MADSUMMER MELTDOWN #4

 
THE BUDOS BAND
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK
Having scalded listeners' ears with sonic lava on Budos I and stung them with venomous frequencies on Budos II, The Budos Band delivers on their promise to spread the epidemic of "Budos Fever" far and wide with the release of The Budos Band III. The cobra is poised to strike if anyone dares challenge The Budos on their quest. And, if there was ever any question whether the brotherhood of The Budos is instrumental afro-soul royalty, the Chateau de Budos that graces the back cover of The Budos Band III assures all that the group is strong – unstoppable even – and will use all of nature's power to ascend to their rightful throne. The sound of The Budos may be challenging for some to describe, but to the band, "Staten Island instrumental afro-soul" means internalizing such seemingly disparate influences as the Cairo Jazz Band, J.C. Davis, Mulatu Astatke, and Black Sabbath and coming together to form a mind-bending combination of rhythm and melody.
ANDERS OSBORNE
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Between the potency of his incredibly deep songwriting, his soulful vocals and his subtle, expert guitar work, Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. He is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. OffBeat magazine recently named Osborne the Crescent City's Best Roots Rock Artist and declared him the city's Best Guitarist for the second straight year. Guitar Player calls him, "the poet laureate of Louisiana's fertile roots music scene." When Osborne planted his roots in New Orleans almost 30 years ago, he could not have realized that he would become one of the city's favorite sons. With a love of music, a knack for the guitar, and a serious case of wanderlust, Anders began traveling on his own at 16. He wrote constantly, soaking up the life experience and honing his craft. In 1985, after landing in New York with only $5 in his pocket, Osborne hitchhiked to New Orleans to meet up with a friend. "Once I got to New Orleans, everything I heard in my head — the music, the way people treated each other — was happening. I knew I was home."
JIM WEIDER'S
PROJECT PERCOLATOR

WOODSTOCK, NEW YORK

Jim Weider, a master of classic telecaster guitar, is renowned for his rock and blues-based signature sound. He is among a select group of musicians with an endorsement from Fender and, for the past three decades, he's earned enormous respect from fellow musicians and music fans throughout the world. Born and raised in the famed arts colony of Woodstock, NY, Jim received great acclaim during his 15 year tenure as lead guitarist of The Band, and recently as a fixture in the Levon Helm Band.

