Umphrey's McGee

All Good Music Festival 2009, Take 1

The 13th Annual All Good Festival at Marvin’s Mountaintop near Masontown, WV.

kellerIn spite of delays and technical difficulties we made it to Marvin's Mountaintop in time to catch some of Thursday's music. As the Security guards at the VIP entrance rummaged through everything we owned (for our safety, of course) we could hear Boombox's house party reverberating through the hills. We got in and found our spot just as Keller Williams was starting his one-man musical carnival. All the

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New live Umphrey's McGee, Lefty Williams, Saltwater Grass, Jim Weider, Dave Matthews Band, NRPS, Ween, Fillmore DVD, Woodstock CDs and much more!

In this issue:

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

LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS
The Phamily Reunion - After Phish at Red Rocks

Mulberry Mountain Harvest Music Festival - win tickets!

Win tickets to 10,000 Lakes Festival!

FREE Dubconscious! Buy Dubconscious' new CD "Non-violent" and get their double CD Realization free! For a limited time only while supplies last.

Jeff Bujak - Alive Like the Spine CD review

New Additions:

Umphreys McGee - Live DVdUmphrey's McGee - Sound Stage Live DVD - Recorded during their 2007 performance for PBS's Soundstage, Umphrey's McGee - Live is offers an incredible 13-song set on DVD, including six favorites not shown during the PBS broadcast, which premiered this past February.

Legendary on the live music circuit, Chicago-based Umphrey's McGee has perfected the art of progressive improvisation. With swirling guitar textures, multi-faceted arrangements and their signature blend of power and finesse, the sextet brings jamming to a new level. UMPHREY'S McGEE - LIVE features over two hours of dazzling music presented in High-Definition and mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound, plus two bonus tracks (including "Made to Measure" off their most recent studio album Mantis). A visual showcase of the band's spontaneity and innovative prowess, UMPHREY'S McGEE - LIVE, is a must-own for all music enthusiasts and progressive rock fans. $19.99

Lefty Williams - Snake Oil CDLefty Williams - Snake Oil CD - A skilled guitarist with over two decades of experience, Lefty Williams holds songcraft and musicianship at a premium. By emphasizing each equally with his music, he engages and enlightens the listener. In turn, we fall for Williams' powerful guitar licks and candid songs; often long before the origin of his nickname-he was born without a right hand-is clear. And by then, it's just another dimension to his talent. $12

Saltwater Grass CdSaltwater Grass CD - With all 6 members in their early twenties, Saltwater Grass is a soulful mix of styles reflecting their diverse backgrounds and deep connection to their music. Backed by a Miami-born percussion duo and fronted by singer trained at bluegrass pickin' circles, the sound is filled out with a bluesy electric guitar, funky bass, wailing harmonica and a cool, muted trumpet. $9.99

 

Jim Weider's Project Percolater - Pulse CDJim Weider's Project Percolater - Pulse CD - Weider has performed/recorded with dozens of legendary groups like The Band, Los Lobos, Dr John, Bob Dylan and more. PULSE is a multi-media CD that also has two video's on it Squirrels in Paris and the recording of "Pulse" at Allaire Studio's! Featuring: Jim Weider (Guitar), Rodney Holmes (Drums), Mitch Stein (Guitar), Steve Lucas (Bass) plus special guests! $14


Dave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey CDDave Matthews Band - Big Whiskey & the Groogrux King - Big Whiskey has been hailed by Rolling Stone as the group's "heaviest album yet, both musically and emotionally," which went on to note: "Throughout, Carter Beauford beats out elaborate, propulsive groves; bassist Stefan Lessard lays down Flea-style funk bass lines; violinist Boyd Tinsley plays cresting, intense runs; and Matthews mirrors Moore's saxophone lines with scatlike singing." Billboard, in a cover story on Dave Matthews Band, praised Big Whiskey as "its best album yet... Highlights include the funk-rock rave-up 'Shake Me Like a Monkey,' the stirring ballad 'Lying in the Hands of God,' the swampy rocker 'Alligator Pie (Cockadile),' radio-friendly fare like 'Why I Am,' which features playful horns over a solid rock riff and a hooky chorus, and 'Funny the Way It Is,' which parlays a subtle intro into a soaring, syncopated anthem." CD $18.98 CD+DVD $24.98

