Thursday, February 16, 2017

TnJ 629 (2/16/17)


MARCUS KING BAND w/ WARREN HAYNES – Virginia  (2016 the Marcus King Band)
JJ GREY & MOFRO – Dirtfloorcracker  (2011 Brighter Days CD/DVD, 1/22/11 Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA)
BAND of HEATHENS – Trouble Came Early  (2017 Duende)
PHISH – No Men in No Man’s Land  (9/2/16 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO)
HIPPO CAMPUS – Poems  (2017 Landmark)
HOLY SUNS – Behind Glass  (2016 In the Garden)
CORBU – Branches  (2016 Crayon Soul)


LOTUS – White Light Fadeaway  (2016 Eat the Light)
IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE – the Chant [Iquo Isang]  (2017 Uyai)
THE HOLDUP – Dumb Luck  (2016 Leaves in the Pool)
BOB MARLEY & the WAILERS – Get Up, Stand Up  (2016 the Legend Live – Santa Barbara County Bowl 11/25/79)
JERRY GARCIA and MERL SAUNDERS – Merl’s Tune > Lion’s Share Jam  (2016 Garcia Live Volume 6, 7/5/13 the Lion’s Share, San Anselmo, CA)

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

TnJ 628 (2/9/17)

Calling all heads!  Chris Robinson Brotherhood play live at Taos Mesa Brewing on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017.  Sure to be great.  Click on the link to hear the interview...


SON VOLT – Cherokee St  (2017 Notes of Blue)
GREAT AMERICAN TAXI – Sunshiny Day  (2017 Dr. Feel Good’s Traveling Medicine Show)
JIM JAMES – We Ain’t Getting Any Younger Pt. 1 & 2  (2016 Eternally Even)
Interview > CHRIS ROBINSON (recorded 2/9/17 at KBAC-FM, Santa Fe, NM)


CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Poor Elijah  (6/16/16 New Daisy Theatre, Memphis, TN)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Viola Lee Blues  (2017 the Grateful Dead – 50th Anniversary [deluxe edition], 7/29/66 P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, BC, CAN)
SAM BUSH – Where’s My Love  (2016 Storyman)
KY BURT – Gloria May  (2016 the Moon & the Sea)
SATIN COWBOY & the SEVEN DEADLY SINS – Not Afraid of the Knife  (2016 Love & Loss EP)
SANTANA – Samba Pa Ti  (2016 Live at the House of Blues, Las Vegas, 3/21/16)
SISTER SPARROW & the DIRTY BIRDS – Dr. Feelgood  (2016 Fowl Play, 12/31/15 the Warehouse, Fairfield, CT)

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

TnJ 627 (2/2/17)


TOM PETTY & the HEARTBREAKERS – a Woman in Love  (2016 Kiss My Amps LIVE Vol. 2, 6/16/13 Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN)
JASON ISBELL and the 400 UNIT – Outfit  (2012 Live from Alabama)
DEL McCOURY BAND – Get Down on Your Knees and Pray  (2/21/01 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO)
KELLER WILLIAMS’ KWAHTRO – In the Middle  (2017 Sync)
KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH w/ DOMINIC LALLI – Peregrino  (2014 Speed of Life)
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT – Colliding  (12/31/12 1stBank Center, Broom field, CO)
GOAT – Temple Rhythms  (2016 Requiem)


GRATEFUL DEAD – One Kind Favor  (2017 the Grateful Dead – 50th Anniversary [deluxe edition], 7/30/66 P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, BC, CAN)
UMPHREY’S McGEE w/ JOSHUA REDMAN – Der Bluten Kat > Final Word > Der Bluten Kat  (1/26/17 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT)
KUNG FU – Chin Music  (2016 Joyride)
NEW MASTERSOUNDS – the Minx  (2016 the Nashville Sessions)
JOHN “PAPA” GROS – House of Love  (2016 River’s on Fire)

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Come down and see us!  We're really jammy!  No cover!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TnJ BEST of 2016

*This list is still a work in progress...please check back in the next few days...the All-Time 981 Best countdown on KBAC was a monumental undertaking and I have not had a chance to flesh this out yet*

BEST of 2016


16) TAUK – Sir Nebula

This ironically-named instrumental combo from Oyster Bay, NY, continues to impress with their third studio album.  Since releasing their incredible double-live set “Headroom,” their studio sound seems fuller and more in line with their live sound:  buzzy and fuzzy, hippy and trippy.

HIGH POINTS: Program Select, Where You Are, Sunshine Harry

15) CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel

Unwieldy album title aside, this is another fine entry into CRB’s catalog.  Their studio output is prolific, and nearly all of it worth a listen.  Hippie rock is their forte, and they seem content to reside near the top of that heap.  Recent personnel changes haven’t diminished their ability to play extremely well together.

