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    edger got a reaction from Esau. in Greg Hemmings hunting for Wook 17 from A Head's Tale   
    Yes I have a vague recollection of this as well. Didn't 'Uncle Ted' end up with his mug on that site as well? I think it was actually a photo from ghost town. 
    By the way Greg do you remember that first come together. We all drove up in your van. Arrived in the dark and was trying to park somewhere in the perimeter. Whichever hippy was navigating you as we backed in ended up getting you wedged between two trees. Lol. That was a great weekend. I think I drove your van on from there to the Gleesons' chalet in Thornbury/Collingwood. More good times. That seems like a lifetime ago.
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Greg Hemmings in the news   
    I never realized wook 17's origin either. Unbelievabruh!
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    edger got a reaction from bouche in RIP Comfort Zone: A Peek Inside the Last days of the Waverly Hotel & Comfort Zone   
    For those of you who have a fondness for the unique brand of gritty, dirty beats, grooves, light, darkness & sketch that was the Comfort Zone & Silver Dollar, there is a cool little piece from Spacing magazine:
    http://spacing.ca/toronto/2018/02/15/peak-inside-last-days-waverly-hotel-comfort-zone/?fbclid=IwAR1_taNIcWKAnD_jn8qyiQxwQcy-0sdHC-gJ07prSa2kM1GzFlQycomweqo
    So many great shows there....cheers to NewRider & Mulemomma for all the amazing acts they brought through there.  I have often wondered whatever happened to Cosmic Steve.
    These are among my MOST memorable nights, in no particular order:
    -Regular Fat Cats residencies;
    -Burt Neilson Band;
    -Fat Burt New Years 2000;
    -Jazz is Dead (faaaackin awesome...holy shit, like Jimmy feckin Herring in your living room, that band launched me);
    -Derek Truck Bands (he was so wee...and so was I. Also mesmorizing);
    Tony Trischka (nuff said);
    Gov't Mule (among the sweatiest shows of my life, briefly met Allen Woody & Warren that night in the staircase before the show, poor Allen passed away days later I believe it was. I remember thinking at the time of running into him that he looked a little...tired. But the show was 'bumpin')
    Burning Spear (ya mon....positive, uplifting times)
    There are many more nights that have likely been lost or obscured in the haze.
    It was a matter of time, but sad to see it go
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Trumped   
    Good feckin riddance....not sure any of us really knew how dark it was going to get.
    One way or another.....
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in buckle up, hippies   
    You always had your finger on the pulse there Davey Boy!
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Circles Around the Sun (Neil Casal)   
    Miss this man and my annual fall runs of following the CRB around so so much. Some of the best most transcendent times of my life without a word of exaggeration. 
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Vibes, Hope & Grateful Nods   
    RIP Toots 💓
    This one is hitting me today. The end of an era. The old guard of roots reggae is moving on....i hope that can only amount to a release of positive energy to be taken up in this world as it's needed. 
     
    I want you to know that I am the man
    Who fight for the right, not for the wrong
    Going there, I'm growing there
    Helping the weak against the strong Soon you will find out the man
    I'm supposed to be
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Terminally ill Canadians get exemption to use psychedelic therapy   
    I hope this helps some find some meaning
    https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/four-terminally-ill-canadians-get-special-exemption-to-use-psychedelic-therapy-1.5051357
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    edger got a reaction from bouche in Vibes, Hope & Grateful Nods   
    Just thought it might be worth channeling some energy towards the musicians who inspire us who are fighting for their recovery or who have lost that battle.  
    Recognition, acknowledgement, whatever seems fit I suppose.  I hope the extent of the impact somehow remains minimal....
     
