MEETING  OF  THE  MINDS  VI

 
TEA LEAF GREEN
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
It ain't easy being a gypsy, especially if one sings for their supper. San Francisco's Tea Leaf Green are newfangled Lost Boys, a traveling gang dedicated to seeking wisdom and experience in places both glorious and seedy. In many ways, this quintet is the essence of rock's adventurous, playfully outlaw spirit, all of which ultimately fuels songs that resonate with classic vibrations, open-ended possibilities and radio-ready charm. TLG are bruised romantics with heavy minds and a lighthearted way with experimentation, as likely to jam out a number as they are to nail a primo verse-verse-chorus pop gem.


ORGONE
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Eight souls from Los Angeles who will move your ass and melt your face. Orgone is dedicated to heavy, raw, adrenaline-fueled funk and sweat-dripping soul. With a core rhythm section of close friends and self-taught musicians steeped in local DJ culture, Orgone has spent the last decade expanding their roster and evolving a sound rooted in old school respect but pulsing with the force of the new millennium. Orgone has become a staple on the festival circuit while gaining a reputation among fellow artists as one of the baddest go-to backing bands on the planet. Always evolving musically and cosmically, Orgone continues to connect with kindred musical spirits throughout the universe with relentless touring and the upcoming release of their fifth full-length album. Orgone is a live funk juggernaut that can do it all, weaving seamlessly between gut-bucket nastiness, afrobeat, disco/house, and classic covers, creating a sweaty, dynamic dance experience.


CABINET
SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
Cabinet is a band that wants to play music, that loves to play music. You can hear in each song a bridled optimism, like they are just waiting to take you on an extended journey across the countryside. It is this tension, perfectly crafted with each player trading licks, that holds the listener in rapt attention. When it comes to the music of Cabinet, the essential bywords are soul, simplicity, and serious musicianship. In concert, the combination of these qualities invariably yields an experience that is so celebratory and moving that the very word Cabinet takes on a new, vivid meaning for anyone in the audience. An inclusive and engaging energy is the uniting through-line as Cabinet weaves bluegrass, country and folk influences to powerful effect. Tight dynamics punctuate gorgeous, soaring harmonies as down-to-earth rhythm and lyrics give way to dreamy jams that are the musical equivalent of the back road scenic route. But this impressive result is no accident. They each have a nuanced approach and posses broad talents in their own rights. But the passionate, affirming, and joyous musical world that they create together is Cabinet. 


THE HEAVY PETS
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
The Heavy Pets are an American band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz-funk, nu-disco and reggae-fusion with rock & roll. Called "a living, breathing force of nature" by Relix, the Pets are known for their soulful song-craft and powerhouse live performances of their infectious dance songs. First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, the cross-over sound that is showcased on their self-titled album, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. Returning to their acoustic roots for their third studio release, Swim Out Past the Sun, THP's guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach.


THE MANTRAS
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Building a reputation as go-for-broke live act, The Mantras have been playing to consistently larger and larger crowds all over the Eastcoast and Midwest. Steadily building a following both regionally and nationally with music that is a high-energy collaborative of funk-rock, middle-eastern, electronica, and metal; The Mantras' music is a fusion that will shake your knees and rattle your toes.


THE HORSE FLIES
ITHACA, NEW YORK
A longtime favorite of critics and fans, but a pigeonholer's nightmare, The Horse Flies blend Americana roots with indie rock, ethnic percussion, creative songwriting, and a fierce, percolating groove. With a love of both the traditional and the modern, The Flies have consistently explored the intersection of the two to create a musical world all their own. Part trance-inducing minimalism, achieved through a neo-primitive approach to fiddle music, and part folk-rock American gothic, achieved through emotive singing and haunting, original songs, The Flies' music is recognized for its intensity, quirkiness, poetry, and skill.


THE BIG DIRTY
SHAMOKIN, PENNSYLVANIA
Enormous in-the-pocket grooves layered with sonic blasts of interplanetary psychedelia, held together tightly by spontaneous melodies that train the altered brain to dance it all away. With each member utilizing a wide variety of effects and styles, and creative collaborations within the songwriting process, TBD forges a signature sound that makes heads turn and bodies move. Regardless of what you call it, their "filthy funky groove" is unlike anything else.


