2019 LINE UP
We are ecstatic to have our good friends Medicine for the People returning. They have a new album coming out this summer too !.. We are blessed to still be “Home” for these guys after all these years… and they really went above and beyond to make this happen with us. Chitty (drums/ vocals) and Tim (violin) are also playing a set in the Harmonium for us…a rare treat indeed.
The word is out about our families appetite for Reggae vibes. We had a lot of amazing acts hit us up for an opportunity to play for y’all.
The Movement top the list and are eager to bring it to the oaks.
We have a force of women bringing the dance vibes this year. Yaima will return after completely blowing our minds last year. Linear Symmetry and Spectacle will no doubt do it to us this year. Really stoked for Ayla Nereo too who was the most requested act for 2019.
Lots of new acts coming home this year. Go dig into their
sounds and prepare yourself to be rocked by your new favorites!
20 Year Anniversary!
Wookiefoot is a band, a 501C3 Non-Profit Charity Organization, a circus, a philosophy, and a community of globe trekking bliss junkies and believers that are the fuel to keep this Tribadelic Spaceship going! Their charity organization (with the support of their community) has donated over $500,000 to third world relief efforts. Wookiefoot’s live sets are an always inspiring and entertaining barrage of sonic and visual stimulation. The fast-paced circus-like set has been called “Short Attention Span Musical Theater”. These live performances are a one of a kind experience that mixes Reggae, World Beat, Hip Hop, Irish, Funk, Folk, Rock & more with a large band featuring everything from a vintage Hammond Organ to Bag Pipes! Combine that with a mind-blowing stage show that may include anything (such as a light show, projection, costumes, fire, dancers, aerialists, magic, clowns, puppets, etc)… and you better buckle up!
Nahko and Medicine for the People
Nahko, an Oregon-native born a mix of Puerto Rican, Native American, and Filipino bloodlines considers himself a citizen in service to the planet. Disillusioned by the world around him and inspired by vagabond, Americana musicians and storytellers like Conor Oberst and Bob Dylan, Nahko left home as a teenager in search of adventure and self discovery. Armed with stories, a guitar, and a fierce set of ideals, he set out to bridge the cultural gaps dividing his own psyche. He began producing a public, musical journal of his journey toward personal, spiritual, and social healing, and thus Medicine for the People was born. Recently, Nahko discussed his successes, his philosophies, his music, and his life with Huffington Post, who called Nahko’s music “beautiful and stirring.” Nahko describes his music as a mix of hip-hop and folk rock with a world message.
Tim Chitty Pato
Formed in 2003 by a trio of Sublime and Pixies fans, The Movement’s debut album, ON YOUR FEET (2004), has been heralded as one of the “top 10 reggae rock albums of all time,” and the band has toured with legends from 311 to Parliament, Slightly Stoopid to Dirty Heads, Wu-Tang Clan, Steel Pulse, Stick Figure, Pepper, and more. In 2008, the group met Chris DiBeneditto, a Philadelphia-based producer who had worked with like-minded artists such as G. Love & Special Sauce. Relocating to Philadelphia, they recorded SET SAIL at DiBeneditto’s Philadelphonic Studios, and during the recording process recruited they Jason “Smiles” Schmidt on bass and Gary Jackson on drums. In 2012, they released SIDE BY SIDE, debuting at #2 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, and followed it in 2014 with BENEATH THE PALMS, a surprise acoustic album as a free gift to their fans. Shortly thereafter they began working on what would become their finest album to date, GOLDEN, which hit #1 on iTunes and Billboard Reggae charts and was voted 2016 Album Of The Year by Surf Roots Radio. In 2017 and 2018 the band toured Amphitheatres around the US, and performed at landmark events including Cali Roots Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Levitate Festival, One Love Cali Reggae Fest, and Closer To The Sun. In early 2018 the band announced a new album in the works, with an anticipated release in Spring 2019. On tour now.
(David Satori of Beats Antique, Evan Fraser of Bolo and Mark Reveley of Jed and Lucia)
Dirtwire sits on the back porch of Americana’s future, conjuring up a whirlwind of sound using traditional instrumentation, world percussion, soundscapes, and electronic beats. Comprised of David Satori (Beats Antique), Evan Fraser (The Dogon Lights; Bolo), and Mark Reveley (Jed and Lucia), each performance brings us all to a mysterious crossroads of beats, blues, African, Asian, and South American sounds. The result is a rebirth of Americana and a post-millennial psychedelic journey to down home goodness.
