Thursday, February 4, 2016

TnJ 580 (2/4/16)

-HOUR ONE-

DEL McCOURY BAND – Henry Walker  (2/21/01 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO)
JASON ISBELL – If It Takes a Lifetime  (2015 Something More Than Free)
BOB MARLEY & the WAILERS – Jamming  (2001 Exodus [deluxe edition], 6/4/77 Rainbow Theatre, London, England)
KELLER WILLIAMS – High and Mighty  (2015 Vape)
SOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9 – Shock Doctrine  (10/29/15 LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH) livedownloads.com
XIXA – Dead Man  (2016 Bloodlines)
FREEKBASS – Ritmo  (2015 Cincinnati)
SIMO – Please  (2016 Let Love Show the Way)

-HOUR TWO-

PEARL JAM – Porch  (7/11/14 Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, UK) livedownloads.com
RECORD COMPANY – Off the Ground  (2016 Give It Back to You)
KEITH RICHARDS – Trouble  (2015 Crosseyed Heart)
JAMES HUNTER SIX – Free Your Mind [While You Still Got Time]  (2016 Hold On!)
GREG MERRITT JAZZ QUARTET – Jakubu Jam  (2016 New York Sexy)
SANTANA – Anywhere You Want to Go  (2016 Santana IV)
ALO – the Ticket  (2015 Tangle of Time)
INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS w/ JENNIFER HARTSWICK – Hazosphere  (2016 Ladies & Gentlemen)
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Tumbleweed in Eden  (7/28/15 Bijou Theatre, Knoxville, TN) livedownloads.com

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

TnJ 579 (1/28/16)

-HOUR ONE-

STRING CHEESE INCIDENT – SKAT  (2015 Rhythm of the Road Volume Two – Live in Las Vegas, Jul 2001 the Aladdin Theatre, Las Vegas, NV) livecheese.com
JON CHI – Another Rising Sun  (2015 Another Rising Sun)
PINK FLOYD – Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun  (1968 a Saucerful of Secrets)
DAVID BERKELEY – Colored Birds  (2015 Cardboard Boat)
AMERICAN AQUARIUM – Losing Side of 25  (2015 Wolves)
ALABAMA SHAKES – Gimme All Your Love  (2015 Sound & Color)
ORANGE CONSTANT – Mask  (2015 Time to Go)
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD – Sometimes  (11/26/04 the Fillmore, San Francisco, CA)

-HOUR TWO-

GOV’T MULE w/ STEVE KIMOCK [as GRATEFUL MULE] – Here Comes Sunshine  (12/31/15 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY) livedownloads.com
GOV’T MULE w/ LARRY CAMPBELL [as THE MULE] – Chest Fever  (12/31/15 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY) livedownloads.com
GOV’T MULE [as THE ALLMULE BROTHERS] – Wasted Words  (12/31/15 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY) livedownloads.com
GOV’T MULE [as THE ALLMULE BROTHERS] – Statesboro Blues  (12/31/15 Beacon Theatre, New York, NY) livedownloads.com
LEFTOVER SALMON – River’s Rising  (2015 25)

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

TnJ 578 (1/21/16)

-HOUR ONE-

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND – Anyhow  (2016 Let Me Get By)
BAABA MAAL – Jam Jam  (2016 the Traveller)
JJ GREY & MOFRO – Ol’ Glory  (2015 Ol’ Glory)
WIDESPREAD PANIC – Disco  (12/31/14 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC) livewidespreadpanic.com
JANIS JOLPIN and the FULL TILT BOOGIE BAND – Move Over  (1972 In Concert, 7/4/70 Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
LUTHER DICKINSON – Mean Ol’ Wind Died Down  (2016 Blues & Ballads – a Folksinger’s Songbook Volumes I & II)
TONY FURTADO – Low Road  (2015 the Bell)
JUNIP – To the Grain  (2010 Fields)

