For the Kings is a country rock band formed in 2010 in Los Angeles, CA, by Josh Bond and Neal Marsh. They have played their flavor of country blues in and around Southern California for the past 7 years.
In 2010 they released their debut LP, A Collection of Songs for the Kings, with Truetone Productions. Heaven Magazine called it a very fine album with a very unique sound.
Recently, the band released an EP, The Band Played On, with Bleeding Denim Productions. The 3 songs continue to paint a picture of the heart of the American wasteland that A Collection of Songs began. The first track, Lying Eyes, speaks to a broken love refusing to die and the issues that will eventually kill it. When the Lord Don't Comfort Me follows a journey of loss and a struggle to find closure through when hopeless. The Band Played On closes the EP with a reflection long past war and the need to seek an end worth remembering.
For the Kings is a country rock band formed in 2010 in Los Angeles, CA, by Josh Bond and Neal Marsh. They have played their flavor of country blues in and around Southern California for the past 7 years.
Join us the last Saturday of every month for Woolfy's infamous disco party!
"Playful and funky in all the right ways" – La.ga.sta
"Flies in the face of almost every prevailing trend in current dance music." -XLR8R
Simon James, AKA Woolfy, first made his mark under the Woolfy vs Projections alias, receiving rave reviews for the signature low slung balearic meets cosmic grooves LP “The Astral Projections of Starlight” fed to disco freaks worldwide by taste-making German powerhouse label Permanent Vacation. The LP was on high rotation amongst peers such as Jazzanova, Rub & Tug, James Murphy, Aeroplane & Todd Terje, with Fader marking Woolfy as one of our time’s most underrated disco wizards.
Hunter & The Dirty Jacks are California-Crafted Rock & Roll – like smoky whiskey with phosphorescent ice cubes in a blues-tinted glass. Led by frontman Hunter Ackerman and flanked by guitar players Carmelo Bonaventura and Jon Siembieda, with Aaron Barnes grooving the bottom end on bass and Brian Lara keeping the rootsy tribal beats, this band has been packing roadhouses and clubs in every town from San Diego to Seattle to Denver. Recently signed to the world’s leading independent record label, Spectra Music Group, the album “Single Barrel” is playing on 400+ radio stations, holds 14 television licensing deals including Discovery Networks, MTV, and E! Network, while live the band has been dazzling musical reviewers both nationally and internationally with its “uncompromising energy and theatrical dominance” (Broke Ass Stuart) “befitting of a band that follows the legacy of the Rolling Stones and the Black Crowes.” (jambandsonline).
Come join us as Ojai wraps its arms around Montecito at the next Underground Sessions. The love in our community spreads faster and further than fire, floods and mudslides, and it knows no boundaries. By helping our neighbors heal in the wake of disastrous floods, we also heal ourselves. Our brothers and sisters in Montecito are in desperate need.
The muddied, debris-filled floodwaters did not discriminate, crushing lives and property on both ends of the socioeconomic spectrum. Many of Montecito’s residents struggle to provide for their families, and have few resources. This is our chance to help them.
100% of the proceeds from this event will be distributed evenly between the Santa Barbara Foundation’s Community Disaster Relief Fund and the Santa Barbara Humane Society, both of which are providing direct and immediate assistance to Montecito mudslide victims, including rescued and displaced pets. Both are non-profit organizations that depend heavily on donations, and both have proven track records of doing amazing things in their community. In the wake of this historic disaster, their resources are being stretched to their limits, and they need our help now, more than ever.
Headlining this special edition of Underground Sessions is Matthew Anthony, DJ, producer and label boss at Perfect Driver Music in Los Angeles. We’re excited to have him bring his brand of irresistible, bass-heavy tech house music to our stage; he always brings the heat in the form of newly released Perfect Driver tracks that really set the dance floor on fire!