NRPS - Where I Come From CD New Riders of the Purple Sage - Where I Come From CD - An American psychedelic classic featuring songs written with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Woodstock Records has just released the first studio CD in over 20 years by The New Riders of the Purple Sage. This legendary band's renaissance began four years ago and continues today. The CD, "Where I Come From" features 12 new songs of which seven were written by David Nelson and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Also included are "Carl Perkins Wears The Crown", an ode to the rockabilly king.Two live show favorites "Higher" and "Olivia Rose" are on here as well as a cover of "Minglewood Blues." Featuring art work by famed San Francisco artist Stanley Mouse, "Where I Come From" is psychedelic Americana at its finest. $15.98


Ween - All Request Live CDWeen - All Request Live CD
- All Request Live features tracks performed live, in-studio by Ween and their touring band as part of a web radio broadcast, playing songs selected by fans on the band's message board. Among the tracks performed are all three officially released parts of "The Stallion" (along with the previously unreleased parts four and five), fan-favorites "Awesome Sound" and "Demon Sweat", a slightly expanded version of the drug-addled skit "Pollo Asado", and a nearly six minute long take on the band's infamously rejected Pizza Hut jingle "Where'd the Cheese Go?" $15.98


Fillmore: The Last Days DVDFillmore: The Last Days DVD
- Legendary rock impresario Bill Graham closed the Fillmore West in early summer 1971 with five nights of all-star concerts, the last curtain going down on July 4. The storied San Francisco venue had become an institution, an integral part of the West Coast music scene of the '60s and, now, an essential element of the mythology of rock 'n' roll. Always the showman, Graham made sure the Fillmore West was sent off in a blaze of glory, spotlighting bands - including the Grateful Dead and Santana-that rose to fame at the hall. The madness leading up to the shows and the concerts themselves were filmed for FILLMORE: THE LAST DAYS, a gritty, behind-the-scenes look at a fascinating moment in rock history and a showcase for great performances by iconic artists who epitomized 'the San Francisco Sound.' Originally released in 1972 and long out-of-print, the documentary film makes its DVD debut with Rhino's landmark reissue.$19.99


Woodstock CDWoodstock - Original Soundtrack & More (2 CDs)
- Originally released in 1970 as a triple-LP, MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK AND MORE: WOODSTOCK topped Billboard's pop albums chart for four weeks, and was a Top 20 R&B album as well. As potent a musical time capsule as ever existed, it captures the three-day, 1969 concert event that united close to half a million members of what came to be known as the 'Woodstock Generation.' Rhino's deluxe, 40th anniversary, 2-CD reissue of this sprawling and era-defining sonic document-featuring CSN&Y, The Who, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, and much more is remastered from the original analog soundboard tapes. It s the ideal way to take a trip back to Yasgur's farm and performances that shaped music and popular culture for years to come. $24.98


Woodstock 2 CDsWoodstock Two (2 CDs) - Following the chart-topping, multiplatinum success of 1970's Music From The Original Soundtrack And More: Woodstock, Cotillion served up even more peace and music with 1971's WOODSTOCK TWO. Originally released as a double-LP, it expands the listening experience with 16 additional performances from the historic 1969 concert event that named a generation of music fans and defined a pop culture era. TWO's highlights include extra tracks from legendary sets by Hendrix and CSN&Y, and presents numbers by two performers not featured on the original soundtrack, Mountain and Melanie. Rhino's 40th anniversary 2-disc reissue of this extraordinary sonic time capsule was remastered from the original analog soundboard tapes, and features a deluxe booklet with new liner notes and rare photos. $24.98

Coming Soon:

June 23 - Tortoise - Beacons of Ancestorship CD

Bob Marley & the Wailers - B is for Bob CD

June 30 - Black Crowes - Warpaint Live DVD

Jefferson Airplane - Flight Box (3 Live CDs)

Last Week's Additions:

