Chris Carrier named crew chief of Turner Scott Motorsports’ fourth Truck Series entry WATCH: Logano celebrates Michigan win “I look forward to the opportunity to compete again in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series,” said Carrier. “I enjoy working with young talent, and I think Ben Kennedy and Cale Gale have what it takes to be successful in this sport. We have a great team behind us at Turner Scott Motorsports, and I am looking forward to getting to work and joining the truck series this week at Bristol.”Carrier, a NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and NCWTS veteran, has served as crew chief for 329 events throughout the three series, earning five wins, 24 top fives, 52 top 10s and seven poles. Carrier’s most recent work in the NCWTS includes serving as crew chief on the No. 30 last season, leading Nelson Piquet Jr. to two wins, nine top fives, 15 top 10s and four poles. The Tennessee native earned his first career win with Harry Gant in 1994 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.The organization has also named Pat Tryson as crew chief for the No. 30 NASCAR Nationwide Series entry. Tryson will take over the crew chief duties for Piquet Jr. starting in the August 23 race at Bristol.”I am very excited about the opportunity to join Turner Scott Motorsports and the No. 30 team,” said Tryson. “I am really looking forward to working with Nelson Piquet Jr. and the rest of the team. Nelson is a very talented, hard-nosed competitor and I think we will work very well together. The pieces are in place at Turner Scott Motorsports to have a championship caliber team, and I am looking forward to helping this team get to victory lane. I would like to thank [co-owners] Steve Turner and Harry Scott, Jr. for giving me the opportunity to join their organization, and I am looking forward to getting to work this weekend at Bristol.”Tryson, a NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series veteran has served as crew chief for 516 events, earning a total of 10 wins, 66 top-five, 139-top 10s and four poles throughout the three series. The Malvern, Pa. native earned his first career win with Elliott Sadler in 2001 at Bristol Motor Speedway.READ MORE: READ: Full coverage from Michigan, Mid-Ohio WATCH: Johnson out early at Michigan FULL SERIES COVERAGE• View all articles • View all videos • View all photos WATCH: Dillon spins in Stewart’s No. 14 Turner Scott Motorsports announced Monday that the team has named Chris Carrier as crew chief of the team’s fourth NASCAR Camping World Truck Series entry.Carrier and his TSM team will be at Bristol Motor Speedway Wednesday night providing support for Ben Kennedy Racing’s No. 96 entry in the Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200. Carrier will also be on the pit box and calling the shots for the No. 96 at Iowa, Chicago, Martinsville and Homestead-Miami Speedway. The team will run a limited schedule for the remaining portion of the year with Kennedy and Cale Gale behind the wheel.
Record Store Day is fast approaching, giving independent record stores nationwide a chance to share some exclusive and limited edition releases to fans everywhere. With RSD set for April 16th, the organizers have shared the complete list of vinyl available for the musical holiday.The full list, which can be seen here, includes a number of intriguing options. As previously reported, Phish’s Hoist album will be featured as a “First Release” on RSD, though it will be available everywhere just one week later. A four-LP box set of the Grateful Dead’s live performance at the Passaic, NJ Capitol Theatre on 4/25/77 is an exclusive release for RSD, as are a number of David Bowie albums.Releases from The Doors, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Flaming Lips, Fleetwood Mac, Florence + The Machine, Jethro Tull, Rich Robinson, Sex Pistols, Talking Heads, The Weeknd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Warren Zevon, Willie Nelson, Man Man, John Frusciante, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Sublime, Ramones and SO MANY MORE are all featured on the list.Be sure to head to your local record store on the 16th of April for this one-of-a-kind release day.