Lover of all things nature, Perfect Driver label-head Matthew Anthony’s aesthetic is a fusion of his passion for drums, upbringing on 90s hip hop and an affinity for broken beats. Defining it himself as “house music with extra bass,” his sound pays homage to the past while evolving in the present, nesting perfectly driven basslines with all-around high quality production. Champion the underdog. Cheese is good.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Ages 21 & up
$10 donation at the door
2261 Maricopa Hwy.
Ojai, CA 93023
Wanderlodge are two longtime Portland, OR roots-rockers who weave together musical styles from folk, country and classic rock. Their music features gritty, soulful vocal harmonies, fierce slide guitar work, and dark, vibey songs. Wanderlodge’s accessible and sophisticated sound makes them a great fit in any venue from barroom to main stage. On dozens of recordings and playing over 150 shows per year, this duo is sure to please any lover of great American music.
Teresa Russell is one of the hardest working entertainers in Ventura County. Described as "the most awesome Female rock guitarist...ever!" is simply an understatement - Teresa Russell is one of the best guitarists out there: male or female. Teresa, is the only female to ever qualify in the "top eight" for the national finals in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's lead guitar competition, Guitarmageddon.
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Born in France October 29, 1979. Jodorowsky is the son of the renowned Chilean avant-garde film
director Alejandro Jodorowsky, best known for his films The Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre, El Topo and
more. Jodorowsky's first guitar lessons were given to him by Th eatle guitarist Georg arriso.
When he was sixteen he joined the punk band The Hellboys.
In 2011 he released his solo album Amador and won the UFI award for "Best International Artist Of The
Year" and "Best Live Show". Then he met Devendr anhar, and together, they recorded the song
"You are the one" and "Dime Cuándo".
In 2012 he produced the first platinu solo album of Leó arregu (lead singer of Mexican band
In 2015 Adán Jodorowsky directed a video for his song "Would You Be Mine" with the porn actress Stoya,
a sex fueled video that generated a strong positive reaction from the press. .
In 2016 he a new album with French rocker Xavier Polycarpe, lead singer of Parisian band; "Gush".
The album and project titled: "Adan y Xavi & Los Imanes", toured throughout the UK, France, Costa Rica,
Mexico, and the US. Adán produced León Larreguí's second album: "Voluma", which in a short time was
certified Gold and proved Adan's success as a producer. This 2017 marks the return of Adan as Adan
Jodorowsky, leaving behind the Adanowsky moniquer and embracing his last name to the fullest.
Rudy De Anda is bursting out of the musical melting pot of the LBC. As frontman for the Long Beach psych-prog group Wild Pack of Canaries Rudy felt the creative pull to begin a solo project that is currently catching fire and hitting the festival circuit with plays at last year's Noise Pop, SXSW, and Music Tastes Good.
Delay, Cadaver of a Day is De Anda's full length follow-up and broke into the Top 100 in the CMJ charts, coming in at #94. "The albums have earned de Anda a rightful place in L.A.'s emerging alt-Latino movement, a growing collective of bands — including "big brothers" Chicano Batman, for whom de Anda has opened — that dabble in non-Latino scenes and support one another's efforts while charting individual paths so distinct it might be a stretch to call it a movement at all."
In 2013, when the band was treading on and off hiatus, De Anda started writing his own songs and was approached by one of his musical mentors, Isaiah "Ikey" Owens (Mars Volta, Jack White) to record. Lost in their effortless chemistry, the two friends setup sessions in Ikey's living room in-between his Nashville trips and his Jack White tour schedule.
Additionally, De Anda is part of a budding Los Angeles artist management group called Qvolé Collective representing and celebrating progressive Latino music from the US.
The band has shared the stage with established acts Warpaint, The Specials, Chicano Batman, Dr. Dog, and No Age to name a few.
MATT JAFFE is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started taking music (a little bit) more seriously when JERRY HARRISON of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record.
Since then, Matt has churned out more songs than he can remember the words to, oversaturated the market with gigs (opening for the likes of MAVIS STAPLES, WILCO, and BLUES TRAVELER), and collaborated with the likes of CHUCK PROPHET and TOM HIGGENSON of the Plain White T's.
Having toured the country playing places like The Fillmore and your local hipster's basement, Matt is back in the studio with his band, readying his third record and preparing to bring the guitar gospel back to the masses.
It’s twenty-seventeen in the southwestern corner of America. There’s snow in the distant mountains and the slow desert sunset creeps through the windshield of the Mercury on 40 West. The young man is driving home, wherever that is.
He was born in a small woodland house in the Hudson Valley, raised in rural Maine, and enlightened by time spent in New York City. He’s landed in Los Angeles for now, where the Sunset Strip is a wasteland, Silverlake has peaked, and the spirit of Laurel Canyon echos through the hills of Highland Park. The end of the world is a damn inspirational place to be.
He writes and records. The hard work shines through in his craft without a scrap of it being over-thought. It’s American music. It’s conceived on highways between cities past their prime. It’s born from memories and dreams of fresh starts. There’s rich history to draw from in Nashville, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Bakersfield and Austin, but he doesn’t desire a repeat. He celebrates the richness of a multi-generational record collection while adding a fresh voice to the conversation, and the music is new.
Every year Elijah Ocean crisscrosses the country singing his songs and making memories. With three full-length LPs under his belt and a fourth in the chamber, Ocean is just hitting his stride.
For now there’s a much-needed diner booth in Needles on 66. Welcome to California. Set your clocks.
Outlaw country/ Roots rock
Don is a singer/songwriter originally from Ohio. He played with Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown in the late '70s and early 80's on multiple US and international tours. Don played the blues with various bands in Chicago until his move to Los Angeles and retirement from music in 1990. He returned to performance in early 2011 and is lovin' life.
Gayle was born and raised in southern California. She spent most of her career in the Hollywood music scene performing her own original compositions with various configurations of musicians. Gayle and Don began collaborating and performing together in early 2012.
Grest is a five-piece classic rock and folk cover-band. A chance encounter at a music store first brought together this diverse group of individuals who share a passion for music but not much else: the electrical engineer and lead guitarist Joe Adler who grew up on the Greenwich Village folk scene and bluegrass and likes to pull out his guitar whenever he gets the chance; the property manager and bassist Mike Havas who is a fan of blues and classic rock and plied his trade in Greenwich Village clubs as a youth; the character actor and lead vocalist Stephen Mendel who digs folk music and was a busker and bar-singer in Montreal as a teenager; the fire captain and rhythm guitarist Tony O’Hagan who loves the blues but first played trumpet in a local big band, and the philosophy professor and drummer Alan Vincelette who prefers prog rock and formally studied jazz, orchestral, and rock drumming in college. Somehow this collection of oddities clicks and loves to make music together and to share it with an audience.
Joanne Mackell is a veteran singer/songwriter with a voice that could stop a mack truck and songs that make you remember the first time you fell in love. Her passionate delivery, outstanding vocal range and commanding stage presence consistently raise the roof and rock the house.
Smoky Knights are an indie rock quartet based out of Los Angeles. In an attempt to achieve psychedelic feelings on their upcoming 3rd EP, the band's sound has arrived somewhere between California surf rock, 50's dinner club fluff, and 70's drug binge fuzz. In 2012, Smoky Knights was formed as a trio by original members Andy Fischer-Price, Seth Sylvester, and Adam Brooks. They added guitarist Jesse Cross in the fall of 2014.