FLUX CAPACITOR
READING, PENNSYLVANIA
This band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation and electronica. They redefine musicality with positive prophetic vocals, complex guitar work, innovative keys/synths/bass stylings, with feverish syncopated drum rhythms. Performances at every show dubbed "encounters" are filled with improvisation, musical segways, spontaneous covers, and teases creating a one of a kind experience. The brothers are clearly devoted to current affairs, the future of the world, their craft and their fans. Their intense playing feels almost effortless and is charged by a higher power. Their electric vibe transcends the stage and extends into the crowd creating a magical musical ambience of jamming on tribal proportions. Flux has adopted a freer sylistic element of music that embraces and engages their audiences.


SHOKAZOBA
NORTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Since 2005, Shokazoba has been a premier Afrobeat collective of musicians who've come together to write and perform a unique blend of Jazz/Funk with a West African undertone and a conscious political message. The music's funky qualities and polyrhythms draw parallels to the works of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, and Funk legend James Brown. Interlocking guitar patterns and syncopated percussion seamlessly blend with jazz infused horn lines are guaranteed to have the entire audience dancing.


TUMBLING BONES
PORTLAND, MAINE
The twenty-somethings who make up Tumbling Bones play a mix of old-time country and old-fashioned blues that belies their relative youth. But their folk music is no museum piece. It is living, breathing music infused with a little of the contemporary rock 'n' roll the band members were reared on and reworked into their original arrangements and compositions. The last half decade has taken them from street-performing on European street corners to venues across the continental United States to an acclaimed performance on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. The band's debut EP Risk Not Your Soul reached the top ten on the Roots Music Report’s folk radio chart.


THE JAUNTEE
ALLSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Drawing influence from a wide variety of bands, The Jauntee’s improvisational landscape spans multiple genres, including: Funk, Rock, Jazz, Progressive, Bluegrass, Psychedelic and Ambient music. Their willingness to explore genres, abandon all song structure, and dive into 'the weird' sets them apart from your average upcoming Jam Band. They aim to push the boundaries of improvisation, embrace the moment and engage the audience -- A focus on set list variety and musical exploration promises every show to be a unique experience, truly making The Jauntee a live act to see again and again.


DRAGON WAGON
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
Dragon Wagon is Michigan Roots music at its finest! Each performance is built on originality, fun, and expert musicianship, quickly making the band one of Michigan's premier bluegrass outfits.  Dragon Wagon's honest sound and genuine crowd connection never disappoint, and appeal to all audiences. The combination of mandolin, fiddle, banjo, guitar, bass and drums guarantees an infectious energy that gets every crowd dancing!


OLD SOUL
MAINE
Old Soul is a unique band from Maine blending folk and rock with a wide range of influences from 60's garage and blues to European gypsy music, with even a hint of early reggae! Their live performance provokes a feeling of positive energy which is undeniable to the listener, creating a vibration between the stage and the audience which makes for a very special musical experience.


ELECTRIC SOUL PANDEMIC
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Electric Soul Pandemic is a six piece band from all around the North Carolina Triad Region. A Phunky Psychedelic Band with a Vision of Good Times and Groovy Places. ESP will always bring the party wherever they may travel. Joining together with the local scene to promote music and socialize. GOOD VIBES, HEALTHY CAUSE.


CATULLUS
NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA
Catullus genre-defying band surfacing out of the Philadelphia music scene. Comprised of five talented musicians with a drive to create more than music, Catullus aims to ignite a vibe that makes each experience and show special. Each member brings something unique to the table resulting in the end product; an unparalleled sound! Breaking the gridlocks of society's label on "genres", Catullus successfully blends a flavorful pocket of progressive, funk, electronic dance grooves, and good ol' fashioned rock n roll.


LOS BLANCOS
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
Los Blancos rips through Blues, Soul, Rockin' Zydeco, Latin, Outlaw Country, Heavy-One Funk, Folk, and a bottomless bag of tricks that's always sure to get the party started. Over more than a decade they've rocked thousands of shows, and tens of thousands of miles, reveling in a genuine passion for what they do. A crew of troubadour craftsmen and kindred souls who have joined forces for the long haul, and for the love of music.


