The Dancing Tree 05.19.2009

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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

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

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