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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.
Watch Circles Around The Sun perform two songs for the ‘Jam In The Van’ video series.
Instrumental quartet Circles Around The Sun recently brought their current tour to Raleigh and audio of the concert is available.
Instrumental quartet Circles Around The Sun announced six new June 2019 tour dates.
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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.
Watch Gov’t Mule welcome drummer Jerry Marotta on “What Is Hip?” during their show at the Palace Theatre in Albany, New York.
In an interview with Trigger Hippy’s Steve Gorman and Nick Govrik, the pair discuss getting the band back together with new members and new music.
Drummer/percussionist/songwriter Yonrico Scott has died at age 63.
Episode 46 of The JamBase Podcast features “The Art Of The Sit-In” with Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band and “The Rundown” of recent news items.
Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Todd Sheaffer and Jason Crosby are among the additions to the lineup for the upcoming “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” benefit concert in honor of the late Neal Casal.