While Luther Dickinson has been spending his off time from the NMAS as a member of the Black Crowes, his band mates brother Cody and Chris Chew have a side-project of their own – the Southern blues and boogie-rock band Hill Country Revue, that also features Ed “Hot” Cleveland (drums), Daniel Coburn (vocals/harp) and Kirk Smithhart (guitar/vocals). The band, who released their debut album Make a Move today, are set to hit the road later this month for a mix of festival appearances, club dates and two support slots for Dave Matthews Band that stretches late into the summer.
If you’re not into a night of nasty Southern boogie-rock, then maybe you’ll want to hit one of these recently announced tours…
- Nostalgia Alert: Hippiefest to return this summer
- Nigerian juju icon King Sunny Ade comes stateside
- Jazz-rock-fusion act Tortoise begins to roll out new dates
- ’70s country-rockers America line up dates through October
- Cracker put together a lengthy summer run
- The Strokes side project Little Joy to play a handful of shows
Finally, a few weeks back we mentioned Michael Lang’s attempt to put together a free concert in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to honor Woodstock’s 40th Anniversary. While there hasn’t been any traction from Lang on the status of the event, a number of acts that played the original fest will come together to honor the milestone anniversary. On August 15 the Levon Helm Band, Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and the Holding Co., Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Mountain, and Country Joe McDonald will all come together for a concert to be held at the Bethel Woods Center For The Arts – which is just up the hill from where the original fest’s stage sat in 1969.
i have been waiting for this concert over the past decade and just wanted to mention that http://www.woodstockstory.com is offering free tickets to the Heroes of Woodstock 2009 show at Bethel Woods Center For The Arts.
oh, and the tickets are free. They have 25 tickets to giveaway I believe.