2017 Music Line Up

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the delta saints

Among rock ‘n’ roll’s many mistresses and muses, California remains one of the most enigmatic, enduring, and enchanting. The Golden State’s allure can notably be attributed to the intoxicating melodic excess of the Eagles’ “Hotel California” and the finger-picked pensiveness of Led Zeppelin’s “Going To California,” to name a few.

The West Coast’s influence courses throughout The Delta Saints’ 2017 full-length album, Monte Vista. Irresistible lead single “California” snaps from a vintage synth swell into a rough-n-tumble guitar riff and bluesy howl. It’s an anthem for throwing caution to the wind, skipping town and setting out to find something more. “California has always been a sort of haven for the band both physically and emotionally,” says front man Ben Ringel. “We’ve got a home base at our guitarist Dylan’s grandmother’s house in La Jolla on Monte Vista Street. That’s where the album title comes from. When we wrote the song, we were in the middle of a dismal Nashville winter. We were all feeling the need to escape the cold, but also had this drive that had been building up over the previous year to really push ourselves beyond where we were. I think we all felt a bit stagnate, and ‘California’ is about us getting up and actually doing something about it.”

The Nashville-based quintet—Ben Ringel [vocals & guitar], Dylan Fitch [guitar], David Supica [bass], Vincent “Footz” Williams [drums], and Nate Kremer [keyboards]—craft raw and visceral rock music with psychedelic flares, fuzzed-out guitar riffs, arresting drum patterns and blues tendencies over the course of 10 tracks produced by Third Man Records alum Eddie Spear [Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Chris Stapleton]. It’s the triumphant culmination of a long journey comprised of ceaseless touring in the United States and Europe and fan favorite records such as the crowd-funded Death Letter Jubilee in 2013 and 2015’s Bones. The latter yielded “Sometimes I Worry,” which landed a prominent placement on the most recent season of Showtime’s Shameless. It also spiritually set the stage for Monte Vista, an album brimming with a restless spirit and coming-of-age ruminations on life, love, self-discovery and the world at large.

The band proudly continues a rock ‘n’ roll legacy for Nashville. “While it obviously is the heart of contemporary Christian and Country music, the city has a really incredible rock scene,” adds David. “Between Jack White, Black Keys, and Kings Of Leon, I’d argue that the biggest rock stars of today live in this town. I’ve personally felt a lot of support from the community.”

Now, The Delta Saints are ready to bring Monte Vista to listeners everywhere as they hit the road for another marathon of touring.

 


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Elliot Root

Nashville, TN

Elliot Root is an American alternative music group based in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. After releasing two EP's ("II" & "Thoughts From Yesterday") in early 2015, the band has steadily become one of the most watched new acts in Nashville and the United States. 


"I think we've been chasing after something with these new recordings" Says Frontman Scott Krueger. "I'm not saying we've figured out exactly what that is, but the pieces we've created along the way have a vibe all there own". 


Currently out supporting the most recent EP on the "Thoughts From Yesterday" Tour, the band has been chipping away at making a name for themselves. Opening up for the likes of Zac Brown Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and X Ambassadors. As well as turning heads at some of the most popular festivals the states have to offer. 


With just a short history, Elliot Root has proved to be more than just another band falling in line with the visceral trudge of the music industry. They have stepped outside the line and handed over music that is at once, familiar and deeply impactful. No Doubt, you can expect to be seeing or hearing from Elliot Root in a town near you very soon.


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Los colognes

"Only the living feel the flow/only the loving let it go”- Unspoken


One of the highest and rarest aspirations in popular music is to reach for the transcendental, to access the spirit. On the third album “The Wave” by Nashville based Los Colognes, they succeed just this- in breaking through the confines of everyday pop song lyricism to tell a sort of holistic story. It’s not a concept piece, but it’s a brooding and still joyful song cycle filled with philosophical rumination, effortless hooks, inspiring musicianship, and expansive arrangements. It’s an album perfectly suited of the current zeitgeist of unease and hope.


“The Wave” is an album about archetypes and about the everyday. There are illusions to the Great Flood, to Plato’s Cave, to Poe, to the hero’s quest so iconically defined by Joseph Campbell. There are recurring metaphors about the water, about the vastness of the ocean and the delicate balance between riding the wave and being pulled under. There is struggle, there is dread, there is hope, there is ultimately the knowledge only gained by a journey. It’s an album about attempting to gain acceptance with the flow of adulthood, life in the music business, the changing awareness that only time and maturity can hand to someone.

