Shylah Ray Sunshine Band
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Shylah Ray Sunshine Band

Shylah Ray is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to music, blending grooves of Neo-Soul, Reggae and R&B. Her voice is moving, soothing to the ear, and healing for the heart. Her live performance is exciting as well as upbeat and playful. Her soul shines through the sound, captivating the audience and leaving them wanting more.

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Woolfy's Disco Den
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Woolfy's Disco Den

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.

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Lonely Avenue
Aug
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

Lonely Avenue

Lonely Avenue is what happens when Jon Ranger, Ryan Fergon, Derek Chaney and Nate Hendrick create music together.  Hailing from all over, these guys currently reside in Bakersfield, California and play anywhere they are welcomed.  While the music is ever-evolving, the spirits of the region's rich musical history are always there.  If you listen hard enough, you can hear Merle and Buck mingling with more contemporary influences like Wilco, Ryan Adams, and Jeff Buckley, all filtered through the band's own voice and experiences.  Lonely Avenue released their debut self-titled album in 2016 and continues to write and play live extensively.

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The Upbeat
Sep
8
to Sep 9

The Upbeat

The Upbeat was formed in 1985, and for the past 25 years has been pumping out a unique blend of ska, roots reggae, and rocksteady, with politically and environmentally conscious lyrics. In 1993, driven by their desire to promote the music they loved, The Upbeat released their debut 5 track demo under the moniker “Upbeat Recordings”. This stark freshman effort garnered them airplay across the country and a series of compilation offers from the likes of Epitaph/Hellcat Records, Moon Records, and SRH Productions.

In 1995, the band released their first full length album and sold 5,000+ units locally. By this time their live reputation preceded them, sending them into a series of surf, skate and snowboard videos including Transworld Video Magazine and The Fox Sports Network. This brought the band even further praise, securing them a world-wide fan base and setting the stage for the band’s subsequent, prolific west coast touring. During this time, The Upbeat shared the stage with the likes of such varied artists as The Skatalites, Burning Spear, Sublime, Sugar Ray, No Doubt, Bad Manners, The Specials, The Wailers, Fishbone, Steel Pulse, and The Twinkle Brothers, to name a few.

In 2000, The Upbeat released their second album, "Backyard Knowledge", and ten years later, a host of new songs were released on their album, "Shuku", and is proof that this dedicated lineup still has all the passion they started with, so many years ago.

 

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Jess Wayne Band
Sep
10
1:00pm 1:00pm

Jess Wayne Band

Jess Wayne is a Los Angeles area musician, singer-songwriter, poet and writer. Together with his band they are electric bourbon folk with a jazz back – like Neil Young playing bluesy Americana with Leonard Cohen backed by Sting’s jazz band. 

The band includes three world-class players: John Matthew Rosenberg on piano, keys and vocals (Jerry Garcia, Cab Calloway, Carlos Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Huey Lewis), Jimmy Ledezma on percussion (Arco Iris, Los Pinguos, Wild Colonials) and Jesse Holsapple on bass and backup vocals (Dale Okerman, Tiran Porter - both of Doobie Brothers fame). 

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THE DELTAZ
Sep
15
to Sep 16

THE DELTAZ

The Deltaz have worked over a decade to master a wide spectrum of sounds, from heavy blues and psychedelic rock to classic country and folk. Brothers John Siegel and Ted Siegel spend many of their days perfecting new records at a handmade studio adjacent to residence in the hills of Mulholland Highway that overlook Los Angeles. The two have clearly learned to work with each other, feeding off of each other's talents to bring ever-climactic performances to energized and extremely diverse audiences.

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The Doe Show featuring JEMS
Sep
21
to Sep 22

The Doe Show featuring JEMS

JEMS is a trio made up of Singer/Songwriters Emily Colombier, Jessica Rotter and Sarah Margaret Huff. Through collaborations on their own projects, they discovered how beautifully their voices blended and decided to share their music with the world. Sarah Margaret Huff’s bright soaring timbre is combined with Emily Colombier’s rich soulful earthy quality and met in the middle by Jessica Rotter’s colorful blend of the two. Playing shows as JEMS, the trio feature the music of all three songwriters as well as a reinvention of songs of yesteryear. JEMS create musical moments that sparkle and shine.

