Tedeschi Trucks Band has been in full celebration mode since the release of their most recent album, Let Me Get By (read our review here). Today, they’ve shared a new video for the inspiring track “Anyhow,” filmed from their recording session at Swamp Raga Studios, a birthplace to many of the band’s greatest hits.Watch what it’s like for a band of 12 incredible musicians to play timeless music, via CMT Music:
Rock N Roll Resort is going “Low Key” for their 6th annual festival, announcing the artists for festivities in Kerhonkson, NY from March 25-27. The festival recently revealed the artists on the initial lineup, announcing Max Creek, Depth Quartet, West End Blend, Mister F, Formula 5, and so many more!The full lineup includes Roxy Roca, Hayley Jane & The Primates, Mr. Breakdown, The Kind Buds, Broccoli Samurai, The Medicinal Purpose, Fat Bradley, The Other Brothers, Cousin Earth, Chromatropic, Teddy Midnight, Space Bacon and more! With Honeycomb as the master of ceremonies, this looks to be one great party!Tickets and more information can be found on the festival’s website. Check out the full lineup below:
While the jam band rarely sticks to any cookie cutter setlists, Umphrey’s McGee threw out all the rules last night at The Hive in Sandpoint, Idaho. Instead of a premeditated setlist, they wrote out a couple dozen songs and played them in whatever order they came to fruition, allowing their music to plan itself. These “song list” sets are popular for Umphrey’s fans, as it gives the band a chance to be more creative amongst even greater challenges.In promoting the night’s free stream, the band tweeted, “Oops… we forgot to write a setlist. Oh Well.” By the end of the night, this is what happened with their enormous list of options: You can purchase the “no setlist set” via UMLive. Here’s how it all turned out:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at The Hive, Sandpoint, Idaho – 3/10/16:Set 1: There’s No Crying In Mexico > Cut the Cable, Phil’s Farm > Turn & Run > Phil’s Farm, Out Of Order > Utopian Fir > Thin AirSet 2: Preamble > Mantis Ghetts > Mantis > Comma Later > Amble On > Mantis, The Bottom Half > I’m On Fire > The Bottom Half, Eminence Front > EatEncore: Slacker with The Ocean (Led Zeppelin) tease “Jimmy Stewart” with lyrics with Jeff Grady on percussion[Setlist via All Things Umphrey’s]
It’s been a hard week for America. Currently on their international tour, in support of upcoming album Paradise, Con Brio is feeling the effects of the unfortunate happenings that have recently struck our nation. Frontman Ziek McCarter took the opportunity to share his thoughts along with a live video from their recent performance at North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. The song “Hard Times” will be featured on the upcoming record, which drops next week on July 15.A Conversation With Con Brio On What It Takes To Create Their Soulful SoundThanks to NPO Radio 2, we can watch the powerful performance in the video below.
