Mural artist Ania Amador turns fashion designer with her upcycled line, ShredIt Apparel, changing old or out of style clothing into one of a kind designs. Join us for ShredIt101 to learn this no-sew method of designing and shredding your own clothes! You will learn how to turn plain t-shirts into fashionable scarves, wrap skirts, and more! Whether you are a craftaholic or the least creative person on earth, this workshop is sure to inspire you and teach you how to turn something old into something new!
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Live painter and large scale mural artist Ania Amador will be joining forces with one of the most talented visionary artists on the scene today, Christopher Morphis. Together they will bring their passion for positivity, mediation, and conservation to life through a unique live painting collaboration.
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Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band’s distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends.
No matter what the venue, the energetic joy and catharsis of a Lotus show is infectious. The band slowly built a devoted fan base through steady touring and the crowds have grown at an increasing pace. This grassroots growth has made the band in high demand for festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Ultra, and Rothbury and earned the band sold out shows at the country’s premier theatres and clubs.
Lotus’s new self-titled album moves in a decidedly more electronic direction than their previous two releases – Hammerstrike (2008) and Oil on Glass/Feather on Wood (2009). Analog synthesizers, manipulated sounds, dub effects and heavy bass are complemented by horn and string arrangements in addition to Lotus’s standard guitar/bass/drums instrumentation. Grooves move from slinky funk and gritty half-time on the first half of the album to the beautiful and expansive closing track Orchids. While short pieces of vocals are used throughout, the only song to feature singing is The Surf. The track may be the closest thing to an indie-pop song the band has released, but the melodic guitar hooks and ecstatic synth parts are pure Lotus.
Similar to their music, the recording process for the album looked in multiple directions in order to achieve a distinct style. Using traditional recording methods to track live to analog tape and then editing and mixing using modern techniques created an expanded musical space filled with uniquely crafted sounds. The band road tested and tweaked these tracks for the better part of two years. The result is an album worthy of the self-titled status – the band’s singular sound and spirit runs through every track.
The information age has a sound. Revolutionary technology meets a revolutionary message in Papadosio. Melding progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica, and dance music with jam, the quintet has amassed a dedicated following of thousands of likeminded individuals sewing the seeds of unity and spreading the sounds of exultation. Singer-‐songwriter Anthony Thogmartin’s visionary lyrics, eclectic production, and signature guitar work are anchored by the rock solid battery of drummer Mike Healy and bassist Rob McConnell. The quintet is rounded out by brothers Billy and Sam Brouse, whose virtuosic two-‐headed keyboard, synth, and programming attack give the band its unmistakable complexity and intensity.
Born in the burgeoning, artistic city of Athens, OH, the quintet now calls another creative community, Asheville, NC its home. Little time is spent nestled up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, though, as Papadosio spends much of the year on the road, crisscrossing the United States ceaselessly. In addition to headlining shows in every region of the country, their high-‐energy, technologically perplexing, and utterly engaging stage show has made the five-‐piece a staple on the festival circuit, with scene-‐stealing sets at Summer Camp, Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Bear Creek, and their own annual event, Rootwire, an inspirational confluence of music, art, science, and spirituality. With more than 100 performances a year, the band remains prolific by passing the endless miles between cities composing new material.
The culmination of all that writing on the road is TETIOS. The follow-‐up to 2009’s critically acclaimed Observations finally arrived in the fall of 2012. To End the Illusion of Separation is a sprawling double album, signaling not only an evolution of the band’s sound, but a paradigm shift on a far greater scale. The album is a call for people of all stripes to reject artificial barriers of wealth, class, and creed and come together under the flag of humanity. Themes of conservation, tolerance, and mind-‐expansion delicately weave their way around tribal rhythms, psychedelic excursions, and soaring melodies. The fusion of the earthly, the organic, with technological innovations and progressive sonic structure plants Papadosio’s roots firmly in the past and present with an eye turned towards the horizon.
Conspirator is Disco Biscuits’ staples Marc Brownstein, Aron Magner, guitarist Chris Michetti of RAQ, and KJ Sawka of Pendulum. Coming off playing an amazing summer of festivals including Bonnaroo, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Ultra, Nocturnal, Starscape, Gathering of the Vibes, All Good, Catskill Chill, Mountain Jam, Gnarnia, CounterPoint & more- the party continues. Conspirator is currently on a national tour playing the best venues throughout the country.
