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New String Cheese, Gov't Mule, Bassnectar, Sam Bush, Del McCoury Band, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Lubriphonic, Garage A Trois, Blind Boys of Alabama & more!

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Vote for the HGMN 2009 Studio Album of the Year
Leftover Salmon performs back where it all began
Merlefest announces initial lineup
Bear Creek adds legendary funksters to lineup
Tennessee Jed announces Barn Burner Halloween Festival
Halloween Shows You Don't Want To Miss!
Steez - Creepfunk Crusade CD review

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New Additions:

String Cheese Incident - Trick or TreatString Cheese Incident - Trick or Treat (2 live CDs) - The timing is fitting, considering the 2CD set was culled from a variety of epic SCI "Hulaween" shows. From Philadelphia's Electric Factory (1999), Portland, Maine's State Theatre (2000), NYC's Theatre at Madison Square Garden (2001), Sin City's Cox Pavillion (2003) and the Exhibition Center @ Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin (2004) - Trick or Treat journeys through the years to re-visit some of the band's most classic Incidents from Halloweens past. This Best Of set offers seven of SCI's famous Halloween cover sets including String Cheese performing songs by such artists as the Beatles, KC & The Sunshine Band, Phish, Nelly and many others. Features brand new original artwork from Michael Everett. $18.98


Gov't Mule - By a Thread CDGov't Mule - By A Thread CD - A wildly creative and fearsomely talented rock band lauded by Rolling Stone for successfully bringing the classic power-trio sound of Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience into the 21st Century has completed work on By A Thread - their first studio album in 3 years.

Recorded largely at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Studio in 2009, the album s origins are apparent from the first track, Broke Down On The Brazos, named after the nearby river, with a deep Texas stomp for the backbeat and featuring the trademark guitar-work of ZZ Top founder Billy Gibbons. $14.98


Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy CDBassnectar - Cozza Frenzy CD - Bassnectar's own label Amorphous Music teams up with Child's Play Records to unleash Cozza Frenzy, an amalgamation of sound that combines dubstep, electro, hip hop, and all styles of dirty digital bass-heavy music and smashes it all into a collision of wobbling, intense basslines, and hypnotic hide-and-seek adventures. A work 3 years in the making, this rich and eclectic collection of 15 songs features collaborations with artists such as Fever Ray, Zumbi of Zion I, Mr. Projectile, and Capital J. $14.98


Garage A Trois - Power PatriotGarage A Trois - Power Patriot CD
- Garage A Trois is a collaboration between four of the most visionary improvisers of the time: Skerik on saxophones, Mike Dillon on vibes, Marco Benevento on keyboards and Stanton Moore on drums. And while improvisation is at the heart of what this quartet has built its reputation on at their legendary New Orleans Jazzfest sets and rare, but in demand, club tours, it's the intricate sonic collages, tightly orchestrated arrangements and positively modern approach to instrumental songwriting that's at the heart of their latest album, Power Patriot. $13.98


Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost at Sea CDSquirrel Nut Zippers - Lost at Sea (live) CD - Our new live record "Lost At Sea" is now free to roam amongst you in your living rooms and places of leisure. "Lost At Sea" heralds in our divined return from the depths. Poseidon could not keep us pinned beneath the waves. The Cyclops could not sequester us in his cave for devouring. Lo, the Sirens of the Night Clubs have led us back home to you. And what a handsome audience you are! $13.98



Blind Boys of Alabama - Duets CDBlind Boys of Alabama - Duets CD
- The Blind Boys have frequently been invited to appear on other great artists' albums, resulting in a number of performances that have been collected into Duets. Their first-ever duets collection includes songs with Ben Harper, Bonnie Raitt, Randy Travis, Lou Reed, Solomon Burke, Susan Tedeschi and Asleep at the Wheel. In addition, it features three new recordings with Lou Reed, blues legend John Hammond, and Jamaican legend Toots Hibbert of Toots & The Maytals. The diverse group of artists collaborating on Duets reflects the expansive appeal of the group as well as the sweeping reverence for their talent. This new album follows their Grammy and Dove Award-winning CD Down in New Orleans. $17.98


Del McCoury - Family Circle CDDel McCoury Band - Family Circle CD - The band's first non-gospel studio album since 2005's Grammy winning "The Company We Keep" shows that somehow, Del McCoury keeps getting better with age. This release features the same top notch picking and singing you expect, but also shows the band continues to grow and evolve with some song selections and arrangements that may surprise you. There are some covers--as the band has come to be known for over the years--with tunes formerly recorded by Slim Whitman, Mark Knopfler, and Solomon Burke, but probably most surprising is Jerry Lee Lewis' "Break Up" on which the band uses their acoustic instruments to mimic The Killer's piano sounds. There are also some more traditional numbers and a gospel quartet that shows the McCourys as a band don't get enough credit for their vocal ability. All the songs are backed by the slickest picking in the land, and the combination makes for what some are already saying is the best recording the Del McCoury Band has ever made. $14.98


Sam Bush - Circles Around Me CDSam Bush- Circles Around Me CD - Sam Bush's eighth solo album. 14-song set includes appearances by Del McCoury, Edgar Meyer, Jerry Douglas and, thanks to the discovery of an old demo, New Grass Revival co-founder Courtney Johnson (posthumously). The album also employs Bush's band: Scott Vestal, Stephen Mougin, Byron House and Chris Brown. $17.98




Lubriphonic - Soul Solution CDLubriphonic - Soul Solution CD - Lubriphonic is one of the most exciting bands to emerge from Chicago in ages, incorporating elements of funk, hard soul, and rock into a live show that leaves audiences breathless. With a starring cast of six musicians (including a full horn section), Lubriphonic will be touring throughout the Midwest and West this summer, including two slots at both High Sierra Music & The Telluride Blues & Brews Festivals. They have recently opened for acts as diverse as George Clinton & P-Funk, Derek Trucks, Porter, Batiste & Stoltz w/ Kyle Hollingsworth, Pangea w/ Michael Kang, Poi Dog Pondering, Freddy Jones Band and the Greyboy Allstars. "Soul Solution" is Lubriphonic's newest release. $12

Coming Soon:

November 3 - Mike Gordon - Inside In CD (re-release)
Dixie Bee Liners - Susanville CD
JJ Grey & Mofro - Choice Cuts (Vinyl)

November 10 - Jerry Garcia Collection Vol 2 - Let it Rock (2 CDs)
Marco Benvento & Friends - Live in NYC DVD
Luther Dickenson - Onward & Upward Cd
Kermit Ruffins - Have a Crazy Cool Christmas! CD

Last Week:

