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Return to Forever heads to Atlanta w/ guest Jimmy Herring; Honest Tune readers get 50% off tickets

Billed as Return to Forever IV, the latest ensemble of the band that man consider to be a founding voice of the jazz-fusion movement of the 1970s is Chick Corea‘s keyboards, Stanley Clarke‘s bass and Lenny White‘s drums, along with bandleader legend and Mahavishnu Orchestra alum Jean-Luc Ponty on violin and fiery-fingered guitarist Frank Gambale.

IMR_6266.jpgHowever,this coming Thursday at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre — the band that Boston Globe hailed earlier this year as a band that "[takes] an enthusiastic audience back to a time when dazzling musicianship could still land an instrumental group on the pop charts. The band’s rocking encore, showed why [Stanley Clarke] ranked with Jaco Pastorius as a god of the electric bass. Corea, meanwhile, demonstrated why Clarke calls him maestro.” — will also be joined by  guitarist, Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic/Jazz is Dead/Aquarium Rescue Unit) for an unknown number of tunes. It is probably safe to speculate that Herring will be out for a hot minute being that RTF’s songs seemingly have no end and Herring’s heart is firmly in jazz. 

With all of this said, Dweezil Zappa’s Grammy award winning effort to bring the music of his dad, Frank, (Zappa Plays Zappa) will also be on the bill. 

The Fox is offering Honest Tune readers a chance to get tickets at half price. This is not something to keep to yourself either, spread it out to your cohorts so that they can have access to this sweet deal as well.

Here is how it works:

When you purchase tickets at any of the available outlets (at the Fox box office,, 800-745-3000 and Ticketmaster outlets), have the code "PANIC" handy. This will give you and yours 50% off.   

In case you are unfamiliar with RTF, below is a free download and also, a performance featuring Jimmy Herring with RTF’s Lenny White. Then for good measure, Ian Rawn’s recent Honest Tune interview with Jimmy Herring. 

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Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, which takes place in San Francisco‘s historic Golden Gate Park August 22-24, 2008, has announced plans to treat patrons to an all-encompassing local experience with areas of the park dedicated to emerging technology, local wine and food with a special emphasis on sustainable green practices throughout the festival grounds, withattractions to highlight traditions
San Francisco Culture.


LEAF celebrates 25th festival

The countdown for Lake Eden Arts Festival’s monumental 25th festival begins!  Nestled at the base of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains at the site of the historic Black Mountain College, LEAF explores music, dance and performance arts of Americana and the World.  This year’s festival will take place this weekend, from October 19-21.

Festival organizers have put together a strong line-up that includes Michael Franti, Les Nubians, Doc Watson with Richard Watson & David Holt as Hills of Home, Fishbone, Tony Trischka, Bio Ritmo, Henry Butler, and many more.

For a full line-up and more information, visit the festival web site at