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Woolfy's Disco Den
Sep
30
to Oct 1

Woolfy's Disco Den

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.

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Robin Bacior
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Robin Bacior

Robin Bacior’s voice speaks of a much older soul. Her songs reveal honest pictures with instrumentation as a medium to illuminate her lyrics. Born and raised in California, Bacior took great influence from California folk traditions and brought them with her to New York, and eventually to Portland.

Her songs have received praise from NPR’s All Songs Considered, Vh1, MTV, NYLON, L Magazine, CBS, Stereomood, Soundcloud, along with various blogs and college radio stations throughout the states.

Aside from her music, Bacior has worked as a music journalist for outlets like Spin, VICE, Myspace, and Portland Mercury among others.

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Andre Henry / ALEK FIN / sleepercub
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Andre Henry / ALEK FIN / sleepercub

Andre Henry is an "impassioned, award-winning singer-songwriter & speaker talking about shit that matters"

ALEK FIN is a Los Angeles, CA based electronic musician, producer, and engineer.

sleepercub has been emitting a tapestry of ethereal sound and likely silence, interwoven and slowly penetrating like the sun poking through the thick marine layers of a usual ocean side morning in concession. In an attempt to deter a treacherous path of addiction and to fill a spiritual void, the duo succumbed to an array of analog and digital tools to craft what they both shared to be a common love of music. While they both shared similar spiritual defeats, David and Angelique’s paths crossed in a much more positive light with music, often paralleling their vocal melodies with the poignancy of love and loss. Their music evokes imagery of fog-engulfed redwoods and lusterless skies, letting in the terror twilight of dawn while shedding the shadows that plague their past; a sweet sincerity that is as personal as it is beautifully vague. Since their formation and collaboration, sleepercub have strived to create and share their music with the external world, a spiritual projection of universal connectivity translated into the universal language of music.

 

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Petrella and Mixed Influence
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Petrella and Mixed Influence

Imagine Tina Turner singing Country music.  Now, stretch that image to imagine a voice that goes beyond this by blending roots, soul and R&B into a fresh, intuitive and well-written country music..that is Petrella.  In the whole world of Country and Soul, there are plenty of acts that sell hundreds of thousands (even millions) of units; but there is none that blend pure soul with country as well as Petrella.  Dubbed "a true vocal power house who will lead you to believe that every song is sung by a completely different person" by Matt Yeager of the Morning News, Petrella's style melds hints of Aretha Franklin, Patsy Cline, Macy Gray and - yes - Tina Turner into a beautiful, versatile sound all her own.  

Petrella began her career as a singer/songwriter 25 years ago by creating a fusion of rhythm & blues and country music called Country-Soul.  This inventive new sound landed Petrella on the Cover of Cash Box magazine and produced 5 singles that made it to the top 100 on the Country Music Charts with her latest single from the 100 Proof Woman CD going to Number 15 on the Billboard Hot Country single sales chart.  Petrella has performed on the Ernest Tubbs Midnight Jamboree radio show, has opened for Gladys Knight and has six nationally distributed CDs.

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Herbal Rootz
Aug
11
to Aug 12

Herbal Rootz

Herbal Rootz is a roots, rock, reggae, dub band from Ventura, California with an authentic sound. They get you grooving and skanking to the immaculate mixture of Cristian Ortiz’s enchanting olive oil vocals and electrifying guitar riffs and leads, in sync with heavy and powerful bass lines and compelling cognitive rap verses from younger brother Giovanny Ortiz. The two young, spiritually driven, and highly motivated brothers linked up with Emmanuel Oliva and Marco Arroyo, adding a powerful horn section that was the perfect fit for their rootzy sound. Drummer Adrian Ibarra holds down their soul-moving reggae melodies with his heart pounding drum style. They put it all together to create a special blend of music for the people - the people’s music. Herbal Rootz music!

