Everyone Orchestra & Start Making Sense (Ultimate Talking Heads Tribute) w/ Great American Taxi, Love Canon and Jon Stickley Trio - DUAL VENUE

Everyone Orchestra & Start Making Sense (Ultimate Talking Heads Tribute) w/ Great American Taxi, Love Canon and Jon Stickley Trio - DUAL VENUE

Thu, September 3, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30 Day of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 16 and over

EVERYONE ORCHESTRA FEATURES:

** Kris Myers (Umphrey's McGee)
** Robert Mercurio (Galactic)
** Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass)
** Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident)
** Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits)
** Vernon Reid (Living Colour)
** Eddie Roberts (New Mastersounds)
** Jennifer Hartswick (Trey Anastasio Band)
** Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band)
** Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd)
** Conducted by Matt Butler

DUAL VENUE SHOW

- The purchase of a ticket grants access to The Ballroom, The Other Side and The Patio throughout the night.

- Doors open at 7 PM.  Music starts at 8 PM.

 

Everyone Orchestra
Everyone Orchestra
TEveryone Orchestra’s conductor, Matt Butler has been leading a rotating cast of accredited musicians through full-length shows that are entirely improvised, since 2001, after touring with the rock band Jambay. In 2012, Butler gathered particularly well-known musicians from bands like Phish, Moe., and others, and recorded Everyone Orchestra’s first studio album, Brooklyn Sessions [2012], which was still largely improvised.

“The experience of playing with different musicians, improvising every night, and getting the crowd involved in ways that they can’t be at a regular show has provided an unparalleled live music experience,” said Butler.

Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.

The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group including members of the Grateful Dead, Phish, The Allman Brothers Band, Furthur, Widespread Panic, Ratdog, Gov't Mule, Ween, String Cheese Incident, The Meters, Umphrey's McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Big Gigantic, Moe., Yonder Mountain String Band, Thievery Corporation, Trey Anastasio Band, JRAD, Lotus, Galactic, Soulive, Leftover Salmon, Turkuaz, The Revivalists, Twiddle, Dopapod, The New Mastersounds, The Punch Brothers, Dumpstaphunk, Lettuce, The Infamous Stringdusters, Railroad Earth, ALO, The Motet, and many more. EO also counts Tuvan throat singers, live painters, dancers, chanters, choirs, hula hoopers, firespinners, jugglers, stiltwalkers, storytellers, a presidential candidate and hundreds of others among a growing legion of participating performers.

Marching clearly into uncharted territory, Everyone Orchestra balances the challenges of live group improvisation with triumphant tension and release conduits of music which head deep into the soul. This unique collaborative of performance deeply encourages and requires audience interaction. The edge of your seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of Everyone Orchestra.
Start Making Sense (Ultimate Talking Heads Tribute)
Start Making Sense (Ultimate Talking Heads Tribute)
Start Making Sense are selling out rooms throughout the eastern half of the United States. This band is a huge hit as the Talking Heads are never on tour, and the band's amazing dedication to the music and fun loving attitude has proven to be a favorite at clubs and festivals.

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career, including songs Talking Heads never performed live! Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, some have said this is the closest thing you'll get to seeing Talking Heads again.
Great American Taxi
Great American Taxi
Great American Taxi are a rock & roll classic, a timeless mixture of gutsy pop, calloused hand country, blue-eyed R&B, and bare-knuckle barroom chooglin’ with songs for the everyman and woman grinding out the working week and anxious to shuffle the day’s cares away. The inheritors of the good times-bad times mojo of Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, and Lowell George-era Little Feat, GAT are boogie rock champs with big beating hearts backed up by thousands of gigs and highway miles – real music for real people living each day as best they can, dreaming about Friday nights and scoring a few breaks in this wicked world.
After some evolutionary changes, the core lineup now centers around Chad Staehly (keyboards, vocals), Jim Lewin (guitar, vocals), Brian Adams (bass, vocals) and newest member Arthur Lee Land (guitar, banjo, vocals) with guest drummer Duane Trucks (Hard Working Americans, Widespread Panic) joining them on the group’s latest, strongest studio effort, Dr. Feelgood's Traveling Medicine Show, which was produced by Railroad Earth’s Tim Carbone. Since the departure of founding member Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), the band has refined and expanded their vision of what Gram Parsons called Cosmic American Music, a deeply felt, gently groovy kind of Americana that one can down a pitcher of suds to while contemplating life, the universe, and everything.
Love Canon
Love Canon
Sprouting from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlottesville’s LOVE CANON resides in full bloom. Led by guitarist Jesse Harper and banjo wiz Adam Larrabee, the virtuoso group of string musicians become one on stage—-the super 80’s bluegrass hits machine, LOVE CANON; with, Darrell Muller on bass, Andy Thacker on mandolin, Jay Starling on resonator guitar and Nate Leath on the fiddle.

