Tuned In to The Spinning Leaves

October 19 , 2008 Our featured Tuned In artist(s) this week are The Spinning Leaves. They are a local band who describes their sound as Americana/Folk/Psychedelic.

We caught up with them at The General Lafayette Inn, in Lafayette Hill, PA during the "John Francis and friends" benefit concert for The Philadelphia Aids fund.

Here is The Spinning Leaves bio:

"Hello, and welcome to our space in space! We invite you to become magic yourself and spin up and whiz and glow and take everyone with you in a spinning society change, a heart reaching, a Love revolution! We love mutual empowerment.

We met on October the 15th, 2006 (Barbara's Birthday!) and have been making music ever since.

We are dreamers. We are builders! Musical spaces and far-out feelings and radiating beings in the sound moments of music! We reach around us like a plant and build a gazillion glowing castles all together.

It feels like a growing light, a ripping fire, a glowing LOVE. We try to spawn in people the burst they need to become their wildest most keen visions.

And in our dreams we see the Gypsy Queen and the Sent Ship peak over the horizons...

And we are blessed with many beautiful cohorts: The genius Hezekiah Jones, Hoots and Hellmouth,Nicole Atkins and the Sea, O'death,Bill Kreutzman (Grateful Dead), The Great Unknown, Citizens Band Radio, Cowmuddy, Papertrees, Birdie Busch, Amos Lee, Griz, Norwalks, John Francis, Quintero, Joshua Heard Park, Andrew Lipke, Sisters 3,Oud Blues, and so many more. We ring in each other's ears and open up this Philadelphia of a flower.

We have a lot of interesting things going on right now. We are also working out some trips on the road all over. Keep your ears low to the ground for the vibration. We may just come near you if you live in the world! And we're always up for entertaining invitations...

The Spinning Leaves is a wavy ship ride on a mystical wind! We grow and shed sails every day, all together! Join and be part of it! We feel so blessed for the lovely people we have been meeting and have grown to love in the past months and hope that whoever you are, reading this 'bio' will please come in and join us as we continue to become and become.

BIG LOVE, Michael & Barbara"

Please enjoy their performance video from their show at The General Lafayette Inn.

You are now Tuned In to The Spinning Leaves.

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Tuned In recently teamed up with WXPN to sponsor a fund raiser entitled "John Francis and Friends Night". John Francis is one of our original Tuned In artists. He put together a concert at The General Lafayette Inn, in Lafayette Hill, PA, to support "The Philadelphia AIDS Fund".

John brought along many friends who performed for a packed audience. Also there to help host the event was WXPN's Heln Leicht. The audience was treated to the wonderful sounds of The Spinning leaves, Hezekiah Jones, Kelly McRae, Sarah Fullen and The Stanleys, and John Francis.

All month long we will feature these artists on our Tuned In segment on Action News.

About AIDS Fund (from their website):

AIDS Fund, supports HIV/AIDS education, prevention, and services in the Delaware Valley Region by raising dollars and increasing public awareness about the impact of HIV on our communities. Currently, 30 partner organizations are receiving funding as a result of AIDS Fund's activities to provide critical HIV prevention education and care services.

Since its founding, AIDS Fund has remained committed to the philosophy that by coming together, each individual can make a difference in the fight against HIV/AIDS in their community. Critical to the success of AIDS Fund is our ability to mobilize thousands of volunteers and donors annually to produce events and to generate funds. These volunteers are valued for their commitment, compassion, and their community response to the AIDS epidemic.

For more information:

AIDS Fund 1315 Spruce Street – 4th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-731-9255


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