Mama Magnolia is your guide through a groovy and dangerous musical landscape. Their sound pushes musical boundaries while capturing the ear, touching the soul and moving the body. Their powerful blend of groovy rhythms, explosive horn lines, captivating melodies and soulful lyrics will invite you to want more. With a love of shifting meters, polyrhythmic structure, evolving harmonies and complex dynamic shape, they let the music guide them to create danceable and undeniably deep music that is tasty soul candy to those who hear it.
Brad Parsons Band
Once people get the chance to see Brad Parsons Band, formed around the Portland-based singer-songwriter, they don’t easily forget. As an Artist-At-Large for both Winter WonderGrass and the Northwest String Summit this year, Parsons has been enrapturing audiences across the country with his almost-unreal powerhouse of a voice and his genre-bending blend of psychedelic rock and Americana.
The five piece band, led by vocalist/guitarist Tommy Economou, bassist Adam Heymann, drummer Danny Chiapelone, and the brothers Fedronic on horns (Marc on trombone and keys and Theo on trumpet), have tapped into a combination of raw funk and carefully studied jazz that makes their eight-track debut a smash. Imagine John Coltrane debuting an album with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and you might have a decent idea of what to expect.