ARI'S BLOG

Sychedelic Saturday at Om Culture, Wallingford, WA 

The Ari Joshua Band played the early set for Sychedelic Saturday at Om Culture, Wallingford, WA on November 20, 2021. The event was organized by U Productions founder Aliko West.  

The event included a delay due to a medical emergency - a member of the audience had a seizure and the paramedics were called.  The audience, band and event staff handled themselves with grace and love.  

The AJB portion of the show was followed by two DJs: Jon Alpine, and Mikus. 

Other Participants included:
Alter: Erika Merz 

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The RAaR Trio in Vegas! Two intimate late-night throw-downs after Phish’s MGM Grand shows! 

The Ray, Ari and Russ (R.A.a.R) Trio scheduled two intimate late-night throw-downs, on October 30 and 31 after Phish’s sets at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The shows at Notoriety Lounge on Fremont Street were the Trio’s first performance since recording during the pandemic in Burlington.  

Attendees got to see Ray on his usual analog heavy organ, clavinet, and Wurlitzer set up. Ari, an innovative singer-songwriter trained in jazz and ready to go in any direction, had a tasty set up of spooky soulful…

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R.A.a.R Las Vegas Halloween set-lists 

RAaR (Russ Lawton, Ari Joshua, Ray Paczkowski) 
October 30th 2021 Las Vegas, NV 

Set I 
Strut, Star Lord, The Jodi Grind, Audio Bicycle Day (#6), Ollie, For Ray, The Nail 

Set II 
Tinyland, Ellsies Song, Gramama, Bernard, Inertia, The Bernie Meme, Allah Uya, After Midnight, Mimi Digs It, Melodies 

Set III 
The Jodi Grind reprise, Slide B, Introductions, The Bear Necessities, La Grange 

RAaR (Russ Lawton, Ari Joshua, Ray Paczkowski) 
October 31st 2021 Las Vegas, NV 

Set I            
Audio Bicycle Day (#6)…

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EP one week away! 'RAaR' the Lion - Palindrome EP 

Relix magazine and Ever Kipp have confirmed that Relix will premier the release which is not only dream, it is also a great honor! They have asked Ari to write a few paragraphs about the upcoming release which is due to come out next week November 16th! We are thrilled to share a open letter about the release from Ari.

Dear readers,

As I climbed into airplane with my favorite two guitars, and a suitcase full of toys, I knew it was gonna be a great adventure to travel to Burlington, VT and track with these…

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Thank you Jambase.com for this month's writeup! Read full article below 

https://www.jambase.com/article/ari-joshua-raar-ep-trey-anastasio-band-ray-paczkowski-russ-lawton

A huge thank you to one of our favorite live music publications, Jambase, for all the love this month. Looking forward to putting on an unforgettable weekend of Halloween shows following the one and only Phish!! Come check out Ari, Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton from Trey Anastasio's band Saturday October 30th and Sunday October 31st @ Notoriety.

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Sat. Oct. 30th

https://www.notorietylive.com/event/p

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Phish Halloween Weekend Afterparty 10/30 - 10/31 @ Notoriety, Las Vegas, NV! 

Ari Joshua Announces New ‘RAAR’ EP Featuring Trey Anastasio Band’s Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton 

The Ray, Ari and Russ (R.A.a.R) Trio will perform two late-night shows, on October 30 and 31, after Phish’s concerts in Las Vegas.

BUY TICKETS HERE! 

Saturday Oct. 30th, 2021 

https://www.notorietylive.com/event/phish-after-party-r-a-a-r-ray-ari-and-russ/2021-10-30/

Sunday Oct. 31st, 2021 

https://www.notorietylive.com/event/2021-10-31/

A new six-song EP, RAAR by guitarist Ari Joshua, featuring Ray Paczkowski…

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From the Vault! 'Home' recorded by Space Owl released October 18th 

 

Ari brings his next single From the Vault, Home is a through composed composition with shades or Mahavishnu Orchestra, Zappa, 90's Phish, and Alman Brothers, vibes.  The Vault recordings will released as  compilation/mix tape series's the first one coming this Spring. Along the new material coming out of the Vermont sessions, Ari is sharing a few tracks each month throughout the winter of 2021. 

Recorded by Jon Plumb at London Bridge Studio’s  
Mixed at Mel Dettmer at Studio Soli  
Mastered by Ed Brooks at…

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'Star Lord' the first single from the new EP released Oct 11th 

RELEASE DATE October 11, 2021 
ARI JOSHUA SINGLE ‘STAR LORD’  
FEATURING RAY PACZKOWSKI AND RUSS LAWTON 

’Star Lord’ EP includes six (6) songs from the February Burlington, VT  
recording sessions set for release November 16, 2021 

OCTOBER 11, 2021 - A new single, “Star Lord” by guitarist Ari Joshua, featuring Ray Paczkowski and Russ Lawton from The Trey Anastasio Band and Soule Monde released today.  A six (6) song EP by this team is scheduled for release early November 2021, and more gorgeous original…

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Ari Joshua Quintet At JAZZ ALLEY - AUGUST 2021 

“Love for Sale!!”  
Ari Joshua Vintage Vibe Quintet, JAZZ ALLEY, Seattle, WA the August 10th & 11th, 2021  

The two night run headlining at Jazz Alley was a dream come true for diamond-in-the-rough guitarist Ari Joshua.  When Ari received the invitation to play from Jazz Alley, he accepted without hesitation.  