Welcome to the second half of our video recap of the Summer Camp Music Festival! Our first installment featured moe., Greensky Bluegrass, and more, but the great thing about Summer Camp is the extraordinary amount of talent at any given moment. This second installment of our video series has some truly legendary acts, like Steve Kimock, Fishbone, Ani DeFranco, Summer Camp stalwarts like The Henhouse Prowlers and Family Groove Company and of course, headliners moe.Check out exclusive videos from our videographer Rex Thomson below!Steve Kimock & Friends “Bird Song”Legendary guitarist Steve Kimock brought his “Friends,” including Jeff Chimenti and Dan Lebowitz with him for a set of beautiful tunes, including this stellar version of the Grateful Dead tune “Bird Song.”Fishbone “Bonin’ in the Boneyard”Legendary punk-funk band Fishbone showed they haven’t lost a step raging across the stage and out into the audience just as they did in the beginning nearly four decades ago! Later in the day they blew folks away with their sit in with moe. for a special cover of Prince’s Purple Rain, but they got the party started much earlier with a signature freak out set on the Sunshine Stage earlier in the day. The Henhouse Prowlers “Workin’ Man Blues”Chicago’s own “Suits and Ties” bluegrass band The Henhouse Prowlers took a break from their world travels to pay their respects to Merle Haggard with this cover of “Workin’ Man Blues” from the Summer Camp Music Festival’s Campfire Stage.Family Groove Company “Instrumental – New Speedway Boogie”Illinois and Summer Camp Music Festival favorites Family Groove Company brought their feel good brand of music to the Summer Camp Campfire Stage for a grooving instrumental before segueing perfectly into a high energy rendition of the Grateful Dead‘s “New Speedway Boogie” with a few Shakedown Street” teases thrown in for good measure.moe. “Billy Goat>Stressed Out”moe. got their Saturday night Moonshine Stage headlining set going with a band thanks to a rocking “Billy Goat” then slipped into one of their odder covers of the weekend, a fun version of the 21 Pilots song “Stressed Out,” featuring the prodigious rapping skills of percussionist Jim Loughlin.The Main Squeeze “Message To The Lonely”Chicago based rockers The Main Squeeze has seen their brand of feel good funk and soul catch fire and find a well deserved national fan base. They got things going on the Starshine Stage with a righteous “Message To The Lonely.”Ani DeFranco “Careless Words”Feminist icon and beloved singer-songwriter Ani DeFranco took the Summer Camp Music Festival Sunshine Stage for a set of solo acoustic tunes that had her many diehard fan’s rapt attention from start to finish.Fruition “Labor Of Love”Portland, Oregon’s Fruition brought their fiery and heartfelt brand of Americana to the Campfire Stage at the Summer Camp Music Festival for a selection of the best loved tunes including a fun rendition of the title track from their new album, Labor Of Love.moe. “Wind It Up”Since we’ve already seen how moe. closed out the festival with a smokin’ cover of Cream‘s “White Room,” it seemed like a good way to end this video retrospective was with another of moe.’s more classic show enders, the anthemic “Wind It Up.” The song always sends the fans out into the night with a positive vibe!Another amazing year in the books for the Summer Camp Music Festival, and the most successful to boot! Fans from around the nation have helped make Summer Camp the first big salvo of the summer festival season, and if the fun to be had there is any indication, we’re in for a good year!
The Magic Beans returned to the place of their conception this past weekend, playing an unforgettable show in the mountains to close out their fall tour. Nederland, CO is a town that sits 20min west of Boulder at 9,000 feet above sea level. It’s best known for being home to bands such as String Cheese Incident, Leftover Salmon, and Yonder Mountain String Band as well as its quirky yearly event, Frozen Dead Guy Days. Ned’s rich musical history has prompted the creation of a beautiful new venue, The Caribou Room.The Beans helped break in this new hometown spot with a packed, two-set show featuring Amoramora as support. The first set included a huge palindrome song sandwich and a very appropriate set closing “We Are Family” cover featuring Rachel Hollingsworth on vocals. The second set featured fan favorite bustouts like “Pizza Baby” and non-stop music segued from first song to last. However, more notably there were multiple references to the King of Pop; including “Smooth Criminal” teases, an instrumental “The Way You Make Me Feel”, and a “Billie Jean” jam all encapsulated into improv sections of the set.Listen to the instrumental cover of “The Way You Make Me Feel” here.Next up for Magic Beans is their Hallow-Bean run at The Fillmore in Denver, Schmiggity’s in Steamboat Springs, and Barkley Ballroom in Frisco. Check out the setlist from Nederland, below.Setlist: The Magic Beans at The Caribou Room, Nederland, CO – 10/7/16Set 1: Five Points, Adonde > Space Cadet > Kid Rocket > Space Cadet > Adonde, We Are Family*Set 2: Pizza Baby^ > Dr. Bubbleman > The Way You Make Me Feel# > As You Like It > Common Mind > Lazer Lady”*w/Rachel Hollingsworth on vocals (FTP), ^w/Smooth Criminal jam, #Instrumental (FTP), “w/Billy Jean jam[Photo via ontheDL Photography]
