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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.
Circles Around The Sun confirmed a batch of tour dates taking place in April, May and June.
After an opening Circles Around The Sun set, Neal Casal and Adam MacDougall were brought out to sit-in with headliners Greensky Bluegrass at The Tabernacle in Atlanta.
Greensky Bluegrass and Circles Around The Sun will offer a free webcast of their show tonight at The Pageant in St. Louis.
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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.
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real fit a bevy of 2019 debuts into Thursday night’s concert in Eugene, including a pairing of “Cortez The Killer” and “Cinnamon Girl.”
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band welcomed special guest Jenny Lewis for a handful of songs at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California on Thursday night.
Celebrate JamBase’s 20th anniversary with a look back at 20 standout albums from jam acts from each of the past 20 years.
- Grateful Dead ‘Dead Sound’ Audio Documentary Details Band’s Crucial Role In Evolution Of Concert Sound
Listen to a fascinating audio documentary entitled “Dead Sound” that explores the crucial role the Grateful Dead played in the evolution of live concert sound.
Deer Tick, Mavis Staples and Hiss Golden Messenger are among the acts performing aftershow benefits in Newport, Rhode Island during the 2019 Newport Folk Festival.