Fiction 20 Down - Comforable Fools CDFiction 20 Down - Comfortable Fools CD - Baltimore-based Fiction 20 Down "merge reggae and rock like I have never heard before!"- Dubbed "the very definition of laid back", continues, "[F20D] is a delightful, upbeat, soothing rock fusion mix, with elements of R&B, reggae, and pure rock!" From the soaring vocal harmonies and cello accompaniment on "Rock Bottom Blue" to the epic rock storytelling of "Honor Echoes" to the hip-hop vocal and drum n' bass in "Gossip & Gunplay", Fiction 20 Down's "Comfortable Fools" LP exemplifies versatility, originality, and "their undeniable talent" - $9.99

Sufjan Stevens - The BQE CD/DVDSufjan Stevens - The BQE CD/DVD - Sufjan Stevens is proud to present The BQE, a cinematic suite inspired by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Hula-Hoop. Commissioned by Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The BQE was originally performed in the Howard Gilman Opera House in celebration of the 25th anniversary Next Wave Festival in October of 2007. Comes as CD/DVD package. $18.98



Jack Johnson - En Concert CDJack Johnson - En Concert CD/DVD -The 2008 world tour had a ton of special moments, and this CD represents some of the finest. From sharing the stage at Bonnaroo with Eddie Vedder, to leading a massive singalong at Bercy in Paris, to wowing a festival crowd at Outside Lands, to stepping onto the stage alone to close the show at Red Rocks. Longtime crowd favorites from Jack's catalog are interwoven with passages from some of Jack's own favorite songs (Do You Remember segues into a verse from Jimi Hendrix's "Remember"; Jack's "The Horizon Has Been Defeated" blends into Paul Simon's "Mother and Child Reunion" in front of a mainstage headlining crowd at Bonnaroo, and "Bubble Toes" dips into the Charles Wright classic "Express Yourself"). This deluxe DVD edition will feature both the film, and CD as well as an extended 60 page book of photos from the tour. All of Jack's profits from the 2008 tour, and this release will be going to fund the Kokua Hawaii Foundation and the Johnson Ohana Family trust which will provide continuing endowments to Jack's favorite environmental charities. CD $13.98 CD&DVD $29.98

Ivan Neville's New Orleans All Stars DVDIvan Neville's New Orleans All-Stars - Gettin' Funkier All The Time DVD
- This concert, recorded at Germany's famous Rockpalast festival in 2004, demonstrate that this all star outfit undoubtedly possess the musical pedigree to ensure the continued success of the Neville Brothers dynasty in the years to come. Son of Aaron, Ivan represents the new generation of New Orlean's legendary Neville Family. Here he fronts a stellar band comprising brother Ian and other up and coming musicians from the Crescent City. Ivan, who sings and plays bass guitar, announced his arrival as a major talent with the release of his critically acclaimed debut solo album in 1988 and which gave him two hit singles. Two years earlier he had played on The Rolling Stones' 'Dirty Work' album and he has since played with a string of superstars, including Keith Richards and Bonnie Raitt. Acclaimed by critics, Ivan looks set to become a major star on the music scene. $19.95


Flight of the Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky CDFlight of the Conchords - I Told You I Was Freaky CD - I Told You I Was Freaky is, among a great many other things, a genre-tripping tour de force and includes songs from the second series of their popular and award-winning/nominated HBO TV show. $15.98



Upcoming Events:

October 31 - Tennessee Jed's Barn Burner Halloween Festival - Prospect Hill, NC

November 13-15 - *Bear Creek Music & Art Festival - Live Oak, FL

* Look for the HGMN booth at this event

Video of the Week:

Squirrel Nut Zippers - The Ghost of Stephen Foster - animated video!

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton

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New releases from Drive-By Truckers, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Del McCoury, Soulive, Nathan Whitt & Odd Meters.

In this issue:

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

Let it Roll Festival announced

The Motet - new CD "Dig Deep"


New Additions:

Drive By Truckers Live CD/DVD Drive By Truckers - Live in Austin, TX (CD&DVD)- This release features the entire performance on both CD and DVD. There is over an hour of music on each disc. This DBT performance on Austin City Limits was an instant classic. Recorded during their Brighter Than Creation s Dark tour, the band line-up featured is Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley, Shonna Tucker, John Neff, Brad Morgan and Jay Gonzalez. $18.98

NRPS - Live!New Riders of the Purple Sage - 12/31/77 Winterland - San Francisco (2CDs) - The New Riders of the Purple Sage celebrated the last evening of 1977 in great style--performing a memorable New Year's Eve concert at San Francisco's Winterland with the Grateful Dead. This was the first time the New Riders were teamed up with the Dead for a gig in the Bay Area since the summer of 1974, and while emotions ran high, the music rises even higher. The original 2-track master reels were recorded at 7.5 ips by Betty Cantor-Jackson and transferred and mastered by Jeffrey Norman at Garage Audio Mastering for your sonic enjoyment. $18.99

Nathan Whitt - Anticipation CDNathan Whitt - Anticipation CD - Bred out of the classic singer/songwriter mold, Nathan Whitt combines his unique original material with the live performance of a soulful band and his trademark, danceable backbeat. Born in California and raised in Ohio, Nathan surrounds himself with an all-star band that includes session players and established pop/rock and r&b musicians. Together, they create an innovative musical formula that is a cross between pop/rock artists such as John Mayer and Gavin DeGraw and funk/jam bands like Robert Randolph and Little Feat. $9.98

Soulive - Up Here CDSoulive - Up Here CD - No matter how you listen to Up Here, it sounds like you're listening to vintage vinyl. One of the most difficult things about making a record with a great live band is capturing all that live energy while still making the record that's about songs. Up Here does as good a job as any record could in accomplishing this. "Straight up," says drummer Alan Evans, "this is the first Soulive album that I can say every tune on it is my favorite on the album." $12.98

Del McCoury - By Request CDDel McCoury - By Request CD - For 50 years, Del's music defined authenticity for hard core Bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. And while By Request, provides an opportunity to look back on a unique legacy, it's also one that Del McCoury's rolling past with a wave and a grin and some of the best music he's ever made. By Request is a collection of what Del and his sons feel are the 14 most requested songs during Del's live shows (as most of you know, Del never had a set list, but plays audience requests). $12.98

Odd Meters - Uncomon Denominator CDOdd Meters - Uncommon Denominator CD - Odd Meters debut studio release featuring Jeff Sipe, Kofi Burbridge, Mike Seal and Stephen K. Wilson. This all instrumental release showcases the band's dynamic song-writing ability and unique odd time grooves. Styles vary from jazz to funk to world to latin. Typically performing as a duo, the Odd Meters use the studio with this release to bring in talented musicians that help fully demonstrate the potential of the music. This is the beginning of a whole new genre of music that allows the listener an opportunity to easily find the groove in all styles of odd time music. $12

