Archive for August 2008

Fall Hookahville 2008 – 8/30/2008 Saturday

Saturday started with not a cloud in the sky and I made sure to make it down to the stage for Arrested Development. They have been together for 17 years and their set was by far the best show I have seen all year. I highly recommend checking them out if you get the chance.

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Arrested Development

More Photos – Arrested Development, 8.30.08, Legend Valley, Thornville, OH Read more

Fall Hookahville 2008 – Early Bird Friday

hookahvilleHello from hookahville!!! Its a beautiful day here at Legend Valley, lots of sun and no rain 🙂 Remember early bird is free this fall hookahville so why not come a day early and catch some great music tonight:

ekoostik hookah – 8:30 – 10pm
Freekbass – 10 – 12
Back Forty – 1am – ??? Read more

Bob Dylan to Endorse Hohner Harmonicas

Bob Dylan is for the first time endorsing a line of harmonicas. Made by Richmond, Va.-based Hohner USA, the harmonicas are called the Bob Dylan Signature Series and feature a machine stamp of Dylan’s signature.

“He had some clear ideas on how he wanted the products to look,” said Scott Emmerman, director of marketing and sales for Hohner. “He even designed the logo, which resembles a crown.” Read more

Freekbass to Open for Mike Gordon from Phish on Sept 5 at The Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland



Freekbass is set to open for Mike Gordon from Phish on Sept 5, 2008 at The Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH. All Ages 8pm Read more

Yonder Mountain String Band to Perform at Obama’s Acceptance Speech Today

Denver, CO – Yonder Mountain String Band, hailing from Nederland, Colorado (forty miles northwest of Denver), is honored to perform at this year’s Democratic National Convention held on Denver August 24-28. Yonder will take the stage on the final day of the convention – August 28th at INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium – just prior to Barack Obama’s highly anticipated acceptance speech for the Democratic nomination. Also scheduled to perform at the event are, Jennifer Hudson, Sheryl Crow, and Stevie Wonder. Read more

moe. To Play Farm Aid

moe. has announced that they will postpone their planned hiatus to participate in this year’s Farm Aid Concert at Mansfield, MA’s Comcast Center (Great Woods) on September 20. moe. will join Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp and others. Severe weather and extreme conditions have made this year particularly challenging for our country’s independent farmers and moe. looks forward to contributing to this cause. Read more

Led Zeppelin trio back in studio

Led Zeppelin musicians Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham have been working on new material.

Drummer Bonham told a radio station in Detroit that the songs could be destined for a new Led Zeppelin album. Writing new material has been “on the cards” since the band’s one-off reunion show in London last December, he told 94.7 WCSX. But lead singer Robert Plant has not been involved in any of the sessions, he added. Read more

Interview with Richie Havens (II)

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Richie Havens

Interview and Photos by Scott Preston

A sense of timelessness rings throughout Richie Havens’ latest release, Nobody Left to Crown, as though the passing years have only strengthened the meaning of his soul-filled folk rock. Nobody Left to Crown, which was released to the US on Verve Records on July 29th, attests that Richie Havens has never been more relevant, necessary even, than he is today.

Gifted with one of the most recognizable voices in popular music, Richie Havens has a soulful singing style that remains as unique and ageless as when he first emerged from the Greenwich Village folk scene in the early 1960s. It’s a voice that has inspired and electrified audiences from the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair in 1969, to the Clinton Presidential Inauguration in 1993 – coming full circle with the 30th Woodstock Anniversary celebration, “A Day In The Garden”, in 1999. Richie Havens is not a man to easily abandon his hopes for a better world. “We are at the dawn of major change”, he declares with a broad smile. Nobody Left to Crown is his heartfelt and unwavering contribution to these fine aspirations. Read more

Pink Floyd, Renee Fleming receive 2008 Polar Prize

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – American soprano Renee Fleming and Pink Floyd band members Nick Mason and Roger Waters have received this year’s Swedish Polar Music Prize.

The award committee says Fleming won for her unparalleled voice and Pink Floyd for its contribution to the development of popular culture. Read more

Lotus Releases New Studio Album “Hammerstrike” on October 14



This fall, Lotus releases their highly anticipated studio album, Hammerstrike, and steps out on their most ambitious tour yet. The months ahead will wrap up a huge year of growth for Lotus; a year that has positioned this instrumental post-rock outfit for a breakout 2009. Read more

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