[INSIDE SCOOP] Wanderlust Leads Caravan Of Thieves To Appel Farms Arts & Music Festival This Saturday
May30

[INSIDE SCOOP] Wanderlust Leads Caravan Of Thieves To Appel Farms Arts & Music Festival This Saturday

At the start of a lengthy summer tour that will take them through September, gypsy-swing quartet Caravan Of Thieves plays The Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival this Saturday, June 1st. I caught up with Fuzz and his wife Carrie who started the band in 2008 by phone in their home state of Connecticut. I ask how things are going with the band. “2012 was a real step up year for us”, said Carrie. “We did our first...

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[RECAP] XPN Non Comm Day 1 – Phoenix, Kurt Vile, Steve Martin, Sally Ford And The Sound Outside + MORE
May24

[RECAP] XPN Non Comm Day 1 – Phoenix, Kurt Vile, Steve Martin, Sally Ford And The Sound Outside + MORE

If you have never attended a Non Comm-vention at WXPN in Philly, the amazing thing is the proximity of everyone and who you see just walking around. The dashing gentleman with the impressive beard? Well that’s Sam Beam of Iron and Wine of course. The dark haired young chap with the young woman pushing the stroller with three tired tykes in tow? The drummer for the band Phoenix. The industry guy you chat with? The agent for the...

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For The 5th Time – Launch Music Conference Does It Again
May09

For The 5th Time – Launch Music Conference Does It Again

Certainly the excellent weather did not hurt but, kudos to the staff at Launch for another wonderful music weekend. Year five of this conference based in Lancaster, PA featured 175 acts playing at 8 downtown venues within walking distance of each other. My weekend started Thursday night at Lancaster Dispensing Co. where I caught a nice set by TriState Indie friend Canyon making her fourth appearance at Launch. Backed by her new band...

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Countdown to The 5th Annual Launch Music Conference In Lancaster – THIS WEEKEND!
Apr23

Countdown to The 5th Annual Launch Music Conference In Lancaster – THIS WEEKEND!

LAUNCH Music Conference once again takes over downtown Lancaster this week. In it’s 5th year this music conference which was started by Rick Gadd and Jeremy Weiss of CI Records features showcases by not yet well known acts from all over and emerging national performers gaining notoriety. There is an incredibly diverse array of musical styles all taking place within walking distance of each other over this April weekend. The...

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A Chat With Jorma Before Hot Tuna’s Return To Wanee Festival

The spirit is alive! This is the feeling I get when I speak to an enthusiastic Jorma Kaukonen from his home in Ohio while his daughter eats her breakfast waffles the other morning. His band Hot Tuna is set to return to the lineup of this years Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL which also features other TSI Approved bands, The Allman Brothers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Robert Randolph and more! Full lineup and...

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