The Dancing Tree 01.31.2012

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New CDs from SOJA and Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad and more!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
HGMN Welcomes Graham Whorley
Featured Artist: The Ragbirds
HGMN releases its newest compilation Home Grown 10
Camp Barefoot 6 Releases the Final Line Up
Some Kind Of Jam 7 Kicks Off Festival Season
Wakarusa announces initial artists
Moksha "Here to Go" Tour
WINTER JIBBERJAM: Feb 17 & 18: Camp Hill, PA

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New Releases:

SOJA - Strength To Survive CDSOJA - Strength To Survive CD - Highly-anticipated 2012 release produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, O.A.R). SOJA is an international touring machine having rocked theaters in more than 15 countries around the world. In the past year and a half alone, they've played more than 360 dates, on large headline dates in addition to tours opening for acts like O.A.R,, Dave Matthews Band and Matisyahu.


Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Country CDGiant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad- Country CD - With this release, the quintet has charted new territory and put together a lyrically-driven roots Americana album. Combining acoustic instrumentation including slide guitar, banjo, harmonica, upright piano, percussion, and bass, the album showcases songs as they were first created: on the road, riding in the van, and jamming backstage. The production of Country taps into that spontaneous rhythm, allowing the music to wash over listeners like a conversation between old friends.

Coming Soon:


Last Week: - What Happened to the La Las - After twenty years together and nine studio albums, one might think moe. had pretty much done it all. Yet the famously independent-minded jam band is reaching for new ground on its latest project, What Happened To The LA LAs.

To begin with, moe. has signed with Sugar Hill Records, the band's first label sojourn in nearly a decade. The group also chose to work with an outside producer for the first time since 1998's Tin Cans & Car Tires, with John Travis (Kid Rock, Social Distortion, No Doubt) getting the call.

What Happened To The LA LAs features 10 tracks of compact melodies, each textured by moe.'s signature rock riffs and flourishes, and backed by a roller coaster ride of pulsing drums. It's that pure moe. sound which the band's ardent fans -- affectionately dubbed moe.rons -- have come to love over the band's decades of industrious touring.

Rodrigo y GabriellaRodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. - Area 52 CD+DVD - Area 52 contains nine of Rod and Gab's favorite songs from their own catalogue re-arranged and re-configured for a 13-piece Cuban orchestra comprised of some of Havana's finest young players, collectively known as C.U.B.A. This two-disc set includes a 30-minute 'making-of' documentary on DVD.

With career sales in excess of 1.2 million albums, blockbuster movie scores, sell out world tours that span London to Los Angeles, Paris to Tokyo and Dublin to Sydney, and not forgetting the love and respect of fellow musicians like Metallica, Rage Against The Machine, Al Di Meola and L Shankar, Rodrigo y Gabriela have worked hard to reach Area 52.

Graham Whorley - Permission to Think CDGraham Whorley - Permission to Think CD - Graham Whorley is poised to make an indelible mark on the national scene and expand his Lowcountry roots with this new 14-track album. Permission to Think challenges us to consider ways that break down walls, perceptions, and illusions that stop us from reaching our true potential. Throughout, Whorley speaks from experience and carries us along for an unforgettable musical ride ranging from the soul searching title track, "Permission to Think" to the experimental and lively, "UFO." Whorley spent the last two years crafting the album in Virginia with longtime friend and engineer, Roger Reynolds on the mixing board, who recently joined Whorley to set up shop in Charleston. Graham took on the daunting prospect of composing all of the music, writing all the lyrics and playing all of the instruments on this new project. The result of Whorley's hard work is a fresh, enticing notion of universal themes and timeless songs that beg to be heard again and again.

Upcoming Events:

March 22-25 - Suwannee Springfest - Live Oak, FL

Video of the Week:

SOJA - Let You Go lyrics video

Thanks for reading! Treat yourself to some good music this week.
Lee Crumpton

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