Today In Jambands.com History (2/24/06)
Today we look back to February 24, 2006.
moe., Blues Traveler, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Peter Frampton and Joe Satriani Among the Artists Scheduled to Appear at the 2006 Jammys
moe., Blues Traveler, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Peter Frampton and Joe Satriani are among the artists scheduled to appear at the 2006 Jammy Awards. As previously reported, the Jammys will return to New Yorks Theater at Madison Square Garden on April 20, kicking off the inaugural Green Apple Music and Arts Festival. Other acts confirmed to play the Jammys include Guster, Savion Glover, Richie Havens, Angelique Kidjo, Steve Kimock, Stephen Perkins, Bettye LaVette, Little Feat, DJ Logic, Mad Professor, Baaba Maal, Martin Sexton and McCoy Tyner. Dweezil Zappa will also pay tribute to his father, Frank Zappa, who is being posthumously honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
‘This is a great core, but there is a lot more coming,’ hints Peter Shapiro, Executive Producer of the Jammys. ‘We are looking forward to a great show this year.’
Once again, the Jammys will boast a number of unique collaborations, as well as a handful of surprise guests. Last year’s Jammys pairings included Burning Spear and Sinead O’Connor with Medeski Martin & Wood, Travis Tritt with the Disco Biscuits, Mavis Staples with Umphrey’s McGee and Phil Lesh with Ryan Adams. Lesh also participated in a blues jam featuring John Mayer, ?uestlove and Buddy Guy, the recipient of last years Lifetime Achievement Award. More information regarding the Green Apple Music and Arts Festival will be announced in the near future.
Meanwhile, voting for eight award categories is now underway at the site.
The Disco Biscuits, Backyard Tire Fire, Zilla and RAQ To Summer Camp
The latest round of artists additions have been announced for Summer Camp 2006. The Disco Biscuits, Zilla, Backyard Tire Fire, Andrew Bird, RAQ and The Brakes are among the performers who will join moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band, Rusted Root, the Lee Boys, Honkytonk Homeslice, New Monsoon, Oteil and the Peacemakers, Groovatron, and many others. The festival will return to Chillicothe, IL on May 26-28, with additional details and ticket info available at the festival web site.
Derek and Eric
Although the word has leaked a bit over the past few weeks, Derek Trucks participation as member of Eric Claptons touring band is now official. Trucks will join a group that also features Doyle Bramhall II on guitar, Chris Stainton and Tim Carmon on keyboards, Willie Weeks on bass, Steve Jordan on drums, Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, and Tim Sanders on horns, and backing vocals by Michelle John and Sharon White. The European tour will open on May 5 in France and continue through June 10 before the band picks it up again on July 7 in Italy. As of yet no U.S. dates have been confirmed, although they are expected to follow. Meanwhile, Trucks, who just released Songlines with the Derek Trucks Band, will wrap up a DTB west coast run over the weekend.
Perpetual Groove To Record Live Release In The Cave
On March 17 and 18 Perpetual Groove will record its first live release over two nights at Treesound Studios in Atlanta, GA. This is the site where the band also recorded its last studio effort (as have Outkast, Trey Anastasio, REM and many others). The group will appear in The Cave, a live performance space within inside the studio complex. Given space limitations, only 150 fans will be able to attend, with libations offered as part of the $35 ticket price. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning at 11:00 am= and a limit of one per person per night will apply.
Teedy and The Stooges
Last evening at the Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas, Galactic entered the home stretch of its Coup De Gras tour and invited a few familiar faces to the stage. Vocalist Teedy Boutte, who has joined the band on multiple occasions over the past few years, appeared for a few songs over the course of the show, including: Whole Lotta Love, Break in the Road and Never Called You Crazy. In addition, the Stooges Brass Band added some zest to the close of both sets as well as the encore, appearing on ‘It Ain’t What You Think’ and ‘Who Took the Happiness’ at the close of set one, ‘Baker’s Dozen’ at the end of set two and then on the ‘Built Like A Horse’ encore. Tonight, the two groups will perform again in Texas, at Houstons Meridian before returning to New Orleans and Tipitina’s on Saturday.