Strangefolk’s Garden of Eden #Eden2016
Strangefolk recreated the 20th anniversary of their Garden of Eden festival at Jay Peak Resort in Vermont on August 13th and 14th of this year — to state the obvious, this was AOD’s first appearance and with Percy Hill in the mix it felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was a super-special event and we could feel the high energy of the crowd. We’d like to thank Eric, Luke and Jon from Strangefolk and each and everyone that attended that weekend, it was truly magical. AOD late-night sets can be purchased here and Strangefolk sets here.
AOD East Coast Shows Next Week
Check it (picks up mic). AOD will be hitting up the above venues on the east coast next week. We’re stoked to be able to see more familiar faces on the heels of the Garden of Eden festival in Vermont. We’re counting on you and the evenings to come and and carry us away, and we hope you can make it out for one or more of the nights. We’re pumped to see all of our East Coast freinds, fans and family again. Raaaaaage! (drops mic)
New Album, T-shirts & Tour Dates
Tales from the Oregon Trail is now available for your digital downloading pleasure from our online store or if you prefer it can be found on all major digital retail outlets.
“Reid Genauer is one of my favorite songwriters. His words and melodies have always given an extra bounce to my step. He writes songs that you want to hear and that you want your children to hear. We would all be better off if the next generation of music fans can share some of that feeling.”
–Peter Shapiro (Promoter: Fare Thee Well)
No need to be wearing zero to the skin (unless of course you want to be). For other, "dressier occasions," we are happy to announce three new T-shirt designs and replenishment of one oldie but goodie (Tavern Walker Tee) available now in a plethora of adult sizes to meet big, small, short, and tall groovy-shirt-wearing needs.
Reid Genauer will play alongside Doobie Decibel System THIS THURSDAY, June 16th at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz as “Reid Genauer and Folks” featuring Jason Crosby on the keyboard/violin, Jay Lane on the drums, Dan “LEBO” on the guitar/pedal steel and Brian Rashap on Bass. Check out the Facebook Event. Assembly of Dust is heading to Chicago on June 24th and 25th to play two Phish after-party shows. Get your plane tickets now to head out for some live grooves. All of you Colorado folkies, we will also be playing two shows there – Vail on July 15th and Denver on July 16th. AOD will also be doing a late-night set at Strangefolk's Garden of Eden festival in August. Check out the tour page for full details including some early fall shows that were just added.
NEW Live Album: Tales From The Oregon Trail
In December 2014 we did a run of shows on the west coast, which included a multitrack recording of the show from Portland, Oregon on 12/12. It was a high-energy face-melting folk-rockin' night recorded, mixed and mastered by John Coretto, our fearless front of house engineer and friend. Note: not sure how he puts up with us. Tales From The Oregon Trail is 10 songs pulled from the energy in the air that evening. Eight songs are full band with special guest Mark Karan (of Ratdog fame). Two are Reid strumming solo on the old guitar.
With our last studio record Sunshot, we intentionally tried to make more of a sparse and mellower singer-songwriter record. Less rock and more folk. We were thrilled with the way it turned out and it explored a side of the band that is less obvious in the live performance. That said you can't make the same record over and over again without feeling and sounding stale. It would be like eating steak every night for dinner — one needs some fiber in the diet. But we are after all primarily a live band, and one must have the proverbial &steak! Sans the two acoustic tracks at the end of the recording, Tales From The Oregon Trail is a full-blown jamband record... bring it, hippies!
If you're sick of Reid's "I have a soul of a flower" singer-songwriter rap, or never dug it in the first place, press pause on Downton Abbey and listen to this bad boy loud, you are going to dig it. Why? Because Adam Terrell, John Leccese, Jason Crosby, Dave Diamond and special guest Mark Karen are BLAZING musicians and they go apeshit on this recording. It's available now to stream on Soundcloud for free! It will also be available for download in our “heady“ digital store on 4/20, and in all digital music stores May 3rd.
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Introducing Jeffrey’s Jungle
Reid has published his first children’s book entitled Jeffrey’s Jungle. It’s a book that bounces and bends like one of his songs. Jeffrey’s Jungle is a a playful 24-page children’s book for ages 4-9. Written by Reid and illustrated by Alan Close, a friend he met some 15 years ago through his musical touring. It chronicles the mischief of a young boy and the power of his imagination.
“I was initially inspired to start writing poems when I was 10 after reading Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends. At the time I was also learning to play the guitar and started writing songs.” Reid said, “Lyrically I have been most inspired by Robert Hunter. While Hunter and Shel have very distinct linguistic styles and distinctly unrelated careers there is sense of poetic myth, mischief, and intimacy that both writers embrace. Having three young boys was the kicker in terms of inspiration. I love myth, mischief and stories of all kinds and so do they.”
Jeffrey’s Jungle is inspired by Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends and in the spirit of The Cat in the Hat. If you have kids or if you’re just a fan of Reid’s writing, this is a fun read.
Assembly of Strange Wine
We are thrilled to announce two shows affectionately being referred to as "Assembly of Strange Wine"... Friday, January 15th at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, and Saturday, January 16th at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA. These shows will feature individual sets from Assembly of Dust, Strangefolk and God Street Wine as well as many collaborations and end-of-the-evening musical melting pots. Both shows go on sale to the public this Friday, 10/30 at the links below. We hope to see you all there!
01/15/2016 - Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY
01/16/2016 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA