Indie For The Holidays - An Amazon collection of original and traditional tunes

Just in time for the holidays...


Amazon's collection of original and traditional holiday music written and performed by an array of artists, including Matisyahu, Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices, Langhorne Slim and more. Also involved in the collection are Moon Taxi, Lisa Loeb, Fruit Bats, Ivan & Alyosha, YACHT, Rogue Wave and The LeeVees, which features Guster’s Adam Gardner.Amazon will also be premiering videos for the songs throughout the season, along with interview with the artists involved.

Gathering of the Vibes music festival to take 1 year off

The Gathering of the Vibes music festival in Bridgeport is taking a one-year hiatus. Founder Ken Hayes posted a note on the festival's site Friday saying he has decided not to pursue holding a festival in 2016.


Hayes' note assures us the festival will return and the hiatus is a "pause, an opportunity for all of us to reflect on the memories, explore new and exciting festival initiatives while planning our triumphant return in 2017."



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These Are The Last Remaining Old School Mississippi Blues Musicians

Since 2008, photographer Lou Bopp has been capturing the now elderly men who constitute the Mississippi Delta Blues musicians of a previous era. With calloused hands, worn faces and twinkling eyes, the blues artists are living remnants of a bygone time, one of juke joints and fiery soul.

"As a photographer and part of my overall DNA, I wanted to go where most do not, could not, nor dare not venture," Bopp explains in his artist statement. "Their stories seem embedded in their skin, scent, hands, stares; they are draped in history."

Read more in Huffington Post

Bonnaroo 2016 Pre-Sale Begins Friday 11/27

Bonnaroo 2016 Holiday Pre-Sale Begins Friday November 27th, 2015 at Noon Eastern


The Bonnaroo Holiday Pre-Sale is back and bigger than ever! Beginning Black Friday, November 27th at Noon Eastern, a limited number of general admission tickets will be available for $299.50, plus applicable fees. Act fast because these specially priced tickets will only be available during our Holiday Pre-sale. Once that allotment has sold out, we will continue to offer a limited number of tickets at our regular GA Tier 1 price of $324.50 plus applicable fees. There is a limit of (4) general admission tickets per order.


Read more on http://www.bonnaroo.com/tickets

Michael Arnone's Crawfish Festival 2016 Music Line-up announced!

Michael Arnone's Crawfish Festival
June 3, 4 and 5, 2016
Sussex County Fairgrounds, Augusta, New Jersey



The Grids are up! Introducing the 2016 talent lineup!

The funky Meters, Marcia Ball, Cowboy Mouth, From Good Homes, Jon Cleary and The Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Amanda Shaw, Bonerama, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Rockin' Dopsie Jr. Samantha Fish, David Greely Trio, The Revelers, Papa Mali, Flow Tribe, Brass-A-Holics, Johnny Sketch and The Dirty Notes Cha Wa, Zydeco Revelators, King James and The Special Men, 3 TBA's Master Workshops by George Porter Jr., Marcia Ball, Jon Cleary and Rockin' Dopsie Jr.

Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest in Augusta, New Jersey, brings the sounds and eats of NOLA to Sussex County. The annual three-day event is a celebration of New Orleans culture and boasts over 20 brass, Cajun, zydeco, gospel, jazz and delta blues acts as well as numerous purveyors of po-boys, beignets, jambalaya and of course, crawfish.



Get more info and the latest updates on crawfishfest.com

Po-Boy Festival 2015 in New Orleans

The 9th Annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival
New Orleans, LA

Sunday, November 22, 2015
10am - 6pm


On Sunday November 22nd, 2015 the Oak Street business corridor in the neighborhood of Carrollton will be transformed into one of the most unique festivals in the world, the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival! This event features some of the finest restaurants, artists and musicians in the Crescent City, all coming together in appreciation of one of New Orleans most distinct and delicious creations… The legendary Po-Boy Sandwich.

Over 40 different food vendors will be serving up their own take on this tasty classic while some of the best local bands in town provide the soundtrack.

