David Lynch’s Festival of Disruption, LA

Disruption is a positive and necessary phase in the human evolution. Who better than David Lynch to lead the charge in October in LA. I’d love to attend this event as a major fan of David Lynch’s genius.

I see the music of Twin Peaks, which I find hauntingly beautiful, will be performed at this event.

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Leadbelly at 125 Tribute

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will top a star-studded lineup for “Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster” on April 25 at the Kennedy Center.

Lead Belly is one of the mainstays of American folk music. A master storyteller through song, he (Huddie William Ledbetter) blended the sound of traditional folk with blues, work songs, and spirituals to create a body of music that ranks with the catalogues of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, America’s other folk music stalwarts.

lullaby and The Ceaseless Roar – Robert Plant

Robert Plant’s new album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, will be released September 9 on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records. Produced by Robert Plant, the album is his label début and features 11 new recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters.

“It’s really a celebratory record, powerful, gritty, African, Trance meets Zep,” Plant says. “The whole impetus of my life as a singer has to be driven by a good brotherhood. I am very lucky to work with The Sensational Space Shifters. They come from exciting areas of contemporary music…I have been around awhile and I ask myself, do I have anything to say? Is there a song still inside me? In my heart? I see life and what’s happening to me. Along the trail there are expectations, disappointments, happiness, questions and strong relationships,” Plant explains, “… and now I’m able to express my feelings through melody, power and trance; together in a kaleidoscope of sound, colour, and friendship.”

Here is an Official Track, “Rainbow”…

MOJO 248 / June 2014

The latest issue of MOJO magazine celebrates the power and the glory of Led Zeppelin via a 21-page Zep-fest that features an exclusive interview with Jimmy Page, a countdown of the band’s 50 greatest tracks (Compiled by MOJO and its readers!) and a verdict on the new expanded album remasters.

Led Zeppelin, Dancing Days Are Here Again!

What a great one-two punch for Led Zeppelin and their fans.

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First, we learn that Led Zeppelin will be one of the recipients of the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. on December 2nd. Led Zeppelin will receive 1) honors as a band, then 2) John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant will each receive Kennedy Center Honors. We will get a nice day after Christmas present as the event will air December 26th on CBS.

Second, it was announced today that a theatrical release of Led Zeppelin’s 2007 one-night-only reunion concertCelebration Day will be distributed on 1,500 screens on October 17th. The recorded concert from December 10th, 2007 at London’s 02 Arena will later be issued on “multiple audio and video formats” on November 19th. I am rubbing my hands with glee over these eventualities.

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Dancing days are here again as the summer evenings grow 
I got my flower, I got my power, I got a woman who knows. 

Chorus: I said it’s alright. You know it’s alright – I guess it’s all in my heart 

You’ll be my only, my one and only. Is that the way it should start?

Oh Yeah and then some 😉

Gregg Allman – Low Country Blues – Daily Post 2011 #11

Gregg Allman at New Orleans Jazz Fest
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A renewed artist with a new lease on life after a successful liver transplant, Gregg Allman takes us back to the roots of American music with a gritty collection of classic country blues covers. The winning combination of Gregg Allman with distinguished vocals coupled with the instinctual music producer with the midas touch, T-Bone Burnett offers us a unique blend of music.

The recording utilizes the formula T-Bone Burnett chose with Robert Plant and Allison Krause for the Raising Sand CD. Place the musician in a natural music setting with stylistic period musicians as the support infrastructure and explore indigenous music.

This video gives you the panorama of the making of Low Country Blues.

Gregg’s notable side musicians include Dr. John on piano , Doyle Bramhall II on guitar, bassist Dennis Crouch and drummer Jay Bellerose.

Get an early listen to Gregg Allman’s Low Country Blues for free, click on over to NPR’s First Listen….

Track List:

1. Floating Bridge (Sleepy John Estes)

2. Little By Little (Junior Wells)

3. Devil Got My Woman (Skip James)

4. I Can’t Be Satisfied (Muddy Waters)

5. Blind Man (Bobby Bland)

6. Just Another Rider (Gregg Allman & Warren Haynes)

7. Please Accept My Love (BB King)

8. I Believe I’ll Go Back Home (Traditional)

9. Tears Tears Tears (Amos Milburn)

10. My Love is Your Love (Samuel Maghett)

11. Checking On My Baby (Otis Rush)

12. Rolling Stone (Traditional)