Got a chance to catch up with my old buddies out of Asheville last night at the Madison Theater. The Toubab Krewe put on a good set as usual and gained a lot of new fans. Most of the people I talked to in the room said they have never seen Toubab before but had heard of their original sounds. Baoku Moses and The Image Afrobeat Band also played a great set of originals. They are currently based in Cincinnati as Baoku is originally from Nigeria. Check out more at www.toubabkrewe.comImages by Doug Siegel
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2013
|Phil Lesh with Furthur|
Furthur, the newest and most epic reincarnation of the Grateful Dead since Jerry Garcia’s passing, attained the much anticipated headlining slot at All Good Music Festival and Campout 2013. They played two sets during a four hour set Saturday night from 8:15-12:15. Led by Grateful Dead alums Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Furthur also features talent from Joe Russo (Benevento Russo Duo, American Babies), Jeff Chimenti (Ratdog), John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra), as well as Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson on vocals. Their performance was incredibly on point. As usual, Furthur just kept cranking out the classic tunes with professional musicianship. It was almost as if this show featured everyone’s favorite songs. The first set featured jams such as “Uncle John’s Band” and “The Music Never Stopped.” The last three songs featured Andy Falco, who is the guitarist from sensational bluegrass band The Infamous Stringdusters.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
|Vince Herman with Leftover Salmon|
Leftover Salmon, the bluegrass rock stars from Boulder, Colorado, took to the stage Friday afternoon at All Good Music Festival and Campout 2014. Their set was right in the middle of the day after Dark Star Orchestra and before the John Butler Trio, so needless to say the crowd was ultra hyped. The best part of All Good Festival is the lack of overlapping sets, so the audience can sit in one place and see all of the music that they want to see. Accordingly, the fans on Friday afternoon were content as could be, especially the ones lying in the hammocks in the wooded area. Leftover Salmon came through with their expected high energy performance that had the crowd hootin’ and hollerin’.
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue is a brass band from New Orleans who brought such fresh flavor and style to All Good Festival 2013. The six members of the band, including Shorty of course, brought a unique vibe and style to the stage with two percussionists, two saxophones, guitar, bass, and of course a trombone. They even had an extra percussionist sit in with them for a few songs. Their sound is a combination of jazz, blues, and the most authentic sounding effortless New Orleans funk you can imagine. These guys have such a high energy style that they can keep every song fresh and sounding brand new. Orleans Avenue has been creating quite a buzz lately and they accordingly they earned themselves a prime Saturday afternoon slot before Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.