-HOUR TWO-

GRATEFUL DEAD – Bird Song  (2015 the Definitive Live Story 1965-1995, 7/31/82 Manor Downs, Austin, TX)
DAVID BOWIE – Blackstar  (2016 Blackstar)
TAME IMPALA – New Person, Same Old Mistakes  (2015 Currents)
TAUK – Friction  (2015 Headroom, 3/21/15 the Iron Works, Buffalo, NY)
moe. – Akimbo  (2/8/14 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY) livedownloads.com
PHISH – Tube > Dayton Jam  (2008 Live Phish Downloads, 12/7/97 Ervin J. Nutter Center, Dayton, OH) livephish.com

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TnJ 577 (1/14/16)

Dave Matthews birthday tribute!

photo by Conrad Morgan from flickr.com
-HOUR ONE-

DAVE MATTHEWS – Rye Whiskey  (5/3/09 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY [Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Celebration])
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Two Step  (7/15/14 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville, FL [yahoo stream])
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Stay or Leave  (5/16/14 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, the Woodlands, TX)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Sugar Man  (5/16/14 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, the Woodlands, TX)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Black and Blue Bird  (5/7/15 Legends on Letterman [webseries])
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd  (7/15/14 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum Jacksonville, FL [yahoo stream])
DAVE MATTHEWS and TIM REYNOLDS – Ants Marching  (1999 Live at Luther College, 2/6/96 Luther College, Decorah, IA)

-HOUR TWO-

DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Virginia in the Rain  (6/12/15 Xfinity Theatre [Hartford Meadows], Hartford, CT)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Don’t Burn the Pig  (6/25/13 Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND w/ BÉLA FLECK – the Dreaming Tree  (7/3/15 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Warehouse  (7/23/13 the Amphitheatre at the Wharf, Orange Beach, AL)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – the Stone  (7/18/14 Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Squirm  (6/7/13 Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – Rooftop  (5/8/13 Gexa Energy Pavilion, Dallas, TX)
DAVE MATTHEWS BAND w/ BÉLA FLECK and JEFF COFFIN – #41/Sojourn of Arjuna  (2004 Live Trax Vol. 1, 12/8/98 Centrum Centre, Worcester, MA)

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Monday, January 18, 2016

TnJ BEST of 2015

BEST 15 ALBUMS

15) YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND – Black Sheep

Admittedly, I was almost afraid to listen to what YMSB without Jeff Austin sounded like.  But, while a sometimes-rocky start to YMSB 2.0, this album’s pretty solid.

HIGH POINTS: Black Sheep; I’m Lost; Around You

14) JJ GREY & MOFRO – Ol’ Glory

The king of major-chord bombast and mellow-build dynamism returns with another groovy set of well-played numbers I can’t wait to see expanded upon live.

HIGH POINTS: Home in the Sky; Brave Lil’ Fighter; Ol’ Glory

13) AJ GHENT BAND – Live at Terminal West

I’ll refrain from drawing threadbare analogies between southern cooking and southern music.  This combo blasts out of the gate like they’ve been doing it for 20 years.

HIGH POINTS: Keep on Working; It Ain’t Easy; Can’t Be Your Dog

12) CIRCLES AROUND the SUN – Interludes for the Dead

Neal Casal and company craft an uncanny Dead tribute that neither cuts too close to the original cloth, nor strays too far from it.  Dead jams, gracefully implied.

HIGH POINTS: Gilbert’s Groove; Scarlotta’s Magnolias; Saturday’s Children

11) the WORD – Soul Food

When a band waits 14 years between albums, you hope and expect the results to be fantastic.  If you like gospel-tinged music to wiggle to, this absolutely delivers.

HIGH POINTS: New Word Order; Soul Food I; When I See the Blood

10) LEON BRIDGES – Coming Home

Rarely does someone craft a throwback sound so genuine you almost feel like you’re stuck in a time warp.  Evocative of 60s soul music without actually stealing, I’m anxious to hear what they’ve got next.

HIGH POINTS:  Smooth Sailin’; Coming Home; Brown Skin Girl; Shine

09) UMPHREY’S McGEE – the London Session

When you get word you will have access to the famed Abbey Road recording studios in London for just one day, I imagine scrambling to come up with something: in this case, some road-tested numbers, several new-ish pieces, and a great Beatles cover (see below).