On top of all the fantastic food and music, Po-Boy Fest is also excited to add the return of an Arts Market. The Where Y'Art Market will feature 25+ local artists with an eclectic array of  handmade and one-of-a-kind artworks.

2015 Music Lineup:

10-11:15: Pigeon Town
10:30-11:45: Sexual Thunder
12-1:15 Naughty Professor
12:30-1:45: Los Po Boy Citos
2-3:15: Tank & The Bangas
2:30-3:45: Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes
4-5:30pm: Rebirth Brass Band
4:30-6pm: Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen

More info on poboyfest.com

The Oak Street Po-Boy fest is a uniquely New Orleanian festival, designed to honor the humble po-boy sandwich and to help revitalize the booming Oak Street business corridor. The Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is presented by the Oak Street Merchants, Residents and Property Owners, a Non Profit organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining the economic visibility of the Oak Street commercial corridor. "MRPO" is committed to combating blight and deterioration, and maintaining streetscape improvements.

Rest In Peace Allen Toussaint

Heaven just got a new composer.

Legendary New Orleans musician and composer Allen Toussaint has died after suffering a heart attack following a concert he performed Monday night at Madrid's Lara Theater.

Madrid emergency services spokesman Javier Ayuso says rescue workers were called to Toussaint's hotel early Tuesday morning and managed to revive him after he suffered a heart attack. But Ayuso says Toussaint stopped breathing during the ambulance ride to a hospital and efforts to revive him again were unsuccessful.

In 1998, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He's also a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. In 2013 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama at a ceremony in Washington DC.

He was one of NOLA's most influential, beloved and iconic musicians, having composed songs like "Working in the Coal Mine," "Mother-in-Law," "Fortune Teller," "Southern Nights," "Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley," "Get Out of My Life, Woman" and dozens more. Toussaint's songs were recorded by Jerry Garcia, Ringo Starr, Little Feat, Robert Palmer, the Yardbirds, Glen Campbell, Bonnie Raitt, the Band, Warren Zevon, the Rolling Stones and many more.
From Jan Ramsey, Offbeat Magazine:
Allen was not just a friend. He was an extraordinary human being, and he touched my life personally in so many ways.
Obviously, his influence on New Orleans music and musicians, and his influence on the rest of the world was profound. Of any local musician and performer, Allen was probably the king and certainly one of the New Orleans-born musicians who actually made a damn good living from his music, specifically from songwriting/publishing (His gold Rolls-Royce’s license plate read “SONGS.”)
Furthermore, he was a prince among men. I never met anyone else in the music business that was so kind, humble, soft-spoken, and such the ultimate gentleman, with never a bad word to say about anyone.
I always told Allen that he should write his autobiography, or a memoir because he’d had such a very interesting life, but I don’t think he wanted to; maybe he didn’t think what he’d accomplished was so very important to the world (see what I mean about humble?). At one point (pre-Katrina) he told me that he had kept a daily journal almost all of his life (which was sort of exciting to hear). But that was lost during Katrina, along with everything else he owned and had worked on musically that was in his home and personal studio.
It’s hard to believe that I’ll never get to talk to him again, hear his mellifluous voice, listen to his stories, or see him again, in his beautiful tailored suits, expensive sandals with socks. Goofy. So Allen.  Read more on offbeat.com
Thanks for your positive influence and of course, the music. Rest in peace Allen Toussaint.

Dead & Company LIVE #NYC streaming video #AmexUNSTAGED Concert #GratefulDead #Gdead

John Mayer joins the remaining members of the Grateful Dead and form Dead & Company.
Find out how rock legends and one of music’s current stars came together

Watch the livestream of their #AmexUNSTAGED concert
Saturday, November 7 at 7:30PM ET



» Download the UNSTAGED app, Apple (US): http://amex.co/1Fy7CSw
» Download the UNSTAGED app, Google Play (US): http://amex.co/1h4TWm

And click on https://www.amexunstaged.com/ at 7:30pm EST to watch