The HeadCount organization has offered the first glimpse of its post-election game plan, launching a poll to ask music fans what political issues should be the highest priority for Congress and the Obama administration. The poll can be found at www.HeadCount.org or by clicking here. The organization will then “stage letter-writing and awareness campaigns based on the results of this survey,” according to the website.
“We have a lot of big plans for 2009,” said HeadCount’s Executive Director Andy Bernstein. “Registering voters is just the first step. There are many ways for our community to be socially and politically active. That’s what we’re trying to achieve.”
The letter-writing campaign will debut at the Phish shows in Hampton next week. Anyone who stops by the HeadCount table will be able to pick any issue and complete a pre-printed letter to their Congressional representative, adding their own comments. This will extend to other concerts in the Spring and Summer, including the upcoming Dead Tour.
“Government works for us,” Bernstein said. “We put them in office. Now it’s time for some hands-on management.”
Nearly 30 years after Phish’s first run of shows outside of New England, previously-uncirculated audio from Colorado 1988 is now available.
Béla Fleck, who today revealed big news about his family life, will hit the road with The Flecktones this summer.
Singer/songwriter Leslie Mendelson and guitarist Steve McEwan kicked off City Vineyard’s ‘Voices On The Hudson’ series on Wednesday, JamBase contributor Dianna Hank shares her take on the performance.
Listen to Episode Six of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ featuring “The Rundown” of the latest news, “Reelin’ In The Years” with Ivan Neville & “All Access” starring Jenna Lebowitz.
Organizers of the Summer Camp Music Festival have unveiled the second round of this year’s lineup.
Check out the diverse lineup for next month’s ‘Jubilee – A Celebration Of Jerry Garcia’ benefit tribute concert.