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Instrumental quartet Circles Around The Sun began their first tour on this date in 2016 at The Hamilton in Washington D.C.
Scott Metzger will join Circles Around The Sun on guitar for the band’s upcoming New Year’s Run in Colorado.
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.
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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 Disco Biscuits detailed a pair of shows at the Mission Ballroom in Denver.
The 2020 MerleFest lineup has been expanded with the addition of John Prine, Billy Strings, Kelsey Waldon and more.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band will visit more than 20 cities over the course of the 2020 Wheels Of Soul tour, which also features St. Paul & The Broken Bones and Gabe Dixon.
Phish wrapped their Fall Tour 2019 with the final repeat-less show of the run that featured more debuts and bust outs.
Greensky Bluegrass welcomed Ghost Light’s Holly Bowling for a Grateful Dead classic and more to close out their two-night run at Denver’s Mission Ballroom.