Spiritual Rez have released a new album called Setting In The West. The ten-song effort showcases the band’s musical diversity and relatable lyrics while maintaining the quintessential reggae vibes that they’ve come to be known for.Check out the full album stream here, and follow along with our recap of some of the album’s highlights.Setting In The West kicks off with “Sober”, a slow and plodding tune that showcases the mind of a drunk party-goer who meets the girl of his dreams. The lyrics openly wonder whether this love will last in the morning, once both parties have sobered up, showcasing a reflective attitude that permeates through the EP. “Red Room” is an uplifting tune that features typical, stress-free reggae vibes, advising the listener to “do it right you can’t rewind”. Life is short, and “Red Room” acts as the ultimate reminder to live life to the fullest and happiest. A guest verse by Duddy B of the Dirty Heads rounds things out with a spot-on guest appearance on the track.“Together Always” is a more personal love song, with vocalist Toft Willingham lamenting the stress of going on tour and leaving a jealous significant other at home. The song acts as a reassurance to the jealous lover, discussing the trials and tribulations of being in a relationship while on tour. The lyrics express the strong feelings that the protagonist has for his true love, the girl with a “golden heart” who is waiting for him at home. Vocalist HIRIE adds to the track by playing the role of the lonely girlfriend, providing harmonies and reciprocating the dedication that is on display in the song’s earlier verses.“Square Grouper” is a funky song about finding a large quantity of marijuana in the waters of Florida and profiting from this lucky discovery. For the uninitiated, a “Square Grouper” is a bale of Marijuana that has fallen overboard from a smuggling ship or thrown out of a smuggling plane (the term was coined by the US Coast Guard). In the end, the song tells a tale of wishful thinking, with Willingham singing about taking the risk to search for a “square grouper”, and the hope of becoming a rich man by selling the bounty. While the lyrics are playful, the song tells a vivid tale of desire and fantasy.In the end, this album accomplishes exactly what Spiritual Rez has set out to achieve. Setting In The West is a funky album that tells introspective tales about the search for love, peace, success, and tranquility, all while managing to make these topics fun, relatable, and danceable.
It will be a year since his passing on January 10th, 2016, though the legacy of David Bowie will live on forever. While the tributes have been going on for years, to celebrate the longstanding impression his timeless music has provided, this year has certainly been the year of Bowie. To memorialize the one year anniversary of his death, his closest collaborators will join forces for a tribute show on January 10th at Terminal 5 in New York City.This will be a show from the heart, featuring Mike Garson, Adrian Belew, Earl Slick, Gail Ann Dorsey, Sterling Campbell, and more for “a very special David Bowie concert with Bowie people playing Bowie music Bowie style.” The press release adds, “Individually these former Bowie band members performed, wrote and recorded together with David through several decades including the 1973’s Ziggy Stardust tour, the Diamond Dogs tour, Isolar II (Heroes) tour, to the hugely successful Serious Moonlight tour, the Sound And Vision greatest hits tour to Glastonbury 2000, Heathen, his final A Reality Tour and many of them appeared on Bowie’s triumphant comeback album, The Next Day.” Tickets go on-sale Friday, December 9th at 12PM local time.
Load remaining images Last night, Brooklyn Bowl hosted a great tribute to honor the songs of poet and Grateful Dead lyricist, John Perry Barlow. The event featured Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, and Scott Padden, aka the Terrapin Family Band, alongside an all-star cast of special guests. Eric Krasno and Jackie Greene both added their unique guitar playing to the occasion, with Jon Graboff of Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, Karina Rykman of Marco Benevento Band, Katie Jacoby, Rob Barraco of Dark Star Orchestra, Leslie Mendelson, and more.HeadCount and D’Angelico Guitars teamed up to auction off an exclusive guitar signed by Bob Weir and John Perry Barlow. The auction and show were designed to raise money for the John Perry Barlow Wellness Trust to aid the longtime Grateful Dead lyricist in his current medical battle. In case you weren’t able to make the event, you can also donate here. Check out the full gallery below, courtesy of Andrew Scott Blackstein Photography.
