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Ever since appearing on the Telluride Bluegrass Festival lineup, not much has been said about the first scheduled Béla Fleck & The Flecktones shows since 2012. The band has been on hiatus since ’12, with each member off pursuing various projects, and we could not be more excited about their reunion.Today, The Flecktones announced a performance at the Port Chester, NY venue, The Capitol Theatre, to be held on June 4th. Naturally, we scoped their website to see where to send readers for more information, and were greeted with a whole bevy of tour dates!The band will be performing a number of shows between June 1st and 16th, kicking off their two week run at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, VA, before hitting spots in Vermont, New Hampshire, Ohio, Illinois and more. They’re also featured on the Blue Ox Music Festival lineup in Eaux Claire, WI!You can find tickets for the Cap show here, though they go on sale this Friday, March 11th, at noon Eastern. Check out the tour schedule below:Bela Fleck & The Flecktones Summer Tour ScheduleJune 1: Jefferson Center – Roanoke, VAJune 4: Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NYJune 5: Lebanon Opera House – Lebanon, NHJune 7: Anderson Center for the Performing Arts – Blinghamton, NYJune 9: Discover Jazz Waterfront Tent – Burlington, VTJune 10: Cain Park – Cleveland Heights, OHJune 11: Blue Ox Festival – Eaux Claire, WIJune 12: Thalia Hall – Chicago, ILJune 16: Telluride Bluegrass Festival – Telluride, CO
Edit this setlist | More Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds setlists[Photo by arcadiajune/Instagram] Beloved Dave Matthews Band members Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds brought out their acoustic guitars for a duo set last night, hitting the Constellation Brands – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua, NY for an intimate performance. The full setlist included four songs never before played at a Dave & Tim show, including new tunes “Bismarck” and “Samurai Cop,” as well as “Death on the High Seas” and “Tangled Web We Weave.”The 27-song show saw the duo play hits spanning the majority of the Dave Matthews Band catalog, and bringing out some classics for two great encores to end the show. Check out some video highlights streaming below.Samurai CopBismarckCornbreadCrash
Phish wrapped up a fun fall tour last weekend, culminating in a performance of David Bowie’s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars on Halloween night. While the Halloween show was certainly one of the most memorable moments on tour, there were too many highlights to count, including a sit-in from the one and only Bob Weir.Fortunately, the YouTube account weengreen has been hard at work compiling “Just The Jams” from Phish’s biggest moments on tour. From Charleston to Jacksonville to Nashville to Alpharetta to Grand Prairie to Las Vegas, there was no shorting of great jamming from the Burlington quartet.Take a listen to the Fall Tour 2016 episode of “Just The Jams”, streaming below.
While Jackie Greene has been a “Friend” in Phil Lesh’s ensembles many times over, it looks like the two will be taking opposite roles. On November 26th, guitarist Jackie Greene will celebrate his birthday with a performance at San Francisco’s historic The Warfield venue, recruiting Lesh and many more for the celebration.The full lineup includes Greene, Lesh, Mark Karan, Jason Crosby, Ross James and another yet-to-be-named very special guest. The show also holds more special significance, as it marks the direct 40th anniversary of The Band’s final concert, The Last Waltz, which was performed in San Francisco as well.Tickets for this one-of-a-kind performance are on sale now and can be found here.
For the past couple of weeks, an all-star crew of musicians have been on the road touring in celebration of The Last Waltz and its 40th anniversary. The final concert by The Band is known as one of the best live performances of all time, and artists like Warren Haynes, Don Was, Michael McDonald, Terence Higgins, Jamey Johnson and John Medeski have all come together in its honor.Last night, the band brought their wares to the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA, treating fans to classic tunes from The Band’s catalog. The group also welcomed a special guest, Joan Osborne, to join in on vocals for a portion of the show. You can see her singing “Ophelia” in the video below, as captured by Sean Roche.Check out a few more highlights below, as well as a full setlist from this great performance!
