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Red, White, & BluegrassDo you think that you will still need some more Americana in your life after July 4th this year? Well, Shelby Ash PresentsThe Mountain Men, and the Great American Music Hall will have you covered. Join The Mountain Men and their friends for a slew of good tunes on July 5th at 8:00 PM.

THE MOUNTAIN MEN (Yosemite)
This all-star stringband revue features members of The Trespassers, The Cowlicks, the String Slingers; Erik Anderson (dobro, vocals), Fritz Baggot (fiddle, vocals), Jared Jesperson (mando, vocals), David Barrow (guitar, vocals), Dan Newitt (guitar, mando, vocals), Todd Ronan (upright bass), and Andy Roberts (banjo, guitar, vocals).

WINDY HILL (Bay Area)
Not your typical bluegrass band; the boys of Windy Hill did not grow up in the deep rolling hills of Virginia, nor grow up listening to the Bill Monroe or the Stanley Brothers on an old fashioned AM radio. However, you couldn’t tell this from listening to this fabulous band – they show sincere enthusiasm for traditional bluegrass music. The young, fresh players take on a 70+ year old musical genre and pull it off like no other. Whenever they play, they bring it! And look and sound the part – as if they are playing a 1940s dance hall.

EMILY BONN & THE VIVANTS (Bay Area)
Largely inspired by the energy of old-time dance tunes, honky-tonk country, western-swing, bluegrass, and Cajun music, The Vivants play their own brand of American roots music – original foot stompin’ tunes about riots, hollers, and hopping train cars. In former incarnations, Emily honed her songs performing in San Francisco with the Whoreshoes. She is joined by stellar players, Jody Richardson on fiddle and vocal harmonies, James Touzel on upright bass, and Isaac Bonnell on piano accordion.

THE CREAK (SF)
Acoustic music rooted in the bluegrass and folk tradition, with hints of blues and punk elements sneaking in to give them a sound both new and old. The Creak’s energetic performances and visible onstage chemistry inspire dancing, singing, and stomping, leaving audiences feeling elated to have
taken part in such fun.

God Bless Americana!

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This was an awesome night since Living Colour played their whole Vivid album from front to back. “Cult Of Personality” was one of my favorite rock songs growing up so I always love seeing it performed, and on this night Living Colour did not disappoint. They play together pretty rarely these days so if you get a chance to see them, do it!!

According to many news sources including the Bay Areas renown SFGate, Furthur will not be playing at Napa, CA’s BottleRock Festival on opening night. No other replacement has been announced at this time. According to Bob Weir‘s website:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Furthur regretfully will be unable to appear as scheduled at BottleRock Napa Valley on Thursday, May 9. Grateful Dead & Furthur Co-Founder Bob Weir, is unable to perform in any capacity for the next several weeks. Bob looks forward to resuming his “Weir Here” broadcasts from TRI Studios in mid to late June and performing his Solo acoustic shows June 26-30. Furthur featuring Phil Lesh & Bob Weir look forward to returning to the road as scheduled on July 11 in Brooklyn for their Summer tour, which carries them through early October on the West Coast.”

Hope you feel better soon Bobby. Much love!!

Living Colour starts off their set at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA with “Preachin’ Blues” on 03/27/13. It was an awesome start to a rockin’ night as the band went on to play their whole “Vivid” album. We knew it was going to be a good night when Will Calhoun broke the skin to his bass drum on this song. Rockin’!!!

A time-lapse video of the Cosmic Love Ball 2013. This amazing event happens every year in February at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Materialized rocks the crowd every year with their energetic synth/keys, bass, and drums. Be sure to check out Materialized and the Cosmic Love Ball next year!!

The track in this video is Materialized’s, “No Inbetween” from their album Space Junk. Enjoy!

Band of Horses have announced a full U.S. tour for April and May. In addition to performances at Coachella, New Orleans Jazz Fest, and Shaky Knees Music FestivalBen Bridwell and the band will play Oakland, Las Vegas, Nashville, Raleigh and more.

