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George Lucas and Mickey Hart Episode 1

Mickey Hart Band Hits The Road In January

Fresh off the road from a sold out 15 date tour, Mickey Hart fans can tune in to the first in a series of videos featuring Mickey with George Lucas telling stories of their work together, the importance of sound in film, and the power of music. “Episode One” finds George & Mickey “Back to the Big Room” at Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch where Hart recorded the Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir and the Dzintars Latvian Choir. These titles were recently re-released as part of the Mickey Hart Collection on Smithsonian Folkways in October, 2011. Both the Folkways and Mickey Hart sites, social media and YouTube pages have featured healthy doses of bonus content including: Mickey and Carlos Santana discussing Babatunde Olatunji, Zakir Hussain on the Stone House Sessions, Prof. Robert Thurman discussing the chants of the Gyuto Monks, timeless images from the “Apocalypse Now Sessions” with Francis Ford Coppola, Airto and Bill Kreutzmann, excerpts and previously unreleased interviews from Mickey’s books, “Drumming at the Edge of Magic” and “The Songcatchers.”

Check out the first episode here:

The Mickey Hart Band will be back on the road in January for a short run of East Coast and West Coast dates. Glide Magazine gave their recent tours finale in Chicago rave reviews describing the show as "content that ranged from the most familiar of Deadhead classics to material culled, in part, from the far reaches of our solar system, Mickey Hart refuses to rest on his laurels and continues to expand music’s horizon." Hart and producer Ben Yonas (Zion I, Jazz Mafia) are currently finishing up his next solo album, slated for a Spring 2012 release. Fans will continue to get a sneak peaks of the new tunes at upcoming shows.

Mickey Hart Band 2012 Tour Dates

1/5/12 Bethlehem, PA- Arts Quest Center @ Steel Stacks
1/6/12 Syracuse, NY - Wescott Theater
1/7/12 White River Junction, VT - Tupelo Music Hall
1/8/12 New York, NY- Highline Ballroom
1/20/12 Grass Valley, CA - Center For The Arts
1/21/12 Lake Tahoe, NV - Crystal Bay Club

Get tickets here.