LOVE CANON
(intentionally spelled with one “N”)

Think Rocky IV, Kenny Loggins, Cyndi Lauper, Toto, ZZ Top, Aha and Dire Straits played with banjo, bass, mandolin, dobro, fiddle and high lonesome vocals. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you dance, it’ll “blind you with science!”

“Love Canon doesn’t cover the music of the ’80s as much as kidnap it and take it on a bluegrass-tinged joyride. It’s a general rule of American culture that it takes 20-40 years for a decade to shed its stale stench and get its groove back. There’s no shortage of clever musical re-enactors giving the first generation of MTV an ironic makeover: a fool’s errand, given that the music already was soaked in postmodern irony. By contrast, Love Canon refreshes and extends the originals with affectionate humor and effortless virtuosity. The players — including Old School Freight Train’s Jesse Harper, Nate Leath, Darrell Muller, Virginia Commonwealth University guitar and banjo master Adam Larrabee, and Mandolin Virtuoso Andy Thacker — add layers of depth to the still-appealing pop hooks. They romp on throwaway classics such as ZZ Top’s “Legs” and “She Blinded Me With Science.” On their excellent version of “The Boys of Summer,” the folk instrumentation adds a traditional context to the time-capsule lyrics. After blazing through other up-tempo material, they shift to a slow burn on the closing “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” It’s an unlikely choice for an all-male band, but they strip the song down to its bittersweet, feminist heart.”
Jon Stickley Trio
Jon Stickley Trio
on Stickley Trio has been making waves with the independent and fan-funded release of their 2nd album, Lost at Last, this past October. The originality and sheer energy of this genre-bending ensemble serves as a welcome wake up call for those who experience it. With roots in gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and hip-hop in an “exhilarating all-acoustic swirl” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine), Jon Stickley Trio combines Jon Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums. The three have fused their collective styles into a repertoire of exciting and innovative original music along with some captivating covers. Lost at Last was recorded in the band’s hometown of Asheville, NC at the iconic Echo Mountain Studios under the watchful eye of producer Dave King (The Bad Plus).

The New York Times’ Nate Chinen writes “… there’s hardy cohesion among the players — no less on the Gypsy standard ‘Valse de Wasso’ than on ‘Darth Radar’ a turbocharged original with a ska upbeat and a shredding melody. And when Mr. Stickley and friends turn to bluegrass, as on ‘The High Road,’ by Tim O’Brien, they sound both respectful and free.” Premier Guitar Magazine also took note of “Darth Radar,” with Jason Shadrick calling it, “a rapid-fire take that moves from a serious ska beat to burning surf-style runs that would make Dick Dale proud.”
Matt Butler
Matt Butler
THE EVERYONE ORCHESTRA conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul. Tuning in to his energy, the band and audience utilize The Conductor as their pivot to the set mood of each passing jam as he communicates with the musicians using hand signs, whiteboard and assorted mime suggestions.

The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group including members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, moe., String Cheese Incident, The Flecktones, Club d’Elf, ALO, Tea Leaf Green and Adrian Belew, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, Tuvan throat singers, live painters, dancers, chanters, choirs, hula hoopers, firespinners, jugglers, stiltwalkers, storytellers, a presidential candidate and hundreds of others among a growing legion of other performers.

Marching clearly into uncharted territory, The Everyone Orchestra balances the challenges of live group improvisation with triumphant tension and release conduits of music which head deep into the soul. This unique collaborative of performance deeply encourages and requires audience interaction. The edge of your seat enthusiasm for what is next is the fuel behind the continuous musical experiment of The Everyone Orchestra.
Kris Myers
Kris Myers
Kris Myers (born April 5, 1977) is an American musician. He is the drummer for Chicago-based progressive rock band Umphrey's McGee.

