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Mickey Hart Interview in 2012 – New Youtube Video Interview with Grateful Dead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer Mickey Hart has released a new interview at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Mickey Hart made this appearance at the museum for a performance and to open a new exhibit named Grateful Dead: The Long, Strange Trip.
It’s a short interview at a little over one minute in length, but the new 2012 YouTube video interview with Mickey Hart does answer the question about his earliest experiences of watching the group Grateful Dead perform prior to joining, and events leading up to founding drummer Bill Kreutzmann asking Mickey Hart to jam with the band during a practice session.
Its history from this point on knowing after his long career with the group, Mickey Hart has carried on the tradition of the Grateful Dead, and with his own album recordings and leadership of music group the Mickey Hart Band. The band’s newest release is named Mysterium Tremendum.
I was asked to interview Mickey Hart early this year, but negotiations with the PR firm handling my interview simply couldn’t make it happen. I spent a lot of time on an in-depth interview with many personalized questions for Mickey, so let’s see if there is one more chance to bring worldwide visitors an exclusive 2012 Mickey Hart interview publication like no other. Find Mickey Hart Band tour information and album review of Mysterium Tremendum, in my section for Mickey Hart Band.
Music Review: Mysterium Tremendum by Mickey Hart Band.
Legendary Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart may be recognized most for his progressive music as drummer with American rock icon, Grateful Dead band, but as everyone knows, time and the universe itself advance forward like clockwork. It’s no surprise superstar Mickey Hart has made progressive advancements of his own. In this case, it is more of an intergalactic leap!
The significance of Mickey Hart’s role as a Grateful Dead percussionist makes its presence known on his new 2012 album Mysterium Tremendum by his group, the Mickey Hart Band. While some popular artists may be content taking more of a back seat role by riding out the success of an earlier career, Mickey Hart steps aboard and climbs into the pilot seat as he steers his music career, and Mickey Hart Band members in a bold new direction.
The Mickey Hart Band is an 8 member group with Mickey Hart, and a exclusive cross selection of the best artists and vocalists he could find. Together they transmit his multiple genre project that treks into uncharted territory musically.
Upon sampling his new 2012 release Mysterium Tremendum, I can say Mickey Hart clearly has selected a rare and talented group to make this flight. Like a man on a mission, his selection was based on those artists who he felt possess the precise aptitude needed to communicate the full depth of a majestic experiment in sound. And it truly is a soulful new direction on the exploratory album Mysterium Tremendum, which also includes the illustrious Grateful Dead lyricist, Robert Hunter.
To call Mysterium Tremendum simply an adventurous album would be an understatement, and downright disrespectful. Daring is a more suitable word. Recorded at Mickey Hart’s Studio X in California, Mysterium Tremendum is innovative in many ways, and unlike anything you have previously heard.
Unequaled by a divergent fusion of popular music genres, World Music best defines the improvisational jam band combination of great instrumentals, vocals, and profusion of original percussion elements.
On this new 2012 release Mickey Hart has selected a rare and brilliant group who he felt possess the precise aptitude needed to interconnect, and then communicate the complete depth of this grand experiment in sound.
The artists had to be special knowing Mysterium Tremendum follows up in linage to his GRAMMY® Award-Winning album, Global Drum Project from 2007.
Never content with merely composing and performing music, the 3 time GRAMMY® Award – Winning Mickey Hart has become more attune to a scientist by researching the primordial origins, history, and cultural aspects of music. It is on this album his research taps into light waves of the universe to the beginning point of time and space, transforming light waves into sound waves using researched scientific data.
This may sound like science fiction, but in fact, real-life scientific data was utilized, thus becomes an integral component of Mickey Hart’s music composition that revolves around many music genres but touches down in the World Music category.
Something I noticed right away was the pronounced cinematic qualities on many of the ambient, vocal and world percussion backed songs, so it’s easy to imagine Mysterium Tremendum being used in a Science fiction film score. These songs are Heartbeat of the Sun, Who Stole The Show, Djinn Djinn, Ticket to Nowhere & Through Endless Skies.
You will find that even the popular crossover songs with lyricized vocals, you are sure to love have cinematic qualities involving various movie genres too like songs Slow Joe Rain, Cut the Deck, Starlight and Starbright, This One Hour, Supersonic Vision, Time Never Ends & Let There Be Light.
Currently the 8 member Mickey Hart Band is on traveling the country on their “Above The Clouds Concert Tour” which is garnering excellent concert reviews. One point to clarify however, on the Mysterium Tremendum album release, a number of special guest artists join the Mickey Hart Band to complete the symphonic landscape. Clearly Mickey Hart has left no stone unturned in the launch of his innovative sound experiment with his new band, and special guest artists.
The music of Grateful Dead is an inherently colorful stripe woven into the fabric of American music culture, as every Deadhead fan will vehemently attest. Never content to take a backseat role with his earlier success, Mickey Hart is clearly in the pilot’s seat with both hands placed firmly on the controls while navigating the spirit of Grateful Dead in a new direction. Hang on and enjoy the ride!
