Color Green’s deeply mellow vibe embodies the very essence of Stoned Americana music. With influences ranging from JJ Cale, the Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead to extended instrumental covers of 60s songs and hours-long recordings of thunder and rain on a tin roof, band mates Noah Kohll and Corey Madden are into some crazy shit. Keith Hadad of Record Crates United sat down with the boys for a rambling, wide-ranging, far-out chat.
Rose City Band’s third release, Earth Trip, is an ode to the fundamental need for human connection and undeniable interdependence with the natural world. In his signature country cosmic jam style, frontman Ripley Johnson took all the love, pain, fear and joy of the last year and poured it into a cathartic reckoning.
Writer, arranger and producer Dan Horne is one of the most prolific musicians on today’s hazy, cosmic, indie rock scene. A member of Grateful Dead/Chris Robinson Brotherhood-affiliated Circles Around the Sun, Horne recently released his long-anticipated solo debut—the country-fried, krautrock-inspired The Motorcycle Song EP. Heads Lifestyle’s roving reporter, Nick Mitchell Maiato caught up with him to explore his breakneck work ethic and amateur cannabis cultivation hobby.