Radiators - The Lost Southlake Sessions CdThe Radiators - The Lost Southlake Sessions CD - Recorded in the early 90's during one of the most creative periods in the band's long history. The sessions were discovered while researching tracks for last years 30th Anniversary Compilation, Wild & Free. Six of the fourteen tracks have never been previously released. $11.98



Hallucinogen - In Dub Live CDHallucinogen - In Dub Live CD - Featuring Ott, Posford, Youth, Jackson & David Nock, it is a beautiful acoustic performance of the classics you know and love under a new arrangement from the live performance. There are also several new tracks. You have got to love those virgin DUB remixes. A solid hour of heavy grooves and upbeat psychedelic sofa monsters. Complete with crowd noises, this release will bring the energy of the event into your living room. The excitement felt by thousands as they watched these seasoned professionals firing out their electro-acoustic meanderings. $13.98

Upcoming Events:

June 4-7 Wakarusa - Ozark, AR

June 5-6 *Wanee - Live Oak, FL

June 11-14 - Bonnaroo - Manchester, TN

June 18-21 - Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO

June 26-28 - Sonic Bloom - Bellvue, CO

July 2-5 - Rothbury - Rothbury, MI

July 2-5 - High Sierra - Quincy, CA

July 9-12 *All Good - Masontown, WV

* Look for the HGMN booth at this event

Video of the Week:
Jim Weider's Percolater Project - Squirrels in Paris

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

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New releases from New Monsoon, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Chris Barron, OHMphrey and Buddy Greene plus festival news and a new video from the New Mastersounds!

In this issue:

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

LATEST NEWS & REVIEWS
The Naukabout brings Rusted Root, Ryan Montbleau & more to the Cape

The First Annual GETDOWN Music Festival & Campout

All Good announces a new stage and additional music

New Additions:
New Monsoon LIVENew Monsoon - Live (2 CDs) - Recorded during an epic 3 night run in Texas last September and features the powerhouse current line-up of drummer Sean Hutchinson, bassist Marshall Harrell and founding members Bo Carper, Jeff Miller and Phil Ferlino. New Monsoon Live captures the band reaching one of it's highest emotional, technical, and musical peaks. Building upon their most successful studio album to date, New Monsoon V, this live two-CD set is the first official release from the current 5-piece line-up, and their first live album since 2004. $16.98

 

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood Live at MSGEric Clapton & Steve Winwood - Live at MSG CDs or DVDs - History rocked and rock made history during a sold-out three-gig stand at Madison Square Garden in late February 2008 when icons Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood performed a concert together for the first time since their all-too-brief days in the legendary Blind Faith in 1969. Whether they will ever team again is unknown. But with Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood Live From Madison Square Garden, fans everywhere are able to experience the sound and the glory of a performance on that famous stage by two of rock's greatest artists. CDs $24.98, DVDs $27.98


Chris Barron Pancho & the Kid CdChris Barron - Pancho & the Kid CD
- Chris Barron is best known as the lead singer for the Grammy nominated band, Spin Doctors, who sold like, fifty-two gazillion records or something. They were on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and opened for the Rolling Stones (or vice versa). Chris Barron cooks a mean meatloaf, wrote the songs, "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" and "Two Princes" both of which went to Billboard's top five, he likes kids and dogs, and keeps his gold and platinum records in his bathroom. "Pancho and the Kid" is a collaboration with his long time friend, Jeff Cohen of Pancho's Lament. It is a song-oriented mixture of American musical forms that showcase the beauty, versatility, subtlety and raw emotional power of Barron's voice. $16.98


OHMphrey CDOHMphrey CD - OHMphrey, the brainchild of three members of the Chicago-based rock-band Umphrey s McGee along with two members of OHM, unleashes their improv-heavy self-titled debut. $17.98

 

 


Buddy Greene - Happy Man CDBuddy Greene - Happy Man CD - The pickin' party that began with "RUFUS" continues with HAPPY MAN, Buddy's latest offering of old and new favorites. This acoustic feast includes bluegrass, folk, Irish jigs, Cajun, and of course good ol' gospel served up by an impressive line up of instrumental and vocal talent. Caution to all curmudgeons: contents could make you happy. $14

 