HIGH POINTS: Ain’t It Hard but Fair, Leave My Guitar Alone, Narcissus Soaking Wet

14) MARCUS KING BAND – The Marcus King Band

The way I heard it, Warren Haynes “discovered” this young talent.  Marcus King could definitely find less valuable mentorship in the jamband world, but he’s already so fully-formed as a guitar wiz and bandleader at age twenty, I can only predict that great things surely lie ahead for the Marcus King Band.  A sparse two-man horn section fills out the sound nicely.

HIGH POINTS:  Plant Your Corn Early, Self-Hatred (featuring Derek Trucks), the Man You Didn’t Know

13) SAM BUSH – Storyman

It’s been 7 years since the last release from Newgrass legend Sam Bush.  Whether that was deliberate on his part, or whether he’s too busy tearing it up on tour, or whether nobody’s in a hurry to release full-length albums these days, “Storyman” was worth the wait.  At age 64, his considerable songwriting and playing abilities do not seem to be waning in the least.

HIGH POINTS:  I Just Wanna Feel Something, Everything Is Possible, Where’s My Love

12) YEASAYER – Amen & Goodbye

This Brooklyn outfit seems intent on conjuring up bizarre soundscapes to back up their unusual harmonies.  Rarely does a band so roundly eschew traditional songwriting esthetics to such glorious result.  Whether their intention is to actually blow minds or to proudly represent the “hipster-kook” contingent, I can’t say.  Neither can I argue with an album this wonderfully strange.

HIGH POINTS:  Daughters of Cain, I Am Chemistry, Gerson’s Whistle

11) BOB WEIR – Blue Mountain

My hat’s off to Bob Weir for recognizing that folkie Josh Ritter and The National’s Josh Kaufman would be good songwriting partners for an album of “cowboy songs.”  This collection has a cohesive, old-timey vibe which suits Bobby’s aging voice.  Not even slightly “far out” in the way you might expect from a member of the Grateful Dead, but does echo back to the “earthy” Weir/Barlow collaborations.

HIGH POINTS:  Lay My Lily Down, Ki-Yi Bossie, Gonesville

10) AVETT BROTHERS – True Sadness

Take an ace family vocal duo, add an impressive band and an incomparable producer, and you could argue you’re bound to succeed. Succeed the Avett Brothers have, both live and in the studio, building a joyfully loyal grassroots fan base, then pumping it up to enormous proportions.  More often than not, their brand of twisted wit and melancholy comes off as more buoyant and bubbly than depressing, which may be their Golden Goose.

HIGH POINTS:  True Sadness, Satan Pulls the Strings, Victims of Life, Smithsonian

09) MARCO BENEVENTO – the Story of Fred Short

RECORD COMPANY – Give It Back to You
PHISH – Big Boat
DAVID BOWIE - Blackstar
MARCHFOURTH – Magic Number
They are now the band I most want to see in concert.


LAKE STREET DIVE – Call Off Your Dogs
JIM JAMES – Here in Spirit
DAWES – When the Tequila Runs Out
RECORD COMPANY – Off the Ground


NEW MASTERSOUNDS – the Nashville Session
WIDESPREAD PANIC – 5/5/16 Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL


DEAR JERRY – Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia
JIMI HENDRIX – Machine Gun
30 DAYS of DEAD – November 2016


DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE – 1/11/16 National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
GARY CLARK, JR. – 3/9/16 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM
MY MORNING JACKET / BARR BROTHERS – 5/29/16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE – 6/30/16 the Bridge, Santa Fe, NM
POLYRHYTHMICS – 7/19/16 Plaza Bandstand, Santa Fe, NM
GALACTIC – 8/5/16 Taos Mesa Brewing, El Prado, NM
LAKE STREET DIVE – 8/11/16 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
GOV’T MULE / moe. / BLACKBERRY SMOKE – 8/25/16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
PHISH – 9/2-4, 2017 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND / LOS LOBOS / NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS – 9/19/16 Sandia Casino Amphitheater, Albuquerque, NM





Listen this week and next for your chance at a copy of the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary album release "deluxe edition," including a bonus live disc - previously unreleased recordings from Vancouver, BC, 1966 (^_^)

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

TnJ 626 (1/26/17)

Bon voyage to the Allman Brothers Band's original drummer, Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks, who passed this past Tuesday at age 69...


