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Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Circles Around the Sun & Joe Russo, The Magpie Salute, Garcia Peoples, Battles and Jim James & the Louisville Orchestra.
Circles Around The Sun and guitarist Eric Krasno opened their first tour following Neal Casal’s death on Wednesday night at The Crocodile in Seattle.
Circles Around The Sun recruited guitarist Eric Krasno for their upcoming Fall Tour 2019 as per a new interview with keyboardist Adam MacDougall, who also discussed the passing of Neal Casal and more.
The late Neal Casal will be honored at “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal,” a tribute featuring Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Dave Schools, Circles Around The Sun, Beachwood Sparks, Joe Russo and more.
Circles Around The Sun welcomed drummer Joe Russo towards the end of their Thursday late night set at last weekend’s Lockn’ festival.
- Circles Around The Sun Announce 'Circles Around The Sun Meets Joe Russo' EP, Share Single & Confirm Fall Tour
Listen to Circles Around The Sun & Joe Russo’s “Peace Reprise,” the first single from the collaborative ‘Circles Around The Sun Meets Joe Russo’ EP.
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About Circles Around the Sun
Circles Around the Sun was formed for a very specific purpose: to create intermission music for Fare Thee Well, a series of reunion concerts played by the surviving members of the Grateful Dead during 2015. The shows celebrated the band’s 50th anniversary and served as their official sendoff. Video director Justin Kreutzmann (son of GD drummer Bill) approached guitarist/composer Neal Casal (Ryan Adams’ Cardinals, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Phil Lesh & Friends) about creating five hours of music to accompany his biographical visuals to be shown during the Fare Three Well concert intermissions. Casal enlisted keyboardist Adam MacDougall (a fellow member of the Robinson Brotherhood and Lesh’s Friends bands), bassist Dan Horne (Beachwood Sparks, Jonathan Wilson), and drummer Mark Levy (the Congress). Casal explained that “…the idea was to not only show reverence for the past but to ultimately move it forward,” adding “If there’s anything to be learned from the Grateful Dead, it is to dissolve your boundaries, push your limits, and discover your own voice in this world.” To that end, this new band entered the studio without having prepared any material. They composed on the spot and recorded live for two days with engineer J.P. Hesser. They kept the process pure by not adding anything during post-production. While most involved with the project assumed these sessions would just end up as background music that concertgoers would pay little attention to, they were wrong.
The JamBase 20th Anniversary 20 For 20 series continues with a list of 20 Fan Sites launched in the past 20 years.
Spafford released audio from their recent show at The Bluebird in Bloomington, Indiana which featured two completely improvised sets just in time for this week’s ‘Full Show Friday’ column.
Midnight North shared a new single, “Long View,” and detailed their creative process from writing to recording.
The Avett Brothers added a few dates to their 2020 spring tour.
Livetronica trio The New Deal added a handful of tour dates to their 2020 winter tour.