Myers began drumming when he was eight, after an uncle bought him a drum kit. He attended William Fremd High School in Palatine, IL from 1991-1995 where he was actively involved in the music department and forming local rock bands with fellow students. While participating in team sports throughout his time at Fremd, Myers co-started local ska/punk band Skalawags with fellow music students and friends. After a stint of success in '94-'95, the band members declined an offer to tour Japan, opting instead to pursue college degrees.

He attended Elmhurst College as a music major from 1995 – 1999, joining the Elmhurst College Jazz Band under director Doug Beach. The jazz band was self-sufficient; spending most weekends on paying gigs to help fund trips to jazz festivals both in the U.S. and internationally (Umbria Jazz Festival in Perusia & Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland).

In 2001, Myers attended DePaul University where he earned a master's degree in jazz drumming and was a member of the Robert Parton Orchestra. During this time he was regularly hired for studio sessions and was a member of Chicago local jazz fusion group Kick the Cat.

After submitting his demo material and a subsequent audition, Myers began playing drums for Umphrey's McGee in 2003, replacing the departing drummer Mike Mirro. With Myers at the helm, Umphrey's has released eight albums (both studio and live) and is on extensive tour, playing over 100 nights a year. They have played the some of the largest music festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Fuji Rock Festival (Japan), to name a few.

He has shared the stage with a variety of artists over the years: Buddy Guy, Dave Matthews, Huey Lewis, Mavis Staples, Koko Taylor, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mike Gordon, Warren Haynes, Ivan Neville, Les Claypool, Stephen Perkins, Mike Keneally, Jimmy Herring, Bill Kreutzman, Adrian Belew, Joshua Redman, Taj Mahal, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Jen Hartswick, Keller Williams, Stanley Jordan, Chris Poland, Rob Pagliari, Jeff Austin, Buckethead, Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickenson, Mark Kolby, Jon McLean, Rob Cornelius, Paris Delayne, Jeremy Piven (actor).

Kris is an endorser of Pearl drums, Zildjian cymbals, Evans drumheads and Vic Firth drumsticks. In 2012, he received his own line of signature drum sticks from Vic Firth: http://www.vicfirth.com/product/buynow/product.php?button=55A

In 2011, Kris Myers was given the title of best Jam Band drummer by DRUM Magazine, beating out jamband stalwarts such as Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers and Jon Fishman of Phish.

Since 2003, Myers has been a member in several bands with fellow Umphrey's band mates, and an array of new and old musical artists and friends:


Drop Q (2006 – present): Transfusion jazz/drum and bass trio with former members of Kick the Cat

Kris Myers Jazz Trio (2006 – present): Modern jazz

Brain Damaged Eggmen (2006 – present): Pink Floyd/Beatles cover band with Umphrey's band mates and Marc Brownstien and Aron Magner from Disco Biscuits

North Indiana Allstars (2007 – present): Jazz/rock fusion with Stephen Perkins from Jane's Addiction and Umphrey's band mates

Umphrey's McGee personnel
(2003–present)
Brendan Bayliss - guitar, vocals
Joel Cummins - keyboards, vocals
Ryan Stasik - bass guitar
Jake Cinninger - guitar, vocals
Kris Myers - drums, vocals
Andy Farag - percussion
Goodnight Nurse (2007 – present): Music licensing project for T.V., film, and record label

Digital Tape Machine (2009 – present): Electronic dance music for live setting and T.V/film

OHMphrey (2010 – present): Hard rock/fusion with Chris Poland of Megadeth and Umphrey's band mates

Dextrous Roy (2010 – present): Electronic(House, Drum 'n' Bass, Hip Hop) duo; drums and DJ