Coming Soon:

July 14 - 10ft Ganga Plant - Bush Rock CD

July 21 - Assembly of Dust - Some Assembly Required CD

Rev Payton's Big Damn Band - The Whole Fam Damnily CD

August 4 - MMW - Radiolarians III CD

Last Week's Additions:

Black Crowes - Warpaint DVDBlack Crowes - Warpaint Live DVD - The Black Crowes are one of the all-time great live rock bands. Their shows are legendary and regularly sell out in record time wherever in the world they play. This new live DVD was filmed on March 20, 2008 at the Wiltern in Los Angeles during the tour in support of their critically acclaimed new studio album "Warpaint". The concert features live versions of the whole of the "Warpaint" album plus a mixture of previously unreleased cover versions and some of their own classics. $14.98


Jefferson Airplane - Flight Box CdJefferson Airplane - Flight Box (3 Live CDs) - 3CD set from the first Rock group from San Francisco's Psychedelic music scene to achieve national and commercial success. The legendary concerts featured in this set were recorded at famous venues in their hometown and capture the group at the peak of their powers. The first concert was recorded at Golden Gate Park on July 5th, 1969. The second concert was the group's last-ever performance which took place at the Winterland Arena on September 22nd, 1972. The songs featured were drawn mainly from the group's last two studio albums, Bark and Long John Silver. They also included a sprinkling of old favorites such as "Crown Of Creation" and "Somebody To Love", the rarely-performed "The Son Of Jesus" and several numbers from recent albums by Papa John Creach and the JA spin-off group Hot Tuna. $28.98

Mark Karan - Walk through the Fire CDMark Karan - Walk Through the Fire CD - Bob Weir & RatDog lead guitarist Mark Karan's first solo recording, Walk Through The Fire, is a testament to his successful bout with cancer in 2007. The record's distinct Americana feel is a nod to country blues ala Elvin Bishop with the clarity and truth of Ry Cooder's best work. Walk Through The Fire features some of Mark's amazing friends as The Persuasions, Billy Payne (Little Feat), The Rowan Brothers, and the first posthumous recorded release of rock legend Delaney Bramlett. $14.98

Dicket Betts - Rockpalast (2 DVDs)Dickey Betts & Great Southern - Rockpalast: 30 Years of Southern Rock (2 DVDs) - Dickey Betts and Great Southern were the third highlight at the Rockpalast Festival on March 4th/5th, 1978. On those evenings, they played for the first time in Europe in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Gruga-Halle in Essen/Germany and millions of viewers on television. Dickey Betts is not unknown to those who are familiar with American rock music. He was one of the original members of the Allman Brothers Band and formed his own band Great Southern in 1976. Nowadays, Dickey Betts and Great Southern are considered to be one of the most important and influental southern rock bands of all time. $24.97

Warren Haynes - Acoustic Slide DVDWarren Haynes - Acoustic Slide and the Art of Electric Improvisation DVD - This is Warren's follow-up to his first extremely successful Hot Licks release, Electric Blues and Slide Guitar. In this DVD, Warren teaches the country blues of Son House and Robert Johnson, different slides for different sounds, open-tuning licks in G and E tunings, using vibrato to correct pitch, damping for a cleaner sound, Muddy Waters' standard tuning style, switching off between the slide and fingers, "call and response" improvisation and so much more. As an extra bonus, many of the examples are illustrated with Warren's band, Gov't Mule! Don't miss this opportunity for yet another blues guitar "tour de force" with the great Warren Haynes. $24.95

Upcoming Events:

July 9-12 *All Good - Masontown, WV

July 16-18 - Camp Bisco - Mariaville, NY

July 22-25 - 10,000 Lakes - Detroit Lakes, MN

July 23-26 - *FloydFest - Floyd, VA

July 23-26 - *Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT

July 31-Aug 2 - Muddy River Jam - Morrisville, PA

August 13-15 - *Camp Barefoot - Gore, VA

August 12-15 - Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival - Ozark, AR

* Look for the HGMN booth at this event

Video of the Week:

Jeff Bujak - 'Sea and Machinist' Live at StrangeCreek Festival in Greenfield, MA 05-24-09

Thanks for reading, go see some live music and have a great week! I'll see some of you at All Good!
- Lee Crumpton

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New releases from the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Del McCoury Band, Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks, Eric Lindell, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys and the Grammy award winning Michael Doucet & BeauSoleil Live at JazzFest!

In this issue:

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


Camp Barefoot 3 announced

Equaleyes new CD reviewed

New Additions:

Carolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson - Live CDCarolina Chocolate Drops & Joe Thompson - Live at Merlefest 2008 CD - Joe Thompson is said to be the last traditional old-time fiddler around. The Drops were trained under his guidance. Performances from the 90 year-old are rare and this one was caught live at Merlefest with one of the hottest young old-time bands around! $14.99

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Sankofa Strings CDCarolina Chocolate Drops presents Colored Aristocracy: Sankofa Strings CD
- "Listening to them is like dropping the needle on a Victrola record." --Mitch Teich, Arizona Public Radio

Sankofa Strings came into being as a result of the first Black Banjo Gathering, held in Boone, NC in April 2005. Sule and Dom flew in from Arizona, and when they hooked up with Rhiannon, they knew great music was to be made! Two months later, in Arizona, they played their first gigs, and as they say, the rest was history. Four months later, after moving from AZ to NC, Dom joined Rhiannon and NC native Justin Robinson to form the Carolina Chocolate Drops, another proud exponent of the Black String Band Revival. $14.99

BeauSoleil - Live from JazzFest 2008 CD BeauSoleil - Live From JazzFest 2008 CD - This recording WON a GRAMMY in the Best Cajun/Zydeco Album category for the 2008 Grammy Awards! Recorded in New Orleans LA - April 27, 2008 $17


Del Mccoury - Live at Jazzfest CDDel McCoury Band - Live from JazzFest 2008 CD - Recorded live at JazzFest on April 27, 2008. Nominated for a Grammy in the Best Bluegrass Album category! $17


Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys - Live at JazzFest 2008 CDSteve Riley & the Mamou Playboys - Live at JazzFest 2008 CD
- Recorded live in New Orleans on May 1, 2008. This CD was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Cajun/Zydeco Album category. $17


