BAND INFO

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HYRYDER

Hyryder is a Grateful Dead Tribute Band formed in Indianapolis, Indiana in the summer of 2008 and currently consists of Charlie Morgan (lead guitar and vocals), Nick Neureiter (drums and vocals), Eric Thompson (rhythm guitar and vocals), Scott Jackson (keyboard world and vocals) and Blair Ping (bass and vocals). The band was born out of an intense love and appreciation for the music of the Grateful Dead and a desire to help carry on this rich musical tradition.

Hyryder strives musically to create an authentic Grateful Dead experience, paying close attention to detail. The band routinely performs “monster” 3 set shows, weaving in and out from one song to the next. While paying tribute to the original compositions, Hyryder indeed craft’s their own unique take on the music focusing on extended improvisational jamming. The band prides itself on its ever changing progressive jams and set lists that are unique to each particular show. Hyryder performs multiple night runs without ever repeating any material giving fans an intimately different experience each time they take the stage.

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rumpke mountain boys

The Rumpke Mountain Boys combine signature vocals, a unique command of string instruments (acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and banjo) and dynamic special effects into a singular musical experience. An emotion filled musical stream of consciousness with no setlist, minimal structure, and intuitive improvisational flow. In this way, they summon the energy of the crowd as their guide in linking just the right music and precise moments in time.

 

Grateful Dead Hour host David Gans proclaimed, “One of the things I love about the Rumpke Mountain Boys is that there’s a fundamental honesty in their presentation. This is something they share with my other heroes, Donna the Buffalo and the Grateful Dead. They don’t make set lists ahead of time, they don’t rehearse their songs to a fare-thee-well-- they perform in real time. All four of them write, which is very important, and they draw songs from a tremendous variety of sources... being a musician is a life-long learning experience, if you’re doing it right, and they are.”

 

Like playing around a campfire, the Boys take turns calling the next tune, distilling shows from a sea of infinite notes created from years of jamming. Drawing upon a growing catalog of originals and and an ecclectic mix of covers, the Rumpke Mountain Boys blend music like a fine Irish whiskey-- the result affectionately dubbed Trashgrass. The Boys titled their 2012 album release with the same name, followed by their 2013 release, Moon, which was recorded at the famed Royal Studios in Memphis. 2016's High Time, Low Tide marks the release of their 4th self-produced album.

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Ekoostik Hookah

əkoostik hookah incorporates many genres of music into their own style, from folk to psychedelic rock, bluegrass to blues, extended jams to concise rock-n-roll, əkoostik hookah’s style includes many musical genres for a sound that in the end is distinctly “hookah”. With well over 100 original songs, and a large catalogue of cover songs to choose from, you will never hear the same show twice. The band is known for its live shows and its ability to feed off of the crowd’s energy, using it to fuel the improvised set lists that create unforgettable musical experiences.

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glabicki duo

It was 29 years ago that Michael Glabicki dropped out of college to start a band. At that time he had no idea what he was going to do or how to get there. Glabicki spent two years learning how to write songs, and create a vision. Rusted Root was then born. 

The multi-platinum band out of Pittsburgh, evolved around front-man Michael Glabicki’s distinct sound and grew into a musical entity that has thrived in a non-genre specific category all its own. Rusted Root built their career around dramatic performances; their polyrhythmic, multicultural rock-and-soul picked up fans like a junkyard magnet as they swept across the nation on tour. 

In many ways Glabicki is starting this process all over again. He is challenging himself to write in completely new and different ways to create an entirely new sound landscape. Michael takes all the new songs and old favorites Rusted Root has been performing, and performs re-envisioned versions of them in a more intimate setting with Rusted Root’s long time guitar player and background vocalist, Dirk Miller. 

A multifaceted musician, producer and songwriter, Glabicki’s talents are unique and extremely uplifting. His solo tour dates and new music are extensions of his creative talent, and will inspire all those who participate.

RumpRyder is an eclectic mix of two amazing, high energy bands; Rumpke Mountain Boys and Hyryder. The crowd is in for a show full of rare collaborations, surprises and energy. Not often do these two amazing acts come together to pool their musical talents but when they do the whole room is sure to dance in their magical energy and excitement.

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The ark band

The ARK Band is a St. Lucian reggae band based in Columbus, OH. Founded in 1987 by Terry and Eustace Bobb, (The St. Lucian Riddim Twins), The ARK Band has continually toured across the United States, Canada, and Jamaica, sharing its roots reggae, calypso and soca music.