YAIMA is a Cascadian Elemental & Alchemical Electronic Music Duo based in Seattle WA. Creating a deeply captivating and finely tuned container for their audiences- YAIMA (Mas Higasa and Pepper Proud) allow the listener the opportunity to Journey through Sonic Soundscapes traversing sensually stimulating and heart centered compositions deeply inspiring each listener to return to their truth. Their music is reminiscent of well known music groups such as Purity Ring, Massive Attack, Bjork, Portishead, Wildlight, Emancipator and Lulacruza.
YAIMA’s music is interwoven with intention and acknowledgment for the elementals. As the earth transmutes through fire, the winds move the water, the water falls and replenishes the earth- the cycles of gratitude and reciprocity is what weaves these harmonies and deeply pulsing rhythms into a unique and balanced sensational journey.
In 2018, with four albums under his belt and thousands of shows behind him, Texas singer-songwriter-guitarist Cas Haley was dividing his time between touring and spending time with his wife and kids on his Texas farm. He’d grown up immersed in ska/punk/skateboard culture and the classic reggae-pop of bands like UB40 and Sublime. He’d long since absorbed the hard-knock lessons of his runner-up finish on an early season of America’s Got Talent. He’d worked with indie reggae label Easy Star Records, made other fruitful collaborations, and shared stages with the likes of UB40, Nahko and Medicine for the People, and Trevor Hall. All along, he’d gone his own independent way, building an enviable career on the road and in the studio.
Then came the jolt. His wife, Cassy, had a dangerous form of breast cancer. Surgery and chemo were in the cards. Suddenly life seemed a much darker place.
But writing together with Cassy, who was discovering a new strain of creativity as a songwriter, proved to be a big part of the family’s journey back to health. The lyrics to “Open Eyes,” which became the new album’s lead single, popped into Cas’s head while they were driving to a follow-up appointment after Cassy’s surgery: “Confusion laid its claim on me/Open eyes but still can’t see.” The aptly named new album Lessons and Blessings comes out June 21, 2019 on Jimmy Buffett’s label Mailboat Records.
Lessons and Blessings features collaborations with Mihali Savoulidis (Twiddle), bluesman Seth Walker, and Josh Heinrichs. Cas and his band are slated to perform at major festivals this summer and fall, including the Electric Forest Festival in Michigan, the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival, Shangri-La, Galactic Get Down, Project Earth, VIBE HIGH, and the MO ROOTS Music and Arts Festival.
Satsang is a conscious music collective. Creating a unique blend of soul, folk-rock and hip-hop, Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection. The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love, and many more.
Ask her where she comes from and she’ll tell you “All directions.” It’s an apt description of a singer who defies boundaries; culturally, musically and spiritually. Known for their epic, high energy, thought provoking and uplifting live performances, with a heavy global tour schedule, the new international band (Australia/Jamaica) delivers a raw energy and vibe, channeling a deep reggae influence in a New Era Style. But this is more than genre labels. The music, message & intention transcends. Get ready to be moved!
“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member—horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately, it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move. The pulse collectively becomes that of one.
The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip-hop and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. Each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”
For their 2017 release, “Heavy is The Head”, Tropidelic carefully vetted what songs made it to the record, and featured songwriting efforts from multiple members. Sound engineer Cary Crichlow, who has worked on the last four releases from the band, returned to get the job done. “Our socio-political views vary as much as our musical tastes and always seep into the music” says Roads. “There’s certainly a lot that needs said, but on this record we tried to be well-rounded and touch on a broad scope of emotions.” The release debuted at #1 on the iTunes reggae charts on November 10, 2017.
These seasoned road dogs can be found spreading their soulful sound across the country in both intimate venues and music festivals, having shared the stage with and supported such acts as 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Pepper, The Flobots and Wookiefoot. Previously, Tropidelic has been featured at Electric Forest, California Roots Music & Art Festival, Reggae Rise Up and Warped Tour.
In 2019, the band is focused on touring and working on their next album, which is set to be released in the Spring. They are also making an appearance on the 311 Caribbean Cruise, hosting their third annual Freakstomp Music Festival and much more. Stay tuned for what’s to come from Cleveland’s own, Tropidelic.
Ayla Nereo is a voice for the planet, a beacon of light, a modern bard of beauty singing directly from her soul. With lyrical poetry splashing like dazzling paint across a canvas of sound, she builds layer upon layer of vocal melodies into majestic loop-pedal harmonies, weaving syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into her live performances.
Roots of Creation
Billboard and radio chart topping, award-winning, international reggae-rock sensation Roots of Creation, are a touring powerhouse.