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Jocelyn & chris arndt


Devastatingly powerful vocals and retro-rock guitar, with lyrics that run the gamut from vulnerable to all-out venomous: siblings Jocelyn & Chris Arndt are creating a new generation of authentic album rock.


Backed by a killer band onstage, their recordings feature special guests including G. Love, Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis, Beau Sasser of Kung Fu, and legendary session players Alvin Moody, David Baron, and Ilya Toshinsky.


Their debut full-length “Edges” and follow-up live album “30,000 Miles” reached #14 and #8 respectively on the Relix Jambands Top 30, taking their first single “Shame” into the FMQB AAA Top 200.


Their sophomore full-length “Go” was released to radio April 10th. That week it was Billboard’s #5 Most Added Single to AAA Radio in the US. The album’s lead-off single “Footprints on the Moon” reached #64 on the FMQB AAA Top 100 after five weeks with airplay coast to coast. “Go” is currently in its second consecutive month #2 on The Jambands Top 30 Album Chart.


Together with their band, Jocelyn & Chris have logged performances across the country, including stops at The Sundance Film Festival, Mountain Jam Music Festival, SXSW, CMJ, The Viper Room and Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, Milwaukee Summerfest*, The Birchmere in Alexandria, and numerous other top venues and events. They’ve provided direct support for Vertical Horizon, Delta Rae, Little Feat, Marc Cohn, the Gin Blossoms, Rick Derringer, Denis DeYoung, Sunny Sweeney, Here Come the Mummies, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Pat McGee Band, and Shannon LaBrie.


In July, Jocelyn & Chris won the audience vote for “best band” on the emerging artist stage at Summerfest in Milwaukee.


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lost bayou ramblers

Lost Bayou Ramblers was formed in 1999 by brothers Andre and Louis Michot, performing the Roots Cajun Music they learned as members of Les Frères Michot, the family band their father and uncles formed in the 80's. The brothers quickly began playing clubs and festivals around Louisiana, and taking the traditional music they were raised with to new levels of rhythmic energy and spontaneity, producing the punk and psychedelic labels given to the band by reviews over the years.


In 2012, with 5 albums under their belt, including a Grammy Nomination for their 2007 release Live a La Blue Moon, the band released its most progressive and sonically experimental record to date; Mammoth Waltz. With the styling’s of producer Korey Richey (Arcade Fire, Givers) and the help of guest artist Gordon Gano, Scarlett Johansson and Dr. John, Mammoth Waltz was named #2 in the “Top 21Louisiana Albums of the 21st Century” by times picayune, and acted as an invitation for all musicc lovers to tune in to the hypnotic Cajun rhythms lost Bayou Ramblers have been known for since their inception in 1999.


Lost Bayou Ramblers’ contribution to the score of beast of the Southern Wild in 2012 brought them further international recognition, and continuing performances with wordless music orchestra and score composers Behn Zeiltin and Dan Romer.


2014 brought LBR the support slot on Arcade Fire’s Reflektor Tour, plus a live feature on World Café, and #1 on “David Dye’s Five Favorite Live Music Moments In and Out of the World Café Studio”, as well as the release of Gasa Gasa Live, Recorded at New Orleans’ Uptown Experimental Music Venue, one of 4 shows that day in the Crescent City.


After 15 years of touring, recording, and collaborating and an amazing line-up of Musicians including Korey Richey (Electric Bass), Johnny Campos (Electric Guitar) and Eric Heigle (Drums), the band has continually intergraded new sonic elements to its live performances, always experimenting and growing the show to what it’s become today, an eclectic mix of modern sounds and rhythms with ancient Cajun melodies and lyrics.  


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CENLA Brass Band 

CENLA Brass Band is the area's premier and exclusive brass band in the Central Louisiana. Based out of Alexandria Louisiana, the musicians that make up CENLA Brass Band come from different backgrounds which aids in the groups diversity, thus making it truly one of a kind. 


With this group's specialty of combining New Orleans' style jazz entertainment with a hint of funk, mixed with soul, a touch of rock, and adding in a little bit of everything else; the CENLA Brass Band has something for everyone.

They have electrified a variety of audiences from all over the state with exciting performances at festivals, casinos, galas, weddings, and parties. No matter the venue, the CENLA Brass Band will rock the house and keep you moving!

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