ZOOGMA has recently announced an extensive Fall Tour in support of their much-anticipated second full length LP, “Anthems 4 Androids,” out on August 14th. The Dirty South electro rockers have closed the gap in heavy hitting dance beats and electronic rock, yielding a genre-defying album that explores new depths in the ever-evolving Electronic Music Scene.
ZOOGMA has set their horizons to be endless with“Anthems 4 Anroids” exhibiting the band’s tightness and musical talents, while displaying elements of EDM, hip-hop, jazz, drum & bass, and progressive rock that will intrigue music enthusiasts of any kind.
Over the past 3 years of constant touring, playing over 400 shows, ZOOGMA has become a staple in the Electronic Rock scene, with highlights at Camp Bisco, Global Dance – Red Rocks, CounterPoint Music Festival, NorthCoast Music Festival, The Hangout Music Festival, Wakarusa Music Festival, Aura Music Festival, and over hundreds of club shows spanning coast-to-coast.
The Werks have quickly emerged as a national jamband powerhouse. As a result of their eclectic individual influences, The Werks produce a dance party that can be appreciated by a majority of musical tastes. Fusing the psychedelic shredding guitar and screaming organ of jam and classic rock with funk slap bass, synthesizers, and modern dance beats, The Werks are redefining the term “Jam Band” with the ability to cross genres from Psychedelic Rock to Funk to Electronica. Their unique style of performing is affected and manipulated by the energy of the audience, guaranteeing that each show will be different and memorable.
The success is largely credited to the hard work of their street team as well as to the dedication of the band, their fans and a unique performance.
The Werks have just released a 4th Album, The Werks (Self-Titled), to go along with “Dig It” (2007), “Synapse” (2009) and “The Werks Live at The Werk Out Music Festival” (2010). The band regularly tours the US and holds their annual music festival, entitled “The Werk Out Music and Arts Festival”, each September.
The formation of The Revivalists was all about chance, but everything since then has been a combination of hard work, awesome music, and friendship. The septet has been playing nonstop since 2007, crafting a genre-hopping sound that rounds out traditional rock instrumentation with horns and pedal steel guitar and mixes the divergent backgrounds of its individual members with the humid, funky undercurrents of the band’s New Orleans home. The result is like English spoken with an exotic accent: familiar, yet difficult to pin down.
Religion aside, a revival is all about the tangible electricity that can only be created when enough like minds are crammed under a single roof for a singular purpose. It’s a spiritual spectacle, a carnival of the divine, a whole greater than the sum of its parts. The same could be said for The Revivalists’ searing live performances. The band has a knack for bringing music to life on a stage, and they have tuned their talents to Swiss-watch precision over years of relentless touring. Their bombastic showmanship is the outgrowth of a desire to connect with audiences on a personal level, and that intimate connection is what elevates their shows above simple entertainment.
True to their name, The Revivalists lean more heavily on the older styles and warmer sounds of the golden age of rock ‘n roll, but the band isn’t afraid to dabble in electronics and sleight-of-studio when it’s right for the song. The group tends not to bother with questions like “does this sound like us?” or “does this fit with our other stuff?”, instead allowing songs to define themselves and take shape organically, each on its own terms. Is this a dark, heavy rock manifesto driven by a steel guitar line that borders on electronica, or is it an airy, acoustic story about star-crossed lovers, rich in vocal harmony and sparsely arranged until the coda? This one’s funky, that one’s sweet, this one’s heavy…
Since forming in the fall of 2000, Particle has enjoyed a successful ride that has taken them to eight countries for over 850 shows including Europe and Japan. After a whimsical San Francisco boat cruise, a musical bond was surged that was would take core Particle members Eric Gould, Steve Molitz, and Darren Pujalet on a sonic adventure that’s strong to this day. Particle forged their signature sound playing late night parties and high profile festivals across the country including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, Coachella, and New Orleans Jazzfest to name a few.