For the final day of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival last night, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead closed out their run at the Joy Theater in New Orleans. This run has been special to say the least, with the group composed of Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Scott Metzger channeling the New Orleans magic into their performance, including the debut of a brand-new cover of Zequinha de Abreu’s “Tico-Tico no Fubá.” You can check out the full setlist below, courtesy of Peter Costello, and check out pictures from last night’s show, courtesy of Dave Vann.Set One (10:02PM – 11:25PM): Samson & Delilah -> Jack Straw > Loser -> Vampire Blues -> Throwing Stones @ > Stella Blue # -> Music Never Stopped $Set Two (11:57PM – 1:25AM): Ruben & Cherise % -> I Know You Rider ^ -> Let It Grow -> Tico Tico & -> Let It Grow Reprise -> Eyes Of The World $ > Dancing In The Streets * -> Franklin’s TowerEncore: Brokedown [email protected] – With “Ticket To Ride” (The Beatles) Tease (TH), a Duo Jam, an Unknown Tease (TH & MB) & a China>Rider Transition Tease (Band)# – With a Throwin Stones Tease (SM)$ – With a Stella Blue Tease (TH)% – With a “Who Are You” (The Who) Tease (Band)^ – With a “Midnight Rider” (The Allman Brothers Band) Tease (TH)& – Zequinha de Abreu Cover (Full Title is “Tico-Tico no Fubá”), First Time Played by Almost Dead* – With a “Fame” (David Bowie) Tease (DD) & a “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” (Michael Jackson) Tease (MB) Load remaining images
There is a new music festival coming to Memphis, Tennessee on October 6th & 7th at Shelby Farms Park, to celebrate the birthplace of Blues, Soul, and Rock & Roll. The inaugural MEMPHO music festival will open its doors with performances from Cage the Elephant, Cold War Kids, Bishop Briggs, Southern Avenue, and Dan Luke & the Raid on Friday night. The celebration will continue on Saturday with a full day of music from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, a very special tribute to the music of Memphis set from Steve Cropper & Friends, Booker T. Presents: A Stax Revue and a Journey through Soul, Blues, and R&B, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Hard Working Americans, The Weeks, and Jojo Hermann’s Slim Wednesday.MEMPHO will be the first major music festival held amid the natural splendor of Shelby Farms Park. Just minutes from downtown Memphis, and five times the size of New York’s Central Park, Shelby Farms is one of the largest urban parks in America and features diverse outdoor activities including biking, canoeing, zip lining, and horseback riding. With two stages of music and culinary options for every taste and budget, MEMPHO will offer attendees an abundance of great music, food and nature. The menu will of course include Memphis’ legendary barbecue, as well as a wide array of beer, wine, and cocktails.It’s been a tough year for first festivals, but Mempho looks to be an exception. Big River Presents have recruited a stellar team of professionals to work with the event, including talent buyer Rand Levy of WE Festival and Soundset, production manager and fellow Memphian Mike Smith from Widespread Panic, Royal Studios owner Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, former Ardent/Compass Point Studios engineer and legendary producer Terry Manning, Rolling Stones and Allman Brothers Band keyboardist Chuck Leavell, and the city of Memphis.Chuck Leavell, who is also the founder of the Mother Nature Network (MNN) added in the festival’s press release, “As a special advisor to MEMPHO, I’m proud to help bring one of the greatest musical cities in the world a new kind of music festival. The setting is spectacular and the talent line-up is top notch with a combination of great new artists and some established fan favorites. As an environmentalist, I’m also very pleased that everyone involved has a high sensitivity to keeping the event clean and green, and in harmony with nature.”With the tagline, “music food and nature,” MEMPHO seems to share the urge to preserve the rich musical history of Memphis. Its founders are committed to making it an integral part of the Memphis cultural scene for years to come. At 4,500 acres, Memphis’s Shelby Farms Park feels like the obvious home for this new-natured event. The Park features miles of paved and unpaved trails, dozens of lakes and ponds, the internationally recognized and sustainably designed Woodland Discovery Playground, a buffalo herd, the FedEx Event Center, The Kitchen Bistro and Kitchenette, a water play splash pad, an outdoor event stage overlooking an 80-acre lake, a treetop adventure course and more. It’s the perfect backdrop for this exciting inaugural event.For more information, head to the festival’s website.