Whether on the festival circuit, performing at jam and reggae-rock favorites like Camp Bisco, Gathering of The Vibes, California Roots, Jungle Jam and Closer to the Sun, or sharing the stage at sold out shows with some of their diverse influences including Slightly Stoopid, The Wailers, and Michael Franti, reggae/rock/dubtronica band Roots of Creation(RoC) offers up a high-energy, infectious live music experience. Their mix of reggae riddims, conscious lyrics, spirited horn lines, and electronic beats makes crowds move and has their loyal underground fan base (RoC Family) and street team (Universal Soldiers) travelling the distance to pack venues from coast-to-coast.
The Late Ones
Based out of Laie, Hawaii, brothers Tui Avei (Lead vocals), and Tau Avei (Vocals), along with cousin Josh Brunson (Vocals) are the voices. Built on a roots reggae foundation with influences from various genres like Hip-hop, R&B, and jazz, The Late Ones’ unique blend of style, and harmony shapes a youthful, yet old school reggae vibe.
Born in Gardena, California, The Late Ones harness something undeniably special. Rooted in Samoan culture, and complimented by the group’s African American heritage, the familial bond between the three members transcends throughout the group’s conscious lyrics and catchy melodies.
The name “The Late Ones” pays tribute to all of the late and great revolutionaries who have come and gone like Bob Marley, Tupac, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Biko, John Lennon and also present day legendsincluding Jurassic 5, Steel Pulse, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul just to name a few. It is the fusion of each revolutionary story, struggle, and message that inspires and resonates with The Late Ones’ own story, struggle, and love for all genres of music. That is the “L81Z” sound.
The story of Indubious is not for the faint of heart. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Indubious was forged in the fires of pain and destruction. Evton and Skip, brothers and bandmates born with Cystic Fibrosis and convinced by doctors of their impending death from an early age, have emerged as a powerful force for change and the future of conscious music. Their only choice has always been mind over matter, and time has proven that their unbending positive outlook, combined with an inspiring message of love and hope, has not only helped them overcome personal hardship, but catapulted their music onto the world stage with an unstoppable momentum.
A unique trio hailing from the heart of the Midwest, Linear Symmetry combines forces to produce electrifying organic dance music. From the first note, Huma immediately captivates audiences with her soaring vocals, stunning violin and dazzling energy.
Chris Story (Keyboards) and Andy Alback (Drums) are the magical backbone to this powerhouse with a shared vision to send the listener on a constantly morphing sonic journey through their ever-diversifying catalog of original dance music, fusing elements of trap, funk, and occasionally, world with their staples of punching bass and whirling melodies.
Jonny Wayne, lead singer of Jon Wayne and The Pain spent the last year in Asia writing and recording new music. This year brings us his new project to Shang taking things back to the acoustic and reggae roots the caught on in the beginning. This should be a crowd favorite for the old school JWP fans as well as the new family. Cheers!
For seven years, TreeHouse! (Myrtle Beach, SC) has spent the majority of their days blazing sprawls of highway and their nights playing an unapologetic enthusiastic blend of psychedelic reggae jam rock they are known for in venues across the nation.
TreeHouse! songs resonate in your soul with lyrics of rising above adversity, the power of gratitude, and the importance of unity. For every setback, there’s a step up waiting for you if you keep your focus. For every day, there’s a blessing to count and for every event, we must recognize we are a part of it all. It’s this kind of message that makes the most recent studio album, Lifted, their strongest release to date.
In 2010, singer/guitarist Jeremy Anderson and drummer Trey Moody formed the foundation of American Reggae Jam Rock band TreeHouse! With a vision and a dream, they jumped into a van to travel the country and share their good vibes. Along the way they picked up fellow band members, Joe Harley on Keyboards/Theramin/Vocals and Chris Hat on the bass.
Tubby Love and Amber Lily
AMBER LILY – Since childhood, Amber Lily could be found humming in the garden. Both wildly inspired and heartbroken by the state of the world, her voice is her refuge. Her music is a call to reclaim health & wholeness, her voice a salve for personal & social wounds. Amber has roots on her family farm in Hawaii. Teaming up with Tubby Love, Amber is bringing music as medicine from the garden to the globe
TUBBY LOVE – From the garden to the globe,Tubby Love is gathering the tribe. Born David Andrew Terrett, Tubby’s physical, spiritual, and musical transformation has been a testimony to the power of human evolution. Music has been the catalyst for deepening his connection to life and also a bridge for sharing his journey with others. Calling the island of Kauai home has set forth a Roots Family movement involving regenerative land and energy practices connecting communities inter-island and worldwide. Tubby and his partner Amber Lily have been blessed to create a soundtrack for this movement alongside artists like Medicine For The People, Dustin Thomas, Wookiefoot, Trevor Hall, Mike Love, Nattali Rize, Paul Izak, Rising Appalachia, Cas Haley, as well as other artists with a similar message. In a time of much needed change, Tubby Love is unifying the people through music and addressing real issues to inspire solutions.