 

Combining heavenly harmonies with tight, crisp, performances, this powerhouse of talent captures their audiences with their very first note. Hailing from Columbus, OH, THE ARK BAND's combines original and cover compositions with classic and current reggae hits designed to entertain, educate and enlighten all types of people. THE ARK BAND continues to be a dynamic force on the American scene after three decades, their songs expressing the love, peace, togetherness and spirituality needed in our world today

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JOHN WELTON AND THE AWAKENING

John Welton & The Awakening are powerful practitioners of musical medicine, sharing original music that is sure to touch your heart and keep you dancing.  Every song speaks directly to all within earshot. Cleverly written lyrics, humor, big harmonies, and a genuine connection to the crowd results in a performance that ALWAYS leaves an impact on any audience!

Lead singer and guitarist John Welton has been honing his craft of songwriting for 27 years across several different projects. As co-founder of Waterband, John met and began collaborating with keyboardist Ryan Mitiska. The journey continued with the arrival of trombonist Brad Kepperly, whose accomplishments include performing with world famous singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin. After rounding out the big vocal sound of the band with the sweet harmonies of Lyndsey Stropkey, they then gained the final missing pieces of the puzzle with Indiana guitar virtuoso and singer/songwriter Mikial Robertson, bassist/ multi-instrumentalist Jon-o Yowell known for his role in Magnum Opus, and highly regarded drummer Erik Diaz formerly of Hot Tuna. Together, JWATA is the culmination of a shared vision of healing through the power of Musical Medicine.  

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thunderchicken

Thunderchicken was founded by lead singer and native Ohioan Chris Beckholt. The band consists of a rotating cast of prominent Ohio musicians. While the crowd never knows what talent will take the stage, they always know they're in for a real good time. This fast-paced, energetic show is sure to light the stage with it's show-stopping line-up of musicians and authentic set-lists.

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ELECTRIC ORANGE PEEL

Sworn enemies of musical sameness, Electric Orange Peel has been hell bent on getting outside of the box since their inception in April 2013. The four-piece has been quickly making a name for themselves across the Midwest, consistently appearing on major festival lineups like Summer Camp, Resonance, and The Werk Out. The band has been astounding audiences show after show with their intricate compositions and out-of-this-world improvisation.

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EYERIS WIDE

Eyeris Wide is an eclectic 3 piece born out of  heavy rhythm and jam music!

 

Hamililton Ohio band Eyeris Wide.. Lead by Ben Shalloe (Vox,guitar) and backed by the technical prowess of Andrew Baxter (Drums) and Steve Asher (Bass), they are bringing a new, heavy groove tone to a local show near you!

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Kadie Meadows

From the foothills of southeastern Ohio, Kadie Meadows is a self proclaimed "sad song Sally", excelling at singing and writing soulful songs that make us all feel something.

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kreation 
station

Known as a "one man digital drum circle", Justin "Cheech" Musgrave has been drumming his way around ohio and surrounding states for the last twenty years. Cheech is known for hosting drum circles and sitting in on percussion with numerous bands. In the last 7 years he has been building and molding the sound for Kreation Station with heavy tribal ryhthm, intriguing melodies, live percussion and energy!

Justin's dedication to bringing back the late night drum-circle vibe is energetically encapsulating. The energy he puts into the performance  

really show that for Justin of Kreation Station .....

rhythm is everywhere...

rhythm is life!

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souper 
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From the hearts and minds of Blue Moon Soup and their favorite collaborators was born the Souper Jam.

Chris Brooks (Chris Bro), long-time collaborator with Glostik Willy,  shreds the stage on lead guitar and dynamic vocals. When you see him perform, you'll realize music has been missing the true passion that’s delivered every time he takes the stage.

Jon Baumann, bass player for Blue Moon Soup, brings his jazzy bass grooves, smooth vocal harmonies, and unique songwriting talent to the band. Joe Waters, freshly returned from Colorado, is a wildly versatile Harmonica player ready to blow the roof off with his wild style. He is guaranteed to show you what you never knew a harmonica could do.Justin Moon, guitarist for Blue Moon Soup, brings his epic song-writing style, powerful vocals, and improvisational skills to the mix.

They join together, sharing tunes both classic and innovative to form a super group that you don’t want to miss!