Bassist Les Claypool is set to pull double duty at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on May 16th, as he’ll be performing with Primus and special guest, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, for a night of mayhem at the famed Morrison, CO venue. It seems that both bands will be performing throughout 2017, as Claypool now has dates scheduled for each unique act this year.The show will start with the psychedelic style of Claypool Lennon, fusing Claypool’s funky offbeat bass with Sean Lennon’s otherworldly guitar playing. Fans will then get to hear a full set of Primus music, placing Claypool within the outfit that he’s led now for over 25 years. Primus will also hit the intimate Fox Theatre on May 15th, treating fans to an evening of their music ahead of the big Red Rocks event.Tickets and more information about the show can be found here, and you can see the artwork below.
As time passes and the jam band scene continues to evolve, it has been exciting to see the rise of new acts. One such band is Spafford, the four-piece traditional jam band, that is currently experiencing a meteoric rising through the ranks as their name gains more weight across the country. Starting last fall with their “Breakout Tour”, the buzz around the band was palpable and has only been gaining momentum. 2017 is quickly proving to be the year the band sticks the landing. Having completed the full first leg of a national tour opening for Umphrey’s Mcgee with headlining dates mixed in, it is fair to say that Spafford has seen a huge boost in exposure and an increasingly larger spotlight on their music and improvisational creativity.So far that spotlight has served them in an enormously positive way. Taking the stage at prestigious theaters is always a huge step in the evolution of an up and coming band, and thus far for Spafford, transforming their sound from the club circuit to large venues has only bolstered their fan base. Their sound has smoothly crossed over into the larger rooms and the connection to new audiences has been undeniable.Today, the band shared a pro-shot video of original composition “The Postman” from the beautiful Fillmore Theater in Detroit, MI. See for yourself what all the buzz is about, video courtesy of the band.
Live For Live Music: Delicate Steve, are you a delicate man?Delicate Steve: Yes.L4LM: If you had a dime for every time somebody asked you that, would you be a wealthy man? Delicate Steve: Yes!L4LM: Well, now that we have that settled, the first thing that caught my attention when listening to your band, as I’m sure goes for most people, was the absence of lyrical content. Was the decision to be entirely instrumental made intentionally or has singing just never been something that you’ve done? Delicate Steve: I don’t think of myself as a lyricist, so I’m just playing to my strengths as a guitar player who is interested in making songs, writing songs, and producing pop music. I know that I’m good at the guitar, so I decided that that would be the focus of the music instead of trying to write lyrics.L4LM: In regards to that topic, would you say that when you listen to music, you’re more immediately attracted to the beat of a song rather than to the lyrics?Delicate Steve: No, I like lyrics, I would say that’s what I like most. I’m definitely paying attention to singers when I listen to music.L4LM: That’s interesting to me. But you probably wouldn’t say that one is more important than the other, would you? Delicate Steve: No, you just need to have a lot of strong elements in the song and that could come from anywhere. It could be the beat, it could be the melody, it could be the lyrics; but a good song has to have at least one of those things happening.L4LM: When you made the decision to venture off as a predominantly instrumental band, you had to have known that it would be difficult to break into any sort of a mainstream market. Did that notion ever intimidate you? Or was that never a concern of yours?Delicate Steve: Well, I was just making this music in my room, so I wasn’t really thinking of anything external. So this was just sort of what I would do if I was uninhibited by thoughts about where it would end up or how it would do in the world. So that’s how the first album came to be.L4LM: How old were you when you made the first album? Delicate Steve: I think I was 22 or 23.L4LM: So you were just making music to make music, it wasn’t intended for anybody but yourself? Delicate Steve: Not exactly. It was for friends, and it was for bands that I was inspired by.L4LM: Were you playing shows anywhere at that time? Delicate Steve: Not with this music until after it was recorded.L4LM: Once this music was recorded, and you started performing live and writing new music. Did you notice any changes in your creative process as you were probably beginning to take certain external factors into account? Delicate Steve: It’s changed; it’s definitely different now. I take into account where I am, which isn’t just in my bedroom anymore. It’s in the world in some way. I like to be conscious, as much as I can be when