We’re barely a week into 2011 and we’ve already got our first major summer festival line up announcement of the season that has us excited for the warmer months ahead. Earlier today the fine folks behind the Wakarusa Music Festival dropped a monster list of bands that will take to the variety of tents and stages over the weekend of June 2 -5 at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Arkansas.
Now in it’s seventh year, the jam-friendly festival will be headlined by the mighty My Morning Jacket, who are joined at the top of the bill by Ben Harper & Relentless7, Thievery Corporation and STS9.
Other acts set to head to Mulberry Mountain this year will be HT faves Umphrey’s McGee, Mumford & Sons, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Galactic, Dark Star Orchestra, Perpetual Groove, Those Darlins and These United States.
A variety of ticketing options for the four day festival are currently on-sale, which include an early bird full event pass for the low price of $139.
READ ON for the full initial Wakarusa 2011 line up…
Written by guitarist Robbie Robertson and sung by bassist Rick Danko, It Makes No Difference was first released in 1975 on Northern Lights-Southern Cross, the first real studio record from The Band in four years. An incredible tale of heartbreak, the track clocks in over six and a half minutes, one of the longest in The Band’s catalog (Acadian Driftwood, also on Northern Lights-Southern Cross is almost seven minutes long).
READ ON for the scoop on the rest of this week’s contestants…
Everyone makes their standard "best of's," top 10s" and "year in review" lists, but each December we like to take that model a couple of steps further. We go straight to the artists to see where they found inspiration over the past twelve months, and we don't stop with just album choices. We dig a bit deeper and go for a broader picture of the past year in art. From classic moments on the road to their guilty pleasure confessions, this is a panoramic snapshot of "the best of 2006," and a peek into what to expect in '07.
Photos by Scott Preston of Spring Hookahville 2005, Frontier Ranch, Pataskala, OH – 5.27 – 5.29.05, feat. ekoostik hookah, Particle, Sam Bush, The Wailers, Galactic, Mike Perkins, Ralph Stanley and Robert Randolph & The Family Band.
More of Scott Preston’s photography can be found at cariboustudios.
Photos by Robert Massie of ekoostik hookah and the Neville Brothers at the new House of Blues, Cleveland, OH on 11/20/04.
Photos by Robert Massie of Fall Hookahville at the Frontier Music Center in Pataskala, OH on 9/3 – 9/5/04. Bands included ekoostik hookah, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Dickey Betts & Great Southern, Bernie Worrell & The Woo Warriors, Hayseed Dixie, The Funky Meters and Rob Wasserman.
If you want to find the pulse of a culture, discover where the innovators are finding inspiration. So with that in mind, we decided to go right to the source and ask some of our favorite artists what they enjoyed most over the past year. Since Glide covers a diverse helping of artforms, we sought out a truly eclectic mix and asked them all sorts of questions, ranging from great music to great moments. With praises you’d expect and many others you would not (see Keller’s affinity for naked kayaking), it’s a candid sneak peak to life off stage. Though, coming as no surprise, it seems every tourbus rolled the highways this year with Hail To The Thief on repeat.
Ohio based ekoostik hookah, have been playing their magical style of music since 1991. By relentless touring and a flair for the unexpected, they have come to represent more than just the music. Keyboardist/Vocalist Dave Katz reveals what make his band and festival, oh so special.