HIGH POINTS: Plunger; No Diablo; Rocker Part 2; Glory

08) PIMPS of JOYTIME – Jukestone Paradise

There’s a lot of music coming out of Brooklyn these days and a lot of it’s mediocre – thankfully, not the case with these guys.  I’ve decided that making dance music with actual instruments makes said dance music somehow more credible and interesting.

HIGH POINTS: Sky; Waiting for My Ride; Cut Off; Dank Janky

07) ALABAMA SHAKES – Sound & Color

A daring venture into new sonic territory for this band.  Their first album established they can write and play better than many of the contemporaries.  This album proves they can move their sound, and maybe blues-rock itself, into the future.

HIGH POINTS: Don’t Wanna Fight; Gemini; Future People; Gimme All Your Love


06) REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND – So Delicious

Nobody sounds quite like these three, and that is a high compliment.  Their brand of stomp-folk isn’t good background music because it begs attention.  It might smack you upside the head if you’re not careful.  Like a hootenanny on steroids.

HIGH POINTS: Raise a Little Hell; We Live Dangerous; Pot Roast and Kisses: Music and Friends

05) CHRIS STAPLETON – Traveller

Why this Kentucky native saw fit to emblazon his (justifiably) award-winning album with the British spelling of “Traveler” is beyond me, but this is one brilliant, lowdown-and-dirty country album.  Like a less-psychedelic Sturgill Simpson, his gritty lyrics and soulful voice are the selling points.

HIGH POINTS: Nobody to Blame; Might As Well Get Stoned; Fire Away; Was It 26; the Devil Named Music

04) DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE – Nashville Obsolete

The flip-side of the Gillian Welch coin, featuring her musical partner Dave Rawlings on vocals, this album was worth the six-year wait.  Something like bluegrass chamber music, this progressive strain of string music is free to explore unusual arrangements and forms, nevertheless coming out sounding instantly memorable.  They define “playing well together.”

HIGH POINTS: the Weekend; the Trip; Candy; Bodysnatchers; Short Haired Woman Blues

03) LETTUCE – Crush

Guessing from the title, this jazz-funk-with-an-electro-twist octet sets out to “crush it” and largely succeeds on their 4th studio outing.  Their soundtrack-to-an-unmade-70s-era-action-flick formula continues to serve them well and this project (one of several some of the members regularly play with) has gained enough muscle mass to stand on its own two dancing feet.

HIGH POINTS: the Lobbyist; Pocket Change; He Made a Woman Out of Me: Phyllis; the New Reel

02) BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR – Space Is Still the Place

My favorite out-of-left-field jamband listen of the year.  The new lineup of this Austin band hits all the high notes, both on the record and in a live setting.  For fans of the thick-and-dreamy psychedelic aesthetic, get on board with this band now before they start playing rooms too big to let the sound envelop you, and get ready to enjoy a nice trip somewhere in orbit when you’ve discovered your feet have left the ground.

HIGH POINTS: Escape Velocity; Dreamlove; Infinite Cities; Slipstream; Ouroboros; Ghost Dance

01) MY MORNING JACKET – the Waterfall

This release from Jim James and company seems more intentionally atmospheric than their previous releases, implying a vast and varied – possibly alien – landscape.  These songs play out like postcards from another world.  MMJ may not be mapping out any new emotional territory, but they do it with such astonishing flair it makes you think it’s all brand new.  This one hangs together nicely as an album, and deserves to be listened to as such.

HIGH POINTS: Compound Fracture; Spring (Among the Living); Only Memories Remain; Tropics (Erase Traces); In Its Infancy (the Waterfall); Big Decisions


BEST 15 SINGLES

Glorious in its borrowing from arrangements and instrumentation of the past.  Solid sonic ear candy.

A seemingly random assemblage of noises on first listen, these noises proved to fix themselves in my brain for months.