Eddie Vedder performed at the annual Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert last night at Boston’s Paradise Club, benefiting the Foundation to Be Named Later association. The Pearl Jam frontman headlined the music and sports event with a fun mix of originals and covers, including tracks by the Talking Heads, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springstein, Neil Young, The Who, and more. The band included members of Letters to Cleo, Buffalo Tom, and Belly.The night began with a trio of Pearl Jam songs, “Corduroy,” “Not For You,” and “Elderly Woman,” much to the delight of the PJ fans in the room. The song choice throughout the night remained familiar, as Vedder played through two Who songs, “The Kids Are Alright” and “I Can’t Explain,” the Talking Heads’ “Love > Building on Fire,” the Rolling Stones’ “Waiting on a Friend,” and Squeeze’s “Another Nail in my Heart,” according to Rolling Stone.The evening also included some covers that make frequent appearances on PJ setlists, like Bruce Springstein’s “Bobby Jean,” Neil Young’s “Rockin in the Free World.” and “Pink Floyd,” RS reports.Thanks to mfc172, you can watch much of the performance below:
As part of the Spotify Singles Series, Wilco released two new recordings, including a choice cover of Elvis Costello. The band recorded their own smooth version of “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding,” a song originally penned by Nick Lowe. The composition was first recorded for Lowe’s 1974 album The New Favourites of … Brinsley Schwarz, then made its Costello debut on the 1979 Armed Forces. Additionally, the Chicago-based rock band recorded a stripped down version of “If I Ever Was A Child,” from their latest studio effort Schmilco.Listen to both new recordings below:[cover photo by Stephen Olker]
Matt Butler‘s Everyone Orchestra has announced two nights at Terrapin Crossroads, dubbed Everyone Loves Terrapin on December 1 & 2. The orchestra will include Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, guitarist/vocalist Al Schnier (moe.), guitarist/vocalist Grahame Lesh (Terrapin Family Band), pianist Holly Bowling, trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band), trombonist Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), guitarist Ross James (Terrapin Family Band), and drummer Vinnie Amico (moe.). This all-star band will take over Lesh’s San Rafael restaurant venue for two nights only, with all information here.[photo by Andrew Blackstein]
On May 1, 2017, Col. Bruce Hampton celebrated his 70th birthday at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Bruce’s enormously talented musical family–including John Bell, Dave Schools, Jon Fishman, Warren Haynes, Karl Denson, Jimmy Herring, Chuck Leavell, John Popper, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Brandon “TAZ” Niederauer and so many more–came out to pay their respects to a the jam scene elder statesman. The event quickly sold out, thousands packed the theatre, then the unthinkable happened.From the almost overwhelming musical star power featured throughout the night, to the stranger-than-fiction manner in which the evening ended, Hampton 70 instantly became one of the most meaningful, beautiful, tragic, stupefying rock concerts that has ever occurred. Until the end of time, people will talk about the night that Colonel Bruce Hampton gathered the best and the brightest for one final, incredible performance, and left it all on the stage. An iconic occurrence on the timeline of music history. A truly legendary send-off.Stranger Than Fiction: The Cosmic Curtain Call Of Col. Bruce HamptonThe Hampton 70 event was meaningful in more ways than just life and music; it also marked the season launch of the 2017-2018 Fox Theatre Institute (FTI), in which a portion of the tickets sold at the event benefited the organization. According to Executive Producer Matthew Wilson, the event raised $85,127.97 to go toward funding efforts to support historic Georgia theaters, and $21,281.99 to MusiCares, a GRAMMY/National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences organization that provides support and community services to musicians in need of medical, personal & financial assistance.Since the launch of FTI in 2008, the Fox Theatre has committed more than $1 million to the overall program, with $85,000 awarded this year to four immediate need projects under the organization’s new Urgent/Emergency Need Grant. The FTI also supports Historic Structures Studies or Planning, Technical Assistance and Services, and Preservation Grant programs, all of which allows up to $500,000 statewide grant subsidy. To learn more about the Fox Theatre Institute and the various projects they’ve supported this year, read on here.[photo by Dave Vann]