Friday, April 16, 2010

Gathering of the Vibes Music and Arts Festival - Lineup

Here is the initial lineup announced for the Gathering of the Vibes Music and Arts Festival, held at Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT over four days: July 29th-August 1st.

Primus' unusual approach to music and the diversity of their sound has made them difficult to define. Bass player and lead singer Les Claypool has called his band psychedelic polka. Original members Les Claypool and Larry "Ler" Lalonde have been producing records and performing live together since the late read more

Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley & Nas
Reggae music may have never been so popular if it was not for his father Bob, but Damian Marley has been carrying on the legacy, producing and performing his own original reggae music for years. Nas’s 1994 album, Illmatic has been cited as a landmark album in East Coast hip hop that brought an influential and read more
Rhythm Devils featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann & Keller Williams \

Rhythm Devils featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann & Keller Williams
The Rhythm Devils began as the duo of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and his percussionist partner Mickey Hart. Over the years, they transcended rock and roll drum stereotypes with polyrhythmic explorations of the world of percussion, using an read more

Jimmy Cliff
Jimmy Cliff is a Jamaican born musician considered to be one of the godfathers of reggae music. His appearance in the Jamaican film “The Harder They Come” and his contribution to the soundtrack helped in initially spreading reggae to people around the world. Cliff has been performing his music since the early read more

Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Pedal steel guitar master Robert Randolph has made heads turn ever since he put his fingers on the instrument as a young boy at his local church. Robert took his technical skills, musical prowess, love of Stevie Ray Vaughn and his need to get funky and created the Family Band. The Family Band is, a powerful read more

Umphrey's McGee
Umphrey’s McGee is one of the countries premier live acts on today’s touring circuit. Entering their second decade as a band, Umphrey’s started their impressive career at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana where they began perfecting their skills as a force to be reckoned with in the world of jam. Umphrey’s McGee read more

It’s shaping up to be a stellar year for celebrated New Orleans outfit Galactic. With the release of their groundbreaking new album YA-KA-MAY a visionary mix, intertwining New Orleans sounds from jazz to brass band to funk and far beyond. With this release, the five-man group comprised of drummer Stanton Moore read more

Mix Master Mike
Mix Master Mike is known as one of the greatest DJs of all time and resident DJ for the Beastie Boys. Growing up in San Francisco Mike got the itch for vinyl while listening to his uncle’s record collection. Watching Grandmixer DST scratch records on stage with Herbie Hancock changed his life and from that point forward read more

Little Feat
Little Feat has gone through many changes and seen many different musicians through the years but they have always been the same tight, funky, upbeat, rocking band. Founded by former Mothers of Invention members Lowell George and Roy Estrada along with Bill Payne, Little Feat have been creating and performing read more

Martin Sexton featuring Ryan Montbleau
Sugarcoating, Martin Sexton’s new studio album finds this one-of-a-kind writer/artist doing what he does best: locating larger truths within the specific details of the life he’s living. It’s Sexton’s uncanny ability to connect the personal to the universal - mating heartfelt, unflinchingly candid lyrics with genre-spanning read more

Jackie Greene Band
Dubbed the prince of Americana by the New York Times, Jackie Greene is a California native singer/songwriter whose music breaks down the barriers of blues, jazz, rock, and folk traditions defying any type of easy categorization. Jackie Greene began playing open mic nights right after high school and it did read more

Steve Kimock Crazy Engine
Walking out of the house as a young teenager Steve Kimock said “I’m just gonna play my guitar and I don’t care if I have a place to live or anything to eat” Almost forty years later, not much has changed, yes he has a place to live and food to eat but Steve still just wanted to play one of his guitars. Originally from Tulsa, read more

Artists in alphabetical order:

Assembly of Dust
Original storytelling, deep blues and R&B grooves are what the Assembly of Dust are all about. Based out of New York, this quintet fronted by Reid Genauer of Strangefolk have developed a large following of east coast fans who come out every night to hear their rich country accented melodies and impressive musical chops. Aptly labeled “hick funk” AOD’s music has been compared to the likes o...Read More

Big Sam's Funky Nation
In New Orleans, a city indisputably overflowing with funk, the high honor for Best Funk Group was awarded to Big Sam's Funky Nation at the 2009 Big Easy Music Awards. Big Sam's Funky Nation has been consistently delivering its unique brand of New Orleans-infused funk. Presiding over his Funky Nation is trombone powerhouse “Big” Sam Williams, formerly the trombonist for the Dirty Dozen Brass B...Read More

Dark Star Orchestra
Now in our 15th year celebrating the life and music of Jerry Garcia, Dark Star Orchestra again highlights our festivities with a unique recreation of the Grateful Dead’s music. Dark Start Orchestra uses entire shows from the Grateful Dead’s thirty-year touring history and recreates them in all their magic and entirety. Dark Start Orchestra approaches and interprets these shows in much the sa...Read More

Deep Banana Blackout
Deep Banana Blackout is a musical force on the East Coast underground funk, jazz and jam scene. Aside from their canon of highly acclaimed material, this eight piece musical outfit is notorious for performing musical compositions ranging from Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, Led Zeppelin and The Meters. In July of 1997, DBB released their first studio effort enti...Read More

Donna Jean Godchaux Band
This band is a new one, having morphed out of the former Donna Jean and the Tricksters. Donna Jean Godchaux was of course a member of the Grateful Dead. Jeff Mattson is a founding member of the Zen Tricksters, Long Island’s legendary Dead-oriented band, and has played with Phil Lesh and Friends. Together with David MacKay (a member of Muscle Shoals favorites, The Fiddleworms), Joe Chirco (Long I...Read More

Harlem Gospel Choir
The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir is the most famous gospel choir in America today. It travels the globe, sharing its joy of faith through its music, & raising funds for children's charities. The Choir was founded in 1986 by Allen Bailey, who got the idea for the Choir while attending a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Cotton Club in Harlem. The Choir presents the ...Read More

King For a Day
King for a Day covers the full spectrum of rock music with classic riffs and awesome songs. Returning for their 5th consecutive Vibes Performance, King For A Day delivers powerful jams through heartfelt lyrics and a kicking rhythm section. In fact, the first notes ever heard at the Vibes were from KFAD's own Danny Labich, who opened the first Vibes back in '96. Check them wont be the ...Read More

Max Creek
Max Creek is one of the most electrifying live acts on the Eastern seaboard today. This five man band has a unique style, blending original songs and classic covers into marathon jam sessions, earning them remarkable respect and a tremendous long-time following. To see Max Creek is to fall under its unique spell. Blues ballads blend into jazzy barroom piano and a jumping, frenetic ener...Read More

New Riders of the Purple Sage
The New Riders of the Purple Sage, signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records. NRPS began as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia (pedal steel guitar), Phil Lesh (bass) and Mickey Hart (drums) teame...Read More

The Radiators
The Radiators are an original rock band from Louisiana who combine the traditional musical styles of their native city of New Orleans with a more mainstream rock and R&B sound. The founding members of the Radiators have been together since 1978 and have written over 300 original songs. With their music they create a bouncy, funky variety of swamp rock they have coined fish-head music. For o...Read More

Zach Deputy
There is no one out there like Zach Deputy. Truly a one-man band, he is a powerhouse of performance, technical chops, and one hell of a charismatic presence. Zach Deputy does what is called live looping: layering sounds through the magic of technology to create a full band effect. He isn’t the only performer out there doing this, but he has taken the technique to the next level. First and fore...Read More

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