GRATEFUL DEAD – Cream Puff War  (2017 the Grateful Dead – 50th Anniversary [deluxe edition], 7/29/66 P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, BC, CAN)
BILLY & the KIDS – Help On the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower  (2016 Dear Jerry – Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, 5/14/15 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD)
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT – Close Encounters Theme > Born On the Wrong Planet  (7/4/00 Paolo Soleri, Santa Fe, NM)
KELLER WILLIAMS’ KWAHTRO – Ripped 6-Pack  (2017 Sync)
DEAD MAN WINTER – Destroyer  (2017 Furnace)
BIG SOMETHING – Tumbleweed  (2017 Tumbleweed)


LOTUS – Behind Midwest Storefronts  (9/17/16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO)
MATT CHAMBERLAIN and BRIAN HAAS – Cosmic Vision  (2016 Prometheus Risen)
LETTUCE – Mt. Crushmore  (2016 Mt. Crushmore EP)
ARJUN – Endless Again  (2016 Gravity)
GOV’T MULE – Larger Than Life > If 6 Was 9 > Larger Than Life  (8/25/16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO)
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – Whipping Post  (“Another One for Woody” 11/22/10 Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY)

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Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27th, 2017 - last year's party was crazy good (^_^) TOAST

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

TnJ 625 (1/19/17)


CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue  (6/16/16 New Daisy Theatre, Memphis, TN)
WIDESPREAD PANIC – Maggot Brain  (4/28/16 nTelos Pavilion, Charlottesville, VA)
JANIS JOPLIN with FULL TILT BOOGIE BAND – Get It While You Can  (1972 In Concert, 7/4/70 Canadian Festival Express, Calgary, Alberta, CAN)
DAVID BROMBERG BAND – Walkin’ Blues  (2017 the Blues the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues)
DELBERT McCLINTON & SELF-MADE MEN – Don’t Do It  (2016 Prick of the Litter)
RECKLESS KELLY – Who’s Gonna Be Your Baby Now  (2016 Sunset Motel)
BAND of HEATHENS – Sugar Queen  (2017 Duende)


WOOD BROTHERS – Tried and Tempted  (2017 Live at the Barn, 8/19/16 Woodstock, NY)
AVETT BROTHERS – Smithsonian  (2016 True Sadness)
GRANT FARM – One Hundred Ways…>…to Kneel and Kiss the Ground  (2016 Kiss the Ground)
TWEED – RL WRLD  (2016 the Chunky Life EP)
MARCO BENEVENTO – Witches of Ulster  (6/8/16 Bell’s Brewery, Kalamazoo, MI)
TWIDDLE – Five  (2015 Plump Chapter 1)
PHISH – Miss You  (2016 Big Boat)

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

TnJ 624 (1/12/17)


FLAMING LIPS – There Should Be Unicorns  (2017 Oczy Mlody)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Minarets  (9/29/95 University of Virginia Amphitheater, Charlottesville, VA)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower  (3/24/91 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY, released as part of the web series “30 Days of Dead” @ 2016)
DAVID GRISMAN SEXTET – Slinky  (2016 the David Grisman Sextet)
ELEPHANT REVIVAL – Sea Monster  (2016 Petals)
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS – Room Without a Roof  (2016 Shouted, Written Down & Quoted)
INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS – Vertigo  (2017 Laws of Gravity)


CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Some Garden’s Green  (2016 Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel)
ALLAH-LAS – Autumn Dawn  (2016 Calico Review)
TORTOISE – Ox Duke  (2016 the Catastrophist)
WOLF PEOPLE – Kingfisher  (2016 Ruins)
LED ZEPPELIN – Whole Lotta Love > Boogie Chillun > Let’s Have a Party > Hello Mary Lou > Going Down Slow  (2003 How the West Was Won, 6/27/72 L.A. Forum, Inglewood, CA)

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Thursday, January 5, 2017


TnJ 623 (1/5/17)

Roll up for some of the toastiest grooves available in 2016…


DAWES – When the Tequila Runs Out  (2016 We’re All Gonna Die)
BOB WEIR – Lay My Lily Down  (2016 Blue Mountain)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Samson and Delilah  (2016 Red Rocks 7/8/78)
MARCHFOURTH – the Quarter  (2016 Magic Number)
TAUK – Program Select  (2016 Sir Nebula)
YEASAYER – Gerson’s Whistle  (2016 Amen & Goodbye)
DAVID BOWIE – Lazarus  (2016 Blackstar)
DEVIL MAKES THREE – Waiting Around to Die  (2016 Redemption & Ruin)
RECORD COMPANY – This Crooked City  (2016 Give It Back to You)


BOMBINO – Iyat Ninhay / Jaguar [a Great Desert I Saw]  (2016 Azel)
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND – Let Me Get By  (2016 Let Me Get By)
MARCUS KING BAND w/ DEREK TRUCKS – Self-Hatred  (2016 the Marcus King Band)
BLACKBERRY SMOKE w/ GREGG ALLMAN – Free on the Wing  (2016 Like an Arrow)
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS – Ever South  (2016 American Band)
PHISH – Bathtub Gin > Split Open and Melt  (9/4/16 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO)

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P.S. There was no live show last week.  I was getting down at Melvin Seals & JGB.  Last week's show was an All-Grateful repeat from Thanksgiving 2016.  Here's to another great year of live music in 2017!