Jangly and retro in all the right ways.  Sonically urgent yet emotionally reserved; good driving music.

Just two people haven’t produced recordings this dense since the White Stripes broke up.  Utterly hypnotic.

Like the soundtrack to a David Lynch film which never existed.  Gloomy lyrics juxtaposed with a rockabilly beat and a dreamy sensibility.

Funky as all get-out.  Sounds like music from a 70s-era blaxploitation flick, if Bootsy Collins had produced it in the 80s.

Folky and atmospheric in Josh Tillman’s inimitable idiom.  He owns the Indie Folk genre like a boss, and has a real talent for aggrandizing the mundane.

One of my favorite producers.  He has a way of taking old jazz records and reworking them into something which sounds absolutely contemporary and danceable.

One of the hookiest sides G. Love and Special Sauce have released in recent memory.  Not so much a return to form as an interesting step in a new direction.

I don’t normally go in much for the guy-with-a-guitar thing, but this is one of the prettiest recordings I heard in 2015.  Seemingly simplistic, but memorable and beautifully textured. 

Opening with a retro-sounding, organ-drenched riff reminiscent of the late-60s track “Chest Fever” from The Band (which Panic has famously covered in the past), this touring monster of an outfit proves again they can stamp out perfect 4-minute recordings when the mood strikes and the planets align.

Goofy and sexy, like a robot trying to out-disco-dance John Travolta.  This recording is a call-back to when songs were just stupid, catchy, and fun.  The lyric “I’m a man with very specific taste” makes me wonder if it was tied in (no pun intended) to the film version of “50 Shades of Grey,” but not enough to actually investigate further.

He’s like a lyrical terminator: he can’t be bargained with, he can’t be reasoned with, and he absolutely will not stop.  The bassline coupled with the rapid-fire verses make this one of McMurtry’s grooviest sides of all time, and a great jam to see live; it’s like dance music smothered in gravy.  I hope he never stops writing and performing.

Taylor Goldsmith (and co-writer Jonny Fritz) have fashioned the perfect Emo-Indie-Folk side.  It’s charming, nostalgic, and by the end, so subdued it almost hurts.  At the point where most bands would fire up the bombast with a drum kit and a heavy bassline and crushingly jam on for several minutes, this song just stops and leaves you wanting more.

Although released at the tail end of 2014, this single really came into its own in 2015, racking up many weeks at #1 on the pop charts worldwide.  Don’t let that fool you, though, it’s really an incredible record.  Just about every band covered it.  Oddly, its ubiquity did nothing to dilute my enthusiasm for hearing it when it came on the radio.  It practically dares you not to get up and dance.



BEST 5 LIVE ALBUMS

GRATEFUL DEAD – 30 Trips Around the Sun  (box set, featuring recordings from 1965-1995) 
The limited edition physical artifact is a beautiful piece of work, and worth the money for the die hard fan.  The “Definitive Live Story” 4 CD sampler is a more affordable option.

GOV’T MULE featuring JOHN SCOFIELD – Sco-Mule (recorded Sep 22 and 23, 1999 the Roxy, Atlanta, GA) 
One of the best collaborative live releases ever from the Mule archives, especially if you love blistering guitar work.  Scofield, of course, paints Mule “jazzier” than usual.

PHISH – Amsterdam (box set, recorded Feb 17, 1997 and Jul 1-2, 1997 Paradiso, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) 
Phish Phans will be happy at the inclusion of some set list rarities, but even the common numbers get better-than-average treatment.  Great shows from a great period.

GREGG ALLMAN BAND – Back to Macon, GA  (recorded Jan 14, 2014 Grand Opera House Theatre, Macon, GA)
It’s not often that you get to hear completely new arrangements of some of your favorite songs from their originator.  The addition of horns to these classics sounds so good I wonder why it didn’t happen sooner.

BOB MARLEY & the WAILERS – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78 (recorded Jun 8, 1978 Music Hall, Boston, MA) 
Hindsight has granted us the knowledge that Bob fronted a formidable live combo.  Here we get the added bonus (on DVD) of seeing him toss his dreads and lithely prowl the stage like a lion of Judah.



