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Infamous Stringdusters announce free 5 Cam HD multi-track stream Saturday night; Festy lineup to follow

May 11th, 2012 (Louisville, KY) — GrooveStreet.TV is proud to announce its official launch by spending Saturday evening with The Infamous Stringdusters, Sons of Bill and Sarah White & The Pearls.

On Saturday, 5/12/12, The Infamous Stringdusters will headline a celebration of Blue Ridge Mountain Sports‘ 40th Anniversary with a performance at Charlottesville, VA’s nTelos Pavilion — with proceeds going to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge.

For those who cannot be at the event in person, GrooveStreet.TV plans to bring fans as close to the action as possible — with a 5 camera high definition broadcast of the entire evening and exclusive content from the weekend and from its vast archives during the intermission periods between sets. For a schedule of the evening, log on to http://groovestreet.tv/live/

Prepared to spend a few dollars to watch the show? Well, Put your wallets away because GrooveStreet is taking care of the tab and will be broadcasting LIVE to a computer screen near you for the grand total of zero dollars charged to fans who join the party.

In coordination, The Infamous Stringdusters and GrooveStreet.TV partner, Honest Tune Magazine, will offer prizes through their respective Facebook and Twitter Accounts.

In conjunction with the event, The Stringdusters, Sons of Bill and Sarah White & The Pearls are offering The Virginia Sampler. The Virginia Sampler features 3 free songs – “The Hitchhiker” by The Infamous Stringdusters, “Virginia Calling” by Sons of Bill, and “Longing for Old Virginia” a Carter Family song covered by Sarah White and Ted Pitney. You can download and share the sampler here.

Further, a Blue Ridge Mountain Sports playlist has been put together for your streaming pleasure and features songs from The Infamous Stringdusters, Sons of Bill, and Sarah White. You can listen to the playlist here.

Finally, during the show, The Stringdusters will announce the lineup for the fourth installment of their annual festival, The Festy Experience.

 


Who: The Infamous Stringdusters, Sons of Bill and Sarah White & The Pearls

What: The Blue Ridge Mountain Sports 40th Anniversary

Where: http://groovestreet.tv/live/

When: 6:30-10:45 PM EST

Share: HD or 3-D Promo Video filmed, directed and produced by David Shehi http://youtu.be/aWJMkbxWLFU?hd=1 (See Below)

Prizes: Follow along live during the simulcast on The Stringdusters’ Facebook or Twitter (@stringdusters)  or Honest Tune Magazine’s Facebook or Twitter (@honesttunemag). Prizes set to include autographed setlists, items from Kleen Kanteen, a signed 2011 Festy poster, merch packages and more.

 

About GrooveStreet.TV:

GrooveStreet, LLC owns and operates www.GrooveStreet.tv, an entertainment network.  GrooveStreet.tv provides its audience with original, professionally produced video interviews and performances of artists and bands through the music spectrum.  GrooveStreet.tv also provides live simulcasts of music festivals and concerts of artists and bands.  Through its U Groove page, the GrooveStreet website allows artists and bands of all levels to upload their own interviews and performances to gain more access to fans. Through its Groove Shack page, Groovestreet.tv offers festival goers and music fans original and authentic merchandise.

GrooveStreet has also entered into a collaborative agreement with long standing pillars in the music journalism field, Honest Tune. In the agreement, the two will team up to combine the video, simulcasting and technological capabilities of GrooveStreet with the professional journalism qualifications and long known musical expertise of Honest Tune.

 

5/12/12: LIVE in HD, the Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Experience

ft. The Infamous Stringdusters, Sons of Bill and Sarah White

 

360° with Leftover Salmon on 4/20: Live, Backstage, Photographed, Interviewed & Unplugged

Every genre and subset thereof has a particular person or group that is pointed to as a founding partner of that particular sound. Though the one of whom most credit is almost never universally accepted (with Elvis being the most prolific example) and the credited person or group was certainly influenced by someone who trudged the road before them.

