The 10th Annual Fall Festival is happening October 8-11, 2015.
Xavier Rudd & the United Nations (Australia)
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!”
The Funk Hunters & Chali 2na (J5) (Vancouver / SoCal)
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.
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.
“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.
Sonic love travels in many dimensions – through visceral pathways of the senses, as a uniting force on dance floors everywhere, in movements spanning entire eras to unify – whether souls, states or nations. And as sonic love relates to house music, Marques Wyatt is a seminal pioneer. In the mid ‘90s, at a time when the shape shifting of house music was rarely heard outside Chicago and New York, Marques introduced the East coast sound to his native Los Angeles via legendary house parties like BBC, MAC’s Garage and Does Your Mama Know, to name a few. Dance deep with Marques in the Mojave on Friday night !
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.
Rock and roll anthems, belting blues, psychedelic organ and huge gospel flourishes meld into that magic rock touch. “Top 5 up and coming bands in the Bay Area (CBS SF) and 5 artists you should know about (RELIX)”. Soulful rock with the fire and brimstone delivery of the 70’s. Gallagher sings with the fervor of a preacher, extorting the listener to break through self – imposed limitations. This is a heady mix of retro tube-amp fuzz!
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.
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.