BEST 5 COVER SONGS

GRUPO FANTASMA – Porque (from the album ‘Problemas’) Psychedelic reworking of the Beatles’ Abbey Road track “Because” in Spanish.  One of the best Beatles covers of all time.

GOV’T MULE – Can’t You Hear Me Knocking (from the Record Store Day release ‘Stoned Side of the Mule Volume 2,’ recorded 10/31/09 in Philadelphia) Takes the original and, like Spinal Tap, turns it up to eleven.

RYAN ADAMS – Bad Blood (from the album ‘1989’) Since Taylor Swift has abandoned “country” for “pop” music, perhaps Mr. Adams saw fit to reclaim these songs for the country-minded.  Or maybe he just wants a date and is trying to get her to notice him.

WIDESPREAD PANIC w/ CHRIS ROBINSON, NEAL CASAL and ADAM MacDOUGALL – New Speedway Boogie (recorded 3/28/15 the Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV) Top-notch collaborative effort, somehow more magical than Dead covers done by either band individually.

UMPHREY’S McGEE – I Want You [She’s So Heavy] (from ‘the London Session’) A popular Abbey Road song to cover among jambands, but this one was actually recorded at the Abbey Road studios, so it has extra sparkle.







BEST 10 LIVE ACTS I SAW IN 2015

All these bands are worth the price of admission because they will musically transport you to other worlds, if you’re willing to take the trip.

DAKHABRAKHA

LEFTOVER SALMON

WIDESPREAD PANIC

JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY

KARL DENSON’S TINY UNIVERSE

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD

BRIGHT LIGHT SOCIAL HOUR

NEW MASTERSOUNDS

TAUK


BEST “COUCH TOUR”

FARE THEE WELL (4th of July weekend, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL) For those of us unable to make the trek in person, we still got to feel like we were witnessing a little bit of jamband history.

Lucky rascals Josh and Tara at Soldier Field via facebook


BEST 5 LOCAL ALBUMS

STORMING the BEACHES with LOGOS in HAND – Southwick Howls
Despite having a name too large to fit on a marquee, this doesn’t come off a pompous art rock so much as an ambitious homage to concept albums of yore.  Luke Carr spent years assembling just the right musicians to pull this one off and it was an effort worth making.

the NOMS – Something Beautiful
Though they might lean a little “poppy” for my taste, this band definitely delivers on both the songwriting and musicianship level.  Definitely crowd-pleasers in a live setting.  Check out the pairing of ‘Queen (intro)’ and ‘Queen’ for a taste of their potential grandeur.

DAVID BERKELEY – Cardboard Boat
Meant to accompany Berkeley’s novella, ‘the Free Brontosaurus,’ this album is a narrative expedition in its own right.  Overflowing with simple, quiet beauty.  My favorites include ‘Broken Crown,’ ‘Cardboard Boat,’ ‘Last Round,’ and ‘Hole in My Heart.’

BILL PALMER – Under Endless Skies
A solid, sometimes smoldering, collection of love songs from one of Frogville recording studios’ architects.  Sequenced as though a secret diary of feelings as they change through a series of partners, or perhaps navigating different aspects of the same partner.

DRASTIC ANDREW – Live Without Warning
Assembling some of Santa Fe’s best musicians, Andrew MacLauchlan has again recorded some great songs.  The theatricality of some of his pieces leads me to believe he could benefit from a more cohesive theme in the future but, in the meantime, most of these songs stand quite nicely on their own.




BEST SHOW of POTENTIAL – MORE, PLEASE!

While these bands may not have made the official list this time around, I encourage them to keep up the good work.  They are proof that interesting sounds can come from just about anywhere, utilizing and combining just about any style of music.