I’m making music, so I’m not just thinking about myself.L4LM: Do you think that you’ve ever compromised your creative independence when writing a song in order to guarantee success? Delicate Steve: No. It’s easier to do whatever you want; it’s harder to make something that you think will be successful. If you’re not bound by that, then you can make anything, and no one is going to yell at you. In some ways, it’s easier to experiment freely than it is to make a pop song. So in some ways, I think it strengthens my creative muscle to try and make music that other people will want to listen to.L4LML: I imagine that many bands who compose songs without lyrics can have a difficult time engaging an audience. I have to say that for myself personally, at the two shows that I attended of yours, the lack of singing went almost entirely unnoticed, and I think that’s because I felt like, in a way, your guitar was doing the singing. Is that a reaction that you often receive?Delicate Steve: Yeah (laughs). I don’t know, I don’t know how it looks to other people, but people do say that.L4LM: Is that a reaction that you try to provoke in people?Delicate Steve: No, I don’t think I need to try so much—that just sort of feels natural for me to do all that stuff when I’m up there playing.L4LM: Do you think you play your guitar differently or more eccentrically than someone who would be singing and playing at the same time? Delicate Steve: I think that I play my guitar differently and more eccentrically than most of the guitar players that I see, if they’re singing or not, just because of how I grew up, and what I think is cool or not cool. I combine all those thoughts in my own head, and I’m kind of doing what I think is really cool and what I’m not seeing a lot of in the world.L4LM: Many musicians use their lyrics to express themselves, whether it be in relation to a personal experience or a more global topic. Is it ever frustrating that you can’t share those opinions or stories with your audience?Delicate Steve: No, I feel like I’m doing that when I’m playing. I think people are getting a sense of who I am through my music, even though it doesn’t have words. It’s just like when people listen to groups from around the world and even though they can’t understand what’s being said, they can still connect to it.L4LM: Are the musicians that accompanied you on your most recent tour considered to be the official band (Max Jaffe, Jon Wiley and Jessica Pavone), or are those members continuously rotating?Delicate Steve: It’s the official band right now. It’s changed over the years, but those who are playing now have hopped on over the past year or so.L4LM: The title of your album, This is Steve, is seemingly blunt. Is the meaning behind that name quite so obvious or is there a bit more of a story behind it? Delicate Steve: I would leave it to the person checking out the music. In one way, it serves as a glimpse into who I am as a person through this music, and I felt like this third album was the time to call an album This is Steve.L4LM: Do you think this album is the most accurate representation of yourself as an artist? Delicate Steve: They’re all different mirrors, but this one was set up in a way that was the most welcoming in some way. L4LM: Any exciting things on the horizon for you and your music? Delicate Steve: I’m just keeping busy all the time in New York—producing bands, working on music with a bunch of different artists, and playing guitar. I just want to be known, so I just want to keep doing my thing, and the world will catch up eventually. Sometimes I get a little impatient, but I also know that I’m doing something special, and that I’m not going to stop anytime soon. So I’ve just got to harness my patience and just keep making music. L4LM: One final question, under what circumstance does Harsh Steve come to town? Delicate Steve: Harsh Steve is always there; he could come out at any minute (laughs). Everyone has got a harsh side, so not more than anybody else do I have one, but I’m definitely capable of those emotions. Steve Marion, better known by his stage name Delicate Steve, is a musician who’s been around the block, performing on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert and having worked with big names like Paul Simon, Tame Impala, Dirty Projectors, and more. However, the eccentric guitarist has been in a state of evolution throughout his career, as evidenced by the musical progression across his albums, with his latest album, This Is Steve, coming out earlier this year. Growing from writing his fully instrumental songs for himself and friends in his bedroom to writing in consideration of the followers he’s been rabidly gaining, Delicate Steve continues onward and upward with guitar-driven, psychedelia-tinged pop rock songs leading the way.Live For Live Music was recently able to chat with the guitarist, who gave us a taste of his musical philosophy, stage personality, and future industry aspirations. Read the interview below, and check out more information about Delicate Steve along with his upcoming tour dates on his website here.