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New Music from South Central Arkansas | Jason Greenlaw and The Groove
Playing over 100 shows per year, Jason Greenlaw and The Groove, are one of South Central Arkansas' most successful regional touring bands. Jason Greenlaw, founder and lead guitarist of the group, is in a word, unique. He has the weather-worn, gravelly singing voice of a southern bluesman, but with a delivery that's pure soul-driven jamrock -- so cool. Give this band a listen. You'll be glad you did.

Here's an introductory video produced by fully complimentary to support this exciting young artist as he makes his approach onto the national scene.

Can You Dig It is the tune I provide here with a quick intro of the band.

Discography Groove Train The EP Release Date: Oct 2008

Soulburn Release Date: Sept 2009

Band Members: Jason Greenlaw, Guitar/Vocals; Joey Musick, Bass; Congo Phredd, Drums

by Gen Cole
Indie Music Publicist 1 Comment :: Permalink :: Fri 1/7/2011 4:52 PM
Ian Newberry's band, Smokey's Farmland Band, open for Willie Nelson in New Orleans, and Sam Bush in Atlanta
Ian Newberry has been playing professionally on the local scene in Atlanta, GA, since he was a young teenager. Local music enthusiasts would find him popping up on stages all around town and at popular music festivals, sharing the stage with major artists who appreciated his exceptional guitar talent and unique playing style.

Today, Ian is working hard to take one of his own bands, Smokey's Farmland Band, to the next level. (Ian also is the front man for Newberry Jam.) In one amazing stroke of brilliance, the band landed an opening slot October 14, 2010, for country/rock legend, Willie Nelson, at the House of Blues, New Orleans, LA.

Live Nation Promotions Assistant, Erick Greene provided the House of Blue's production sheet that night to share here.

The video here is Smokey's Farmland Band opening for another great music artist just one week later, Sam Bush, at Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, October 21, 2010. Ian and the boys are definitely onto something and it's obvious their road to national fame has them cruising in the fast lane.

written by
Gen Cole

Smokey's Farmland Band Website:
0 Comments :: Permalink :: Tue 10/26/2010 9:58 AM
Multi-Grammy Nominee, Kim Stone, has promotional video and two new songs streaming on

Kim Stone’s new project, A New Brain For Arnie, has the multi-Grammy Nominee collaborating live, onstage with a seasoned group of musicians, including Michael Reese (guitar), Bryant C. Jones (keys), Dewey Steele (drums), and Wayne Hammerstadt (guitar). The band’s debut CD, Nobody Ever Wins The Giant Panda, was released in November, 2009, and features music created and recorded 100% in the moment. Performing to sold-out venues in Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs, Colorado, for five years, A New Brain For Arnie is ready to showcase their 100% improvisational style with a regional tour beginning in the state of Colorado, with future tours to include the northwest and southwest areas of the U.S., and beyond. They are already fielding requests for shows in Chicago, IL and Madison, WI.

Says the band’s manager, Gen Cole, “A New Brain For Arnie combines the creative dynamics of jazz with the sensibilities of rock...pushing the envelope on what is often labeled jam rock or jamband.” An engaging, often humorous live interview with Kim Stone, the band’s founder, by Walt 'Mr. G' Gnu of 91.7 FM WSUM, Madison, WI, is presented here...

Colorado-based writer and photographer, Butch Leitz, describes the band in a recent show review… “Their sound is like this: throw the incessant drive and quirkiness of Weather Report’s Birdland together with a little lighthearted hoedown country rock from Little Feat’s Dixie Chicken, squeeze out some of Frank Zappa’s trippier backgrounds and wall-of-sound psychedelica with rapid-fire guitar arpeggios, jam on a little Duane Allman overlaying some funked out James Brown groove and break it down with reggae accents and you have an idea of what can go down.” (The Gazette, Colorado Springs, CO)

A promotional video and two new compositions from the group’s debut CD are streaming on

0 Comments :: Permalink :: Wed 9/8/2010 9:45 AM
Hookahville 33 | Steve Sweney and Warren Haynes onstage!

Steve Sweney, Guitarist, ekoostik hookah, joins Warren Haynes, Guitarist, Gov't Mule, onstage at Hookahville 33, Saturday night, May 29, 2010, at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. There is another shorter version of this video on YouTube. YouTube only allows videos less than 10 minutes and this is almost 13! ;) Song: Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home
0 Comments :: Permalink :: Sat 6/5/2010 11:30 AM
A New Brain For Arnie | Music So Good It Will Melt Your Brain...
Hey now, that's just a little saying being circulated in the mountains of Colorado Springs -- 'Music So Good It Will Melt Your Brain!'

A New Brain For Arnie is an innovative new Jazz/Jam/Rock band led by Five-Time Grammy-Nominated Kim Stone, Bassist (a'la, The Rippingtons, Spyro Gyra, & Firefall). The band's music is a listening pleasure for the most consummate music lover.

Here's a little sample off their NOV 2009 debut recording, Nobody Ever Wins The Giant Panda. This tune is called Part 4.

Band Members:
Kim Stone, Bass;
Michael Reese, Guitar;
Bryant Jones, Keys;
Wayne Hammerstadt, Guitar; and
Dewey Steele, Drums

Gen Cole 0 Comments :: Permalink :: Sun 2/21/2010 9:18 AM
Yonrico Scott Accepts Grammy for Derek Trucks Band | Best Contemporary Blues Album for Already Free
The Derek Trucks Band (dTb) was the winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album for their 2009 release, Already Free, at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony. Together as a band for sixteen years, they have earned their place in history for their outstanding musical talent and accomplishment in delivering an album worthy of the highest award in the music industry.