MIKE FRANK & FRIENDS

CASCADIA ‘10

FRESH HOPS

JOHN GINTY

GANGSTAGRASS

ZONGO JUNCTION

AMERICAN AQUARIUM

the ORANGE CONSTANT

CHESSBOXER

DANK


That’s it for this year’s listmania.  Stay toasty, my friends (^_^)

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

TnJ 576 (1/7/16)

As promised – the Best of 2015, Part Deux (^_^)

-HOUR ONE-

CIRCLES AROUND the SUN – Space Wheel  (2015 Interludes for the Dead)
DAVE RAWLINGS MACHINE – the Weekend  (2015 Nashville Obsolete)
JAMES McMURTRY – How’m I Gonna Find You Now  (2015 Complicated Game)
DJANGO DJANGO – Shake & Tremble  (2015 Born Under Saturn)
WILCO – Random Name Generator  (2015 Star Wars)
BECK – Dreams  (2015 digital single)
ISRAEL NASH – Lavendula  (2015 Silver Season)
RYAN ADAMS – Bad Blood  (2015 1989)

-HOUR TWO-

WARREN HAYNES w/ RAILROAD EARTH and GRACE POTTER – Gold Dust Woman  (2015 Ashes & Dust)
KELLER WILLIAMS – Making It Rain  (2015 Vape)
MOCEAN WORKER – Soul Swing  (2015 Mocean Worker)
NEW MASTERSOUNDS – Made for Pleasure  (2015 Made for Pleasure)
REVEREND PEYTON’S BIG DAMN BAND – Pickin’ Pawpaws  (2015 So Delicious)
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND – Drawing a Melody  (2015 Black Sheep)
CHESSBOXER – Bacon  (2015 Apollo EP)
SAINT MOTEL – My Type  (2014 Ace in the Hole)
NEIL YOUNG – Ten Men Workin’  (2015 Bluenote Café, 4/18/88 the World, New York, NY)
GREGG ALLMAN BAND – Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More  (2015 Back to Macon, GA, 1/14/14 Grand Opera House Theatre)
BOB MARLEY & the WAILERS – No Woman, No Cry  (2015 Easy Skanking in Boston ’78, 6/8/78 Music Hall, Boston, MA)

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Look for a detailed list of 2015's grooviest grooves coming soon...

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Thursday, December 31, 2015

TnJ 575 (12/31/15)

My cup runneth over.  Here's some of this year's toastiest grooves: albums, singles, new bands, archival releases, and more rolling your way next week with The Best of 2015 - Part II!  Happy New Year, everyone (^_^) TOAST

-HOUR ONE-

MY MORNING JACKET – In Its Infancy [the Waterfall]  (2015 the Waterfall)
LORD HURON – the World Ender  (2015 Strange Trails)
UNCLE LUCIUS – Wheels in Motion  (2015 the Light)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Here Comes Sunshine  (2015 the Definitive Live Story 1965-1995, 11/14/73 San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA)
FAT FREDDY’S DROP – Fish in the Sea  (2015 Bays)
LETTUCE – Phyllis  (2015 Crush)
JOSÉ GONZÁLES – Leaf Off / the Cave  (2015 Vestiges & Claws)
the ORANGE CONSTANT – Breeze  (2015 Time to Go)
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD – Shore Power  (2015 Betty’s Blends Volume Two, 4/30/14 Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA)

-HOUR TWO-

PHISH – the Squirming Coil > Down with Disease > Carini > Taste > Down with Disease > Suzy Greenberg > Prince Caspian  (2015 Amsterdam [box set], 2/17/97 Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

TnJ 574 (12/17/15)

"The existential reality, I mean the REAL reality, is note-to-note, but the fact is that, for me, music is like a thing of hunts...of sentences.  For me an idea is not one note.  An idea is, like, a sentence, or a paragraph sometimes."  ~ Jerry Garcia, from 'Jerry on Jerry' edited by Dennis McNally

-HOUR ONE-

MY MORNING JACKET – Steam Engine > Only Memories Remain > Steam Engine  (8/14/15 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO) livedownloads.com
DENNIS McNALLY – Jerry Garcia on His Philosophy of Playing Music (2015 Jerry on Jerry print and audio book)
JOHN COLTRANE – India  (1997 the Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings, 11/1/61 Greenwich Village, New York, NY)
ROLLING STONES – You Got the Silver  (2013 Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live)
BILLY GIBBONS and the BFGs – You’re What’s Happenin’ Baby  (2015 Perfectamundo) 

