The Big Takeover, a funky roots and reggae group out of the Hudson Valley, have released the music video for “Love Understands,” off their recent album Silly Girl. The 80s throwback video features singer NeeNee Rushie, Chas Montrose (saxaphone), Rob Kissner (bass), Andy Vogt (trombone) and Kerry Shaw (guitar) and was directed by Crazy Gringo, Liz Paradise and Zach Thomson. The track is now available now on iTunes and on Spotify.
Pete Mason is a teacher and writer living in Albany, NY. "The Grateful Book of Letters" is his third children's book with illustrator Ryan Kerrigan, with whom he has also published "The Alphabet Book, for Little Phans: From Antelope to Zero" and "A Well Traveled Dog." Other books include "PhanArt: The Art of the Fans of Phish," a compilation of art made by Phish fans, and "PhanFood," a cookbook of recipes by and for Phish fans co-authored with Taraleigh Weathers. He promotes PhanArt shows and runs PhanArt.net, highlighting concert posters, official prints and fan creations while supporting The Mockingbird Foundation. He is co-publisher of NYS Music and manages Formula 5.