Album Credits: The 8 member Mickey Hart Band consists of Mickey Hart, Widespread Panic bassist Dave Schools, Grammy winning percussionist and longtime band mate Sikiru Adepoju, Tony Award winning vocalist Crystal Monee Hall, TSO vocalist Tim Hockenberry, drummer Ian “Inx” Herman, guitarist Gawain Matthews, keyboardist and producer Ben Yonas. Special guest artists joining the Mickey Hart Band during select tracks on Mysterium Tremendum are Steve Kimock, Reed Mathis, and longtime collaborators, Zakir Hussain, Giovanni Hidalgo and Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter.
Visit MickeyHart.net homepage and sample or purchase Mysterium Tremendum and other albums at his Music Store. Check out the band’s Concert Tour Shows schedule for 2012 and then read my pages dedicated to the Mickey Hart Band. Photos are courtesy MickeyHart.net & David Oppenheimer.
Concert Tour – Mysterium Tremendum by Mickey Hart Band.
Former Grateful Dead member Mickey Hart has always been an artist identified by his progressive music, both as a percussionist for the iconic Grateful Dead band, along with his 3 time GRAMMY® Award-Winning albums, and innovative sound excursions with his group the Mickey Hart Band.
The Mickey Hart Band “Above The Clouds Concert Tour” in 2012 is underway, with concert reviews for the bands performances getting admirable music reviews for their giant leap into progressive new sounds that becomes somewhat problematic when you try to categorize or brand his music.
Mysterium Tremendum is the Mickey Hart Band’s new album in 2012. Call it progressive rock, pop, adult contemporary, new age, world, or whatever you like, but identical to their new Mysterium Tremendum release, The Mickey Hart Band’s music is unlike anything you have previously heard. There is a variety of innovative sounds matched with great instrumentals and vocals.
During the Mickey Hart Band Tour – 2012, they perform a number of songs from their fantastic new album Mysterium Tremendum, just released on April 10, 2012. It’s a great album that shines by a contrasting fusion of music genres during every one of the 12 songs total. Possessing deep percussions, vocals and heavy rhythms, the divergent mix is extraordinary.
Can you envision the Mickey Hart Band will be among those in the New Age or World music categories in the GRAMMY® Awards in 2013? If there were an innovative music category, the Mickey Hart Band would definitely be the winner! Mickey Hart is a constantly evolving musician with no final conclusion in sight for the former Grateful Dead drummer who has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and earned the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award.
Band members are; Mickey Hart, Crystal Monee Hall, Tim Hockenberry, Dave Schools, Gawain Mathews, Sikiru Adepoju, Ian “Inkx” Herman and Ben Yonas. The YouTube song sample video below is live music from the Mickey Hart Band Concert Tour.
Visit MickeyHart.net to sample or purchase Mysterium Tremendum, and check out the band’s 2012 Concert Tour schedule. Special VIP packages are also available. Below is the current Mickey Hart Band 2012 Concert Tour schedule for 2012. Please note concert dates shown below are subject to change, and more concert dates may be scheduled once confirmed. For concert updates and most accurate concert info visit MickeyHart.net tour page. Photos are courtesy mickeyhart.net.
Mickey Hart Band – Concert Tour Dates 2012;
April 17, 2012 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
April 18, 2012 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
April 20, 2012 – Live Oak, FL – Wanee Festival
April 21, 2012 – Atlanta, GA – Sweetwater 420 Festival
April 22, 2012 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre
April 23, 2012 – Fayetteville, AR – George’s Majestic Lounge
April 25, 2012 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
April 25, 2012 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
April 26, 2012 – Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
April 27, 2012 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
April 28, 2012 – Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
April 29, 2012 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
May 7, 2012 – Bend, OR – Tower Theatre
May 8, 2012 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
May 9, 2012 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
May 10, 2012 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
May 11, 2012 – Ashland, OR – Ashland Armory
May 12, 2012 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Concert House
May 14, 2012 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theater
May 15, 2012 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
May 16, 2012 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
May 17, 2012 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
June 30, 2012 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
July 21, 2012 – Bridgeport, CT – Gathering of the Vibes
July 22, 2012 – Thornville, OH – All Good Music Festival
July 22, 2012 – Thornville, OH – All Good Music Festival
September 5, 2012 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theatre
September 6, 2012 – Charlottesville – The Jefferson Theater
September 7, 2012 – Harrodsburg, KY – Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival
September 11, 2012 – Ozark, AR – Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival
September 14, 2012 – Ozark, AR – Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival
October 13, 2012 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
October 14, 2012 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
October 15, 2012 – St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theater
October 17, 2012 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
October 18, 2012 – Live Oak, FL – Magnolia Fest – Amphitheater Stage
October 19, 2012 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
October 20, 2012 – Black Mountain, NC – Lake Eden Arts Festival
Visit MickeyHart.net Concert Shows Page for future schedule updates.