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Brain Farmer was a friend to all of us. Somehow, as busy as he was, he always took the time to share a funny or interesting story about Johnny Cash, Gibson guitars, industry gossip and, of course, insights into Warren, Woody and Mattâ€™s artistry. Over the years we had countless pre-show conversations and late night meals together that were always entertaining due to his wit and perspective. At any festival HTN attended, Farmer would always come out and visit with us in the tent, keeping us laughing constantly. In the accompanying picture, from Mtn Jam last year, Brian instructed Terry Bradley (our Art Director) to put on his best â€śrock star face pose.â€ť
A few years ago HTN had an excellent conversation with Farmer that covered a wide range of topics. It really captured the essence of the man that so many of us love. Please click here to link to the interview by Brian Orzell.
Summer is just around the corner, and with its arrival
will come warm evenings and live music under the stars. Hittin' the Note
is proud to cover the artists you've come to love, with depth and insight that only
we can deliver.
On March 26, 2009, the Allman Brothers Band marked
their fortieth anniversary with a performance for the ages at New York City's Beacon
Theatre. The magic of that night has been captured on 40, a brand new DVD
that allows you to enjoy the sights, sounds and energy of that once-in-a-lifetime
show. HTN # 81 kicks off with the complete liner notes to 40 for your reading
John Fogerty: the name alone invokes memories of
some of the greatest three-minute songs ever written in the history of rock and
roll. The leader of and driving force behind Creedence Clearwater Revival, John
continues to make new music, but has also made a deliberate decision to revisit
the CCR songs he refused to play for decades. John sat down with HTN's Alan Paul
to discuss his long and storied career, and we know that you will be taken by this
provocative interview. Click here to read the complete liner notes!
Fillmore East: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings!
Since its opening chord, rock and roll has been about playing live, and no group
did it better, and with more passion and improvisational skills than the original
Allman Brothers Band. Founded in 1969 by visionary guitarist Duane Allman, the ABB
combined elements of blues, rock, jazz and country into a combustible mixture, and
in doing so created a new genre of music. Their music was best heard live, and the
group's finest moments came at the Fillmore East, promoter Bill Graham's iconic
concert hall located in New York City's East Village. It was there that the group
reached their peak, as captured on 1971's At Fillmore East, the band's legacy recording,
the recording by which all other live sets are measured.
For the first time, the full spectrum of all four sets played on March 12 and 13,
1971 is presented on At Fillmore East: The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings, and it
makes for a fascinating audio look inside the shows that yielded the greatest live
album in rock history. In addition, the band's June 27, 1971 performance, where
they were selected as the closing act at the final show held at the Fillmore East,
also is included in this collection. Click here to learn more and to order.
Brothers Band â€“ 40th Anniversary DVD!
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND's annual run of shows
at New York City's Beacon Theatre is always magical, but 2009's 40th anniversary
run was unique, with over 60 guests sitting in with the band. But on March 26, 2009--the
40th anniversary of the original lineup's first performance--the band honored the
legacy with a show that belonged to the Allman Brothers Band, and no one else. That
special night, where they played their first two albums in their entirety, back
to back, was filmed and has been released on DVD as "40." Of the 700 plus shows
that HTN has attended, this is the very best one, period. The anticipation in the
audience was unbelievable and you know how this band responds to their fans. They
played their hearts out, pure and simple. The Allman Brothers Band - Hittin' the
Note like no other night! Please click here for more info and to order.
My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman!
This special night at
the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA captures a once-in-a-lifetime performance, honoring
one of the most acclaimed and beloved icons in rock and roll history. The package
consists of 2 CDs along with a DVD available in regular or Blue-ray format.
The Tribute features momentous performances from members of the Allman Brothers
Band as well as special guest stars such as Jackson Browne, Dr. John, Chuck Leavell,
Widespread Panic, Zac Brown, Jimmy Hall, Jack Pearson and many, many more. Extensive
bonus material includes 26 exclusive interviews, behind the scenes footage, as well
as a special Gregg Allman presentation. Shot in high definition with 5:1 Dolby sound
at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta, this remarkable piece pays tribute to a
voice that once heard is never forgotten.
To find out more and to order, please click here.
Oakley and Duane Allman - Brothers Never Forgotten !
Hittin' the Note is honored to offer the first official Berry Oakley T-shirt,
featuring Berry and his brother Duane. The picture was taken by Stephen Paley in
a dressing room with low lights that, back in 1971, prevented color photographs
from being taken. We believe the photo was either taken at the Peabody Auditorium
in Daytona Beach, Florida on September 16, 1970 or on Oct 16th in South Carolina
where the Toy Factory (Marshall Tucker) opened for the band.
Please show your support of these "Brothers Never Forgotten" by clicking here.
Brothers Band, Play All Night â€“ Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992
This new 2 CD set, to be released on February 18th, showcases The Allman Brothers
Band's very first time playing such an extended run at the Beacon. In the spirit
of The Allmans' iconic 1971 live album At Fillmore East, Play All Night
features Allman, Betts, Trucks, Jaimoe, Haynes, Woody and Quinones taking the Beacon's
stage by storm. Through their most-requested songs, deep cuts and new favorites,
the Allmans expertly showcase that unmistakable raw energy - at once practiced and
spontaneous - that still make them one of the most beloved live acts. To find out
the set list and to order, please click here.
Brothers Band, Live At Great Woods DVD 1991
Recorded in the September of 1991, originally for Japanese TV, The Allman Brothers
Band's beloved Live At Great Woods showcases the classic American rock band
reaching a new generation of audiences. Original band members Gregg Allman, Dickey
Betts, Butch Trucks and Jaimoe were joined by new guitarist Warren Haynes, bassist
Allen Woody and percussionist Marc Quinones in one of the most powerful lineups
in the group's history. This concert - recorded before a crowd of nearly 20,000
adoring fans at the Great Woods Amphitheater in Massachusetts - features a top-notch
set of fan favorites, with a fiery acoustic mini-set included for good measure.
Click here for more info and to order.
Reviews: Pittsburgh Blues Fest & Newport Jazz Fest
Fans of blues, jazz and roots-rock
may wish to consider two festivals in the Northeast that push the envelope a bit,
breaking down the barriers to what is commonly thought of as blues and jazz. They
are the Pittsburgh Blues Festival, held every year the last weekend in July at a
spacious park in suburban Pittsburgh, and the annual Newport Jazz Festival, held
mostly at Fort Adams in Newport, where even on hot August days, patrons are surrounded
by cool breezes blowing in from Narragansett Bay.
Both are affordable affairs: a weekend ticket at the Pittsburgh Blues Festival,
where all proceeds benefit the greater Pittsburgh Area Food Bank, is $45 in advance
or $50 at the gate; weekend passes for the Newport Jazz Festival run from $95 to
$155, and special reserved seating packages are available.
Because Ron â€śMoondogâ€ť Esser - the owner of Moondogâ€™s CafĂ©, an area blues club, who
books the Pittsburgh Blues Festival - believes in broadening the audience for blues,
I make it my business to get out there for this three-day celebration that benefits
the Pittsburgh Food Bank. Held on a beautiful site, Hartwood Acres, which is land
donated to the city by Andrew Carnegie, the line-up at the Pittsburgh Blues Festival
always pushes the envelope in terms of what is regarded to be the blues. The genre,
while not as broad-ranging and all-encompassing as jazz, remains healthy because
it keeps evolving.
Click here to read the entire review!
Gallery: The Peach Music Festival @ Montage Mountian
Show Review & Photo
Gallery: Gov't Mule!