PERFORMERS

 

Angelika Schafer

Angelika Schafer

Angelika sings ancient Sanskrit healing Mantras and her own original songs in English, German, Sanskrit and other languages, accompanied by a 25 string Tamboura/Monochord, she built herself and a guitar. Her music is about sharing love, celebration, comfort and wisdom. Many listeners comment on the soothing qualities of Angelika’s voice and music.

Earth Healing Solstice Celebration Video

 

Beyond Yesterday

Beyond Yesterday

BEYOND YESTERDAY (Grass Valley, CA)

Brandon Dannals, guitar/vocal
My name is Brandon Dannals and I have been a solo guitarist singer/performer/entertainer for 10 years and counting! I also band together with my group Beyond Yesterday echoing the conscious vibrant energy Nevada County reflects by singing oldies, folk-rock, rock n' roll, songs in Spanish and a touch of early Hawaiian. In the past I have shared the stage with Michael Dimartino in our "Human Jukebox Experience" duo for numerous benefits. I have been an engaging interpreter naturalist who has volunteered with South Yuba River Citizens League, taking youth on ecology trips as well. The objective was to let them take the reins as they increase their knowledge of flora, fauna and natural studies around this area.

Gregg Lien: guitar/vocals
Gregg came of age during the golden era of the San Francisco music scene, at that time doing keyboards, guitar and vocals. He’s maintained his love for our musical heritage when there was an organic fresh expression of joy, love and cultural transformation, and has a passion for keeping the human spirit elevated and evolving. His day job is as an environmental attorney. He was a participant in the first Presidential Summit on the Environment, has been interviewed on NPR, and is currently fighting to raise awareness of the hazards of microwave radiation.

Jason Fordney: percussion
Jason is an east coast transplant to Northern California, where he moved in 2017 after several decades playing in rock bands in the Washington, D.C. area. Over the years he has honed his craft of playing drum set and percussion, including tours up and down the east coast to performs at well-known clubs such as the Bayou in D.C., CBGBs in New York City and the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia. He is versed in classic rock, jazz, jazz-rock and Latin rhythms and has gained recognition for distinctive, high-energy and precise drum parts for both cover songs and originals. A writer/editor and photographer by trade, he also enjoys mountain bikes, dirt bikes and trying to keep up with his 7-year old daughter.

 

Kr3ture

Kr3ture

KR3TURE is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, & ecologist based in Santa Cruz, CA. NEW ALBUM at https://westwood.fanlink.to/onthebrink His music is an eclectic mix of genres that inspires joy and movement in all creatures, big and small.

 

Dirtwire

Dirtwire

Dirtwire stands poised between ancient Mother Earth and modern technology, a blend of ethnomusicology and the psychedelic trance state, gut-bucket delta blues and what the band variously dubs “back-porch space cowboy blues, swamptronica, and electro-twang.” It’s a sound informed by Dirtwire’s travels and performances around the globe, where East meets West and North joins South. From the favelas in Brazil, Femi Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos, Tokyo’s bluegrass clubs, Ayahuasca ceremonies in Central America, Gamelan performances in Bali, desert festivals in the Australian Outback, and the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s modernized new capital Astana, the band spreads its message by building bridges across musical cultures in their own unique way. Dirtwire plays an array of instruments both ancient and modern, including West African kamale ngonis, jaw harps, space fiddles, whamola basses, Rickenbacher electric 12 string guitars, bowed Banjos and mouth harps from around the globe, all interwoven into modern laptop beat creation. Hailing from the underground west coast electronic bass music scene Dirtwire finds itself at the forefront of experimental electronic music production mixing in their wide array of world instruments with sampled beats and 808’s. Dirtwire’s live shows are a communal psychedelic journey, which have been channeled into their latest full-length effort, Electric River.

At the heart of the Dirtwire experience is their live show. “In our live show we try to explore the seamless interaction between live instrumentation and computer production, where the laptop is just another member of the band.” says Mark. With wide-brimmed spaghetti western hats and all-black Johnny Cash attire giving them a distinct mojo, Dirtwire are a riveting visual, as well as audio spectacle. All three members were raised on islands, David grew up a Phishhead and jazz guitarist on Grand Isle on Lake Champlain near Burlington, Vermont, while Evan comes from Orcas Island in Washington state across the border from British Columbia and Mark’s childhood home was Bainbridge Island across from Seattle.

The group is passionate about supporting the One Mic project alongside LEAF, a non-profit based in Asheville, NC. One Mic initiates collaborations with musicians from all over the world, with the goal of building micro-studios and donating new recording technology to underserved communities around the world. Dirtwire is also committed to standing in solidarity with indigineous peoples and encouraging a natural relationship to living in harmony with the Earth.