MIKE DILLON BAND
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Mike D is one of the most dynamic and multifaceted percussionists in the country, best known for his unforgettable live performances, unorthodox percussion rig and distinct original sound. After emerging in late 1980's as the first to lead a rock/funk band as a vocalist and vibraphone player, contributing to its evolution by his use of effects, Dillon has become well-known for producing genre-bending music that transcends categorization. Over the last 27 years, his creative song-writing and the repertoire of who he has worked with -- on tour, stage or in the studio -- reveal his eclectic musical inspiration and skillful versatility. Artists such as: Les Claypool, Ani DiFranco, Polyphonic Spree, Brave Combo, Sex Mob, Galactic, Secret Chiefs 3, Karl Denson, Steven Bernstein, Charlie Hunter, James Singleton, George Porter Jr, Johnny Vidocavich and Bob Schneider. His individual projects include: Critter's Buggin', Garage A Trois, Billy Goat, Mike Dillon's Go-Go Jungle, Hairy Apes BMX, Malachy Papers, and the Dead Kenny G's.
MORNING TELEPORTATION
BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY
From the beginning, Morning Teleportation has built up a roller coaster of tumultuous rock 'n roll, featuring analog synths, heartfelt vocals, and sudden changes woven through psychedelia, electronica, and deep-space pickin' n' grinnin'. To witness Morning Teleportation's live show is to experience a cacophony of improvisational mayhem draped with melodic twists and turns. Vocals dart sharply about the frantic, pulsing backbeat held down by the rhythm section, while spacey fingerstyle guitar prowess embodies a style best described as "finger-trippin." And while their sound may be somewhat more modern than several of their cited heroes, you should make no mistake: these are still some boys who want nothing more than to have a good time in the classic rock idiom. With the combined energy of a basement party, a back-room jam session, and a futuristic hootenanny, Morning Teleportation's raucous, off-kilter explosion of enthusiasm is guaranteed to raise a smile.
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.
YOJIMBO
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
The story of three selcouth savages (rare, untamed artists) who arrived in a hip music town to act as Guardians of the Groove for the people. In music Yojimbo means funk. This trio is trip-hopping down the Boom Boom Trail of Righteousness, won't you come along? Composed of twisted keys and Moog bass player Doc Sharp, wild drummer and percussionist Radam G, and trombone beast with wicked dance moves of Carly Meyers, this young group has been making their way around the circuit ever since.
SCOTT PEMBERTON TRIO
PORTLAND, OREGON
Until you have seen Scott Pemberton play the guitar it is hard to describe what he does.  His music comes from the heart, is very danceable and quite honestly, no one plays the guitar like him.  He gets regular comparisons to other great musicians, but after a brief listen it is clear that Scott has something all his own. Classic rock, jazz, psychedelia and everything in between collide and fuse around the notion of discovery that jumps with ease from composer to listener. Pemberton is a multi-genre master and a clever lyricist who can convey fun while digging deep.
BAWN IN THE MASH
PADUCAH, KENTUCKY
Some acoustic bands bend the rules of old time American music; Bawn In The Mash smashes the rules to pieces, combining everything from xylophone to electric guitar to saxophone to synthesizers to computer loops. They are known for their unique and eclectic performances, the band bridge the rarely traversed gap between bluegrass and rock and roll with the effortlessness of careful students of both.
MAKES & MODELS
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
Experimental folk, rock, blues, and soul with humans and many other things.
AMERANOUCHE
RYE, NEW HAMPSHIRE
The award winning Ameranouche is the premier gypsy jazz trio in the United States. The name is derived from two words: American and Manouche, the gypsy tribe of guitarist Django Rienhardt. This rip-roaring ensemble is a super force of hot acoustic jazz, mixed with soul, flamenco, and bebop influences. Played on traditional French jazz guitars, the music is rhythmic, vigorous, and elegant. Whether they're playing a musette waltz  from 1930 or a funk-inspired original tune, Ameranouche is the sound of gypsy jazz in the 21st century.
MYSTERY FYRE
BLOOMSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania's premiere vintage psychedelic rock n' soul band, Mystery Fyre, offers a transcendental caravan ride through the raw blood and sweat experience inspired by the likes of Hendrix, The Doors, Ten Years After and beyond. Their third and most recent album titled "Root Of The Woo" landed on the nationally praised Relix Magazine's Jambands.com's radio chart, just three notches below legendary Joe Walsh's current record. Born of the same parents and earthly mind, the brotherly trio invites everyone to join together on a truly free-spirited journey to the freedomland. Peace and love will fill the air, will you be there?
AQUEOUS
BUFFALO, NEW YORK
A meld of rock-based jamming and shifting improvisation, Aqueous pulls from so many musical styles that it's difficult to categorize them without discrediting at least one aspect of the band's musicality. From their sweeping and catching melodies to their intense compositions and songwriting, the momentum of this band is undeniable. If one concrete thing could be said about this band, there's nothing that compares to seeing Aqueous perform live. With their heavy focus on segues and ever changing set lists, you can be sure that every show will be a brand new experience, not one to be missed.
WOODSMAN
DENVER, COLORADO
Woodsman's music evokes something more bucolic than the steel and asphalt of the autobahn. Warm guitar tones, distant melodies, grainy feedback loops, and shamanistic drumming summon panoramic landscapes and mystical milieus - images that would come to mind even if the band hadn't adopted a pastoral namesake.
THE BLIND OWL BAND
SARANAC LAKE, NEW YORK
Although they look like a bluegrass band, they are not. They are The Blind Owl Band. A musical representation of what sounds float around in their heads. They use the instruments of their ancestors, but play music of our time that is influenced by all that has happened in the musical world over the past 23 years. They hope to achieve a unique personal sound with their music through a raw instrumentation. In a time of music and sound perfection and an expansion of the realm of sound through digital processors, they hope to inspire the use of wood and metal and take a basic approach and expanded it to a sound all its own.
UNDERGROUND HORNS
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Underground Horns is a Brooklyn based brass band playing Afro Funk Bhangra New Orleans grooves and beyond. They are cooking audio gumbo…their special recipe includes some funk, jazz, hip hop mixed with brass  band traditions spiced up with African and other world rhythms…music for the people! Kick-ass dance music…that brushes up against psychedelia…with shots of funky brass juice. An unapologetic party band with brains...with tonal inflections from the Big Easy, central Africa, the Maghreb and the Baltic states.
THE BRUMMY BROTHERS
EAST BRUNSWICK, NEW JERSEY
Bluegrass music inspired by the people, experiences, and scenery of the American Northeast. Their music is high energy, uplifting and surprisingly eclectic. Their use of varied tempos, textures, and vocal harmonies creates a sonic sound scape that is unique and universally appealing....fans just can't wait to, "get a little Brum in their bum!"
PLACEBO DOMINGO
BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
If Robert Fripp and Nikola Tesla started a band, it would sound like Placebo Domingo. You will hear the interaction of analogue and digital elements combining to form a superconductor of sound. Both original and familiar tunes are twisted by invention and innovation.
FLETCHER'S GROVE
MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA
Known for their high-energy shows, Fletcher's Grove mixes pulsating bass lines, dual-guitar solos, and an eclectic percussion section that makes standing still nearly impossible. By maintaining a solid focus on perfecting musical intricacy and creating seamless improvisation, they have captured the imaginations of thousands in the Mountain State and beyond.
TREEHOUSE
WILLIAMSPORT, PENNSYLVANIA
Treehouse is made up of 9 friends who all live in a big hut in a tree in one of Williamsport's public parks, where they enjoy playing snare drums and singing songs about storms and sunshine. Featuring an indie-rock sound equally influenced by the sounds of folk and soul, Treehouse crafts playful songs in which gospel harmonies coexist with hip-hop rhythms and country twang nestles in lush electronic soundscapes.
THE HAIRCUT
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
The Haircut is a group of musicians from varying musical backgrounds gathered to explore various forms of Jazz music from Hard Bop, Bebop, Cool Jazz, and Free Jazz to more modern forms such as Fusion and Acid Jazz.
RATBOY JR.
HUDSON VALLEY, NEW YORK
Ratboy Jr. is singer & guitarist Timmy and multitasker extraordinaire Matty (he plays drums and keyboards at the same time!) and they are located in the beautiful Hudson Valley. They are a rocking duo for all ages. They perform energetic, catchy, and sometimes improvised tunes with hooks and stories that will get stuck in your head- songs about robots, emus, and garbage men. They seemed to have found the formula for a super fun show, a perfect mix of audience participation, hilarious onstage banter, and a slide whistle!
 

