Nateva Music Festivals, The Paradise Rock Club in Boston and more. Live Vol #2 features the hit single 'Policy' and stylistic covers of classics by the Talking Heads and Tom Petty. Other album highlights include epic instrumentals 'Mammoth' and 'Dubby Conqueror.'

Jesse McReynolds & Friends - Songs of the Grateful Dead CDJesse McReynolds & Friends - Songs of the Grateful Dead CD - Recorded by one of our greatest music legends, American treasure, mandolin innovator and stylist Jesse McReynolds. Known for his singing, arranging, songwriting, musical wizardry and recognized for his musical virtuosity, Jesse is a 45 yr veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, multiple Grammy nominee and winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee. Songs of the Grateful Dead, performed with his friends, David Nelson (New Riders Of The Purple Sage) and Stu Allen, is Jesse's take on 12 of the finest Grateful Dead Songs ever written by Robert Hunter & Jerry Garcia plus a new original song penned by Jesse & Grateful Dead Songwriter, Robert Hunter. "Jesse's singing voice is like a long-lost brother voice between Jerry Garcia and David Nelson. Everyone who knows their work and is fortunate enough to hear this record will know what I mean. What a trio you'd all have made! The singing is steady and strong. Jerry would approve, I'm certain." - Robert Hunter. Currently on sale, 20% off list price!
Easy Star All Stars - Dubber Side of the Moon CDEasy Star All Stars - Dubber Side of the Moon CD
-Dubber Side of the Moon features the complete sequence of Dub Side of the Moon remixed by a handpicked list of cutting edge and legendary producers. Since its release in 2003, Dub Side of the Moon has been a phenomenon, spending 7 years on the Billboard charts, selling over 200,000 copies worldwide and kicking off the still-growing-strong recording and touring career of the Easy All-Stars. The band has now put its music into the hands of Grove Corporation, 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Mad Professor, Adrian Sherwood, Dubphonic, Liquid Agents, Dubmatix, Dreadzone, Victor Rice, Kalbata, Scientist, Michael G, Border Crossing and J.Viewz and the results are a futuristic foray deeper into the unchartered territory traveled by the original release. Mixing deep dub grooves, up to the minute dub step riddims, and more, Dubber Side is a journey fans old and new alike will want to take.

Brushfire Stankgrass - One for the Salamanders CDBrushfire Stankgrass - One for the Salamanders CD - The remarkable chemistry and live experimentation in the music of Brushfire Stankgrass begins with its founding members, Ben & Will Saylor. The brothers began playing music in the Suzuki method at the age of three and picked up the banjo and guitar at 10 & 12, respectively. They still maintain their bluegrass chops today, but have added some Moog analog effects and "trance-mountain dub" rhythms to create a style which has moved beyond the traditional into truly uncharted territory; they call it Stankgrass. Mixing Moog effects with bluegrass backbeats, the sound of Brushfire Stankgrass is instantly unique. The Asheville group was recently voted into The Mountain Xpress' "Best of WNC" for the second year running, tying with The Steep Canyon Rangers & Steve Martin in the bluegrass/oldtime category. While the music is certainly not straight bluegrass, the sound is undeniably derived from mountain musical traditions. Their eclectically entertaining live performances have earned the band a loyal following.

Jerry Garcia & Howard Wales - Hooteroll?+2 CDJerry Garcia & Howard Wales - Hooteroll?+2 CD - Keyboardist Howard Wales and guitarist Jerry Garcia teamed up often in the early 1970's, holding jam sessions at nearby clubs and recording this largely ignored studio album. The music on Hooteroll? is a natural extension of the sublime jazz-fusion that had begun to change jazz music. This is psychedelic, interstellar rock with healthy doses of funk, jazz, and 70's style soul. Features John Kahn on bass, Bill Vitt on drums, and Martin Fierro on sax/flute. A classic California lineup and an album that you won't believe you missed!

