check out pics from the show at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA on 5/2/2013
hiddentrack review is here : http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/picture-show-nicki-bluhm-and-the-gramblers-mcnears/
Last Thursday night McNear’s Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, California hosted Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers
. The historic Mystic Theatre, a venue in the heart of downtown Petaluma, was erected in 1911 and fits 550 guests. It’s a mere 45 minute drive from San Francisco and is one of the best venues I have been to in the area.
Bluhm and her band are touring behind the release of two new tracks, Ravenous and Little Too Late, off their upcoming album. As with many, I first heard of this band thanks to their ingenious “Van Sessions
” series of videos which show the Ramblers on the road playing songs in their van. After one view I was immediately hooked. The new tracks from the upcoming album are more edgy on bass and rhythms than her 2011 album, Driftwood.
Bassist and ALO vet Steve Adams got the crowd excited with his great vocals on the popular American folk song – Sitting On Top Of The World. Nicki and the band even covered a song by the opening act, The Easy Leaves, called Another Rolling Stone which proved to be a crowd pleaser in its own right. Lead guitarist Deren Ney, a childhood friend of Nicki’s, really fits in with this bunch as he laid down some killer guitar solos that complemented the band’s country and blues roots.
The highlight of the evening for me was seeing guitarist Dave Mulligan, Nicki and her husband and fellow Grambler Tim perform In The Mountains, a song by artist Sarah Siskind. With Nicki on a guitar with backing vocals by Dave and Tim, It’s a treat whenever they perform this song, which features Nicki on guitar with backing vocals by Dave and Tim, and it never gets old. In talking with the Bluhms, they appeared very grateful and respectful for all of their successes and are looking forward to this year bringing some of their greatest shows. The pair are very much still lovebirds and I wish them all the best. They have some pretty big gigs lined up this summer including debut appearances at Bonnaroo and Newport Folk. Catch these guys on tour this spring and summer, all across the country.
Paul Citonecheck out the full gallery HERE
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The David Mayfield Parade rolled into town on Friday night, taking the stage at Smith's Ole Bar in midtown Atlanta. Mayfield is touring in support of his recent 2013 release "Good Man Down". The Parade has taken on a new lineup. This current rendition includes Jason Edwards on drums, Evan Parker on Bass, Jennifer Starsinic on fiddle and Rebekah Jean on keyboard and vocals. The band are all Ohio & Pennsylvania natives, Mayfield is from Kent, Ohio. Smith’s is a unique venue, the main venue is upstairs with a bar and pool hall downstairs. The 300 capacity venue is intimate and perfect for up and coming artists.
"Love Will Only Break Your Heart", a tender crowd pleaser and first track off his latest lp, had the audience singing along. On the album the background vocals are sung by Seth Avett but keyboardist but vocalist Rebekah Jean does an excellent job. The new baseline intro to the fun and catchy rendition of "trapped under the ice" is a nice take on the original version of this song. The song takes you back to days when he was with Bluegrass band, Cadillac Sky and wrote this song. Passing the microphone to the audience to sing the lines “I am a monkey in a cage”, Mayfield encouraged participation by shouting out to someone who wasn’t singing and then called out, “You’re my boy blue” (Old School Reference!), a great moment. Off his first LP, “Breath of Love” and the cover “Sea of Heartbreak” were performed, both great sing-along’s and the crowd was eating it up. The show ended appropriately with the touching “Goodbye Farewell So long” off Good Man Down. The band uses no set-list, letting the energy and feeling determine what they will play.
Mayfield is something unusual, part stage show, part comedian, and talented musician. His dry humor bundled with his onstage antics make him a fitting front man. Seeing Mayfield live is a totally different entertainment experience than listening to the album. I first saw him in Las Vegas opening for the Avett Brothers. If you haven't checked them out, hit up the parade when they roll into your town you won’t regret it!Paul Citone
pics are up from 12.28.2012 PHISH show at MSG i shot on hidden track :http://www.glidemagazine.com/hiddentrack/picture-show-phish-at-madison-square-garden/
The full gallery of photos is available here also on my site/12282012-phish--msg---new-years-run.html
This was a great show and my first time shooting PHISH.
SETLIST: Stealing Time From The Faulty Plan, Moma Dance, Funky Bitch (Son Seals cover), Army of One, Tube, Stash, Nellie Kane (hot rize cover), Kill Devil Falls, Free, Wolfman's Brother (little drummer jam)
SET II: Tweezer, Maze, Twist (Drummer boy teases), Theme from the Bottom, Fluffhead, David Bowie ENCORE: Bouncing Around the Room, Good Times Bad Times (Zeppelin Cover)
WHAT A GREAT SHOW!!!
check out pics from this show on the Las Vegas Jam Band Society's facebook page http://on.fb.me/VRn3g9
This show took place on 9/29/12 at the Hard Rock Cafe on the Las Vegas Strip.