Huey Lewis & the rUMors (2012 – present): Teamed up with 80's pop legend Huey Lewis and fellow Umphrey's band mates for covers and originals from both Umphrey's McGee and Huey Lewis & the News
Jason Hann
Jason Hann
Jason Hann is an accomplished percussionist/drummer who has been playing professionally since the age of 12. Growing up in Miami, Florida, he was exposed early to international music through his father, who is also a musician, and embraced his Colombian heritage through his mother. Music has taken him around the world, studying first hand in countries such as Mali, Ghana, Haiti, and Korea, both learning and performing folkloric and contemporary music of the land. A dynamic performer, Jason has also toured and recorded internationally within many different genres of music including Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Latin, Latin-Jazz, Flamenco, African, Persian, Electronica, Techno and World music.
Robert Mercurio
Robert Mercurio
Robert Mercurio, along with Jeff Raines, grew up in the Washington D.C. area. Together, they played in a number of different local bands. When it was time to pick a college to attend, the city the school was in was more important than the school. They wanted to be in New Orleans. "We heard about the Meters and knew about the whole scene," Mercurio says. "We knew we wanted to play music but we also had to go to school." So Robert ended up at Tulane University (Raines at Loyola). But the real classes were conducted in the city's music clubs. On their first night in town, Mercurio and Raines went to Benny's, an after hours club where late night funk and blues went down. The club has now been closed down due to city officials declaring the club a neighborhood nuisance. "We fell in love with that scene." It was places like Benny's and Tipitina's that kept Mercurio in New Orleans during his tenure at Tulane, and is what keeps him there to this day!
"I remember when I was a freshman in college going to shows at Tipitina's that were totally packed and thinking to myself 'Maybe someday I'll play here.' Looking up at that Professor Longhair banner...imagining what it would look like from the stage, instead of from the audience. We never intended for [Galactic] to be this successful. I never thought I'd really be making a living off of music. But I can't say I'm not happy about it."
Paul Hoffman
Paul Hoffman
Founding member, singer, songwriter and mandolin player for the award winning folk/americana outfit Greensky Bluegrass, this is the FB home for Paul Hoffman's solo musical adventures.
Aron Magner
Aron Magner
Keyboardist and Overlord with Disco Biscuits and Conspirator.
Vernon Reid
Vernon Reid
"Masque is about identity: Who am I? Really, that question has informed everything I've done, from the beginning of my solo career."

Webster's Dictionary defines an artist as "one who professes and practices an imaginative art; a person skilled in one of the fine arts; a skilled performer." By any of these definitions, guitarist and composer Vernon Reid is a true artist, one whose art is a work forever in progress, from his formative years on the downtown New York jazz/funk/punk scene with Ronald Shannon Jackson's Decoding Society, to his leadership of the pioneering multi-platinum rock band Living Colour, to his collaborations with creative spirits ranging from guitarist Carlos Santana and African singer Salif Keita to choreographers Bill T. Jones and Donald Byrd.

Vernon Reid is probably best known for leading Living Colour. Vernon founded Living Colour in New York City circa 1985 and piloted the band through a remarkable career. Among the highlights: a double platinum-selling debut album Vivid, released in 1988; its gold-certified successor, Time's Up, released 1990; two consecutive Grammy Awards in the category of Best Hard Rock Performance; opening for the Rolling Stones' 1989 "Steel Wheels" tour; and appearing on the first Lollapalooza tour in the summer of 1991. Vernon is thrilled to be working with Living Colour again and is extremely proud of their new album Collidescope, which was released in October of 2003 on Sanctuary Records.

In addition to Living Colour, Vernon has been engaged his usual panoply of activities. He released "Mistaken Identity", his first solo album in 1996 and has collaborated with the choreographers Bill T. Jones on "Still/Here" and Donald Byrd on "Jazztrain". He performed "Party 'Til The End of Time" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) with The Roots, an end of the millennium tribute featuring the music of Prince's album "1999". He also composed and performed "Bring Your Beats" a children's program for BAM. Vernon has also produced records by Resort (a Mexican hard rock group) and two Grammy nominated albums: "Papa" by the great African singer Salif Keita and "Memphis Blood: The Sun Studio Sessions" by James "Blood" Ulmer. Blood's most recent album, released in September of 2003, "No Escape From the Blues", was also produced by Vernon Reid. He also appears on "Guitar Oblique" (Knitting Factory Records) with guitarists David Torn and Elliot Sharp. Vernon was also featured in the program presented by BAM and the Experience Music Project in Seattle entitled "Magic Science", which includes Medesky, Martin & Wood and the Gil Evans Orchestra performing Gil Evans' arrangements of songs by Jimi Hendrix.