In the winter of 2015, a striking new voice formed in the heart of Denver’s electronic music scene. Spectacle’s orchestral instrumentation (violin, percussion, guitar) quickly made the trio stand out amongst the crowd; each performance being an experience that is refreshingly original. Hard hitting drops, alongside afro-cuban percussion make for an irresistible groove and a heady tropical soundscape. Beautiful soaring violin melodies, and deep rhythmic bass synth lines drive each musical passage through every member of the audience. Band members Michael Mahan, Jessica Borth, and Rob Brandon work in unity gripping the crowd for a show that is both mesmerizing and captivating from start to finish. Spectacle brings their audience through an innovative and dynamic journey show after show after show..
The Spectacle Trio’s unique instrumentation brings a multi-dimensional sound not typically heard in the electronic music scene. Spectacle breaks the mold of traditional EDM by incorporating Jazz, Funk, Classical, Afro-Cuban beats, and live instrumentation performance into an intricate masterpiece of harmonic styles and landscapes. The Trio, most commonly described as refreshing and exciting, offers its audience a new hybrid of genres that span all ages.
Heatbox here! I make video games, a talk show/game show, and music with my mouth. What a weird world!
Useful Jenkins is a contemporary acoustic band with a bluegrass foundation. They use their grass-roots to readily tap into other genres such as folk, funk, rock, and hip hop. Their music generates emotion and sends a message to a wide range of listeners, giving them an eclectic group of followers from all walks of life. Useful Jenkins thrives on energy; they flourish in the moment and have an unmatched resonance with the crowd. The band is made up of an acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin, cello, and electric bass. 3-part vocal harmonies accompany the wall of stringed instruments, leaving listeners with a strong, clean, and unique sound.
The best way to experience Useful Jenkins is live in concert. Whether you are barefoot at a festival or standing in a theatre you will undoubtedly feel the pulse of their music, and leave the show with a smile on your face. Their songs are memorable and easy to relate to, leaving them stuck in your head long after the performance. So if you are a sucker for acoustic music with a strong message, do yourself a favor and go see a Useful Jenkins show. It’s a moment you will not soon forget.
Kind music for kind people. Kind Country is a Minneapolis based band that plays American standards as well as their own brand of Cosmic American music. Since their formation in 2012, the band has focused on creating live performances with high levels of improvisation and energy gathering with a goal of creating a moment of musical bliss that can be shared by audience members and band alike.
Smokin’ Joe is a Minneapolis based alt-grass supergroup fronted by Joe Scarpellino (of Dead Larry). Joe hosts a rotating cast of Midwest talent featuring members of Kind Country, Useful Jenkins, Space Monkey Mafia, and SisterTree, just to name a few. The genre is a mix of bluegrass and 90s alternative rock, with elements of folk, pop, reggae, blues, and funk.
Smokin’ Joe songs focus on the lyrical content and melodies most of all. The songs and stories are often autobiographical, and provide a real and raw look into the tragic yet joyous life of Joe Scarpellino. Joe utilizes his music as an emotional outlet, and the songs are as much therapy for him, as his fans. Overall it’s about balance. You can not have love, hope, and togetherness without fear, despair, and loss. It’s this balance that draws fans to the music. The number one goal is to inspire and to be inspired in return, for there is no greater gift in life.
Smokin’ Joe has performed with such acts as Nicholas David, Trevor Hall, Wookiefoot, Pert Near Sandstone, Useful Jenkins, Kind Country, The Ragbirds, and more.
Mae Simpson is a singer/ songwriter born in Beaufort South Carolina. From a very early age, she would find herself singing songs that she had never heard, because they were hers. Throughout the years, she has found love in the music that she writes, with passion, soul, and a rawness reflected with each lyric. Today she works with talented hand picked musicians in the Twin cities, hoping to bring soul and female power back to the local music scene.
With a side note of comedy, and eccentric yet eclectic style of fashion, and a folksy sound and gypsy vibe that amps up a crowd and keeps you moving your head, tapping your feet… or just get up and lay the boogie down!