There is no denying the fact that, in spite of their lack of willingness to adopt the role, Leftover Salmon falls into this category. Obviously there was the Nugrass Revival and many more that came before them, but since the Leftover collective rose to prominence, so many bands have followed in their wake, not hesitating to cite the Colorado natives influence on their career.

But in Leftover Salmon’s case, their brand of intensely unique “poly-ethnic Cajun slamgrass” — that was chock full of improvisation vehicles — did more than inspire musicians that would follow. It officially brought the string music based sound into a “jam band” scene that was evolving out of (and thanks to) its Grateful Dead roots, courtesy of avenues such as H.O.R.D.E. and unfortunately, the untimely passing of Jerry Garcia.

Since those days, much has changed. The Leftover Salmon of 2012 only has two remaining original members. They faced the ultimate loss when driving force banjoist, Mark Vann, passed on in 2002. However, the core element remains: commitment to a sound that is as playful as it is sonically sound, driven by stellar musicianship and passion for creativity.

Last week, on what most deem to be a musical holiday, 4/20, Leftover made a stop at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse. It was the first time that the beloved band had trekked through the South in many moons and they were approaching being one month away from releasing their first studio album in eight years, the forthcoming Aquatic Hitchhiker. As though this wasn’t enough, the evening at the Variety was billed with “special guest, Col. Bruce Hampton.”

Simply put, there was no way that we were not going to go all out with covering an event of this magnitude. Fortunately, the band was gracious enough to have us and as a result, we can present 360° with Leftover Salmon on 4/20: Live, Backstage, Photographed, Interviewed & Unplugged.


 

First up: Live, Backstage & Unplugged…

(Scroll down for an interview and show coverage: photos, setlist & a download link)


Second, a chat with the non-percussive section

(Vince Herman, Drew Emmitt & Andy Thorn)…

(Scroll down for show coverage: photos, setlist & a download link)


Finally, here are some details from the show…

(Bonus: Preview next week on “Salmonlandia” below)

 

Setlist:

Leftover Salmon, 4/20/12 at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA

 

I: Hollerwood, Carnival Time, Aquatic Hitchhiker, On the Other Side, Sing Up to the Moon, Whispering Waters, 4:20, Soul Shakedown Party, 4:20 Polka, Here Comes the Night, Liza, Whippin’ Post,

II: Ask the Fish, Doin’ My Time^, Yield Not to Temptation^*, Fixin’ to Die^*, Light Behind the Rain^, Gulf of Mexico^,
Euphoria^, Dirty Alabama Road^@, Everything Money Can’t Buy^@, Breakin’ Through^, Nobody’s Fault But Mine^, I’m So Glad^*, Up on Cripple Creek^*@

Encore: Just When You Think it Can’t Get No Better^ > God Save the Queen^

Notes: ^ w/ A.J. (J. Wunder) Ghent on 8 string lap steel, * w/ Col. Bruce Hampton on guitar/vocals, @ w/ Donna Hopkins guitar/vocals

Download an audience recording of this show HERE.

Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by David Shehi & Michael Podrid


 

 

 

360° with Martin Sexton: Live, Backstage, Photographed, Interviewed & Unplugged

Listening to Martin Sexton is a trip down a sonic lane like no other. His unique vocal range and tone defies any vocal coach’s lesson plan, and his songwriting touches on the entire literary spectrum. However, it is the honesty and integrity of his lyrical craft that makes identification easy and lending an empathic ear a listener’s natural response. The best part is that he does every bit of it in the live setting…every night.

The odd thing is that when viewing Sexton, he looks like a guy that would fit into any number of fields other than the one of which has paid his bills for over two decades. If he were a superhero, he would be his secret identity and only when standing behind a microphone with a guitar, performing some improvisational vocal — shit that would make Frampton blush — kryptonite goodness would his nemesis realize that his seconds were numbered.

