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Happy Holidays 2012 from John Driskell Hopkins! DAYLIGHT due out January 22, 2013

John Driskell Hopkins has walked the musical path for the last 20 years. As a bass player, guitar player, singer and songwriter for several bands of the rock variety, Hopkins rooted himself in the Atlanta, GA music scene in 1995, producing records and touring with his band Brighter Shade and later becoming a founding member of the Zac Brown Band to this day. Now he has teamed up with North Carolina bluegrass band, Balsam Range, to record a new album, Daylight, which debuted at the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival in Charleston, SC in October 2012. Daylight was independently produced and is set for national release on January 22, 2013 and features an array of special guests including Zac Brown, Levi Lowrey, Joey Feek of Joey + Rory, Tony Trischka, and Jerry Douglas.
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For more about Daylight, visit http://www.JohnDriskellHopkins.com.

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Kick off 2013 in Style with
Red June at the New Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on January 12th

IsisPoster8.5x11Red June at the Isis Restaurant & Music Hall
Saturday, January 12, 2013
w/ special guests joining in tba!

Tickets are $10 advance/$12 at the door; Showtime is 9pm
Seated show downstairs with limited tablets of 4 available with dinner reservations
All ages show (828) 575-2737
743 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806
isisasheville.com
redjunemusic.com

Asheville NC’s Red June is well underway to becoming a long-time southern favorite, akin to the Appalachian heirloom apple from which they glean their name. 2012 was a big year for the band; they released their second studio album, Beauty Will Come, to high acclaim, and performed at dozens of other shows and festivals all across the country including the renowned Music City Roots show, Suwannee Springfest and the 25th Anniversary MerleFest. They also performed an official showcase to a packed house at the Station Inn in Nashville for the Americana Music Association conference and were featured with a full-page photo of band member John Cloyd Miller in Southern Living magazine.

Red June is Will Straughan on resonator guitar, guitar and vocals, John Cloyd Miller on mandolin, guitar and vocals, and Natalya Weinstein on fiddle and vocals. The three have been longtime friends, and first jammed together at an Asheville party in 2005.  In late 2008 they formed Red June and went on to release their debut, Remember Me Well, in 2010. The album was very well received, and was voted the #1 regional release of 2010 by the listeners of the southeast’s premier independent radio station, WNCW. With their dynamic, yet refined sound featuring striking three-part harmonies, tasteful instrumental work, and honest, soulful songwriting that seamlessly blends bluegrass, old-time, country and American roots, the band is constantly breaking new musical ground.

What the press is saying:

“Beauty Will Come by Red June just may be the most stunningly gorgeous country album in years” –Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly

“Will Straughan, John Cloyd Miller, and Natalya Weinstein possess a airtight harmony that will impress even the toughest critic. Listen to their vocal blend on “I’m Willing To Try,” and you may need to have your jaw surgically removed from the floor – they are that good!” –Chuck Dauphin, Music News Nashville

“Red June is one of our truly great bands.  They never fail to talk the talk and walk the walk.” –Acclaimed NC singer/songwriter Joe Newberry

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WATCH  “I’m Willing to Try” Live from the Altamont Theater in Asheville
WATCH  “Piney Branch Breakdown” Live from the Altamont Theater in Asheville
WATCH  “Soul’s Repair” Live from Music City Roots

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John Driskell Hopkins & Balsam Range Release DAYLIGHT Jan 22, 2013

Founding Member of the Zac Brown Band, John Driskell Hopkins, teams up with Mountain Home Recording Artists, Balsam Range,
to Independently Release Daylight on January 22, 2013

DAYLIGHT_coverJohn Driskell Hopkins has walked the musical path for the last 20 years. As a bass player, guitar player, singer and songwriter for several bands of the rock variety, Hopkins rooted himself in the Atlanta, GA music scene in 1995, producing records and touring with his band Brighter Shade and later becoming a founding member of the Zac Brown Band to this day. Now he has teamed up with North Carolina bluegrass band, Balsam Range, to record a new album, Daylight, which debuted at the Southern Ground Music and Food Festival in Charleston, SC in October 2012. Daylight was independently produced and is set for national release on January 22, 2013 and features an array of special guests.

A lifelong fan of bluegrass and gospel music, John became an instant fan of Balsam Range, an award-winning and unstoppable 5-piece hailing from Haywood County, North Carolina. As John’s plans for a solo record took shape, he realized that BR’s authentic style and approach could bring his songs new life, and a vision for his record became clear.

Over the course of a year, the collective made use of their sparse days off the road and arranged to pow-wow and track basics at John’s home studio in Atlanta, GA or at Crossroads Studio in Arden, NC, eventually bringing the songs to form. John utilized the Zac Brown Band’s amazing new Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, TN for the final engineering and mixing, and in the middle of September 2012, the album was completed.

