Old 78 Farm Fall Festival

The 4th ever Old 78 Farm Fall festival will take place on SEP 28th in Warwick MA. Just like in years past it will feature the finest bands, championship barbecue, kids activities, local vendors and farm fresh food.

Old 78 Farm is dedicated to using recycled materials for the materials for the festival including a recycled roadway for one of the vending areas, recycled plywood shipping containers for vendor booths, recycled plywood and flooring for the staging, and other natural, local and recycled materials are used.

Attendees can expect amazing barbecue from I'm a Hog for Q! baby championship BBQ team- they are currently the champions of the state of NH in both BBQ brisket and in grilling at the same event for hamburgers. Old 78 Farm will be vending their own pickles, relishes, beets, soup, chili, corn and more utilizing vegetables and meats grown on the property itself as much as possible. Come see why Old 78 won the best in show blue ribbon at the Warwick bake off for their pickle relish.

As always, there will be two stages including a smaller Warwick / local stage and the main stage that will go after dark. In the past the night was lit up with bonfire, glowstick dancers and professional fire dancers. Gates open at 11 A, music starts at 12 noon and will go into the night probably 11 PM or later.

Local artist Denyse Abruzzise Dar designed this year's poster, continuing the tradition of using local artists and businesses as much as possible. Pixie Bell the clown and her crew will once again be on hand for face painting and balloon creations, the Well Dressed Pony will be providing pony rides, and the whole community will come together to celebrate the Fall.

Old 78 Farm is dedicated to using recycled materials for the materials for the festival including a recycled roadway for one of the vending areas, recycled plywood shipping containers for vendor booths, recycled plywood and flooring for the staging, and other natural, local and recycled materials are used.

Attendees can expect amazing barbecue from I'm a Hog for Q! baby championship BBQ team- they are currently the champions of the state of NH in both BBQ brisket and in grilling at the same event for hamburgers. Old 78 Farm will be vending their own pickles, relishes, beets, soup, chili, corn and more utilizing vegetables and meats grown on the property itself as much as possible. Come see why Old 78 won the best in show blue ribbon at the Warwick bake off for their pickle relish.


The current band lineup includes:
Wildcat O'Halloran
Mr. Noizy and the Sparkplugs
Hot Day at the Zoo
Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute
Girls Guns and Glory
The Alchemystics members in a band we are calling the Alchemisfits
and this year's headlining band, Roots of Creation,

Come down and celebrate the Fall with us!

Hot Day at the Zoo

New England's genre-bending American roots string band, Hot Day at the Zoo, is spreading their "zoograss" sound nationwide. The high-energy quartet mixes folk, blues, ragtime and jazz with progressive bluegrass and Americana-infused rock and roll. Hot Day at the Zoo is pioneering their sound in a way that is reminiscent of how Johnny Cash transformed traditional country music. They have the songwriting and full-bodied sound of the Grateful Dead, the technicality and momentum of Sam Bush, the tightness and the ability to talk musically like Charles Mingus, and the cool, easy rock demeanor of Steely Dan. Fans accurately describe this sound as "zoograss."


Hot Day at the Zoo is Jon Cumming (banjo, dobro, vocals), Michael Dion (guitar, harmonica, vocals,) Jed Rosen (upright bass, vocals), and JT Lawrence (mandolin, vocals). Dion and Cumming are the band's two main songwriters. Both, with distinctive personalities, offer enough stories to fill a catalogue of songs that are whole-hearted and full of sincerity. Add in Rosen, who's technical prowess allows him to hold down the beat and push the music along, and Lawrence, who's youthful energy and stellar musicianship fuel his strength in fulfilling each song's missing piece, and the result is a band who humbly creates something bigger than any of themselves.

Hot Day at the Zoo is set to release their third album, Zoograss, on January 12, 2010 on their independent label INTA Records. Zoograss is a live album, recorded at The Waterhole in Saranac Lake, NY on February 14, 2009. It was mixed by Sir Bob Nash at Wonka Sound in Lowell, MA and mastered by Jay Frigoletto at ProMastering in Brookline, NH. Zoograss follows HDATZ's 2008 EP, Long Way Home, a dark and edgy album added to their collection that includes the wildly popular Cool As Tuesday.