 

Drumspyder

Drumspydera

For over a decade, Scott Sterling has been weaving rhythm, melody, and line as Drumspyder, exploring the Heathen and Celtic old ways in vital contemporary expressions. He brings a deep love of rhythm to his distinctive style of percussion-driven dance music. An expert percussionist specializing in tamborines and framedrums, he weaves together intricate hand percussion and bass-heavy production into finely sculpted grooves, equally inspirational to the dancefloor and the on-stage performer. Drawing inspiration from the Folk, Medieval, and Renaissance music of the British Islands and Europe, his music is a unique alchemy of musical traditions, energetic tribal rhythms, and pagan atmosphere.

 

Earth Circle Drum

Drumspydera

 

 

Govinda

Govinda

Govinda is the alter-ego of Austin based producer/composer Shane Madden. He began studying violin and composition at the age of eight and went on to study classical violin at the University of Texas where he fell in love with electronic music production. It was in Madden’s pursuit of his Middle-Eastern and Spanish roots that he opened his ears to music from around the world. From experiences learning violin with mysterious masters on his journeys across the globe and his passion for modern design and technology, the current sound of Govinda was born.

Govinda has played with Thievery Corporation, Tipper, Bassnectar, Shpongle, Cheb I Sabbah, STS9 and many more and been featured on over 25 compilations such as Buddha Bar II, Asian Travels II, and Nirvana Lounge selling a combined 400,000 copies. Govinda has played at numerous festivals throughout North America including Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle, Sea of Dreams, Shambhala, Sonic Bloom, SXSW and more. Govinda’s music has had many synchs on TV and independent films and has over 5 million Spotify plays to date.

The Govinda show is truly a multi-sensory experience that immerses the audience with a textured exotic atmosphere which features mesmerizing vocals, visual performance artist Jordan Remar, live projections, live ambient Romani-style and uniquely crafted violin for a truly energetic and magical live presence.

 

Makata Marimba

Makata Marimba

Inspired by the music of Zimbabwe, this Auburn based band provides a lively mix of traditional and contemporary marimba music, weaving together melody, percussion and movement into a unique and interesting experience.

 

Random Rab

Random Rab

Rab was born. He began to experiment with sound. The back of his head fell on the ground. Sound was released from the THUMP. It was deafening and created around him the first note of Random Rab’s music. Emerging from his own distinct corner of the West Coast electronic music scene, Random Rab offers a powerful, timeless contribution to sonic exploration. Rab is a master of manipulating our temporal awareness, leading us into seemingly ancient worlds, where to our amazement, we find visible shreds of the future. Allow his sound to catalyze your travels into haunting ecstasy, and you will not return to your same beginning. Playing only his own originally produced music live, the depth and craftsmanship of this offering is remarkable. With an array of drum machines, samplers, sequencers, and instruments, it is a clear devotion to expression and perfection. The beats are smooth, bold, and overwhelming. The original vocals, melodies and hitting bass merge seamlessly into a tapestry of unique and unexpected journeys

 

Saqi Ft. Diamonde

Saqi Ft. Diamonde

Drawing his name from the Sufi title for mystic muse, saQi is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and educator. As an early pioneer of live-electronic music in the West Coast scene he has continued to innovate and explore new realms of sonic alchemy by fusing elements of American blues, hip-hop, latin, soul and world music with the refined minimalism of European dance genres. Over the years saQi has masterfully crafted his own sovereign sound that is never limited by tempo, genre or any other creative framework. Live sets journey seamlessly from low tempo bass to high energy dance music and everything in between. The show is presented in a multitude of configurations ranging from solo DJ sets to a full live ensemble including horn sections, guitar, vocalists, percussion, keys and strings.

With 6 studio albums released on the independent label Jumpsuit Records saQi has collaborated and performed with an array of prominent artists including The Polish Ambassador, Beats Antique, Emancipator, edIT (of the Glitch Mob), Random Rab, Rising Appalachia, March Fourth Marching Band, Russ Liquid, Bluetech and The Everyone Orchestra. The project has been featured all over the world, from West Coast festivals such as Coachella, Lightning in a Bottle and Symbiosis Gathering, to international dates in Canada, Costa Rica, Germany, Switzerland, India and Bali.

 

Stu Allen and Mars Hotel

Stu Allen and Mars Hotel

Guitarist-singer Stu Allen, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, joined Melvin Seals & JGB in June 2004 and appears on the 'Keepers of the Flame' album. With his eagerness to improvise and his commitment to making every performance unique, Stu has made extensive contributions to the jam music scene.

Melvin Seals (Keyboardist of the Jerry Garcia Band for 15 years) states: "Stu has grown into his own that is really scary now. It's really scary what I see him do on stage and what I hear. Even when I close my own eyes for a moment and I'm not looking at anybody, where my mind goes remembering being on stage with Jerry (Garcia), it's really spooky at times."

He has been a featured performer at Jerry Garcia Day (4000+) in 2006, 2007, and 2008. He has also performed with Bob Weir, Steve Kimock, Warren Haynes, and numerous other prominent musicians.

A resident of San Francisco and St. Louis, Stu continues to explore, experiment, create, and recreate, within a variety of musical styles.

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