Grateful Dead - Sprial Bears Babydoll TGrateful Dead - Spiral Bears Babydoll Tshirts - Ladies, show your true colors on tour or at your favorite concerts and festivals with this Grateful Dead Spiral Bears Tie Dye Babydoll T by Liquid Blue
Sizes: Small-XL. 100% Cotton. $19.99

 

 

 

Coming Soon:

May 26 - The Radiators - The Lost Southlake Sessions CD (pre-order)
Hallucinogen - In Dub Live CD (pre-order)

June 2 - Umphrey's McGee - Sound Stage Live DVD
New Riders of the Purple Sage - Where I Come From CD
Ween - All Request Live CD
Fillmore: The Last Days DVD
Woodstock - Original Soundtrack & More (2 CDs)
Woodstock Two (2 CDs)

June 9 - Infected Mushroom - The Legend of the Black Shawarma CD
Nathan Whitt - Anticipation CD


Last Week's Additions:

Jeff Bujak - Alive Like the Spine CDJeff Bujak - Alive Like the Spine CD - Jeff Bujak generates heavily organized piano progressions, twists and winds them amid constantly evolving poly-rhythmic electronic beats and constructs a sound that is not only unique, but extremely fresh to the underground music scene. Bujak is a solo performer that uses computers, keyboards, effects, samplers and vocals to create a 'progressive-piano groove.' He creates a sound that unites keyboard influences of Peter Gabriel, Album Leaf and Bruce Hornsby with the hard driving rhythms of Prodigy and DJ Shadow. Bujak's 3rd full length solo record in 3 years that pushes 78-minutes of electronic music to the boundaries of familiarity and proceeds beyond to explore the unknown of what hasn't been done before; the 'new' kind of music! $12

Max Allen - Uphill CD Max Allen - Uphill CD - 24 year-old Max Allen has been performing professionally since the age of 16. He has nearly 1,000 performances to his credit at various clubs, music venues, colleges and festivals in 20+ different states. His band, The Max Allen Band (MAB), tours continuously and have opened for and/or performed with many national acts such as: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dickey Betts, Umphrey's McGee, The Spin Doctors, Otiel Burbridge, Ekoostik Hookah, Karl Denson, Dark Star Orchestra and others. $12

Trey Anastasio & Don Hart Trey Anastasio & Don Hart - Time Turns Elastic CD - Trey's ground-breaking work for vocals, guitar and orchestra composed by Trey and Don Hart - orchestrated by Hart and performed by Trey and The Northwest Sinfonia - blends the intrinsic elegance of classical music with searing blues-rock guitar, resulting in an exhilarating work that engages and challenges fans of both genres. $12.98

Joe Prichard BandJoe Prichard Band - Just Play the Damn Song CD - Joe Prichard is the frontman and founding member of The Recipe, a long standing Mid-Atlantic favorite and HGMN Hall of Fame member. In his first solo effort Joe is re-united with Love Marble Hoe Down and Night of the Porch People co-producer and friend Kim Monday to share with us a collection of well crafted songs that lean in more of a classic guitar rock direction. High energy as always, Prichard has definitely broken new ground and shows much musical growth on this highly enjoyable CD. $12

Hill Country Revue Hill Country Revue - Make A Move CD - 2009 release by this outfit formed by Cody Dickinson of the Grammy-nominated North Mississippi Allstars. Hill Country Revue represents a return to the juke-joint one-chord trance Blues of north Mississippi, styles made famous by local blues legends like R.L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. The majority of the material on Make A Move was written with one of Cody's oldest friends, Garry Burnside, the youngest of Blues legend R.L. Burnside's fourteen children. By drawing from the traditional songs and modes of the Hill Country, the band stays true to its roots yet pushes the boundary by incorporating new songs and elements for the next generation. $16.98

Upcoming Events:

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

June 18-21 - Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO

June 26-28 - Sonic Bloom - Bellvue, CO

* Look for the HGMN booth at this event

Video of the Week:
The New Mastersounds peform the unreleased song "Flimsy Lewis" at the MoBoogie Loft.

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

Copyright (c)2009, Leeway's Home Grown Music Network
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