Vernon composed the score for the film "Paid In Full", directed by Charles Stone III (well known for creating the "Wasssup!" series of commercials for Budweiser as well as directing three videos for Living Colour) and released by Miramax in the fall of 2002. Vernon also composed the score for the celebrated documentary "Ghosts of Attica" which aired on Court TV in the fall of 2001 and has been featured at several film festivals.

Vernon along with DJ Logic, calling themselves "The Yohimbe Brothers", released an album in September, 2002, "Front End Lifter", The Yohimbe Bros. been touring on and off since the release of the album. Vernon is also the music supervisor for the film "Mr. 3000" starring Bernie Mac and directed by Charles Stone III; "Mr. 3000" is scheduled for release in the fall of 2004. Vernon's album with Masque (Leon Gruenbaum - keyboards, Hank Schroy - bass and Marlon Browden - drums), an instrumental album entitled "Known Unknown", was released in April 2004 on Favored Nations records.

The Grammy Award winning guitarist and his band Masque present a collection of 13 new songs. "Other True Self" is a sonic kaleidoscope, a tumble of colors and a whirl of astonishing visions that expose a vivid personal landscape and illuminates one or another side of Vernon Reid, was released on April 18, 2006.

Vernon recently joined with Philadelphia's Calvin Weston (drums) and Jamaaladeen Tacuma (bass) to create Free Form Funky Freqs

The birth of the free form funky freqs intertwined with the untimely death of Tonic, the legendary underground center for jazz, rock performance and experimental music in lower Manhattan. In its waning days a number of performances were commissioned from artists associated with the venue. Enter Weston, whose called two long time friends to share the stage. Due to traveling and production circumstances, the trio had not played a single note together. The success of this spontaneous performance at Tonic came as a surprise and revelation to the members of the trio. What started as an impromptu gig, now begged further consideration. Shortly thereafter, Weston invited Reid and Tacuma to come to the rhythm section’s native Philadelphia, playing the underground haven, Tritone. Once again with no prior planning, the three took the stage and had yet another remarkable evening.

Willing to take a risk, Reid booked time at a little known but professionally appointed studio near his home in Staten Island.

These three musical innovators went into the studio wanting to explore the organic energy and excitement they felt from the live performances. What you hear on this recording is their third performance. Electrified by Reid’s thought and riff provoking guitar playing, matched with Tacuma’s inventive bass work and locked down by Weston’s deep in the groove kit work, “Urban Mythology Vol. One” is a chapter in its own book.
Eddie Roberts
Eddie Roberts
Eddie started his music career proper in 1989 aged 18, having left his Welsh homeland to study Jazz at Leeds College of Music. More interested in live performing and getting his own thing going than in college work, he quickly rooted out the best players in town and set up his first band, The Jazz Mailmen, dedicated to playing the golden era of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. After transcribing all the parts and enforcing a dress code of Bop suits, he set about taking the UK Jazz Dance scene by storm. During this time British Hard Bop legend Tommy Chase asked him to relocate and join his band, but Eddie had other ideas...

Around 1991 Eddie's love for Grant Green inspired him to put a Hammond-based line up together. With the sound of Big John Patton, Lou Donaldson and Ivan Boogaloo, his band The Eddie Roberts Organisation toured UK and managed to get its first European dates at the 'Queen's Birthday Celebrations' in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The next step in 1993 was to downsize to a Hammond trio - this happened after meeting two guys who nailed it down more than the seven-piece that the Organisation had become. The Three Deuces were born. After a live album was released, (recorded at Leeds' legendary Jazz dance club The Yardbird Suite) great reviews ensured extensive touring opportunities: headlining Italy's Jazz festival in Bari with Greg Osby as well as many UK festivals, and the start of a regular slot at the Jazz Cafe, London. ?Down at Art?s? was playlisted on Jazz FM for most of 1996 - Art?s Caf� in central Leeds being the place where it all started and ran weekly for 3 years.