STEPPIN RAZOR
WEST CHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA
Steppin Razor brings original, conscious roots-rock-reggae to the masses of the 21st Century, who not only seek an escape from the monotony, but rather are inspired by positive vibrations. This music is for those who crave something new, but familiar; revolutionary, yet classic. Their debut CD, Gold in Rule, astonished listeners with its authenticity, originality, and production quality, despite being homemade and produced on a low budget. With their follow-up album, Against the Current, the band returns with a refreshing and uplifting collection of songs that the worldwide reggae community would do well to embrace.


MYSTERYTRAIN
PENNSYLVANIA
Mysterytrain believes that music is best served and enjoyed in a live setting with kind people having a great time. The band is committed to creating an evening of song that is special and unforgettable. Influences ranging in Rock n' Roll, Country, Bluegrass, Funk, World Percussion and Blues have created an endless array of musical styles to draw from. With plenty of original material, no two shows or setlists are ever the same.


ECHOES TALK BACK
READING, PENNSYLVANIA
Echoes Talk Back is a five piece band that started off as a solo acoustic project and grew into the animal it is today. As each member joined, the band morphed into something bigger and more aggressive, without ever forgetting its roots, losing its core sound or the intimacy it shares with the audience. Nowadays the band is on the road looking to make an impact at each diverse and high energy show. Their true original soundblend keep fans coming back, not knowing what to expect. The questions is not "Why see Echoes Talk Back?" but rather "Where and when?"


THE BOILED OWLS
LEHIGH VALLEY, PENNSYLVANIA
The Boiled Owls infuse traditional bluegrass roots with elements of contemporary folk to deliver a unique and original sound. Combining different musical backgrounds, The Boiled Owls create original folk songs driven by songwriting and tasteful sounds with banjo, upright bass, cajon, and mandolin. While The Boiled Owls put the primary emphasis of their playing into songwriting, you'll find them covering classic hits, recreating them in their own bluegrass renditions.
 

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SOLO ARTISTS

KYLE MORGAN
Pennsylvania songwriter, singer and guitarist Kyle Morgan is dedicated to renewing the past and propelling it into the future. Shot from the backwood blues of the Mississippi Delta, into the rollicking rhythms of the southern honky-tonks, through the heart of appalachian balladry and landing in the dying flames of modern rock'n'roll, Morgan's music is a mosaic of American song tradition.


COLIN ABERDEEN
Colin Aberdeen is a bluesman based in Syracuse, NY and frontman for the genre-defying roots rockers Los Blancos.   Colin has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. in his two decades of live performance and has earned a variety of awards in his career including repeat honors of favorite guitarist and vocalist in Blues Connection and Syracuse New Times. When he's not armed with an electric guitar for shows with the band, Colin transforms into a down-home solo performer of original and traditional blues. He plays an extensive repertoire of delta slide and piedmont blues while engaging audiences with soulful vocals and a stage presence of wit and charm all his own.
NINA SCARCIA
Nina Scarcia was born in Harrisburg Pennsylvania and began singing at the age of 6. Nina performed locally as a solo artist as well as with ensemble groups throughout her youth, winning several performance awards from the National Music Society. Nina was a member of the esteemed Susquehanna Youth Choral throughout her teens and studied under Pennsylvania's most prestigious vocal coaches including studies at Lebanon Valley College. Her sultry voice is often compared to Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt. Her original music is an eclectic combination of country, soul, funk, folk and rock delivered with a delicious voice in solo, duo and/or full band format.
TOMM DUNN

Genuine, foot stompin', smokin', no-holds-barred Delta blues. His gritty voice sings of love, lust, lousy jobs and worse luck. carrying the blues forward - the river keeps flowing just the same.
DAVE FRY
Dave Fry has become a folk music legend as an extraordinary kids performer;  he can immediately connect with kids and families with his active and creative musical explorations. Hands-on instruments, playground songs and dances, and a friendly humor. Folk, Rock and Roll, and some seriously silly songs. Countless assemblies and concerts, PBS-TV shows, an awarding-winning family CD, and a brand new CD Playground.
ERIK FROM BALTIMORE
Combining a fiery stage presence, sweet as honey vocals, and a caveman attitude, Erik has a sound all his own. Though rooted in folk and blues, this caveman is not afraid to step out on his own and let the world feel his heart song.
 

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