Former frontman for the Replacements-inspired Solid Goldsteins, Brady Harris' solo career has diverged from his previous work into a sound altogether more indicative of his Texas roots. Bearing considerable vocal resemblance to John Lennon, Harris crafts moody country-rock with a hard pop edge. Strongly melodic with a confident wit, he combines well-traveled themes with stoic romanticism. Having paid his dues as a starving artist, busking on the streets of Paris and London, Harris found himself in Los Angeles recording one album with his former bandmates before releasing his solo debut in 1997. That album, Next Door to Nowhere, received favorable reviews and was followed by considerable media attention at 1999's NXNW music conference. 1999's Good Luck Stranger was met with near unanimous critical approval, and Harris went on to tour Europe in late 2000. He spent the next two years touring the states where he racked up numerous awards, including $5,000 from the Pontiac Vibe Car Commercial Contest, which helped him finance 2003's highly anticipated Lone Star.
Winnie Brave is a foot stompin' Americana/Roots duo comprised of Amy McIsaac (vocals/guitar) and "one-man-band" Brad McIsaac (bass/foot drums/keys). Established in 2012, this husband-and-wife team hail from Holden, Alberta. In 2016 they travelled over 20,000 road miles for 9-months in their 1976 Winnebago touring their self-title debut album throughout Canada and the USA. With the release of their brand new album, Cheap Gin, (Oct 2017) the duo is hitting the road once again for another year of solid touring throughout the USA and western Canada.
WALL OF TOM is a 5-piece Alternative Rock band from the Santa Barbara underground featuring female/male vocal duo Tommie Vaughn and Tony Grimes. Blending L.A. Rock Roots with West Coast Country swagger, WALL OF TOM expands past conventions with their unique vibe and musical palette - acoustic guitars, cello/ukulele, bass, and drums. Touching on the bedrock of Fleetwood Mac, The Pretenders, and Jeff Buckley, WALL OF TOM loves to rock and pull on the various threads of Rock’s DNA while remaining firmly focused on song craft. With songs that celebrate aggressive loving, desire and release, heartache and courage, WALL OF TOM pulses and throbs on a mission to knock down walls, entice crowds with lush sonic stories and captivate audiences with authentic original energy.
Wall of Tom has fifteen years of touring, four original albums worth of materiel, with another album in the works- and even throw in a few memorable covers to boot- creating a magical mood and contagious energy with their live performances. For more information visit: www.walloftom.com or follow them on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
100% of the proceeds from this Underground Sessions event will be donated to the Upper Ojai Relief Center, a non-profit organization that directly connects victims of the Thomas Fire with immediate supplies and help. Come dance, laugh and celebrate life (and cleaner air) as we bring you some irresistible underground deep & tech house beats on the smoothest sound system in town. If you're like us, you could probably use a fun escape right about now.
The Upper Ojai Relief Center was begun by local residents who stayed home to fight the fire and help their neighbors. It has quickly grown from a small grass-roots effort into a 501(c)(3) charity organization that embodies everything we love about living in the Ojai Valley. For more information about the center, check out www.upperojairelief.com
Underground Sessions is proud to welcome WATSON, our guest DJ from Santa Barbara:
In 2005, Watson entered the 805 underground behind the turntables. He quickly chased his passion for music and acoustics further down the rabbit hole by founding Sound of Insomnia LLC and later on helped to rekindle the Word of Mouth event series. These days his presence is felt in the form of his hand built sound systems that shake the SoCal night air. When his head isn't buried in the amp racks backstage you'll find him dropping selections anywhere from Jungle to House.
Opening set by your resident DJ:
$5 cover (larger donations are encouraged)
21 & up
Bring your dancing shoes and your best moves!
Pacific Range is rooted in the beautiful, sunshiny-coast of California. The band's style takes from many influences ranging from The Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead, to The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Clay Finch (guitar & vocals), Seamus Turner (guitar & vocals), and Nate War (drums) met around 2013 while studying music up at Chico State. After discovering a strong musical connection they formed a band (Dakota Cree) and began recording at the university's recording studio and playing around town.
Since then the group has gone through several incarnations, and recently started up in Los Angeles as a 4 piece. Bassist Cameron Wehrle went to high school with Clay and joined the group after seeing one of Pacific Range's live performances. He has been with the band ever since.
