Thursday, May 28, 2009
~ Trey Anastasio
"The real reason I don't have to tune or break strings is because of the pact I made with the Devil. That's just one of the clauses in the pact with the Devil... Actually, contract negotiations for artists have improved since Robert Johnson. You gotta have a good lawyer when you're dealing with the Devil. My contract is way better than Robert Johnson's."
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
"Last night, while fewer Americans than you would think were watching has-beens trying to cling to fading fame on television, tying themselves to two-dimensional singers looking for the standard rich and famous contract, a band of seven players was doing the same thing they’ve been doing for forty years, through thick and thin…playing music, exploring inner and outer consciousness, blowing the roof off the joint."
Waking up Sunday afternoon, the sun was out in full force & the temp was topping 85 degrees. Thats niice. After hanging out with juan batista, Nash and I ended up driving through the backroads of Wilton / Redding headed up towards a friends party in Newtown. The drive was an awesome one & made me realize how truly special country livin' is. It was also funny, cause if not for my trusty iphone's GPS, we may not have ever made it up there at all (crazy crazy roads). At the fiesta, we were greeted with some good ol' BBQ, jungle juice, drinking games, bomb tracks and a rain storm of epic proportions (goods thing it only lasted 20 min) Heading out of the party proved more difficult than expected - and this guy felt the wrath of the crazy ladies in our car as a result. No bother. We finally made it out & ended up partyin it up into the wee hours (although me sipping tequila from the bottle probably was not the best idea) Monday was all about the pool. After a multi hour pool-sesh-one, we boarded a train back into NYC. If only every weekend could be this good.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday we joined some good friends at the Fillmore to see two of our favorite acts, the Marco Benevento Trio and Tea Leaf Green. Marco's like a mad scientist behind the keys, taking full advantage the many effect pedals he's got hooked in. With Reed Mathis on double bass duty (both with Marco & TLG) and Brad Barr on the skins, the rhythm section was held down in the bestest of ways. Highlights during his set included the "Real Morning Party" and a sweet cover of My Morning Jackets "Golden". Check out this great write up on Benevento's sound via NY Times
Up next was Tea Leaf Green, who gets my vote as the best band to come out of the jamband scene in recent memory. I've been fortunate to see these guys around 5-6 times & every time I do they just keep getting better and better. Call it cliche, but good bands always rise to the occasion when playing NYC. They got the place rocking with staples like " Don't Curse @ the Night" and the Garden Part I. Good time great oldies.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Best part about this clip is Trey giving a shout out to a guy in the front row who apprently held down his his dead center / front row seat every single show of the tour. As Trey said.. " I don't know how you do it man!?"
**Update** - My co-worker just told me he's good buddies with the guy Trey points out. The fan wrote about the whole experience here on Hidden Track
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
View From the House
Bad Moon Rising
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Jam Cruise 8 sets sail from Ft. Lauderdale on January 3, 2010 and makes stops in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, George Town & the Cayman Islands Tix go on sale June 4 at 12:00pm ET.
STS9 • The Word feat. John Medeski, North Mississippi Allstars & Robert Randolph • Zappa plays Zappa • Galactic • Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe • Maceo Parker • Dark Star Orchestra • JJ Grey & Mofro • Railroad Earth • Steve Kimock’s Crazy Engine • Lotus • Fantastic 4 feat. Robert Walter, Adam Deitch, Eric Krasno & Cheme Gastelum • Toubab Krewe • Eric Krasno & Chapter 2 • The Motet plays the Talking Heads • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue • Hot Buttered Rum • John Brown’s Body • Kyle Hollingsworth Band • Mike Dillon’s Go Go Jungle • The Mother Hips • Break Science feat. Adam Deitch • Dragon Smoke feat. Robert Mecurio, Ivan Neviile, Stanton Moore & Eric Lindell • Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes • George Porter Jr’s Super Jam • DJ Logic • Pretty Lights • Special Guests: Col. Bruce Hampton • Skerik • Will Bernard