    RIP Ellis Marsalis, New Orleans Jazz Piano Legend, (father of Branford and Wynton)
    https://www.nola.com/entertainment_life/music/article_bbdaf4c4-7481-11ea-92ae-1758b23c65c8.html?fbclid=IwAR1DkKnn0VXAGl7RFJm5uxn2VcvG_Mh1TJgKFPoKny9MKQvh1NWY92gfjhQ
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Jambase announces live stream calendar   
    Pretty cool...all things considered
    https://www.jambase.com/livestreams
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Allman's Tribute at MSG   
    Nothing but mega love and gratitude to The Brothers and the original one and only Allman Brothers....
    I thought they sounded fantastic. Good ole cheeky fiery gospel. 
    Made me a little sad to see Jaimoe deteriorating but he was clearly happy to be there. 
    Those Trucks brothers...hot damn.
    Would love to see this line up live if our current collective global panic right now doesn't tank the live music industry entirely. 
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Music is more than sound & living in a world without sound   
    Some colleagues from my university are involved in a pretty cool study. Check it out:
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/article-living-in-a-world-without-sound/?utm_source=Ryerson+Today+Contacts&utm_campaign=d10c8be48e-20191202&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4843a7a799-d10c8be48e-53446655
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in ISO: 11/16 moe. at Town Ballroom single tick   
    Well I guess it's been about three years exactly since I had the pleasure of seeing moe. at one of my all time favourite venues (town ballroom...not a bad seat in the house). Soooo tight as per usual. Sat night's set in particular was a burner but Friday was also full of less familiar jams that put me right in the zone. Ended up about third row centre left both nights. Right in the pocket. And with good sight lines for Jim...im not sure if what he plays is technically considered a xylophone but he is a sonic genius. I get completely  entranced by him every show. Ridiculous. Long live moe....
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    edger got a reaction from guitarberman in TAB with Derek Trucks at Lockn last night (Fri. 8/23)   
    This is a great piece discussing how Derek and TAB have been channeling life into their latest music:
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/music/article/Tedeschi-Trucks-turns-sadness-into-hopeful-14803313.php?fbclid=IwAR1jjlt521OicYCRygXbqgSs5YiP0VWD5nSiioKBqxG2ym6cQx84fllb1ZM
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in TAB with Derek Trucks at Lockn last night (Fri. 8/23)   
    This is a great piece discussing how Derek and TAB have been channeling life into their latest music:
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/music/article/Tedeschi-Trucks-turns-sadness-into-hopeful-14803313.php?fbclid=IwAR1jjlt521OicYCRygXbqgSs5YiP0VWD5nSiioKBqxG2ym6cQx84fllb1ZM
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    edger got a reaction from bouche in let it be known there is a fountain that was not made by the hands of man   
    Ollie!!! Been a while!
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    edger got a reaction from bouche in Circles Around the Sun (Neil Casal)   
    https://www.jambase.com/article/neal-casal-tribute-theres-a-reward-lineup