With below freezing temperatures and freshly fallen snow, a nearly sold-out crowd of Central New Yorkers found themselves at Rochester’s Anthology, ready for the first Lettuce show of 2019. Kicking off the night was the incredibly talented Ghost-Note; featuring a star-studded cast of musicians from Snarky Puppy, Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock and more. Only playing the first 9 stops on the Vibe Up Tour, Ghost-Note set the tone for the tour delivering a non-stop set of up-tempo jazz-funk fusion.As the excitable crowd was engaged in each other’s company, all attention soon shifted towards onward as Lettuce took the stage led by Eric “Benny” Bloom (trumpet, percussion). The guys of Lettuce have been long at work on their fifth full-length LP, frequently playing unreleased numbers throughout 2018. The start of 2019 was no different as the band kicked off with the unreleased “4th Dimension” featuring a dark and commanding bassline from the funk-lord Eric “Jesus” Coomes juxtaposed with the work of the both Bloom and Ryan Zoidis (sax). The band hit their stride early and never looked back. From here, they seamlessly grooved into more unreleased material like “Blaze”, which was debuted on Jam Cruise in 2017.In recent years, the band has seen the loss of Eric Krasno and Neal Evans, leaving Lettuce with 6 members. In their absence, guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff has proven himself to be dynamic, displaying incredible rhythm work as well as taking the helm for psychedelic riffs leading into huge jams getting the Rochester crowd in an absolute frenzy. Frequent stand-in Nigel Hall (keys & vocals) has taken a more permanent position in the band rocking the keys while still holding down the mic doing what he does best: keeping the party jumping. The boys of Lettuce do more than play party tunes as was demonstrated in the unreleased “Khru: which featured a heavy old-school R&B type jam as Adam Deitch (drums) worked the kit ever so smoothly while Shmeeans let his guitar sing the silkiest of melodies.The boys had found a groove and were letting Rochester feel it on a bumping Thursday evening as they bounced from one unreleased song to the next. It wasn’t until deep into the set that Lettuce played a familiar tune, “Silverdome” coming from the 2015 album Crush. Following this crowd pleaser, the show would see its last unreleased song of the evening “N’Dugu”. The Deitch-written track was premiered for the first time on October 10th, 2018 in Omaha, NE and pays homage to the late Leon “N’dugu” Chancler who was a world-renowned American pop, funk and jazz drummer. The funk-sextet would go on to close the set with two Lettuce classics, “Sam Huffs Flying Rage Machine” and “Madison Square” that left a deafening roar from a crowd as the Lettuce walked off the stage as smoothly as the entered.When they re-took the stage for their encore, the band was joined by a special guest and bassist extraordinaire, Dwayne Thomas Jr. better known as MonoNeon. Although known for his bass work with Prince before his passing, Mono was rocking a guitar alongside the sextet as the band launched into fan-favorite “Sounds Like A Party”, truly summing up the feel of Lettuce’s Vibe Up Tour. From start to finish, the night was one that left not a single still body in the room.Funk is alive and well in the hands of Lettuce, and the Vibe Up Tour is simply not something you can miss. They are already firing on all cylinders and are sure to continue dropping much more new and unreleased material coming before the arrival of their newest album.After their 9 days with Ghost-Note, the Vibe Up Tour will feature a run of “Evening with Lettuce” shows before finishing off the tour on the West Coast with support from The Greyhounds. So go on and get you some, you won’t regret it.[Video: Mike Florentino]Setlist: Lettuce | Anthology | Rochester, NY | 1/10/184th Dimension (unreleased), Blaze (unreleased), Khru (unreleased), Royal Highness (unreleased), Purple Cabbage (unreleased), Ready To Live (unreleased), Silverdome, N’Dugu (unreleased), Sam Huffs Flying Rage Machine, Madison Square. ENC: Sounds Like A Party (with Mononeon)
The Disco Biscuits kicked off the third and final night of their run at The Capitol Theatre with “Help On The Way” > “Slipknot” > “Franklin’s Tower”, paying homage to The Grateful Dead and their history at the iconic venue. Guitarist Jon “the Barber” Gutwillig rocked a tie-dye and played a custom Languedoc—on loan from the Soul Monde guys—for the second night in a row.Ever since Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart joined the band at Red Rocks in 2015, there has been an undeniable connection between the Biscuits and The Dead. In his book, Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with The Grateful Dead, Kreutzmann said that bands like the Disco Biscuits are keeping the spirit of The Dead alive in today’s scene of jam bands. As the Biscuits continue to grow—as individuals and as a band—their approach to jamming has transitioned into a more patient and mature style. It’s an idealistic cross between improvisational rock n’ roll and livetronica. Using