Reflections on 2012 from Grace Potter, Johnny Winter, Tim Reynolds, Anders Osborne
Photo by Dino Perrucci
What will you remember most about 2012?
I will remember my holiday spectacular and I think unfortunately the school shooting will stick with me as well. I think the school shooting up in Newtown Connecticut; I think that’s something pretty devastating. But on a positive note, I’d say my holiday spectacular is one of the most memorable things I did all year. It was just a fantastic event. It was a hit. Everybody was so good. Everybody worked so hard to make it successful and it was wonderful. I’m proud of all of us.
What album or albums have you listened to the most this past year?
I think I have probably listened to Jackson Browne’s For Everyman the most. It’s an old record. I think it’s either that one or John Coltrane’s Ballads.
What was your favorite show of 2012?
I’d say my holiday spectacular! I thought it was wonderful. As far as what I watched, I thought one of the best shows that I caught was Mule in Vail. I thought they sounded really good that night. I can prop some of my friends as well! Not just myself.
Are there any emerging bands that readers should watch out for in 2013?
I think they should keep an eye out for MyNameIsJohnMichael from New Orleans. I think they should keep an eye on Eric Tessmer band out of Austin, Texas. And I think everybody should get to know Billy Iuso and his group Restless Natives. Those would be my three bands to introduce to people.
[MyNameIsJohnMichael] are just really really good. They deserve a national break. They’re wonderful. They’re unique, they’re special, they got something going on. It’s a little bit more pop but they can jam. You know what I mean? They’re cats from around here [New Orleans] and I think it’d be something that most crowds would like, even in the jamband scene. I think we’d all really enjoy what they do. They can stretch if they have to.
Any big plans in the works for 2013?
Well, I’m going to make my next record. We’re starting that in February. I’ve got a bunch of productions I’m working. Some local artists, some Canadian artists. I’m finishing off Clarence Bucardo and Johnny Sansone. Ross Neilson, he’s got sort of a power boogie trio from New Brunswick. Got Mia Borders, there’s a bunch of productions. And then probably about the time the new record comes out, not the EP but the next one, let’s say, we got festival season starting in May and we’ll do a lot of that. I got my plate full.
2013 marks the 40th year of Relix Magazine. Do you remember the first time you read Relix? Is there an article that stands out for you?
For me, it probably wasn’t that long ago. I did a H.O.R.D.E. tour in the early 90s. We played Denver. That might have been around when those magazines showed up. Either that or around the Wetlands in New York ’94 or ’95 when I used to go up there.
The Howlin’ Brothers take to the Relix rooftop and share a song they wrote with Warren Haynes.
Beth Hart shares the opening track from her latest album, Bang Bang Boom Boom, live at Relix.
Jamie Lidell sets up in the Relix boiler room and delivers a tune from his 2005 album Multiply
Duane Trucks is happy to announce his new project, King Lincoln. Watch them perform “Coffee” live and acoustic at Relix’s Online-Video Coordinator’s loft in Williamsburg.
Here’s another song from Crystal Bowersox’s new record All That For This, live at Relix.
WYATT share a song in the famed Relix boiler room.
Goodnight, Texas share a song from their latest studio album, A Long Life of Living, live at Relix.
Warren Haynes performs a solo, acoustic version of “Railroad Boy” and explains how he adapted the traditional Celtic song for Gov’t Mule, backstage at the Hangout Music Festival.
Australia’s Alpine recently made their NYC debut at the Relix office with this song from their new album A is for Alpine.
In honor of Umphrey’s McGee’s return to Summer Camp this weekend, we present the group’s Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger performing this version of “The Pequod” from UM’s Anchor Drops.
- God Street Wine with Warren Haynes "Sweet Little Angel" (Live 1996)
- The Howlin’ Brothers "Big Time"
- Primus in Toronto
- Twice "The Joker" on Saturday at Bonnaroo (Gov’t Mule and Jack Johnson)
- The National’s Grateful Dead Tribute Album Dead Hot In Motion
- Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
- Visions of Bonnaroo Thursday (ALO, Jack Johnson, Polyphonic Spree, Allen Stone…)
- Deer Tick Share "The Rock"
- Interlocken Confirms Daily Lineups, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Punch Brothers, Keller & The Keels and More Added
- Mumford and Sons Cancel Bonnaroo Show, Summer Tour
- Ed Helms: Bonnaroo, Banjos and a Bit of Phish
- Robert Hunter Will Return to the Stage for Eight Shows
- Warren Haynes to Play Jerry Garcia’s Wolf on Symphony Tour
- Tedeschi Trucks Band Share New Song
- Jack Is Back: Jack Johnson Talks Bonnaroo, ALO and New Album
- Patty Griffin in Boston
- Doctor’s Orders: So what should we call the Super Ball IX Newspaper?
- John Kadlecik Posts Statement on Bob Weir’s Collapse
- "I Wanne Be In moe.": The Latest Volunteers
- Bob Weir Escorted Off Stage During Furthur Show
- Vote for Your Favorite "I Wanne Be In moe." Contestant
- Furthur Cancels BottleRock Show as Bob Weir Is Out Of Commision
- Doctor’s Orders: What’s Your Favorite Furthur Song? (Win Copy of Relix Signed by Phil and Bobby)
- On The Verge Poll