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Chapel Hart: Extending the Story of “Jolene”

Chapel Hart received a big career boost when they were included in CMT’s “Next Women of Country, Class of 2021.” Yet, in actuality, the trio—Danica Hart, her sister Devynn Hart and their cousin Trea Swindle— has been steadily gaining more and more attention for the past three years, thanks to their vibrant live performances and…

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ICYMI: Watch Yom Kippur ‘High Holidays’ Services feat. Aron Magner, Reid Genauer and more

On Sept. 15 and 16, New York’s Brooklyn Bowl hosted High Holidays 2021, commemorating Yom Kippur with virtual appearances by Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner, Strangefolk’s Reid Genauer, Bonnie Light Horseman’s Josh Kaufman, singer Annie Nero and more. Sept. 15 highlights included Guster’s Brian Rosenworcel playing percussion during a prayer with guitarist Bryan Grone. On Sept. 16, Magner led…

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Aron Magner, Reid Genauer, Annie Nero, Josh Kaufmanand More to Contribute Remotely to High Holiday Streams from The Relix Studio

Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner, Strangefolk’s Reid Genauer, Bonnie Light Horseman’s Josh Kaufman and singer Annie Nero have joined the lineup for the suite of musically inclined High Holiday services that will be streamed on Fans.live. The musicians will all contribute remotely to the Yom Kippur streams, which will be filmed at The Relix Studio. In addition, Guster’s Brian…

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Matt The Electrician Shares Video from Forthcoming Album ‘We Imagined an Ending’

photo credit: Alison Narro The latest album from Matt Sever (aka Matt The Electrician)  is set for release on November 5. The singer-songwriter enlisted  Tucker Martine (Decemberists, Neko Case, First Aid Kit) to produce We Imagined an Ending. Sever observes, “On all of his records, Tucker creates this wider space. There’s just this natural wide…

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The Founder: A Conversation with George Wein, Creator of Newport Jazz, Newport Folk and New Orleans Jazz Fest

George Wein at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival (photo credit Ayano Hisa) *** Following the passing at age 95 of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage, Newport Folk and Newport Jazz founder George T. Wein, we present this conversation from 2014. For more with George, check out this piece from 2019, on the occasion of Jazz…

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Deadicated: Pioneering Audio Engineer Betty Cantor Revisits ‘Skull & Roses’ and ‘Garcia’

Betty Cantor working with the Grateful Dead in Herouville, France, 6/21/71 (Photo credit: Rosie McGee) *** “It was an interesting period. We didn’t quite slow down; we just went in different directions. A lot of stuff was happening,” Betty Cantor says, as she thinks back on the Grateful Dead’s creative output from the late ‘60s…

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Premiere: Bootsy Collins Directs New Video for “Bewise”

photo credit: Patti Collins “The power of the one breaks down barriers,” Bootsy Collins told Relix earlier this year, when discussing his latest studio record, The Power of the One. “The goal is to bring everybody together, without the name calling. We’re all on one planet—spinning around in space—and we have to work and live…

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In Memoriam: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage, Newport Folk and Newport Jazz Founder George T. Wein

George Wein receives the key to the city of New Orleans from Mayor LaToya Cantrell at Jazz Fest 2019, Photo by Dino Perrucci George T. Wein, co-founder and creator of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Newport Jazz Festival and the Newport Folk Festival, died peacefully in his sleep on Sept. 13, 2021. He…

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Wadada Leo Smith with Milford Graves and Bill Laswell: Sacred Ceremonies

On Sacred Ceremonies (TUM), the brilliant trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith duos and trios with drummer/herbalist Milford Graves and electric bassist Bill Laswell. Recorded in 2015-16, the three-disc box set serves as testament to the percussive genius of Graves, who died earlier this year, and to the late-period brilliance of Smith, whose recent discography includes uncompromising…

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Greenwich Town Party (A Gallery)

On Sunday, Sept. 5, the 10th annual Greenwich Town Party took place in Connecticut with performances by Zac Brown Band, The Eagles and more. Traditionally, the party is held over Memorial Day weekend, but COVID forced cancellations and rescheduling. Earlier in the day, New Orleans’ legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band – led by Mr. Charlie…

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Gov’t Mule Announce New Blues Album, Share Lead Single “Heavy Load”

Photo by Jay Sansone On Nov. 12, Gov’t Mule will drop Heavy Load Blues, a new collection of studio tracks that includes originals by Warren Haynes as well as covers of Tom Waits, The Howlin’ Wolf, Elmore James, Junior Wells, Ann Peebles, Bobby “Blue” Bland and the Animals. To give fans a taste of the…

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Phil Lesh Reveals Lineups for Nine-Show Halloween Run at The Capitol Theatre

Running through Oct. 11-13, Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 29-31, Phil Lesh’s upcoming Halloween run at The Capitol Theatre is sure to be a scream. Now, the bassist has revealed the lineup for each stretch of the run. The Q (Jimmy Herring, John Molo and Rob Barraco) will head up weekend one, whereas a rotating cast…

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Free Stream on Fans.live: High Holidays with Jordan McLean, Stuart Bogie, Jeremiah Lockwood and More

Arcade Fire/Antibalas saxophonist Stuart Bogie and Armo will lead after-service jams at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl following the High Holidays on Sept. 6 and 7. Bogie, who has also collaborated extensively with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, will lead a jam session following the conclusion of Monday night’s First Night Rosh Hashanah service while Armo, which…

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The Space Between The Notes: Oteil Burbridge on ‘Comes A Time,’ Dead & Company and Col. Bruce’s Clairvoyance

Photo credit: Dean Budnick “Thank God this came along,” Oteil Burbridge says while discussing his Osiris podcast, Comes a Time. The bassist, who launched the series during the pandemic, along with his co-host, stand-up comedian Mike Finoia, has been able to explore a mix of pertinent social justice issues, as well as some more arcane…

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Hiss Golden Messenger: Quietly Blowing It

If there’s a prevailing notion—a thesis, if you will—to Quietly Blowing It, Hiss Golden Messenger’s latest album, it’s that, no matter how bad things seem, hope springs eternal. “So forward, children/ Never back down,” frontman M.C. Taylor remarks on the optimistic singalong “Hardlytown.” “What used to hurt you can’t hurt you now/ The world feels…

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Bonnaroo Cancels 2021 Event Due to Waterlogged Festival Site

Bonnaroo will not take place in 2021, due to excessive water in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Initally organizers scaled back campgrounds, and asked fans to step forward for full refunds, but the news came on Tuesday, Aug. 31 that the Sept. 2-5 event will be canceled entirely. “We are absolutely heartbroken to announce that…