Other projects in tandem with the Deuces included Gaucho - inspired by Joe Henderson, Chico Hamilton, Gabo Szabo, Sam Rivers &c., comprising percussion, double bass, guitar, tenor sax & flute - and The Mastersounds with Simon Allen, Dan Brown and percussionist Sam Bell. In 1999 Eddie's focus shifted towards Deep Funk, and hence The New Mastersounds who started out performing a mix of Eddie?s quirky Meters-inspired funk ditties and covers of Jimmy McGriff and Grant Green tunes in clubs and bars around Leeds and Manchester. Soon after, the first 7" was released on Blow it Hard Records (?One Note Brown? is now a rare collectors' 45) they gigged at Jazz Cafe alongside Funk DJ & collector Keb Darge. This meeting proved to be a fruitful one - 3 singles and 1 album on Keb?s label Deep Funk Records earned them the dubious title 'Best Funk Band in the World at this Moment'. 2001/2002 saw some heavy international touring for the extended 8-piece band which featured Cleve Freckleton and The Haggis Horns. Late 2002, whilst various options for a second NMS album were being considered, Eddie's own Cooker Records teased fans with a couple of new 7" singles, as well as re-releasing the highly sought-after debut album.

Eddie's love for 60's Blue Note & Hard Bop, however, didn't waver despite the media hype of the Deep Funk scene, and after a conversation with Adrian Gibson (Booker & DJ at Jazz Cafe/Messin? Around) Eddie was commissioned to produce a Hard Bop track for the Jazz dancers to go on a 'Messin Around' compilation. Eddie had ulterior motives at this recording session - to record a number of 'old-school' tracks with re-arranging & remixing in mind. This project is called Roughneck (a term often used to describe Eddie?s dynamic guitar style) and over the course of 2003 the multi-tracks were fed into Eddie?s creaking mainframe. ?Diggin' Around?, the first 12", was released in February 2003 and a wave of positive responses hit Cooker's shores. ("Pure & genuine, double bass monster. Strong heavy Jazz elements. Very, very good!" said one Espen Horne).

In Spring 2003 Eddie was approached by UK DJ & producer Mr Scruff to play on his remix of the Ramsey Lewis classic ?Do What You Want? for the Verve Remixed series. Then in April the original New Mastersounds quartet (bass, drums, guitar, Hammond) took matters into their own hands and set up a dedicated label for the band, One Note Records, with drummer Simon Allen at the helm. The second NMS album, ?Be Yourself? was written, recorded and mixed over summer 2003 and released in the UK that October. A much broader project than the first album (which had been, to a degree, constrained by the demands of Keb Darge's Deep Funk dancefloor crowd) ?Be Yourself? reflects more truly the scope of Eddie's musical influences and experience, hence the title.

The proceeds from ?Be Yourself? were used to finance stage two of Eddie?s Roughneck project - the double vinyl LP and CD of Roughneck was released summer 2004 on One Note Records and licensed to P-Vine Records in Japan six months later. After that there were select live shows Jazz Festivals and clubs, one of which yielded the live album ?Roughneck: Live in Paris? (P-Vine 2005). The band - which features Gordon Kilroy on drums, Neil Innes on bass, Bill Laurance on piano, and guest performances from ex-NMS horn players Rob Lavers (sax) and Malcolm Strachan (trumpet) - was the obvious choice for Eddie?s 2006 recording project "Trenta". This album, released early 2007 on Salvo?s Records features Eddie?s instrumental arrangements of traditional Neopolitan songs. Eddie decided it was time to give the Americans a taste of Roughneck so he flew them over to perform at High Sierra Music Festival last summer, where fans lapped up the soulful jazzy sounds.

Also in 2007 Eddie paid his first visit to New Orleans, with The New Mastersounds. The band played three shows over the first weekend of Jazzfest, but while the others went home, Eddie stayed on for an extra week and found himself guesting with a host of jazz and funk artists at late-night shows around the city including Galactic, Papa Mali, Johnny Vidocavitch, Idris Muhammed, The Greyboy Allstars. Later that summer Eddie joined Stanton Moore?s trio for a festival gig, alongside keyboard wizard Robert Walter.

At time of writing Eddie has recently completed ?Plug & Play? the The New Mastersounds? fifth studio album, and has just been hired to produce an album for French funk/afrobeat outfit Shaolin Temple Defenders.

Never one to sit back and put his feet up, Eddie tells us that the follow-up to Roughneck ? provisionally entitled ?Volume 2? ? can be expected later this year, and will feature collaborations with vocalists Leigh Kenny and Rhianna Kenny, vocalists with stadium techno act Faithless.

