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Where Did This Come From?! Firefly Music Festival – July 20-22 Dover, Delaware

1 Apr

WOW. Ok when I think of Delaware I usually think of Capriotti’s, Blue Hens and the first state to ratify the US constitution but certainly not music (but did you know Bob Marley once lived there?!) until now courtesy of the Firefly Music Festival.  JUST ANNOUNCED and set to rock July 20-22 at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, this music festival is coming in hot with plenty of fire power.  Headliners include The Killers, The Black Keys and Jack White! WHOA!  Also slated to perform are The Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, Lupe Fiasco, Michael Franti, GROUPLOVE, Allen Stone, Girl Talk, Trampled By Turtles, Walk The Moon, Bombay Bicycle Club, Charles Bradley, The Head and The Heart, Matt Costa, Penguin Prison, Imagine Dragons and more.

Firefly Festival Full Lineup

The Killers,The Black Keys, Jack White, Death Cab for Cutie, John Legend, The Flaming Lips, Passion Pit, Cake, Lupe Fiasco, Girl Talk, Young the Giant, OK Go, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Cold War Kids, Tinie Tempah, The Wallflowers, Chiddy Bang, AWOLNATION, The Head and the Heart, Grouplove, Trampled By Turtles, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Bombay Bicycle Club, Mayer Hawthorne & The County, Cults, Graffiti6, Allen Stone, Walk the Moon, Blind Pilot, The Felice Brothers, Heartless Bastards, Mariachi El Bronx, Matt Costa, J Roddy Walston and the Business, Ra Ra Riot, Imagine Dragons, Kids These Days and Penguin Prison.

New Music – Jack Johnson – “In The Morning” off This Warm December – Brushfire Records

7 Nov

This Warm December, the latest holiday album installation courtesy of Brushfire Records will be released in just over a week but click HERE to get a listen to Jack Johnson’s new track “In The Morning.” As for the rest of the album, should be quite the holiday soundtrack featuring original scores from Zach Gill, G. Love, Neil Halstead, Money Mark, Matt Costa, Paula Fuga, ALO and of course, Jack Johnson.

01. Zach Gill – “Party Hard” *
02. Rogue Wave ­- “Jingle Bell Rock”
03. G. Love – “Christmas Blues” *
04. Jack Johnson – “In The Morning” *
05. Bahamas – “Christmas Must Be Tonight”
06. Neil Halstead – “Home For The Season” *
07. Zee Avi – “Frosty The Snowman”
08. ALO – “Let It Ride” *
09. Money Mark – “Make Time” *
10. Paula Fuga – “Winter Swell Blues” *
11. G. Love – “Christmas Cookies” *
12. Matt Costa – “I Bet On Flying High” *
13. Jack Johnson – “Angel (Holiday)” *
*Original song

Subway Sessions: Donavon Frankenreiter

6 Dec

It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Donavon Frankenreiter and his music so I just had to share this. Donavon recently performed in the NYC subway station on Lexington/63rd as part of Subway Sessions. I had not heard of Subway Sessions before this and quite frankly think it’s wicked cool; plus great artists like Matt Costa and Damian Kulash of OK Go have also performed as part of the initiative. More than anything, mad props to Thomas McAulay, Sam Spar, and Matt Pelosi for creating Subway Sessions and finding yet a way to share music with the people. To me music is the one thing that can always put me in a good mood no matter what and this is just another way to share the good vibes all around.

NEW: G. Love – Fixin’ to Die

18 Nov

I’m a huge G. Love fan and if you are too this video below will definitely get you amped up for his new album, Fixin’ to Die due out February 22, 2011.  Adding to the spectacular for this blues heavy disc, The Avett Brothers are producing it!

And for all my Denver peeps, make sure you grab Dec. 30 and 31 tickets to see G. Love and Widespread Panic!  Sounds like one heck of a way to ring in the New Year.

Looking Ahead At New Music Tuesday – 9/21

20 Sep

Wow tomorrow is an insane day of new music releases. I’m very excited about a handful of discs and it’s looking like my ears are going to be getting a full dose of tunes to listen to this week. Below are some of the notable releases:

Michael Franti & Spearhead – The Sound of Sunshine

John Legend & The Roots – Wake Up!

