Category: Jambands.com


Review: Bon Iver, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY – 9/17/2012

21st September

Published on Jambands.com

Full Article: http://www.jambands.com/reviews/shows/2012/09/24/bon-iver-brewery-ommegang-cooperstown-ny-9-17

Despite its remote setting in Upstate New York, the village of Cooperstown has long held a unique significance within American culture and history. Well known as the legendary birthplace of baseball, fabled author James Fenimore Cooper also set many of his greatest works in the village and its surrounding forests. On September 17, nearly two centuries after Cooper wrote his masterpiece The Last of the Mohicans, thousands gathered in the sloped clearing behind Cooperstown’s Brewery Ommegang to see another artist with deep connections to the wilderness, Justin Vernon and his band Bon Iver.


Report: Catskill Chill, Hancock, NY – 9/12/2012

12th September

Published on Jambands.com
Full Article: http://www.jambands.com/news/2012/09/10/catskill-chill-extends-the-summer-vibe

With schools back in session and only a few weeks left in the summer of 2012, a few thousand hippies and music fans convened this past weekend at Camp Minglewood in Hancock, NY for the Catskill Chill Music Festival, looking to spend some of the year’s last warm days re-living old summer camp memories and catching sets by the fantastic lineup of electronic, bluegrass, funk and jam-rock acts. Despite a brief weather interruption on the second day of the festival, the Chill delighted its record-setting crowd with its impressive and eclectic selection of music, relaxed atmosphere, comfortable accommodations and beautiful scenery. Continued…


Review: ALO, Rocks Off Concert Cruise, NYC – 7/23/2012

25th July

Published on Jambands.com
Full Article: http://www.jambands.com/reviews/shows/2012/07/25/alo-rocks-off-concert-cruise-nyc-7-23

Coming off a weekend of main stage appearances at All Good and Gathering of the Vibes Music Festivals, on July 23 California’s Animal Liberation Orchestra made the short drive into New York City to play a completely different type of venue: the main cabin of the _Jewel, a boat designed for tourist cruises of the East River. Organized by Rocks Off, who runs similar musical cruises throughout the summer with various acts, the evening offered an intimate concert experience, two great sets of ALO’s trademark funk-pop and some unbeatable views of New York. Continued…


Interview: Greensky Bluegrass: No Rules (and Kazoos)

14th July

Published on Jambands.com
Full Article: http://www.jambands.com/features/2012/07/14/greensky-bluegrass-no-rules-and-kazoos

Hailing from Kalamazoo, Michigan—the city where Orville Gibson first started building acoustic guitars and mandolins over a century ago— Greensky Bluegrass have developed a progressive style over their twelve-year career that blends contemporary musical forms with sounds that trace back to before the invention of Gibson’s Les Paul. Drawing inspiration from acoustic innovators like Béla Fleck and Sam Bush, who launched a movement with their New Grass Revival in the ‘70s and ‘80s, the band’s sound is influenced by the elder statesmen of bluegrass and jambands alike, placing them squarely on the divide between two thriving musical communities. Continued…


Report: Mountain Jam, Hunter, NY – 6/4/2012

4th June

Published on Jambands.com
Full Article: http://www.jambands.com/news/2012/06/04/levon-helm-tributes-highlight-mountain-jam-2012

Thousands of live music fans assembled at the base camp of Hunter Mountain this weekend for the eighth edition of Mountain Jam, the annual festival hosted by Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule/The Allman Brothers Band. Despite sporadic rain showers throughout the weekend, this year’s festival held a special significance for both the artists and audience as everyone gathered to mourn the recent loss of The Band’s legendary drummer, and local hero, Levon Helm. Continued…



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