Leftover Salmon To Reunite At 11th Annual All Good Music Festival
Vince Herman (acoustic guitar, vocals), Drew Emmitt (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Jeff Sipe (drums), Greg Garrison (bass, vocals), Bill McKay (keyboards, vocals), and Noam Pikelny (banjo) will be ending their 27-month hiatus by filling the West Virginia mountains with the trademark polyethnic-cajun-slamgrass sound that propelled Leftover Salmon from its humble Rocky Mountain beginnings to international critical acclaim, as the mid-Atlantic's premier camping event returns to Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, July 13-15, 2007.
Leftover Salmon joins Bob Weir & RatDog, moe., Keller Williams, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Les Claypool, Dark Star Orchestra, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sound Tribe Sector 9 as yet another longtime leading attraction of the improvisational scene coming to All Good this summer. Other acts announced so far: Lotus, Tea Leaf Green, Ozric Tentacles, Perpetual Groove, AOD (Assembly of Dust), PBS (Porter-Batiste-Stoltz), Soldiers of Jah Army, New Monsoon, Will Hoge, West Indian Girl and Lovewhip, with many more to come!
Indeed, the 11th Annual All Good Music Festival is celebrating the diversity and loyalty of the improvisational music scene with its most extensive and intensive lineup to date. The mid-Atlantic's premier camping event enters its fifth consecutive year at Marvin's Mountaintop, the 675-acre, panoramic setting adjacent to Morgantown, WV.
"We're honored that Leftover Salmon has chosen the All Good Festival as their only East Coast reunion destination this summer," says promoter Tim Walther, who founded the festival in 1997. "They've been one of our most popular All Good acts for 10 years running. I'm certain they'll be a huge hit again this year."
The East Coast's mid-summer live music highlight is a certified monster of a musical gathering that Billboard says is "unlike many large festivals." Capacity crowds of over 15,000 fans gather annually for three full days and nights of live music set against the landscape of the majestic and magnificent natural wonder and grandeur of Marvin's Mountaintop.
All Good's 2007 music lineup has a wide-ranging, phenomenal groove that unites jam, bluegrass, southern rock, New Orleans funk, electronica, prog rock, reggae, indie, soul, singer-songwriters and more for the soundtrack to a peacefully spirited vibe that has remained an All Good constant since 1997. And as always, musical highlights are bountiful. This year, Bob Weir & RatDog make their Walther Productions debut in a newly energized formation when they lead a roster filled with artists who have certainly been influenced by Weir's first band, the Grateful Dead. moe., an All Good favorite, returns to host an unprecedented two full sets, including a late-night all-star jam with many surprise guests. Politically charged rock hip-hop combo Michael Franti & Spearhead arrive in the midst of selling out much of the nation's biggest showcase clubs with rhythms and melody fueled by their recent trip to war-torn Iraq. British psychedelic improve legends Ozric Tentacles mark their 25th anniversary by reuniting their original lineup, while dub-influenced breakbeat psychedelics Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) also promise a refreshing All Good debut. Three-fourths of the New Orleans legends the funky Meters come together as PBS (Porter-Batiste-Stoltz), while AOD (Assembly of Dust) reconvenes atop the mountain for the first time as radio chart-leaders. Hometown heroes Soldiers of Jah Army (SOJA) are rewarded with an All Good slot for packing some of the most prestigious regional concert rooms, while Lovewhip finally gets to show why they were last year's SonicBids contest winner. Two more unknown, unsigned and up-and-coming artists will be discovered and showcased through SonicBids (www.sonicbids.com) this summer.
The All Good is a full blown extravaganza, complete with top quality production, state of the art sound and lights, an authentic variety of food and craft vendors, art and sculpture, a kid's area, family camping, interactive artisan workshops, microbrews and, new to the festival, an "Even Better" VIP ticket option. Music fans can always rely on enjoying 40 hours of original music, all centrally located with no overlapping sets.
Marvin's Mountaintop is a lovely, safe environment where family and friends gather to enjoy the great outdoors while listening to the music, with a wide range of outdoor activities for children and adults. All Good always is about offering feel-good music to "all good" people and giving them an entirely positive weekend experience brimming with the strength of optimism and community spirit.
The list of artists confirmed to play the 11th Annual All Good Music Festival to date:
Bob Weir & RatDog
moe. (+ additional All Good All-Star Jam hosted by moe.)
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Dark Star Orchestra
Yonder Mountain String Band
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) (performing late night set)
Tea Leaf Green
AOD (Assembly of Dust)
Soldiers of Jah Army (SOJA)
West Indian Girl
More bands, guest musicians, and festival activities are to be announced in the coming weeks.
Early-Bird Tickets are just $89 and will be offered for a limited time only, while supplies last through www.allgood.musictoday.com and www.jambasetickets.com or charge by phone by calling 1-800-594-TIXX. Buy early and save over $55 on the gate price.
For complete information, visit the official All Good web site at: www.allgoodfestival.com
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