That is the thing; Martin Sexton’s performances slay audiences in the most delightful and awe-inspiring way. 

With his most recent EP, Fall Like Rain, Marty hasn’t veered too far off the course that has brought him success in the past. It is deeply personal at times and playful at others. However, in a decidedly different turn, the album does include a cover with Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth,” a tune that — as you will hear in the interview — is indicative of a mindset that he feels is of utmost importance in the turbulent times in which we live. 

 

In the live setting, this becomes even more apparent as it did in Atlanta, where Sexton made a specific point to give multiple reminders to the audience to embrace one another in spite of differences.

Ever the showman, he took requests, shook a few off, played numbers that he “hasn’t played since [he] recorded them” and of course, covered the fan favorite bases.


 

But before we get to photos from the show, let’s first have a look and listen to tunes and interviews that Marty graced us with prior to the show, behind and in front of the venue for the evening, the Variety Playhouse…

 

Martin Sexton: “There Go I” (an Honest Tune Exclusive)

 

Martin Sexton: “For What It’s Worth” (Buffalo Springfield) & Interview

For more on Martin Sexton: www.MartinSexton.com


 

Click the thumbnail(s) to view photo(s) from the show by David Shehi

 

 

 

Live, Backstage & Unplugged at Springfest part II: Donna the Buffalo, The Infamous Stringdusters & Jim Lauderdale,

The past three weeks have been a whirlwind of some unbelievably compelling content. Through interviews, performances, photos and words, our attempt has been to take those that were at Suwannee Springfest back to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in a way that they might not have experienced it on the trip through and to take those that missed the fun to the park by sharing the experience that thousands had in late March.

We cannot think of a better way to close it out than with a second round of our Live Backstage & Unplugged.

In part one, we sat down with Emmitt Nershi Band, Elephant Revival & The Mosier Brothers.

This time we will take you to various places throughout the campground for exclusive performances from: Jim Lauderdale, who debuts a new Robert Hunter tune (having gotten the lyrics only days earlier) from the campground, Donna the Buffalo, (the only band who has performed at every Springfest) from behind the Amphitheatre Stage and The Infamous Stringdusters (who blew our mind with a cut from their recently released Silver Sky) from beautiful scenic overlook of the Suwannee River.

 

Donna the Buffalo: “All Aboard”


For more on Donna the Buffalo: www.DonnatheBuffalo.com

The Infamous Stringdusters: “That Place That I Call Home”


For more on The Stringdusters: www.TheStringdusters.com

Jim Lauderdale: “Iodine”


For more on Jim Lauderdale: www.JimLauderdale.com

 

 

Video: A Swamp Meet with Yonder Mountain String Band (Interview)

If there is one thing that is certain about the quartet that hails from Nederland, CO, it is that absolutely nothing is certain. Though on one hand, Adam Aijala, Jeff Austin, Dave Johnston and Ben Kaufmann are standard setters in regards to professionalism in the music industry, their knack for flying by the seat of their pants and never failing to have a good time may very well be unmatched.

It is this unique combination, amongst other attributes that includes, but is definitely not limited to stellar musicianship that has won them legions of fans, or kinfolk. There is simply something special about a band that starts on time, indulges without staggering and delivers unique, energetic and exploratory shows on as consistent a basis as Yonder Mountain String Band has done for as long as they have (13 years) and continue to do. And all visible signs are pointing in only one direction: an increase in throttle. 

 

 

Success has also begun to fall firmly within the quartet’s grasps on many levels. With ten studio releases under their belt (all released on the band’s Frog Pad Records), each one — with the exception of Mountain Tracks Vol. 5 — has charted higher than its previous. The most recent release, The Show,  was met with high critical acclaim and loads of units sold, but most importantly to Yonder was the fact that  the fans dug it.

Then there are the festivals, two of them to be precise: Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout in August and Harvest Festival in October. Both are hosted by the band and this summer, another event has been added:  a two day Kinfolk Celebration in Lyons, CO that will be held in late August.

