Recent Music Reviews and Upcoming Warren Haynes Christmas Jam Coverage

Here’s a look at my most recent articles and photos for Glide Magazine:

Show Review: Mike Doughty Plays Soul Coughing at Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, 11/21/13

Festival Review: IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass, Raleigh, NC, September 2013

Album Review: Mike Doughty – Circles Super Bon Bon….

The 25th Annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam is coming up, and as always you can look to my twitter feed (@woundedtweeter) and possibly even the Glide Magazine Twitter as well (@glidemag) for up-to-the-minute updates on all the madness in Asheville. Happy trails! Enjoy a few photos from the aforementioned shows below.

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Catherine Popper of Mike Doughty Band

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Mike Doughty

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All Star Jam

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The Infamous Stringdusters

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Steve Martin

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Del McCoury Band

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Sam Bush

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Punch Brothers

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Del McCoury

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Greensky Bluegrass

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Bonnaroo 2013 Photos and Reviews, and more

It’s been almost three months since I have posted here, because I’ve been super busy. Here’s a look at the stuff I’ve produced since then…

Glide Magazine has undergone a wonderful makeover, and you can see all of my Bonnaroo 2013 coverage there. Check out the Photo Gallery and reviews of each day featuring artists like Foals, Matt and Kim, Paul McCartney, Wu-Tang Clan, Father John Misty, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Hip Hop Superjam, Weird Al Yankovic, Bjork, Tom Petty, Tame Impala, and more : Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

I also reviewed and took some photos of the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration featuring Warren Haynes in Raleigh a few weeks ago – see them, along with a video, here.

Looking forward, there will be a beer post soon, and more music reviews and photos at Glide. Here’s a teaser from the Bonnaroo album!

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Wounded Messenger’s Top 11 Albums and Shows of 2011

It’s the most wonderful list-making time of the year, a time when personal playlists and downloads for the last 12 months are analyzed and rated by any number of entities.  That’s what these “best of the year” lists really are – a chance for a particular magazine, website, or blogger to take inventory of the year and make their collective tastes known. You won’t mind if I cheese out and use the year 2011 as an excuse to name 11 albums this year.  I also decided to add a list for concerts this year, since I saw so many great ones.  The lists are in alphabetical order by band.

The Wounded Messenger’s Top 11 Albums of 2011

The Antlers – Burst Apart
Bon Iver – Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Hayes Carll – KMAG YOYO and Other American Stories
Dawes – Nothing is Wrong
The Flashbulb – Love as a Dark Hallway
Morning Teleportation – Expanding Anyway
The New Mastersounds – Breaks from the Border
The Roots – Undun
Paul Simon – So Beautiful or So What
Wye Oak – Civilian
Yuck – Yuck

The Wounded Messenger’s Top 11 Shows of 2011:

The Budos Band – Hopscotch Festival, The Pour House, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 10, 2011
The Devil Makes Three – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, July 24, 2011
The Foreign Exchange – Hopscotch Festival, Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC, Sept. 9, 2011
Gov’t Mule – Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Asheville, NC, Dec. 10, 2011
The Hold Steady – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, August 31, 2011
Phil Lesh and Friends
– Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, Asheville, NC, Dec. 10, 2011
Phish
– Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC, June 17, 2011
Robert Plant & Band of Joy – Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN, June 12, 2011
Paul Simon – DAR Hall, Washington, DC, May 25, 2011
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
– Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC, Nov. 6, 2011
Widespread Panic with Horns and Hornsby
– Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN, June 12, 2011

Bonnaroo 2011 Reviews and Photos

Another Bonnaroo Music Festival is in the books, and we had a great time, as usual!  All of our daily reviews can be seen at the following Glide Magazine links:

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Friday

Saturday
Sunday

See below for some of the best photos we got at Bonnaroo 2011.

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Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss

 

Alison Krauss and Union Station

 

Robert Plant & Patty Griffin

 

Robert Plant

 

John Bell of Widespread Panic

 

Dave Schools of Widespread Panic

 

Widespread Panic

 

Mumford and Sons

 

Mumford and Sons

 

Mumford and Sons

 

Jim James of My Morning Jacket

 

Jim James of My Morning Jacket

 

My Morning Jacket

 

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys

 

Grace Potter

 

Grace Potter

 

Henry Rollins

 

Les Claypool of Primus

 

Warren Haynes

 

Ron Johnson of Warren Haynes Band

 

Ray Lamontagne

 

Bela Fleck

 

George Porter Jr of The Meters

 

WSP Crowd

 

WSP Crowd

Mountain Jam Festival Webcast Schedule

I know you’re still enjoying the great Summer Camp webcast, but it bears mentioning that next weekend holds even more Couch Tour goodness. IClips will move on to Hunter, NY on June 4- 6 for the Mountain Jam Festival, and the lineup is just as solid as this weekend.

MOUNTAIN JAM WEBCAST SCHEDULE – ALL TIMES EDT

FRIDAY

4:00 – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
5:30 – Dr. Dog
6:45 – The Avett Brothers
8:15 – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
9:00 – Gov’t Mule
1:00 – Les Claypool

SATURDAY

4:15 – Yonder Mountain String Band
5:30 – Toots & The Maytals
6:45 – Dave Mason
7:45 – Drive-By Truckers
9:00 – Gov’t Mule
1:00 – Dark Star Orchestra

SUNDAY

2:30 – Michael Franti & Spearhead
4:00 – Matisyahu
5:15 – ALO
6:15 – The Whigs
7:00 – The Bridge
7:30 – Levon Helm & Friends: Warren Haynes, Donald Fagen, Ray LaMontagne, Sam Bush, Steve Earle,  Patterson & David Hood, Jackie Greene, Allison Moorer and more!

News Fragments: Warren Haynes “Solo” Album, Over the Rhine’s New Release, Tragedy at Slovak Music Festival, Pirate Bay Gives Up Piracy

In a Billboard article focused on Warren Haynes‘ perpetual multitasking, there’s an enticing paragraph about a solo album Haynes completed at the same time as the upcoming Gov’t Mule record By A Thread (release date pending). The album was recorded with George Porter Jr. (bass), Ivan Neville (keys), Ian McLagan (keys) and Ron Holloway (sax). Ruthie Foster, along with Neville and Haynes, contributes vocals. Haynes says the album “hearkens back to (his) earliest influences…soul music but it also kind of sounds like when Freddie King and B.B. King and Albert King did their more crossover records, where they were mixing funk and soul with blues.” All I can say about that is bring it on.

Cincinatti’s Over the Rhine have announced and begun taking pre-orders for their next self-released opus, Live From Nowhere Vol. 4. Fans can download the album immediately upon purchase and will receive the CD copy upon its release in September.

As a frequent attendee of festivals and live music, this story about a disaster at a music festival in Slovakia really struck a chord.

Apparently the brains behind The Pirate Bay are shunning their pillaging, plundering ways. There are so many repercussions and facets to this story that have been covered so wonderfully, you owe it to yourself to do some Googling of the subject.