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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!

Inevitably when I meet someone and tell them that I work in the music industry they ask me if I know John Brown’s Body due to my name. No, I don’t know them personally, but I do know of them. It’s been about four years since John Brown’s Body put out their their last album, Amplify. Soon though the band will be releasing a new album. On September 18 the band will be releasing a mostly instrumental Dub EP titled, JBB In Dub. Two days after they release their EP the band kicks off their Fall U.S. tour. The four-week tour will span the Northeast, the West Coast, and Colorado.

JBB In Dub features six dub tunes plus a tune called, “The Grass,” featuring vocals from frontman Elliot Martin. The songs were mixed in Boston, MA by former John Brown’s Body engineer and current 10 Ft. Ganja Plant member Craig “Dub Fader” Welsch (State Radio, The Aggrolites).

John Brown’s Body’s Fall tour dates are as follows:
09/20/12 – One Pelham East in Newport, RI
09/21/12 – The 8×10 in Baltimore, MD
09/22/12 – The Note in West Chester, PA
09/27/12 – Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY
09/28/12 – The Haunt in Ithaca, NY
09/29/12 – Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, NY
10/16/12 – Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA
10/17/12 – The Roxy in West Hollywood, CA
10/18/12 – Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA
10/19/12 – Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA
10/20/12 – Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room in Crystal Bay, NV
10/22/12 – Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. The Big Room in Chico, CA
10/23/12 – Humboldt Brews in Arcata, CA
10/25/12 – Neumos in Seattle, WA
10/26/12 – Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR
10/27/12 – WOW Hall in Eugene, OR
10/31/12 – Three20South in Breckenridge, CO
11/01/12 – Abbey Theatre in Durango, CO
11/02/12 – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO
11/03/12 – Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO