The summer hiking season offers less gear requirements than the cold, winter months. And though you may need some of those same products you used this past winter, warm weather equipment can differ greatly in form. To help you hit the summer trail, we’ve compiled a list of common issues you may confront this season and products specifically designed to address them.
With a music career that includes extensive classical training, a Bachelors Degree in Music from the State University of New York-New Paltz, member of the house band for The Cosby Show, tours with Freddy Jackson, and ten years performing with the Zen Tricksters, Rob Barraco has now solidified himself as a vital element of Phil Lesh and Bob Weir
Guster has come a long way from their days in the early 90
The Flaming Lips have been forced to turn over publishing royalties to Cat Stevens as part of a settlement in which Stevens (real name: Yusuf Islam) alleged that the Lips’ song “Fight Test” bore a very close resemblance to his early ’70s track “Father and Son.”
“It was confirmed today that an agreement has been reached between Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Yusuf Islam) and EMI Music Publishing (Flaming Lips) over the single ‘Fight Test’ and its close resemblance to the Cat Stevens classic, ‘Father and Son,'” reads a June 13 post on Islam’s official Web site. Royalties from the sale of ‘Fight Test’ will now be divided between both parties according to the agreed settlement.”
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Greg Kessler has a natural ability to candidly capture musicians and the world in their most natural states. From Karl Denson, Phish, and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones to Death Valley National Park, Europe, and the art of dance, Kessler delivers to us a fresh view of both humans and nature.
Lenny Kravitz has formed Roxie Records, an imprint named for his late mother, Roxie Roker, that will be distributed through Warner Bros. He remains signed to Virgin Records as a recording artist and will release a new studio album, “Funk,” in the fall, according to a spokesperson.
Among the first signees to Roxie is vocalist Dan Dyer, who is at work with engineer Matt Knobel on his debut album. Knobel worked behind the scenes on Kravitz’s 2002 album, “Lenny.”
Drummer Walfredo Reyes, Jr. has illuminated the music of a surprising diversity of musicians that include: Elvis Costello, Santana, Lionel Richie, and Smokey Robinson.