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Tuesday June 11, 2013

From Relix Magazine

Summer Stars: John Scofield
By Dean Budnick

Our annual Summer Stars series features a variety of groups making the rounds on the festival circuit. Today we feature John Scofield. We’ve also checked in with The Lumineers, Futurebirds, Tea Leaf Green and moe..

After a long, dreary winter, John Scofield is eager to get out and get down.

“It’s great to finally go outside and play in summer,” he says. “There’s nothing like it. I’m glad the cold weather’s almost over and here we go…”

This time, he’ll be making the rounds with a former festival favorite, John Scofield’s Überjam Band. The group, named after his 2002 album Überjam, features the core group that toured in support of that record and 2003’s Up All Night: Avi Bortnick on rhythm guitar and samples, Andy Hess on bass (Brazilian Girls bassist Jesse Murphy held the role in the early days of the ensemble) and Adam Deitch on drums. (Louis Cato and Tony Mason will move behind the kit on various dates when Deitch is gigging with Break Science.)

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