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  • Wanee and Beacon Tickets!
  • Wanee 2007 DVDs Still In Stock!
  • Mountain Jam IV Tickets On Sale Now!
  • New Release from INIO Music!
  • HTN #56 Preview!

The moment many of you have been waiting for has finally arrived! The initial lineup for the 2008 Wanee Fest has been announced, and there is a pre-sale through Fantasma Productions from January 30th to February 4th, so get your tickets now. The password for the pre-sale is "spirit." Click here for tickets!

More bands to come, but check out this awe-inspiring collection of musical talent...

Wanee Festival 2008
Featuring The Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Oteil & the Peacemakers and many more!
April 11 & 12, 2008
Spirit of Suwannee Music Park - Live Oak, FL
2-day tickets include camping on the grounds!
On Sale Monday February 4 at 5pm through Ticketmaster!
Buy tickets here:
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Those of you who saw the Ratdog/ABB tour last August know how magical that combination can be, and veteran jamband moe. has been on a roll lately. More details about the lineup are on the way soon.

Of course, the official music is only half the fun at Wanee, with campground jams from dusk till dawn that feature music that is just as passionate as what is heard on the main stages. Not to mention the many hidden treasures and fun activities one can find at Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, from canoeing the Suwannee River to experiencing the Craft Village.

Make sure to stop by the Hittin' the Note booth to renew your subscription, pick up the latest in Allman Brothers gear, or pre-order the live recordings of both Allman Brothers shows. This festival is one of the highlights of our year at HTN, and we look forward to seeing you way down upon the Suwannee River!

There is no better way to get warmed up for this year's Wanee Fest than by reliving last year's fest by watching the wonderful Wanee DVD produced by the folks at JamCam. We continue to get nothing but praise for this wonderful video, which contains some of the hottest live music you'll ever hear, as well as perfectly capturing the unique vibe of Wanee Fest.

Get yours today by clicking here!

Our New York brothers and sisters can also breathe a sigh of relief this week, as the Allman Brothers Band has announced the dates for the annual Beacon run! From May 5th to May 24th, the ABB will once again set up residence in the hallowed Broadway landmark, playing 15 shows in 20 days. By the time this stand is over, the band will have played 187 shows at the legendary Manhattan theatre since 1989, creating a tradition that holds a special place in the hearts of Allman Brothers Band fans.

As always, Hittin' the Note will be there in force. Plans are being made right now for our annual Beacon party, and this one should be extra special! We'll post more details as soon as things get confirmed.

Many of you have already participated in a pre-sale through the Peach Corps, but if you missed out, tickets go on sale Saturday February 9th through Ticketmaster outlets. Click here for more details, and we'll see you downtown where the big boys rock!

The festival season must be truly underway, because the good folks at Mountain Jam have announced their lineup as well, and it's a doozy. Check out all the HTN favorites on the list to your left. We are proud to announce that Hittin' the Note will have a booth at Mountain Jam this year. Warren Haynes and the whole Mule team, along with Radio Woodstock, have created a great fest in just a few years, and we're happy to be involved. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

Gov't Mule will be there for two shows, playing a total of FOUR sets over the weekend, so you'll get your Mule fix for sure! Besides that, as always you can expect Warren to sit in with anybody and everybody over the course of the weekend.

We reviewed Levon Helm's excellent new CD Dirt Farmer in our last issue of Hittin' the Note, and the former Band member is a wonderful addition to the lineup. Hunter Mountain is just around the corner from the Woodstock barn where Levon holds his weekly "Rambles," so he should feel right at home. Not to mention the New Orleans funk of Galactic and Dumpstaphunk, the Southern swamp blues of JJ Grey and MOFRO, jazz supergroup Medeski, Martin, Scofield and Wood, or the double whammy of Grace Potter and Sharon Jones - please check out HTN #56 for more about Grace Potter. Lots of great music in a gorgeous mountain setting - who could ask for more?

Click here for an audio preview of the festival, or here for the Mountain Jam website, where you can buy tickets and find out more. This great weekend should live up to Max Yasgur's famous description of Woodstock: "Three days of fun and music, and nothing but fun and music."

Many of our customers are familiar with the excellent releases we carry from our friends at INIO Music. These musical visionaries rescued the unreleased Aquarium Rescue Unit album The Calling from undeserved obscurity, and also put out two volumes of Blues From Mars by guitarist Barry Richman. While the erratic behavior of INIO President Paul Kelly and his trusty Illegal Counsel David Wyatt once caused Hunter S. Thompson to call them "loose cannons on the deck of the Titanic," their discerning taste in music outweighs any minor personality quirks ;-)

Their latest offering comes from Austin, Texas-based horn legend Tomas Ramirez. If you've heard the Blues From Mars discs, you've heard Tomas at work, and he has worked with everyone from Eric Johnson to Jerry Jeff Walker. Even if you're familiar with Tomas' playing, if you haven't heard his solo work, it's hard to put into words what a unique and powerful musical voice Ramirez has.

Maybe that's why his new CD is called Sin Palabras, Spanish for "without words." This collection of instrumental tunes is firmly grounded in the jazz world, but has occasional detours into blues, rock, and Zambified freakouts. Mostly it's just good music from one of the most underrated sax players in America, accompanied by some of the hottest players in Atlanta, or for that matter, the galaxy. Click here to order!

Hittin' the Note issue #56 is almost ready, and this is going to be a good one! Grace Potter and the Nocturnals opened for Gov't Mule on their recent Fall Tour, and their energetic and soulful brand of rock and roll won over many new converts. This is a band on the rise, and we're definitely glad to have them "grace" our cover for this issue.

#56 also includes features on Papa Mali, moe., and lots more about the music that matters. Subscribe now to make sure you don't miss it! Click here to sign up!

Thank you for your support of Hittin' the Note, and all the wonderful music we bring to you. Keep your eyes and ears open for more new, happening items, and support live music whenever you can.

The Staff at Hittin' the Note magazine and merchandise!
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