A Country Mouse in the Big City; Furthur at Radio City Music Hall 2/23/10

A Country Mouse in the Big City; Furthur at Radio City Music Hall 2/23/10

Article by AB Garrod I made plans to go to New York City to see some friends and check out Alphabet Soup, a jazz/hip-hop band featuring Kenny Brooks of RatDog and Dred Scott, a pianist who plays in Brooklyn frequently. They were playing a late night show on a Tuesday, so it was easy...
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Furthur On Down The Road; February 20th at the Utica Auditorium

Furthur On Down The Road; February 20th at the Utica Auditorium

Article By Chris Baker I was 15 years old the last time I saw Phil Lesh and Bob Weir take the stage together. My father took me to an all-day festival at the Vernon Downs Speedway in upstate New York. The Dead (as they were called at that time) and Willie Nelson were the...
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JBO Reviews a Cold Winters Night in Louisville with Yonder Mountain String Band

JBO Reviews a Cold Winters Night in Louisville with Yonder Mountain String Band

Article by Sarah Powell Cassada My friends were in complete and total disbelief that I had never been to a Yonder Mountain String Band show.  To be honest, I’d barely heard of them, let alone be able to recognize them if their music piped through my speakers.  And, so, as an excuse to get...
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JBO Celebrates Mardi Gras with a Flashback to The Warehouse; THE New Orleans Venue of the 1970’s

JBO Celebrates Mardi Gras with a Flashback to The Warehouse; THE New Orleans Venue of the 1970’s

Article by Kim Welsh Photos by Sidney Smith (SidneySmithPhotos.com) The Warehouse was THE rock venue of New Orleans during the 1970s and in many ways it was a house of the rising sun.  It was located at 1820 Tchoupitoulas Street on the bank of the muddy Mississippi River.  It began as a cotton warehouse...
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A Taper’s Section Night to Remember…Grateful Dead Play Chapel Hill 3/24/93

A Taper’s Section Night to Remember…Grateful Dead Play Chapel Hill 3/24/93

Article by James D. McCallister The Chapel Hill stop on the Grateful Dead’s 1993 Spring Tour represented a new venue for the venerable jam-rock progenitors, and as such was highly anticipated by fans. Regardless of locale, however, conventional wisdom held that any given Dead show on any night could turn out to be extraordinary,...
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Daze at the Fillmore East…Hanging Out 101

Daze at the Fillmore East…Hanging Out 101

Article by Robert Marcus Hey now, I’m Rob the Drummer and a child of the turbulent sixties. These were the times of the free speech movement, civil rights marches, and the anti war movement and the music reflected these ever changing times. Folk musicians like Bob Dylan were risking life and limb going into...
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