Former Page and Plant front man Robert Plant will play the High Sierra Music Festival this summer along with his current band – The Sensational Space Shifters. Plant leaps to the top of the bill on a lineup that also includes headliners Primus, Thievery Corporation and moe.
Robert Plant will have a busy few days on the Fourth of July Weekend as he’s also headlining the first annual JamBase Live festival at The Gorge on July 6th and the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival on July 7th. During a recent tour of New Zealand and Australia Plant and the Space Shifters focused heavily on rearranged Led Zeppelin material in their sets.
The 2013 edition of High Sierra takes place from July 4th – 7th in Quincy, California. Tickets for High Sierra are currently on sale through the event’s website.
Surprise Me Mr. Davis is such an amazing band who if there was justice in this world would be way more popular. Sadly, the band’s High Sierra ’12 set was their last performance to date and they are not yet on this year’s lineup. Mixed in with the live footage of Sissyfuss are scenes from High Sierra including parades, shots of the Hippy Fiasco camp and much more. Take a look…
The lineup for the 2013 installment of High Sierra has been revealed. HT faves Primus, moe., Steel Pulse, Leftover Salmon, Greyboy Allstars, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Barr Brothers and Rubblebucket are just a few of the bands set to play this year’s fest. The 23rd annual High Sierra Music Festival will take place from July 4 – 7 in Quincy, California.
Here’s a look at the full lineup…
Primus • Thievery Corporation • moe. • Steel Pulse • Leftover Salmon • The Greyboy Allstars • Gramatik • Emancipator • The John Scofield Überjam Band • The Infamous Stringdusters • Lee Fields & The Expressions • Allen Stone • North Mississippi Allstars •Pimps of Joytime • Lord Huron • White Denim • Carolyn Wonderland Rubblebucket • The Barr Brothers • Peter Apfelbaum & Sparkler • Sarah Jarosz • Anders Osborne • Aoife O’Donovan • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real Houndmouth • The Revivalists • Futurebirds • The Whiskey Sisters • Miner • Octopus • Nebula • The David Mayfield Parade • Fruition
Earlier this month one of the many creative workshops that took place at the High Sierra Music Festival was a tribute to Levon Helm dubbed “The Ramble Gramble” in which bassist Steve Adams of ALO brought together a number of his musical friends to tackle classics from The Band’s live repertoire. We’ve been on the look out for footage from The Ramble Gramble and finally hit pay dirt thanks to YouTuber Elk Solana.
1. Rag Mama Rag
Railroad Earth drummer Carey Harmon handles vocals on this chestnut off The Brown Album, while his band mate John Skehan contributes the song’s signature mandolin licks. Other contributors to this Rag Mama Rag include ALO guitarist Lebo on pedal steel, Bonnie Paine of Elephant Revival on washboard, Tim Carbone and Andy Goessling of RRE on fiddle and sax respectively, Steve Adams of ALO on bass, Tea Leaf Green’s Trevor Garrod on keys and ALO drummer Dave Brogan on the second drum kit.
One of the aspects of High Sierra that separates the West Coast event from its festival brethren are the creative playshops organizers put together each year. The workshops draw on talent from the lineup and feature High Sierra favorites coming together in the High Sierra Music Hall to create special musical experiences. This year’s Playshop Lineup looks to be one of the best yet.
A few of the standouts include a New Orleans Piano playshop featuring Marco Benevento and CR Gruver, Nathan Moore’s Hippy Fiasco Rides Again, Greensky Bluegrass leading the High Sierra Pick Extravaganza, Music instructor Mark Schuh teaching attendees the songs of The Beatles, Josh Clark, Sean Leahy and Lebo focusing their Guitarmaggedon event on the Talking Heads and ALO, The Mother Hips, The Slip and Nicki Bluhm leading The Ramble Gramble: A Tribute to Levon Helm.
High Sierra 2012 takes place in Quincy , Calif from July 5 – 8.
Here’s the full list of High Sierra 2012 Playshops…
One of the nation’s longest running music festivals, High Sierra, has just announced the initial lineup for this year’s event. Ben Harper, STS9 and Railroad Earth will headline the 22nd edition of the High Sierra Music Festival, which will take place in Quincy, Calif from July 5 – 8. Other acts set to make the trip to High Sierra this summer include HT faves ALO, Soulive, Greensky Bluegrass and Marco Benevento. Both The Slip and Surprise Me Mr. Davis, who are firmly entrenched in the High Sierra community, will make rare appearances at the fest.
