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FESTIVAL: Life Is Good

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The Life Is Good Festival is this weekend, and I’m so excited to attend both days! This is a one of a kind fest, that’s truly one of the most special musical events I’ve attended. ALL proceeds go to help children in need, through the Life Is Good Playmakers. Because of this focus on children, the festival is a family affair, with a kids stage and LOTS of kids activities.

Aside from the beautiful family vibe that comes through at this fest, the lineup is always ridiculous! This year Jack Johnson and Hall & Oates headline. Oh, and throw in The Roots, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Amos Lee, and Dawes for good measure! Also new this year, there will be a Coffee House stage curated by Ryan Montbleau. He’ll perform a set each day along with Dwight & Nicole, Tall Heights, Mike Doughty, Session Americana, Amber Rubarth and more!

Here are a few lesser known acts I’m really excited to see:

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Lake Street Dive



Delta Rae

The Life Is Good Festival

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SONG: Elvis Costello & The Roots

“Walk Us Uptown”

Elvis Costello teamed up with The Roots for a new album that’s officially out later this month… it’s called Wise Up Ghost. Here’s the single:

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Song Of The Day

John Legend & The Roots – “Compared to What”

Not sure if you’ve heard anything from Wake Up, the fantastic collaboration album recently released by John Legend and The Roots. This is my favorite tune on the record by far, their cover of the classic protest song, “Compared to What”:

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