J.WAIL feat Vince Herman [Leftover Salmon] + Kito B. [Particle]
From the venue:
It is the dawn of an age of digital wizardry and in this modern era gadgets seem to surge in song, congealing in an amalgamation of buzzes, beeps and blips. The pulsing of machines and pounding of concrete and steel in symphonic collage power our world. J.WAIL rises to the call of the sonic traffic controller, poised behind a palette of electronic devices, guitar, booming bass and live drums. The dance floor becomes the launch pad where the duo fuses live instrumentation with organic electronica propelling mind, soul and booty into the upper stratosphere of sound. In the resonance of music and technology, they meld the sounds of tomorrow with the power of now into a bumping, party anthem for modern mankind. J.WAIL’s enthusiasm and strong desire to share and spread music has earned him a reputation as one of the hardest working artists in the touring industry.
J.Wail’s tours have logged countless road miles with hundreds of club/theater dates and festivals performed on all corners of the North America. Stretching into the DJ-based dance sound with the approach of a live band J.WAIL creates “club-funk-glitch-rock” through innovative techniques using live guitar, live drums, vocals, synthesizers and live electronics. J.Wail’s ability to experiment and improvise nightly has led to several appearances and collaborations with some prominent musicians including touring at times with Chuck Morris Lotus. J.WAIL has shared on stage collaborations with Michael Travis and Jason Hann (EOTO/String Cheese Incident), Dean Ween (Ween), Brock Butler (Perpetual Groove), Tom Constanten (Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, ex member of the Grateful Dead), members of the Brazilian Girls and has performed on bills with national artists such as Bassnectar, The New Deal, Particle, Perpetual Groove, Ana Sia and Boombox J.Wail’s unique styles and techniques infused with live drums leave the audience with a healthy dose of live electro funk euphoria!
For the past quarter-century, Colorado’s Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, digging deep into the well that supplies its influences; rock ‘n’ roll, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, soul, zydeco, jazz and blues. During their twenty-five plus years as a band they have headlined shows and festivals from coast to coast, released nine albums, and maintained a vibrant, relevant and influential voice in the music world. The evolution of Leftover Salmon’s music is influenced by Leftover Salmon co-founders Drew Emmitt (mandolin/vocals) and Vince Herman‘s (guitar/singer) keen musical instincts, and follows a musical path that adheres to the deep tradition the duo started when they first formed the group along with deceased banjo player Mark Vann. The addition of new band members over the years has nurtured an unmistakable evolution and freshness in Leftover Salmon’s sound, and has added an edge to the long-lasting power of the band’s music. Fueled by the rhythm section of long time bassist Greg Garrison, drummer Alwyn Robinson, and Salmon’s newest member, keyboardist Erik Deustch, the band is currently enjoying a creative renaissance. The front line trio of Emmitt, Herman and prodigious banjo player Andy Thorn are continually challenged and pushed in new directions as the band collectively searches for new spaces and sounds within their extensive catalog of songs.