John is thrilled to have included several special guests on the album, including Zac Brown on “I Will Lay Me Down,” a sweet and sacred song; Levi Lowrey on “How Could I?” a song co-written by the two, and the heavenly Joey Feek of Joey + Rory on the autobiographical “Bye Baby Goodbye.” And of the musicians featured on Daylight, John could not have done better: the unmatched Jerry Douglas opens the record with dobro on “Runaway Train,” and Tony Trischka brings his banjo mastery to the title-track, “Daylight,” a longtime song in Hopkins’ repertoire about breaking through life’s troubles into brighter times.

Of singing on stage with BR, John says “Being on stage with Balsam Range is like body-surfing in warm butter-cream icing with hillbilly cherubs. Smooth…..” Balsam Range is Buddy Melton (fiddle, vocals), Darren Nicholson (Mandolin, vocals), Marc Pruett (Banjo, Vocals), Caleb Smith (guitar, vocals), and Tim Surrett (bass, dobro, vocals).

If you’re a Zac Brown Band fan, you’ll hear a couple familiar songs, though most tracks are newly penned with BR’s talent and magic in mind, and a couple songs are some of John’s oldest tunes, written with his band of many years, Brighter Shade, and beautifully reworked for this special new project.

Hopkins met Zac Brown in 1998 at an open mic hosted by Hopkins. Over the next several years, they remained friends and with Hopkins lending a production hand, they released the first Zac Brown record, “Home Grown,” in 2004.

Hopkins became a founding member of the Zac Brown Band in 2005 and has enjoyed engineering and songwriting credits on hit songs such as “Toes,” “It’s Not OK,” and “Sic Em On A Chicken,” from the multi-platinum selling record “The Foundation,” as well as “Nothing,” “I Play The Road,” and “Settle Me Down,” from the platinum selling record, “You Get What You Give.”

As the ZBB continues to garner critical and public success through Grammy, CMA, and ACM Awards, Hopkins continues to share the spotlight on stage with his band of fellow songwriters and friends and is excited to share his collaboration with Balsam Range with the world.

For more about John Driskell Hopkins and Daylight, visit www.JohnDriskellHopkins.com.

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SEVA Foundation’s 35 Anniversary Benefit Concert @ Mystic Theatre
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Featuring:
Wavy Gravy
(Host), Hot Buttered Rum, David Nelson Band & Members of Leftover Salmon
Doors 7:00pm/Show: 8:00pm
23 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma, CA 94952
www.mystictheatre.com

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Mystic_600w_CroppedLeftover Salmon is excited to support SEVA’s  35th Anniversary Benefit Concert at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, CA on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013. This event features Wavy Gravy as the Host, Hot Buttered Rum, David Nelson Band, and members of Leftover Salmon. Doors are at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.

Since 1978 Seva Foundation has been a leading innovator in the delivery of vital eye care and diabetes prevention services to the worlds most vulnerable – including women, children and indigenous peoples.

Of the worlds 45 million blind, four out of five could see again if only they had access to adequate care.  Seva’s Sight Programs have restored vision to more than 3 million people in 12 countries by providing affordable cataract surgeries. Seva’s Native American Community Health Program has supported hundreds of grassroots wellness projects in native communities where health disparities disproportionately affect vulnerable, low-income people and are largely preventable.

General Admission Tickets are $30, VIP $100, 21+
Buy them online at www.ticketweb.com
or at the Mystic Theatre Box office (707) 765-2121.

More information on the SEVA Foundation and this event: http://www.seva.org/site/PageServer?pagename=35th_Anniversary_Mystic_2013

Leftover Salmon on Tour:
Wed- Sun 12/12-16/12  Tulum, Mexico – Strings & Sol
Thu 12/27/12  Indianapolis, IN  –  Vogue Theatre * w/ The Lee Boys
Fri-Sat 12/28-29 /12 St. Louis, MO –  Old Rock House * w/ The Lee Boys
Mon 12/31/12 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre * w/ The Lee Boys
Wed 2/13/13 Missoula, MT  Wilma Theater
Thu 2/14/13 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
Fri 2/15/13 Seattle, WA  Neptune Theatre
Sat 2/16/13 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
Sun 2/17/13 Arcata, CA  Arcata Theater
Mon 2/18/13 Crystal Bay, NV  Crystal Bay Club & Casino
Tues 2/19/13  Petaluma, CA  Mystic Theatre SEVA Benefit *w/ members of LoS
Wed 2/20/13 San Francisco, CA  Great American Music Hall
Thu 2/21/13 West Hollywood, CA  House of Blues
Fri 2/22/13 Solana Beach, CA  Belly Up
Sat 2/23/13 Flagstaff, AZ   Orpheum Theater
Sun 2/24/13 Tuscon, AZ  Rialto Theatre
Tue 2/26/13 – 2/27/13  Telluride, CO  Sheridan Opera House
Thu 2/28/13  Aspen, CO  Belly Up
Fri 3/1/13  Park City, UT  Park City Live
Sat 3/2/13  Boise, ID  Knitting Factory
Sun 3/3/13  Jackson, WY  Pink Garter Theatre
Fri- Sat 3/22-23/2013  Live Oak, FL  Suwanee Springfest
Sun 4/14/2013  Steamboat Springs, CO  Steamboat Ski Resort – Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series

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