The Heavy Pets are an American rock band that blends rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll. Called “a living, breathing, force of nature” by Relix Magazine, the Pets are known for their soulful songcraft and powerhouse live performances. Riding high on the success of their most recent studio effort, Two Horses, look out for The Heavy Pets as they continue to hit the road hard.
“Nice big balls.” – Dennis Cook, Jambase
The group became an instant Sirius radio sensation in 2007 with the release of their double-disc debut album, Whale, driven by hit tracks “Operation of Flight” and “Sleep.” First embraced by the jam scene for their raw talent, their crossover sound that is showcased on their self-titled album, also dubbed a “Top 10 Album of 2010” by The Huffington Post, propelled them into the periphery of mainstream music. Returning to their acoustic roots on Swim Out Past the Sun (2011), THP’s guitar duo set aside their electric axes for a more organic approach. The Heavy Pets followed up those polished efforts by releasing the Everywhere Sessions: Volume 1 EP, recorded live in the studio with accompanying videos of the three songs “Chew,” “Help Me Help You” and “The Day the Sun Forgot to Rise.”
Major festival darlings, THP have taken the stage at Bonnaroo, Jam Cruise, High Sierra, Gathering of the Vibes, All Good, Wakarusa, Mountain Jam, Langerado, Bear Creek, Summer Camp, Catskill Chill, AURA and their namesake PetZoo.
Chicago’s electronic rock stalwarts Future Rock continue to pound out pulsating beats with the verocity of a 70′s era rock band. Outside of hometown Chicago, they may be best known for high profile and excellent remixes of Daft Punk, Neon Indian, Black Moth Super Rainbow and DFA 1979. Back home they are justly celebrated for legendary performances such as their set at Wicker Park Fest that turned the entire neighborhood into a vast and energized dance floor, forcing even the palest and most resolutely hard-to-impress hipsters to call up their inner dance masters. Live performances combine loops, samples and Mickey Kellerman’s keyboards with Darren Heitz’s drums plus Felix Moreno’s Larry Graham-style bass slapping to create an enormously powerful groove. Their light show is as good as their music, and their set have been known to inspire dance frenzies.
For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy. The 34-year old artist takes the next step forward in this evolution with his latest album, TigerFace, on which he paints his songs in a myriad of sonic colors, shimmering with acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards. The tunes themselves seemingly conceptualized from every wisp of melody, hook and cadence that’s ever tickled his ear.
Recorded and mixed by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Fiona Apple) and Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family), TigerFace features a stellar cast of musicians recruited to help capture his ideas, including drummers Matt Chamberlain (Bill Frisell, Pearl Jam), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassists Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) and Mike Gordon (Phish), violinist Ali Helnwein (Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness). For the first time, Benevento presents vocals, inviting Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket) to sing on the infectious dance rock rave-up “Limbs Of A Pine” and the pastoral psych rock meditation “This Is How It Goes.” Other standouts include the angelic Arcade Fire meets The Flaming Lips anthem “Eagle Rock,” the soaring garage psychedelia of “Going West,” the piano riff rock jaunt “Escape Horse,” and the happily lilting “Fireworks.”
As anybody who’s seen Benevento perform live can attest, the pianist is a satellite to the muse with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys. Indeed, TigerFace, is the commitment to this pursuit; a record that rides the yes wave and in the process becomes a soundtrack for fellow travelers with their eyes set on the horizon.
We released our debut Record “Urn” on royal potato family in september of 2012. We have been living in a van and have toured with Fishbone, Umphery’s MCGee and Marco Benevento. Mike has been destroying percussion and touring since 1989. This band Features the powerful Carly Meyers.
Through discipline, practice & study KUNG FU has sought excellence in the art of improvised dance music. Schooled by the masters, The Headhunters, Weather Report, Mahavishnu Orchestra and Frank Zappa, the quintet of masterfully seasoned musicians blends electro-jazz-funk with an EDM informed danceability at the highest level of skill & inspiration nightly. The resulting “NU-SION” is “captivating”, “explosive”, “jaw-dropping” and “musically mesmerizing. Prepare yourselves for a devastating, LETHAL FUNK to be rained down on you by a BAD-ASS BLACK-BELT BACKBEAT. For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple: ENTER THE DRAGON!
Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri (guitar), Robert Somerville (tenor sax), Todd Stoops (keyboards), Chris DeAngelis (bass guitar), and Adrian Tramontano (drums/percussion).
Boston has long been renowned for its fertile music scene that has sprouted world-class musicians within its musically diverse landscape. One of the most promising seeds to germinate out of the area is Dopapod. Bringing together players from each time zone in the US, the quartet has been thumping up from basement parties all over the Northeast, to bumping the sound systems of major venues all across the east coast. At face value, their sound can be described as a funktronic dance party, but if you dive in a little deeper it’s easy to uncover the unique genre-bending blend of funk, jazz, trance, soul, afro-beat, and prog rock.
In the course of only three years, Dopapod has already put the bug in music fan’s ears from the top of Vermont down to the tip of the Florida Keys. Covering all that ground has seen the young, but very seasoned group return to areas all over the east coast and landed them spots at numerous festivals including Camp Bisco, Mountain Jam, StrangeCreek, The Big Up, The Getdown, and The Big Up. Their electric live showcase has been conjuring up a fast growing, loyal fan base, and seen them share bills with artists like Lotus, Sam Kininger (Soulive, Lettuce), Brothers Past, Biodiesel, and Dave Grippo (Trey Anastasio).
Their debut album, Radar, explores the vast spectrum of Dopapod’s sound and features guest appearances by Timo Shanko (G-Love and Special Sauce), Dana Colley (Morphine), and Mr. Rourke (Club D’elf). Performer Magazine has dubbed their first offering as “setting the bar respectfully high”. As Dopapod rounds out the year with a Fall east coast tour, 2011 is shaping up to be very promising and productive. The band plans to hit the studio to record and release their sophomore effort, and more tours are in the works and sure to keep things exciting.
Superhuman Happiness was founded in 2008 to seek joy and love through shared rhythm and melody, composed and improvised. Their mission is to pursue a happiness greater than that experienced by an individual mind.
They have two CDs out: Fall Down Seven Times Stand Up Eight (2009), The Physical EP (2011) and 4 7″/45rpm records Human Happiness (split with CSC Funk Band), GMYL/Hounds, Needles and Pins/Oh, Tatiana, and Gravity/String Theory feat. Sahr Ngaujah. The band can also be heard on Red Hot and Rio 2, in a collaboration with Cults on the track Um Canto de Afoxe para o Bloco do Ile, as well as in the soundtrack to the documentary How To Survive a Plague. Five official videos have been completed Mr Mystery (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2009), GMYL, (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2010), Market (dir by Pamela Karp)HOUNDS (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2011), Needles and Pins (dir by Tatiana McCabe 2011).
Performing highlights include two consecutive summers at the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, tours supporting friends Rubblebucket, and numerous late nights at the legendary Zebulon in Brooklyn.
The group is currently mixing their second full length record, collaboratively composed over the course of a year using various theater/music games to develop a potent and fresh style of performing music.
Listen to COPE (either “live” or recorded), and you will hear an audial smorgasbord of influences and styles. Rock passages blend seamlessly with reggae, roots rock, and soaring vocal harmonies to provide a smooth swagger that makes the ladies dance, and the lads bob their heads. Dennis Stadelman offers his chops on vocals, guitar, and banjo, while his brother Kenny shares vocal responsibilities and lays down his delicious grooves on bass guitar. Brad Elliot (drums) and Juan Montero (keys / saxophone) add their own flourishes and musical pedigrees to the mixture. The result is a pleasing combination that hearkens back to the days of yore, while also hinting at the promise of the future. COPE offers an excellent blend of melody and harmony, aggressive runs on guitar, powerhouse drumming, and scintillating horn and keys. Unlike other bands in the genre, who linger in incessant, loping jams, COPE originals are tightly-arranged, well-composed numbers that show an appreciation for song craft, both from a lyrical and musical perspective.
Hailing from the Crescent City, Earphunk has emerged as one of the premier jam acts in the Southeast. The prog-funk quintet has been steadily building a rabid fan base across the United States with their brand of high-energy funk, inspired improvisation, and dynamic stage production. Earphunk has performed in more than 140 cities over the past year, including performances at Wakarusa Music Festival and Bear Creek Music Festival, as well as sharing the stage with Lettuce, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, the Greyboy Allstars, Galactic, Big Gigantic, Juno What?!, the New Mastersounds, Particle, Toubab Krewe, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Zoogma, and Perpetual Groove.