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    edger got a reaction from bouche in Peach Music Festival Initial Line-up Announced   
    Hmmm....well all true that is certainly not how I would boil down my peach experience
    Fourth year in a row...thought it was my fifth but I think I'm losing count. 😜 The vibe of this festival is one of the best in my opinion.  Magical shining people everywhere. You sure do have to work hard and arrive early to get a good set up (in the trees on less sloped, less rocky land) but so well worth it.  They continuously put out one of the best lines ups of the year every year...the water park is a huge plus and a hydrating salvation.  Yoga in the mornings to work out all that muscle soreness.  I also splurge for a massage from the healing tent on most days...some talented intuitive individuals in there.
    Our first rain free weekend which made things so much easier...cleaner
    I generally make my own breakfast/lunch.  My favourite vendor is Asian Sensation....their dumplings and spicy Korean chicken bowl are superb.
    Thursday night we kicked things off with Aqueous (surpassed my expectations...great set...I'd seen them before...appear to be gaining depth and are on the rise). This was followed by Billy effin Strings....he just rips on that acoustic.  I hope he maintains the stamina and lifestyle to entertain us into old age.  Caught a set of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong...they're great fun, lots of energy...I eventually get bored but good.  Opted not to catch their late night set that night but mostly to pace myself.  String Cheese!!!  They came out swinging.  Thursday was their first of three sets that weekend and every single one was a festival highlight.  They just have a little bit of everything that I love.
    Friday yoga, followed by Infamous Stringdusters (solid, enjoyable set....hard to top seeing them at Nelson Ledges and dancing in the soft sand).  Unfortunately missed Cory Wong (opted not to climb another hill and back as I wanted to see Blues Traveler). Blues Traveler was fun but I think I enjoyed them more the last time I saw them at vibes.  Nevertheless their hits get everyone moving.  Moe.....heard so many people expressing indifference towards moe.  I don't get it.  To me they are still a straight up delightful rock/jam band and I enjoy them every time.  Seeing them in a bar is my preference but that's true for most bands. Two more magical sets of String Cheese, followed by the Allman Betts Band.  I thought they sounded great! Both the allman covers and originals.  Just happy to see that music kept alive.
    Didn't make it to Saturday yoga...in large thanks to the brahs who decided to plug in and amplify music throughout the hills at like 4 or 5 in the morning or whatever it was.  If you're going to do that (and please don't) at least be good...or even mediocre.  It was terrible.  I heard they got busted by cops on the following night.  While I wouldn't wish that on anyone and don't know what they were taken down for, I was pleased this charade was a one time performance.  Ended up being a late start by the time I got into the music.  I was disappointed to miss both Ghost Light and Stephen Marley....but there was a heavy night in store.  Lettuce>Greensky Bluegrass>double dose of TAB> followed by JRAD.  I couldn't have been more blissed out.  TAB was a definite festival topper for me.  We had anywhere from a half dozen to 20 Canadians clustered at any one time and I got a huge kick out of watching people get sucked into, energetically lifted, or just plain out puzzled by our 'infectious' swirling energy.  I believe we were excellent ambassadors.  There's always a few Americans that want to come home with us lol.  JRAD's set was also a tonne of fun despite missing their master conductor.  I was choked to hear of that very shortly before they were to go on, but congrats to the Russo family. 
    Sunday we packed down....wavered back and forth because it is the last thing you feel like doing on day 4....almost stayed another night but was really glad to have a clean bed, shower and hotel to go to at the end of the night.  As a result of the pack down and slow moving haze we were in we missed Yonder which was a shame.  Caught the end of the Inaugural Guitar pull and had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Stanley Jordan.  What a tasteful talented player.  Next up was Marcus King Band.  This is my third time seeing him this year and he was cookin' as usual.  Truly one of the greatest vocalists of all time in my opinion.  I ended up missing most of Warren and Grace but really needed a massage and a swim to straighten things out.  Made it back in time for good ole' Phil and Friends including Warren, Scofield, Graeme Lesh, Holly Bowling and John Molo.  Once they got warmed up they put on a great show.  Scofield is still a monster.  An absolute privilege to still be able to see Phil do his thing and play with such improvisational mastery at his age.
    I had the best company one could ever ask for and reflected on that many many times throughout the weekend and how delicate life is and how lucky I have been.  Heart is full of love and I always have renewed hope about this messed up world when I immerse myself in this freaky free flowing crowd.
    And....back to reality...aches and pains and things to do, but never the same.  I just try and carry a little bit of that magic through the rat race until next time.
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Peach Music Festival Initial Line-up Announced   
    Hmmm....well all true that is certainly not how I would boil down my peach experience
    Fourth year in a row...thought it was my fifth but I think I'm losing count. 😜 The vibe of this festival is one of the best in my opinion.  Magical shining people everywhere. You sure do have to work hard and arrive early to get a good set up (in the trees on less sloped, less rocky land) but so well worth it.  They continuously put out one of the best lines ups of the year every year...the water park is a huge plus and a hydrating salvation.  Yoga in the mornings to work out all that muscle soreness.  I also splurge for a massage from the healing tent on most days...some talented intuitive individuals in there.
    Our first rain free weekend which made things so much easier...cleaner
    I generally make my own breakfast/lunch.  My favourite vendor is Asian Sensation....their dumplings and spicy Korean chicken bowl are superb.
    Thursday night we kicked things off with Aqueous (surpassed my expectations...great set...I'd seen them before...appear to be gaining depth and are on the rise). This was followed by Billy effin Strings....he just rips on that acoustic.  I hope he maintains the stamina and lifestyle to entertain us into old age.  Caught a set of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong...they're great fun, lots of energy...I eventually get bored but good.  Opted not to catch their late night set that night but mostly to pace myself.  String Cheese!!!  They came out swinging.  Thursday was their first of three sets that weekend and every single one was a festival highlight.  They just have a little bit of everything that I love.
