Winner gets a slot at SCamp
8:30-9:30 Dell Zell
9:45-10:45 800 Lb. Gorilla
11-12 Flatland Harmony
1:30-2:30 Sweater Vest
Flatland Harmony Experiment
Flatland Harmony Experiment is an exciting new band that plays a mixture of Bluegrass, Blues, Americana, Roots, Reggae, Folk, Rock and Jazz in an all acoustic format that we like to call “nügrass”. Drawing influences from a number of diverse styles, Flatland Harmony Experiment performs from a large library of original and eclectic cover material. Flatland Harmony Experiment is Scott Nelson on upright bass, Kris Potts on Mandolin, Johnny Plott on Banjo, Harvey Mosteller on Guitar and Craig Stinson on Fiddle. Hailing from different backgrounds in the music industry, they are rock-solid players and vocalists who bring their experience and maturity together to create a uniquely organic musical landscape. Playing with the subtleties of acoustic string instruments and human voice, Flatland Harmony Experiment delivers a dynamic performance that will take the audience from sweet harmony to spaces of driving rhythm within each performance. Playing each show like their last, this is a project that must be experienced.
Hyryder is a Grateful Dead Tribute Band formed in Indianapolis, Indiana in the summer of 2008 and currently consists of Charlie Morgan (lead guitar and vocals), Nick Neureiter (drums and vocals), Eric Thompson (rhythm guitar and vocals), Scott Jackson (keyboard world and vocals) and Blair Ping (bass and vocals). The band was born out of an intense love and appreciation for the music of the Grateful Dead and a desire to help carry on this rich musical tradition.
Hyryder strives musically to create an authentic Grateful Dead experience, paying close attention to detail. The band routinely performs “monster” 3 set shows, weaving in and out from one song to the next. While paying tribute to the original compositions, Hyryder indeed craft’s their own unique take on the music focusing on extended improvisational jamming. The band prides itself on its ever changing progressive jams and set lists that are unique to each particular show. Hyryder performs multiple night runs without ever repeating any material giving fans an intimately different experience each time they take the stage.
As one of Indianapolis’ best up and coming bands, Hyryder has amassed a dedicated fan base who pack venues throughout the Mid-West as well as throughout the country in key markets such as Denver, CO, Nashville, TN and Asheville, NC. The band has had the honor of “sharing the bill” with an All-Star lineup of artists including Keller Williams, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Emmitt-Nershi Band featuring Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) and Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon), Tea Leaf Green, Dumpstaphunk (feat. Ivan Neville), Larry Keel, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, The New Mastersounds, Kyle Hollingsworth Band (String Cheese Incident), Cornmeal, Hot Buttered Rum, Papadosio and Cosby Sweater (feat. Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee).
Here's some footage of our rehearsal Sunday afternoon. It's been so cool building with these cats! The footage is kind of rough mainly due to the fact that I was playing Octapad, but I wanted to share because I've been asked repeatedly for a taste of what we've been working on. So here it is! Headphones recommended. #moog #juno #octapad #mojostock2015
Posted by Richard Sleepy Floyd on Monday, May 4, 2015
800 lb Gorilla
800 lb. Gorilla is a college rock/jam band based in Bloomington, Indiana. With a rock and roll core, the band pulls together funk and jazz influences to create driving, catchy, danceable grooves. A five-piece band, 800lbG places rock-solid guitar, funky keyboards and sax on top of a drums-and-bass rhythm section. The interplay between musicians takes place on an improvisational plane that harkens Herbie Hancock, The Grateful Dead and Steely Dan.
Originally formed by brothers Mark (guitar) and Daniel (lead vox) Humphrey when they were in middle school, the band has evolved from a hard-rock power trio to a funk and jazz juggernaut. Since that time they have added Kwame Newton (keyboards/alto sax), Brian Carson (drums), and Joe Schweitzer (electric bass). As a group, you would be hard-pressed to find five more competent musicians.
800 lb. Gorilla has enjoyed a warm welcome from music lovers as they have developed their show on stages across Indiana and Ohio. Their fanbase is strongest among their college peers in Bloomington, and the jam band community throughout Central Indiana. They are fortunate to have been invited to play festivals this year including Hyperion, Good People Good Times, JorgStock (Eiteljorg Museum), and Taste of Bloomington.
The band intends to take the musical interplay higher, and continue to reach music lovers far and wide.
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Dell Zell was born out of a drive for musical experimentation. Always challenging ourselves to change and grow, we strive for a sound that’s engaging, eclectic, real and indefinable. We chose not to be labeled by genre and by doing so we hope to unite music lovers and bands of every kind to support our music scene and each other. We’re here purely out of our collective passion for making music. Come join us for the ride!