Nashville based, 25-year-old singer-songwriter Corey Leiter is fascinated by the power of a song. Especially the feeling of raw emotion behind a guitar lick or melody, or the way a lyric can make you rethink. Corey recognizes this and is constantly exploring its possibilities. Corey has always been known for his laid-back demeanor, his ability to listen and to soak in his surroundings, which has always made him someone to confide in. His music is a reflection of his personality, in that it’s characterized by smooth and melodic instrumentation, a diverse range of influences, and thoughtful lyrics that aim to soothe the troubled soul. Corey is greatly inspired by the moving songwriting of John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Jeff Buckley, Van Morrison, Jim James. Writers that push the boundaries of a song and turn it into something much more meaningful. He hopes that his music can someday become a tool to better understand the true meaning of love and the complex human condition, and to just make people feel good.
Right Amount of Wrong plays at a variety of local clubs and venues with a selection of popular, obscure covers, and originals that make them an exciting band to watch perform. Originally started as a musical outlet for Francesca Garofoli's expressive rock inspired vocal technique this band's sound has evolved into a unique and original take on pop, rockabilly, lounge and swing.
Francesca Garofoli is from Italy and currently lives in Ventura, CA and seems to be making herself at home sharing her exotic culinary talents with us.
Guitarist Ben Buttner spends a lot of time with his guitar, some say too much but that's what keeps him from trying to join the circus...not that that's a bad thing.
Josh Meyers the bass man has an interesting career studying dirt and rocks(actual rocks) and happens to slap a mean bass.
Marco Perez on the drums completes the lineup. His extensive background in latin rhythms, reggae, funk, punk-rock, and rockabilly gets everyone's bodies moving in ways they never thought possible.
The four of these characters couldn't be anything but just the Right Amount of Wrong.
Outlaw roots n’ roll,..... that’s the best way to describe it. The sound is definitely not something you would normally hear while walking down main street, but it’s intriguing all in itself…….then, once you catch a glance at the band and realize there are only two members and one of them is (currently) 17 years old well,..... you gotta check it out!
Residing just outside of Ventura CA, The Hubcap Stealers consists of a two member, father & son duo. Neal Sowers on the guitar and vocals, and Ian Sowers on the drums. Together they possess an edgy sound with dirty reverberated slide guitars and thick chest punching drums accompanied by Neal’s vocals, be known- these guys know how to play it thick and raw.
The Hubcap Stealers initially took off mid 2012. Neal, tired of writing the same old rock songs and wanting to write in a style that would be a little more gritty and off kilter, knew right then, that this was not for a full on rock band to take the reigns on. This is where things got interesting…….turning to his son Ian, who was 11 years old at the time and was really starting to develop as a drummer, was asked if he’d like to embark on a vision - A father/son roots ‘n roll duo. We all know that answer.
So then it was on. The Hubcap Stealers were in the game to rock n roll. Pushing boundaries as a gritty two piece band singing about Bibles, Bullets & Devils. After getting down original material they wasted no time and went directly to Red Hearse Record Studios and started bringing their first EP to life, “Bad Ground.” The Bad Ground record is definitely an eyebrow raiser for sure. (Caught the eye of Reverend Horton Heat allowing them to join a leg of his tour!) It’s got the shock value that wants to make you keep listening to see where the road goes next.
Once this was established they were all over the Ventura and Los Angeles counties performing. One of the very first performances was with a leg of The Reverend Horton Heat tour! Quite a first show for a 13 year old drummer!
Now they are tearing up the road and promoting their trademark roots n roll power duo sound performing outlaw style songs about more hell raising activities whether it be rat rods, whiskey or redemption.
The cool thing about the studio recordings is that it’s not chocked full of shit that they can’t do live. The records have the simplicity of, sticking a microphone in the middle of the studio and what you hear is what you get
HUSH, the company that distributes the headphones, has generously agreed to donate their services to support the fire victims. This means 100% of your $10 purchase for the awesome party will be donated. Spread the word, gather your friends, and lets have the best Silent Disco yet!