Is that all?
Durga McBroom
Durga McBroom
Durga McBroom (b. Los Angeles, CA) was a voracious reader from the age of 2 1/2, which marks the beginning of her love affair with the written word, not to mention that when other little girls her age were listening to The Osmonds, she was submerging herself in the music and lyrics of Joni Mitchell. Having a flamboyant nature, Durga attended U.C.L.A. (Theatre Arts Major), only leaving to play a featured role in the classic hit film "Flashdance". Other roles followed, and when she got tired of playing hookers and prison inmates, Durga tackled the music business. Her first tour was with the legendary band Pink Floyd. It was the first of 3 world tours with them (she is the only backing singer to be on all 3 tours), as well as one solo tour with David Gilmour. Because of her work with the band, Durga moved to London, where she formed her own band Blue Pearl. Her first single, "Naked in the Rain" reached 4 on the British Pop chart, and in the top 20 in almost every other European chart. Blue Pearl went on to have 3 more chart-topping singles (including "Can You Feel The Passion" which reached 1 in the Billboard Dance Charts in the US), and Durga began writing poetry as well as her lyrics. She has written an entire book of poems called "Gods and Lovers". In 2009, "Naked In The Rain" enjoyed it's 20th anniversary re-release (it hit 1 in the UK Club Breaker's chart), and a brand-new version is currently available on iTunes. Durga took Buenos Aires by storm in 2009 by doing three shows with The End, the premier Pink Floyd tribute band in South America! She returned in April of 2010 with pals Guy Pratt and Jon Carin of Pink Floyd fame.Durga released her first single under her own name "Hurricane Heart" on iTunes in early 2011, another single Blue Pearl single "Take My Breath Away" with The Wideboys in 2012, and her newest single, a remake of the hit "Can You Feel The Passion" with backing vocals by the legendary Boy George came out on Feb 11th 2013. In 2014, she started recording an ALL NEW Blue Pearl album with Youth. More work with the legendary David Gilmour is on the horizon . . .
Jenn Hartswick
Jenn Hartswick
Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She inspires audiences all over the world with her powerful voice and commanding trumpet playing. She exudes confidence and joy and brings her own refreshing spirit to the stage every time she performs. Jennifer's music is honest, soulful and comes with a maturity far beyond her years.

Her latest album, True, released in 2007 on Rubber Jungle Records, is a lithe collection of lesser-heard jazz standards. The album glides effortlessly from the smooth, mellow tones of Gentle Rain and With Every Breath I Take to the up-tempo swing of That's All and Nature Boy. Jennifer's interpretations are always fresh and innovative, informed by a mix of youthful ambition and musical wisdom beyond her years.

Jennifer's live performances are renowned as spontaneous, joyful and contagious. Her natural charisma and sincerity shines through, and each performance is a celebration of musical collaboration; the camaraderie between Jennifer and her band mates is always visible. And whether she is wailing on the trumpet or singing an intimate vocal solo, her performance is all part of a single seamless instrument, one that is played not only with astounding technical proficiency, but also with sensitivity, conviction and heart.

Born in Vermont into a musical family, Jennifer began playing music at the age of four. As a teenager she became infatuated with the sounds of Oscar Peterson, Clifford Brown and Ella Fitzgerald. She lived and studied in New York City before attending the Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT, where she studied the intricacies of the jazz idiom with Nat Reeves, Steve Davis, Jackie McLean and many other prominent jazz artists.

At the age of 20, having already recorded on two albums with Trey Anastasio (Story of the Ghost, Phish, 1998, and One Man's Trash, Trey Anastasio, 1998), Jennifer was asked to join Anastasio's new band. She has been an integral part of the band for the last ten years touring internationally and sharing the stage and studio such legends as Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews, The Rolling Stones and Herbie Hancock. She has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night With Conan OBrien, Austin City Limits, and many more.

Jennifer performs regularly with jazz, gospel and rock ensembles around the country. The Jennifer Hartswick Band has completed a new record to be released in the Spring of 2011.
Venue Information:
Cervantes' and The Other Side - DUAL VENUE
2637 Welton Street
Denver, CO, 80203
http://www.cervantesmasterpiece.com/