The best part is that none of this has gone to these guys’ heads. To them it just means another opportunity to make some music with friends… and they get to pick the team.

Interviewing Yonder Mountain String Band is an experience unlike any other, trying to keep up is virtually impossible as their chemistry amongst one another is far too great. But it is also a blast, simple sitting back, listening, watching and interjecting a phrase here or there only to have them take that in five directions.

While on the scene at Suwannee Springfest, we found ourselves chatting with YMSB in the middle of the most mosquito infested area of the park. It wasn’t on purpose but it did make for some pure video gold.

So, prepare yourself for five minutes well spent as Honest Tune goes to a Swamp Meet with Yonder Mountain String Band.

 

Swamp Meet w/ Yonder Mountain String Band


For more on Yonder Mountain string Band: www.YonderMountain.com

 

YMSB TOUR

April 10, 2012 @ Orpheum Theatre in Flagstaff, AZ

April 11, 2012 @ The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT

April 12, 2012 @ Montbleu Resort in Stateline, NV

April 13, 2012 @ The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA

April 14, 2012 @ The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA

April 17, 2012 @ Harlow’s in Sacramento, CA

April 18, 2012 @ Arcata Theatre in Arcata, CA

April 19, 2012 @ McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR

April 20, 2012 @ Midtown Ballroom in Bend, OR

April 21, 2012 @ Showbox SODO in Seattle, WA

May 24, 2012 @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA

May 25, 2012 @ Delfest in Cumberland, MD

May 26, 2012 @ Hookahville in Thornville, OH

May 27, 2012 @ Summercamp in Chillicothe, IL

June 20, 2012 @ Telluride Conference Center in Telluride, CO

June 22, 2012 @ Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO

June 23, 2012 @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Telluride, CO

June 29, 2012 @ Bloom Heavy River Romp in Grassy, MO

June 30, 2012 @ Bloom Heavy River Romp in Grassy, MO

July 1, 2012 @ KC Crossroads in Kansas City, MO

July 5, 2012 @ Simon Estes Amphitheatre in Des Moines, IA

July 6, 2012 @ The Venue in Fargo, ND

July 7, 2012 @ Bella Familia in Geneva, MN

July 8, 2012 @ Sumtur Amphitheatre in Omaha, NE

July 10, 2012 @ Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, MI

July 11, 2012 @ The Ark in Ann Arbor, MI

July 13, 2012 @ Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY

July 14, 2012 @ State Theatre in Portland, ME

July 15, 2012 @ Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA

July 18, 2012 @ Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY

July 19, 2012 @ Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT

July 20, 2012 @ All Good Music Festival in Thornville, OH

August 5, 2012 @ GAIA Festival in Laytonville, CA

August 9, 2012 @ Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, OR

August 10, 2012 @ Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, OR

August 11, 2012 @ Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, OR

August 12, 2012 @ Northwest String Summit at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, OR

August 24, 2012 @ Kinfolk Celebration at Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO

August 25, 2012 @ Kinfolk Celebration at Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons, CO

September 14, 2012 @ Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival

September 15, 2012 @ Jomeokee Music and Arts Festival

October 11, 2012 @ Harvest Festival in Ozark, AR

October 12, 2012 @ Harvest Festival in Ozark, AR

October 13, 2012 @ Harvest Festival in Ozark, AR 

 

 

Will Hoge familiarizes Birmingham (Review, photos & video: backstage performance & interview)

Will Hoge
WorkPlay
Birmingham, AL
March 22, 2012

 

 

If the name Will Hoge doesn’t ring any bells, then it’s time for you to get familiar.  No, he isn’t the newest up-and-coming artist on the music scene. Hoge’s been a touring musician for well over a decade, having recently performed on the famous stages of the Grand Ole Opry and Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Nevertheless, his star seems to be eluding the spotlight.  While at first glance he may seem like just another Nashville singer-songwriter, but to experience his music in person can be life changing and often, revelation inducing.