-HOUR TWO-

UMPHREY’s McGEE – Driven to Tears > Cleveland jam  (10/22/14 House of Blues, Cleveland, OH) livedownloads.com
LETTUCE – Silverdome  (2015 Crush)
KELLER WILLIAMS w/the TRAVELIN’ McCOURYS – the Drop  (2015 Vape)
FRESH HOPS – 27  (2014 Everyone Act Normal)
ROB DRABKIN – Little Steps  (2015 Live, Vol. 2)
BOB DYLAN – Absolutely Sweet Marie  (2015 the Bootleg Series, vol. 12, the Cutting Edge 1965-1966)
WOOD BROTHERS – Never and Always  (2015 Paradise)
PHISH – What’s the Use  (1999 the Siket Disc)

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HOWLIN' HOLIDAY JAM BENEFIT for NEW DAY


MY MORNING JACKET RED ROCKS 2016

These tickets go on sale to the GP on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 10 am MST.  Should be an epic event (^_^) TOAST

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

TnJ 573 (12/10/15)

-HOUR ONE- 

GOV’T MULE w/ DAVE SCHOOLS and KARL DENSON – Blind Man in the Dark  (2003 the Deepest End, Live in Concert)
the DOORS – Alabama Song [Whiskey Bar]>Back Door Man>Five to One  (2007 Live in Boston 1970, 4/10/70 Boston Arena)
BUDDY GUY – Whiskey, Beer & Wine  (2015 Born to Play Guitar)
TURQUAZ – Nightswimming  (2015 Digitonium)
PROTOJE – All Will Have to Change  (2015 Ancient Future)

-HOUR TWO-

TAUK – Dirty Mouth  (2015 Headroom)
DISPLACED PEOPLES – Passage  (2015 Sum of All Parts)
LEFTOVER SALMON – Tangled Up in Blue  (2015 25)
CHESSBOXER – Calon Lan  (2015 Apollo EP)
JACKIE GREENE – You Can’t Have Bad Luck All the Time  (2015 Back to Birth)
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – In Memory of Elizabeth Reed  (1995 an Evening with the Allman Brothers Band - 2nd Set, ca. 1994)
ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – Dreams  (2014 All My Friends – Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, 1/10/14 Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA)

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

TnJ 572 (12/3/15)

-HOUR ONE-

MIGHTY DIAMONDS – Touch of Grey  (2015 Fire on the Mountain – Reggae Celebrates Grateful Dead)
STICK FIGURE w/ KBONG – Smiles on Faces  (2015 Set in Stone)
MY MORNING JACKET – I’m Amazed  (8/14/15 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO) livedownloads.com
ROLLING STONES w/ ERIC CLAPTON – Brown Sugar [alternate version]  (2015 Sticky Fingers [deluxe edition])
OZZY OSBOURNE – Crazy Train  (1980 Blizzard of Ozz)
ROGER WATERS – Another Brick in the Wall, Part 1 > the Happiest Days of Our Lives > Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2  (2015 Roger Waters the Wall)
WIDESPREAD PANIC – Have a Cigar  (10/31/15 US Cellular Center, Asheville, NC) livewidespreadpanic.com
UMPHREY’S McGEE – Where Is My Mind?  (11/8/14 Madison, WI) livedownloads.com

-HOUR TWO-

BOY & BEAR – Showdown  (2015 Limit of Love)
NEIL YOUNG – Don’t Take Your Love Away from Me  (2015 Bluenote Café, ca. 1988)
G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE w/ OZOMATLI – Let’s Have a Good Time  (2015 Love Saves the Day)
FREEKBASS – Don’t Waste My Time  (2015 Cincinnati)
GREGG ALLMAN – Statesboro Blues  (2015 Back to Macon, GA, 1/14/14 Grand Opera House Theatre)
CORAL CREEK – Way Back  (2015 Coral Creek)
TOMMY EMMANUEL – Hope Street  (2015 It’s Never Too Late)
BLACK CROWES – Smile  (2013 Wiser for the Time, ca. 2010)
CIRCLES AROUND the SUN – Gilbert’s Groove  (2015 Interludes for the Dead)

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Monday, November 30, 2015

TnJ 571 (11/26/15)

Rolling Another All-Grateful Thanksgiving Special Session!


