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The Big Easy’s own Galactic are returning home for a Halloween performance.
Galactic released “Can’t You Believe,” a new single feature the late vocalist Theryl “Houseman” DeClouet.
Gov’t Mule posted pro-shot footage of a “Dark Star” they played on what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday featuring special guest Stanton Moore.
New Orleans-based band Galactic confirmed a series of headlining appearances set for August and September.
Celebrate tomorrow’s start of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival with a look at Galactic’s guest-filled performance at the 2013 event.
Introducing a new festival featuring a bevy of New Orleans acts called Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown.
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Growing up in Omaha Nebraska does not give you much exposure to the funk, but it was hearing his brother’s copy of Led Zeppelin IV that opened up Richard Vogel’s ears to music. “My brother played it over and over on our mother’s hi-fi in the living room and I’d pound along to the beat on the couch with a pair of drumsticks I got with a toy drum for Christmas. My mother eventually got fed up with all this and hid the record from us, but it was too late…..I had discovered the joys of a fat backbeat.”
When Rich turned 15 he started taking lessons from Tony Gulizia, a local jazz pianist who taught him the basics and also hipped him on to such classic albums as Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters and Stanley Turrentine’s Blue Hour. It was the rhythm on those albums that eventually brought Rich to New Orleans, and from then on, there was musically no turning back. “Rhythm in New Orleans is a universe unto itself. There’s nowhere in the world where you get the kind of rhythm and the kind of feel you get from New Orleans musicians. If you’ve got any ears at all, it’s gotta rub off.”
Although Rich can’t limit his musical heroes to just a few, he has the utmost respect for “all musicians who play with such conviction that they transcend the supposed boundaries of their particular genre—like the way so many people who aren’t necessarily into jazz dig John Coltrane because his music just hits them in an immediate, heart-felt way. To me, that’s what all great music does.”
Acclaimed guitarist Mark Knopfler will embark on an extensive North American Tour next summer.
The Outlaw Music Festival 2018 season closed last night at the Hollywood Bowl, where Phil Lesh welcomed Margo Price and then sat-in with Willie Nelson & Family.
Phish’s Hampton Coliseum finale as part of Fall Tour 2018 on Sunday featured a masterful setlist, “Simple” for the ages, second encore and more.
Phish played the second of three Fall Tour 2018 shows at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on Saturday night.
Perry Farrell joined Bob Weir & Wolf Bros for a Tom Petty cover and more at The Theatre At Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday night.