Twiddle, a Vermont based quartet, spins tall tales over an intricate soundscape of hi-def shred. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up jazz, classical, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk. Obliterating laws of improvisation, their complex arrangements never fail to leave crowds lusting for more. With sage songwriting and unmatched variety, Twiddle’s thrilling infancy will surely exceed all expectation.
Now touring to support their innovative, fan-funded record Die Digital, Jimkata has been a mainstay of the Northeast for years. Recent traction stemming from the rise of electronic dance music (EDM) has afforded them the opportunity to continue expanding their signature brand of song-oriented electro-rock. Analog synthesizers and heavy bass notes fill the electronic role, while big guitars create space for shredding within the structure of pure indie rock. Over the years they have consistently backed up their reputation for creating high-energy dance parties at such music festivals as Summer Camp, Camp Bisco, and Mountain Jam alongside such diverse acts as Primus, LCD Soundsystem, Pretty Lights & The Roots. For Jimkata fans, however, the show doesn’t end when the lights come up. Jimkata’s relevant, quotable lyrics create music not just for the fleeting moments, but for the lifestyle of an entire generation.
Stokeswood is an incredibly unique, Atlanta based, Low-Endie Rock band with infectious energy, unpredictable live performances, and a fierce electronic edge. They coined the phrase “Low-Endie” rock to describe their layered mixture of pumping synths, powerful vocals, and irresistible dance vibe.
If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 6 to 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career. Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, giving you a “once in a lifetime” experience. Prepare yourself for a rockin’, funkin’, danceable celebration of the new-wave art punk you loved from the 80′s !!!
The Resolvers is a reggae outfit from southeast United States (Deerfield Beach, FL) that plays a new style they coined “Big Band Reggae.” As the name implies, the new sound draws influences from classic Jamaican Reggae, Rocksteady, and Ska along with New Orleans Jazz, Funk, and Soul. Their live show has been described as explosive with up to 10 musicians on stage, 5 singers, a full horn section, and a powerful male/female lead roles.
The band’s one official release, an EP entitled H’amsa, debuted in 2008 prior to the addition of a horn section. Since the H’amsa, The Resolvers’ sound has evolved and expanded to their signature “Big Band Reggae” sound. The band is currently working on a new release to begin officially introducing some their “underground hits” such as Go With It, Itchy Mind, Time For A change, Special Delivery, & Out Of My Frame.
The Resolvers have shared the stage some of the biggest artists in reggae, including The Wailers, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Damian Marley, Kymani Marley, Inner Circle, English Beat, Yellowman, Matisyahu, Lee “Scratch” Perry, & Mishka, while performing as featured artists in numerous major international festivals such as Marley Fest, Jamaican Jazz & Blues Fest, Sun Fest, Aura Music & Arts Fest, Dub Fest and more.
Funk, Rock, Electronic ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have ‘The Flock’ growing and coming back for more. With no end in sight, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is here to bring the party with their danceable electro-funk grooves and infectious ability to bring positive energy to any environment.
2012 has been an exciting year for Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, with two very successful weekly residencies at The 8×10 in Baltimore, along with many high profile festival spots including Catskill Chill, The Werk Out, Camp Barefoot, A Bear’s Picnic and Grateful Fest. They have also shared the stage with many artists including Papadosio, The Werks, Ludacris (seriously), The Bridge, The Heavy Pets, That 1 Guy, The Pimps of Joytime, Zoogma, Jimkata and The Motet.
Playing over 100 shows a year, Pigeons continue to expand people’s minds (musically…), playing a unique, energy-packed set at every show. Whether it be at a major festival or in your basement, Pigeons will show you a good time.
Born simultaneously in the deep jungles of Tallahassee, Florida (adjacent to Borneo), the original pimpstrap forged a shakey relationship with a local tribe of Seminole Indians. Pimpstrap worked out a deal where they would perform for the tribe in exchange for their lives. During performances, it was not uncommon for the ‘Noles to ingest herbal concoctions and dance, dance, dance. After barely escaping with their lives, the remaining Pimpstrap’s moved to Brooklyn, New York, where they currently live and play.