-HOUR ONE-

GRATEFUL DEAD – Not Fade Away > Mason’s Children > Caution [Do Not Stop On Tracks]  (1996 Dick’s Picks Volume Four, 2/14/70 Fillmore East, New York, NY)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Playing in the Band  (2015 Dave’s Picks Volume 13, 2/24/74 Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA)

-HOUR TWO-

GRATEFUL DEAD – Franklin’s Tower  (2015 30 Trips Around the Sun, 9/28/75 Lindley Meadows, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA)
GRATFEUL DEAD – Deal  (2015 Dave’s Picks Volume 15, 4/22/78 Municipal Auditorium, Nashville, TN)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Terrapin Station  (2003 the Closing of Winterland, 12/31/78 Winterland Arena, San Francisco, CA)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain  (2005 Grateful Dead Download Series Volume 5, 3/27/88 Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Visions of Johanna  (2015 30 Trips Around the Sun, 2/21/95 Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT)

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

TnJ 570 (11/19/15)

-HOUR ONE-

ROG & the TRIBE – Kashmir / Mistral Wind  (2015 Rog & the Tribe – Live1)
CONSIDER the SOURCE – So Say We All III  (2015 World War Trio Parts II + III)
TREVOR HALL – Back to You  (2015 KALA)
BLACK MASALA – Cool Breeze  (2015 I Love You Madly)
SLIGHTLY STOOPID – Time Won’t Wait  (2015 Meanwhile…Back at the Lab)
the REVIVALISTS – Bulletproof  (2015 Men Amongst Mountains)

-HOUR TWO-

REVEREND SHAWN AMOS – Will You Be Mine  (2015 the Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You)
LEFTOVER SALMON – Rag Mama Rag  (2015 25)
LEFTOVER SALMON – Euphoria  (2015 25)
GRATEFUL DEAD w/ the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND – Turn On Your Love Light  (2/11/70 Fillmore East, New York City, NY)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

TnJ 569 (11/12/15)


Happy 70th birthday to one of our "Legends of Live," Neil Young.

-HOUR ONE-

JERRY GARCIA BAND – Stop That Train  (2015 On Broadway: Act One, 10/28/87 Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Manhattan, NY)
STEEL PULSE – Franklin’s Tower  (2015 Fire on the Mountain – Reggae Celebrates Grateful Dead)
TREY ANASTASIO – Sometime After Sunset  (2015 Paper Wheels)
DRASTIC ANDREW – Every Minute of Today  (2015 Live Without Warning)
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE – Born in Ontario  (2012 Psychedelic Pill)
NEIL YOUNG – Like a Hurricane  (1977 American Stars ‘n Bars)
BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD – Expecting to Fly  (1967 Buffalo Springfield Again)
AU PAIR – One-Armed Candy Bear  (2015 One Armed Candy Bear)

-HOUR TWO-

GOV’T MULE w/ HOOK HERRERA, LUTHER DICKINSON, CODY DICKINSON, ARTIMUS PYLE – 32/20 Blues  (“Another One for Woody” 11/22/10 Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY) livedownloads.com
BOB DYLAN – Visions of Johanna  (2015 the Bootleg Series, vol. 12, the Cutting Edge 1965-1966)
JOHN GINTY – Arrivals  (2014 Bad News Travels [live])
HERBIE HANCOCK – Cantaloupe Island  (2013 Herbie Hancock – the Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988 [box set], 1974 Dedication [Japanese-only release])
XAVIER RUDD & the UNITED NATIONS – Nanna  (2015 Nanna)

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