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TnJ 622 (12/22/16)


Interview > Melvin Seals  (recorded 12/22/16 at KBAC-FM Santa Fe, NM)
MELVIN SEALS & JGB – I Second That Emotion  (11/5/16 Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA)
BOB MARLEY & the WAILERS – Wake Up and Live  (2016 the Legend Live – Santa Barbara County Bowl 11/25/79)
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER – Highland Grace  (2016 Heart Like a Levee)
JACK & JORMA – the ORIGINAL ACOUSTIC HOT TUNA – Good Shepherd  (3/18/02 Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO)


ROBERT RANDOLPH & the FAMILY BAND – Traveling Shoes  (2011 Live in Concert)
PEARL JAM – Yellow Ledbetter  (5/10/00 Mt. Baker Theatre, Bellingham, WA)
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Narcissus Soaking Wet  (9/25/16 Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, Cleveland, OH)
FRANK ZAPPA – Camarillo Brillo > Black Napkins  (10/31/77 the Palladium, New York, NY)
UMPHREY’S McGEE – 2x2  (7/2/16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO)
UMPHREY’S McGEE – National Loser Anthem  (2016 Zonkey)

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TnJ 621 (12/15/16)

Special guest toast Clinton Huling shares grooves from his collection, and pays tribute to those who’ve gone on in 2016…


MELVIN SEALS & JGB – Expressway to Your Heart  (unknown source)
SHARON JONES & the DAP-KINGS – Better Things  (2010 I Learned the Hard Way)
FUNKADELIC – You Hit the Nail on the Head  (1972 America Eats Its Young)
DAVID BOWIE – Black Country Rock  (1970 the Man Who Sold the World)
EAGLES – Doolin Dalton [instrumental] > Outlaw Man  (1973 Desperado)
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – From the Beginning  (1972 Trilogy)
BEATLES – Something [no vocals]  (bootleg: “Abbey Road Instrumental”)
LEON RUSSELL – Stranger in a Strange Land  (1971 Leon Russell and the Shelter People)


SUGARLOAF – Green-Eyed Lady  (1970 Sugarloaf)
GRANT GREEN – Sookie, Sookie  (1970 Alive!, 8/15/70 Cliché Lounge, Newark, NJ)
JERRY GARCIA BAND w/ CLARENCE CLEMONS – Let It Rock  (unknown source)
DAVID BOWIE – Space Oddity  (bootleg: “Strange Fascination,” 9/5/74 Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA)
ERIC CLAPTON – Let It Rain  (bootleg: “Milk Cow Blues,” 4/14/75 Festival Hall, Brisbane, AUS)

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Monday, December 12, 2016


Get on board early and save some serious dough (bro), with an Early Bird Three-Day Pass for just $99.00. umVIP and ticket pre-sale begins Wednesday, December 14th at 10:00 am MT, followed by a Live Nation pre-sale on Thursday, December 15th at 10:00 am MT. General on-sale begins Saturday, December 17th at 10:00 am MT.

Come rock the Rockies and celebrate Independence Day weekend with ​the first Umphrey’s Red Rocks Triple Header!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

TnJ 620 (12/8/16)


MELVIN SEALS & JGB - That's What Love Will Make You Do  (11/05/16 Nectar Lounge, Seattle, WA)
HART VALLEY DRIFTERS - Sitting On Top of the World (2016 Folk Time, ca. 1962 KZSU Radio, Stanford University)
GRATEFUL GRASS - Shakedown Street  (2014 Grateful Grass Dos, 12/7/13 the Fillmore, San Francisco, CA)
JEREMY GARRETT - High on a Ridge  (2016 the RV Sessions 2 – instrumentals)
RAILROAD EARTH - Hard Livin'  (12/31/11 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO)
LEFTOVER SALMON - Headbag  (1997 Ask the Fish, ca. Oct 1994 Boulder, CO)
GREENSKY BLUEGRASS - Living Over  (2016 Shouted, Written Down & Quoted)


DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS - Once They Banned Imagine  (2016 American Band)
SAM BUSH - I Just Wanna Feel Something  (2016 Storyman)
JIM LAUDERDALE - the Weakness of Two Hearts  (2016 This Changes Everything)
HANDSOME FAMILY - Gold  (2016 Unseen)
the DOORS - Moonlight Drive > Horse Latitudes > a Little Game > the Hill Dwellers > Spanish Caravan  (2012 Live at the Bowl ’68, 7/5/68 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA)
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Black Hearted Woman  (“Another One for Woody” 11/22/10 Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY)

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Monday, December 5, 2016


Did I show you this poster yet?  Love it (^_^)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

TnJ 619 (12/1/16)


GRATEFUL DEAD – Lazy River Road  (3/29/93 Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY, released as part of the web series “30 Days of Dead” @ 2016)
STOCKHOLM SYNDROME – Sing Bird Sing  (2010 Apollo)
the DOORS – When the Music’s Over  (2012 Live at the Bowl ’68, 7/5/68 Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA)
OZZY OSBOURNE – Flying High Again  (1981 Diary of a Madman)
JIMI HENDRIX w/ BAND of GYPSYS – Machine Gun  (2016 Machine Gun – the Fillmore East First Show, 12/31/99 New York, NY)
UMPHREY’S McGEE – Electric Avenue to Hell  (2016 Zonkey)
UMPHREY’S McGEE – Life During Exodus  (2016 Zonkey)


EUFÓRQUESTRA – Road Funk  (2014 Fire)
YO MAMA’S BIG FAT BOOTY BAND – Wake Yo’ Self  (2015 Funk Life)
the MOTET – the Truth  (7/22/16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO)
PHISH – No Men in No Man’s Land  (2016 Big Boat)
JIM JAMES – Same Old Lie  (2016 Eternally Even)
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Roan County Banjo  (2016 If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now)
MAGIC MUSIC – Eldorado Canyon  (2016 Magic Music)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Days Between  (10/18/94 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, released as part of the web series “30 Days of Dead” @ 2016)

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

TnJ 618 (11/24/16)

All-Grateful Thanksgiving special session (^_^) roll up and enjoy!


GRATEFUL DEAD – Picasso Moon  (5/12/91 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, released as part of the web series “30 Days of Dead” @ 2016)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Cold Rain and Snow  (2016 Dave’s Picks Volume 20, 12/9/81 CU Events Center, Boulder, CO)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Estimated Prophet > He’s Gone  (2016 Dave’s Picks Volume 20, 12/9/81 CU Events Center, Boulder, CO)
GRATEFUL DEAD – That’s It for the Other One  (2016 Dave’s Picks Volume 19, 1/23/70 Honolulu Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, HI)


GRATEFUL DEAD – Friend of the Devil  (5/17/78 Uptown Theatre, Chicago, IL, released as part of the web series “30 Days of Dead” @ 2016)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Peggy-O  (2016 Dave’s Picks Volume 18, 7/17/76 Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, CA)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Eyes of the World > China Doll  (2016 Dave’s Picks Volume 17, 7/19/74 Selland Arena, Fresno, CA)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Sugar Magnolia  (2016 Red Rocks 7/8/78)

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

617 (11/17/16)

So many losses in 2016.  I hope they're all enjoying the great gig in the sky.  Especially this guy: our beloved Craig Mack (^_^) R.I.P.

photo by Lisa Clark

PINK FLOYD – Interstellar Overdrive  (2016 Cre/ation – the Early Years 1967-1972, Aug 1969, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
YEASAYER – Half Asleep  (2016 Amen & Goodbye)
LEON RUSSELL – a Song for You  (1970 Leon Russell)
LEONARD COHEN – Hallelujah  (1984 Various Positions)
DOYLE BRAMHALL II – My People  (2016 Rich Man)
MARCUS KING BAND – the Man You Didn’t Know  (2016 the Marcus King Band)
MWALIM DAPHUNKEE PROFESSOR – 2 Cheese Slices and a Drink  (2014 Awakened by a Noon Day Sun)
ROOTS of CREATION – Get Ready [RAS MG rremix]  (2016 Livin’ Free)


DAWES – Picture of a Man  (2016 We’re All Gonna Die)
ODESZA w/ LITTLE DRAGON – Light  (2015 In Return [deluxe edition])
HER – Her  (2016 Tape #1 EP)
PHISH – Petrichor  (2016 Big Boat)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Weather Report Suite > Stella Blue  (2/23/74 Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA, released as part of the web series “30 Days of Dead” @ 2016)

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

TnJ 616 (11/10/16)


