The Dancing Tree 07.10.2012

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New music from Keller Williams & the Travellin' McCourys, The Boston Horns and Old Crow Medicine Show, new reviews, festival info and more!
Dancing Tree Newsletter

In this issue:

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

Latest News & Reviews:
HGMN Welcomes Chasing Edison

Dark Water Rising featured on NPR's "The State of Things"

Floyd Yoga Jam

Big Something @ Local 506 June 21 2012 (Chapel Hill, NC) review

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New Releases:

Keller Williams - Pick CDKeller Williams with the Travelin' McCourys - Pick CD - For the brand new recording Pick, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Keller Williams teams up with Nashville's beloved bluegrass family The Travelin' McCourys. As revered and successful as each act is in their own right, Pick is a classic case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Recorded at Music City's famed Butcher Shoppe studios, the album's 12 songs - a mix of originals and covers - put a unique twist on Americana music's long storytelling tradition, and the impeccable musicianship displayed on Pick captures all the heart and heartache of the bluegrass genre. But the songs don't stop there. Williams' unconventional songwriting takes on unsuspecting weight when backed by The Travelin' McCourys' emotive tones. Inspired by Keller's fearless creativity, the McCourys' flawless playing gets depth. Keller Williams with The Travelin' McCourys: It's a perfect, albeit unexpected fit.

Boston HornsBoston Horns - Funkafized Plus CD - Funkafized Plus is a Groove-packed release from the Boston Horns!
- 7 NEW recordings

- 5 selections from "East Coast Funk" - 3 of which are featuring the late, great, Funk Guitar pioneer Melvin Sparks

- plus 2 tracks from our very first EP - "It's in your face"

 

Coming Soon:

Old Crow Medicine ShowOld Crow Medicne Show - Carry Me Back CD - Carry Me Back is the band's fourth studio album and features 12 brand new tracks that sonically span the band's career while still pushing them forward in new directions as musicians and songwriters. The album was recorded at the legendary Sound Emporium studios in Nashville (O Brother, Where Art Thou?; REM's Document; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's Raising Sand).

Carry Me Back was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly). Hutt pushed the band in a whole new way that they hadn't been pushed before. "Ted Hutt asked us to really dig deep as artists, as songwriters, to get to the heart of the matter of these songs and, especially, not to settle for anything less than their greatness," recalls Ketch Secor of the band. Secor is also very proud of the result of the band's songwriting efforts on the album, saying "For me, Carry Me Back is all about the songs, how they line up, intertwine, switch partners, and promenade home. Each of these songs was an accident waiting to happen."

Last Week:

Jerry Douglas - TravelerJerry Douglass - Traveler CD - The phrase living legend may be overused, but in the case of the master Dobro guitarist Jerry Douglas, it s also an understatement. In addition to his first-call status as a Nashville recording icon, hes adored by rock musicians like Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, James Taylor, and John Fogerty, all of whom have featured him on tours. Jerry is a 13-time GrammyA(c) winner and the long-time featured soloist with the multi-platinum Alison Krauss and Union Station. And he was an NEA Heritage Foundation grant winner in 2004.

With Traveler, Jerry has finally recorded an album that will even further elevate his already impressive stature from super-sideman to a bona fide front-rank creator of musical Americana. Produced by Russ Titelman (Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Ry Cooder, Little Feat, etc.), and recorded in New Orleans, Nashville, and London, this ambitious collection of vocals and instrumentals enlists a truly awesome cast of characters in support of an epic vision that combines Country/Bluegrass, R&B, and even a ballad with roots in the British Isles (Paul Simons The Boxer performed with Mumford & Sons and the song s composer.) Other highlights include two New Orleans classics--- Something You Got, with vocals and guitar by Eric Clapton; and High Blood Pressure, with vocals by Keb Mo and a gang of the Crescent City s finest including Dr. John.

Upcoming Events:

July 19-22 - All Good Music Festival - Thornville, OH

July 19-22 - Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT

*July 26-29 - FloydFest - Floyd, VA

*Aug 9-11 - The BIG What? - Prospect Hill, NC

Aug 9-11 - Festival of Gnarnia - Beech Mt, NC

Aug 23-26 - Camp Barefoot - Bartow, WV

*Look for the HGMN Booth at these events

Video of the Week:

Boston Horns @ Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA

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

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