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#Throwback Thursday – Xavier Rudd – Solace (2004)

‘Solace’ (2004) the second album from Xavier Rudd, helped the Australian roots musician develop a grassroots following throughout the US. Rudd’s songs create a melodic social awareness supported by exceptional slide guitar, foot stopping, didjeridu, harmonica, and various percussive instruments.

Its an interesting daydream to wonder what would have happened if Ben Harper had written ‘Solace’ and released it after his 1995 album ‘Fight For Your Mind’.… Read More

What’s your draw?

By Dave Poe
Booking Agent for: The Green, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Seeed, The Cat Empire, Trevor Hall, etc.

Ah, the question that every band or manager has heard before while in negotiations (or begging pleas for that matter) to book a show at a music venue… big or small.… Read More

Rootfire Mixtape 003

Rootfire Mixtape 003 showcases artists from around the world who contribute to the progressive roots music scene. Connecting mid-‘90s John Brown’s Body with upcoming artists like The Skints and Stick Figure, and incorporating New Zealand heavyweights Fat Freddy’s Drop and The Black Seeds, producer Brendan Dane, better known as Alific, delivers a seamless mixtape complete with audio samples a la’ Jeff Bridges.… Read More

Rootfire Logo Evolution

In December 2010 Creative Allies hosted a logo design competition for Rootfire. Over 70 designs were submitted (see them) during the 3 week campaign. To spark ideas we sent designers a few pencil drawings, a New Orleans Cook Book, Sankofa bird, and a playlist of music.  … Read More

You Can’t Outsource Authenticity:

For over 100 years the expectations of how bands and fans connected was relatively well defined.

Until the last few years, fans could bring a band into their lives in 2 direct ways:

1. Fans could buy music and feel an intimate connection with the bands they loved by purchasing records.… Read More

PANDA! gives away stems and wav files under Creative Commons Copyright Licenses

The Grateful Dead cracked a recorded music shell by allowing fans to tape their shows. Addresses were traded in parking lots and new friends mailed bootleg recordings to each other via the USPS. In 1971 A call for all freaks to unite was added into the liner notes of a dead album, and through physical mailings, concerts, paper, typewriters, etc- a movement formed.… Read More

Mailbox, Orchestra, Agenda, Pen, Paper.

#WriteItDownMakeCoolShitHappen

#1 Mailbox: mobile email app. Worth signing up to get on waiting list. There are about 420k people in line ahead of me and I signed up a few weeks ago. Likely it will take a month to get access to it, but the buzz on this is very large.… Read More