In a venue so personally special to the band (Phish had Nectar's, HDATZ has The Waterhole), and on a night when all the planets and stars seemed to align to create an ideal environment for the creative process, HDATZ recorded a special, representative performance. "That night at The Waterhole was one of those times that I knew from the first few notes that we were on point," says Lawrence. "The energy exchange between us and the audience was incredible." Zoograss is a true picture in time, capturing a band that has undergone transformations over the years, including two line-up changes, but has evolved and matured in their songwriting and live performance and is now tighter than ever before.

Zoograss brings HDATZ to life and proves that this is a band you must see live. "Expect to see four guys up on stage playing their asses off and singing their hearts out," says Rosen. All four members play with so much vivacity and vigor that an abundance of both baby powder to keep dry and superglue to prevent their fingernails from falling off is necessary. Whether they're headlining or performing as special guest support for artists including The Band's Levon Helm, David Grisman, Leon Russell, moe., and Hot Buttered Rum, HDATZ connects with their audience through their defiant high energy on stage. With improvisations that give songs new shape, signature arrangements of covers, and many special guests, concertgoers may expect to never see the same show twice.

Not unlike the Garcia/Weir songwriting partnership, Dion and Cumming strike a balance that's always signature. Zoograss illustrates the individuality of the two songwriters and the band's ability as a whole to carry their stories. The track "Mercy of the Sea," written by Dion, weighs in at over nine minutes on Zoograss. With imagery like, "Bones made of coral, saltwater in my veins, and a tidal wave of hope," this track required a great deal of complimentary energy and instrumental imagination from all four members who succeeded brilliantly. "'Mercy of the Sea' stretches things out and highlights the band's dynamics and ability to speak to each other musically," says Cumming. Quite the antithesis of this track is Cumming's "One Day Soon," three-plus minutes of direct, beautiful poetry: "With every mile I leave behind, it's one more I can't borrow." "'One Day Soon' departs from our high-energy, jam-based mode, and tones it down some," says Cumming. "For a tune like this, the song is the master and the band serves it well."

Zoograss illustrates a new beginning for HDATZ who continue to develop exponentially. "Every week it seems we are breaking into new, uncharted territory with new songs, new ideas, and new aspirations," says Dion. "This album is just a taste of what this band is capable of."

by Laura Goldfarb

Talking Heads Tribute Start Making Sense

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career. Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, giving you a "once in a lifetime" experience. Prepare yourself for a rockin', funkin', danceable celebration of the new-wave art punk you loved from the 80's!!!

Girls Guns and Glory

"I've been going wild, like the river runs. And I'm afraid that this rambling has only just begun." So sings Ward Hayden, singer/songwriter of Girls Guns and Glory, on the band's new album Sweet Nothings (Lonesome Day, 2011). These words, found in the song "Snakeskin Belt," are an apt introduction to the band itself. Girls Guns and Glory is a celebration of sweet and tasty, fun lovin' and hard timin', honky tonk music that is simultaneously casual and complex. The band combines elements of early rock 'n' roll, country, and rhythm & blues to deliver its own brand of American Roots music that satisfies like homemade apple pie.

Girls Guns and Glory is the brainchild of Lonesome Day recording artist Ward Hayden. Hayden formed GGG in the Winter of 2005 and within 2 weeks of the groups formation they entered Noise in the Attic Studios to begin a prolific period of recording. Releasing 3 critically acclaimed full-length albums in as many years (Fireworks & Alcohol – 2006; Pretty Little Wrecking Ball – 2007; Inverted Valentine – 2008). Hayden's original compositions conjure the palpable ache of a crushed heart; they touch on themes of love lost and hope found, and their words alone could be published in anthologies of poetry. Hayden recalls that once he got on stage with GGG, he found he had never felt more comfortable doing anything else. Performing quickly became an addiction, and it is due in part to his efforts on and off stage that GGG is now an internationally touring band, named Independent Artist of the Year at the French Country Music Awards, and two-time winner of both the Roots Act of Year (Boston Phoenix Awards) and Americana Act of the Year (Boston Music Awards). GGG is also the only band of its genre to ever take home the top honors of Act of the Year (Boston Music Awards) and to win the legendary WBCN Rock 'n' Roll Rumble.

