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you can find everything from our quarterly music magazine Hittin' the Note
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new merchandise from the Allman Brothers Band 2012 Tour! To navigate to that location
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Mountain Jam 2013!
Meet us in the Mountains June 6-9! No one knows how to throw a summer festival better
than Warren Haynes, and heâs assembled a killer lineup for the 9th Annual Mountain Jam in Hunter Mountain,
NY. Headliners are Phil Lesh and Friends, Widespread Panic (their only NE Festival
appearance for â13), Govât Mule, The Avett Brothers, Michael Franti and more. Dozens
more of our favorite bands are also on their stunning bill, making it a must-see
fest for us at Hittinâ the Note.
The event is approaching, so we recommend you get your tickets now. âNot So Earlyâ
Discounted Tickets are on-sale and offer a break off day of show ticket prices and
guarantee admission. Buy them here - http://mountainjam.com/tickets Options include with or without
camping, single day or weekend passes. You can even book a special RT bus from NYC
to the festival for just $39!
Introducing Roots Rock Revival
Featuring Butch Trucks and Oteil Burbridge of the Allman Brothers Band and Luther
and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars! For the first time ever, these
two generations of Rock ân Roll Masters will take you through an experience of a
lifetime at Full Moon Resort in the heart of the âForever Wildâ Catskill Forest
Preserve in upstate New York. Roots Rock Revival is a four night, five day
all-inclusive event that will feature master classes, jam sessions, Q&A sessions,
open rehearsals and so much more. All classes are optional and open to everyone.
Whether youâre a fan, musician or both, youâll get an intimate look at the Southern
Blues Rock movement and the music that transformed your idea of Rock ân Roll. Full
Moon Resort is an enchantingly unique facility offering over one hundred acres of
fields, meadows, forests and streams. This gorgeous setting has proven time and
time again to provide a natural backdrop for inspiring and memorable gatherings.
Roots Rock Revival will feature not only outstanding music, classes, and
workshops, but also three gourmet meals a day. Bountiful and fresh, our menu features
many locally grown ingredients with a full spectrum of exceptional catering from
the arrival Meet and Greet to the farewell breakfast. All meals are included in
your tuition. At Roots Rock Revival, you will have the exclusive access to
your instructors that no one else hasâŠ ever! Eat, drink and play with the masters
behind the music. Five days and four nights of music, memories and inspiration!
For more info please click here.
In the mid-seventies
three members of the Allman Brothers Band - drummer Jaimoe, bassist Lamar Williams
and Chuck level, keyboards and vocals - would get together and play between band
dates. Originally they called themselves "We Three," because as Jaimoe explains
"we were the only three practicing and rehearsing in the band!" The trio would occasionally
open for the ABB in 1975 and 1976.
With the Allmans' first disbanding in 1976, the trio added guitarist Jimmy Nalls
and named the band based on a phonetic pun of their bandleader's name: "C. Leavell".
They toured relentlessly, experimenting and refining their sound, a tasty blend
of jazz, blues and Southern rock (in other words, they would have fit nicely into
today's jam band scene). Eventually signing with Capricorn Records, they recorded
their self-titled debut album, Sea level, in 1977.
After the release of their first album, the group expanded to a septet with the
additions of Davis Causey (guitar), George Weaver (percussion) and Randall Bramblett
(saxophones, keyboards and vocals). That configuration recorded the group's second
album, Cats on the Coast, in 1978. By the time of the third album, On the Edge,
Jaimoe and Weaver had both left, replaced by Joe English. Despite the changing lineups,
the second and third albums are remarkably consistent affairs featuring such signature
Sea Level songs as "That's Your Secret" and "A Lotta Colada." Both CDs have been
out of print for about a decade and command big bucks online.
A new record label, called Real Gone Music, has recently released the second and
third albums as a single CD for only $13.99. This new re-issue also includes a 20
page CD booklet with liner notes by Scott Schinder. If you are not familiar with
this music, do yourself a favor and check out some of the sound clips and order
it by clicking here.
Photo Gallery: Avett Brothers and Old Crow Medicine Show!
Click here or on an image above to view the entire photo gallery!
Review: JazzFest 2013
Put world-class roots
music together on 12 stages for seven days in April and May, combine it with cuisine
native to New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana at the spacious Fairgrounds Racetrack
in New Orleans and what do you have? You have âthe mother of all music festivals,â
the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. While the festival by necessity
is slanted heavily toward musicians from âthe Texas Triangle,â an area that encompasses
New Orleans to the east, Port Arthur, Texas to the west and Houston, Texas to the
north, this year, even New Jersey-raised, New York-based punk rocker Patti Smith
and her band were on the bill. The festival always attracts plenty of patrons from
New York and New Jersey, as they seek to get a jump on spring and summer with the
usually much warmer temperatures served up in New Orleans in late April and early
May. The annual musical marathon is always held the last weekend in April and the
first Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday in May.. For the full article (& photos) click