Individual Price: $10 advance / $12 day of
MIKE DILLON BAND:
Mike Dillon plays vibraphone and rants into the microphone. Combining
styles and years of experience, MDB makes a noise that is unique in many
ways. Dean Wean said, ” The Mike Dillon Band is my favorite touring band on
the planet’ at the ween after show where all of Ween sans Gene, joined the
stage with Mike. The current lineup includes some of New Orleans best
musicians. Nathan Lambertson is a top call upright jazz bassist with a punk
rock heart of gold. Cliff Hines has been playing with Mike since 2012 and
is the backbone of this group providing amazing counterpoint and power on
the guitar. In the drum department, Paul Thibodeaux and Claude Coleman Jr.
take turns battling providing the pocket and percussive artillery.
JONATHAN SCALES FOURCHESTRA:
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Jonathan Scales is likely the most innovative steel drummer on the planet. His stunning, virtuosic technique is obvious and apparent to any who have seen him perform, but it is his mesmerizing compositions and tasteful, avant-garde improvisation that set him apart from the pack. Scales’ unmistakably unique approach to an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropicalia establishes him as something of an outlier. Whereas his talent and creativity could have been focused on other instruments he plays, such as saxophone, he fell in love with the sound of the steel pans. He may also have unconsciously seen it as a challenge… to transform the instrument in much the same way that his musical inspiration Bela Fleck did with the banjo. In fact, Driftwood Magazine made a similar observation, when it wrote that “Scales is to steel pans what Béla Fleck is to the banjo—an über innovator.” Pan On The Net, a blog dedicated to the global steel drum community, echoes the sentiment in its description of the modest Asheville, NC based composer as having “a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity.”