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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 rhthyms 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.

Collin J. Rocker has opened eyes across the mid-Atlantic and far beyond.  With gritty tradition, he has found a way to turn timeless themes of heartbreak, the road, and the past into songs suiting today’s common man. His music is born from the hills of beautiful lingering farms, and once thriving small towns, juxtaposed with strip malls, asphalt, and suburban sprawl.

The first day Mike McMonagle picked up a guitar was a Saturday (presumably). The Pennsylvania sky was blue and cloudless (probably). The first chord he ever strummed was an E minor, and to this day, Mike still plays that very same chord, along with others, to craft an array of folk-inspired ditties about riding trains, drinking wine and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Meaning exists below the surface, as Mike sings to inspire hope, reconcile loss and make good on his existence in this world.

Matthew Nichols is guitarist and author of "Underground: My Life as a New York City Subway Musician" where he presents a raw, incisive, and compelling account of what it means to go from being a teenaged, aspiring classical guitarist to busking in the dirt and filth of the New York City subway system. Billy Rogan is a well-versed guitarist know mostly for his instrumental acoustic work whose compositions reflect a unique combination of classical and modern fingerstlye with hints of new age sounds that blend forms with these intricate details of inspiration. His skilled touch brings stories to the strings in tales of heartfelt bits and pieces, shifting rhythms and tempos - all with a soulful, fiery feel.

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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