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Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival has announced the lineup for the 2014 festival. The 9th annual festival, held from Oct 16-18 on Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Arkansas will include event hosts and bluegrass pioneers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Trampled By Turtles, Railroad Earth, The Jayhawks, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jerry Douglas Band and many more!
For their fifth year, Yonder Mountain String Band will be welcoming special guest, Jerry Douglas to the stage. Jerry is an American resonator guitar and lap steel player and record producer who has has garnered thirteen Grammy Awards and numerous International Bluegrass Music Association awards. In addition to joining Yonder Mountain String Band on stage, Jerry Douglas will also be performing a set with his band.
Yonder’s Ben Kauffman shared, “Harvest Fest is where we gather once a year to celebrate the state of the progressive acoustic music scene. From the big stage to the Backwoods stage, artists give it all they've got to prove beyond doubt that banjos and mandolins rock harder than electric guitars. Yonder celebrates 5 years as your hosts for this amazing festival that continues to grow and impress us all as it becomes one of the premier acoustic music events. See you at Harvest Fest 2014!"
Harvest Music Festival is an annual event featuring electrifying entertainment from some of the nation’s top performers. Join in on a remarkable weekend filled with music, camping, and celebration on the Mountain. Festival patrons may partake in numerous hands-on workshops as well as the Fiddin’ and Pickin’ contest, all while enjoying the stunning beauty and fall foliage of the Ozark Mountains.
3-day passes, Wednesday Arrival, VIP passes and RV Unreserved passes are on sale now. For all information regarding Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival please visit the official website at www.yonderharvestfestival.com.
Leftover Salmon will be celebrating the 15th Anniversary of "The Nashville Sessions" at the Ryman Auditorium on September 15th, kicking off what will be a memorable Americanafest 2014. Other artists festured will include Sam Bush, John Cowan, Sally Van Meter, Bill Payne, Randy Scruggs and more.
Americana Music Association members and early bird conference registrants will have access to pre-sale tickets to purchase the best seats in the house (this is not part of your Americana Registration package). If you have registered for Americanafest 2014 or your membership is in good standing, check your mail for this special offer!
Registrations for the 15th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, presented by Nissan, September 17-21, 2014 may be purchased now by clicking HERE. The event offers four days of celebration through seminars, panels and networking opportunities by day and raw, battery recharging showcases each night. The Americana Honors & Awards show is the capstone event of the festivities, taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder, CO in 1989 the group was one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre.
Though the band members are reticent to accept the weight of their influence, Leftover Salmon co-founder, singer, guitarist, fiddle and mandolin player Drew Emmitt does reflect fondly on the band’s early days. “We knew we were doing something special” he says. “At that point in the early-90's, it was the birth of the jam band movement, Phish was starting out, Widespread Panic was starting out, and they were a little ahead of us, obviously, but we were one of the first bands to get out there with bluegrass and just get on the road and try to make something happen without a record deal. We were just following in the footsteps of New Grass Revival, Hot Rize and Little Feat, but by doing that I think we inspired some other bands too.”
If Salmon had never played another note after the devastating death of banjo player/co-founder Mark Vann in 2002, the legacy would have been secure; the members’ names etched in the books of history. But today, more than two decades after Salmon first took shape, the band has a new album (Aquatic Hitchhiker, due May 22 on LoS Records), a new banjo phenom (Andy Thorn), and a new lease on an old agreement. Leftover Salmon is officially back.
[by Pascal Depuhl]
Everyone of us has the exact same amount of time in a day. The difference is how we spend those 24 hours. Since we can’t buy more time, we need to leverage the time we’ve been given.
Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.
Do it right the first time. The Navy Seals have a saying: “Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast” I love that. If you plan your productions or even a single photograph well and take your time, your work will run much smoother, than if you fly by the seat of your pants. Though you’ll spend more time on careful planning, that smoothness will save you time and nerves in the long run. “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” Save money by preparing and planning your time.
Others people’s time
Remember Danny DeVito in “Other People’s Money?” Here’s a time saving tip: use Others People’s Time (OPT). You already do this; you hire people to do the jobs that you don’t have the time to do, can’t do or don’t want to do. I can do everything my assistants can, but when I’m on set I don’t have the time to do everything. For instance, my time is better spent with the client than ingesting digital image files. If you can make more money shooting video than editing, hire an editor. If you could be landing a new client instead of creating 100 paths on your most recent product shoot, hire a retoucher. You can buy time for money.
A place for everything and everything in it’s place.
Keep stuff where you can find it – that goes for analog gear and digital files. I get frustrated with myself, when I waste time looking for a piece of gear or a file, because I did not put it where it belongs in the first place. Know where every piece of your gear lives. As an added benefit you’ll know that your ________ is missing, because its spot in your bag is empty when you’re packing up at the end of a shoot.
On the digital side of things invest is a good RAID. I bought my first one a few months ago (Synology makes a great product) and the five 4 TB HDs give me 16GB of redundant networked storage (the redundant part is where the missing 4TB went in case you were wondering). Add a great image/video catalog to the RAID and you can access all your images in a heartbeat. Stop wasting time and money by being organized.
Maybe you’ll agree with Louis Agassiz “I cannot afford to waste my time to make money.”
As a small photo and video production studio (i.E. one man band) Pascal Depuhl always look for ways to efficiently use his time. Want some more details about any of these ideas – reach out to Pascal on twitter @photosbydepuhl.