space to their advantage, they’re able to capture the attention of live music enthusiasts both young and old. Last night was a prime example of that, and it’s only going to continue to evolve.Out of “Help > Slip > Franklin’s”, they jammed into “Spraypaint Victory”, then closed the segment with “Sound 1”. The “Shem-Rah Boo” > “Cyclone” > “Spraypaint” that followed to round out the first set was easily one of the best segments of the run. They hit their stride in a way that was cohesive and purposeful. They were listening to each other and keeping things simple, adding layers of sonic texture without stepping on each other’s toes. Drummer Allen Aucoin and bassist Marc Brownstein provided a sturdy canvas for Barber and keyboardist Aron Magner to illustrate melodies upon. Seeing them seamlessly jam into “Cyclone” was especially memorable, as they had complete control of the crowd and used dynamics to their ultimate advantage. It was as if they couldn’t miss, and the way they slid into the ending of “Spraypaint” was as flawless as it gets. They ended the first set with triumphant conviction, their passion and love for the music radiating from the stage.When the band walked onstage for the second set, the applause was electrifying. They dropped into “Voices Insane” with complete confidence. Wasting no time, they soared into an inverted “Shelby Rose” with glorious gracefulness. Once they hit the jam, they took the crowd for a ride with a smooth groove that was both invigorated and meaningful. Barber was switching guitars on the fly, from his custom green Stratocaster to his classic Gibson hollow body, and then to his new cream Stratocaster which he purchased at the end of 2018. The transition into the ending of “Voices Insane” was truly impressive.Next came “Little Shimmy in a Conga Line”, one of their most classic songs. From there, they went into “Humuhumunukunukuapua’a”, one of Brownstein’s best songs, then they jammed into one of his newer songs, “Miracles”. Since its debut, the song has produced some great improvisation—first at the Ogden Theater in 2017 and now at the Capitol Theatre, which is a good sign for fans of this band that want them to write new songs. The ending of “Little Shimmy in a Conga Line” is one of the best ways to close out a set—fierce and powerful. The crowd erupted as they hit the final notes with sheer dominance. From the rail to the rafters, the energy was otherworldly.The Disco Biscuits’ three-night run at The Capitol Theatre capped off a monumental run of shows that stretched from October to February. The Disco Biscuits have cracked the code. They have found out what works for them, and it shows in a manner that is unmistakably positive. All four of the band’s members are connecting in a way that is wise while still remaining youthful. At this rate, the Disco Biscuits aren’t going anywhere, so whether you love them or hate them, you cannot deny their impact and contributions to the world of live music. They are bridging the gap of yesteryear and tomorrow with laser-like focus and true love for one thing, and one thing only: the music. Long live the Disco Biscuits.Below, you can watch a full, pro-shot video of The Disco Biscuits’ last of three performances at The Cap:The Disco Biscuits – The Capitol Theatre – 2/2/19 – Full Pro-Shot Video[Video: The Disco Biscuits]Next up for The Disco Biscuits is a two-night stand in New Orleans during Jazz Fest on April 26th and 27th. For more information, head to the band’s website.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 2/2/19I: Help on the Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin’s Tower-> Spraypaint Victory-> Sound 1, Shem-Rah Boo-> Cyclone-> Spraypaint VictoryII: Voices Insane-> Shelby Rose (inverted)-> Voices Insane, Little Shimmy in a Conga Line-> Humuhumunukunukuapua’a-> Miracles-> Little Shimmy in a Conga LineE: Helicopters
Twenty-one foreign scholars and professionals from Harvard have been named Fulbright Scholar Program grant recipients for 2009-10. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, participating governments, and host institutions in the United States and abroad, these grants allow scholars from across the globe to lecture or conduct research at the University.This year’s class of Fulbright Scholars follow:Hang Cao, language and literature (non-U.S.), China; Meriem El Karoui, biological sciences, France; Tal Ellenbogen, physics and astronomy, Israel; Hikmet Geckil, medical sciences, Turkey; M. Azzim Gulamhussen, history (non-U.S.), Portugal; Milan Janda, biological sciences, Czech Republic; Nicolas Kwiatkowski, history (non-U.S.), Argentina; Yu-Ping Lee, history (non-U.S.), Taiwan; Jo-Wang Lin, linguistics, Taiwan; Xin Liu, public administration, China; Nicole Maruo-Schroeder, American studies, Germany; Osamu Murao, urban planning, Japan; Tsuyako Nakamura, sociology, Japan; Oanh Ngo, law, Vietnam; Hagay Perets, physics and astronomy, Israel; Tatiana Postnikova, philosophy, Russia; Mala Rajo, history (non-U.S.), Malaysia; Junfeng Ren, political science, China; Maarten Roeffaers, chemistry, Belgium; Siobhan Wills, law, Ireland; Maria Yannakoulia, medical history, Greece.
