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2012 Hangout Music Festival: Sorting through the good, the great – and the dearly departed

Event organizers have been feverishly working for nearly an entire year to secure a lineup worthy enough to follow the 2011’s Hangout Music Festival.

'Older, hopefully wiser, more mature': Bela Fleck talks about his band's emotional reunion

Bela Fleck initial band reunited last year for Rocket Science, its first studio release in nearly two decades — and quickly claimed a Grammy award for the track “Life in Eleven.

New benefit project to include tracks by U2, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Paul Simon, Sting, others

A new benefit project for model Christy Turlington Burn’s Every Mother Counts program will include tracks from a bevy of big names in rock.

Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet – Live! (2011)

Saxophonist and composer Jeff Coffin, a three-time Grammy winner, traverses a fine line on Live!, a record that feels both timeless and fresh. The beauty is that he and his Mu’Tet don’t stumble into the pitfalls of either concept.

Half Notes: Chris West, “Surprise 3” (2011)

Nashville-based saxophonist Chris West continues an intriguing exploration of his own composition “Surprise,” this time alongside Jeff Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band. Appearing as the closing track on the new Disc 2 of his on-going Surprise Trilogy, “Surprise 3″ finds West and Coffin intertwining through a series of conversational solos, going inside and outside, even as pianist Mason Embry,Read More

Robert Randolph and the Family Band – Colorblind (2006)

by Mark Saleski Inertia. Sure, it’s a physics thing, but I like to apply it to music every once in a while. I’m not talking career inertia; the rising star thing. No. It’s the music. You hear it and it has an energy that’s impossible to resist.

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones – Rocket Science (2011)

Sometimes old really is new again. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones existed as a trio for a handful of years after harmonica/pianist Howard Levy left, only to ask consistent fill-in saxophonist Jeff Coffin to join their ranks.

Dave Matthews Band – Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King (2009)

by Mark Saleski My first exposure to Dave Matthews came shortly after Under The Table And Dreaming was released. I’d heard an interview with him (I want to say that it was a Fresh Air/Terry Gross thing) and was intrigued. No, that’s not the right word.