Raised in the Swannanoa Valley outside of Asheville, North Carolina, Reed Turchi grew up playing piano, focusing on boogie woogie and New Orleans styles before becoming infatuated with slide guitar. While learning Hill Country Blues (RL Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Mississippi Fred McDowell) firsthand in North Mississippi, he founded his blues-rock trio “TURCHI,” which released its debut album Road Ends in Water in 2012. Called "everything a blues fan could want" (LA Examiner), the album featured guest Luther Dickinson on three tracks.
During a series of national tours, Turchi released Live in Lafayette in early 2013, and exploded on the blues-rock scene, notably earning high praise from Living Blues Magazine ("for all of their communion with the past, TURCHI sounds vital, alive, and essential"), landing on the cover of Buscadero (Italy) and being showcased in a five-page feature in Il Blues Magazine (Italy). At that point, TURCHI’s national touring grew to include Europe, highlighted with a headlining spot at Mojo Festival (Rome) in June 2014 after the release of Can’t Bury Your Past, which expanded the trio with keyboards/organ (Anthony Farrell) and saxophone (Art Edmaiston).
Also in 2014, stemming from his tours in Italy, Reed began collaborating with renowned Italian guitarist Adriano Viterbini, leading to Scrapyard, an intimate, minimal, duo-guitar album recorded in Memphis and in Rome. Called "a marvelous example of talent and simplicity" (Bluebird Reviews, UK), the album earned a editor’s feature from iTunes ("blues chemistry overflowing with earthy delta slide and dark pulsing electric guitar"), and a spot on Tidal’s “editor’s playlist.”
After touring in the US and Europe behind “Scrapyard,” and continuing his search for new sounds, Reed moved from Western North Carolina to Memphis, where he immersed himself in the trademark grooves of soul and blues of the region.. It was a time of personal and musical change, leading Reed to disband TURCHI with the release of sendoff EP We Spoke in Song, recorded at an old JC Penney in Richmond VA amidst their final performances in October 2014.
Introduced to Tuareg music (Tinariwen, Bombino, Terakaft) by Adriano Viterbini during the Scrapyard touring, Reed began to write songs with a new sound in mind, combining influences ranging from Stax to Saharan blues, and started recording at Ardent Studios in April 2015. The result, Speaking in Shadows, was released in March 2016 on Devil Down Records and immediately recognized as a new and successful step.
After seven years, Tallahatchie is Turchi’s tenth released album and finds Turchi returning to the music that lead him to play guitar. Stripped of studio tricks, these songs are presented simply: slide, vocal, acoustic guitar, a wooden chair on a wooden floor. Tallahatchie is named after the river running through North Mississippi, homeland of Hill Country Blues, and is an homage to that genre and its patriarchs (RL Burnside, Fred McDowell, Otha Turner). Not merely a collection of covers, Tallahatchie transcends, as Turchi’s intimate singing, unmistakable slide, and hypnotic rhythms are clearly his own, refreshingly direct and deeply personal.
"Turchi proves to be an old soul...we feel like we are sitting right there in some lonely cabin deep amongst the pines and the kudzu sipping whiskey and listening to him play his heart out." - Glide Magazine
"...delivered by Turchi's voice and his slide guitar with the class and the charisma of a perfect Blues Troubadour. Tallahatchie is an album that goes beyond the pure and simple love for the traditions of the Hill Country Blues. It's the most sincere labour of love possible of a musician that has never forgotten where his musical heart belongs to and always will." - Bluebird Reviews... See MoreSee Less
Space Carnival will start the show at 7:30 pm and Roots of Creation will take the stage at 9 pm.
Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam favorites like Gathering of The Vibes, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, Fishbone, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation (RoC) offer up a high-energy, infectious experience. Recognized as a Top 20 artist on the Relix/Jamband radio chart, a festival staple, and an internationally touring powerhouse, RoC have been awarded “Favorite Jam Band” by Cider Magazine and “Best Band In New Hampshire” by the New England Music Awards. RoC mix their jam-reggae hybrid sound with homegrown roots, guitar-heavy rock, and lead singer/guitarist Brett Wilson’s introspective and conscious laden lyrics.
