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David Gans - The Ones That Look The Weirdest Taste the Best CD

David Gans has released a charming, homespun collection of original songs that illustrate his roots in folk and jam rock.

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New McCoy Tyner with lots of great guitarist, excellent holiday music from Alison Brown, David Gans with members of Railroad Earth and more.
December 1, 2008 Greetings,

In this issue:

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

Fourth Annual Holiday Jam December 17th

Deep Blue Sun - Live at Tree Sound CD Review

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit to release new CD

Lotus Halloweend weekend show review

New Additions:

tynerth McCoy Tyner - Guitars CD - This recording is a studio throw-down with 5 of popular music's most accomplished string specialists: Derek Trucks, Bela Fleck, Bill Frisell, John Scofield, and Marc Ribot. The song stack covers the old and new. McCoy finds common ground alongside a group of handpicked guitar and banjo players. It's a meeting of the generations. The DVD/CD set includes a DVD documenting the making of the CD replete with studio performances, chatter, and viewer options for what to see and where to look.

brownxmasthAlison Brown - Evergreen CD - Alison and the band went into the Compass studio to record some of their favorite tunes from their Winter's Eve holiday program and the result is "Evergreen." This 10-track collection (expanded and repackaged from the 2007 EP version) includes fun and imaginative re-workings of holiday classics with that distinctive Alison Brown Quartet sound. Fiddler/mandolinist Joe Craven is the special guest throughout and singers from the University School of Nashville joins the band on 2 tracks.  A unique holiday offering for fans of acoustic music.  $16.98

David Gans CDDavid Gans - The Ones That Look the Weirdest Taste the Best CD - Recorded with Railroad Earth violinist (and occasional Dharma Bum) Tim Carbone on Tim's turf near the Delaware Water Gap, along with a remarkable cadre of musical pals including mandolin wizard John Skehan III, multi-instrumentalist Andy Goessling, bassist Lindsey Horner, and demon steel (lap and pedal) player Buck Dilly. Loaded with lyrically piercing songs, including a dark, brilliant contribution from Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, Gans' latest is melodically vibrant and engaging as hell, borne on the fluid textures of Carbone's players and encompassing a variety of styles. $13

Coming Soon:
December 9 - Santana - The Best of the Fillmore Years (3 CDs)
January 20 - Umphrey's McGee - Mantis CD
February 10 -
moe. - Dr. Stan's Prescription Vol. 2 (2 CDs) (pre-order)

Last Week's Additions:
Soldiers of Jah Army EP CD
Phish - 2009 Calendar
Ween - At The Cat's Cradle 1992 CD & DVD
Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon & McCartney 1966 - 1970 DVD

News and Reviews:
Fourth Annual Holiday Jam December 17th
Deep Blue Sun - Live at Tree Sound CD Review
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit to release new CD
Lotus Halloweend weekend show review

Upcoming Events:
20th Anniversary Christmas Jam - Asheville NC - Dec 12-13
4th Annual Holiday Jam - Long Beach, CA Dec 17th
Winter Soulstice 2008 - The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC - Dec. 19 

Video of the Week:
The Motet - "Afrotech" Live at Tatanka Music Fest

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

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