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Life Is Good Festival 2010

Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 11:00a to 9:30p
Prowse Farm Canton, MA

The folks at Life is good do their best to spread cheerfulness and optimism. Even if their ubiquitous shirts, hats, and tote bags don't make you crack a smile, we're guessing the music lineup for the 2010 Life is good Festival will. The two-day party features performances by Jason Mraz, Guster, Ben Harper & Relentless 7, Ziggy Marley, Corinne Bailey Rae, Dr. Dog, Mavis Staples, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Trombone Shorty, and more. The kids stage is rocking, too, with Dan Zanes and Friends, They… Show more

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Performers at this Event
They Might Be Giants
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John Flansburgh and John Linnell, the two singer/songwriters behind Brooklyn avant-pop cult band They Might Be Giants, were childhood friends who have been working under the TMBG banner since the '80s....
Ziggy Marley
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Son of reggae's most famous son, continued the family trade from the 1980s on, fabled melody maker in his own right. ~ Rovi
Mavis Staples
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Lead singer for the gospel-turned-soul Staples Family, later an acclaimed solo vocalist for her unique, husky pipes. ~ Rovi
Dan Zanes
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The former Del Fuegos frontman who later turned his talents to a highly successful career in children's music. ~ Rovi
Guster
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Although they evolved into a full-fledged pop band, Guster began their career as a quirky acoustic trio. The band, whose three co-founders met during freshmen year at Tufts University, spent most of the 1990s touring the college circuit and releasing independent albums, all of which featured hand percussion in lieu of a traditional drum set....
Ozomatli
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Brewing a vital concoction of Latin salsa, urban hip-hop, and jazz-funk, Ozomatli formed in Los Angeles in the mid-'90s, eventually settling on a lineup that included Raúl "El Bully" Pacheco, Ulises Bella, Jiro Yamaguchi, Cut Chemist, Chali 2na, Wil-Dog Abers, Mairo Calire, Rene "Spinobi" Dominguez, Justin "Niño" Porée, Asdrubal Sierra, and Jabu....
Donavon Frankenreiter
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Professional surfer Donavon Frankenreiter began his musical career as a protégé of Jack Johnson. ~ Rovi
OK Go
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Los Angeles quartet OK Go have been called "the first post-internet band" and are at the forefront of an emerging class of independent creative entrepreneurs making art in both digital and physical spaces....
Jason Mraz
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Attended cheerleading camp. Honed his musical style in the coffeehouses of San Diego. Opened shows for Tracy Chapman, Alanis Morissette, Liz Phair and the Rolling Stones. Owns an avocado farm....
Brett Dennen
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Earnest folk-pop singer/songwriter in similar company to John Mayer, Jack Johnson, and Jason Mraz. ~ Rovi
Corinne Bailey Rae
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Played classical violin and sang in church choir as a child. At 15, started her own indie band named Helen. Sat in with bands at a local jazz club, where she was a hatcheck girl; also met her husband, Jason Rae, during this time....
The Sippy Cups
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Establishing a connection between different generations via an imaginative, interactive show not unlike that of the Flaming Lips, the Sippy Cups play rock music for youngsters and their parents....
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
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After completing work on their T Bone Burnett-produced third album for Ragged Company / Hollywood Records, which is now in its final stages, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will hit the road this summer in a new configuration....
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
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Troy 'Trombone Shorty' Andrews has God-given talent, natural charisma and a relentless drive to bridge music's past and future. His third outing for Verve Records, Say That To Say This (Sept....
Dr. Dog
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Quirky, melodic rockers from Philadelphia who mix retro '60s psychedelia with a freewheeling indie aesthetic. ~ Rovi
Ben Harper and Relentless 7
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In a hostile sea of disposable, throwaway singles, BEN HARPER AND RELENTLESS7 have made a true album. White Lies For Dark Times is a timeless rock record, with a cohesive collection of music that is as raw, unrelenting and thunderous, as it is arrestingly haunting and emotional....
Galactic
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Mixing vintage, down-home New Orleans funk, and R&B with a hip-hop sensibility, Galactic have managed to appeal to traditionalists, new heads, and the jam-band crowd alike. Though Galactic's earlier sound is more straightforward in its appreciation of Crescent City grooves, beginning with 2003's RUCKUS produced by Dan the Automato, the band would directly incorporate elements of rap and turntablism, going on to work with artists such as Lyrics Born, Juvenile, and Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious)....
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Prowse Farm
5 Blue Hill River Rd.
Canton, MA 02186
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