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The Whole Damn Fam/Hannah Jobus
Aug
10
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Whole Damn Fam/Hannah Jobus

Hannah Jobus is a local singer-songwriter with a powerful and impressive singing voice that will give you goosebumps.

The Whole Damn Fam is a Los Angeles based musical collective made up of sisters and brothers literally and spriritually. Primary members include: Maesa, Jack, Lewis, and Rosa Pullman, as well as Jason Hiller, Kyle McNeill, and Viktoria Winge of Movie Star. They ride in the tradition of family bands and the show has the effect of an old fashioned revue with several members trading off taking the lead. The music is a soul-country, folk-funk, swamp-spiritual experience.

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The Junglecats
Aug
4
to Aug 5

The Junglecats

Long Beach's own surf/blues/indie rock kids. A synthesis of early 60's blues and pop mixed with modern indie vibes. Influenced heavily by the vintage rock acts of the 60's and 70's. Come and get it! Rawwrrrrr.

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The Turkey Buzzards
Aug
3
to Aug 4

The Turkey Buzzards

"Much like the duo themselves, the songs range near and far, from the sticky humidity of the Carolinas to the arid and dusty cellars of the West, telling stories of simplistic beauty that unravel through gritty vocals and thoughtful harmonies. The bare authenticity of each song sweeps up the listener for a ride that might wander but will certainly not end in the same place where it began." The Turkey Buzzards are currently finishing a second album and will be touring the US Spring 2017.

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Jul
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

BeJammington

BeJammington is an instrumental groove jam band. The inspiration for this group comes from the Meters, Booker T. and the MG's, and Ernest Ranglin. Song selection will feature familiar reggae jams, with some funky riffs, and catchy latin grooves. Just enough boogie to get your hips shakin'.

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Woolfy's Disco Den
Jul
29
to Jul 30

Woolfy's Disco Den

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.

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Skin & Bones w/ Jeff Uzzel
Jul
28
to Jul 29

Skin & Bones w/ Jeff Uzzel

Skin & Bones is comprised of Taylor Borsuk on guitar, vocals, and suitcase drum with Peter Blackwelder on violin. The bluesy duo defined themselves street performing on the salty boardwalk of Venice Beach and continue to grow as musicians as they travel the country. They supported Jackie Green, lead guitarist of the former Black Crowes, on the western leg of his tour in 2016, and have since performed many sold out shows in the Los Angeles area, including their record release show at Hotel Cafe.

Jeff Uzzel creates vast sonic landscapes on the fly using new and ingenious ways of producing live sound with modern technology. Nothing is pre-recorded, and every performance is unique and spontaneous. His music falls somewhere in the spectrum between Jose Gonzalez and Radiohead, blossoming from his acoustic guitar into expansive ambient waves that wash around driving backbeats and haunting lyrics.

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Preston Smith
Jul
23
1:00pm 1:00pm

Preston Smith

"Preston is a singing,guitar and harmonica playing virtuoso of blues and jazz,which makes him a great fit. His stuff is upbeat,intelligent and classy, He's known for his widespread appeal to a variety of audiences and some say his music knows no boundaries. While Smith's songwriting skills have received a big thumbs up from critics all over the map,his live gigs are legendary"
 

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Trouble In The Wind
Jul
22
to Jul 23

Trouble In The Wind

Trouble in the Wind has been labeled as folk, Americana, alternative, country, and surf rock … but the Southern California quartet likes to call themselves “rock and roll."

The band’s stripped-down organic sound is a multi-instrumental collective fronted by songwriter Robby Gira, whose staggering powerful voice creates the center of attention of their songs. The group’s instrumentation of accordion, upright bass, brushes, banjo and guitars color the emotional songs which blend and range from ballads to surf folk to soulful rockers.

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Shylah Ray Sunshine Band
Jul
21
to Jul 22

Shylah Ray Sunshine Band

Shylah Ray is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to music, blending grooves of Neo-Soul, Reggae and R&B. Her voice is moving, soothing to the ear, and healing for the heart. Her live performance is exciting as well as upbeat and playful. Her soul shines through the sound, captivating the audience and leaving them wanting more.

