Jam veterans Barry Sless, Rob Barraco, Pete Sears and John Molo team up with singer/ songwriter/guitarist Katie Skene to perform original music, classic Americana and rock n’ roll, blending uninhibited jams, swamp blues, old style twang, traditional roots music, and southern soul into a musical truth that pushes forward the tradition of the California Jam Band movement.
Barry Sless – guitar & pedal steel (David Nelson Band, Phil Lesh, Moonalice, Cowboy Jazz)
Pete Sears – bass & vocals (David Nelson Band, Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna, Moonalice)
It is impossible to see Tampa Bay Florida based band The Ries Brothers perform live and not get excited about their future. The young duo has spent the entirety of their lives pursuing their musical dreams and ambitions to get to the level they are now at. From sleepless nights to pursuing alternative means of education more conducive to a musician’s lifestyle, the two have devoted their lives to their art and are now seeing the results of their sacrifices.
Hailing from the North, inspired by the South, Nate Daviau (pronounced Dav-ee-o) is a Toronto-born, artist and songwriter. Nate is an engaging performer who has a natural and easy connection with people. A Country artist inspired by alt-country greats like Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell, Nate has broad interests from pop, folk, gospel and jazz which influence his music. Nate’s distinctive voice, meaningful turn of phrase and lyrical ease partner with hook oriented melodies to make his songs catchy and memorable.
What started as a small reggae project in Sydney, Australia, has turned into the amalgamation of genres now known as Ocean Alley. Formed in 2011, their love for performing their unmistakable brand of music has only grown as they have been gathering momentum. Releasing a deep and personal album (Chiaroscuro), embarking on a long tour half the world away from home, and drawing inspiration from every experience along the way, the band is aiming to truly make 2018 their breakout year.