Spontaneous Underground is a keyboard trio with deep roots in Philly jazz and a common musical history dating back almost 20 years. The band draws equally from free improvisation, 70′s funk and deep house; and they are known for their raw, high-energy performances ranging from jazz standards to cosmic dance throwdowns. Freedom is the defining principle, and every show is a unique and memorable musical event. The group consists of James Dunstan [JD3, Damn Right!], Tony D’Amato [The Heavy Pets, Special Delivery] and Jamie Newitt [The Heavy Pets].
Dabbling with and melting into their instruments, Sounds of Isha creates an eclectic fusion of tones and rhythms that are at once progressive and ancient, echoing the wise traditions of the world. Traversing effortlessly and seamlessly across boundaries and cultures, Sounds of Isha delivers a potent and intoxicating ethereal concoction, transporting the listener into subtler states of being – becoming the basis for inner exploration.The group members are full-time volunteers at the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences, a retreat center for classical yoga and meditation, situated on Tennessee’s spectacular Cumberland Plateau.
Bridget Adams is an artist based out of Savannah, Georgia. She draws inspiration from animal medicine and earthly ritual. The themes in her art deal with mankind’s connection to the natural world and the creatures that reside there. Using rhythmic patterns and harmonious color schemes, Bridget blends ancient cultural motifs with neo-tribalism to bring about the realization that all creatures are connected and mankind has much to learn from the wisdom of wild animals
ODENEDO is a contemporary visual artist whose style encompasses a variety of subject matter and themes, self-described as “Abstractadelicaturistic”. Along with consistent dedication early on, to long hours spent in the studio he has become quite passionate about painting during live music performances, fueled by a lifelong obsession with rhythm. With well over a decades worth of festival appearances from east coast to west coast and many painting adventures in between and overseas, he remains continually grateful to be able to share his love of art and music with the world, one canvas at a time.
Jeff has worked in the music industry on and off for over 30 years. In 1996 he started doing gig posters. Later he and his partner, Judy Gex, opened Drowning Creek Studio outside Athens, Ga. Drowning Creek made it’s mark on the scene and was featured in many rock poster books, art shows and won several awards.
In 2012 Jeff started Zen Mystic Studio to enter into the transformational art movement and study oil painting. While still continuing to do work for the music industry, he has shifted a larger portion of his studio time to focus on fine art painting, art prints and more charitable work. He also now manifests live art at events and concerts along with a cadre of other live painters.
In August 2013 Jeff and a group of artists, promoters and other visionaries started the New Earth Art Church in Athens, Ga. The Church is a meeting place of like-minded people in the local visionary community focused on teaching art techniques, sustainable living, yoga and other mindfulness practices.
Jeff presently resides in outside Athens, Georgia and maintains the original Drowning Creek Studio space and farm in Commerce, Ga. He can often be found wandering around the globe living in the present moment in search of new experiences and enjoying life.
Past and Present Clients:
The Allman Brothers Band
Cloud 9 Productions
Tedeschi Trucks Band
String Cheese Incident
Gathering of The Vibes
Teachers and Painting Lineage:
Allex and Allyson Grey
“New and innovative technologies are taking the forefront as a vessel for a grander spectrum of artistic expression. I like to use technology as my tool for my creation, but the mixed media artwork I create blends both traditional and digital. I find solitude in working with more than one medium; this allows for a dynamic flow when creating a piece of art. I grew up in the forest filling my imagination with nature, science fiction, metaphysics, and meditation which helped pave the way for my artistic style. My artwork is always transforming and growing to towards infinite possibilities.” – Olivia Curry
Hand Krafted Productions basic mission is to have a place for struggling artist to let there talents be known to the world. No matter if it’s music production or visual art, diversity only makes artist stronger and better understood.This platform is intended to help artist survive off their natural talents.As an artist think of this page as a ladder, Your skill continues to grow (or go up) no matter what you do…. as long as you do…. But when we detour from our comfort zone, it opens another set of eyes to alternate routes to achieve a certain look, texture, emotion or feeling in art. If you just love art please tell a friend and feel free to contact us regarding custom work, live painting or just to say hello. My saying is GIVE LOVE=GET LOVE AND I LIVE BY THAT EVERY DAY.