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Noble Creatures
Jul
14
to Jul 15

Noble Creatures

Noble Creatures was set loose in 2008, introducing a unique breed of Latin Alternative Pop and Soul-Funk grooves to the streets of Los Angeles. Their performances are passionate, raw, and electric with an unmistakable and intoxicating sound. Fueled by signature tracks like “Had Enough,” a rockin’ soul-groove track with a dance-inducing backbeat, and “Canta,” a bilingual summer anthem boasting the LA nightlife, Noble Creatures is an experience that leaves an impression with the senses.

The band hit the air waves with their debut full-length album release in September 2014 with promotional interviews on programs such as Wild Jones, LA Talk Radio, Rated G Radio, and Afroxander.com. Music Connection Magazine listed them as one of the Hot 100 Unsigned Bands of 2013, they’ve been featured on Business Rockstars Radio and they have secured a feature with Subsuelo at one of their global bass monthly events held at East Side Luv in the Boyle Heights area of L.A. This event series features the hottest up and coming world, Latin, funk and hip hop artists, most of whom have gotten notice from local radio stations and sponsors such as KCRW and Red Bull. Recently, the band produced a fan-made music video that involved roughly 60 people from 32 cities and 6 countries. Production is in full swing with a fall tour and several music videos in the works.

Noble Creatures are no strangers to the festival circuit, having performed at Pasadena’s Rock City Fest, Topanga Days, and the Santa Barbara World Festival among many others. The group is also heavily involved with charitable events such as the Rotary Club, Beads of Courage and the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Together they have played countless shows entertaining crowds in and around the Los Angeles area.

Fans identify the sound of Noble Creatures to that of Ozomatli, Talking Heads, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, and a rocked-out Jack Johnson. Their multi-cultural mix pulls in styles of the valleys of Colombia, the islands of the Caribbean, with urban American attitude, and the rich blues traditions of the central United States. With this mixture, Noble Creatures has created a sound distinctly their own. Determined, focused, hungry, and ambitious, Noble Creatures is gaining momentum and looking forward to what lies ahead.

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The Doe Show with Right Amount of Wrong
Jul
13
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Doe Show with Right Amount of Wrong

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.

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Backwoods Bazaar Fundraiser
Jul
9
11:00am11:00am

Backwoods Bazaar Fundraiser

Our seasonal Backwoods Bazaar is back! This time we will be raising funds for The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy. We will have many local vendors selling their crafts. Local bands Pleasure and Afishnsea will be kicking off at 1PM. The OVLC will also have a booth if you are interested in further helping our land and wildlife. We will be holding a raffle as well, many local businesses and vendors will be donating items for the raffle!

BBQ all day! Drinks! Kid friendly! Pet friendly

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Sea At Last
Jul
7
to Jul 8

Sea At Last

Sea At Last is Cohen and Tory Elena, a dynamic duo that explores sound like gypsy sea captains on a caravan to Neptune.

In spring of 2011, guitarist Cohen auditioned a drummer for a mythological sea musical. When Tory Elena arrived with a ukulele and took the drum throne, their intrinsic musical kinship made itself immediately known. Sea At Last was born.

While Cohen rockets audiences to deep space on guitar, Tory Elena is the ultimate one-woman rhythm section, booming to the earth’s core. Their voices wield equal power singing songs they compose together. Sea At Last’s music can make a hole-in-the-wall cowboy bar feel like a raging stadium, and a festival of thousands feel as intimate as a fireside chantey sung alone under the stars. Wild and expansive, Sea at Last’s cinematic rock and roll offers both solace and storm, soulful and untamable as the sea itself.

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Underground Sessions / Unfiltered Soul / Elixir
Jul
1
to Jul 2

Underground Sessions / Unfiltered Soul / Elixir

If you had to put a label on Unfiltered Soul’s flavor of deep house, you could say "soulful.” Their sets often have their roots in soulful music, but they can easily branch off into jazzy, melodic, afro-centric, Latin, tribal, progressive, disco, and even ambient. They can go from Josh Milan to Dimitri Maxx and beyond. For them, it all fits together. They do not plan or script their sets. When they hit the DJ booth, they just plug in and go for it. Spinning back-to-back, they usually play off each other and never know what the other person is going to do. This makes it exciting for them and the audience as well. It also proves that there is musical chemistry. They don't take themselves seriously because it's all love. During their sets you may hear mixes fall off, but that is the risk of just playing from the heart...and they’re fine with that.