Dan Hicks - Tangled Tales CDDan Hicks & the Hot Licks - Tangled Tales CD - "Tangled Tales" mashes the outlaw swing music, insightful charm, and brilliant melodies that have endeared Dan to audiences and fellow artists for four decades with his signature understated melancholy that could only be born from a creative genius. Featuring a world-class collection of musical talent including instrumental virtuosos David Grisman, Charlie Musselwhite, Bruce Forman, and slide-guitarist Roy Rogers, and produced by Grammy-winning roots music producer Chris Goldsmith, "Tangled Tales" delivers 8 great new original tunes that feel like instant Dan Hicks classics (and some choice cover tunes too). This album is calculated to keep your toes tappin' and your synapses zappin'. $13.98

Eric Lindell - Gulf Coast Highway CDEric Lindell - Gulf Coast Highway CD
- Recorded at Balance Studio in Mandeville, Louisiana, Gulf Coast Highway, will capture the attention of music lovers all over the globe. Featuring 12 original songs and three inspired covers - Buck Owens ("Crying Time"), Delbert McClinton ("Here Come The Blues Again") and Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson ("I Can Get Off On You") -- Gulf Coast Highway finds Lindell reaching new performing and songwriting heights. His soul-drenched mix of roots-rock, sinewy blues, swampy R&B and a hint of honky-tonk soul permeates each and every song, and have led critics to make comparisons to Van Morrison and Delbert McClinton. With musical help from some of the Crescent City's finest players, including the Galactic rhythm section of ROBERT MERCURIO and STANTON MOORE on eight tracks, Lindell has created his most fully realized lyrical and musical statement yet. $17.98

Coming Soon:

March 31 - John Scofield - Piety Street CD pre-order
Tim Reynolds - Radiance CD
ToasT - The Mad Science CD

April 7 -Grateful Dead - To Terrapin: Hartford '77 (3 CDs) pre-order
Grateful Dead - Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings (9 CD box) pre-order

April 14 - Medeski Martin & Wood - Radiolarians 2 CD
Jake Shimabukuro - Live CD
Easy Star All Stars - Lonely Hearts Dub Band CD

April 21 - John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension - Live at Belgrade DVD
Sex Mob Meets Medeski - Live in Willisau CD
Jorma Kaukonen & Vital Parts - Rockpalast: West Coast Legends DVD

Last Week's Additions:

Three Legged Fox - No as Far CD
Three Legged Fox - Not As Far CD
- Three Legged Fox's second album, "Not As Far," was produced by prominent recording engineer/producer Chris DiBeneditto at Philadelphonic Studios, and features guest performances by members of several national acts including G. Love & Special Sauce, Slightly Stoopid (both fellow Philadelphonic recording artists), SOJA, and John Brown's Body. Fans will find plenty of the reggae influences that marked their first album, but the band's continuing evolution as it explores other aspects of the "organic roots rock" genre is evident in the increasing variety of influences to be heard among the album's 13 songs. $12

Return to Forever - Returns (2 CD)Return to Forever - Returns (2 live CDs) - In the summer of 2008, four legendary artists took up their instruments together for the first time in 25 years. Return to Forever's classic lineup - Chick Corea on keyboards, Stanley Clarke on bass, Lenny White on drums and Al Di Meola on guitar - was one of the most influential groups of its time. The second time around, they reminded us why, and then astounded us all over again. $19.98


Les Claypool - Of Fungi & Foe CD Les Claypool - Of Fungi & Foe CD - Les Claypool's album "Of Fungi and Foe" is his latest album of all original music. Since his last album release, 2006's "Of Whales and Woe", Les has been busy with his films, scoring other people's films, scoring video games and just having fun out on tour. This album is a collection of songs inspired by the projects he has been working on over the past few year. Also on this album is a jam session with Eugene Hutz the charismatic front-man of the band Gogol Bordello that turned into the track "Bite Out Of Life". $13.98

John Brown's Body - Reamplify CDJohn Brown's Body - Re-Amplify CD - Remixes of songs from AMPLIFY by Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo (Gym Class Heroes), Tommie Sunshine, GoldieLocks, Blue King Brown, Dubmatix and Wrongtom. Plus a live recording of a brand new song from JBB. Available in a limited edition physical version. $7.98


Old School Freight Train - Six Years CDOld School Freight Train - Six Years CD - Six Years, a new album by Charlottesville, Virginia s Old School Freight Train combines virtuosic instrumentation, imaginative arrangements, thought-provoking lyrics, captivating melodies, and soulful lyrics while blending fundamentals of rock, folk, jazz, soul, pop, and bluegrass.

"Shades of Jack Johnson, Ben Harper... even a kiss of Van Morrison. With Six Years, Old School Freight Train is off on a timeless new track, blending roots and rock to create a sound that's all their own." --Rolling Stone $13.98

North Mississippi Allstars - Boulderado CDNorth Mississippi Allstars - Boulderado (Live CD) - Boulderado - Live at The Fox captures North Mississippi Allstars at the pinnacle of the heralded 'Keep the Devil Down' tour. The tour supported the first releases on the band's own label (Songs of the South Records) 'Hernando.' 'Hernando' was lauded by critics for the return to a rock trio sound for the group. The 'Keep The Devil Down' tour was the band's most successful run of dates in years. The twenty tracks on 'Boulderado' make it clear why. $15.99

Upcoming Events:

April 16-19 - Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival - Pittsboro, NC

April 16-19 - Signal Fest - Chapel Hill, NC

Video of the Week:
The Allman Brothers Band 3/19/09 at the Beacon in NYC perform "Little Wing" with special guest Eric Clapton.

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The Carolina Bluegrass Festival

Takes place on May 17, 2009 at the Koka Booth Amphitheater to benefit Stop Hunger Now, a locally based, national non-profit organization committed to ending world hunger.

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This is not your average week.

In this issue:

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

This is not your average week.
Phish just announced more tour dates!
We have the Inauguration of President Barrack Obama!
That evening The Dead will be performing at an Inuagural Ball!
There's a lot of great new CDs and DVDs available today - many of which you'll probably enjoy!
So make this the perfect week and get some!
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New Additions:

Umphrey's McGee - Mantis - Over 2 years in the making, Mantis pushes the envelope in composition, arrangement and group interplay. And in an Umphrey's McGee first, the album offers 100% new material - a drastic change of pace for a band whose typical modus operandi is to work out the material live on-stage before recording studio versions. CD $14.99 / LP $15.99



Euphonic Brew - In a Sea of Stained Glass CD - Euphonic Brew presents a fascinating journey through a wide variety of musical styles and moods, all underpinned by the band's remarkable chordal composition and fantastic sense of melody. This makes every stop on the trip a memorable one, regardless of the scenery which can range from driving rock and riveting funk to harmony-laden pop and bouncing piano tap-alongs. The lyrics match the musical diversity well, alternating between the concrete and abstract throughout, and yet always bordering on the personal. All of this adds up to a wonderfully diverse collection of songs that both catch the ear and move the head, and that become more interesting with each listen rather than less. $9.99

Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention - In the 1960s DVD- This film reviews the true story of The Mothers of Invention and the music they made during the first incarnation of the band. With group members Jimmy Carl Black, Bunk Gardner, Don Preston and Art Tripp taking up the tale and revealing - often for the first time - what the real Frank Zappa was all about; and with contributions from 'scenesters 'like LA wildman Kim Fowley, biographer Billy James, Zappa academic Ben Watson, music journalist Richie Unterberger and English writer and musician Alan Clayson - acclaimed biographer of Edgar Varese - this program is the most detailed, informative and enjoyable documentary on Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention yet to emerge. Also features rare footage of Frank and The Mothers from throughout the 1960s, archive interviews, seldom seen live performances, and a host of other features. 134 minutes $19.95


Alex Machacek, Neal Fountain, Jeff Sipe - Official Triangle Sessions CD This was a special weekend of music. Alex Machacek, Jeff Sipe and Neal Fountain performed three nights of music during the last weekend of June in North Carolina. It was the very first time that Alex and Neal met. Neal Fountain hails from the musical hotbed of Athens, GA, and has been playing professionally from the age of 14. Best known as a sideman to Col. Bruce Hampton and the Fiji Mariners (a post-A.R.U. project of Hamptons) and drumming phenom Jeff Sipe. Neals name is on the short list of greater Atlanta's finest musicians. $13.99

North Mississippi Allstars - Do It Like We Used To (2 CDs + DVD) This retrospective includes two CDs that chronologically follow highlights of the Allstars' live performances over the band's first 10 years. The DVD features a full length documentary on the history of the band. Do It Like We Used To Do will please the hardcore NMA fans as well as any lover of American roots music, Southern Rock and Blues. $16.99



Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band - The Mountain CDSteve Earle & the Del McCoury Band - The Mountain CD Steve's album, The Mountain, was was recorded with the Del McCoury Band and is "high risk, low tech" bluegrass -- "one mic, no shit"... guests include Sam Bush, Kathy Chiavola, Cowboy Jack Clement, Iris Dement, Jerry Douglas, Stuart Duncan, David Ferguson, Emmylou Harris, Tim O'Brien, Marty Stuart, Gillian Welch, and Gene Wooten... $15.99


Larry Keel & Natural Bridge - Backwoods CDLarry Keel & Natural Bridge - Backwoods CD The long-awaited second studio project from Larry Keel and his powerhouse acoustic ensemble 'Natural Bridge' has finally been unleashed! With these revolutionary tracks Keel and his ultra progressive string band have hand-crafted 7 original compositions of the 10 tunes on BACKWOODS that defy all ordinary expectations of what Bluegrass and Americana music has ever offered-- until now. Co-produced by creative genius Keller Williams and monster mountain music master Larry Keel, BACKWOODS is a supremely energizing musical ride. $16


Sol Driven Train - Tajar Tracks 2 CdSol Driven Train - Tajar Tracks 2 CD - Sol Driven Train's second children's record, Tajar Tracks Two takes up where the first Tajar Tracks left off, presenting a bevy of new sing along tunes for parents and kids alike. "The first Tajar Tracks was voted Best Children's Album of 2005 in South Carolina,"says Joel Timmons, singer, guitarist and songwriter with the group. "After the release and obvious success of our first record for children, we wanted to get back to Gwen Valley and record again as soon as possible. But our constant tour schedule didn't leave many holes to get back to the camp and record with the kids. This year, we made it a priority to spend time at Gwen Valley again and get Tajar Tracks Two out for the new year." $12

Coming Soon:
February 3 - Marco Benevento - Me Not Me CD

February 10 - moe. - Dr. Stan's Prescription Vol. 2 (2 CDs) (pre-order)
Mike Dillon's Go Go Jungle - Rock Star Bench Press CD
Jorma Kaukonen - River of Time CD $17.98
February 17 - Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit CD

February 24 - Blind Boys of Alabama - Live in New Orleans DVD
JJ Cale - Roll On CD

March 3 - Phish - The Clifford Ball (7 DVD box set) $79 (pre-order)

Last Week:

Derek Trucks Band - Already Free CDDerek Trucks Band - Already Free CD - Nearly a year in the making and brimming with a newfound focus on original material, Already Free is The Derek Trucks Band's natural evolution as they move forward integrating influences that span a variety of musical genres. Known for their blues roots, the group takes this album well beyond blues to incorporate the larger sounds of rock & soul. Already Free, features a stirring cover of Bob Dylan's Down In The Flood as well as the new songs, Down Don't Bother Me and Get What You Deserve. Guest appearances on the album include vocals from Susan Tedeschi and Doyle Bramhall II. $16.97

The Station - LiveThe Station - Speed of Sound - Live at Marley's (2 CDs) - The Station balances its jams on a metallic edge, adds a dash of funky machismo and even summons its Southern-rock roots to provide a fine introduction for new listeners. Despite a running time of nearly two-and-a-half hours -- all but two of these 12 songs clock in at longer than 10 minutes -- Speed of Sound remains a far-from-laborious listen. The Station jams creatively while still focusing on the songs' melodies, structure and overall effect. Highlights include Illuminator, which boasts jaw-dropping guitar and sax solos, and the heartland anthem Midwest Moonshine. But, really, cue up just about any of these tunes, push 'play' and let your opinion of jam bands likely be altered for the better. - Michael Popke, Sea of $16


Mark O Connor's Hot Swing TrioMark 0'Connor's Hot Swing Trio CD - Acoustic, progressive violin and Django-style guitar jazz played by Mark O'Connor and his Hot Swing Trio featuring Frank Vignola and Jon Burr. Writing about the live concert at which this recording was made, respected critic Terry Teachout, wrote for the Washington Post, "what I find most exciting about the Hot Swing Trio is the collective willingness of its members to knock down the artificial boundaries between seemingly different musical idioms. I can't wait to hear the CD that comes out of these concerts." $15.99


Albert Collins - Cold Tremors (2 Live Cds)Albert Collins - Cold Tremors (2 live CDs) - Collins plays his fingers raw, coaxing more diversity and tasteful licks out of his guitar than you'll hear on most of his studio recordings. The first disc features a much-recommended live album, recorded at the infamous El Mocambo in Toronto. The second features a 1969 gig Collins recorded at the Fillmore in San Francisco, when he served as an opening act for the Allman Brothers. $22.98

Video of the Week:

Streaming Dead! One of our friends turned us on - now we're turning you on too.

