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Jimmy Herring Guests on “Viola Lee

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Guitarist Jimmy Herring was on stage in the south this weekend, joining another band for a version of "Viola Lee Blues." No, Herring wasn’t sitting in with Widespread Panic, instead he appeared with Juggling Suns. The “Viola Lee” took place at Sunshine Daydream Music Park in Terra Alta, WV where Herring/Rodgers/Sipe as well as Juggling Suns were on the bill for the 21st Annual Jerry Garcia’s Birthday Bash.



- from jambands.com


Johnny Z's Family Reunion
In the mid-1990s, during the height of the jamband boom, onetime Metallica honcho Johnny Z signed a number of improvisational bands to his label, Megaforce. Among the choice acts: the Ominous Seapods, the Juggling Suns and an unknown band known as the Disco Biscuits ("[The Biscuits] could have been the biggest band on Earth," Johnny Z told Relix in 2005). On Friday, two of Johnny Z's former subjects collaborated at Asbury Park, NJ's the Stone Pony. After the Disco Biscuits performed on the venue's outdoor summer space, guitarist Jon Gutwillig stuck around for the Juggling Suns post-party inside the Stone Pony. Near the end of the group's first set, Gutwillig took the stage, playing guitar on "One More Time" and "Son." The Disco Biscuits will perform at the High Sierra Music Festival on July 1, while the Juggling Suns next scheduled gig will take place at Philadelphia's The Smoked Joint Friday. - jambands.com


Asbury Park, NJ - On June 20th, 2006 the world will hear the latest evolution across the sonic universe of Juggling Suns entitled Tranzmutation.

Point Pleasant, NJ based Juggling Suns was initially discovered by Johnny Z, the legendary A&R guru/indie mogul who signed Metallica, Kings X, and Warren Haynes among others. His NJ based label Megaforce was among the most successful independent labels ever, and while Johnny Z will have eternal bragging rights for bringing the world Juggling Suns, Asbury Park based AERIA Records is equally proud to bring them back. AERIA Records is profoundly delighted to support the latest chapter of Juggling Suns long strange trip and prodigious musical career, says AERIA Records CEO Coleman R. Brice.

Featuring Mark Diomede on guitar and vocals, Gus Vigo on keyboards and vocals, Ken E. Kruise on bass and vocals, Tim Morris on rhythm guitar and vocals, and Andrew Lenaghan on drums, Juggling Suns unique style of cosmic dance music has been astounding audiences from New Jersey to Japan for several years and is well poised to fill the gap left by the departure of Phish from the jam band scene.

The groups roots extend back to the legendary N.J. band Solar Circus. Originating as a Grateful Dead cover band, the group evolved into without question, the most sought after original band along the Jersey Shore. Over the years, the band has released five albums internationally, have been featured on several compilations, and toured nationally sharing the stage with everyone from Tom Constanten, The Radiators, Widespread Panic, Hot Tuna and Bruce Springsteen (on the actual day Jerry Garcia died).

The band has also appeared in the feature film "Runaway Bride" featuring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere and been featured in the New York Times.

A limited edition advance version of Tranzmutation will be available exclusively at the Juggling Suns April 14th appearance at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. The band is also performing warm up dates for an extensive Summer/Fall 2006 club, amphitheatre, and festival Tour. Please visit: aeriarecords.com or www.jugglingsuns.com for additional information.

AERIA 55037 Juggling Suns - Tranzmutation

About AERIA Records: AERIA Records is an artist led venture seeking to expand and preserve the NJ shores legendary music scene. Recent releases include the incredible debuts of teen prodigy Brian Amsterdam, Long Branch, NJ based producer St. Christopher, and Agency (formerly known as Republic). Upcoming efforts include releases by Rick Barry, Jon Francis, and Hollywood, California based Candyland Riots!

- AeriaRecords.com


Discography

"Doorway to the Angels" - 1997- (Relix Records)
"Living on the Edge of Change"- 1998- (Megaforce/Hydrophonics)
"Get Abducted"- 2000 - (self release)
"Steppin' Off a Star"- 2002- (self release)
"Live at the Stone Pony"- 2002 - (self release)
"Tapers Choice 4" - 2004 - (self release)
" Tranzmutation" - 2006 - (Aeria Records)
"Zero Zero Eight" - 2009-
(Self release)

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Recently referred to as one of the Jam Scene's "Best Kept Secrets" by Relix magazine, Juggling Suns have been abducting fans from New Jersey to Japan since 1997. Their roots lie in the diverse musical styles of old school psychedelia, jazz, bluegrass, funk, trance, dance and pure rock n roll, and those roots have fueled their legendary on-stage improvisation. The Suns have played to packed audiences in Japan and all over the United States, appeared in the Julia Roberts movie �Runaway Bride�, performed personally for the NBA�s Bill Walton, and won consecutive awards for �Best Jam Band� at NJ�s Asbury Music Awards (2002- 2003). The Suns blend their well-crafted original music, with their own take on covers from Sesame Street songs to Bill Withers to create a one of a kind setlist experience at every show. With their last national tour, the Suns played to exuberant fans from Las Vegas, to Utah, Arizona, all the way to Colorado in support of their most recent 4th live album. Plans are currently in the works for a new recording, slated to be released in 2006.The Suns have held their own as one of the east coast�s favorite live acts- going on 10 years strong since its conception in 1995. Juggling Suns consists of Solar Circus alumni Mark Diomede and Kenny Kruise, who have years of performing together under their belts. Gus Vigo, one of the founding members of Juggling Suns along with Diomede, was formerly from New Jersey band World Within. Tim Morris, originally Diomede�s acoustic side project partner, came on board to take over rhythm guitar skills in 2003. The newest addition is Andrew Lenaghan on drums. Forces combined, the sound of Juggling Suns has remained strong to each individuals� musical influences. Their original songs have been covered by the Disco Biscuits and Keller Williams, and the Suns have hosted numerous guest musicians up on stage beside them, including Buddy Cage, Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead), Martin Fierro (Legion of Mary) and Jon Gutwillig (The Disco Biscuits). Guitarist Mark Diomede, who has been on the road as a musician since 1989, received the Asbury Music Awards �Lifetime Achievement Award� in 2003. Diomede has shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Herring, Santana, moe., Mickey Hart and Bob Weir. Juggling Suns� just keeps climbing the musical stratosphere. They continue to reinvent themselves, and experiment with new sounds and musical textures, all the while expanding their fan base with each show. The Suns future is here now and will have them performing at new venues in a town near you!. get abducted.