"Galactic has spent the last 20 years strengthening its claim as a defining New Orleans funk band..." - The New York Times
“…her exquisite sitar playing… lives up to the virtuosity that made her the youngest woman ever nominated for a World Music Grammy.” – Harper’s Bazaar
"His youthful exterior belies the depth and intensity of an old soul." - Jambase
“…an impressive blues guitarist who sings with sweet power… one of the genre’s most promising young talents.” – The New York Times
"...Magic Giant captures the energy and spirit of the past few waves of upbeat, passionate indie-folk.” – NPR
“...Mike Love brings a multitude of influences to the table, all tied together by the common goal of making the world a better place." - JamBase
“If this isn’t album of the year I’ll buy a hat and eat it” – Warwick Brown, Greville Records
NIYAZ featuring AZAM ALI
"[Niyaz] scores with a mesmerizing mix of rapturous vocals and electro-acoustic beats." – NPR
“…a powerful singer songwriter in the midst of a massive empowerment movement.” – Huffington Post
HUUN HUUR TU
Using traditional instruments and drawing subtly on 20th-century composers, funky rhythms, and the palette of electronica, Huun Huur Tu transform ancient songs into complex acoustic compositions.
"One of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed Native American musicians of her time." - Associated Press
"MaMuse engage their audience, allowing the spirits of one and all to take flight and soar." - Kate Wolf Music Festival
Mamadou Sidibe, Walter Strauss, and Kendrick Freeman weave them into a rich tapestry of sound and rhythm -Pop Matters
"Gifted with an expressive presence and an even more expressive voice..." - Top Shelf Reggae
“Spectacular percussion dialogues, shamanic chants and acrobatic dances!“ – Isabel Soffer (World Music Institute)
BATTLE OF SANTIAGO
“…a dazzling mix of Afro-Cuban music, electronics and post rock.” – WorldMusiccentral.org
"...an intelligent swirl of rock, reggae and folk, earthy harmonies and organic sounds that have drawn comparisons to Pearl Jam and the Dave Matthews Band." - Sea of Tranquility
Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience.
“...old Gullah songs — some of them sly moral lessons — in arrangements that connect their beat to a New Orleans lilt.” – The New York Times
“...a creative, inspiring and delightful milestone in Francophone — and global — folk music. ...If this is the future of folk, we’re in good hands.” - Pop Matters
FANNA FI ALLAH
Through the beauty of the music they embody a universal message of devotion and tolerance that is crucial to our time.
“…blues, rock, swing, folk, country, pop, Latin and Native influences into a politically charged tapestry leavened with Secola’s sly wit.” – Native Peoples Magazine
"Their honest and homespun approach to rock is infectious as noted by the swaying crowds... I can’t get enough of the Wheel!" - Jam Bands Online
JOE CRAVEN & THE SOMETIMERS
“His music combines so many diverse elements that it is practically its own genre.” – Audiophile Review
"It sounds like the Gypsy Kings and Jamiroquai had a baby in South America!" - SF Station
MATT THE ELECTRICIAN
"Matt Sever approaches songcraft with the life-or-death attention to detail..." - Austin Chronicle
Headed by Brian Kehoe - a Bay Area fixture and member of Kehoe International, Black Cat Grave, and Les Claypools Duo de Twang.
“He has set the bar high with thoughtful and unique styling, well-crafted lyrics and versatile vocals.” – The Alternate Root
Stunning harmonies on traditional boleros, huapangos, sones & rancheras performing cumbias, revamped rock & roll hits, and reggae classics.
BANANA SLUG STRING BAND
Impassioned musicians, songwriters, performers, educators, and eco-warriors with guitars, crazy characters, and an extraordinary ability to connect with children
Her songs are medicinal, hallucinatory, and haunting, with a trance-like performance.
A singer, educator and ARTivist deeply committed to creating art in service to justice, self empowerment and liberation
An unparalleled combination of intelligent lyricism and spine melting R&B vocals upon a foundation of meticulously produced original bass music
KOREAN MEN featuring HEEMOON & PRELUDE
Korean folk songs meet jazz for a unique blend of music and comedy.
The colors and passions of the ancient past to the future driven by a 4 piece horn section using Indian Raga, didgeridoo with tabla, or ancient Middle Eastern melodies.
PANTHER! AND BEAR FIGHT
Mixing Victorian music hall bonhomie with Southern gothic creepiness, they re-imagine the Sierra Foothills as a place of deeply weird natural magic.
Intricate, trance-like compositions that combine folkish melodies and driving rhythms with an improvisational jazz sensibility.
JULIET GOBERT & HOMER WILLS
“…lyrics that can be achingly haunting or evoke a knowing smile. Juliet Gobert’s music is nothing if not compelling.” – John Paulsen – Dave’s Cave
A freewheeling collective funk-lite universe with a big, welcoming heart
SYD RIMBAUD & THE ELEPHANT'S GERALD
A poet with an acoustic avant-garde approach with his words and music.
Pulling upon influences such as Earth, Wind, & Fire, Rick James, Sly & the Family Stone, and Parliament
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