Here’s a look at the complete initial lineup announcement…
Ben Harper • STS9 • Railroad Earth • Galactic • Built To Spill • Toots and the Maytals • Ryan Bingham • ALO • Lotus • Delta Spirit • Soulive • Heartless Bastards • The Devil Makes Three • Deer Tick • Greensky Bluegrass • The Slip • Lettuce • Surprise Me Mr. Davis • Grupo Fantasma • MarchFourth Marching Band • The Motet: Funk Is Dead! • Skerik’s Bandalabra • Red Baraat • The Stooges Brass Band • The New Orleans Suspects • Nathan Moore • The Lumineers • Marco Benevento • Elephant Revival • Papadosio • Brokedown in Bakersfield • Gardens & Villa • Mike Dillon Band • Steve Poltz • Artists-At-Large: Skerik • Mike Dillon
The High Sierra Music Festival turns 21 in 2011 and to celebrate the event “coming of age,” HSMF organizers have put together one of the more high-profile lineup in the festival’s history. Joining Ween a top the bill are festival favorites My Morning Jacket, Maceo Parker, Neko Case, the Warren Haynes Band and Yonder Mountain String Band.
One of the more family-oriented festivals, both in the traditional sense and in the musical sense, High Sierra 2011 doesn’t stray far from its roots by welcoming back ALO, Zach Deputy, Dr. Dog and the Infamous Stringdusters.
On May 12, politically charged alt.country troubadour Steve Earle is set to release his latest album, Townes, a 15 song tribute record honoring the work of his friend and mentor – the late Townes Van Zandt. Earle, who selected the tracks based on his personal connection to them, will hit the road later this month in support with a 14 date East Coast-focused tour, with additional dates scattered throughout the rest of the summer.
If you’re not into a night of Steve Earle paying tribute to Townes, then maybe you’ll want to hit one of these recently announced tours…
Finally, for those headed out to the High Sierra Music Festival this summer, the organizers have announced their late night show schedule which has us wishing we were headed out to Quincy for the perennially jam-friendly fest. Among those acts hitting High Sierra’s two late night venues – High Sierra Music Hall and the Funk’n Jamhouse – will be Umphrey’s McGee, Tea Leaf Green, Dr. Dog, Leftover Salmon, AoD, the Disco Biscuits and Galactic. These shows require separate admission with limited amount of combo wristbands for each night that will get you into both venues currently available.
Wilco mixed never-played-before gems with live staples over the first two nights of their highly-anticipated residency at Chicago’s Riviera Theatre. Kudos to Greg Kot for providing the play-by-play for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to be at the shows in person. Friday night’s set skewed towards the Sky Blue Sky material, while Saturday’s show featured Andrew Bird guesting on a few tracks. Look for a full report on this historic run later this week.
Let’s see what else is goin’ on this fine Presidents’ Day morning:
The third-annual Mountain Jam kicks off today at Hunter Mountain, where Warren Haynes has prepared an extremely homogeneous, yet killer lineup for the three day festie. If you’re like us and unable to attend, you can stream many of the performances online thanks to the Q104.3. The Mountain Jam Blog will also provide updates throughout the weekend. Now, here’s a laundry list of links:
I’m off to Philly tonight for a TLG/UM’stravaganza, followed by a jaunt to Boston for my first Red Sox/ Yankees game at Fenway Park. Ace and I will follow that up by cruising around NYC with Tea Leaf Green on Sunday. Have a great weekend everyone, and let us know if you have any interesting plans below…
We’ll start off this week’s recap with a smidgen of news: The Chairman of the Boards has signed on to play the High Sierra Music Festival for the first time ever. Page McConnell joins an already illustrious lineup that includes Les Claypool, the Disco Biscuits, Tea Leaf Green, Yonder Mountain String Band, Galactic, Del McCoury, the reunion of Leftover Salmon and so many more. Lookin’ brighter every day…
And now for a small sample of the week that was here at Hidden Track:
And check out the Pullin’ ‘Tubes archive for a now-daily adult dose of sick videos culled from the depths of YouTube
I’m writing this post sitting cross-legged on some concrete in Washington Square Park, and I’d like to thank Coltranish saxomophonist Lawrence Clark for providing an excellent musical backdrop on this sunny downtown day. Sweet, some stoned NYU kid just came over with a high five and a “Happy Sunday” as I type this.
Everyone I know that’s attended the High Sierra Music Festival over the past few years swears to everything holy that it’s the greatest thing since bread sliced by width. I’ve never been out there, but I’m tempted to find out.
High Sierra announced its no-frills, no-Coachella-influenced lineup today, and the initial announcement includes Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmon, Les Claypool, Galactic, Del McCoury Band, Soulive, Mavis Staples, Tea Leaf Green, ALO, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, JJ Grey & MOFRO, Hot Buttered Rum, The New Mastersounds, Bobby Previte’s Coalition of the Willing, Toubab Krewe, Outformation and Ryan Montbleau Band. Pretty solid. Tickets are on sale.