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    EXCLUSIVE: Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone Shares New Music, Wit, And Wisdom

    Tim Carbone is a busy, busy man. His band Railroad Earth is embarking on one of the busiest summer tour schedules they’ve seen. As one of the main producers for the LoHI record label, he’s constantly turning out stellar work on the knobs from established acts like Great American Taxi. Add to that his recent […]

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    Nikki Glaspie on The Nth Power’s Ceremonial Bob Marley Tribute and Why Jazz Fest is the Ultimate Homie Hang

    Nikki Glaspie is a special brand of angelic, though she’d insist she’s just like you or I. A powerhouse funk drummer, cosmic force of nature, spiritual beacon of life, Nikki also is a superhuman workhorse when it comes to Jazz Fest gigging. No stranger to the three-show evening, Nikki somehow maintains her swerve and commands her […]

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    Leftover Salmon Delights Wanee With Stellar Neil Young Tribute Set [Videos]

    Yesterday, Colorado jam-grass favorites Leftover Salmon wowed the Wanee crowd with a fantastic performance honoring the music of rock and roll royalty Neil Young. Leftover has been peppering their sets with the occasional Young covers since debuting the concept last Thanksgiving. But for Wanee, they went all-out–and delivered a full tribute to the legendary singer/guitarist. Guitarist/vocalist Vince Herman and his […]

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    PREMIERE: Escaper Releases New Single “Mutiny” Off Their Debut Album Due Out Next Month

    The Brooklyn-based Escaper is on the precipice of releasing their debut album, Skeleton Key, via Ropeadope Records. Comprised of guitarist Will Hanza, drummer Andrew Nesbitt, bassist Jay Giacomazzo, keyboardist Adam Ahuja and saxophonist Johnny Butler, the group’s members have previously played with Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Breakneck Boys, and even […]

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    The Road To Rooster Walk: Anders Osborne Talks Songwriting

    “All of a sudden there’s a song – there in your hotel room playing your guitar – and you write it, and two or three years later it will come true. It keeps you on your toes.” These words, spoken by Townes Van Zandt, support a popular notion of the songwriter in American popular culture: […]

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    Trey Anastasio Talks About The Night Phish Partied At Paisley Park

    The members of Phish have long been Prince fans, getting their start around the same time when Prince was peaking in his popularity during the 1980’s. While Phish has covered Prince’s “Purple Rain” many times over, and even “1999″ on New Year’s Eve 1998, the band’s ties to the Purple One run even deeper than […]

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    Listen To A 19-Year-Old Prince Crush Every Instrument On This Funk Fusion Jam Session

    When Prince died one year ago today, artists and fans alike sought out to rediscover his brilliance in music. Fortunately, we were lucky to find a true musical treasure from the archives: Loring Park Sessions ’77.  The mind-blowing improvised funk sessions feature a 19 year old Prince on keys/guitar, Andre Cymone on bass, and Bobby Z on drums, […]

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    Watch Prince Destroy Solo On Beatles Cover With Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, And More

    More than a decade ago, a bevy of musical legends joined forces on stage to help honor George Harrison’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In what could be considered one of the most remarkable Rock Hall induction ceremony performances of all time, Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and George’s son Dhani Harrison took the stage in 2004 to perform […]

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    Watch Prince Make It Rain During His Magical Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show Performance

    The 2007 Super Bowl XLI saw the Indianapolis Colts trump the Chicago Bears 29-17, but perhaps the most victorious entertainment of the evening came from the Purple One himself. “Can you make it rain harder?” Prince asked the production managers of the halftime event, hours before he was to perform the biggest performance of his career. It was […]

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    Listen To Prince And Miles Davis Jam on Magical NYE Night

    Towards the end of his life, trumpeter Miles Davis predicted who some of the greatest artists of the future would be. Published in his autobiography, which was released posthumously, Davis selected three musicians to carry on the burning fire of music: Fela Kuti, Kassav and Prince. With the recent passing of the legendary guitarist, we can […]

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