Crobot

There was a time when rock radio was dominated by great riffs. From Deep Purple’s “Smoke On the Water” and Derek And The Dominoes’ “Layla” to Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of” it was all about that unmistakable guitar sound that instantly identified a band or song. The members of Crobot have united to bring that back.

Blending funk, blues, metal and good old-fashioned rock and roll into a howling vortex of Yeagley’s vocals and Bishop’s guitar, Crobot have crafted an album of endless good time rock hooks that sound as inspired today as they would have on AOR radio in 1974.

“We grew up with the same riff rock and it’s seemingly lacking in today’s music. We really seem to like the rock of old and felt that was missing,” Yeagley says.

Crobot is a band that can rock at all tempos. Whether it’s the slow-building groove of “Skull Of Geronimo,” a methodical sludge-rocker that calls to mind Soundgarden in the chorus or the more up-tempo funkified “Nowhere To Hide,” a track that sounds like the Black Crowes driving a Camaro, Crobot display stellar musicianship and lyrical depth.

Drivin The Bus

Website: dtbband.com
Merchandise: dtbband.hilinemerch.com

Drivin’ the Bus (DTB) is an all-star jam band formed in the warmth of sunny So California. Their repertoire and style are considerably diverse considering their musical roots and upbringing. DTB’s creative output equals that of the longevity of each members musical journey. One thing for sure, at every show they continue to push their performances higher and further. Jam on! There’s no denying that the band is a dedicated crew who have put in many hours of tireless effort to attain the skills and experience necessary to become an international sensation – but again, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Whether playing regional venues, festivals, county fairs, or private and corporate events, what keeps DTB interesting is not only the energy and vitality of their music and songwriting, but the fun in which it is delivered. One thing is certain, the band prides itself on their extended jams, which some claim sound “unique,” “clever,” and “filled with ripping guitar solos.” The sound of “The Bus” ranges from delicate and subtle – to explosive and hard-driving, like a Greyhound bus hurtling down Route 66!

The band’s material covers the old and the new, from rock to jazz fusion, and even some Motown. Whether a cover tune, or an original, there’s guaranteed to be many an extended improvised jam that will get the crowd rocking, spinning, and out on the dance floor.

From their humble beginnings, each player contributes to the whole. Craig Flecks’ guitar playing is the fuel that drives the bus (Clement Forrest, Giant Peach, Full Strength Funk Band, Sonic Art). His blistering solos often seem to channel the styles of some of the best-known rock legends. Craig’s childhood friend Ritchie Lipson, (Peach Fuzz, Giant Peach) holds the bus together with interesting rhythmic guitar flourishes that nicely complement’s Craig’s fleet-fingered guitar work. The rhythm section is anchored by the energetic vibe and drumming work of Erick Rockwell (Safety Orange) and the exceptional bass playing of Rich Schermerhorn, which combined are the engine that propels the bus. Together these friends create a musical collaboration that is much greater than the sum of their parts.

Despite the fact that there does not seem to be an actual driver of this bus, the sounds of the road – the freeway jam, you might say – will be rumbling and rollin’ whenever Drivin’ the Bus pulls into your station. And, despite what the urban dictionary might have to say about “driving the bus” (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Driving%20the%20Bus), the band does not feel constrained by this definition!

So, rock ‘n roll on down the highway … and get on the bus!

Ghost of Paul Revere

“Simply put, this band is one to see live… A gorgeous blend of bluegrass, folk and good old fashioned rock and roll… their performance takes on a boot-clacking brilliance that transforms each song into a full-on participatory event, sending an electric surge about the room that’s near impossible not to feel. Add to that a layered three part harmony coursing through each soulful song, and The Ghost of Paul Revere demonstrated they not only had the chops, but the heart to reach their audience and leave an undeniable impression as well. And as the floorboards shook with each pounding stomp, one thing was certain: the band announced they had arrived, loud and clear.” – Dispatch Magazine

Mungion

Website: mungion.com
Merchandise: mungion.hilinemerch.com

Since their inception in Spring of 2015, Mungion (pronounced mung-yin) is quickly becoming known for their undeniably explosive and charismatic live shows. The Chicago-based four-piece is rooted in their ambitious compositions and improvisational ability. Drawing inspiration from a wide array of musical styles, they create a raucous, yet jubilant sound all of their own.

Known for their whimsical songs and goofy stage antics, Mungion’s joyous presence is a natural extension of its members, making for live performances that are infectiously lighthearted and deeply sincere. However, underlying the band’s quirky nature is a tremendous amount of virtuosity across all of its members. Combined, this talent and playfulness emboldens the group to be fearless in the studio and on stage. Mungion is guaranteed to have you smiling ear to ear and leaving wanting more.

Spaga

Website: spagaband.com
Merchandise: spagaband.hilinemerch.com

Spaga is something entirely new and different from the Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner — a throwback to his jazz roots, in the form of a mostly-acoustic trio that augments Magner’s grand piano skills with the organic immediacy and interplay of upright bass and drums. It’s an evolution of dinner jazz; music that pairs incredibly well with both farm and table, as the project’s sold-out debut at Hill Girt Farm proved.

Sunsquabi

Website: sunsquabi.com
Merchandise: sunsquabi.hilinemerch.com

There’s a place, deep in the cosmos, where jam bands and electronic dance music intersect with rhythm-driven funk. You’ll feel like you’re floating here but not lost completely to the atmospheric elements. Instead, you’re tethered to an avant-garde spaceship with Colorado-based SunSquabi on the frequency. This cosmic wonderland is a melting pot of a variety of musical genres and it represents the future of music.

A three-piece suit – SunSquabi has been catching the eyes and ears of music fans around the world with their ever-evolving sound in the studio and on the live stage. SunSquabi has gained national attention for their unique way of producing music. The band’s live show can be described as an ‘Electronic Hydro Funk Experience’ that is different every single time out. SunSquabi continues to break down and analyze the expectations of what a “Live-Electronic” band should be.

Boogie At The Broadmoor

Boogie at The Broadmoor is a first class, five-star concert experience like no other at The Broadmoor Resort. Leftover Salmon’s Boogie At The Broadmoor is 3 days and nights of the live music, dancing, dining, and activities of all kinds nestled against the backdrop of the Cheyenne Foothills just 75 miles south of Denver.

Star Kitchen

Website: Coming Soon
Merchandise: starkitchen.hilinemerch.com

Est. 2018, Star Kitchen is a psychedelic supergroup exploring the music of Stevie, Jimi, James, & more featuring; Marc Brownstein, Danny Mayer, Rob Marscher, and Marlon Lewis.

Brad Parsons & Starbird

Brad Parsons fell in love with music at a young age as the son of a preacher in Lewiston, ID.  After touring for a few years as a sideman playing banjo, keys, and guitar in folk band Horse Feathers, Brad shifted his focus back to his solo band in 2016 and has been blazing trails from Alaska to Atlanta. His booming voice and well-crafted songs led him to appear at festivals like Northwest String Summit, Winter Wondergrass, JamCruise, High Sierra, Aiken Bluegrass Festival, Yarmonygrass and many more. Brad has also shared the stage with his good friends Fruition, Lil Smokies, Trout Steak Revival, John Craigie, etc. In November 2017, he joined forces with Starbird to create a powerful musical experience.