Purposefully passionate, Nahko is on a mad, mad mission to bridge cultural gaps and help bring about personal, spiritual and communal healing through music. Inspired, transcendant and exhilarating live shows are a prescription for the soul. Dig Nahko & the Medicine People at the festival in May, so you can tell your children you witnessed the movement. The real deal personified.
Space Rock & Krautrock & Motorik & rhythmic funk makes for some Hard Core Four on the Floor Disco. Live performances combine loops, samples and Mickey Kellerman’s keyboards with Darren Heitz’s drums plus Felix Moreno’s Larry Graham-style bass slapping to create an enormously powerful groove. A musical freight train rolling through the dance floor.
Oka shines an optimistic light on the beauty of Indigenous cultures, in a progressive style. Phatt organic earth rhythms in a smooth hi-fidelity sound that is full of uplifting melodies, tones and textures, all cooked over raw didgeridoo rhythms and dance driven grooves. Oka’s hypnotic, high energy live performances are a spontaneous exploration into the sublime. A rhythm based sonic tapestry crossing cultural boundaries, embracing the future without losing sight of the past.
“Bob Marley meets Stevie Wonder via the Chemical Brothers playing in a steaming rainforest with a didgeridoo”
New Orleans, LA
A Rock and Roll band with Soul. The Revivalists have rightfully earned their reputation as the next breakout band from the music capital of New Orleans. Soulful, syncopated rock, earnest songwriting, and a potent live show make for a magical mix. Theirs is a genre-hopping sound that mixes the divergent backgrounds of its individual members with the humid, funky undercurrents of the band’s New Orleans home.
Space Capone's influence thrives off late 70's funk/soul/R&B with a fresh and modern twist. a band that respects their influences but knows how to party at the same time. Space Capone is comprised of funky horns, chanky electrics and a tight rhythm section all by musicians that are all scholars of funk, jazz, and R&B. Lead singer/brain child Aaron Winters (professionally known as 'Space') states, "We've arrived on this planet to help save people from bad music. We're very
serious about what we're doing, it just happens to be lots of fun.”
Progressive bluegrassy space funk ala some cheesy phish-like particle of a disco biscuit, served up in their own fresh high energy style. These cats rocked the fall festival, and they will be kicking off the spring festival in May with a set on Thursday night. Magic from the mountains!
New York, NY
With a sound and style that is distinct, mature and mesmerizing, Elle’s likened her music to the imaginary progeny of great Memphis soul queen Carla Thomas and punk rock poster boy Joey Ramone. It’s bluesy in a way that sounds like she inhaled too much cigar-smoke from a long-standing gig at a juke joint. Yet, she’s jarringly smooth in her control and effortless in her command.
This psychedelic folk party machine out of Austin is on a mission. The musical love child of singer Carrie Fussell and guitar player Matt Roth, the Calliope Musicals round out their folksy roots with a mix of vibraphone, tribal drums, bass and lead guitar, resulting in a cheerful rock and roll sound. They exude feel good vibes that aim to swallow listeners and spit them out as happier versions of their former selves.