Named after a Sublime song on the B-Side of the Badfish CD single, Roots of Creation is made up of founding members, guitarist/lead singer Brett Wilson, keyboardist Tal Pearson, and drummer Mike Chadinha. The trio came together at Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire where they embraced the state motto, "Live Free or Die," in their music and message. Today the original trio is joined by newest members Billy Kottage (Reel Big Fish) on trombone, rhythm guitar, keys and harmony vocals, Andrew Riordan on saxophone, synth and harmony vocals, and Nick Minicucci on bass guitar.
Space Carnival blends high-energy disco, funk and progressive rock into an interplanetary performance. Formed in Spring 2013, Space Carnival consists of Jeremy Kraus on Guitar, Cameron Fitch on Keys and Vocals, Chris Meier on Bass, and Nick Tassinari on drums. The quartet began honing their live sound when they launched into the Oneonta music scene in Fall of 2013. Space Carnival keeps a consistent, fun, and fresh energy by rotating setlists, adding covers and confidently debuting original material. This four piece is sure to have you dancing with their form of loose funk and relentless slippery disco.
A reminder on show night protocol: •Tickets are required to be in The Yard, and once the opening act starts our outdoor seating is considered part of that area. •Outdoor seating will be open to everyone until the music starts, at which time it will be reserved solely for dinner guests also staying for the show. •If you’re already sat outside when the music starts, no worries! You just won’t be able to stay outside after your meal unless you purchase a show ticket. •Coming for the show only? Head right to the side entrance to The Yard. Eating and attending the show? Buy your wristband right through your server. •In order to reduce everyone’s wait time, we kindly ask that you relocate from your table as soon as you’ve paid your check. The bar is always a great option or, if you’re staying for the show, there’s always plenty of room in The Yard!... See MoreSee Less
Let's Be Dead: A Grateful Dead Tribute from Let's Be Leonard
Bar and kitchen open at 3pm. Show starts at 9pm. No Cover.
Let's Be Leonard is a five piece outfit from Saratoga Springs, NY who's been traveling across the country and raging the stage, with their upbeat, emotive songwriting and communicative exploration. Every now and again the group decides to dedicate a show to the tradition of the Grateful Dead! It's not often and always a treat so come on out and catch the evening!... See MoreSee Less
Let's Be Leonard returns to Salem Art Works as part of their Music on the Hill concert series on August 19th! Come join Leonard and friends as we play the most beautiful show of the summer and enjoy a few sets of music as the sun sets across the rolling hills of Salem NY.
Music will start at 5pm and camping is plentiful and encouraged. The event is free for all and suitable for all ages. There will be both food and beer vendors. Poster artwork by the talented Matthew Butterly.
SAW is a very special place to us Leonards and we're stoked to be able to share the day with you here once more!... See MoreSee Less
The area's only all original Art Rock band comes to the beloved Tramontane Cafe. Enjoy music that inspired Abbey Road to bring out their best talent. Their music has been compared to everything from Procal Harem around the corner to Lou Reed and landing somewhere between Jeff Buckley and early Genesis- but with pounding rhythems! Or just listen to this groundbreaking band and decide for yourself!... See MoreSee Less
Dean Ford & The Beautiful Ones: A Prince Tribute at Funk 'n Waffles - Downtown Doors 8:30PM // Show 9:30PM $10 advance // $15 day of show 18+ // $5 surcharge for under 21
For five consecutive years, Dean Ford and his musician friends have put on a Prince tribute show on Halloween. Past shows have featured Prince and The Revolution’s own keyboardist Matt “Doctor” Fink. Lately, Ford has been sticking with his core band, The Beautiful Ones, featuring Evan Haines, Aaron LaChance, Joe Harding, Jeff Chipman, Jason Ward, and Gina Alibrio. Though, he and the band have plenty of surprises up their frilled sleeves. Ford, as Prince, and company perform everything from “Purple Rain” to other material from the catalog of his royal badness between the years 1978 and 2004. He’s got the look, moves and sounds down jaw-droppingly well. Hear – and see – for yourself what it sounds like when Dean Ford’s doves cry.... See MoreSee Less
Tickets are on sale now at CCTix.com, at the Sound Garden in Armory Square and at the Distillery at Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards
Join us as the David Grisman Sextet plays an outdoor show at Apple HIll campus! This is a lawn concert, open seating. Food & beverage availabe for purchase at the show, no outside beverages can be brought in! You may bring a chair/blanket.... See MoreSee Less
Tinderbox Circus Sideshow, one of the last remaining touring sideshows and/or "ten-in-ones" in the country, return to the ‘Hawk. Established in 2010 by Kayti McCormick and Zak Crouch, they have spread the phenomenon of human entertainment far and wide with their continuation on a circus tradition...with a modern twist. Once these two met, they began organizing and subsequently disorganizing everything that they knew and soon were sharing the stage with local legends and nobodies alike! In just 5 years, Trashique (Kayti) has managed to take the troupe from performing on local & regional stages 12-20 times a year to up and over 130 shows per year! And sometimes even more!
Tinderbox Circus Sideshow takes 20th century sideshow and shoves it into the 21st century with their unique take on classic acts of the sideshow such as The Human Blockhead, The Human Crazy Straw/Mental Floss, Glass Walking, The Human Pincushion/Pain Proof Woman, The Bed of Nails, etc. They astound with their daredevil feats such as Extreme Waist Cinching, Balancing on Wine Glasses, Body Piercing Weight Lifting (Miss Lifto), Fire Eating, and much more! They even amaze with their original works such as the ever-popular Knife Song. Their show is constantly evolving and growing to exemplify what it truly means to be a weirdo out into the masses.
The group is incredibly versatile in their showmanship, taking much of their experience from playing bars and venues, and expanding that into private event work (birthdays, special events, etc.), corporate events, state and county fairs, and even into five self-branded tours with another (the longest to date) on the way! They've opened for acts such as The Dresden Dolls, Beats Antique, Legendary Shack Shakers, and many more. There's no limit to what Tinderbox Circus Sideshow can bring to their audiences, from the tiniest of hole-in-the-walls to a 15,000 seat amphitheater.
Tinderbox is a mad mix of all things icky in entertainment from the classic carnival-style "working acts" to the extreme and grotesque all packaged in a brilliantly designed theatrical spectacle witnessed by thousands across the country. Between Captain Darron's miraculous nose and quick reflexes...whimsically white trash fantastic award-winning performer Trashique's alluring ears, deadly figure, and non stop sing song energy, AND the most disgusting woman in sideshow, Devereaux Dollface, they never fail to astound, arouse, and disgust audiences across the nation! The trio spends their time scheming, plotting, and planning to dislodge your stomach contents and leave you screaming for more with their wild collection of the greatest hits of madness, as well as their hilarious insanity never before seen on the stage! The Tinderbox Circus Sideshow is one big top you don't want to miss!
“A performer made his way to center stage holding four small, shiny things. It wasn't until he held one up to the light and then slowly — gracefully even — pushed it through his skin, all the way in and back out that people realized what it was: a 10-inch, 16-gauge metal skewer. While the first one lingered above his biceps, he inserted another through the skin of his chest. Then, one pierced the stretchy, tender flesh of his cheek. The last skewer started in his mouth below his tongue, traveled through the void of his jawbone and exited under his chin. There was a little blood. Eyes widened. Mouths gaped. Some in the audience twisted away. Some hid their eyes and peeked through their fingers. Some in the audience twisted away. Some hid their eyes and peeked through their fingers. Some could not — and would not — turn away. Others stared, possibly trying to unravel the ‘illusion.’”- Lexington Herald Leader
Citing influences as diverse as punk, balkan, jazz, metal, nightmares, and wet dreams, Lexington, Kentucky’s The Ford Theatre Reunion creates a sound that defies easy definition. In one moment ethereal vocals drift over flighty clarinet and melancholy accordion, and in the next moment it’s a full-bore, guitar-snarling rock n’ roll assault. It is the perfect soundtrack for a puppet show at a funeral or board game night with some werewolves.
Describing them is complicated. So let’s just call them well-hyphenated. Despite their disparities, The Ford Theatre Reunion has one particular aspect that never changes: once they catch your eyes and ears, you aren’t going anywhere for the rest of the night. Since 2008, they have been bringing their unique sound and high-energy show to clubs, basements, bars, and bungalows across the US, and they are guaranteed to get even the most stubborn audience moving. From Lexington, Kentucky, the group just released a new full-length album in June 2017, bringing fans together to see this unique sounding band.
“Their collective stage presence was abrasive and slightly creepy at the same time. The female vocalist especially performed with a virulent confidence in her voice that was refreshing and spot on. Also I must say that was the first instance that I’ve seen an electric accordian pulled off in a live performance situation (and with palpable enthusiasm). The use of the electric banjo in the last few songs reinforced the perviously established folk-punk influence of the music.” –Funky Frankenstein
“They have a firm grounding in rock, but they really blend in a heavy blues and swamp influence with a side of jazz and a sprinkle of vaudeville for extra fun. With three very capable vocalists FTR has the ability to meld their sound to fit the mood of the story being told. And yes they are master story tellers, with songs about creatures large and small.” –Famous Monsters... See MoreSee Less
The Dream Eaters blend the ethereal vocals of Jake Zavracky and Elizabeth LeBaron in interwining streams of haunting melodies. While they draw from a number of influences including dream pop, psychedelic, folk and rock genres, their sound stands in a category of its own; subdued and somehow also urgent; cutting edge yet classic.
The Dream Eaters story began in 2015. After playing clubs with various projects and languishing in obscurity for years in his hometown of Boston and later in New York City, Zavracky decided to stop performing completely. Then, while working as a bartender at a dive bar in Brooklyn he met LeBaron, another bartender who had just relocated from Vancouver Island, BC. Discovering that they were fellow musicians, they began to collaborate and found an instant connection. As a composer and producer, Zavracky began writing songs for LeBaron to sing alone but soon found their voices blended together in harmony to create a wholly unique sound. The duo realeased several singles and EPs under the name “Jake and Elizabeth”, changing it to The Dream Eaters before the release of their self-produced debut EP “Five Little Pills”. A bare-bones production that they self-recorded and released, it was a precursor to the sound that is now fully realized on their full-length debut album, We Are A Curse, which was released on April 14th, 2017.
“The vocals of Jake Zavracky and Elizabeth LeBaron interweave with such perfection it is as if they emanate from the same body” (Overblown, UK). “Dead On The Inside might be the most stunning and gorgeous protest song you will ever hear.”” (The Revue, Canada). “There is an unshakable sorrow adorning their vocals, but they remain luscious and sticky. Tightly knit harmonies characterize nearly every track–allowing them to utterly inhabit a ghostly world of varied human sentiments and encounters.” (PopDust). “Neanderthals is an impressive project from a quickly rising duo with heaps of potential.” (Obscure Sound)
Cincinnati native and environmentalist, Olivia Frances is a singer-songwriter and musician with a sunny disposition. Wisdom shines through her pop-folk musical creations, which is obvious to listeners on her latest album, Evergreen, which serves as a follow-up to her 2013 debut album Back To Happiness. Evergreen is a product of Olivia’s gap year she spent in Nashville, TN. Her time in the Music City enabled her to focus on her distinctive blend of catchy-boppy melodies and the storytelling aspect of country music. She has graced the stages of some of Nashville’s most popular songwriter venues including the iconic Bluebird Café and the notable Commodore Grille. Since then, Olivia has moved to New England to attend college and expand her fanbase.
A student at Clark University in Worcester, MA, Olivia is majoring in global environmental studies and minoring in music with a concentration in jazz guitar. The combination of music and nature can be seen in her songs too, such as, “Season’s Grow On” and “Sunset Saturday Night.” Olivia remains dedicated to her craft and hones her skills with disciplined daily practice and regular live shows. Olivia draws her musical inspiration from artists such as Jack Johnson, Bon Iver, and Kacey Musgraves. Although Olivia did not grow up with musical parents, she credits her mother and father for shaping her into the hard working and inquisitive young woman she is today. She began playing piano at age six and at age twelve she developed a passion for guitar and songwriting. By the time she was in the 8th grade Olivia was taking vocal lessons at the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music.
One of Olivia’s favorite parts of being a musician is performing. Recently placing second in the Kittery Talent Show, audience members praised her for her bubbly stage presence. In 2016 alone, Olivia played 50+ shows. She’s coordinated multiple tours through Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, and New York. She also performs live at festivals and events all over the US from the Asian Food Festival in Cincinnati to ArtWeek in Boston.
Olivia is a Bedell artist and is a member of Broadcast Music Inc (BMI), GoGirlsMusic, the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). Lately, Olivia has been working on new material, co-writing with other songwriters from around the world, and honing her sound. Olivia currently resides in Portland, ME for the summer, loving her interning at REVERB during the day and playing out regularly at night.
The infectious positive energy Olivia and her music evoke is celebrated by her growing fan club or “Frances Friends.” She is set to release a new single this August 2017.
“Olivia is a true singer-songwriter who possesses the ability to not only write creative lyrics, but also contagious melodies to accompany her songs. She is an artist well beyond her years. It was a pleasure to hear her sing and play her music in our studio. We look forward to having her return for a future interview and performance.” –Jason Sample, WRFA Radio
The "finely controlled art-pop explosion" (Wired Magazine) of Brooklyn-based Alicia Walter. Since releasing their critically acclaimed (Chicago Magazine, Chicago Reader, AV Club, WXRT, Musical Mathematics, and more) debut LP, Chamomile Crush, via Naked Ally Records in August 2013, Oshwa has put out their digital Tigers EP and released their sophomore album in 2016, I We You Me, a collection of studied and ambitious pop songs that place just as much emphasis on composition as they do on visceral emotion. “Big Screens” is a highlight from it, a show-stopping number built around keys and terse strings that take place after you’ve realized a meaningful relationship has run its course. The songs on I We You Me provide ample evidence of Walter’s time spent studying piano performance at Illinois Wesleyan University and music composition at Columbia College Chicago. The pop art band is on the rise, with recently releasing a new single “Off You go” in July and a new music video for the single, “Off You Go” while embarking on a nation-wide tour.
“(I We You Me) is a finely controlled art-pop explosion: Over the course of just nine tracks, I We You Me moves from spry, sparkling dance-floor confessionals (“Ultraflourescent”) to sailing orchestral ballads (“Stay”) to smoove-lover R&B (“Why Are We Tonight”). Normally, a record this stylistically insatiable would fall apart after just a few songs, but Me is ballasted by Walter’s near-cosmic voice, which booms and bends gorgeously, and unexpectedly, throughout.” –Wired Magazine... See MoreSee Less
Mister F (Game Genie) / Lazlo Hollyfeld / Aircraft Funktional Flow (Sublime Set) / Smackdab / Folkfaces Intrepid Travelers / Danielle Ponder & The Tomorrow People Elephant Wrecking Ball
Holy Hand Grenade / Relics - Tribute To Pink Floyd Nightfall of Diamonds (Tribute to the Dead) / Space Junk Skyepilot / Pine Fever / Ocular Panther / The Bloodthirsty Vegans Yali / The Truth / Cold Lazarus / Neon Veins
***ARTIST AT LARGE*** - Mihali Savoulidis - (Twiddle)
TICKETS ON SALE NOW at www.nightlightsfest.com/tickets/ 3 Day Weekend Passes - $125.00 w/camping included Friday/ Saturday ONLY passes (no Thursday only) - $65.00 w/ camping included
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August 24th, 25th and 26th; Night Lights Music Festival transforms The Heron, in Sherman, NY, into a three-day, three-night SOUND & LIGHT spectacular. Featuring over 30 musical acts on three stages, camping, art installations, hiking/ biking on over 200 acres, swimming, yoga, local craft vendors, great food and music till dawn.
What began as something small and simple; just a bunch of good friends getting together and enjoying a weekend of great music & camping has become a can't miss event. Our community has grown quite a bit but the underlying principles remain the same; COMMUNITY. ART. NATURE.
Rapper / Producer / Director & Freestyle Rap Extraordinaire of Dope Sandwich Records & Tapes, Savannah, Georgia's own, Dope KNife is a multi-talented artist of Liberian decent. He uses his background as a formidable freestyle rapper, combined with his affection for off kilter beats and political satire, to form his own brand of Hip Hop, which he describes as "Dope, Dope, Dope." You don't want to miss this show!!! Doors begin at 8:00pm and music starts at 9:00pm. We have an amazing line up of local support, consisting of Angelo Luciano Rap and Destroy G Premacy Mad Dukez Frigid Giant Mycelium MC Mostro
All with Covert on the 1s and 2s!
$5 AT THE DOOR! 21+ to enter. Drink specials are $2 PBR Drafts and $4 Tito's drinks.
Complimentary promotional packages will be given away to the first 25 guests; packages include coupons to local eateries and distilleries in the Buffalo area, coupled with an informative booklet on all of our performers.... See MoreSee Less
Formula 5 is a four-piece improvisational rock band out of Albany, NY, featuring Joe Davis (guitar/vocals), Greg Marek (drums), James Woods (bass), and Matt Richards (keys/vocals). With a diverse catalogue of distinctive originals and familiar covers, Formula 5 will keep your feet moving and your mind engaged. Blending high-energy Rock n Roll with tasteful grooves, there is an emphasis on collective, goal-driven improvisation. Every performance is unique, leaving the listener excited for where the band may venture with their broad range of styles at their next show.... See MoreSee Less
Uncle Ben’s Remedy is a hometown band that doesn’t fit into a single musical slot. Their unique sound is rooted in the small town of Versailles where community still matters and music is a part of every event. Three of the five band members learned to play and sing in this small town atmosphere, giving their music the honest, back porch feel of the country music they love.
For UBR, the magic happens when their blend of original songs and cover tunes bring audiences to their feet to dance and clap their hands. So join them, and bet you can’t resist stomping your feet and singing along. The band’s enthusiasm is contagious and at some point, you’ll realize you’ve stayed way too long!
Doors: 8:30pm / Show: 9:30pm Ages: 18+ Tickets: $15 (note: there is a $5 surcharge for attendees under 21)
Come kick off Travers Weekend in Saratoga with a special performance by Zach Deputy and special guest opener: Banooba at Putnam Den!
Zach Deputy is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Savannah, GA and best known for his live looping shows. He describes his style as “island-infused drum n’ bass gospel ninja soul.
In making his fourth album Wash It in the Water, Zach Deputy dreamed up a sunny and soulful new sound that fuses hip-hop, funk, and folky pop with the spirited rhythms of soca and calypso. With that sound embodied by the album’s brightly melodic and richly textured title track, Wash It in the Water finds the Georgia-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist mining his Puerto Rican and Cruzan heritage for inspiration.
“Because of the music I was raised on, I’ve always heard rhythm in a very tropical, Latin-esque way—it’s something that resonates in the deepest parts of me,” says Deputy, who grew up in South Carolina. “When I was a kid my grandma would play a lot of salsa and soca and make me get up and dance to it, so in a way this is me putting my own spin on all that and bringing those sounds into a whole new era.”
With Deputy playing every instrument on the album, Wash It in the Water was self-produced in spontaneous sessions that took place in studios and homes and sometimes in Deputy’s garage. “Each time I recorded it was mostly just for fun,” he says. “I wasn’t trying to make anything happen, I was just going with what felt good.” As a result, Wash It in the Water bears a warm, natural feel that permeates everything from the intricate guitar work and tender vocals of “Jump in the Water” (a serenade to Deputy’s seven-year-old daughter) to the groove-heavy funk of “Put It in the Boogie” (a celebration of the joyfully chaotic life of a musician) to the piano-driven balladry of “Loving You” (a powerful meditation on unconditional love).
Despite the spur-of-the-moment approach, Wash It in the Water emerges as a gracefully arranged effort that owes much to the musicianship and songcraft Deputy’s honed since getting his first guitar at age 13. By his mid-teens he’d started up a series of garage bands, balancing his own projects with playing in local big bands and soul groups. “I was this 16-year-old white kid crushing it in a Motown band, and because of that I got to learn a lot about respecting the composition,” Deputy recalls. “To me music is a bunch of small pieces fitting together to form this beautiful castle.”
In his early 20s, Deputy experienced a major turning point that would take his music in an entirely new direction. “I was playing in a band but I wasn’t inspired—music wasn’t bringing me the joy that it used to, and I felt like I might be done with it altogether,” he says. Along with quitting the band mid-tour, Deputy traded in his electric guitar and amp for a nylon-string acoustic and moved back home to work construction with his dad. “At work all day I’d have this music in my head, and as soon as I got home I’d go straight to the guitar,” he says. Serendipitously landing a solo gig by walking into a bar just after that night’s featured artist had bailed, Deputy soon introduced the world to the sound he’d eventually dub “island-infused, drum ‘n’ bass, gospel-ninja-soul.” By 2008 he’d released his debut album Out of the Water and—thanks to his ingenuity in looping—made his name as an unforgettable one-man-band live act.
In reflecting on his path as a musical artist, Deputy likens that creative awakening to the message at the heart of “Wash It in the Water.” “That song’s about cleansing yourself from all the nonsense of the world—starting fresh, a rebirth of sorts,” he says. And whether performing live or creating new music, Deputy aspires to guide listeners toward a renewal of their own. “I try to give people a little soul massage,” he says. “In music you get so raw and make yourself naked to the world, and hopefully people can find themselves in that and realize they’re not alone. For me touching someone’s life in a positive way is the best thing about making music, and that’s what’s kept me going with it for all these years.”