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!
Lee Crumpton

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Our fantastic fall continues with a wide range of amazing new things, from Annuals to Zappa.

October 6th, 2008  

In this issue:

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


The Phish from Vermont

New Additions:

annuals2thAnnuals - Such Fun CD & LP - Such Fun embraces a vast landscape of musical richness, combining Adam Baker's accomplished songcraft with an instrumental palate that is even more blindingly colorful than their previous work. Standing between epic post-rock, pop guitar crunch, woozy country swing and lovely orchestral ballads, Such Fun is revelatory in its depth. This perfectly crafted album, filled with harmonies, guitars, bursting crescendos, and bold strings, sees Annuals reaching to the farthest parts of their musical imaginations and coming back with something incredible. CD $12.98; LP $16.98

dbsthDeep Blue Sun - Live at Tree Sound CD - West coast psychedelia meets southern soul. Classic funk meets New Orleans boogie. Deep Blue Sun is a dynamic and original six-piece band playing funk, rock and southern fried soul. Their newest live CD captures the wide range of musical styles, featuring a powerful rhythm section, intricate harmonies, soaring guitar and driving keyboards. The music flows seamlessly between inspired improv and melodic, well crafted songs that reveal more with every listen. Discover the band Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band) calls the "best kept secret in the jam band world." $12.00

quactusthQuactus - Once A Pond, A Spine CD - Taking its cue from classic bands including the Grateful Dead, Phish, and the Allman Brothers, Quactus has developed a diverse style that blends various genres of music. Harmonious vocals set atop changing textures and moods, mixed with subtle meter changes, intricate melodies, and a cohesive improvisational style backed by a solid rhythm section comprise the core of the Quactus sound. Their jams may run the gamut from psychedelic to trance-like to ultra-funky or even heavy metal excess. The members of Quactus have over 30 years of musical and audio instruction amongst them in both private and college level courses, which has given the band a strong command of music theory, songwriting, improvisation, vocal technique and music production skills.'s "New Groove of the Month" for May 2008! $12.00

chef2thChef Dave - No Strings Attached CD - There's a whole lot of jamming going on down south, and this is one exemplary slice of it! Featuring master keyboardist and improviser Johnny Neel and fiery guitarist Seth Davis, this quartet cooks up some rocking fusion and funk mostly-instrumentals! All songs were written by the players spontaneously, as they were being recorded. There were no rehearsals and no charts - what you hear is what happened at that moment! Seth Davis, guitar; Johnny Neel, organ, piano, keys; James Cook, bass; Derek Mixon, drums. $10.00

mm2thMike Musick - Honest CD - If you like great songs you can sing in the car or in the shower with words that just might change your life, this album is for you. At times he reminds one of David Gray, or maybe Joe Jackson, quite possibly because of his laid back and understated approach. Most of the time his songs revolve around a memorable hook and simple beat, letting the pop grow and flower into full bloom without any unnecessary flourishes. This simplicity is key, and it makes this an album you'll want to hear over and over again. Music is a universal language, and Musick is a universal messenger. There's no guessing - he sings it to you straight from the heart on his title track, he opens your eyes with his world-important song "America," and tells stories we can all relate to like "Scream" and "Staring at the Sun." The album flows beautifully with soulful rhythms that crest with waves of realism, piquing your curiosity and unleashing your inner consciousness. $10.00

tgdscarabthGrateful Dead - Egypt 1978 Scarab T-Shirt - Limited Edition Black t-shirt with Egypt 1978 Scarab logo on front. Please choose size Small thru XXL (XXL adds $2.00). $19.98

tgdglyphicsthGrateful Dead - Egypt 1978 Glyphics T-Shirt - Limited Edition Desert sand colored t-shirt with Egypt 1978 Glyphics design on front. Please choose size Small thru XXL. XXL adds $2.00. $19.98

delbestthDel McCoury - The Best of Del McCoury: The GrooveGrass Years CD - A few short years before Del McCoury reached his peak in popularity, he put together a band that would prove to be one of the most potent and powerful in Bluegrass music. After leaving the Rounder label with the want to move forward and push the boundaries of Bluegrass, Del signed on to be a part of an elite group of musicians, engineers and producers that would become known as The GrooveGrass Boyz. At that point The Del McCoury Band would record what would arguably become the best sounding, hardest hitting Bluegrass of his career. He recorded for the first time with icons Doc Watson, Mac Wiseman and Bootsy Collins. Though this album contains 9 Bluegrass tracks and only one GrooveGrass track, the Bill Monroe classic "Can't You Hear Me Calling" with Funk pioneer and icon Bootsy Collins, the impact of the stylistic convergence is noticeable in every song. $15.98

boristhBoris Garcia - Once More Into The Bliss CD - Once More Into The Bliss is the newest offering from Boris Garcia and features guest appearances from Buddy Cage (New Riders) and Donna Jean-Godchaux-MacKay (Grateful Dead). To be clear, Boris Garcia isn't a person - it's a band. Inspired by their predecessors like The Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Railroad Earth, Boris Garcia has cleverly twisted the free-form spirit of the jamband scene with folk, blues, jazz, and bluegrass music to forge their own sound. $14.98

stanley2thRalph Stanley - Old Time Pickin': A Clawhammer Banjo Collection CD - Ralph Stanley established himself long ago as America's foremost singer of traditional mountain music. His instantly recognizable voice has earned him Grammys, a Grand Ole Opry membership, an honorary doctorate degree, a place in the bluegrass hall of fame, and a living. Ralph has, for the most part, set aside the banjo in his live performances for several years, but he usually picks it up for at least one rollicking, crowd-pleasing "clawhammer number." For a man who helped establish the bluegrass genre, it is fun to watch him return to the old-time mountain style of playing that he learned from his mother when he was 11. The eighteen songs on this collection represent nearly 30 years of recording for Stanley. Most of the clawhammer songs he recorded for Rebel Records are here, including nine previously unreleased tracks. $9.98

beatlesmmdvdthThe Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour Memories DVD - Magical Mystery Tour was the first Beatles film project following the death of manager Brian Epstein in August 1967. The film was unscripted as various 'ordinary' people traveled on a charabanc bus, having 'magical' adventures en route. The movie soundtrack was released in the UK in December 1967 and in 1968 received a Grammy Award. Magical Mystery Tour Memories is an upbeat rockumentary featuring the vivid memories of those who witnessed the making of the movie and features a celebrity cast along with anecdotal stories and unseen 8mm home movie footage, as well as eyewitness accounts from fans, onlookers and the cast of the movie. "This is a happy, upbeat film" comments David Lambert, producer and director of Arthouse Pictures, who produced the movie. "Probably the last time the Fab Four were all still getting along." Keith Badman (author and Beatles expert) said "I have seen the rough cut screener and can't wait to see the finished program. It is fantastic." This film is a must have for all Beatles fans worldwide and an opportunity to look back fondly at the heady days of the swinging 60s. $19.95