Gypse Freq Circus
We are Gypse Freq Circus and we think music is the common thread that holds all humans together. Taking our name from the word gypsy, meaning a nomadic or free-spirited person, we are a live EDM band seeking to incorporate all genres of music and performance art to create a unique experience for the observer.
Our group is the concept of producer and bassist Sunshine and production manager Kallie. Since then, we’ve grown to include Laura on vocals, CJ on percussion, and Ash on violin and guitar. We are fortunate to be able to share our creative visions with you through the help of so many talented individuals, on and off the stage. Together we are inclusive, experimental, whimsical and fun. Everyone is part of our beautiful mosaic, including you!
Jay Lara and Imani Avanti met in 2009 working on a fundraising campaign for human rights. Born and raised in the city of San Diego, Imani has been singing, dancing, and acting since high school. Jay, also from Southern California, picked up guitar and in 3 months was writing and playing songs. They wrote music and played shows together as Weekly Chaos for 7 years around San Diego but kept running into setbacks as they tried to pursue music professionally. An opportunity arose to move to Hawaii and make music full-time. Immediately, Jay and Imani both quit their jobs to pursue their ultimate dream and changed their band name to Ok2Change in 2016. On a musical mission to bring laughter and light to others, just as music has brought to them, Ok2Change strives to be the change they want to see.
Dacota Muckey is a young, all-in-one kind of artist. He has been said to burn every bit of himself up on stage. His passion and desire to move forward with his music is evident both on stage and off. Dacota is a full time musician in his early twenties and his music has taken him to music festivals, bars, colleges and more all over the midwest and especially in his home state of Indiana. Playing all of these live shows and recording several full length albums of original material both with his band and solo have brought him extensive recognition over a short time as a musician with a pure passion to pour his entire life and all he has into his craft. His music is a new-age folk, rock, jam band style and his use of a loop pedal creates a seemingly full band.
New Reb is not just music… it’s a movement of people who want to better themselves for the sake of the planet, the universe. A movement to help people gain consciousness, and awareness of whats going on around them. A movement that promotes positivity and the realization that we are all mirrors, and that we all reflect upon one another.
Earth to Clark
Earth to Clark seeks to remedy conflict by promoting peace and spreading messages of love and unity, particularly in places and spaces that need it most. What began as Gasser playing music and writing songs has evolved into a vision shared by all five current band members. The band formed organically over time, beginning with Gasser and former member Gregory Boyer in 2014. Collaboration with drummer Mark Atkinson and vocalist Ariana Hartgraves came next. Followed by Zak Radewan on percussion/keys, and finally Eric Timmcke on bass.
Spare Change Trio
This Milwaukee-based group, known largely for their eclectic live performances that incorporate the Australian didgeridoo into flowing soundscapes of reggae, funk, and jazz-fusion, consistently leave audiences wanting more. Deeply rooted in the positive message of reggae music, the band has grown to realize their calling: to spread peace, love, and harmony… while laying down an infectious groove.
Picture a night of tunes and friendships new and old, seeking the alchemy of fulfillment in the glow of comrades circled in song. Twists and turns of phrase and plot brought Dee and Kerri together in just such a setting. Coiling cables, hoisting speakers, and buckling shoes and giving their all, they have come a long way from whiffling sound effects and harmonies in studio with local singer-songwriter Shawn McBurnie and his MN Arts Board grant project titled “Fearsome Critters,” where they re-imagined the tall tales of river workers, loggers, mill workers and miners as fodder for song. Where that ensemble brought new breath and strains to yarns that had grown little-known since they were first spun by our forebears, SisterTree has come to animate and deluge with sound and solace the worker, the protector, the wearied parent, the lonesome soul, the rowdy friend, and the kindred spirit. In their musing of post-mythic Northwoods revivalism, Kerri and Dee found magic in the spontaneous harmony line–and together they conjure something new.
When Christina Holmes sings, walls, barriers, and boundaries disappear.
In the classic troubadour tradition, the New Jersey-born and Rhode Island-based songstress shares a piece of herself in every composition, welcoming listeners closer. Finding a sweet spot in the middle of acoustic, folk, reggae, rock, and pop music, she represents the same values and vision on stage and off.
Simply put, what you see is what you get…
“I’m always just very honest and real,” she exclaims. “We’re all human. I allow listeners into my life by going deeper. I’m not afraid to show my vulnerable side. I have a message. I’ve gained so much confidence through music, and I hope I can inspire others to chase their dreams too.”