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony was held January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Yonrico Scott, Drums, dTb, was there to accept this most prestigious award on behalf of his fellow bandmates, Derek Trucks, Guitar, Mike Mattison, Vocal, Todd Smallie, Bass, Kofi Burbridge, Flute/Keys, and Count M'butu, Percussion. Congratulations, dTb!

This is the pre-telecast portion of the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards which was offered live on prior to the CBS awards show. Here is Yonrico accepting the award!

written by Gen Cole 0 Comments :: Permalink :: Tue 2/2/2010 4:15 PM
Discordian Society to Open for Yonrico Scott's Funk Extreme, Atlanta, GA, August 28th
Discordian Society, an Asheville, NC based band, today announced they have landed an opportunity to open for Yonrico Scott's Funk Extreme, at the Five Spot in Atlanta, GA, on August 28th, 2009.

Discordian Society, with its unique musical style blending jazz, rock, and funk , stands to gain instant regional recognition as a fast-rising independent music artist in the Southeast.

Members of Yonrico Scott's Funk Extreme include keyboardist, Kofi Burbridge (brother of Allman Brothers’ bassist, Oteil Burbridge), and bassist, Todd Smallie. Scott, Burbridge (Kofi), and Smallie are all members of the Derek Trucks Band. Additional artists joining Yonrico on stage include Mace Hibbard, Bruno Speight, and Gary Wilkens.

This opening gig is a spot many young Jam Rock music artists would consider pivotal.

About Discordian Society: Discordian Society (DS), based in Asheville, NC, was formed in October 2001. DS, a staple of the Southeast for eight years, has branded its own eclectic musical style, spanning elements of jazz, rock, and hard-driving funk rhythms. With influences ranging from Zappa and John Xorn, to Jaco Pastorius and Primus, DS delivers a diverse musical experience.


Please direct all press inquiries to:
Gen Cole
Publicist | Media Relations
678-459-2751 0 Comments :: Permalink :: Sat 8/22/2009 11:52 PM
PGroove's Amberland 2004 Flashback!

Perpetual Groove's Amberland 2009, being held May 22nd - 24th in Lafayette, GA, promises to be an incredible festival.  But what was Amberland like just five years ago?  I sifted through a bunch of photos I took at Amberland V, Saturday afternoon, May 29, 2004, and created this video slideshow for all those wanting to take a quick flashback in time...  to a more quaint, private time with PGroove.  This journey back in time also includes PGroove's 420 show at Variety Playhouse, hosted by HEAD DJ & Jam Guru, Jeff Dunham, of the now defunct Z93 Classic Rock Station in Atlanta, GA. 
by Gen Cole
Next Stop: WAKARUSA, June 4-6, 2009.
0 Comments :: Permalink :: Mon 4/27/2009 9:24 AM
Derek Trucks Band on LA's KLOS Radio Live in less than an hour! -- Listen Online...


Today, Thursday, April 16, 2009, just announced, less than hour from now, a live interview with the Derek Trucks Band.  Tune in to Los Angeles radio station, KOLS, right now and hear the dTb Live Interview here:


1 Comment :: Permalink :: Thu 4/16/2009 8:54 AM
Dubconscious Video News: NonViolent CD Release, Variety Playhouse, Jan 23 2009

Atlanta, GA:  Dubconscious produced an incredible 'psychedelic jam' experience for all those attending this sold-out show at Variety Playhouse, Friday, January 23, 2009.  Gen Cole with captured several video clips throughout the night, and has brought them together here... in this video recap to give an idea of the show from beginning to end.  Dubconscious from Athens, GA, regularly tours the country and is currently on a cross-country tour -- treating each stop along the way as a CD Release Party for their latest release, NonViolent.  

Check this link for dates & tour info:

Click here to download 'Unify' a great cut off their 2009 release, NonViolent.

A video collection of clips from Dubconscious' performance at Variety Playhouse in the Little Five Points Neighborhood of Atlanta, GA,

Friday, January 23, 2009.



0 Comments :: Permalink :: Thu 2/12/2009 1:34 PM
Derek Trucks – Why He Switched Guitars on Conan O’Brien Show, Jan 9 2009



by  - During an interview one day after their appearance on the show, 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' on NBC, dTb Drummer, Yonrico Scott, explains why Derek switched guitars during the song, "Down in the Flood" on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien,’ January 8, 2009 (1:33am EST).

1 Comment :: Permalink :: Mon 1/26/2009 8:51 AM
Derek Trucks Band Musical Guest on Conan, Jan 8, 2008 (1:33 AM EST NBC)

Atlanta's own, Yonrico Scott, along with the entire Derek Trucks Band, appeared on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' as the show's musical guest last night (Jan 8, 1:33AM EST on NBC). The Band was on Conan promoting their latest release, 'Already Free' which is available in stores next week, and to announce their North American Tour which launches Feb 6, 2009 in Portland, Maine. Go2 to see the replay (if avail.)  
0 Comments :: Permalink :: Thu 1/8/2009 7:55 AM
eKoostiK hooKah's Idea of Time...

A grassroots video interview with one of the country's most well-respected, long-established Jam Rock bands. And, yeah, they certainly put the ROCK in Jam Rock!

Atlanta, GA: Columbus, Ohio-based eKoostiK hooKah share some great tidbits regarding their history and their music today during this impromptu 'behind the scenes' interview by Gen Cole of just moments before they hit the stage for the first night of re-recording a LIVE version of their first release, Under Full Sail, at TreeSound Studio in Atlanta, GA. hooKah has an incredible Jam Rock history since their inception in 1991, and produce one of the USA's largest Jam Rock music festivals, hooKahville!

(This is a remix of the original "grassroots" interview captured by Cole using her personal Sony digital camera, Friday Nov 17, 2006.)

eKoostiK hooKah - -

-Gen Cole,

7 Comments :: Permalink :: Thu 12/4/2008 5:29 AM