Pallagrosi, a trumpeter who once played with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, has gone on to a musical career that includes promoting concerts worldwide. Listen to the interview with Pallagrosi and music publicist Randy Alexander in the podcast player below. The festival has gained international notoriety for surprise performances by Bruce Springsteen in 11 of its 18 years, including his most recent appearance, in More than bands are scheduled to perform at dozens of venues in all of those cities.
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She is someone who is a founding member of the Paddison Program Support, which is the group where we all communicate online with the common purpose of reversing inflammatory arthritis. Originally Jackie was part of just a few people, I think we had maybe 10 people kick it off. So Jackie thanks for joining us. Jackie: Hi, thanks for having me on Clint. Good luck, I have 3.
Kiran Leonard is a force to be reckoned with. At the age of 20 and while still a student he has already put out two albums, in addition to numerous other tracks that can be found on his Soundcloud account here. There are certainly a few of the tracks played tonight that have changed noticeably — for the better in all cases — since I last heard them played live a year or so ago. It goes through at least five movements that I can identify. There are some seriously challenging arrangements for the players in this music, and the band are more than up to the task. And this IS complex music, make no mistake, but crucially, its not complicated. No mile long guitar solos here, and equally no five minute wig outs on the one chord,but short, violent outbursts as and when required — Richard Thompson is the closest reference point I can hear. Musical motifs swirl in and out of the songs at will. The light and shade is masterful; yes, there is a comparison to be made with grunge but where Nirvana and their ilk were working in black and white, ranging from very quiet to very loud, Leonard and his band visit all points inbetween as well. Both support acts are pretty good — Irma Vep, who Kiran and members of his band provide the backing for, and opening the show, Bristol-based instrumental band The Evil Usses, who I thought were tremendous, bringing to mind Zappa and Beefheart as well as the Pink Floyd and Pigbag, none of which is ever a bad thing.