zappastage3th_0Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 3 (2 CDs) - These 25 tracks were recorded between 1971 and 1984, although most of it is from the 1984 tour. Of special interest is the first track, "Sharleena," recorded December 23, 1984. On it, 15-year old Dweezil joins his father on guitar, the first time they played together onstage. Also of special interest is a live version of "King Kong" that includes FZ's guitar solo from the notorious Rainbow Theater show of 1971. It was during this very number that an overreacting audience member, whose girlfriend claimed to be in love with Frank, chose to jump onstage and knock FZ into the orchestra pit; he wound up in the hospital and wouldn't perform for the remainder of the year. This solo is deftly edited into a 1982 performance of the same tune. On the lighter side, there's an '84 performance of "Bamboozled by Love" where the band slides into a Yes riff that you'll probably recognize. $17.99

Coming Soon:

October 14 - Ray Lamontagne - Gossip in the Grain CD (pre-order)
Lotus - Hammerstrike CD (pre-order)
Martin Sexton - Solo CD (pre-order)
Dungen - 4 LP (pre-order)
Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction CD

October 21 - The Bridge - Blind Man's Hill CD
Jimmy Herring - Lifeboat CD (pre-order)
Primus - Sailing the Seas of Cheese LP

October 28 - Rodrigo y Gabriela - Live in Japan CD
Freekbass - Junkyard Waltz CD
Family Dog Presents The Chet Helms Tribal Stomp (4 DVDs & 2 CDs)
O'Death - Broken Hymns, Limbs, and Skins CD
Widespread Panic - Live From Austin, TX DVD
The Flaming Lips - Christmas on Mars DVD & Deluxe Edition
Laura Reed & Deep Pocket - Live at Tree Sound CD/DVD

November 4 - Greyboy - 15 Years of West Coast Cool CD & LP

November 11 - Trio of Doom LP
Shpongle - Are You Shpongled & Tales of The Inexpressible CDs
Hallucinogen - Twisted, The Lone Deranger, & In Dub CDs
Younger Brother - Last Days of Gravity & A Flock of Bleeps CDs

November 18 - Phish - At The Roxy Box Set (pre-order)

Last Week's Additions:

Medeski Martin and Wood - Radiolarians 1 CD
Grateful Dead - Rocking the Cradle: Egypt 1978 (2 CDs & 1 DVD)
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Jingle All the Way CD
John Brown's Body - Amplify CD
Will Bernard - Blue Plate Special CD
Oneside - First, to Last CD
The Bongolian - Outer Bongolia CD
Big Boss Man - Winner CD
Jah Roots - Joy CD
Dungen - 4 CD
Traffic - Live at Santa Monica DVD
Asylum Street Spankers - What? And Give Up Show Biz? (2 CDs)
Sabertooth - Dr. Midnight: Live at the Green Mill CD
Ted Sirota's Rebel Souls - Breeding Resistance CD
Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 2 (2 CDs)

Top 25 Sellers fro September 2008:

1- The Ragbirds - Wanderlove
2- Sound Tribe Sector Nine - Peaceblaster
3- Grace Potter - Original Soul
4- Boombox - Visions of Backbeat
5- Rhythm Devils - Concert Experience DVD
6- Derek Trucks Band - Live at Georgia Theatre
7- SOJA - Get Wiser
8- Garaj Mahal - w00t
9- Telepath - Contact
10- Talkdemonic - Eyes At Half Mast
11- The Malah - Sound Spectrum
12- Phish - The White Tape
13- SOJA - Get Wiser DVD
14- Slightly Stoopid - Jazz Fest 2005
15- The Earth Will Swallow You DVD
16- Greensky Bluegrass - Five Interstates
17- Keller Williams w/ Moseley, Droll, & Sipe - Live
18- Xavier Rudd - Good Spirit DVD
19- Michael Franti & Spearhead - All Rebel Rockers
20- Various Artists - Home Grown 8
21- Mike Gordon - The Green Sparrow
22- Papa Grows Funk - Mr. Patterson's Hat
23- Jimmy Herring - Lifeboat
24- Poogie Bell Band - Get On The Kit
25- Sim Redmond Band - Room In These Skies

Staff Picks:

Bryan: Sabertooth - Dr. Midnight: Live at the Green Mill
Lee: Telepath - Contact
Robie: Annuals - Such Fun
Sherry: Josh Phillips Folk Festival - Wicker
Trevor: Fiddleworms - Volkswagen Catfish

News and Reviews:

The Phish from Vermont

Upcoming Festivals:
Mantra Bash - 10/17 - 10/19 - Climax, NC -
Gory at the Quarry - 10/31 - 11/2 - Garrettsville, OH -
*Bear Creek Music Festival - 11/14 - 11/16 - Live Oak, FL -

*look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Deep Blue Sun live at Tree Sound Studios

We'd love it if you could take a minute and vote for Josh Phillips Folk Festival to play the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival! Check it out here and vote once a day!

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Bryan Rodgers

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Must-have new stuff from Sim Redmond Band, Donna the Buffalo, Widespread Panic, The Black Ghosts, David Becker Tribune, Del McCoury Band, and Sound Tribe Sector 9.
Dancing Tree Newsletter

July 10th, 2008  

In this issue:

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

Mile High Music Festival Schedule
Speakeasy's SuperEasy Summer Tour

New Additions:

sim7thSim Redmond Band - Room in These Skies CD - With their first studio recording since 2006's Each New Day, Sim Redmond Band returns listeners to their mellow, melancholy musical world with Room in These Skies. SRB's unique blend of roots-rock, Afro-Carribean, and reggae music continues to spread like wild fire. They are based in Ithaca, NY but their magnetic pole is Africa, particularly the sounds eminating from West & South Africa. This magnetic pole has served as a pivot for the Sim Redmond Band to spring between straight rock grooves and pumping reggae. The vocal teamwork of Sim Redmond, Jen Middaugh, and Nate Silas Richardson creates a male/female chemistry that is rare and beautiful. $12.99

sts98thSound Tribe Sector Nine - Peaceblaster CD - STS9 thrives on friction. This may be surprising coming from five musicians who think of themselves as a collective as much as a band. But consider the title of the California-based outfit's long-awaited fourth album. The two words rub against each other to create an image that is simultaneously utopian and violent, fraught with the very contradiction that permeates America circa now. Armed with a batch of song ideas and fueled by the tension of the times, the band took a break from their masochistic touring schedule and holed up in their recording studio. The result is a tour-de-force of gut-punching rhythms and textured, shimmering tones, dense with the Eno-esque layering of live and electronic instruments that STS9 is known for - the chords and samples swirling atop the pulsing bass and drums. But between the beats there is a distinctly human element absent from past records. $14.99

