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Episode 56: Erick 'Jesus' Coomes of Lettuce
Rob and Seth return to the "Inside Out wTns Room" at the Variety Playhouse to chat with Erick "Jesus" Coomes of Lettuce. First, Erick "Benny" Bloom joins the hosts during the introduction for a brief chat which includes a discussion of the band's adventurous release focusing on material associated with Miles Davis, "Witches Brew." Then Jesus sits down and discusses songwriting, shopping his songs to other artists, the power of meditation and synchronistic events. He uses a session with Mike Posner in Telluride to exemplify how meditation can impact songwriting. Jesus also gives a window into the preparation for and execution of their collaborations with John Scofield and the band's Berklee buddy Jeff Lockhart. He talks about the band's upcoming "Don't Lett Go: Tribute To JGB" set at Lockn and how it will also extend to the material of other Garcia Bands.
RIBUTE TO COL. BRUCE HAMPTON PT. 2
Rob and Seth revisit their interviews from backstage at the Hampton 70 concert at the Fox Theatre May 1, 2017 to continue to tell the story of the truly mystical Colonel Bruce Hampton. Bruce was honored that night by a stunning array of musicians, and then he "achieved his grease." The hosts first update the listeners on recent developments regarding the decidedly "Colonelesque" Fox Theatre Institute, the organization for which money was raised on this night.
Then they play an interview with Adina Erwin, vice president and COO of the Fox Theatre, who explains the origins and goals of this charitable organization which reaches out and assists historic theaters throughout the state of Georgia. The Colonel loved the work the institute is doing and everyone associated with this podcast continues to love it as well.
TRIBUTE TO COL. BRUCE HAMPTON
This is not an episode. This is a tribute to the man who breathed Zambi life into this program and into just about every conscious person in the organic music world, Col. Bruce Hampton. Hosts Rob Turner and Seth Weiner were the only journalists set up backstage at the Hampton 70! Tribute at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on May 1, 2017. In cosmic keeping with the truly singular history of The Colonel, the event remains one of the most powerfully joyous musical evenings in Atlanta entertainment history, despite the fact that it ended with the death of the man being celebrated. A tragedy to all in attendance except perhaps the man who began his journey to the beyond in arguably his own ideal fashion, on stage with his favorite musicians, shining a light on an outstanding young player and goofing on just about everyone in attendance while the band played on.
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4:19...Got A Minute to Give? Charity Auction
Inside Out wTnS host & 'Your Rocktioneer' Seth Weiner will be hosting an upcoming live (and silent) auction at the SweetWater 420 Festival in Atlanta, GA on April 20-22,2018. Seth will be also coordinating live games, Rob will be on site for live podcast interviews and some of our Osiris friends are traveling to Atlanta to share in the fun at the SweetWater Experience Tent for the weekend!
SweetWater 420 Fest Band Charity Auction benefiting SweetWater 420 Fest performing artists’ charity of choice.
Auction items include concert tickets, signed memorabilia, photos, meet & greet with artists and more. Details on these auction items and exciting live onsite experiences during 420 Fest weekend coming soon. Mobile bidding begins April 17 and lasts through 420 Fest weekend April 20-22 available to 420 Fest patrons and anyone with access to mobile platform.
Bidding Platform Registration:
Mobile Registration: TEXT 420Fest to 24700
The SweetWater 420 Fest Charity Auction is produced by Seth Weiner Your Rocktioneer, Georgia Auctioneer License Number: AU004320. Seth Weiner combines his comedic and engaging on-stage personality with the traditional live-auctioneer excitement resulting in bidding amounts which often exceed expectations.
Your couch tour extraordinaire, Rob Turner, shares his thoughts on various webcasts that he has enjoyed. Thanks to Nugs.net, Rob has been able to watch every Dead & Company show from their 2017 Fall Tour. Below, you'll find links to his loquacious reviews of the shows that are are as jam-packed with details as possible, you'll feel like you were there!
Dead & Co.
A lovely Wednesday evening in Atlanta, GA saw Dead & Co. hit their stride as a band, with exceptional takes on 'Bird Song' and 'Viola Lee' at Philips Arena.
Dead & Co.
Two nights after Thanksgiving, Dead & Co. head to Columbus, OH for the first time in two years to continue their streak of Bob Dylan covers and a ballad out of China Cat.
Dead & Co.
capitol one arena
A trip to our nation's capitol right before Thanksgiving served as an example of how Bob Weir's penchant for 'slow-tempo' can be a very, very good thing for Dead & Co.
DEAD & CO.
MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
Returning to the site where their performance career began approximately two years ago, Dead & Co. performed a two-night stand at one of the world's most iconic venues.
Seth Weiner is the owner of Shimon Presents, Inc., a company established in 1998 that has been providing a variety of music festival services such as the Work Exchange Team, LLC, and the festiVOL™ volunteer management software. Through these programs Seth has helped thousands of eager music enthusiasts work their way not only into music festivals, but into the music business as well. Today many of them work in prominent positions throughout the industry. Much of the success of Seth’s company is born out of his own innovation based on his unique view of the music world.
In addition to his businesses Seth has been the Activities Coordinator for Cloud 9 Adventures for the last 16 years, creating their unique artist involved activities and serving as Emcee and host. These artist driven activities include activations such as live poolside interviews, artist and fan interactive games, meet-and-greets, and entertainment on full charter cruises and resort events across the globe (My Morning Jacket's One Big Holiday, Zac Brown Band's Castaway, Widespread Panic's Panic en la Playa, Jam Cruise, Holy Ship, and more…). These activities are often spoken of as event highlights by the upscale music fans, which regularly attend these “destination concerts.”
Seth is also a licensed auctioneer that helps raise money for NPOs, Schools, and other organizations. With his comedic personality his auctions are fun and exciting and are an unforgettable experience. Seth knows how to rise up those bids! He also is a motivational speaker and accepts requests to share his insight and experience with students at Universities across the US.
Ever since discovering Boston radio legend Larry Glick on his bedside tiny transistor radio sometime in the early 70s, Rob Turner has had a relentless fascination with radio. Music would soon afterwards become an obsession, and after seeing Frank Zappa in Boston in 1981, adventurous rock music quickly became a favorite. A graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication, and perpetual student of many aspects of the media world, Rob has, as he says, “skittered on the fringes” of the music industry for decades. He has consistently been a rabid supporter of live music, having seen roughly 100 shows a year from across the musical genre spectrum since the 1980s. He has also at times been accused of being a journalist, writing for print magazines like Relix, Guitar One, Honest Tune and Hittin’ The Note as well as countless internet vehicles.
Rob has lived in Atlanta since the summer of 1999 and very much found a home in the Atlanta music scene. He has worked in various capacities at many local venues, most notably The Variety Playhouse and his current Vip Host position at The Coca Cola Roxy Theater in Atlanta. His many oft-uncompensated contributions to various web sites, most frequently news items on jambands.com, were offered with the intention on shining light on music artists from Atlanta and beyond. He has been a tireless and shameless grass roots promoter since moving to Georgia, and was for a few years a key part of an organic music-based specialty show which aired on Atlanta’s 50,000 watt FM Station WZGC. Rob selects, researches and quarterbacks the interviews, and produces the podcast.
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