Current tour dates are as follows:

04/08/13 – Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO
04/09/13 – Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO
04/10/13 – Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM
04/12/13 – Coachella in Indio, CA
04/13/13 – Fox Theater in Oakland, CA
04/15/13 – Golden State Theatre in Monterey, CA
04/16/13 – Senator Theatre in Chico, CA
04/18/13 – Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA
04/19/13 – Coachella in Indio, CA
04/20/13 – The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV
04/22/13 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ
04/24/13 – Stubb’s (Outdoor) in Austin, TX
04/26/13 – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA
04/27/13 – Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
05/01/13 – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC
05/03/13 – Township Auditorium in Columbia, SC
05/04/13 – Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, GA
05/05/13 – House of Blues in N. Myrtle Beach, SC
05/07/13 – The NorVa in Norfolk, VA
05/08/13 – Ritz Theatre in Raleigh, NC
05/10/13 – The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC
05/11/13 – The Fillmore in Charlotte, NC
05/25/13 – Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, ES
06/11/13 – Harpa in Reykjavik, IS
06/13/13 – Bergenhus Fortress in Bergen, NO
06/14/13 – Norwegian Wood Fest in Oslo, NO
06/15/13 – Hultsfred Festival in Hultsfred, SE
06/16/13 – Northside Festivald in Aarhus, DK
06/29/13 – Openair St. Gallen in St. Gallen, SWI
06/30/13 – Herchesfeld-Roeser in Roeser, LU
07/03/13 – Dachau Summer of Music in Munich, GER
07/07/13 – Rock Werchter Festival in Werchter, BEL
07/14/13 – Optimus Alive Festival in Lisbon, POR
08/17/13 – Green Man Festival in Crickhowell, GB

Galactic rock the Living Colour tune, “Cult Of Personality” with Corey Glover on lead vocals. Always a treat to hear them cover this tune with him. If you get a chance to see them live – do it. You will not be disappointed!!

Check out more Galactic on their website here, http://www.galacticfunk.com/

Bob Weir, Jonathan Wilson, and Jason Crosby play a slow rendition of Grateful Dead‘s, “Deal.” Every week that he can do it, Bob Weir invites friends to TRI Studios to jam and answer questions from people on Twitter. You can watch along live every Wednesday at 5:30 PM PST at http://www.tristudios.com/watch
You can also ask Bob Weir questions on Twitter by using the hashtag #WeirHere

Hope to see you all online watching and asking questions!

Find more music videos at Music Sumo: http://musicsumo.com/category/videos/

Jonathan Wilson performs his song, “Moses Pain,” during Weir Here at TRI Studios on 02/20/13. Every week that he can do it, Bob Weir invites friends to TRI Studios to jam and answer questions from people on Twitter. You can watch along live every Wednesday at 5:30 PM PST at http://www.tristudios.com/watch
You can also ask Bob Weir questions on Twitter by using the hashtag #WeirHere

Hope to see you all online watching and asking questions!

To kick off their 2013 Worlds Within Tour with the African Showboyz, The Mickey Hart Band unleashed a new video introducing two new band members to their line up. The band has added Greg Schutte (drummer) and Jonah Sharp (sound engineer/keyboardist) to the current line up of Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools, Grammy winning percussionist Sikiru Adepoju, Tony Award winning vocalist Crystal Monee Hall, singer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Bagale, and guitarist Gawain Mathews. As mentioned in the video, the band will be on the road performing brand new songs co-written by Hart and Robert Hunter, songs from Mysterium Tremendum, as well as Grateful Dead tracks hand picked by Dave Schools. See the video below.

Limited edition Worlds Within tour poster by Chuck Sperry is also available at show dates, and at http://www.chucksperry.net.

The Mickey Hart Band’s current 2013 tour dates are as follows:

02/25/13 – Jackson Hole Center for the Arts in Jackson , WY
02/26/13 – The Depot in Salt Lake City , UT
02/28/13 – Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO
03/01/13 – Oriental Theatre in Denver, CO
03/02/13 – Belly Up in Aspen, CO
03/04/13 – Orpheum Theatre in Flagstaff, AZ
03/05/13 – Rialto Theatre in Tuscon, AZ
03/06/13 – Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA
03/07/13 – Ashkenaz in Berkeley, CA