Gathering of the Vibes

Gathering of the Vibes

Live updates from the festival

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The Gathering of the Vibes opens Thursday for its 18th edition. Can’t be at the festival? Follow this live blog for updates all weekend. [Read More]
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Vibes Vignettes: Day 4

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A homecoming for Blues Traveler at the Vibes

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For John Popper, The Gathering of the Vibes is something of a homecoming. The Blues Traveler frontman lived in Stamford — not far from Bridgeport’s Seaside Park, the site of the festival — until he was 17. In a post-performance interview on Sunday, the affable harmonica player reminisced about growing up in the city’s Newfield […] [Read More]
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Bill Evans sits in

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Noted jazz saxophonist Bill Evans was the artist-in-residence at the Vibes this year, and took the stage with acts such as Phil Lesh and Friends, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Warren Haynes’ Gov’t Mule. He said it was the first time he has tried something on this scale. “I’ve sat in with many different bands, […] [Read More]
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McLovins back for more

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The McLovins were back at the Vibes for the fifth year, which is pretty amazing when you consider the band members are still just college students. The jam band is for real, as any attention they received for being such a young group at the Vibes is now attention purely focused on their music. The […] [Read More]
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Vibes Vignettes: Day 3

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Paying tribute

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After Grace Potter and the Nocturnals honored the late J.J. Cale by playing his song “Cocaine,” Gov’t Mule paid tribute at the end of his set. Warren Haynes’ band was joined by George Porter Jr. of the Funky Meters and jazz greats John Scofield and Bill Evans for a version of Cale’s “After Midnight.” Cale […] [Read More]
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Stamp out corruption

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Michelle Esrick, who directed and produced the Wavy Gravy documentary, “Saint Misbehavin,’ ” was on hand with Wavy to talk about another of the causes he endorses. It’s a booth that travels the country from music festival to festival, and on tours with the likes of Crosby Stills and Nash and Jackson Browne, where people […] [Read More]
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Tatted up at the Vibes

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It wouldn’t be the Gathering of the Vibes without ink — lots and lots of ink. The Vibe Tribe is a veritable tapestry of tattoos, from tenderfoots (body art newbies) to meat (someone who frequents tattoo shops and sports A LOT of tattoos). Mark Tawney, 40, of Philadelphia, falls into the latter category. He has […] [Read More]
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