GRATEFUL DEAD – Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > Franklin’s Tower  (9/1/79 Hollader Stadium, Rochester, NY, released as part of the web series “30 Days of Dead” @ 2016)
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS – Guns of Umpqua  (2016 American Band)
HANDSOME FAMILY – the Red Door  (2016 Unseen)
MIGHTY MYSTIC – High Grade  (2016 the Art of Balance)
TWEED – Big Sky  (2016 the Chunky Life EP)
LETTUCE – the Love You Left Behind  (2016 Mt. Crushmore EP)


BONNIE RAITT – the Comin’ Round Is Going Through  (2016 Dig in Deep)
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND – I Pity the Fool [live at the Beacon]  (2016 Let Me Get By [deluxe edition])
DEREK TRUCKS & SUSAN TEDESCHI BAND w/ WARREN HAYNES – Coming Home  (2010 Crossroads – Eric Clapton Guitar Festival DVD, 6/26/10 Chicago, IL)
NEIL YOUNG – Indian Givers  (2016 Peace Trail)
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE – Like a Hurricane  (11/15/76 Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL [late show])
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – Take a Pebble [including Still…You Turn Me On and Lucky Man]  (1974/1999 Welcome Back, My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends – Ladies and Gentlemen)

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

TnJ 615 (11/3/16)


JERRY GARCIA BAND – Tore Up Over You  (2016 Garcia Live Volume Seven, 11/8/76 Sophie’s, Palo Alto, CA)
BOB WEIR – Gonesville  (2016 Blue Mountain)
PHISH – Waking Up Dead  (2016 Big Boat)
PHISH – Blaze On  (2016 Big Boat)
SETH WALKER – Back Around  (2016 Gotta Get Back)
decker. – Snake River Blues  (2016 Snake River Blues)
PIGMENT – Neither Here Nor There  (2016 digital single)
TAUK – Sunshine Harry  (2016 Sir Nebula)
BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR and ISRAEL NASH – Lupita  (2016 Neighbors EP)


MARCUS KING BAND – Plant Your Corn Early  (2016 the Marcus King Band)
MARCHFOURTH – the Quarter  (2016 Magic Number)
LEFTOVER SALMON w/ SAM BUSH – Dixie Chicken  (12/12/14 Strings & Sol, Puerto Morelos, MX)
PAPER BIRD – Sleepwalker  (2016 Paper Bird)
MAGIC MUSIC – the Porcupine Flats Shuffle  (2016 Magic Music)
ORCHESTRA BAOBAB – Franklin’s Tower  (2016 Day of the Dead [box set])
JIMMY CLIFF, BOB WEIR, MICKEY HART and BILL KREUTZMANN – Fire on the Mountain  (2016 Dear Jerry – Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, 5/14/15 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD)

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

TnJ 614 (10/27/16)

Halloween special session – “musical costumes” for everyone (^_^)


PEARL JAM [as PINK FLOYD] – Comfortably Numb  (11/28/15 Foro Sol, Mexico City, MX)
PHISH [as EDGAR WINTER GROUP] – Frankenstein  (2005 New Year’s Eve 1995 – Live at Madison Square Garden, 12/31/95 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY)
BONNIE RAITT [as INXS] – Need You Tonight  (2016 Dig in Deep)
GOV’T MULE [as ZZ TOP] – Just Got Paid  (2016 the Tel-Star Sessions, ca. 1994)
GOV’T MULE [as the BEATLES] – And Your Bird Can Sing  (8/25/16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO)
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND [as JOHN PRINE and JERRY GARCIA] – Angel from Montgomery > Sugaree  (possibly 1/30/13 Sunshine Blues Festival, Boca Raton, FL)
JOHN SCOFIELD [as HANK WILLIAMS] – I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry  (2016 Country for Old Men)
TRIO SUBTONIC [as SIA] – Chandelier  (2016 Fiction)


CASCADE CRESCENDO [as SMASHING PUMPKINS] – Disarm  (2016 Caught in the Rain)
STURGILL SIMPSON [as NIRVANA] – In Bloom  (2016 a Sailor’s Guide to Earth)
STEVE ‘n’ SEAGULLS [as GUNS N’ ROSES] – November Rain  (2016 Brothers in Farms)
DWIGHT YOAKAM [as PRINCE and the REVOLUTION] – Purple Rain  (2016 Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…)
WIDESPREAD PANIC [as TRAFFIC] – Dear Mr. Fantasy  (5/5/16 Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL)
HIP BONES [as GRATEFUL DEAD] – Dark Star  (2016 the Moose Lodge Session)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND w/BÉLA FLECK [as GRATEFUL DEAD] – Friend of the Devil  (7/4/15 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY)
DISCO BISCUITS w/ BILL KREUTZMANN, MICKEY HART and TOM HAMILTON [as GRATEFUL DEAD] – New Speedway Boogie  (4/17/15 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO)
RAILROAD EARTH [as GRATEFUL DEAD] – Terrapin Station  (9/18/15 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO)