* A classic, this record is Jerry Garcia's first non-Grateful Dead work!
* Special digipak reissue never available before in America features stunning art by Mati Klarwein.
* Hooteroll? shows early-era Dead influence, yet incorporates the years of experience accrued by Garcia. Some very unique music is created in this session, and lets the listener see how Garcia could branch out to do something different--more experimental, more off-the-cuff, and more spontaneous.
* Using a seven-piece band and implementing organs, sax, trumpet, guitars, bass, and drums, kaleidoscopic musical waves and journeys combine to make a very diverse and jam-filled record.
Includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, SHE ONCE LIVED HERE and SWEET COCAINE, recorded live in 1972, and A TRIP TO WHAT NEXT, from the original LP, on CD for the first time!

Upcoming Events:Bear Creek Festival

November 12-14 * Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival - Live Oak, FL

November 20-21 New Universe Music Festival - Raleigh NC

* Look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Meet 7 Walkers

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Lee Crumpton

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New releases from Rusted Root, Ozric Tentacles, Buckwheat Zydeco, Ziggy Marley, Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 plus product reviews for Brainchild, Toubab Krewe, Bohemian Sunrise and Laura Reed & Deep Pocket.

In this issue:

* Latest News
* New Additions
* Coming Soon
* Upcoming Festivals
* Video of the Week


New Reviews!
Toubab Krewe - Live at the Orange Peel CD
Brainchild - One Word CD
Bohemian Sunrise - It's In the Cards CD
Laura Reed and Deep Pocket - Live at Tree Sound Studios CD/DVD

New Additions:

Rusted Root - Stereo Rodeo CDRusted Root - Stereo Rodeo CD - Their seventh album and first studio release since 2002's "Welcome To My Party" explores a variety of musical styles, crossing and merging genres. Says lead vocalist and guitarist Michael Glabicki, "Labeling is dangerous and limiting. We are a band made up of individual musicians who come together to create music. Call it what you want, but we are simply creating music that has a message." That message has been resonating with fans for nearly twenty years. $11.98

Ozric Tentacles - Yum Yum Tree CDOzric Tentacles - The Yum Yum Tree CD - One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene return with a new studio album.The Ozrics layer ambient and ethereal landscapes with freeform dub trips, incredible rave grooves and psychedelic progressive rock. It's an open exploration of music and the soul. $17.98


Buckwheat Zydeco - Lay Your Burden Down CDBuckwheat Zydeco - Lay Your Burden Down CD -The most ambitious, deepest and varied recording of Buckwheat Zydeco's career. Guests on the album include Sonny Landreth, Warren Haynes, Steve Berlin, JJ Grey and Trombone Shorty. In this, Buckwheat's first post-Katrina album, Louisiana's life-affirming jazz funeral philosophy of renewal - partying in the face of adversity - is on full display, with joyful, rhythmic dance music and deeper, more intense songs sharing the same celebratory bayou sprit. $17.98

Ziggy Marley - Family Time CDZiggy Marley presents Family Time CD - Family Time is Ziggy Marley s third solo album and first full-length offering especially for children and families. With original songs newly-composed by Marley himself, the album features a variety of family and friends as guests including Rita Marley (Ziggy s mother), Cedella Marley (sister), Judah Marley (daughter), Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Willie Nelson, Toots Hibberts (of Toots and the Maytals), Elizabeth Mitchell, Laurie Berkner, Paula Fuga and two stories narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. $12.98

Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 Ben Harper & the Relentless 7 - White Lies for a Dark Time CD or CD/DVD Deluxe package - Tthe ninth studio album from acclaimed singer/songwriter and Grammy Award-winner Ben Harper. Harper has now reunited with band mates met when recording Both Sides of the Gun (2006) Relentless7. White Lies For Dark Times is a timeless Rock record, with a cohesive collection of music that is as raw, unrelenting and thunderous, as it is arrestingly haunting and emotional. CD $18.98 Deluxe w/DVD $24.98

Coming Soon:

May 12 - Jeff Bujak - Alive Like the Spine CD (pre-order)
Max Allen - Uphill CD
Trey Anastasio & Don Hart - Time Turns Elastic CD
Hallucinogen - In Dub Live CD
Hill Country Revue - Make A Move CD

May 19 - Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Live at MSG CDs or DVDs
Chris Barron - Pancho & the Kid CD
OHMphrey CD

May 26 - The Radiators - The Lost Southlake Sessions CD

June 2 - Fillmore: The Last Days DVD
Woodstock - Original Soundtrack & More (2 CDs)
Woodstock Two (2 CDs)
Umphrey's McGee - Sound Stage Live DVD

Last Week's Additions:

Zigaboo Modeliste - Funk Me Hard CDZigaboo Modeliste & Gaboon's Gang - Funk Me Hard CD - An eclectic symposium of Zigaboo Modeliste's funk originals, recorded live at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans in 1980.  This EP is a close peek at Zigaboo's musical evolution, as he was just departing from the Meters at the time of the recording.  His songwriting genius is brilliantly present in these songs, resulting in a unique, funky musical experience.  Funk Me Hard is a history-making timepiece, delivering the intensity of live performance, as well as a session in funk mastery. $8.99

Moon Taxi - Live Ride CdMoon Taxi - Live Ride CD - Nashville's Moon Taxi redeem the notion of a "jam band," a descriptor that's grown into an epithet in the larger musical world that implies endless, limp noodling and lack of compositional or vocal substance. Not so with Moon Taxi, who are a jam band in the same way Little Feat or Bob Marley & The Wailers are jammers. Like these ancestors, Moon Taxi synthesizes divergent elements into a cohesive, concert-ready rush. It's pumping hard onstage where the real animal emerges in such bands, which makes Live Ride (self-released) a prime intro to this vibrant group who incorporate roots rhythms, Latinismo, Phish-y riffs, complex fusion and gutbucket, blue collar rock (a la early Doobie Brothers, actually...) into a pretty enjoyable ball they hurl with serious gusto. - Dennis Cook, Jambase.com $9.99

Skatalites - Stretchin' Out LPSkatalites - Stretchin' Out Vol 1 LP - Contains crucial extended jam sessions recorded at The Blue Monk Jazz Gallery in Kingston, Jamaica, Summer 1983. More than an hour of gooey, delicious ska from the original Skatalites in their prime! $12.98


Ray Lamontagne - Trouble LPRay Lamontagne - Trouble LP - Every once in a while a singer/songwriter comes down the pike in the grand emotive tradition of Neil Young and Van Morrison. In the early 2000s, the quietly intense folk of Iron & Wine and the rootsy-experimental stylings of Sufjan Stevens continued that lineage. Ray LaMontagne, whose impressive 2004 debut, TROUBLE, draws on alt-country, roots rock, and progressive folk in a unique, strikingly sincere way, seems a likely candidate for the keeper of the flame. $16.98

Ray Lamontagne - Till the Sun Turns Black LPRay Lamontagne - Till the Sun Turns Black LP - Featuring lush, expansive soundscapes, Ray Lamontagne's Till The Sun Turns Black is an impressive artistic statement that transports his piercing lyrics and soulful vocals to lofty new heights. This, his second album of inspired, introspective songs, is as haunting and beautiful as his heralded debut and offers even more delectable sounds. Lamontagne's stunning talent is remarkable evident on Till The Sun Turns Black. $16.98

Upcoming Events:

May 17 - *Carolina Bluegrass Festival - Cary, NC

May 22-25 *StrangeCreek Campout - Greenfield, MA

May 23-24 Summer Camp - Chilocothe, IL

May 29-31 Mountain Jam - Hunter Mt, NY

June 4-7 Wakarusa - Ozark, AR

June 5-6 *Wanee - Live Oak, FL

June 11-14 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN

* Look for the HGMN booth at this event

Video of the Week:
The Station - live at the Loyal Earth Festival 4/16/2009 Seven songs!

Thanks for reading, go see some live music and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton

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