Hayden, who originally hails from Scituate, MA, leads the band on Vocals and Acoustic Guitar. And after full shake up of the line up in 2009, the solidified group that helps him create their sound is a band of Pennsylvania transplants who made their way to Boston to further their musical pursuits: Chris Hersch on Electric Guitar, Michael Calabrese on Drums/Vocals, and Paul Zaz Dilley on Upright/Electric Bass. They are a well-trained group: Hersch and Calabrese went to the New England Conservatory of Music and Dilley attended Berklee College of Music. With the demands of a heavy-touring lifestyle, this is a group that cut its teeth on the road, and their resulting chemistry on stage is enjoyably electric. Hayden is quick to mention that, not only do these guys play their focal instruments with mastery, appreciation, and—on occasion—spirited abandon, each one of them is a multi-instrumentalist.

In another life, Hayden might have become a fisherman or even a marine biologist. He loves the outdoors and has a special affinity for aquatic life and for the solitude that being out on the water, alone with his thoughts, can bring. His other main interest is in collecting vintage clothes and decor. As a boy, he spent a lot of time with his grandmother, who was a flea market vendor. To this day, looking at the objects he has amassed in his personal collection fills him with a sense of nostalgia. It's really no wonder that Hayden says he feels most at home surrounded by things from another era, as you get the sense listening to some of his songs that he was transported to his current residence in Cambridge, MA from another time and place where long-fringed leather jackets and white-tailed deer foot lamps were the norm.

The idea of survival, sometimes conveyed by quiet presence, at other times more in-your-face, pervades Hayden's personal interests and his music. The ocean can be churned up and swirling on one day and calm and placid the next; but every day when you rise, it is there. Your oldest possessions may be scuffed and worn and maybe even a little worse for wear, but their mere presence asserts that they are still here. Likewise, even Hayden's most gut-wrenching songs about heartbreak have a triumphalist flair. To any of the girls out there that this may apply to: you may have given him something to sing about, but you didn't get him down for long.

According to Hayden, the band has just begun to scratch the surface of what they can do with their 4th full-length studio release: Sweet Nothings. Hersch stretches out on baritone guitar and Fender Six, Calabrese contributes harmony vocals and a myriad of percussive instrumentation, and Dilley rocks the mellotron. And listen for Sarah Borges (Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles) as she lends her voice to the Hayden-penned duet "1,000 Times."

For a band that spends much of its time on the road, the up-shot is they love what they're doing. This is a band that has John Prine sing-a-longs in their primary tour vehicle, a Ford E-350 dubbed "The Road Hawk." For new fans looking for a conversation-starter: each of the band members has a hawk nickname, which they will probably explain to you if you ask them nicely. Hayden states, "One of the greatest joys of the road has been meeting so many people from so many different walks of life" and he credits the hospitality of GGG's fans with helping them to get from square one to across the Atlantic Ocean. Hayden says, "Music has been our ticket to see the country and beyond. It's largely due to the kindness of people we've met who've housed and fed us and taken us in for the night that's enabled us to continue our pursuit of creating music and being touring musicians."

Hayden speaks about the release of the Paul Q. Kolderie (Radiohead, Uncle Tupelo, Lemonheads) and Adam Taylor (Sarah Borges, Portugal The Man) produced Sweet Nothings as a rebirth of sorts. For him, it is a reconnection to the roots of rock 'n' roll for which he exhumed influences of the past including Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, The Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and Little Richard. The album, which has songs both quick and catchy about the simple pleasures in life and slow and sentimental about—what else?—getting your heart ripped out, chewed up, spit out, and pieced back together, is a masterful follow-up to the band's earlier endeavors.

