Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Music, Rafting and More! James Israel Band Releases New CD!

Good friends over at "James Israel Band" just finished their latest CD. A lot of work went into the project and WET River Trips would like to share their tunes with you. Check them out!
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The James Israel Band releases new CD, "Good Enough"

Hello music lovers! We finally finished our CD, which is available for streaming on our Facebook page at (Please "like" us there, if you haven't already.)

If you like what you hear, individual songs (just 99 cents) and/or the whole CD are available on our CD Baby page at

A few of the songs featured on the album are:
  • Codependent Blues: A raucous and fun romp, about a subject most -- if not all -- of us are quite familiar with!
  • Good Enough: Ok, it's only "white man's" reggae, but still a fun song!
  • Just a Little (Can Do a Lot): A yin-yang kind of tune, all about love.
  • Sweet Dark Princess: This tune features a beautiful piano opening by our wonderful Carrie McNabb and a very tasty guitar solo by our other wonderful lead instrumentalist, Sue Kasper. A love song many tell us is their favorite tune on the album.
  • Deal With It: You know you must.
  • The Kin of Ata: A spiritual tune inspired by the book The Kin of Ata Are Waiting for You by Dorothy Bryant.
  • Aliens On Ice: Tongue-in-cheek song about the Roswell Incident.

Thank you!

(Sonicbids EPK:

Notes from WET River Trips: August is rolling in along with many musical festivals throughout California and the entire West coast. River rafting, whitewater rafting and more on the American River coming up next!

More music on the West Coast:

July 31-Aug 7 Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation - Seattle, WA;
July 31- Aug. 7 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival - Port Townsend, WA;
Aug. 5-7 The Gaia Festival - Laytonville, CA;
Aug. 5-7 Reggae Rising - Garberville, CA;
Aug. 5-7 Pickathon - Happy Valley, OR;
Aug. 6 - Petaluma Music Festival - Petaluma, CA;
Aug. 11-15 Beloved Festival - Tidewater Falls, OR;
Aug. 12-14 Northwest World Reggae Festival - Marcola, OR;
Aug. 12-14 Indijinus - west of Eugene, OR;
Aug. 12-14 Summer Meltdown - Darrington, WA;
Aug. 12-14 San Jose Jazz Festival - San Jose, CA;
Aug. 12-14 Outside Lands - San Francisco, CA;
Aug. 17-21 Sierra Contact Festival - Sierraville, CA;
Aug. 19-21 Northwest Herbal Fair - Mt. Vernon, WA;
Aug. 20-21 Art and Soul - Oakland, CA;
Aug. 26-28 The Eugene Celebration - Eugene, OR;
Aug 29- - Sept. 5 Burning Man - Black Rock Desert, NV;

Sept. 2-5 Singing Alive - Cosmopolis, WA;
Sept. 2-5 Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium - Laytonville, CA;
Sept.3-6 Strawberry Fall Music Festival - Yosemite, CA;
Sept. 3-5 Bumbershoot - Seattle, WA;
Sept. 4-5 Scottish Highland Games - Pleasanton, CA;
Sept. 8-11 Bhakti Fest - Joshua Tree, CA;
Sept. 9-11 Newport Music Festival - Newport, WA;
Sept. 9-11 Sisters Folk Festival - Sisters, OR;
Sept. 13-18 Somafest Somatic Movement Arts Festival - LA, CA;
Sept. 16-18 Monterey Jazz Festival - Monterey, CA;
Sept 16-18 American River Music Festival - Coloma, CA;
Sept. 17-18 Mendocino Rejuvenation Festival - Mendocino, CA;
Sept. 23-25 Earthdance - Vallejo, CA;
Sept. 23-25 Art of Community - Occidental, CA;
Sept. 24-25 Adams Ave. Street Fair - San Diego, CA;

Content created by James Israel, W.E.T. River Trips, and for this rafting blog.
Photos by : WET River Trips on Flickr