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Let the Steel Play: Andy Hall and Roosevelt Collier

Andy Hall and Roosevelt Collier:  Let the Steel Play
Writer:  Kyler Klix

Not many musicians make a career out of the slide guitar, so music fans get a real treat with Let the Steel Play, the forthcoming album  from Andy Hall (Infamous Strindusters) and Roosevelt Collier (the Lee Boys). The result is music so beautiful, you could imagine angels in heaven playing steel guitar instead of harps. Continue reading Let the Steel Play: Andy Hall and Roosevelt Collier

Mofro to host Blackwater Sol Revue

JJ Grey & MOFRO will perform live and host the 1st Annual Blackwater Soul Revue at the newly renovated St. Augustine Amphitheatre in St. Augustine, FL on Sunday, September 2.  This will be first public show at the theatre since undergoing a $3.5 million dollar upgrade.

The other artists on the bill, hand selected by Grey, include Los Lobos, Tony Joe White, The Lee Boys, The Legendary JC’s, Willie Green and Will Conner.

Grey describes the event and the line-up as only he can: “One day and one night of great music by people who possess distinctly regional flavor, and who sound like home in their own unique ways. All of this in a place inhabited by a spoonful of old school Spanish Minorcans, a dash of country fried Crackers, and a sprinkling of tourists from all over all of that stirred into a low country boil of beach, sun and bikinis in the oldest town in America.”

 

Sunday, September 2

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre 

1340 A1A South

St Augustine, FL

www.blackwatersolrevue.com

ChazzFest to be held in September

The Charleston Music & Heritage Festival, better known as ChazzFest Presented by Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, will be held September 22, 2007, and will feature a diverse schedule of musical genres and artists playing on four stages throughout the grounds of the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island.

“Consistent with the philosophy we established last year, we’re bringing an eclectic mix of artists, while celebrating our roots.” said ChazzFest promoter and partner Riddick Lynch.  “Even though we set the bar high in our inaugural year, we feel this lineup is stronger in terms of depth and breadth. We’re encouraging everyone to come early and stay late.”

Kicking off the Festival will be Ann Caldwell and the Magnolia Singers, a Charleston institution with music from the roots of African-American Gospel music. Closing the Festival will be the co-headliners – jazz icon Branford Marsalis and funk / R&B legends Kool and the Gang. 

In addition to those acts, the lineup for ChazzFest will feature: New Orleans jazz / funk rockers Galactic, reggae pioneer Toots & The Maytals, gospel star Dottie Peoples, alt-country rock act Son Volt, north Florida’s swamp boogie kings JJ Grey & Mofro, bluegrass stalwarts Seldom Scene, New Orleans’ hip-hop influenced Soul Rebels Brass Band and top sacred-steel ensemble The Lee Boys.  Beach music again will be well represented by heavyweights Chairmen of the Board and The Embers.  Rounding out the bill will be local acts Quiana Parler (of American Idol fame) & Friends, Uncle Mingo and Davis Coen.

Tickets are on sale now, available at select TicketMaster locations, on-line at www.ticketmaster.com, through the Family Circle Tennis Center and by phone at 843-554-6060.  Advanced ticket prices are $75 for reserved seats in the lower bowl of the Stadium Court Stage, $50 for center upper deck reserved seats and $35 for General Admission tickets.  Advanced tickets for children ages 6-12 are $5, with children under age 6 admitted free. 

Day-of event tickets will increase to $50 for General Admission tickets, $10 for children, $100 for lower bowl reserved and $75 for upper deck reserved, subject to availability.

All Good announces line-up additions

Six more stellar acts have been added to the ever-expanding talent lineup of the 11th Annual ALL GOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL as its celebrates the diversity and loyalty of the improvisational music scene with its most extensive and intensive lineup to date. Drive-By Truckers, Benevento/Russo Duo, Sam Bush, the Bridge, Lee Boys and the Ryan Montbleau Band have come aboard the East Coast’s longest-running camping event for its return to the magnificent Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, July 13-15, 2007.

They join many of the improvisational scene’s leading attractions – Bob Weir & RatDog, the newly reunited Leftover Salmon, moe., Keller Williams, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Les Claypool, Dark Star Orchestra, Yonder Mountain String Band and Sound Tribe Sector 9 – as well as Lotus, Tea Leaf Green, Ozric Tentacles, Perpetual Groove, AOD (Assembly of Dust), PBS (Porter-Batiste-Stoltz), Soldiers of Jah Army, New Monsoon, Will Hoge, West Indian Girl and Lovewhip, with many more to come!

Two more unknown, unsigned and up-and-coming artists will be discovered and showcased through SonicBids (www.sonicbids.com) when The East Coast’s mid-summer live music highlight enters its fifth consecutive year at Marvin’s Mountaintop. The deadline for artist submissions is Friday, May 4th at 6 PM, with the lucky winners selected, notified and announced soon afterward. Bands wishing to enter are encouraged to vising and sign up at www.sonicbids.com/allgoodfestival.

The list of artists confirmed to play the 11th Annual ALL GOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL to date:

Bob Weir & RatDog

Leftover Salmon

moe. (+ additional All Good All-Star Jam hosted by moe.)

Drive-By Truckers

Sam Bush

Benevento/Russo Duo

Keller Williams

Michael Franti and Spearhead

Les Claypool

Dark Star Orchestra

Yonder Mountain String Band

STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) (performing late night set)

Lotus

Tea Leaf Green

Ozric Tentacles

Perpetual Groove

AOD (Assembly of Dust)

PBS (Porter-Batiste-Stoltz)

Soldiers of Jah Army (SOJA)

The Bridge

Lee Boys

Ryan Montbleau Band

New Monsoon

Will Hoge

West Indian Girl

Lovewhip

…plus many more TBA

More bands, guest musicians, and festival activities are to be announced in the coming weeks.

For complete information, visit the official ALL GOOD web site at: www.allgoodfestival.com