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TD Lind Band
Jun
30
to Jul 1

TD Lind Band

TD Lind brings all his influences to the stage. And it is a mixed bag. He is an English man who cut his teeth on Little Richard and Eddie Cochran, who skipped school to play jazz clubs in Paris, who moved to Louisville, Kentucky, to form a southern rock band and then wound up in Los Angeles because he fell in love with a country lovin' Montana girl. All of this goes into his songwriting and live performances. His last album The Outskirts of Prosper took him to France to tour. He opened for Sting in 2012 at the Arcachon festival and Festival des Voix du Gaou. TD now lives in Ojai, CA where he writes, records, gigs, paints and makes Olive oil.

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Jacob Cole & Papa Bear
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Jacob Cole & Papa Bear

JACOB COLE is a Lompoc and Santa Barbara based songwriter, guitarist and singer. Previously fronting Saint Anne's Place and King Cole, Jacob grew up on the quiet central coast listening to an eclectic mix of 60’s FM radio and the hits of the 80’s. Fond of the Beatles' sense of melody, the experimentation and mystery of John Fahey, and the song 'Lift Me Up' by Bruce Springsteen - Jacob & his band incorporate it all but update the sound for today.

PAPA BEAR: Constantly striving to explore the boundaries and edges of human emotion, Papa Bear captures a deep perspective into the human experience. Lyrical content covers the gamut of mystery, beauty, and the comedy and tragedy of life. The musical lineage stems from the folk heritage, but ranges broadly.. from Americana and bluegrass, to blues, jazz, and good old rock’n’roll. PB and the Easy Love’s shows typically end in a massive singalong, blurring the boundaries between performer and audience, and inviting all to express themselves.

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Blues Against Hunger Fundraiser Jam
Jun
20
to Jun 21

Blues Against Hunger Fundraiser Jam

We've got a fantastic night of live music tomorrow (Tuesday) night at the Ojai Deer Lodge, and it's for a great cause. It's the Blues Against Hunger Jam from 9pm until midnight! Come participate, whether you're a blues musician who wants to sit in with the host band, or you're ready to have a few drinks and enjoy the music! Join us for a cold one and a special night with guest musicians and jammers playing the BLUES with the host band "Sweet Sixx and The Wild Pack" to raise food for the community. Please bring a non-perishable food donation to help those in need and be ready for a rockin' good time. All donations will be given to the North County Food Bank. Music and meals can heal!

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DJ Oliwa & Jackson Whalan
Jun
10
to Jun 11

DJ Oliwa & Jackson Whalan

Oliver Newell ( Oliwa ) is a music producer, arranger, composer and multi-instrumentalist originally from Austin, Texas and currently based in Ojai, California. His projects often explore the integration of organic acoustic instruments and digital electronic sounds, striking a peculiar balance between groovy earthy roots music and cerebral futuristic sonic experimentalism. His diverse music experiences as an upright and electric bassist combined with his autodidactic sensibilities and fascination with technology inform his unique production style.

Jackson Whalan is a multi-talented lyricist, producer, and performer, bringing a transformative variety of hip-hop and electronic bass music; inspiring dancing, social movement, and thought provoking ideas. His performances and recorded music are infused with special guests and live instrumentation, taking audiences on a dynamic journey with consistent momentum, and capturing the heaviness that is felt when live and electronic music combine. Diversity is Jackson's strong-point, from his hilarious "S.N.A.G. (Sensitive New Age guy)" parody video, to his "Souled out EP" (Adapted Records), an ode to golden era boom-bap style hip hop. In addition to consistent touring and recording, Jackson also has experience in engineering and scoring for film and commercials, and has worked on producing a variety of events throughout his career.

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