What I’m interested in is expressing the human condition in an objective way that allows the viewer to pull from it, his/her own personal emotions. I hope to achieve this by utilizing surrealistic imagery and combining characters that create intense juxtapositions. I don’t plan out my paintings or do sketches before hand, I let the pieces evolve as I go. I like there to be communication between the artist and viewer, both expressing our thoughts and emotions about the art in hopes that we will both better understand what we are seeing.
Bonnie’s art celebrates the complexities in the world around us, embracing the grey areas amongst all of the black and white. Drawing inspiration from graffiti, naturally occurring pattern, shape, and color, classical painting, dreamscapes, and the female form, she feels her work is derived from her subconscious, visions even she is still unaware of until they take shape on canvas. She rarely has patience to sketch or plan her work, and even with some strategy, it’s all a mystery unfolding at the tip of her paintbrush. By the time she feels she has listened to the canvas, and the image is complete, then she realizes the story she’s been asked to tell. Bonnie allows herself to simply be a tool for channeling the message of the Spirit present within all of us.
I am an artist from Alexandria, VA, currently living and working in Savannah, GA, where I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in painting. When i’m not painting i spend my time creating fun wearable art in the form of clothing and accessories and doing live painting and body painting for concerts and festivals. My aim is to spread love and joy through my art and craft.
BEAN SPENCE IS FROM TAMPA, FLORIDA AND HAS BEEN CREATING ART SINCE HIS EARLY TEENS. HE STARTED OUT MAKING MASKS WITH WIRE MESH AND STUCCO. ALTHOUGH HE STILL MAKES THESE MASKS, HIS ART HAS BRANCHED OUT IN ALL DIRECTIONS. BEAN NOW WORKS WITH A VARIETY OF MEDIUMS AND IS ALWAYS LOOKING TO TRY NEW TECHNIQUES TO CREATE ART. CURRENTLY HE IS WORKING ON 3-D AND BLACK LIGHT PAINTINGS. BEAN IS ALSO INTERESTED IN HELPING THE ENVIROMENT AND ALWAYS USES RECYCLED MATERIALS TO CREATE HIS ART. HE IS AN AVID MUSIC FAN AND OVER THE PAST 12 YEARS HAS BEEN ABLE TO COMBINE HIS LOVE OF ART AND MUSIC BY DISPLAYING HIS WORK AT A VARIETY OF MUSIC FESTIVALS ACROSS THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
I am a practicing conceptual artist based out of South Florida. The physical direction of my artwork is generally site specific sculpture/installations and oil painting. My current focus in sculpture is based on monotony and the stacking of objects. My painting focuses on nature and mild abstraction.
While your favorite bands play, Chris Morphis will create a painting from start to finish, capturing the energy of the crowd, the band, the venue, and the moment in a unique physical manifestation of your experience. Every person in attendance helps to create the piece and while it stands alone as a beautiful work of art, it is the memory of the experience you will remember every time you look at it.
In the past year I have come to realize that I enjoy making pictures, void of color, in front of people, while loud music plays. This borderline sensory overload is a attempt to seduce the viewer into an appreciation for my projections of my imagination. These manifestations of my creative endeavors have led to reactions ranging from bewilderment and surprise, to disgust and disappointment, but most of all: confusion.
Allison Azura has had the opportunity to paint live alongside of incredible acts such as Thievery Corporation, Primus, My Morning Jacket, STS9, Brothers Past, Octopus Nebula, The Malah, Silo Effect, Fresh2Death, and many more. She’s been fortunate enough to appear on the live art teams for festivals such as Wakarusa, Rootwire, Aura, Purple Hatters Ball, and will be appearing next at Gnarnia. Appearing under the name Azura, her imaginary starchild alter-ego spiraled right out from the Alliewaygalaxy, you’ll be likely to see her around the music circuit, peddling posters of childlike wildlife for your favorite festivals
My art is a vessel to this world between worlds. It is not a portrayal, but rather a vehicle allowing one to experience the escape of this reality, harness their inner spirits and morph into one persona after another. The subject matter invokes certain characteristics, allowing the viewer to read the meta-data encoded within the electric designs and better understand the mysteries that lie beyond normal perception. The more that one travels through this arcane knowledge, the more the ego is dissolved. The lesser the ego the greater the connection to the zeitgeist of the collective consciousness. Once we can traverse the shadows of the ethereal realms we can recreate ourselves into new manifestations, and walk again in the light.
