Your Lore Chapter 7: Danny Eisenberg

Danny Eisenberg has an inspired musical voice. He expresses himself stylistically and emotionally through his music in a way that is uniquely Danny. What’s so wonderful about this fair haired, flip flop wearing Californian is that his playing so poignantly reflects his personality. As Miles Davis so famously said “It's not the notes you play, it's the notes you don't play” that make for a musical statement. Danny has infected me with his music and his bright eyed charm and through the things he choses to embrace and those he lets lie. - Reid

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Your Lore Chapter 6: Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz

Insider trading with Dan “LEBO” Lebowitz, lead guitarist of the Animal Libeation Orchestra (ALO), singer-songwriter, and pedal steel power house. Dan is one hell of a musician, one hell of a good human and as you see in this interview one hell of an articulate dude. LEBO offers really insightful thoughts about his approach to music, his prolific career and some endearingly vulnerable nuggets about his many musical roles including sideman for Phil Lesh and Jack Johnson #Badass. Please make welcome my mustache rockin’ friend LEBO on lead rock guitar(s)

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Lori Sides
Your Lore Chapter 5: Scott Metzger

Having lived in NYC I had heard Scott Metzger’s name for years but I didn’t really know his music. So one day I googled him, went on his website and listened to some tunes (note this was before JRAD) and I had a hard time telling what his “thing” was. As you’ll see in this interview I was not just being a dolt (although I have that propensity) It turns out Scott doesn’t have “A THING” he has many. I remember saying to Jason Crosby “he sounds amazing but does he speak jamband” After seeing Scott perform with Joe Russo’s Almost Dead in front of 30,000 people losing their minds I think its safe to say he does. That said of all the material I’ve listened to or watched the video that blew me away the most is Scott playing and singing Richard Thompson. It gave me the chills.

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Lori Sides
Your Lore Chapter 4: John Leccese

John Leccese is the lead rock bass player and founding member of Assembly of Dust. He and I have known each other for more than 20 years.   He is my musical compadre, confidant and one of my closest friends. John wears many hats in Assembly of Dust including musical director (he knows the songs better than I do), setlist writer (he knows the songs better than I do), master of the one-eyed stage shame hammer (he knows the songs better than I do).  In addition to being my broseph and our musical map John has a host of wonderful approach to life. His personality is like his bass playing - buoyant. 

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Reid Genauer
THE LIVING LEGACY & LORE OF EDEN

From that first homegrown "Sanford and Son" sunny weekend in 1996 to this day Eden lives on as the heart of an organism composed of band, songs, fans, friends, families and indelible memories.  We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Eden in the meantime here are some awesome memories and photos contributed byyou the  Strangefolk community. Be Good To Each Other

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Reid Genauer
GARDEN OF EDEN | 2018| OVERVIEW

n 1996 guided by the vision of our manage Brett Fairbrother and the hard work of a handful of New England bohemianswe hatched a homegrown "Sanford and Son" gathering of Strangers in northern VT. The first garden of Eden was in fact in Eden Vermont, hence the name.  That weekend would become the heart of an organism called Strangefolk, Some 2 decades later summon that unusual cocktail (pardon the pun)  with a self-assurance that those moments, that singular indelible place in the collective of our minds still exists. #WeWillRemain.

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Reid Genauer
Your Lore Chapter 2: Scott Rogowsky (Host of HQ Trivia)

Scott Rosowsky aka Quiz Daddy aka Quizzie McGuireis is America's favorite new game show celebrity. He's like Bob Barker 3.0. Scott is beloved because he is genuinely funny but it's more than that its because he is genuine, he's a good dude and an authentic entertainer - he's real. Whats more Scott's a huge Jamband fan. 

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Reid Genauer
Terrapin Crossroads: Hold Away Despair

There is something unique about Terrapin Crossroads and the performances that occur there that's worth exploring.  For me, a big part of it is that every day of the week a community of musicians gets up on that stage, "dusts off those rusty strings" and in earnest makes them shine again and again.   The other powerful thing for me about Terrapin Crossroads is that The Grateful Dead and all of the musical offshoots represent a spiritual place in one's mind. Terrapin Crossroads is actually a physical place that holds that same emotion.  You can tangibly touch it. 

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New AOD Studio Track - Amplified Messiah

“Amplified Messiah,” which marks the first studio recording made by the original memembers of Assembly of Dust since Some Assembly Required in 2009 and as you might expect includes Nate Wilson on keys and Andy Herrick on drums. Fear not Jason and Dave are all over the album. Dave actually joins Andy for the double drummer effect on Amplified. 

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#ConspireToSmile - A New Album and New Years Resolution

Reid Genauer & Folks, Conspire To Smile is a new album, a kickstarter and a joint new years resolution to lighten the mood on social media through good tunes and community. The songs from Conspire To Smile will be released on a rolling basies for free starting Feb 1 2018 along with the kick off of the Conspire to Smile Kickstarter Campaign.  Kickstart Compassion in 2018, #ConspireToSmile

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Creative Wake Up Call with Shel Silverstein

When you look back on your life, your memories come in different shapes and sizes with varying intensity and a range of ingredients composed of your senses, your emotions, and your psychology. Memories have multiple axes by which they are defined.  Some are vague – like a feeling or a sense that you associate with a time in your life, a person or a place that is tangible - but you can't quite describe it. 

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Let It Be: A Gateway To The Universe

 I remember sitting on a pine green blanket sometime around 1985. The crisp glean of a brand spanking new Beatles song book. The feeling is what sticks with me the most, though it was like being touched by some unknown entity, filled completely and fired up with intensity. At the risk of sounding inappropriately Californian, I realize now it was the first tast of things to come - a way of being spiritual and of connecting with THE universe through a gateway they call music, and it rocked! 

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