This revelatory feeling is something that is familiar to the artist himself, who in 2008 was involved in a life threatening crash when leaving a recording studio in Nashville where he was working on an album that, in an eerie twist of irony, was to be titled The Wreckage. Since then, there has been an extra measure of magic in what was previously quite the enchanting experience already.

Music lovers leaving his concerts more often than not pose the burning question, “Why in the hell is this guy not famous?”  Find him, experience him live, and see if you don’t leave with the same inquiry lingering on your lips.

To describe his sound may seem like a simple task, with most of his songs striking a balance between country and rock and roll, but to delve a bit further into his sound one uncovers distinct flavors of blues, gospel and loads of soul. While his sound alone is raw, emotional perfection, his storytelling ability takes his resonance soaring to another stratosphere.

Will brought all of his musical fortitude to the eclectic crowd of diehard fans at  Birmingham’s WorkPlay Theatre on a recent Thursday night.

Preceded by his younger brother, Josh, who was thrilled to perform for the crowd, but also admitted he would have been there anyway, being that big of a Will fan.

The older Hoge was joined by his band mates on the quaint stage, adorned by a large tapestry proudly exhibiting his new album, Number Seven. The hardworking man wiped the sweat from his brow and cranked down on his set.

Opening with “Favorite Waste of Time,” the heavy rock feel and solid beats were so full of electricity that the crowd poured onto the floor from both levels of seats.

Will continued the raucous start with “Sex, Lies, and Money,” taking a firm power stance to jam out the song. The guys were keeping to the upbeat, rock-heavy tunes, blending spiraling electric guitar licks with thick vocals while the crowd ate it up and sang along.

Old favorites like “Ms. Williams” and “All Night Long,” as well and some new releases from the latest — and quite possibly his best release to date, the aforementioned Number Seven —  such as “Too Old to Die Young” set diverse enough for anyone in attendance to develop a strong taste for the flavor.

While Hoge no doubt proved that he can do wild and boisterous flawlessly, but perhaps his most memorable moments come from when he strips his sound down to acoustic simplicity and his secret weapon: that voice.

Hoge stated that his longest running relationship in life was with his acoustic guitar, so naturally when the two got together, the chemistry was evident. The crowd swooned as he performed “Baby Girl,” a duet he originally recorded with Michelle Branch. Switching to piano and harmonica for “Afford to Lose,” he demonstrated his infinite dynamic and vocal range.

The biggest highlight of the night came as Will stepped away from the microphone, closed his eyes, and sang his new painfully emotional ballad, “When I Get My Wings” soulfully into the mesmerized audience. Accompanied by the soft chords of a lone guitar, Will and his unforgettably raspy voice paced the stage. Only the subtle clinking of bottles and the appreciative encouragement of the crowd broke through the moment before the song concluded with its powerful, bluesy shuffle.

The group encored with an obvious fan favorite, “Pocket Full of Change”, which pokes a little fun at the band for not being more well known.

The crowd left the venue with a smile, questioning why the group hasn’t reached a higher level of fame, but proud to be in on music’s little secret.

 

Setlist

 

Favorite Waste of Time , Sex, Lies, and Money, Too Old to Die Young, Baby Girl,  Afford to Lose, Ms. Williams, Fool’s Gonna Fly, Just Like Me, Not That Cool, Another Song Nobody Will Hear, Trying to be a Man, Even if it Breaks Your Heart, When I Get My Wings, Goddam California, All Night Long, Pocket Full of Change, Highway’s Home

 

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO:

Will Hoge: Live, Backstage, Unplugged & Interviewed “Silver or Gold”

(scroll down for more photos from the show)

 

Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Brian DeGaetano

 

For more on Will Hoge: www.WillHoge.com

 

 

 

On the Scene at Springfest with Elephant Revival, Donna the Buffalo, Emmitt Nershi, The Stringdusters, Greensky, Yonder Mountain & Larry Keel

Two weeks ago, reality had yet to even begin to set in for those who had taken in the weekend at the majestic Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park for the annual Suwannee Springfest.