Greensky Bluegrass at the Top Hat in Missoula, MT was officially sold out when I arrived at the venue 1 hour prior to show time. Wait.. No it wasn’t. Apparently a rumor was swirling that the show was a sellout (one that the band quickly corrected on its Facebook page!). With 5 minutes to the posted show time the bar was about half full. Come 10:30 it was a fully packed house of genuine Greensky enthusiasts, local Missoula residents looking for some good music and several drunken college twenty something’s looking for an escape from the cold.
At around 400 max capacity I was looking forward to seeing this multi talented bluegrass band in such an intimate venue. One bar two pool tables, a raised platform with additional seating and the small stage was an intimate and local dive bar. Around 10:30 the band took the stage subtly with no usual hellos or greetings but I was assuming they were defrosting from Missoula’s 20 degree weather.. BRRR. The band opened up the night quietly rolling into the fan favorite “Don’t lie” from their 2011 album “Handguns”. Followed by “Into the rafters” & “King of the Hill”.. It was apparent the band needed a little warm up (and so did the crowd). Bringing some of Kalamazoo to Montana (and every city they play in) is important to this band mid set’s “Tied Down” is an example of the homegrown roots they have. “Tied down to Michigan, there ain’t no home like this one”. Highlights of the first set included “Jesus on the Mainline” with a roots rocking beat that got the floor moving and then right into “Dry County”. Which is a slower melodic hymn of modern and traditional bluegrass.
In the second set of the night the band impressed me with their old school fan favorite (which Michael Bont on Banjo told me after the show) Bottle Dry. This slower melodic ballad shows their wide range of styles. With Hoffmans and Bruzzas talented vocals both showcased in this song, it’s truly one of my favorites. The final pre encore song was Newgrass revival’s “Can’t Stop Now” followed by the stage exit.
The Encore was a cover of U2’s “Streets have no name” (Played by the band for the first time) and was executed quite well seeming tailored however to the Montana college crowd the night drew but was still an amazing rendition.
Greensky have a number of colors in the bluegrass spectrum showing. As a five piece band they are a train of impressive instruments and Hoffman’s singing is passionate and purposeful. They have been dubbed “Newgrass” even with the bluegrass in their band name.. Whatever the case they are great! Rock on Greensky!!! You can check out Greensky Bluegrass at http://greenskybluegrass.com/-Paul Citone
SETLIST: 2012-10-25 - The Top Hat - Missoula, MTNo Idea, Into The Rafters, King Of The Hill,Worried About The Weather, Demons,Tied Down,Jesus On The MainlineDry County >Time >Don't LieSweetwater Sea,Stop That Train, After Midnight,Old Barns,Leap Year,Bottle Dry,Working On A Building,Last Winter In Copper Country,Cold Feet,Get No Better,Can't Stop NowWhere The Streets Have No Name** First time played
the Yonder Mountain String Band's Harvest Festival returns to the beautiful setting of Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas!
Tickets are still available HERE
The weekend will be jam packed with all kinds of festy events and fun including fiddling & picking contests, kids camps, yoga class in the morning for all the early risers and workshops given my members of Cornmeal and Yonder! get your tickets now! Check out the lineup!
Yonder Mountain String Band • Leftover Salmon •The Jayhawks • Mickey Hart Band • Dave Schools
•North Mississippi Allstars • Sam Bush • Punch Brothers • Dumpstaphunk •Wookiefoot • Split Lip
Rayfield • Cornmeal • Joe Purdy • Elephant Revival •Mishka • Zach Deputy • The Gourds • Giant
Panda Guerilla Dub Squad •Larry Keel & Natural Bridge • Acoustic Syndicate • Delta Rae •William
Elliott Whitmore • Adam Aijala • Larry Keel •Darol Anger's Republic of Strings • Big Sam's Funky
Nation • Brother Joscephus •The Love Revival Revolution Orchestra • Brown Bird • honeyhoney
•Delhi 2 Dublin • Mountain Sprout • Moonalice • Lukas Nelson •Pert Near Sandstone • White Ghost
Shivers • Rose's Pawn Shop • Della Mae •Honey Island Swamp Band • Dirtfoot • Cas Haley • Levi
Lowrey • Blame Sally •Nathan Moore • Jay Nash • Yarn • Bronze Radio Return • Truckstop
Honeymoon •The Hillbenders • Lightnin' Malcolm • The Everyone Orchestra • The Ragbirds •The
Giving Tree Band • Whitewater Ramble • Whistle Pigs • Roosevelt Collier •Tauk • Mouth • Montu
• Mosey West