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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 - 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
April 10 - Conspirator, Giant Panda Gorilla Dub Squad, Trampled By Turtles, Alabama Shakes, & OHMphreys
Yarn - 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.
*April 19-21 - Wanee Festival - Live Oak, FL
April 20-22 - Early Bird Festival - Garretsville, OH
* Look for the HGMN Booth at these events!
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