don8thDonna the Buffalo - Silverlined CD - Embodying the culmination of two decades of collaboration between founding members Tara Nevins and Jeb Puryear, Silverlined builds on the band's signature sound - a bedrock of traditional mountain music infused with elements of Cajun, rock, folk, reggae, and country. Silverlined also includes the talents of well-known guests Bela Fleck, Claire Lynch, David Hidalgo and Amy Helm. This release marks the 20th anniversary of Donna the Buffalo! $15.99

wsp120100thWidespread Panic - 12/1/00 Carbondale, IL (3 CDs) - WSP's first ever "vault" release - and it's a hot one from the Houser days, friends! Recorded live at Southern Illinois University Arena in Carbondale, IL on December 1, 2000. $27.99

del6thDel McCoury Band & Friends - Moneyland CD - This compilation gathers songs old, new, angry, somber, and everything in between to shine a spotlight on the sad situation of rural America in the 21st century. Moneyland revitalizes country and bluegrass music's connections to the lives of hardworking people in ways that honor the past, look to the future, and challenge the listeners to act in the present. The collection explores the hardships of rural and urban working people and their families through a thoughtful selection of new songs, neglected gems, and classic favorites performed by The Del McCoury Band, Merle Haggard, Marty Stuart, Emmylou Harris, Patty Loveless, Bruce Hornsby, and others. Highlights include McCoury's vitriolic "Moneyland," Patty Loveless' creepy "You'll Never Leave Harlan Alive," and the gospel-infused "The Way It Is" by Bruce Hornsby featuring only piano, vocals, and guest vocals from the Fairfield Four. $15.99

radiators08thThe Radiators - Wild & Free (2 CDs) - If there's been one constant in American Rock & Roll in the last 30 years it's The Radiators. This New Orleans based quintet has either been touring or recording over this entire time frame. Still consisting of the 5 original members, this band is as relevant today as when they first started out. Now, for the first time, they have gone back through the vaults and put together a retrospective that covers all the stages of their career, highlighting live performances and rare studio recordings of their all-time classics, as well as offering unreleased gems. In addition they've recorded two new tracks specifically for this compilation. One listen to this CD and you'll know why "Wild & Free" is not only a great song but also describes the Rads way of life. $13.99

blackghoststhThe Black Ghosts - The Black Ghosts CD - After two years of occasional underground club singles, the long wait is over - and The Black Ghosts' sublime, stunning debut is finally out in the U.S. - featuring all the club hits like "Face," "Something New," and more. If you like a perfectly pitched sonic mix of electro, rock, pop, and dance, you came to the right place. With vocals from Simian's ex-lead singer Simon Lord, this is really the "third" Simian album, but why quibble with perfection? $13.99

dbeckerthDavid Becker Tribune - Leaving Argentina CD - Jazz Podium calls him "a poet on the guitar." When you hear David Becker play, you are hearing one of the true greats of modern jazz guitar - an artist who will eventually find his name mentioned alongside giants like John McLaughlin and Wes Montgomery. Leaving Argentina doesn't overwhelm with Latin styles, but injects enough of their flavor into Becker's satisfying compositions to create a distinctly enjoyable album. The BBC says "this is a jazz album with a hint of Latin spice and a whole lot of warmth, skill and style. A really lovely album, in fact." $15.99

Coming Soon:

July 15 - Jeff Coffin Mu'tet - Mutopia CD (pre-order)
Drew Emmitt - Long Road CD (pre-order)

July 22 - Dr. Dog - Fate (pre-order CD/LP)
The Avett Brothers - The Second Gleam (pre-order CD and LP)
Tea Leaf Green - Raise Up the Tent CD (pre-order)
Ozric Tentacles - Jurassic Shift CD & DVD (pre-order)
Medeski Martin and Wood - Zaebos: The Book of Angels Vol. 11 CD (pre-order)
Slightly Stoopid - Slightly Not Stoned Enough To Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid CD (pre-order)

August 5 - Mike Gordon - The Green Sparrow CD
Phish - Walnut Creek (2 DVDs)
Phish - LivePhish CD releases (5/8/93 Durham, NH; 12/7/97 Dayton, OH; 7/6/98 Prague)

August 12 - The Duhks - Fast Paced World CD

August 19 - Xavier Rudd - Dark Shades of Blue CD
Darrell Scott - Modern Hymns CD

September 9 - Michael Franti & Spearhead - All Rebel Rockers CD
Ray Lamontagne - Gossip in the Grain CD

September 23 - Buzzuniverse - Live at Donegal Saloon CD

Sept. 30 - John Brown's Body - Amplify CD
Oneside - First, To Last CD

Last Week's Additions:

Various Artists - Home Grown 8 CD
Rhythm Devils - Concert Experience (2 DVDs)
Tiedye Keith - Tiedye Black: Thursday's at TDK's CD
Hymn For Her - Year of the Golden Pig CD
Seun Kuti - Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80 CD
Tree of Music T-Shirt

News and Reviews:

Speakeasy's SuperEasy Summer Tour
Mile High Music Festival Schedule

Upcoming Festivals:
*All Good Music Festival - 7/11 - 7/13 - Masontown, WV -
Laisy Daisy Fest - 7/12 - 7/13 - Garrettsville, OH -
Camp Bisco Seven - 7/17 - 7/20 - Mariaville, NY -
Northwest String Summit - 7/18 - 7/20 - North Plains, OR -
Tabfest - 7/18 - 7/20 - Mendon, OH -
Mile High Music Fest - 7/19 - 7/20 - Commerce City, CO -
10,000 Lakes Fest - 7/23 - 7/26 - Detroit Lakes, MN -
*Floydfest - 7/24 - 7/27 - Floyd, VA -
Summer Hookah #12 - 7/25 - 7/27 - Garrettsville, OH -
*Gathering of the Vibes - 7/31 - 8/3 - Bridgeport, CT -
Grateful Garcia Gathering - 7/31 - 8/3 - Thornville, OH -
Summerdance - 8/1 - 8/3 - Garrettsville, OH -
Pickathon Roots Music festival - 8/1 - 8/3 - Portland, OR -
*Trinumeral Music Festival - 8/8 - 8/10 - Mills River, NC -

*look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

A Look at Summer Camp 2008 w/ Avett Brothers, more

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!
Bryan Rodgers

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