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

TnJ 613 (10/20/16)

Happy 66th birthday, Mr. Thomas Earl Petty (^_^)


WIDESPREAD PANIC – Space Wrangler  (10/31/15 US Cellular Center, Asheville, NC)
STRING CHEESE INCIDENT – Believe  (2016 SCI Sound Lab, Volume 1)
Nth POWER – Freedom  (2016 Live to Be Free)
JOSEPH ISRAEL – Fire Burn Dem  (2016 Paradise)
SPIRITUAL REZ – Square Grouper  (2016 Setting in the West)
JIM JAMES – Here In Spirit  (2016 Eternally Even) 
CARL BROEMEL – Sleepy Lagoon  (2016 4th of July)


LEFTOVER SALMON – Aquatic Hitchhiker  (2015 25)
JEREMY GARRETT – Tidal Wave  (2016 the RV Sessions 2 – instrumentals)
HANDSOME FAMILY – Underneath the Falls  (2016 Unseen)
WOLF! – You Are No Longer My Friend, My Friend  (2016 1-800-WOLF!)
ZIGGY MARLEY – Marijuanaman  (2016 Ziggy Marley)
TOM PETTY & the HEARTBREAKERS – Tweeter and the Monkey Man  (2016 Kiss My Amps LIVE Vol. 2, 5/26/13 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY)
MATT CHAMBERLAIN and BRIAN HAAS – Space Colonization  (2016 Prometheus Risen)
UMPHREY’S McGEE – Lenny  (10/31/14 House of Blues, Boston, MA)

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Thursday, October 13, 2016


This Saturday, Santa Fe jam band Pigment plays Oktoberfiesta at Santa Fe Brewing Co.  Donate to your favorite charity on the way in, and get ready for a good time (^_^)

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TnJ 612 (10/13/16)

*Special session tonight: all instrumentals, emphasis on the "mental."  This session is dedicated to former co-toast Tom Watts, on his 49th birthday.*


TAUK – the Chemist  (2015 Headroom, 2/11/15 the Southern, Charlottesville, VA)
MARCHFOURTH w/ TROMBONE SHORTY – Inventing the Wheel  (2016 Magic Numbers)
TOM PETTY & the HEARTBREAKERS – Green Onions  (2009 the Live Anthology, 2/6/97 the Fillmore, San Francisco, CA)
JEFF BECK – Beck’s Bolero  (1967 Columbia single B-side)
JOHN GINTY – Switch  (2014 Bad News Travels [live], 6/11/14 Showplace Studios, Dover, NJ)
NEW MASTERSOUNDS – One Note Brown  (2016 the Nashville Sessions)
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – Fanfare for the Common Man  (1993 Works Live, 8/26/77 Olympic Stadium, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)


MEDESKI, SCOFIELD, MARTIN & WOOD – Louis the Shoplifter  (2014 Juice)
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN – Lenny  (2000 SRV [box set], KUT radio studios, Austin, TX)
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND w/ KARL DENSON – Instrumental Illness  (8/10/03 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC)

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

TnJ 611 (10/6/16)


LOS LOBOS and BOB WEIR – Bertha  (2016 Dear Jerry – Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, 5/14/15 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD)
JOHN LENNON – Nobody Told Me  (1984 Milk and Honey)
RADIOHEAD – Burn the Witch  (2016 a Moon Shaped Pool)
TAUK – Where You Are  (2016 Sir Nebula)
ARJUN – Ascent  (2016 Gravity)
HOLY SUNS – Eyes Can See Clearly  (2016 In the Garden)
KING GIZZARD & the LIZARD WIZARD – Evil Death Roll  (2016 Nonagon Infinity)
AVETT BROTHERS – Satan Pulls the Strings  (2016 True Sadness)
MARCHFOURTH w/ STANTON MOORE – Push It Back  (2016 Magic Number)


BIG CHIEF MONK BOUDREAUX – Big Chief  (2016 the Musical Mojo of Dr. John – Celebrating Mac and His Music)
GANG of THIEVES – Lost and Found  (2016 Born to Be Loud)
GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD – Make It Better  (2016 Make It Better)
TWIDDLE – Indigo Trigger  (2015 Plump Chapter 1)
RECKLESS KELLY – Radio  (2016 Sunset Motel)
BLACKBERRY SMOKE – Waiting for the Thunder  (2016 Like an Arrow)
WIDESPREAD PANIC – Chilly Water > Henry Parsons Died > Chilly Water  (5/5/16 Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL)