Jazz Alley rarely showcases local talent, but the staff heard Ari Joshua’s recently released single ‘Say Whatcha Wanna Say,’ loved it, and asked for the same band to play a hole in their schedule…

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'Father Time' Release, August 5, 2021 

In the Winter of 2020-2021 in middle of the pandemic, Ari happily and safely flew into the snowy city of  Burlington, VT to collaborate with Russ and Ray, forming a new trio.

Father Time, the title depicted by artist by Brian Steely is a 3 eyed god-type figure, is a tribute to fathers across the land, and to time itself as it seems to stand still for months on end during the shutdown. Father Time was composed on a loop machine before Ari began isolating near a Vermont recording studio called The Tank (the…

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Ari Joshua BAND live at the High Dive's Re-Opening Night Sat 8/21/21 with GLyph & Tryin'  

The High Dive re-opens with The Ari Joshua Band and special guests GLyph & Tryin' 

This will be a release party for 'Father Time' featuring Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton of Soule Monde and The Trey Anastasio Band (Phish) 

All ticket purchases will come with a FREE download of 'Father Time' 

Ari Joshua to lead his Quintet at Jazz Alley feat Delvon Lamarr, Thomas Marriot, Art Brown, and Luca Cartner 

I am over the moon about these shows! The Ari Joshua Quartert Dimitriou's Jazz Alley August 10th & 11th. Featuring Delvón from the Delvon Lamarr DLO3, Arthur Brown from Polyrhythmics, & Luca Cartner plus guests! 

Buy your tickets now! 

Performing original material from 3 organ based recording sessions, the show is a release party for two singles 'Father Time' featuring Soule Monde (Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton) of the Trey Anastasio Band which drops on August 5th, and was recorded in Vermont this year, and…

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'FATHER TIME' out August 5th FEATURES THE AMAZING RUSS LAWTON AND RAY PACZKOWSKI FROM SOULE MONDE AND THE TREY ANASTASIO BAND  

FIRST SINGLE FROM THE RECENT VERMONT SESSIONS OUT AUGUST 5TH ON ARIJOSHUA.COM 

FATHER TIME FEATURES THE AMAZING RUSS LAWTON AND RAY PACZKOWSKI FROM SOULE MONDE AND THE TREY ANASTASIO BAND - to preview review Click Here

In the winter of 2020-2021 in middle of the pandemic, Ari happily and safely flew into a the snowy city of  Burlington, VT to collaborate with Russ and Ray forming a new trio (name ideas welcome). We are happy to announce the release date of August 5th for the first single from this session. 

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'Say Watcha Wanna Say' Feat Skerik, Delvon Lamarr, Grant Schroff out June 26th 2021  

The NEXT RELEASE, SAY WHATCHA WANNA SAY, featuring Delvon Lamarr from the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, on keys, Grant Schroff on drums, and Skerik on saxaphone, is scheduled to release FOR FANS to find on JUNE 15TH at www.arijoshua.com, and all public platforms June 26th. Subscribers get the song free on the website's Subscriber page for being a part of the Ari Joshua family - thank you!

Subscribe direct supporter in a  'patreon' style program by clicking the subscribe tab on this site. For $1-100 you can have…

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THE MOCKINGBIRD FOUNDATION, Ari Joshua & Friends performance June 5, 2021 

THE MOCKINGBIRD FOUNDATION 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 
LIVESTREAM JUNE 4, 5, 6, 2021 

Ari was invited, thanks to Amy Novo of Novo Productions and the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, to participate in Phish fans creation, The Mockingbird Foundation's 25th Anniversary Celebration Livestream.  The Mockingbird Foundation is a charity organization focussed on promoting music education.  

The stream aired June 4, 5, 6th 2021.  The Ari Joshua & Friends footage can be viewed at the Mockingbird Foundation Youtube channel

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Charity Venture with Stone Gossard and the Rainchangers 

Ari put a hope out to the Universe years ago; a hope to work with Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam guitarist, Ari has long admired as a musical genius.  The Universe delivered in the most beautiful and unexpected way.  Stone Gossard, guitarist for Pearl Jam and Temple of the Dog stopped by the The Music Factory mid-April to record some voice for a great cause - the environment!  This was both fun and meaningful.  Stone and several other voice actors spent a couple of days on this campaign to protect water quality…

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"Eyes Only" Release, March 17, 2021, the first of many....  

How did this track “Eyes Only” come into existence? 

This song “Eyes Only” is the first song that is coming 'OUT OF THE VAULT’.  "Eyes Only" is one of a number of songs recorded with 4x Grammy award winning keyboardist Robert Glasper, Kevin Sawka, and Jason Fraticelli in a session a few years ago. 

What vault, which One from the Vault are we speaking about? 

This is a Vault, gathered over years by Ari, is the result of a decade of coming to terms with his reality, the reality of limitations and strengths…

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February 15th Update from Burlington, VT 

It’s been a wonderful trip, over 2 weeks in Vermont, lots of rest, lots of prep time, and solid work in the studio. Thanks to Ben Collette and Rob O’dea for the hospitable and safe studio experience, and to 

Soule Monde (Ray Paczkowski & Russ Lawton) 

as well, the results will speek for themselves, but I’ll share that it was great chemistry from the first note to the last overdub. The fact that it felt so good the whole time, that is something. We managed to track forms for an astounding 27 songs. I…

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One Year Ago Today - Before the Plague  

This is from ONE YEAR ago! Just can’t believe how this year has been. The artist almost called it w the art here. Like these two men are humanity, and the maze is Covid and just Tower of Babel human created madness. Better days ahead though yeah? 

Yeah. 

Thanks by the way to Galen Clark and Corey Foster and the

Goodfoot Pub & Lounge for providing for one of the final gigs before absolute gig shut down...