Christian’s creative endeavors fall in two paths that constantly overlap. As a fine artist, Christian puts a futuristic tribal spin on the classic divine feminine icon, mixing bold line work, graphic patterns and color schemes, with soft supple feminine forms. He creates tomorrows artifacts. His other passion is SNRGdsgn, a design company that satisfies his more concept driven side. While his preferred medium is both screen printed posters and apparel, you will find his work representing bands and festivals in print and digital forms across the U.S. and beyond.
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Bear Creek Music & Art Festival has announced a Benefit on Wednesday, November 13th featuring The New Mastersounds, The Revivalists, Toubab Krewe, ArtOfficial and Freddy’s Finest, prior to the festival kick off the following day. Taking place at Bear Creek’s home, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL, the event will celebrate the life of Shelley, the wife of longtime SOSMP production manager Michael Allegretto. Shelley passed away tragically earlier this spring, leaving behind Michael and their two children. The family faces many challenges ahead and the Bear Creek team is determined to do what they can to help this family move forward as stress free as possible. The $25 ticket includes camping, taxes, and all fees, and all proceeds will go to the Michael A Family Fund. If you cannot attend but would like to contribute there is a Virtual Ticket for $25 or you can choose the amount you’d like to donate.
Tickets for Bear Creek and the Benefit are available at www.BearCreekMusicFestival.com. To get on the cabin wait list, call SOSMP at 386.364.1683.
Bear Creek Music & Art Festival 2013 Artist Line Up: The Roots • Bootsy Collins and the Funk Unity Band • Galactic x2 • Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe x2 • Lettuce x2 • Bonobo Live Band • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk x2 • The New Mastersounds x2 • Antibalas • Lee Fields & The Expressions • Zach Deputy x2 • Toubab Krewe x2 • George Porter Jr’s Runnin Pardners • The Motet x 2 • Jennifer Hartswick Band x2 • Mike Dillon Band • Pimps of Joytime x2 • Robert Walter’s 20th Congress x2 • Bernie Worrell Orchestra • Roosevelt Collier Band • The Revivalists • Kung Fu x2 • The Werks • The Malah x2 • Space Capone x2 • The Nth Power • Flow Tribe • Dopapod • The Legendary JC’s • Ron Haynes Game Changers x2 • Brownout x2 • Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes x2 • Jaime McLean Band • The Monophonics • Ghost Owl • Greenhouse Lounge • Cope • Chris McCarty & the Underground Movement • The Resolvers • Profit • Suenalo • Lucky Costello • SOUNDUO
Artists at Large: Oteil Burbridge • Karl Denson • George Porter Jr. • Pee Wee Ellis Skerik • Mike Dillon • Roosevelt Collier • Jennifer Hartswick • Natalie Cressman • Dave Watts • Joey Porter • Jans Ingber • Clay Watson • Ron Haynes
- See more at: http://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/bear-creek-announces-benefit-wednesday-november-13th#sthash.UQ1Dqx9f.dpuf
Since its humble beginnings in Brooksville, FL, AURA has become one of the premiere multi-day boutique music events in the Southeast US, attracting fans from around the country. Now comfortably at home at the famed SOSMP, AURA comes to life in the midst of 800 acres of Spanish moss-draped oak and cypress trees along the Suwannee River and utilizes one of the most beautiful natural amphitheaters in the country only made more awe-inspiring by AURA’s attention to sound and lighting production. As always, AURA 5 will feature live painters, an interactive arts village, craft and food vendors, yoga & meditation, and inspiring transformational workshops.
Lotus x2 * Papadosio x2 * Conspirator * Zoogma * The Werks x2 * Marco Benevento * Mike Dillon Band * Kung Fu x2 * Dopapod x2 * The Heavy Pets * Superhuman Happiness * Start Making Sense: A Tribute to The Talking Heads * COPE * Juno What?! * Twiddle * Jimkata * Brock Butler * The Resolvers * Pigeons Playing Ping Pong * Polyester Pimpstrap
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