Volume #24, Issue #3

EDITORIAL

Let there be songs to fill the air…

     Another issue is completed and with it came so many changes, amendments, corrections and updates, it's a wonder we ever closed this one up at all!

     The deaths of Allen Ginsberg and Laura Nyro struck two more blows for mortality. They both leave behind literary legacies that will carry their memories into the future. We will pay our respects in the August issue.

     Soon after the Allman Brothers Band's Beacon Theater run, the news broke that guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody have left the band to pursue their solo venture, Gov't Mule. They've signed to Capricorn Records and plan to tour this summer. The Allman Brothers haven't yet named their replacements, but extensive tour dates promise a bright continuation.

     Documenting this summer's concert events was incredibly difficult. We have provided as many dates as we could gather by deadline. H.O.R.D.E. officials would not release any dates before press time, so we regret the lack thereof. The Furthur Festival added Jorma Kaukonen and Michael Falzarano as an acoustic act at the last possible moment. So many local events are taking place that I couldn't even attempt to compile them. Several are mentioned throughout the issue, specifically in Fragments and the Tour Dates listing. Many concert events are being advertised this issue, so look carefully for the happenings of interest to you.

     One thing is guaranteed-this summer is going to rock! There is so much happening to entice the musical palette-national tours, local festivals, intimate gatherings, lots of activity. The Furthur Festival will once again be the ultimate gathering place for Heads. H.O.R.D.E. boasts headliner Neil Young in addition to Widespread Panic, Leftover Salmon, Big Head Todd and the Monsters and the usual vast array of music and mayhem. The co-billing of Santana and Rusted Root is brilliant-don't expect to sit through any of those shows! Phish is touring as is Blues Traveler, JGB, The Band, Jefferson Starship, Vince Welnick's Missing Man Formation, Max Creek and Juggling Suns, amongst many others.

     Make the most of the musical opportunities being offered this summer. The support of your favorite acts will insure their survival and continuation.

Have a rockin' summer and, most of all, have fun!
In love & light,
Toni A. Brown, Publisher

P.S.: As in year's past, I'd like to pass along that Heads are still being targeted by the DEA. Be careful on the road this summer.

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