Band Website: www.zachdeputy.com -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Taking cues from all of their influences – including funk, jazz, reggae and rock – Banooba is the latest hybrid to successfully incorporate all of these elements into their own signature sound. Having been compared to a range of bands, including Sublime, The Allman Brothers, Blind Melon, Umphrey’s Mcgee, Incubus, Steely Dan and Average White Band, people’s description of their music varies depending on who you ask. Guitarist Kevin Torres contemplates Banooba’s crossover appeal, stating: “We just write the tunes and let them go whatever direction they want to go in. They’re all rock tunes with hints of these genres in them.”
Over the years, Banooba has developed and become known for their high-energy live performance which is guaranteed to keep you moving all night long. No matter what type of music you are into, you are going to have a good time at a Banooba show. “These guys groove like it’s their last day on earth, with irresistible songs and wicked musicianship” says Dan Brown – Good Times Magazine.
Bar and kitchen open at 3pm. Dinner service starts at 5:30pm. Hartley's Encore will take the stage at 9:30. At 10:30 it's a bartending competition for National Whiskey Sour Day, brough to you by Elijah Craig Bourbon! After the competition Hartley's Encore will return to the stage for another set around 11:15.
Hartley's Encore brings to the stage a unique sound combining the best of funk, blues, soul, rock & roll, and R&B...music that's equal parts soundtrack to your Friday night, and bacon for your Sunday brunch.
There will be a variety of food vendors as well as a few merchandise vendors.
FREE TENT CAMPING will be available on site.
NO outside drinks allowed! There are two available bars on site that will be open until 2:30am. As a reminder, this is a benefit to help support the Champlain VFW. All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Champlain VFW.
Dogs are ok, poop is Not! Pick it up! && dogs must also be leashed at all times
ABSOLUTELY NO CAMPFIRES 🔥
**if rules are not being followed, there will be a staff of security to help maintain a fun, safe environment for everyone. if necessary you will be told to leave**... See MoreSee Less
The Phryg is an established progressive funk quartet based out of NYC who've shared festival bills with artists such as Moe. and Tauk. Their "Ruthless" Tour finds them stopping at the Capital City's own Parish Public House on 8/26/17. With a live show certain to stimulate both your booty and your brain, this is one not to miss!
Buzzworthy (local) up-and-comers Hartley's Encore will be back at PPH to start this great night of music off with their infectious blend of funk, rhythm & blues, and soul, all anchored by a rock solid songwriting foundation. They intend to make you dance, early and often. Odds are, they'll succeed.... See MoreSee Less
Dance and relax with a summer afternoon of groovy music! August 27th is the third of these family-friendly festivals that will take place on the new Gazebo Stage at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
No tickets, Free for all ages!
The musical lineup features: Let's Be Leonard, Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers, and Soul Inscribed.
Let’s Be Leonard is a rock ‘n roll jazz explosion out of Upstate NY that bursts at the seams of tight, lyrical pop ballads with a daredevilish, looney jam band quality that'll hook you like a lil fish. A fullfledged caravan, all five band members quit their jobs, invested what money they had into equipment and a tour bus, and have been living together in a musiccentric collective lifestyle since early 2015. They are the darlings of their hometown, Saratoga Springs, NY, where local radio stations WEQX 102.7 FM, and WEXT 97.7 have kept the singles from their debut album "COW.“, Kindergarden Blues and Frisbee on steady rotation, and where their renowned barn parties have been known to draw crowds of just over six hundred.
Sweet Megg and her wayfaring musicians will transport you, not to the past but to a new world of their own making. The band is lead by the charmingly enigmatic Sweet Megg, who imbues each song with her own concoction of melancholy and euphoria that will delight you, surprise you, and break your heart all at once. The band seamlessly incorporates elements of Dixieland, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance. Saxophonist Ryan Weisheit reimagines a world where Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker blow side by side. Together Sweet Megg, Ryan, and all the Wayfarers create a world where jazz is alive and well and living in New York.
Soul Inscribed is a "new rare groove" project fusing poetic Hip Hop lyrics and soulful vocals with jazz, funk and dub influenced multi-instrumentalist production. The quartet is composed of Baba Israel (emcee/production/didge), Duv (vocalist), Sean Nowell (saxophone/ multi- instrumentation) and Yako 440 (multi-instrumentation/ production).... See MoreSee Less