Its that time of year again! On December 23, 2017, we will be hosting our annual SILENT DISCO NEON KNIGHTS blacklight party!
TWO DJ'S will be battling on our stage, spinning sexy house and booty poppin' hip hop.
We are decking the place out with BLACKLIGHTS and snowflakes, so wear your white, wintery costumes and come party!
There are only 100 headphones available so claim them fast! ($10 to reserve and rent)
Raised in a musical family and classically trained, Tamara spent her 20's performing funk and disco in SLC's most sought after cover band. She newly discovered her love for taking the stage as a DJ when a friend urged her to open up for his show. Has shared the stage with friends from Woolfy's Disco Den and Bassix, but one her favorite places to play remains her bedroom which has been known to become a late night dance party.
House, Techo, Bass, booty shakin' mood makin', dance floor breakin' good times! Oh and maybe a bit of disco...
Lazerwave, Future-Twerk, Neo Bass, Tropical Ratchet
#projectpineapple (aka Trill Bill / Wildebeest / Jetski Jesus ) is a top secret music alliance, with the imperative mission to make that booty bounce. Past missions include Lucidity Festival, mountain parties, and bi-weekly sets with the Bassix crew in Ojai. Sound frequencies inspired by sacred trigonometry, free-range coconuts, and mason jar drum circles.
Face/Body Painting by Amelia Taylor
Amelia Taylor is a visionary artist from Santa Barbara who participates in festivals, local gatherings and campouts. Her specialties include acrylic blacklight pieces and body paint.
With images depicting the connection between life and death she embraces the potential for art to inspire emotions, ideas and meditative states in those who observe it. Many of her philosophies drawn from metaphysics and spirituality suggest that love is an energy connected to nature, life, and the mind, allowing us to view ourselves as divine beings . To her, the excitement of participating as an artist in events is based off of the opportunity to get involved in a community where she can flow to the music and spread joy in a fun environment.
Join us for our annual Winter Holiday Backwoods Bazaar! Bands and vendors from 11AM-5PM. Opening set by local singer songwriter Hannah Jobus, followed by rocking' Ray Jaurique & The Uptown Bros.
Los Angeles' Send Medicine make a woozy, psychedelic rock that combines a liberal mix of surf, folk, and blues sounds, drawing on inspirations ranging from Jefferson Airplane, The Brian Jonestwon Massacre, Britpop, TREX and Townes Van Zandt. In 2016, the band released their debut album, Scary Aquarius Daughter, featuring the singles "July Eyes" and "Tall Flowers," which the band has toured under extensively, including the pacific northwest and SXSW. Their follow up record is due out in late 2017.
RJ Mischo is considered by critics and fans worldwide to be in the upper echelon of today’s great Harp players and singers. RJ started playing at the age of ten and by the time he was 19 he was working as a full-time professional musician. He began his career in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota an area that has spawned so many famous musicians. RJ cut his teeth with the legends of the Twin Cities’ Blues scene Percy Strother, Mojo Buford, Sonny Rogers, & Lazy Bill Lucas. He then formed “Blues Deluxe” quoted by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as “Minnesota’s hardest working Blues Band”. It was in 1992 that RJ caught the attention of Blues fans worldwide with the release of Ready to Go. This album is now of cult status amongst collectors.In 1996 RJ Mischo moved to California where he continued to grow & develop his skills. He established himself a wider audience with a prolific performance schedule at major venues and festivals across the United States, Europe and extensively up and down the West Coast.RJ’s vast discography features 12 of his own releases on several record labels and he also appears on at least 25 CDs as a guest or on compilations with Jimmie Vaughan, James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Candye Kane, G.Love, and John Mayall to name a few.RJ’s original songs “King of a Mighty Good Time” and “Two Hours From Tulsa” topped the playlist at No. 1 on SiriusXM Radio BB Kings’ Bluesville. RJ Mischo’s CDs, Knowledge You Can’t Get in College and Make It Good, made the top 50 list of Living Blues Magazine’s albums of the year. The 2012 release Make It Good featuring 13 Mischo originals on Delta Groove Records rose to #4 on the Living Blues radio charts. Blues Revue Magazine states “Do not pass go. Proceed directly to your favorite purveyor of fine blues and grab this sublimely savage Album”.
