All the way from Philadelphia, these cats breathe fresh life into improvisational jazz and serve up a generous dose of funk
This band’s melange of sound embodies the past, present and future. Imagine the soundtrack of an ultra-hip party bubbling forth with “neo-vintage” swing jazz, a backdrop of boogie piano, a mean rhythm section including stand-up bass, hot clarinet and sax riffs, gypsy jazz guitar and mandolin.
They may hail from Seattle, but everything else about this band screams New Orleans. You’ll think you’re hearing an authentic second line brass band as the essence of soul, jazz, blues and funk leave little choice but to let it loose on the dance floor.
This band has been described as “a feast for the senses and balm for the soul.” They weave together soaring, rich vocals and melodies, haunting three-part harmonies, contagious polyrhythms infused with deep, soulful presence and skill. Stretch your imagination and fathom a tapestry of folk, soul, Latin, gospel, gypsy, roots, reggae, Americana, jazz fusion featuring […]
“You’ve gotta hear this band Blue Lotus from Eugene!” Such has been the rallying cry for quite awhile now. Well, they are finally making their way down to the Sierra Foothills and ready to show the Crazy Horse crowd what the mystique is all about. Led by the timeless vocal presence of Brandelyn Rose and […]
This San Diego jamband is one of the hottest up-and-comers in the country. They blew us away back in July with a unique blend of rock, funk, jazz and reggae. Their devastating cover of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” whipped the Crazy Horse into a frenzy. They have a keen sense of showmanship, thoughtful lyrics, deep grooves […]
The secret is out about this trio from Seattle. Fueled by Hammond B3 organ, rooted in improvisation, every time they have played here we have been treated to a funky, jazzy, soulful, rocking assault on the senses. Organist Joe Doria is one of the best you’ll ever see on that instrument. Guitarist Andy Coe defines […]
“You can’t win ’em all,” yes, so we’ve been told. But it’s still painful on the occasions when bands that traveled from afar get less than the appreciation they deserve. Granted, even when there aren’t many people here, those that are always make their graciousness felt. Arriving full of optimism from the Bay Area, High […]
The name is almost too cliché: Groove Session. “Oh sure; We better look out cause you guys are gonna lay down a wicked groove session.” We took it with a grain of salt and didn’t set the expectations high. No matter how many times we try, it’s really hard to get an idea of what […]