What would drive someone to leave the comforts of home and the stability of a 9-5 job with a steady paycheck? For Hayden and the other men of Girls Guns and Glory, it's the pursuit of artistic expression. They hold the goal of creating something that's at once accessible and full of depth. Who hasn't stayed too long at the dance hoping that special someone would look their way? Who hasn't called one last time, even though they knew it was the wrong decision? When Girls Guns and Glory takes the stage they're there to play their hearts out and capture in song those experiences with genuine honesty and naked emotion. Give Girls Guns and Glory a listen and come see these boys when they're out on the road. This party has started and this is your open invitation.
Girls Guns & Glory has shared bills with:

Stone Temple Pilots
Wanda Jackson
Southern Culture on the Skids
Eilen Jewell
Dale Watson
The Low Anthem
Dawes
The David Wax Museum
James McMurtry
Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles
Hoots & Hellmouth
Corb Lund & The Hurtin' Albertans
Roger Creager
Commander Cody
Trampled By Turtles
Junior Brown
Bobby Bare Jr.
Silversun Pickups
And many many more great artists all over the US and Europe.
Girls Guns & Glory is:

Ward Hayden—Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Paul Dilley—Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Michael Calabrese—Drum Kit, Percussion, Vocals
Chris Hersch—Electric Guitar, Banjo, Vocals

Roots of Creation

Bolstered by a sense of it's own colorful history and urged onward by the promise of a fruitful future, Roots of Creation approaches it's 6th year of full-time touring having evolved into a musical force of nature. With a hard-working ethic and an arsenal of upbeat, substantial songs, Roots of Creation have ascended to the top of their profession by putting their fans first and doing business with focus and respect. Writers, DJs, venue owners, and booking agents alike have joined ROC's steadily growing army of fans in heaping praise upon the New Hampshire quartet, and not just for the music - the band has forged a unique connection with their listeners that provides concert attendees with a highly personal experience. They also walk the walk when it comes to social and environmental activism. Having raised money for many causes.

Southern New Hampshire’s, Roots of Creation, and Harmonized Records are proud to announce the release of the eagerly awaited, RoC Live, Vol. #2. Released on October 26th 2010, the album captures the band in their element, the live setting.

The selections featured on this widely anticipated album were chosen from the band’s best performances of 2009 and 2010, including songs recorded during their very popular sets at the Wormtown and Nateva Music Festivals, The Paradise Rock Club in Boston and more. Live Vol #2, features the hit single ‘Policy’ and stylistic covers
of classics by the Talking Heads and Tom Petty. Other highlights include the epic instrumentals ‘Mammoth’ and ‘Dubby Conqueror.’

The album was mixed but longtime engineer, Pete Peloquin (Pixies, Dave Mathews, OAR, Govt Mule, Bad Company) and co-mixed by the groups live sound engineer, Cooper Leafe at studio.metronome in Brookline, NH.

Roots of Creation create their sound from a plethora of styles. Starting with a strong base in reggae and roots- rock, they tastefully add elements of dub, electronica and dance to guitar-heavy progressions. Brett Wilson’s (Lead singer and guitarist) introspective and consciousness-laden lyrics round out Roots of Creations intoxicating, genre blending sound. The band is raising the bar at every show with the intent of delivering a true
rock show cleverly disguised as a reggae dance throwdown.

The band is comprised of original members Wilson, keyboard player Tal Pearson, and drummer Mike Chadinha and is currently touring with bassist, Brandon Downs, and second guitarist, Jay McGuinness.

Formed in 2000 while attending Franklin Pierce College, they began touring heavily in 2004 and
have continuously progressed.

Roots of Creation’s album Live Vol. #1 was released in 2008, and was followed by two national tours that year and a third in 2009. The band executed extensive regional tours and festival performances through 2010, which totaled over 300 shows. Since the release and positive reviews of Vol. #1, the group has looked forward towards
creating Vol. #2. A writer from the Reggae, Hip-Hop, Rock Source Thepier.org said about the band, “Needs to be heard to be believed. . . It makes me smile inside that this release is labeled Volume #1, hopefully a sign there is many
more to come.”

Their live albums attempt to capture what is so intoxicating and unique about a Roots of Creation performance. One writer from New Indie CDs wrote, “This band has perfected a Jam-Reggae sound…rhythmic jams dusted with
an electronica avor and boosted by funk-rock riffs. When just four guys can go to this many funky and interesting places, you want to go with them. This is de nitely a band to catch- as the title suggests- live.”

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