Notes:STAMPS brings brash honesty and personal stories to topnotch musical craftsmanship, writing their own songs, performing their own instruments, and defining a style that is, appropriately, all their own.
Notes:When you see the stage set up; piano, bass and drums, you would never guess what a full, funky and fantastic sound is about to be produced by just these three.
Saffell is a dynamic, original trio with singer/songwriter Saffell Sproul on
keys/lead vocals, and Bill O’Donnell on drums, and Aidan Smith on bass, sitting in for a couple months this Summer.
The band resides in California’s North Bay and is quickly building a loyal fan base.
These original songs sound fresh, brand new and yet timeless at the same time. Saffell’s vocals have a wonderfully unique tone, recognizable and inviting.
Saffell’s attack on the piano is both funky and graceful bringing as much rhythm as it does melody. These songs defy easy classification while pulling from blues, funk, pop, and rock.
All of this is enhanced even further by an amazing rhythm section that brings it all home. The playing in both the drums and the bass are great examples of musicians playing exactly what is needed with excellent chops and effortless style.
They all work together for the song, each instrument making room for the other,
yet still filling out there place perfectly in the overall groove.
The result of these three players coming together is a rich, satisfying musical experience you wont soon forget.
Notes:Small Souls is an alt-country band with three-part harmonies and mostly acoustic instrumentation (acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, pedal steel), often compared to the Avett Brothers, Neko Case, and Wilco.
Notes:Geist & the Sacred Ensemble forge a doom-inflected folk ritualism; dirges tinged with Eastern psychedelia and meandering meditative trances. Frontman Michael Sauder sings with a deep and slow delivery, further heightening the groups mystic aspirations and heady sonics. At their greatest, Geist & the Sacred Ensemble’s tunes exist as an ever-changing pilgrimage; transforming their abstract drifts into apocalyptic folk hymns or private confessionals. In addition to acoustic and electric guitars, bass and percussion kits. They use gongs, gamelans, banjo and tools like power drills, hammers and chains to add texture.