The Dancing Tree 03.20.2012

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New Yarn CD, new reviews of The Green and Rubblebucket, a new video from Songs of Water, plus new stuff on the horizon from Papa Grows Funk and Snarky Puppy!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
Rubblebucket - Omega La La CD review

The Green - Ways and Means CD review

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New Releases:

Yarn - Almost Home CDYarn - Almost Home CD - Yarn's new release continues to live up to their band name, weaving together the fibers of roots music into songs that are passionate and resonate with audiences across America. The Brooklyn born sextet are known for calling out the overproduced pop music of the day and revolutionizing roots music styles, transforming them into a fresh sound. Blake Christiana, an impressive songwriter and lead vocalist, confesses universal tales of life on the road that will appeal to edgy music hopefuls as well as fans of more traditional country music. They draw up the best of America's past and charge it with the insurgence of Americana's present. Yarn excels at unraveling their own blend of peaceful alt-country, indie-rock with a raw sound that begs for repeat listens.

Coming Soon:

Papa Grows Funk new CD!Papa Grows Funk - Needle in the Groove CD - With the release of Needle in the Groove, the fifth CD by New Orleans' booty-shaking funk band, Papa Grows Funk, the band has elevated its inimitable groove to new funk heights. Co-produced by New Orleans' musical legends, Allen Toussaint and Tom Drummond, the CD keeps PGF's hot jazz lineage alive while funkifying towards the future. The song, "Do You Want It," captures the essence of classic '70s funk and is destined to be a hit.

Snarky Puppy - GroundUP CDSnarky Puppy - GroudUP CD - Snarky Puppy's 5th album was recorded and filmed live in-studio in HD in front of a 40-person audience. "It was, by far, the craziest thing we've ever done. We literally built a studio in a Brooklyn warehouse- in 3 days. Then we brought in 20 musician sand played 6 sets over 3 nights for 40 audience members each set... and it turned out better than I ever could have hoped." (Michael League) We saw this band perform last year at Bear Creek and have been enfatuated ever since. - HGMN


Last Week:

JGB - Hampton 1991Jerry Garcia Band - Coliseum Hampton VA November 9 1991 (2CD) - The Jerry Garcia Band's Fall 1991 East Coast tour is fondly remembered as one of the band's peak moments, a run of shows brimming with energy, wit and heart. The Hampton show was particularly enlivened by Bruce Hornsby, who sat in the entire night on electric piano.


JGB - Merriweather Post 1989Jerry Garcia Band - Merriweather Post Pavilion September 1 & 2 1989 (4CD) - Merriweather Post Pavilion, September 1, & 2 provides two solid shows of the Jerry Garcia Band. This longstanding line-up rarely sounded better. This release is a must have for collectors. Jerry Garcia: guitar, vocals, Melvin Seals: organ, John Kahn: bass, David Kemper: drums, Jaclyn LaBranch: vocals, Gloria Jones: vocals


JGB - Merriweather Post 1989Jerry Garcia Band - Theatre 1839 San Francisco July 29 & 30 1977 (3CD)Theatre 1839 is a compilation of two performances of the Jerry Garcia Band at Theatre 1839 in San Francisco, CA from July 29 & 30, 1977. The complete soundboard recordings are incomplete and what is released comprises the best of the two evenings. Jerry Garcia - guitar, vocals, Keith Godchaux - Keyboards, vocals, John Kahn - bass
Ron Tutt - drums, vocals, Donna Jean Godchaux - vocals


Upcoming Events:

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

*April 19-21 - Wanee Festival - Live Oak, FL

* Look for the HGMN Booth at these events!

Video of the Week:

Songs of Water - "Stars and Dust" Live at the Carolina Theater

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

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