The 607/845 region of New York is filled with talent and a few big name musicians, both new and old. Starting off the list at number one is a legend, the late Pete Seeger. Since the 1940’s Seeger has been a musician, activist, pioneer of American Folk Music, making him our top seed. Spots 3 and 5 are home to the area’s hottest Americana/Reggae bands, John Brown’s Body and Sim Redmond Band, whose popularity has grown immensely in the festival scene and across the country. An interesting match-up to look out for is between No. 6 Big Mean Sound Machine and No. 11 Wingnut. These groups are known for the unique sounds they have created, from Big Mean’s complex Latin and dub to Wingnut’s unstoppable funk. With a considerable amount of clout in the local music scene, these bands should prove to be an exciting pairing. Lastly, Jimkata must be mentioned for their rapidly growing fan base and rigorous tour schedule. This electronic/jam quartet has really made a name for itself in the past three years, playing Gathering of the Vibes, Summer Camp and opening this year’s Snowball in Colorado. – Zach Luckin
All 8 polls for the bracket are listed below – make sure you vote for each!
607/845 South Region
1 Pete Seeger v 16 Professor Louie and the Crowmatix
2 Donna the Buffalo v 15 Notorious String Busters
3 John Brown’s Body v 14 Spectacular Average Boys
4 Perfect Thyroid v 13 Revision
5 Sim Redmond Band v 12 3
6 Big Mean Sound Machine v 11 Wingnut
7 Jimkata v 10 Yolk
8 Driftwood v 9 SOLARiS
Polls are now closed! Stay tuned for Round 2 matchups coming Friday, March 21st!