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

TnJ 610 (9/29/16)

Happy birthday today to a truly unique individual, one of my favorite kooks, "Colonel" Les Claypool (^_^)


GOV’T MULE – Kind of Bird  (8/25/16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO)
IAN MOORE – Me and My Guitar  (1994 Live from Austin)
NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE of the REAL – the Monsanto Years  (2016 Earth)
BOMBINO – Igmayagh Dum  (2016 Azel)
MUMFORD & SONS – Roll Away Your Stone  (2013 the Road to Red Rocks [DVD])
GARY CLARK, JR. – Take Me Down  (2016 Deepwater Horizon OST)


BOB WEIR – Ki-Yi Bossie  (2016 Blue Mountain)
PHISH – the Lizards  (9/4/16 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO)
CLAYPOOL LENNON DELIRIUM – Captain Lariat  (2016 Monolith of Phobos)
OYSTERHEAD – Oz Is Ever Floating  (2001 the Grand Pecking Order)
STEVE ‘n’ SEAGULLS – Self Esteem  (2016 Brothers in Farms)
HIP BONES – Mr. Money  (2016 the Moose Lodge Session)
JOHN SCOFIELD – Jolene  (2016 Country for Old Men)
DOYLE BRAMHALL II – November  (2016 Rich Man)
JIMI HENDRIX / BAND of GYPSYS – Changes  (2016 Machine Gun – the Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69)

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Wheels of Soul Tour Sandia Casino Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM

September 19, 2016
Sandia Casino Amphitheater Albuquerque, NM
Photographer/Writer: Jake Sudek

Monday night’s sky was full of stars and clarity, not only in regards to weather, but also what was to come for those attending an evening on The Wheels of Soul Tour. The night was a reschedule from an August date postponed due electrical storms. The great weather brought relief to many who were returning to the Sandia Casino Amphitheater from the cancelled show in August. By far, one of the hottest tours of the summer was the Wheels of Soul Tour in its second incarnation. This powerhouse tour de force consisted of the North Mississippi All-Stars, Los Lobos, and The Tedeschi Trucks Band. A characteristic of what has made these shows unique is the innumerable sit-ins and band mash-ups that occur on a nightly basis, set after set, seeing all sorts of collaborations, not only by the main names of each band, but also by the auxiliary players of the groups.

*read the full post and see all the pictures here*

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016


A Tropical Concert Vacation in Mexico with your favorite artists!
On Sale Thursday, September 29th at 1pm ET
CID Presents is thrilled to announce Los Muertos con Queso, an all-inclusive concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico January 25 – 28, 2017!

Following up on a critically acclaimed and fan favorite set at the 2015 LOCKN’ Music Festival, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead are headed to Mexico. They will be joined by Dave Schools from Widespread Panic on bass Jeff Chimentifrom Dead & Company on keyboards and Tom Hamilton from American Babies on guitar. The band will perform songs from the Grateful Dead catalog over three of the four nights of shows.

The String Cheese Incident will also perform multiple sets over three of the four nights of beachside concerts! Special Guests The Chris Robinson Brotherhood will perform as a full band for one night, along with an intimate, acoustic performance byChris Robinson and Neal Casal. Additional artists will be announced soon, rounding out four nights of music along the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

TnJ 609 (9/22/16)


PHISH – Fuego  (9/3/16 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO)
BOB WEIR & GRACE POTTER – Friend of the Devil  (2016 Dear Jerry – Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia, 5/14/15 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD)
ZIGGY MARLEY – Better Together  (2016 Ziggy Marley)
FEMI KUTI – Make We Remember  (2011 Africa for Africa)
MARCHFOURTH – Science [Free Your Mind]  (2016 Magic Number)
MARCUS KING BAND – Ain’t Nothing Wrong with That  (2016 the Marcus King Band)
the CONGRESS – This Ain’t Livin’  (2016 the Game)


moe. – Billy Goat  (8/25/16 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO)
RHYTHMIC STATUES – Dancing at the Zoo  (2016 One Big Day)
KULA SHAKER – Get Right Get Ready  (2016 K 2.0)
ROOSEVELT – Belong  (2016 Roosevelt)
the MOTET – Contraband  (2016 Totem)
JOHN COLTRANE – Naima  (1997 the Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings [box set], 11/3/61 Greenwich Village, New York, NY)
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & the E STREET BAND – Drove All Night  (3/31/16 Pepsi Center, Denver, CO)
PHISH – Simple  (9/3/16 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, CO)

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