The 10th Annual Fall Festival is happening October 8-11, 2015.
Xavier recently unveiled his 9th album, and is barnstorming the globe with his dream project – the eight piece international all star band, the United Nations. Famous for blowing minds with his solo performances, this full band tour de force is not to be missed. “I feel the spirit of this band is very important. The United Nations is an example energetically & spiritually of where we need to be as humans….it’s time to Boogie!”
“This Brooklyn-based nine-piece funkestra delivers horn-filled funk incorporating R&B, psychedelic pop, gospel, Afro-pop, new wave, and just about any genre that gets people dancing” – The New Yorker. Their fast and focused playing style will raise the roof on any given night. We’re talking about a Funk Army of multi-instrumentalists and singers that is part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex, who even on and off night can blow away a room on basis of sheer physics alone.
Born on subway platforms in New York; two sax players and a drummer whipping up infamous, furious, impromptu raves. Moon Hooch is now a festival favorite touring with Lotus, Galactic and more. “Right from the start, it’s obvious that dance music flows through the veins of this band. You can hear it in the rhythms, feel it in the dynamics between the players, but most importantly, you can see it in the reaction of the crowd. Moon Hooch had them eating out of the aplm of their hand from the get go!” – Jambase.
Borrowing inspiration from classic funk and hip hop, the Funk Hunters are putting the soul back into electronic dance music. Their reverence for the roots of dance has lead to an inspired collaboration with iconic rapper Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, who has called them "the selectah's of the century". (Chali & the House of Vibe delivered one of the best JTMF sets ever in spring 2011). The Funk Hunters soultastic stylings are in high demand, having performed at Shambhala, WTF, Wakarusa, and festivals in AUS & NZ. Together, with Chali 2na and his unmistakable baritone voice and 6 and a half foot charm, they become the dream dance team.
Full throttled one of a kind rootsicana newgrassy folkadelic music, aka Ozark Stomp. Washtub bass, claw hammer banjo, and a washboard with effects pedals. To say the Ben Miller Band has created their own style would be an understatement. Formed at an open mic night in Joplin, they are now booked at major festivals, and have opened for ZZTop.
Daby has toured the globe with Peter Gabriel, and embodies the sounds of Senegal, Mali, Paris and New York as well as the traditional music of his native Mauritania. In 2004, Billboard commented "Touré is a rising star". In 2006, Daby Touré was nominated for the BBC World Music Awards. Touré is a child of many worlds. A musical and linguistic polyglot, Touré creates an elegant sonic mixture. His music is a puzzle whose pieces, once assembled, form a comprehensive map of the world. It builds bridges between cultures and gives life to a uniquely poetic language and universal sound.
Scott Pemberton’s sound is much like the vibe of his native Portland: freaky, fun and just the right amount of weird. The best way to categorize his music is with the moniker “Timber Rock”. Scott naturally applies his own lens/stamp to the sounds of the Pacific North West, the region he has always called home. The deep jazz, NW rock/grunge, blues roots and the west coast funk. It’s all there, and often all in the same song. Listeners are finding this honest, original and to-the-point music refreshing and fun. The response to Scott’s music has made him an emerging force on the festival circuit, placed him at #1 in Portland’s pop charts, #4 on Bilboards “Tastmakers” chart and has generated notice from the press: “The Bruce Lee of Rock and Roll” –Tahoe Onstage. “A modern day Jimi Hendrix” –Chico Enterprise. “A wildly creative virtuoso.” -Jambase.com
A prolific MC delivery explosive live performances. From Montreal via Argentina, Boogat has opened for Nortec Collective, Chromeo, Gilles Peterson, Quantic and more. You don't need to speak spanish to understand the sexiness of his songs, or their outrageous beats. A Boogat live show is a humid tropical bass affair.
From Burning Man to Watergate to Coachella and beyond, you'll often find Adam Freehand behind the decks, igniting minds and dance floors alike. With 17 years of extensive global touring history behind him, you might have caught the UK born Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer whipping up main-stage audiences at the worlds biggest festivals - or reveled in him dropping deep and dirty sounds in the most discerning underground clubs across the globe. Now dig his set under the night skies in the Magical Mojave....
Yak Attack will make you dance. Founded in Portland, OR in 2013, the live electronica trio has been making waves in the local scene and expanding its fan base regionally in its short history. Rowan Cobb (bass), Dave Dernovsek (keys) and Devin Weston (drums) combine skilled playing with live looping and effects, resulting in expansive sonic terrain and heightened peaks well beyond the capabilities of most live trios. Nick Werth (Galaxe, Scott Pemberton Trio) recently joined the group, expanding and colorizing their soundscapes. House, breakbeat, downtempo, jazz, and funk, tight compositions mixed with improvisation and jamming, and frequent contributions from guest musicians define a typical Yak show. The band has just released its first full-length album, “Real World Conditions”, and will soon be bringing its unique mix of live chops, electronic techniques, and monkey noises to a venue near you.
Candelaria combines long lost cousins Cumbia & Dub Reggae. By melding the sounds of the old Afro-Colombian traditions with the dub mixing techniques of the Jamaican masters, Candelaria creates a steamy, dreamy dance-inducing sound all their own. They keep the dance floor hot and the party moving.......dense mojo !
Delicious soulful grooves delivered by a group whose hearts beat as one. Fronted by a brother and sister duo, you cant help but be moved by their blood harmonies and touching lyrics. If you witnessed their performances at this past festival, then it’s clear to you that they’ve got that elusive “it” that so many aim to create. The real deal personified, back to jam two full sets in the sand at the Roaming Sounds Recording Studio.
Unrivaled, energetic, sunny psychedelia. “Throwing her fierce vocals skyward, Carrie Fussell channels the spirit of Janis, while the band tosses off a cacophony of psychedelic riffs, vibraphone jams, and chest rattling bass and percussion that could shake a mountain to its foundation.” – Beats Per Minute. Calliope Musicals performed here in May 2014, and have been performing, recording and rehearsing non stop ever since.
This dynamic band creates their very own brand of unique soulful electronic music; rooted in acoustic instruments and human voice and sounds of other creatures. The core duo have been creating music together since fall 2012, and their ever-evolving soundscape will make your heart soar and your booty shake. Gifted, positive and uplifting music for the new world order !
Sotvr’s music sounds as if they’ve spent a lifetime collaborating with Donovan, George Harrison, Leonard Cohen & Tom Waits. Georg & Hieke recently relocated to the desert, leaving behind an impressive band history in Austria with 5 albums to their credit, including collaborations with Lucinda Williams and Wilco. Beautiful poetry with origins deep in the cultural heritage of the European folk-noir and chanson tradition.
Introducing the Desert Rhythm Project...a Roots, Reggae, Funk, Soul band from the magical Mojave. Featuring High Desert denizens Michael Reyes, Bryanna Evaro, Jeremy Jones and family, a DRP show is a uber positive dance inducing experience.
A Dirty Blues & Dusty Boots rollickin’ roadhouse revue. Song and dance, wild west romance, and girls that will kick up a row. Frivolity guaranteed, this late night, locally produced cabaret features luminaries and love-lights Piper Robison, Kali Poulin, Gene Evaro Jr, Liesl Clouse, Chris Unck, Gabba Evaro and more. The thin line between artist and audience will get particularly blurry once the Cactus Wine Experience commences. A real “hog killin’ time" to be had ! family, a DRP show is a uber positive dance inducing experience.