Sunday, November 12, 2017

An Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood

 Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Hartford, CT - - Saturday, November 4, 2017

Article and  Photographic images created by Conall O'Brien. 
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The scent of nag champa emulating from possible dust clouds set the stage for an evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood.  

A crowd of mostly mesmerized folks dropped into Infinity Hall in downtown Hartford, CT to catch The Chris Robinson Brotherhood on their seemingly never ending fall/winter/spring tour. 

Infinity Music Hall and Bistro is a favorite spot for those who have visited, and on this Saturday the fans were both energized and primed for some psychedelic folk blues from Northern California's The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (CRB).

CRB Band Members
Chris Robinson vocals, guitar
Neal Casal lead guitar
Adam MacDougall keyboardist
Jeff Hill bass guitar
Tony Leone drums

Set list after the jump...

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Hardley Strictly Bluegrass 17

Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Ca.
Photos and Review By Joseph F. Carney III, EarthMusic Photography

On a cool fall morning, the city streets are alive with music fans headed from every direction towards Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park for the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. As folks move into the beautiful park, it becomes apparent that this is no ordinary festival. The first thing you notice is the diversity in the crowd, Everyone is here. All coming together in this the 50th Anniversary of the Summer Of Love, to witness Warren Hellman's dream of having a free bluegrass festival in San Francisco.
Nestled in the trees and fields, a weekend crowd of around 750,000 music fans moved smoothly, had picnics, sipped wine, played frisbee, and danced amongst the flags, totems and bubbles. 

Sunday, November 5, 2017

The Magpie Salute Jams In Northern Florida

October 29, 2017

The Florida Theatre
Jacksonville, Florida

by Michelle Wilson of Rock Legends Photographers

Jam-band rockers The Magpie Salute cruised into Jacksonville on a cool, crisp Florida day and took over East Forsyth Street with their two mammoth tour buses. Members and road crew were in and out of the buses all afternoon into the evening, which was great fun for fans on the street (this one included). The casual appearance of Rich Robinson chatting outside of his bus in front of the fabulous Florida Theatre was a warm, inviting vision indeed. Following the demise of The Black Crowes in early 2015 after co-founding brothers Rich and Chris Robinson parted ways, Rich moved forward rapidly to assemble a superior lineup of musicians including guitarist Marc Ford, bassist Sven Pipien, keyboardist Eddie Harsch and backup vocalist Charity White, all former Crowes members. (Tragically, Harsch passed away just as The Magpie Salute was starting to take off.) Rounding out the ensemble are guitarist Nico Bereciartua, drummer Joe Magistro, newly added keyboardist Nick Rosen and lead singer John Hogg, who injects his own unique spin into the Chris Robinson sound, as well as backup vocalists Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen. With their self-titled debut record dropping earlier this year, the 10-piece collective has been touring steadily and offering a different set list at each show. Digging deep into the BC catalog and also opting for covers as well as material from individual ventures, this group knows how to mix it up and get it done right. What a treat it was to hear Robinson and Ford once again trade tasty licks with their dueling axes.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Emi Sunshine Releases new CD "Ragged Dreams"

August 19, 2017
Nashville, TN

Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo

Emi Sunshine marks a new milestone this week with the release of her new CD “Ragged Dreams”. She performed twice at 3rd and Lindsley to celebrate, once in a WMOT “Roots” radio special and another in a special CD release show. This recording is her best yet, revealing the increased sophistication she shows in her musical journey.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

An Evening with Clutch - Psychic Warfare

 Maine State Pier, Portland, ME - - July 25, 2017

Article and  Photographic images created by Conall O'Brien. 
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Neil Fallon: Vocals

Enduring road dogs Clutch, based out of Maryland and comprised of band members Neil Fallon, Tim Sult, Dan Maines, and Jean-Paul Gaster came up to Portland, ME to open for Les Claypool's  band Primus. 

Clutch's latest release - their 11th studio album titled  "Psychic Warfare" was to a certain degree a conceptual album inspired by science fiction author Philip K. Dick. Tracks performed this evening from the album "Psychic Warfare" included (among others) Firebirds, and X Ray Visions.

Complete set list after the jump...

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Why You Can't Miss This Year's Lockn' Festival

Bob Weir Performing at Lock'n Festival
Bob Weir Performing at Lock'n Festival 
We are just over a month away from one of the summer’s top music events anywhere in the country, The Lockn' Festival.  This star-studded event will take place August 24-27 on Infinity Downs Farm located near Arrington, VA.  Since its first event in 2013, Lockn' Festival has continuously raised the bar with its top-notch performances from the biggest bands in the rock n’ roll and jam band scenes.  With no overlapping sets and a focus on musical collaborations between everyone’s favorite performers, promoter Peter Shapiro has virtually guaranteed that the music hungry crowd will take in performances that no other festival can deliver.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Tribute to Gregg Allman by the Midnight Riders and Channel Cats

July 4th, 2017
Nashville, TN

Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo

Gregg Allman will always be one of the Giants of American Music. His passing leaves a hole in our Music and our hearts. Yet in paying tribute to him by performing his music we keep his memory alive. Recently the Midnight Riders and the Channel Cats performed to a sold out show at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley in memoriam to Gregg.

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