On Friday evening at Gathering of the Vibes, Assembly of Dust received a very special visit from Donna Jean Godchaux of the Grateful Dead. Donna took the stage to sing with the band on AOD's own "Honest Hour" as well as Loretta Lynn's classic "You Ain't Woman Enough". Says Reid:
"I have been a fan of the Grateful Dead for as long as I can remember. To have Donna sit in with us was in someways the realization of a teenage daydream. And to have her sing one of our songs was truly an honor."
Big thanks to Rob Clarke for taping and posting AOD's Vibes set on Archive.org! You can download and stream the entire show for free, just go here: http://www.archive.org/details/aod2008-08-01.SBkm184Matrix.flac16
On August 22, Assembly of Dust will link up with Tea Leaf Green for an exciting double bill at the Park West in Chicago. The two like-minded "rock bands that jam" will meet in between TLG's native San Francisco and AOD's home base in New England for a very promising evening in the Windy City. Who knows what collaborations might be afoot? (Though should it happen, we humbly suggest something from the J.R. Robertson canon). We'll see all you beautiful Chicagoans at the Park West on August 22.
Didn't get a chance to catch one of Reid Genauer's recent solo dates? Were you there and want to relive the memories? Either way, head over to Archive.org to download Reid's show at Higher Ground in Vermont, featuring Jamie Masefield on mandolin on a number of tracks. The sound quality is perfect, and the tunes are gorgeous in this stripped-down setting. Download this and many other Assembly of Dust and Reid Genauer shows, only on Archive.org.
COPY/PASTE TO DOWNLOAD - www.archive.org/details/rgenauer2008-04-24.sbd.flac16
Summer means being outdoors, enjoying the fresh air, and for many of us, hitting as many festivals as we can. Assembly of Dust will be making a handful of festival appearances this summer, beginning with a date at the Lowell Summer Music Series in Massachusetts on July 5. The band then heads to the McCall Summer Music Festival in Idaho on July 19 before returning once again to the Gathering of the Vibes on August 1.
From there they will swing down to Woodstock City Park in Georgia on August 2 before going all the way up to Maine for the Up North Music Festival on August 10. Finally, the band will make a September 6 stop at the always lovely Backwoods Pondfest in upstate New York. Hope to see you along the way!
Vote For Sue: "Telling Sue" Nominated for A Jammy
Reid and Nate’s song "Telling Sue" from Assembly of Dust’s album Recollection has been nominated for a Jammy in the "Song of The Year" category. If you find yourself with a spare five minutes please cast your Vote For Sue!
Reid Solo Dates
We want to remind you that Reid will be doing some solo acoustic dates. Below are a list of shows. We anticipate adding a couple more so stay tuned. Please note that Reid will be doing one set each night.
Thursday Apr 10 – Reid Solo Tin Angel 20 South 2nd Street Philidelphia PA 19106 Ages: 21+ Doors: 8pm Set Time: 9pm Tickets: $15.00 http://www.tinangel.com/
Friday Apr 11 – Reid Solo The Iron Horse Music Hall 20 Center Street Northampton MA Ages: All ages Doors: 9:30pm Set Time: 10:30pm Tickets: $14.00, $17.00 day of show http://www.iheg.com/iron_horse_main.asp
Thursday Apr 24, 2008 Higher GroundBurlington, VT Ages: All Ages Doors: 8pm Set Time: 9pm Tickets: $15 http://higherground.frontgatetickets.com
Friday Apr 25 – Reid Solo Sullivan Hall (used to be the Lion’s Den) 214 Sullivan Street New York NY 10012 Ages: 18+ Doors: 8pm Set Time: 9:00pm Tickets: $18.00 http://www.sullivanhallnyc.com/
Thursday May 1 – Reid Solo The Stone Church Music Club 5 Granite Street Newmarket NH 03857 Ages: 18+ Doors: 7pm Set Time: 9:30pm Tickets: $15.00 Advance, $18.00 day of show http://www.thestonechurch.com/fullschedule.cfm
Friday May 2 – Reid Solo Harpers Ferry 158 Brighton Ave Allston MA 02134 Ages: 18+ Doors: 8pm Set Time: 9:30pm Tickets: $15.00 Advance, $17.00 day of show http://www.harpersferryboston.com/shows.asp