Wednesday, August 20, 2008

a moment of silence

today a very sad thing happened. in case people did not see it:

(CNN) -- LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, died Tuesday from complications stemming from injuries he sustained in an ATV accident, the band's publicist said.

LeRoi Moore, a founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, died Tuesday.

LeRoi Moore, a founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, died Tuesday.

Moore, 46, died "unexpectedly" at a hospital, publicist Ambrosia Healy said in a statement.

Moore was taken to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, and had been rehabilitating at his L.A. home after the June 30 accident at his farm outside Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Dave Matthews Band was formed in Charlottesville in 1991 by Matthews, drummer Carter Beauford and Moore, an established saxophonist in the local music scene.

Their first album, "Remember Two Things," was released in 1993 and featured what would become the band's trademark mixture of jazz, rock and world-music stylings. Are you a Dave Matthews fan?

"Jazz is probably my main influence, but at this stage I don't really consider myself a jazz musician," Moore is quoted as saying on the band's Web site. "I have plenty of space to improvise, to try new ideas."

The band's follow-up record, "Under the Table and Dreaming," has been certified quadruple-platinum, selling over 4 million copies.

The group went ahead with a scheduled show Tuesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Jeff Coffin, saxophonist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, has been sitting in for Moore since Moore's accident.

Matthews announced the death of the band's "dear friend" to the crowd.

Concertgoer Christian Tomas of Anaheim, California, said by telephone from the Staples Center that word of the death had spread through the crowd before the show.

"All of us are just really sad and down about it," said Tomas, a longtime fan. "But if Dave and the band decided to go on with the show, that means they know it was the right thing to do and Leroi would have wanted it." 

Monday, August 18, 2008

could it be love...? we certainly hope so!

 Check out a sneak peak of the Ugly Betty Season Premiere (September 25) with Val Emmich !!!!!

reminder: his new album "Little Daggers" comes out on September 23rd you might really like it so please check it out. you can also head to: to take a listen first. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

vaco in charleston....

Check it out:

VISITING ACT | Virginia Coalition
On the Road Again: The diligent Virginia Coalition puts their experience to song

"Punch Drunk Dub" from the album Grow Yer Own

Virginia Coalition's Home This Year is a near perfect blend of musical styles. With bits of vintage country, old-school classic rock, and modern groove-pop, it's a listenable mix.

"It's good being eclectic," says frontman Andy Poliakoff. "It keeps you on your toes musically, and it's fun. We wanted to get back to some serious songwriting."

On the Alexandria-based trio's latest, singer/guitarist Poliakoff, keyboardist/guitarist Paul Ottinger, and bassist Jarrett Nicolay channeled their musical experiences into their lyrics, showcasing their songwriting and focusing on finding their own unique sound.

"In the past few years, we were writing for the live shows, endless groove things that are far from what we wrote when we were starting out," says Poliakoff. "We wanted to get back to that original creative impulse and focus on our songwriting."

The title track is about the melancholy of being far away from home — yearning to be with loved ones, but endlessly trapped on the road. The single touches on the band's challenging experience venturing cross-country to California.

"Being on the road away from your family and friends for a long period can be tangibly painful," says Poliakoff. "Home This Year embodies that sentiment and how singing about it can help make you feel closer to home."

Their time away from the grind of touring allowed them the opportunity to collaborate with such songwriter/producers as engineer Marshall Altman, who gave them inspiration and insight.

"Marshall is a phenomenal musician," says Poliakoff. "He'd get down to every hook, every chord, and every lyric."

Through their recent experiences on the road and in te studio, the Virginia Coalition found a way to grow and create an album reflective of their deep roots. —Buster Brown

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Thursday, August 7, 2008