    Friday yoga, followed by Infamous Stringdusters (solid, enjoyable set....hard to top seeing them at Nelson Ledges and dancing in the soft sand).  Unfortunately missed Cory Wong (opted not to climb another hill and back as I wanted to see Blues Traveler). Blues Traveler was fun but I think I enjoyed them more the last time I saw them at vibes.  Nevertheless their hits get everyone moving.  Moe.....heard so many people expressing indifference towards moe.  I don't get it.  To me they are still a straight up delightful rock/jam band and I enjoy them every time.  Seeing them in a bar is my preference but that's true for most bands. Two more magical sets of String Cheese, followed by the Allman Betts Band.  I thought they sounded great! Both the allman covers and originals.  Just happy to see that music kept alive.
    Didn't make it to Saturday yoga...in large thanks to the brahs who decided to plug in and amplify music throughout the hills at like 4 or 5 in the morning or whatever it was.  If you're going to do that (and please don't) at least be good...or even mediocre.  It was terrible.  I heard they got busted by cops on the following night.  While I wouldn't wish that on anyone and don't know what they were taken down for, I was pleased this charade was a one time performance.  Ended up being a late start by the time I got into the music.  I was disappointed to miss both Ghost Light and Stephen Marley....but there was a heavy night in store.  Lettuce>Greensky Bluegrass>double dose of TAB> followed by JRAD.  I couldn't have been more blissed out.  TAB was a definite festival topper for me.  We had anywhere from a half dozen to 20 Canadians clustered at any one time and I got a huge kick out of watching people get sucked into, energetically lifted, or just plain out puzzled by our 'infectious' swirling energy.  I believe we were excellent ambassadors.  There's always a few Americans that want to come home with us lol.  JRAD's set was also a tonne of fun despite missing their master conductor.  I was choked to hear of that very shortly before they were to go on, but congrats to the Russo family. 
    Sunday we packed down....wavered back and forth because it is the last thing you feel like doing on day 4....almost stayed another night but was really glad to have a clean bed, shower and hotel to go to at the end of the night.  As a result of the pack down and slow moving haze we were in we missed Yonder which was a shame.  Caught the end of the Inaugural Guitar pull and had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Stanley Jordan.  What a tasteful talented player.  Next up was Marcus King Band.  This is my third time seeing him this year and he was cookin' as usual.  Truly one of the greatest vocalists of all time in my opinion.  I ended up missing most of Warren and Grace but really needed a massage and a swim to straighten things out.  Made it back in time for good ole' Phil and Friends including Warren, Scofield, Graeme Lesh, Holly Bowling and John Molo.  Once they got warmed up they put on a great show.  Scofield is still a monster.  An absolute privilege to still be able to see Phil do his thing and play with such improvisational mastery at his age.
    I had the best company one could ever ask for and reflected on that many many times throughout the weekend and how delicate life is and how lucky I have been.  Heart is full of love and I always have renewed hope about this messed up world when I immerse myself in this freaky free flowing crowd.
    And....back to reality...aches and pains and things to do, but never the same.  I just try and carry a little bit of that magic through the rat race until next time.
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Jeff Austin (formerly of YMSB) has had a “medical emergency.” Update: He has now passed away.   
    This should be a great night of tribute....too far away but nonetheless
    https://www.axs.com/events/379390/what-the-night-brings-tickets
    Artists include:
    Bill Nershi, Billy Strings, Brendan Bayliss, Greensky Bluegrass, Hot Rize, The Infamous Stringdusters, Keith Moseley, Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon (Acoustic), Members of the Jeff Austin Band, Mimi Naja, Kyle Tuttle, Jean-Luc Davis, Julian Davis, Railroad Earth, The Travelin’ McCourys, Yonder Mountain String Band and more!
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Roll Call: Phish Toronto (and/or Blossom too)   
    I can't remember the last time I saw a roll call thread on here.  I thought the occasion warranted one.  
    Soooo....whose in?
    Limo bussing into Toronto from Hamilton with a bunch of folks and then off to Blossom.
    Looks like weather is going to be nice which is a feat these days.
    Excited.
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    edger got a reaction from guitarberman in New Must Stash Hat album- UdomeU   
    Nice post! And agreed on the up and comers. Many of which have already put some respectable time in already. Long live Canjam!
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    edger got a reaction from guitarberman in New Must Stash Hat album- UdomeU   
    Way to keep at it guys!
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    edger got a reaction from Hartamophone in Joe Russo's Almost Dead aka JRAD05/09/2015 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY   
    Caught JRAD at Cleveland's Masonic Temple this past weekend.  Lucky enough to be second from the rail and right in their glorious pocket.  Russo just blows my mind every time and it was such a pleasure to watch him do his other-worldly thing from up close.  An incredible setlist and an interesting venue.  Couldn't help but wonder what kind of shit went down there in the past. Many launch-pad moments into the ether.  These guys don't let up.  Can't wait to see them again this summer at Peach!
    Set 1:
    St. Stephen
    Playing in the Band
    Crazy Fingers
    Cosmic Charlie
    Scarlet Begonias
    I Know you Rider

    Set 2:
    Shakedown Street
    I Need a Miracle
    Cryptical Envelopment
    Eyes of the World
    The Other One
    Cryptical Envelopment
    Dancin' in the Streets

    Encore:
    Look Out Cleveland (The Band)
    One More Saturday Night
     
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    edger got a reaction from bouche in Joe Russo's Almost Dead aka JRAD05/09/2015 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY   
    Caught JRAD at Cleveland's Masonic Temple this past weekend.  Lucky enough to be second from the rail and right in their glorious pocket.  Russo just blows my mind every time and it was such a pleasure to watch him do his other-worldly thing from up close.  An incredible setlist and an interesting venue.  Couldn't help but wonder what kind of shit went down there in the past. Many launch-pad moments into the ether.  These guys don't let up.  Can't wait to see them again this summer at Peach!
    Set 1:
    St. Stephen
    Playing in the Band
    Crazy Fingers
    Cosmic Charlie
    Scarlet Begonias
    I Know you Rider

    Set 2:
    Shakedown Street
    I Need a Miracle
    Cryptical Envelopment
    Eyes of the World
    The Other One
    Cryptical Envelopment
    Dancin' in the Streets

    Encore:
    Look Out Cleveland (The Band)
    One More Saturday Night
     
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