Castle McLaughlin came face to face with her future in the summer of 1986, staring into the eyes of a wild, blue roan stallion.She had parents who were equestrians, a grandfather who was a well-known polo player, and a pony from age 5, and she grew up with a profound love for the animals.“‘Horse’ wasn’t my first word,” said the associate curator of North American ethnography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. “But it should have been.”Yet this “mature, dominant stallion that had never been touched” was far from tame, and it was suddenly hers. Moved by its fierce struggle during a roundup at the North Dakota national park where she was working for the summer, McLaughlin purchased it at auction. She planned to tranquilize the rare stallion, get him into a trailer, drive him to the edge of the park, and return him to the wild.“I was just standing there looking at him, wondering how I was really going to do this.”Fortunately, two brothers, Frank and Leo Kuntz, were there to save similar horses from slaughter. They offered to help and took the stallion home to their ranch, where it lived for a decade. The serendipitous meeting was the beginning of a long collaboration. The three made a commitment to keep the unusual breed alive and eventually helped to create the Nokota Horse Conservancy, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving the Nokotas, the name ultimately given the breed.“We’ve come such a long way, but we are still struggling every day to keep the horses alive and keep them going,” said McLaughlin of her nonprofit work, which has involved creating a breed registry for the animals and promoting them for diverse equestrian disciplines.The conservancy maintains a small breeding herd of about 120 animals that live and breed on their own for six months of the year in large pastures; in winter they are brought to a ranch to feed. A few offspring are sold each year, typically to other preservation breeders. In addition, the Kuntz brothers also keep small private herds.Little could McLaughlin know that her love of animals and of art and artifacts would ultimately merge in her work at Harvard.Commissioned by the National Park Service to research the breed over three years, McLaughlin established that the horses had direct connections to animals ridden by some Native American Sioux, including the Hunkpapa chiefs in the Battle of Little Big Horn. She used her knowledge of the horses to inform the current show at the Peabody Museum.McLaughlin is co-curator of its ongoing exhibition on “Wiyohpiyata: Lakota Images of the Contested West,” which prominently features Nokotas.The show revolves around a small “artists book” containing 77 pictures created during the 1860s and ’70s by a group of Native American warrior artists, recovered by the U.S. Army after the 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn, in which American Gen. George Armstrong Custer was defeated and killed. Many of the drawings capture the Native American warriors astride their horses, the unique Nokota breed.McLaughlin is writing a book about the ledger that is the centerpiece of the Wiyohpiyata exhibit. A graphic artist, photographer, and videographer — skills developed during her time in art school — she collects and draws with vintage fountain pens.McLaughlin said of her work with the exhibition, which will be on view through next August, “It’s amazing that these Lakota horses have survived and that we’ve been able to install video footage of them in the gallery to animate the drawings of their war pony ancestors done by warriors more than 100 years ago.”“As an anthropologist interested in human relationships with animals, the opportunity to research and participate in their ongoing history has been fascinating. The great challenge now is to ensure that they have a future, and my hope is that museum visitors will appreciate their value and want to help make that happen.”