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Published: 2001/06/07

Femi Kuti, Upright Citizens Brigade, Murali Coryell Added to Gathering of the Vibes; The Wailers Cancel

Femi Kuti, Upright Citizens Brigade and Murali Coryell have been confirmed for this years Gathering of the Vibes, which takes place July 29 June 1 in Red Hook, NY. Due to a scheduling conflict, The Wailers are no longer able to perform at the event. The festival sounds great, Wailers management said in a statement. We hope that next year we can work it into the Wailers busy worldwide schedule.
Other artists on the bill include Medeski, Martin & Wood, Tom Tom Club, Bruce Hornsby, Dickey Betts Band, John Scofield, Blue Floyd, Soulive, The Disco Biscuits, Steve Kimock Band, Baba Olatunji, Les Claypools Flying Frog Brigade, Merl Saunders and his Funky Friends, Max Creek, Zen Tricksters, Topaz, Deep Banana Blackout, Strangefolk, The Organically Grown Gospel Choir, Joules Graves, Robert Randolph, Sloan Wainwright, Wild Magnolias, Lake Trout, ulu, Uncle Sammy, Addison Groove Project, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, The Grapes of Vaudevillian Fantasy and The Rafter Bats.
The Vibes will honor Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin with the Thirty Year Jam. The set will feature house band Blue Floyd, which consists of Matt Abts, Marc Ford, Johnny Neel and Berry Oakley Jr. Special guests will include Buddy Miles (The Band of gypsys), Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Deep Banana Blackouts Fuzz, Rob Somerville, Bryan Smith and Hope Clayburn, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), Jen Durkin (Bernie Worrell and the Woo Worriers), Mark Mercier and Scott Murawski (Max Creek), Robert Randolph, Andrew Gromiller (Tongue & Groove, Organically Grown Gospel Choir) and Brian Jordan (Karl Densons Tiny Universe).
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