In its sixteenth year, the Spanish moss draped oak trees and beautiful black water welcomed its family like a mother would a son who had been abroad for the winter. And once inside the park, it was certain… everyone was at home.

Throughout the weekend, ears were pricked with some of the finest string bands from across the amber waves of grain and eyes were graced with lighting that could not have more suitable for the setting, seeming to improve by bounds with every outing that Big IV Productions has a hand in.

From the tried and true bands from Springfest‘s storied history like Donna the Buffalo to virgins of not only the fest, but the park itself, Elephant Revival, those who opted to start the “summer” festival season with its opening act could not have made a better choice.  

With a schedule that meant very little due to most bands having at least one guest (or in Larry Keel and Natural Bridge’s case, eight at one time), there were once in a lifetime opportunities to catch a sound that will never be heard from again.

To say that Honest Tune was out in full force would be like saying that Yonder Mountain String Band’s Jeff Austin makes slightly odd facial expressions when the guy contorts his face in a manner that would make a sideshow freak question his own reality. 

From the photo pits to the backstage to the woods and campgrounds, we were there.

 

Last week we brought out the first of two Live, Backstage & Unplugged installments (that featured Emmitt Nershi Band, Elephant Revival and The Mosier Brothers) . On Friday, we launched a contest for an official poster signed by YMSB, Vince Herman, members of Greensky Bluegrass and Larry Keel. Tomorrow we will present words and photos. Friday we will wrap things up with the second Live Backstage & Unplugged segment (featuring Jim Lauderdale, The Infamous Stringdusters, Donna the Buffalo, Larry Keel) that will be coupled with some other goodness.

But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, allow us to take you on a journey that we think you will appreciate whether you were at Springfest or not. In what will be better than most episodes of TV that you will watch this week, we are going to try something new and attempt to take you to (or back to) the festival in a way that we else have never done.

Through a mix of exclusive artist interviews and performances from multiple spots in the park and a quite sizable portion of scene and stage footage taken from the weekend, we invite you to sit back, relax, listen, watch and and enjoy as Honest Tune presents LIKE NEVER BEFORE: On the Scene at Suwannee Springfest.

 

 

Like Never Before:

On the Scene at Suwannee Springfest, 2012 [HD]

For more on Donna the Buffalo: www.donnathebuffalo.com
For more on Elephant Revival: www.elephantrevival.com
For more on Emmitt Nershi Band: www.emmittnershiband.com
For more on Greensky Bluegrass: www.greenskybluegrass.com
For more on The Infamous Stringdusters: www.thestringdusters.com
For more on Vince Herman: www.greatamericantaxi.com, www.leftoversalmon.com
For more on Larry Keel: www.larrykeel.com
For more on Yonder Mountain String Band: www.yondermountain.com

 

 

 

Springfest 2012: Live, Backstage & Unplugged, part I with Elephant Revival, Emmitt-Nershi & The Mosier Brothers (VIDEO)

There is something about the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park that causes music to reign supreme at the festivals held upon her majestic grounds. While many events feel that they must get wrapped up in one activity after the next art installation that can be viewed after hopping off a carousel or finishing up a Major League Baseball experience, the events held at Suwannee pride themselves on three things: music, vibe and beautiful grounds. This is not to say that these other things do not have their place at festivals. They just do not have a place a Suwannee. 

Take last weekend’s Suwannee Springfest, for example. There were many slated acts, but the vibe in the park created a schedule that meant virtually nothing. It said that Larry Keel and Natural Bridge would be playing… then the stage would be filled with so many players that no more could fit.

This passion for playing music continued past the stage as well and, as Honest Tune will be doing at many events this summer, we cornered a whole lot of the slated acts to participate in our Live, Backstage & Unplugged series at several locations throughout the park. 

In this first part of the series, we will take you into the woods (with a storm swirling above) with Elephant Revival, between the buses (in a busy backstage area)with Emmitt-Nershi and by the outhouse (as the festival was winding down) with The Mosier Brothers.

So sit back, relax, listen, watch and enjoy as Honest Tune and GrooveStreet.TV present Live, Backstage & Unplugged at Suwannee Springfest 2012, part I. Stay Tuned for part II with Larry & Jenny Keel, Jim Lauderdale (who will unveil a brand new Robert Hunter tune), The Infamous Stringdusters and Donna the Buffalo.

 

 

 

Elephant Revival: “To and From” Live, Backstage & Unplugged @ Springfest 2012

For more on Elephant Revival, head over to www.ElephantRevival.com

 

Emmitt-Nershi: “Long Road” Live, Backstage & Unplugged @

Springfest 2012

For more on Emmitt-Nershi, log on to www.EmmittNershiBand.com

 

The Mosier Brothers: “On My Way” Live Backstage & Unplugged @ Springfest 2012

For more on The Mosier Brothers, log on to www.TheMosierBrothers.com

 

 

Trevor Hall: Live, Backstage, Interviewed & Unplugged (Video)

A couple of weeks ago, Trevor Hall and company stopped in Birmingham.

Still reeling from the success of Everything Everytime Everywhere, the crew has been crisscrossing the country since the record was released last year.

As he is known to do, Honest Tune‘s David Shehi took full advantage of the rare southern Trevor appearance by spending the afternoon with the singer songwriter that writes in a manner that has always shown wisdom far beyond his years. The chorus in the second song in this segment alone — something that Trevor had thrown together on a whim only a couple of days previous — will sum it up Trevor’s abilities with a pen and paper…  “Sometimes I don’t feel at home / Like exodus in my own soul / And I want to return”

While sitting down in the dimly lit backstage area at WorkPlay, Shehi and Hall discuss songwriting, the new album and inspiration. Subsequently, Trevor was gracious enough to play a couple of tunes: E3‘s “The Mountain” and a tune that, at the time of this taping, had never been heard by an audience. Entitled “Promise Land” the track also features vocal backing from one of the most beautiful voices in reggae, Cas Haley.

So sit back, relax, listen, watch and enjoy as Honest Tune presents Live, Backstage & Unplugged with Trevor Hall… oh, and pardon the grainy footage, it was really dark back there, but it sounds fantastic.

 

 Trevor Hall: “The Mountain”

 

Trevor Hall feat. Cas Haley: “Promise Land”

For more information on Trevor Hall, check out www.TrevorHallMusic.com

For more information on Cas Haley, check out www.CasHaley.com

 

And the winners of the North Mississippi Allstars contest are…

 

Alright folks, here it is.

A few weeks ago, in conjunction with what has to be some of the most extensive coverage of a show known to man (photos, review, setlist, interview, exclusive song debut), Honest Tune announced a contest for two autographed tour used North Mississippi Allstars drum heads.

There were a lot of entries, but unfortunately there can only be two winners: 1 Grand Prize Winner that will win an autographed drum head and a signed Lightnin’ Malcolm CD and 1 Runner-up winner who will win a signed drum head and no CD.

In standard Honest Tune fashion and in accordance with our word, here is the video announcement that also features the music from the Allstars latest single, “Rollin’ n Tumblin'” that is available via digital download at MusicToday. And if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out the official video for the song. It is quite impressive and captures the nitty gritty psychedelic elements with perfection.

Congratulations to the winners. Keep an eye on your email inbox so that we can confirm your mailing address.  To everyone else, thank you so much for participating. You know us… we already have another contest ready to launch. Stay (honest) Tuned…

 

Without further adieu, Honest Tune is proud to present the winner’s announcement for the North Mississippi Allstars contest…

 For more on the North Mississippi Allstars, log on to www.nmallstars.com