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Chadwick Stokes

Nov. 18, 2019

For the uninitiated Chadwick or Chad Stokes is a member of neo-reggae folk band Dispatch but last week he released his third solo album with the Pintos, his backing band. Chad has always been a prolific writer, who is socially and political conscious. This album though is not only politically motiv…

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Mike Gantzer of Aqueous

Nov. 14, 2019

We’ve been Aqueous fans since we started this podcast, and we’re so impressed with how they are maturing as a band, from their process, to their sound and even their identity. It’s great to see and hear. So we caught up with Mike Gantzer, lead guitar and vocalist with the band to talk about the new…

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Shawn Swain of Kitchen Dwellers

Nov. 11, 2019

The Kitchen Dwellers are on the rise, and are quickly becoming a staple on the Bluegrass scene and within the larger Jam Band community. They recently released a new record that they funded with a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. In fact, they invited Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdus…

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Mimi Naja of Fruition

Nov. 7, 2019

November 8th marks the release of Fruition's latest record Wild as the Night. I can say without any doubt, that this is one of my top records of the year. It is such a gorgeous presentation of lyrics, melodies, musicianship and a laid back vibe. More to the point, the record is a coming of age proj…

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Yes Darling

Oct. 28, 2019

Yes Darling are a duo made up of Hayley Jane and Ryan Montbleau. Ryan is a veteran of the American and Jam Band scene with his own solo work and guest appearances, while Hayley is well known for her work with The Primates and her solo work in that same scene. Together they make music across many ge…

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Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear

Oct. 24, 2019

If it’s your first time hearing about Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, it likely won’t be your last. The duo, of Madisen and his mama bear Ruth, are absolutely exceptional musicians, who blend voices and acoustic guitar playing for a truly genuine auditory experience. We’ve been big fans of the folk…

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Robert Randolph

Oct. 21, 2019

The latest release from Robert Randolph and the Family Band, "Brighter Days" is a wonderfully full record. Not just with songs, but with inspiration, faith, and terrific musicianship. Robert Randolph never fails to deliver incredible performances on pedal steel, and the rest of the fam is equal to …

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Nick and Ed of Trigger Hippy

Oct. 14, 2019

Last Friday, Trigger Hippy released their sophomore record Full Circle and Then Some. This is a band that has sort been on quasi hiatus at least from the public for quite some time, and that record, five years in the making brings them back into the spotlight. The band, comprised of bassist Nick Go…

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Davide Di Renzo of The New Deal

Oct. 7, 2019

Everything old is new again with The New Deal. This jamtronica band who basically invented the genre in 1998 have released a new album Phoenix, and have welcomed Davide Di Renzo to the drummer's chair. For those unaware, Di Renzo was actually the trio's drummer at their first gig back at the Univer…

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Cory Younts of Old Crow Medicine Show

Oct. 3, 2019

Old Crow Medicine Show shouldn’t really need any introduction. After over two decades of making pure Americana Music, their body of work is well known. They’ve won awards for their six studio records and they have been mainstays on tours and festival lineups. This veteran outfit has played all the …

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Brian Moss of Spafford

Sept. 30, 2019

Spafford dropped their EP The Gaff Tapes late last week, specifically on as a preview for fans who wanted to see what they were up to. Today that EP is available everywhere you listen to music. Like me, fans on-line got very excited about the new tunes and were anxious to share their thoug…

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Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds

Sept. 26, 2019

The New Mastersounds are a Funk/Soul/Blues/Rock outfit that blend all of those sounds and more into a really brilliant mix that you have to hear. The band has always added extra pieces here and there from horns to extra percussion, and this album seems them add vocalist Lamar Williams Jr.20 years i…

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Alex Koford of Colonel & The Mermaids

Sept. 16, 2019

Colonel & the Mermaids is a project from Alex Koford, a Bay area native who has been toiling for the most part at Phil Lesh's Terrapin Crossroads the last seven years and has been a part of The Terrapin Family Band amongst other side projects. Colonel & the Mermaids is Alex's chance to create his o…

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Marco Benevento

Sept. 9, 2019

You know all about Marco Benevento if you have been part of the jam band scene for a while. What probably isn’t obvious based on his most recent works, is that he hasn’t always been the singer-songwriter he is now. His new record Let it Slide drops September 20th, and as you’ll hear his focus has a…

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Borderland Festival with Jennifer Brazill

Sept. 2, 2019

With festival season almost wrapped up, I wanted to bring your attention to one of the best keep secrets going. Borderlands Festival which takes place this year September 20th and 21st on Knox Farm in scenic East Aurora, NY. I attended last year, sadly for just one day, and this year, we’ll be back…