Today In Jambands.com History (8/10/07)
Today we look back to August 10, 2007…
Bonus Fishman for Fall Yonder
On September 2, the Yonder Mountain String Band will headline at Red Rocks, with special guests Jon Fishman and Todd Snider joining in the action (Rodrigo y Gabriela are on the bill as well). In October, Fishman will return to the stage for a night with the quartet as it embarks on a seventeen date tour. The first confirmed show is on October 3 in Columbia, MO at the Blue Note and the Phish drummer has signed on for a performance a few days later in Chicago at the Congress Theater. The groups fall dates also will feature a pair of shows at Burlington, Vermonts Higher Ground (October 15 and 16) with a special two day ticket available and the tour will wrap up in Lawrence, Kansas with performances on October 27 at the Granada Theater and the 28th at Liberty Hall, with two-day ticket packages available for those gigs as well.
Yonder will appear at Alta, Wyomings Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival today and then is off until its own North West String Summit on August 24-26.
Jackson Browne, Paul Barrere, Richie Hayward and Fred Tackett Will Pay Tribute to Lowell George
On Sunday August 19 in Topanga, California, the late Lowell Georges daughter, Inara, is hosting a concert in his honor. A Tribute to Lowell George will raise money for the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. The origins of the Theatricum Botanicum can be traced to the McCarthy Era, when Geer (later known for this portray of Grandpa Walton) opened a theater for fellow blacklisted actors and folk singers on his Topanga property. The Theatricum Botanicum’s mission is To elevate, educate, and entertain audiences of all ages by presenting thought-provoking classics, socially relevant plays, and education programs in a beautiful, natural outdoor sanctuary for the arts. By passing on a sense of history to young people and adults alike, great works of art inform their present and inspire their future. A true renaissance theatre, we offer (at affordable prices) a diversity of programming from Shakespeare to poetry to folk music to the development of future playwrights all to help understand the world we live in and to embrace our shared humanity.
Joining Inara George at the event will be three of her fathers colleagues, who continue to further his legacy with Little Feat: Paul Barrere, Richie Hayward and Fred Tackett. Many other musicians also will take part in the event, including Jackson Browne, Van Dyke Parks, Valerie Carter and Terry Allen.
Luther and the Crowes
Last night at New York Citys Central Park Summerstage, the Black Crowes gave a taste of what is to come. The group recently completed recording its new studio effort, which will be released in the spring, will feature a guest appearance by North Mississippi Allstars Luther Dickinson. In turn, during the Crowes’ Summerstage set, the group brought out Dickinson for Downtown Money Waster which segued into a jam and then into Thorn In My Pride. When introducing Luther, Black Crowes vocalist Chris Robinson explained that the NMAS guitarist was ‘all over’ the new record.
The Black Crowes summer tour continues tonight in Canton, MA at the ICONS Festival while the Allstars are in Amagansett, NY at the Stephen Talkhouse.
The New Originals: Brownstein, Velmer, Magner and Posford
The London-based quartet the Bays will not be performing at next weekends Camp Bisco, reportedly due to immigration issues. However, in the bands stead, a new group has emerged, as Camp Bisco will present the debut set from the New Originals. This group will consist of the Disco Biscuits Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner along with Simon Posford and Sound Tribe Sector 9 drummer Zach Velmer. This years festival will take place next weekend, August 16-18, in Mariaville, New York. Other confirmed artists include: Umphrey’s McGee, Hallucinogen in Dub, Infected Mushroom, Shpongle, Slick Rick, Amon Tobin, Lyrics Born, Bustle in Your Hedgerow, The JOIN, The Juan Maclean, Zilla and EOTO. An interview with another Camp Bisco performer, Girl Talk, is now up at the site.
From The Gathering to Guitarmageddon
Today, Tea Leaf Green is slated to deliver an early afternoon performance at the Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, Connecticut. However, it will be a brief east coast jaunt for at least some members of the group, as TLGs Josh Clark will charge into a Guitarmageddon performance on Saturday night at San Francisco’s The Independent. Tea Leaf Greens guitarist will be joined by Dan Lebowitz (ALO), Sean Leahy (Four Year Bender), members of the band London Street and some additional players (including, perhaps, Clarks bandmate Trevor Garrod on keys). Guitarmageddon will focus on interpreting the music of Eric Clapton from the late 60s through the early 70s (while, TLG may well perform Sex in the 70s today at the Vibes).