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Mickey Hart Band to Perform at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY on April 10th

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 7, 2012
Smithsonian Folkways Release Mickey Hart Collection, New Album in Spring

SAN FRANCISCO, CA-The Mickey Hart Band will perform at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY on April 10th.Hart is donating 100% of the ticketing fees from tickets sold on to Music Therapy research.   Fresh off the road from a sold out 15 date tour in December, the Mickey Hart Band band features Tony Award winning vocalist Crystal Monee Hall, singer Tim Hockenberry, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Ian “Inx” Herman,  guitarist Gawain Matthews, percussionist Sikuru Adepoju, and keyboardist Ben Yonas.  The show will feature brand new material as well as selections of Hart’s greatest hits and Grateful Dead songs.

Hart is currently in the studio recording his new album to be released in April of 2012.  Hart recently sat down with Andrew Greene of Rolling Stone to describe the album:

“For the last two or three years I’ve been sampling light waves from the cosmos, starting 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang,” he says. “The signals come from radio telescopes around the world and I work closely with NASA to take the light waves and bring it into our limited spectrum of hearing. Then I add a little spice to them with some reverb and some delay. It makes for a hot little stew.”

Hart last released the Global Drum Project with Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo in 2007, which took home the Grammy for Best Contemporary World Music Album.  Hart previously won a Grammy for Best World Music Album with Planet Drum in 1991, which also hit #1 on the Billboard World Music Chart, remaining there for 26 weeks.

Last October, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings released the ‘Mickey Hart Collection’ to preserve and further the Grateful Dead percussionist’s endeavor to cross borders and expand musical horizons.  Smithsonian Folkways has made many of Mickey Hart’s music projects available digitally (stream and download) for the first time while keeping physical versions in print as on-demand CDs. The Mickey Hart Collection begins with 25 albums drawn from ‘The World,’ a series Hart curated that incorporated his solo projects, other artists’ productions, and re-releases of out-of-print titles. Six of the twenty-five albums form the “Endangered Music Project,” a collaboration between Mickey Hart and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, which presents recordings from musical traditions at risk.

Video: Mickey Hart Band December 2011 Tour

Mickey Hart at Vegoose 2006

Mickey Hart is currently offering 15 free downloads on his site at

Show Details

 Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206

Tickets: $25.00

Ages: All Ages