The Dancing Tree 01.04.2011

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In this issue we announce our Best of 2010! And the winners are...

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:

The Big Up Announces 2011 Festival Dates

Some Kind of Jam 6 kicks off another festival season

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HGMN's 10th Annual Best of the Year Awards

bigsomethSTUDIO ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Big Something - Stories from the Middle of Nowhere - read our review

LIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Cornmeal - Live in Chicago, IL Vol 1 This CD highlights the live powerhouse that is Cornmeal. After 10 years on the road this is the first official live CD from the group, but definately not the last!

DVD OF THE YEAR: Leftover Salmon - Live "Twice in a Blue Moon" - Celebrating 20 Years - read our review

CUSTOMER'S CHOICE: Retail: Grace Potter - Original Soul
Wholesale: SOJA - Born in Babylon

NEW HGMN BAND OF THE YEAR: Big Something Our staff was most impressed with this new group that is definately headed for something BIG!

HGMN HALL OF FAME: Moses Guest joins STS9, The Motet, Umphrey's McGee, The Recipe, Deep Banana Blackout, The Big Wu, Acoustic Syndicate, The Disco Biscuits & Keller Williams in this select list of bands that have helped define HGMN over the years.

HG REPS OF THE YEAR: Jenna Moore - Savannah, GA
Charlene Romeo - Santa Cruz, CA

HGMN VENUE OF THE YEAR: The Pour House - Charleston, SC

HGMN JAMcaster OF THE YEAR: Mark Mayhall  - Ear Candy for the Mind 

Congrats to all the winners and thanks for making 2010 a year to remember!

HGMN Staff's Favorites of 2010:

Favorite shows: New Mastersounds w/Lubriphonic - 04.20.2010 Carrboro NC
The Mantras w/Big Something - 10.30.2010 Raleigh NC

Albums: Big Something - Stories From the Middle of Nowhere CD
Moksha - Mammal or Machine CD
Keller Williams & the Keels - Thief CD
Future Rock - Live in Wicker Park CD
Roots of Creation - RoC Live Vol. 2 CD

Favorite shows: The Silo Effect - Camp Barefoot Music Festival
Bonobo (live band) - Bear Creek Music Festival

Albums: 1. Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
2. Alex B - Moments
3. Eddie Roberts & Freckles - Move
4. Flying Lotus - Cosmogramma
5. Pan Astral - Pan Astral

Favorite shows: New Mastersounds - Bear Creek Festival - 11.14.2010
Lubriphonic w/ Lizzy Ross Band - Pour House Music Hall, Raleigh NC - 11.04.2010

Albums: New Mastersounds - Ten Years On CD
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds - Live in Las Vegas 2CDs
Budos Band - III CD
Orgone - Cali Fever CD
Cope - Going Home CD

Favorite shows: Josh Phillips Folk Festival - The GetDown Music Fetival 2010
The Mantras - Glen Allister's Guardian Angel Jam

Albums: The Black Crowes - Croweology
Widespread Panic - Live in the Classic City II
Easy Star All Stars - Dubber Side of the Moon
Big Something - Stories From The Middle of Nowhere
Big Daddy Love - To the Mountain

Favorite shows: Bassnectar 09.21.10 Raleigh NC - Read my review
Camp Barefoot 4 August 19-22.2010

Albums: 1.  Dangermuffin - Moonscapes
2.  Big Something - Stories from the Middle of Nowhere
3.  Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank - Traveling Show
4.  The Mantras - Dharland
5   Green Hit - Purpose

Coming Soon:

January 18 - Live Phish 2010 Limited Edition CDs

Last Week:

Phish - Alpine Valley 2010 (2 DVD/2CD)Phish - Alpine Valley 2010 (2DVD/2CD)

The first DVD box set from Phish's 2010 tour: Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin, August 14, 2010. The complete show on DVD plus bonus tracks from the following night August 15th at Alpine Valley (Stealing Time From the Faulty Plan, Ghost, David Bowie and more). Box set also includes 2-CDs of music from 8/14/2010. DVD includes stereo and 5.1 surround audio.




Greensky Bluegrass - All Access Vol 2 (2 CDs)Greensky Bluegrass - All Access Vol 2 (2 CDs - Limited Edition)

Captured in it's entirety on 7/30/2010 at Mexcali Live in NJ. Multitracked and studio mixed/mastered for your listening pleasure. 2 full sets of originals, bluegrass and some great covers. High energy show and a great example of Greensky Bluegrass' celebrated live show.


The Best of John McLaughlin CDThe Best of John McLaughlin CD

John McLaughlin is regarded as one of the greatest jazz-fusion guitarists of all time. He has made countless critically acclaimed albums, both as a solo artist and with the Mahavishnu Orchestra. In 1980, Columbia Records issued The Best Of John McLaughlin on LP. This particular album has never been issued on CD before, so we now present it with an exciting bonus track. Wounded Bird has added the song "The Life Devine" from the Quad version of the album "Love, Devotion, Surrender" with Carlos Santana, which contains a total different guitar solo than the standard issue of that album.

You Purple Virgin - Heart Like A Tiny Jewel CDYou Purple Virgin - Heart Like A Tiny Jewel CD

You Purple Virgin is the 5-string bass belonging to E.J. Simpson. Together, they have rocked and recorded the world over (with The MPEband, with TheGoats, with The Problem and many others). "Heart Like A Tiny Jewel" is their first solo album. Co-produced by Adrian Harpham and mixed with Grammy winner Phil Nicolo, YouPurpleVirgin's Heart Like A Tiny Jewel is "a heartfelt ride through textures and melodies....a great debut!" says Philadelphia City Paper. Try it and see/hear/feel the purple!


Upcoming Events:

Check out the growing list of fetivals already announced for 2011

Video of the Week:

Phish - Meatstick>Auld Lang Syne with United Nations/Broadway cast, flying Hot Dog & more on New Year's Eve at Madison Square Garden in NYC

Happy New Year! Have a great one.
Lee Crumpton

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