Today In Jambands.com History (4/13/06) – Ramble Dove, Weir and Hart For Leahy, STS9 CSI: NY…
Today we look back to April 13, 2006…
Ramble On, Ramble Dove
Mike Gordon has confirmed a run of six shows for his new honky-tonk collective Ramble Dove. The group, which will be comprised of multiple Vermont musicians paying homage to classic Nashville honky-tonk, previously confirmed gigs at Bonnaroo and the Bernie Sanders benefit. Grace Potter and The Nocturnals will perform on most of the dates, which begin on May 29 at Toad’s Place in New Haven and also will travel to Boston, New York, Burlington and Northampton. The bands final pre-Bonnaroo gig on June 4, will be at the Mountain Jam Music Festival in Woodstock, NY.
Weir and Hart For Leahy
For fans hoping to jump onboard the Vermont political benefit tour, your week has arrived. A few days after announcing that Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman would play a show in support of Congressman Bernie Sanders,it appears that Bob Weir and Mickey Hart will join the Flying Other Brothers at a fundraiser for Senator Patrick Leahy on May 23 in an effort to ‘rock the House (and the senate).’ Weir has performed at several Leahy Fundraisers, including a 2004 gig with Hart at Washington, DC’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. In addition, Leahy appeared via videotape offering his tribute to the Grateful Dead when the group received a lifetime achievement award at the 2002 Jammys.
New Monsoon, Bill Summers and Deep Blue Sun To Appear at Picks Tax Bash
There will be a unique, music-filled, belly-filling party happening this Saturday a stones throw from the Governors mansion just north of Atlanta (rumors that Gov. Sonny Perdue will be attending are unconfirmed). New Monsoon is headlining the event at which black angus steak and a full-on low country boil will be among the food options, and many varieties of beer will be served. There are packages available starting at $35 dollars (this includes food and drink), and this is a benefit for Friends of Hannah, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about and fighting spinal muscular atrophy.
Ralph Roddenbery will kick off the action, and the recently reformed long-time fixtures of the Atlanta scene, Deep Blue Sun. New Monsoon is scheduled to perform in the evening, and the legendary Bill Summers (Los Hombres Caliente, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock) has just been added as an artist in residence of sorts, joining bands upon request. Cecil Peanut Daniels (frequent Widespread Panic and Govt Mule guest) and Chicago trombonist Lil Joe Burton (BB King, Junior Wells) have also been confirmed to make appearances, and other notable musicians that will be in town are very likely to appear. Don Pickett (known for his Little Turniptown gatherings in North Georgia a few years back) will host the event, and it will be held at Picks Hideaway just outside of Atlantas famed Buckhead district. Report by Rob Turner
STS9 CSI: NY
Sound Tribe Sector 9 fans who tuned into CSI: NY last night may have been surprised to hear some familiar sounds. During the popular CBS programs Super Men episode, STS9s ‘Peoples, Cause & FX Remix’ received some airtime. For those who missed out, fear not, next week Possibilities will appear on the Run Silent, Run Deep episode. Tonight the quintet is at Houstons Warehouse Live and next Wednesday the band will perform at the New Daisy Theatre in Memphis for those who wish to tune in and then turn out for their double dose of STS9.
Previte’s Coalition of the Willing
Drummer Bobby Previte recently wrapped up a European tour with a band he has dubbed the Coalition of the Willing. The European line-up included Charlie Hunter, Steven Bernstein and Jamie Saft. Previte has just announced that a new roster of players will join him next month for a North American Coalition of the Willing tour. Hunter is back, along with Marco Benevento on keyboards and Skerik on saxophones. The quartet will open the first of fifteen shows (in sixteen nights) on May 10 at The Nightlight Lounge in Bellingham, WA. The Coalition will then travel up and down the west coast through May 24 before flying east to close things out with a show on May 25 at New York Citys Tonic. A few days earlier, on May 23, Ropeadope will release a studio disc from Previte and the Coalition featuring all of the above musicians as well as Stanton Moore.