Wordsauce is an 8 piece Live Hip Hop/Funk band, based in San Luis Obispo, California, formed by Drummer Bill Gerhardt and Bassist Wesley Price in 2009. With Guitarists Kevin Strong and Shawn Warnke, Saxophonist Samuel Franklin, Turntablist/Producer Eric Mattson, and Emcee/Vocalist/Producer Rick “Risko” Loughman all joining the band by 2010, Wordsauce began developing their own style of Hip Hop with live instrumentation. Emcee/Vocalist/Conga player Patrick “June” Braddock joined the band in 2012 after meeting Loughman in a music history class in junior college. With a diverse combination of musical backgrounds, Wordsauce has thrived on open-mindedness in the song writing process and has established a sound that captivates crowds of all demographics. Wordsauce mixes funky, soulful Hip Hop instrumentation with intensely rhythmic lyrical form. The variety of musical backings has driven group emcee Risko to expand his dynamics as a vocalist.
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Boulder, Colorado-based Cosmic Americana band Grant Farm has entertained a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant.
Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and music, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy, authentic artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Phish. Comprised of zany, creative and highly musical comrades, Grant Farm members include Grant (aka “The Champ”), Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums) and Kevin “Money” McHugh (keyboards and vocals).
Daniel Mescher of Colorado Public Radio dubbed Grant Farm “some of the ablest musicians not only in the state of Colorado, but in the nation.” Members’ prior experience includes playing with groups like The Emmitt-Nershi Band, Donovan Frankenreiter and Hot Soup. Collectively, they had also shared stages with notable artists Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Tony Rice, Keller Williams, Jon Oates and the like and with notable groups The String Cheese Incident, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band and The Infamous Stringdusters.
The band’s latest release, Kiss the Ground (Summer 2016), represents its first full-length concept album and its third album of original music. Speaking to the struggles we all face as working people, Kiss the Ground sends a positive message while acknowledging real hardship in a society that expects far too much. “We think of this as our ode to the working people,” says Grant, whose song, “Get in Line,” discusses the high price we pay for things we want in life. Kiss the Ground explores real and mythological connections to the human struggle and pays homage to the "Working Class Hero," an archetype famously described by John Lennon.
Previous Grant Farm albums include a 2012 self-titled debut and a 2014 follow up, Plowin' Time, which reached #2 on JamBand Radio Charts and charted on Americana Radio. In 2014, the band also released the Meeting on the Mountain EP, an inspired collaboration with the group Fruition.
The band has also created the acclaimed Meeting on the Mountain LIVE, a collaborative, live webcast concert experience featuring Grant Farm as the house band and Tyler Grant as host. To date, episodes have featured Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass, Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident, Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth, The Dead Winter Carpenters and other guests.
Like a “traveling Gypsy family,” Grant Farm enjoys their life of touring, writing and adventuring together as they share their music up and down the North American roots music line.
Edge of the West is a Rock n' Roots Honky Tonk Jamband. Their catchy, quirky originals and outlaw hippie sound strikes a chord with lovers of alt-country, Americana & the Grateful Dead. The live shows are a blast. The group writes original tunes and draws from from a deep well of eclectic covers, never playing the same show twice. The band features members of Great American Taxi, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Todd Snider & more. When playing together in this configuration these guys have a ton of fun, as does the audience. Just try and sit still. Across the canyon we hear drums in the distance. Notes From the underground drift like smoke signals to a strange yet familiar place, where new friends and old come together for good times.