Twiddle: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 continues to exceed all expectation.
The New Daze:The New Daze is a band from Syracuse, New York that creates a space for audience members and listeners to bask in the glory of Electric Boogified-Rage-Reggaefunk Crunch Goop that is only otherwise available in the depths of outer-space. They come out on stage often with their "Uncle" who is a giant inflatable Zebra and they journey through time and space with their jams. Get to a live show to understand.
Universal Transit:Universal Transit is a jam band based out of the beautiful Adirondack mountains. They are a four piece ensemble with a trans-formative, visionary sound. Growing out of a trio called Quinn’s Eskimo’s Band, this quartet takes their audience on true voyages long into the night. They have a long list of original music as well as covers from such artists as The Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia Band, Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter, and many other fundamental rock and folk artists. Since the addition of Drummer/vocalist Daniel Wafer, the bands sound has started to move in a more dance oriented direction comparable to the sounds of the Disco Biscuits or Lotus mixed with a touch of The Dead. Guitarist/singer Brian James Intrary brings a rock based string sound with tones of psychedelic funk and a wide range of sounds and feeling. Josh Greene brings a bluesy tone on both vocals and guitar that has a timbre that is reminiscent of all of the old school blues greats. He comes through with a subtlety that has the sweetness of spring rain and the edge of a rusty razor blade. Gabe Lockwood finishes out the sound with a bass style that grooves like no other. He and Drummer, Wafer, find themselves matching up int "the pocket" seamlessly spellbinding the crowd with their sounds. The future of Universal Transit is looking bright and it is forming itself a little further with every performance. It's malleable ways are a sure fire recipe for greatness.