Zac Brown Band – You Get What You Give

Matt Costa – Mobile Chateau

The Script – Science & Faith

Maroon 5 – Hand It All Over

Black Country Communion – Black Country Communion

Jamey Johnson – The Guitar Song

New Music: Matt Costa – Mobile Chateau

24 Aug

I’m a huge Matt Costa fan and courtesy of Rolling Stone, follow this link to hear him perform four songs off his new album Mobile Chateau which is due out September 21.

For more info on Matt Costa visit www.MattCosta.com.

Your August Playlist

6 Aug

For the first Friday in August here’s a little summer playlist of songs you should be adding into your music rotation to help get you through the hot, hot heat.  While I suggest checking out all the songs and artists below, don’t miss a few of the unknowns like Blue King Brown, a fantastic reggae band from Australia, the original recording of “The Seed” by Cody ChesnuTT (not The Roots) and “Some Fantasy” by D.W. Brandt which is a must and you can only find it on the 1% For The Planet album.

“Come and Check Your Head” – Blue King Brown

Yes I Will” – Michael Franti

“Pictures of People Taking Pictures” – Jack Johnson

Misery Runs” – MyNameIsJohnMichael

“Stay Lucky” – The Gaslight Anthem

“Zebra” – John Butler Trio

“The Seed” – Cody ChesnuTT

“Can I Kick It” – A Tribe Called Quest

Past My Shades” – B.o.B. ft. Lupe Fiasco

“In the Flesh” – Jurassic 5

“The Light” – Common

Periscopes” – The Beautiful Girls

“What Ya Know About” – Donavon Frankenreiter

“Bullet Holes” – Dispatch

“Bright Side of the Road” – Van Morrison

Maria” – ALO

“One Drop” – Bob Marley

“Jimi Thing” – Dave Matthews Band

“When It’s Good” – Ben Harper

Sunshine” – Matt Costa

“Ocho Rios” – The Movement

“Landalay” – O.A.R.

“Back In The High Life Again” – Steve Winwood

“Funcry” – Thomas Cunningham & The Locofocos

“Some Fantasy” – D.W. Brandt

“Fishing Song” – G.Love

“Cocaine Eyes” – The Rolling Stones

Watching The Detectives” – Elvis Costello

“Give It Up” – Pepper

“KRS One” – Sublime

My Love Affair With Lost Highway Records

4 Aug

I am a huge Donavon Frankenreiter fan and when he was no longer with Brushfire Records it might have been a blessing in disguise for me selfishly.  For those who may not know, Brushfire Records is Jack Johnson’s label and has many of my favorite artists: ALO (plus Zach Gill solo), Matt Costa, G. Love, Mason Jennings, Neal Halstead, etc.). 

Anyways, when I found out Donavon had signed with Lost Highway I found myself drawn to their website for information and low and behold stumbled upon some musical gems that I have on my constant playlist in Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears and Ryan Bingham.

The first time I ever listened to Black Joe Lewis I almost peed my pants in excitement.  I mean this sounded like a 21st century James Brown, the funk, soul and rock & roll all in a fun and raw way.  His music just grabs a hold of you and takes you for a ride that can be described as captivating.  When I discovered BJL and listened to his album Tell ‘Em What Your Name Is, I had to share it with EVERYONE and of course, anyone who listened to it became an instant fan too.  As the legend of BJL grew (in my world we are talking) I hoped and prayed that I’d get a chance to see him live. Shortly after I received an email from a buddy of mine, Ryan Doherty of WENDOH Media Companies, with the subject Thank You and in the body “just booked Black Joe Lewis for the holiday party.”  I was ecstatic to say the least and let’s just say the show in December 2009 at Wasted Space at the Hard Rock Hotel was everything and then some.

Now Ryan Bingham who’s probably best known these days as an Oscar Award Winner for his track “The Weary Kind” in the Jeff Bridges movie “Crazy Heart” is a different story.  I will be the first to admit that country music is not in my everyday music selections but after hearing “Dylan’s Hard Rain” in June of 2009 I switched my stance and was addicted to his album Roadhouse Sun.  Bingham’s raspy, whisky voice takes hold and drives you deep in the heart of Texas.  After becoming a fan I took myself back a couple years to his debut release Mescalito and wondered how this guy has been flying under the radar for so long.  Looking forward to the September 7 release of his album Junky Star.

Lost Highway also has another country artist who I’ve become a fan of in Hayes Carll.  His twangy voice and ragged tunes is easy to become addicted to from the Texas singer/songwriter.  Did I mention that the label also has Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, Ryan Adams and Lyle Lovett?!