The Dancing Tree 07.28.08

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New stuff from Steve Kimock, Zach Gill, Supergenerous, and Johnny Neel, plus reviews featuring Papa Grows Funk and The Avett Brothers, and more
Dancing Tree Newsletter

July 28th, 2008

In this issue:

* Latest News
* New Additions
* Coming Soon
* News and Reviews
* Upcoming Festivals
* Video of the Week


All Good 2008 Review and Photos
Papa Grows Funk CD Review
Avett Brothers CD Review
HGMN's Solar Status
GratefulFest #9 Approaches

New Additions:

skbgthBilly Goodman with Steve Kimock - Big Red Barn Sessions CD - Billy Goodman's bluesy songs are helped out by the flawless guitar of Steve Kimock on this release! Distinctly American and fortuitously folky, these songs offer the perfect space for some beautiful acoustic and electric guitar work. Billy Goodman (guitar, vocals), Steve Kimock (guitar). Some tracks feature John Morgan Kimock (drums), Peter Fritz (bass), and Jim Kost (B3 organ). $14.00

zachgillthZach Gill - Stuff CD - Growing up in Saratoga, CA, Zach's since-high-school friendship with fellow musicians Dan Lebowitz and Steve Adams (aka LAG) had the trio playing Jazz, Power-Pop Rock, Bluegrass and everything in between. The group evolved into the Animal Liberation Orchestra in 1998. ALO has been Zach's primary musical vehicle over the last decade. This is Zach's first "solo" record, and from the moment you hear the opener, "Family," it's apparent that Gill is an effortlessly strong performer - one who knows how to craft and deliver easygoing pop with a large dose of buoyant soul. Think Leon Russell or Levon Helm if they grew up near the beach listening to Bob Marley. With unique instrumentation and a playful spirit, Zack Gill carries on a tradition of true musicians who revel in playing and creating. He's on a true musical journey that shows no sign of ending, and this album is simply an awesome glimpse inside the ride. $16.99

superthSupergenerous - Sao Paulo Slim CD - Bolstered by Cyro Baptista's inventive and surreal percussion and composition madness, Supergenerous doles out, um, generous portions of musical eclecticism by way of traditional songs, Brazilian influences, jazz telepathy, and satisfying rock weirdness. With special guest vocal help from Cassandra Wilson and Sue Patrick Breit, this album's songs come alive with a trippy tropical intensity that is nearly indescribable! Supergenerous is: Kevin Breit (guitar), Cyro Baptista (percussion), and Ian de Souza (bass). See our Video of the Week for a taste! $12.00

neel5th_0Johnny Neel & Criminal Element - Vol. 2 CD - This is the real deal right here - uncut, un-screwed-with funk and fusion jams from keyboardist Johnny Neel and his band! These guys lay the improvisational jazz-funk blues and soul grease on thick for their second release. Criminal Element always sounds fresh yet timeless in its richness and soul. $10.00

Due to a manufacturing error, Medeski Martin and Wood's Zaebos: The Book of Angels Vol. 11 has been moved to a release date of 9/16.

Coming Soon:

August 5 - Mike Gordon - The Green Sparrow CD (pre-order)
Phish - Walnut Creek (2 DVDs) (pre-order)
Phish - LivePhish CD releases:
5/8/93 Durham, NH (pre-order)
12/7/97 Dayton, OH (pre-order)
7/6/98 Prague (pre-order)
Brazilian Girls - New York City CD (pre-order)

August 12 - The Duhks - Fast Paced World CD (pre-order)

August 19 - Xavier Rudd - Dark Shades of Blue CD
Darrell Scott - Modern Hymns CD

August 26 - Little Feat - Join the Band CD (w/ Fleck, Gordon, Matthews, Buffett, more)

September 9 - Michael Franti & Spearhead - All Rebel Rockers CD
Ray Lamontagne - Gossip in the Grain CD

September 16 - George Clinton & His Gangsters of Love CD
Medeski Martin and Wood - Zaebos: The Book of Angels Vol. 11 CD

September 23 - BuzzUniverse - Live at the Donegal Saloon CD

Sept. 30 - John Brown's Body - Amplify CD
Oneside - First, To Last CD

October 21 - The Bridge - Blind Man's Hill CD

Last Week's Additions:

Tea Leaf Green - Raise Up the Tent CD
The Avett Brothers - The Second Gleam CD and LP
Medeski Martin and Wood - Zaebos: The Book of Angels Vol. 11 CD
Ozric Tentacles - Jurassic Shift CD/DVD set
Dr. Dog - Fate CD and LP
Walter "Wolfman" Washington - Doin' the Funky Thing CD
Slightly Stoopid - Slightly Not Stoned Enough to Eat Breakfast Yet Stoopid CD
Sunfold - Toy Tugboats CD
Sonny Moorman - Telegraph Road CD

News and Reviews:

All Good 2008 Review and Photos
Papa Grows Funk CD Review
Avett Brothers CD Review
HGMN's Solar Status
GratefulFest #9 Approaches

Upcoming Festivals:

*Gathering of the Vibes - 7/31 - 8/3 - Bridgeport, CT -
Grateful Garcia Gathering - 7/31 - 8/3 - Thornville, OH -
Summerdance - 8/1 - 8/3 - Garrettsville, OH -
Pickathon Roots Music festival - 8/1 - 8/3 - Portland, OR -
*Trinumeral Music Festival - 8/8 - 8/10 - Mills River, NC -
Midwest Reggae Fest - 8/8 - 8/10 - Garrettsville, OH -
Yarmony Grass - 8/15 - 8/17 - Copper Mountain, CO -
Root Down Fest - 8/15-8/17 - Pleasant Garden, NC-
Waterfest - 8/15 - 8/17 - Garrettsville, OH -
Hot August Blues - 8/16 - Cookeville, MD -
Naukabout Festival - 8/16 - East Falmouth, MA -
Nedfest - 8/22 - 8/24 - Nederland, CO -
Outside Lands Festival - 8/22 - 8/24 - San Francisco, CA -
Grateful Fest #9 - 8/29 - 9/1 - Garrettsville, OH -
moe. Down - 8/29 - 8/31 - Turin, NY -

*look for the HGMN Booth at this event!

Video of the Week:

Supergenerous live in Brazil

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Thanks for reading, and have a great week!
Bryan Rodgers

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