Today we look back to October 22, 2008…

Kreutzmann, Burbridge, and Murawski Join Anastasio

Last night in Providence, Trey Anastasio’s Classic TAB tour made it to Lupo’s. Opening with Neil Young’s ‘Come on Baby Let’s Go Downtown,’ a song not performed by Anastasio since 2002, the group visited a number of tunes it had not played over the previous four dates. The show included the two recent Anastasio compositions, ‘Backwards Down the Number Line’ and Gone, as well as a cover of Ooh, Child. The night later closed out with zest, as Billy Kreutzmann, Oteil Burbridge, and Scott Murawski, who were in town practicing for their upcoming KBM dates appeared for the encore. TAB bassist Tony Markellis ceded the stage to Burbridge and Russ Lawton stepped to the rear of his kit while Kreutzmann sat down, as the six-piece then moved from ‘First Tube’ into a freeform jam.
Tomorrow, Anastasio is in Boston, while KBM next appears on Friday night in Ft Lauderdale at the Culture Room.

The Daptone Family Fundraiser for Barack Obama

While a number of individual artists have thrown their support behind individual Presidential candidates, tomorrow night in Brooklyn, a entire record label will have its say. Daptone Records has endorsed Barack Obama and will raise money for him via a benefit at Southpaw. The Daptone Family Fundraiser for Barack Obama will feature music from the Budos Band as well as Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens. The night will also feature DJ sets from Honeydripper, TNT and Neal Sugarman with additional very special Daptone guests slated to appear.

Jon Fishman To Sub For Andrew Barr, Show Added To Benevento Tour

The Slip’s Andrew Barr had been slated to tour with Marco Benevento over three days in early November. However, Barr was forced to step away after his current tour with the group Land Of Talk was extended by a few days. Moving behind the kit in his stead will be Jon Fishman. Fishman will join Benevento and bassist Reed Mathis four four gigs on November 7-10 in Hartford (Real Art Ways, 11/7), New York City (Drom, 11/8), Teaneck, NJ (a newly added show at Mexicali Live, 11/9) and Burlington (FlynnSpace, 11/10). Benevento’s trio for the three dates that follow remains intact as Mathis and Barr’s bandmates, JFJO drummer Josh Raymer and Slip bass player Marc Friedman, will join in for shows in Boston (11/12, Cafe 939), Northampton (11/13, Iron Horse), Fall River (11/14, Narrows Center For The Arts) and Philadelphia (11/16, World Cafe Live).

WookieFoot Musical Theater on Halloween

Minnesota-based WookieFoot will celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary on Halloween in Minneapolis. The group, which often incorporates elements of performance art into its shows, will mark the occasion with the presentation of Nothing and the Monkey: Parts I & II. This theatrical production is said to be based on Taoist parables and will span the bands four CDs . The show will take on Friday the 31st at Club Epic (formerly The Quest).
In addition to its musical efforts, in 2006, the band established WookieFoot Charities, which has raised over $120,000 for international relief efforts and sustainable development projects, including a de-landmine program in Cambodia, sustainable agriculture in Laos, medicine for Darfur and the sponsorship of six orphan villages.