• The mighty Mother Hips, one day after the release of their new project, “Chorus,” headlined the gig at the venerable venue, part of the night’s itinerary that included a brand-new incarnation of the Jackie Greene Band, as well as an opening showcase set in which violinist and keyboardist Jason Crosby, also part of the Blue Rose Music collective, performed alone and with such fine label-mates…

  • His regional dialect has become global without being worldly.  He is still very relatable and full of soul as he took the audience on a wild ride thru his musical journey of life. While the Sensational Space Shifters band backing him up continued with a smokey sweet guitar solo, he grabbed the tambourine, and it took on an instrumental balance to his vocals.  It was no longer a child…

  • Three bohemian bands and a world-famous clown came together June 2 at the UC Theatre in Berkeley, California, for a benefit for the Seva Foundation, a global health organization with a core vision of “A world free of blindness.” Emceed by Seva co-founder Wavy Gravy, who remains on its…

  • Grateful Web recently had the privilege of catching up with classic rock bassist Jack Casady. The seventy-four-year-old Rock’n’Roll Hall of Famer was inducted with Jefferson Airplane, but his musician partnership with Jorma Kaukonen as the celebrated revival blues group…

  • No one has a way with lyrics like John Prine, whose musical tales are told with witticisms and phrasings so vibrant that they leave the listener with a full visualization of the characters within each song. All sounding fresh and comforting, many of the songs, written in the early 1970s, touched on topics long gone, like President…