Boulder Colorado’s longest-running champions of authentic high-energy funk, The Pamlico Sound are known for their original, contemporary songs and performances, while drawing inspiration from classic legends like Sly & The Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic. The joyful interplay between singer Sarah Sariah and frontman/multi-winds player The Reverend EverReady (Will Baumgartner), augmented by the notorious Soul Shouters Horns and anchored to a heavy-duty rhythm section, combine to create an experience that rivals Old South tent revivals - with everyone moving, shouting and shaking in an audience-interactive celebration of the uplifting power of Pure Funk'n Soul.

The Reverend, Sister Sarah, and the Deacons tell us The Funk Is Not For Sale will be a breakthrough document of the expansive growth the band has experienced since the last TPS release, 2016's Jive Church. While the biggest jolt comes from the addition of Sarah Sariah's lightning rod vocals and soul-shaking spirit, the album also marks the first recording of the latest and greatest TPS horn section yet, adding the electrifying skills of local heavyweights Sarah Mount (alto sax), Matt Wilkolak (trumpet) and Alex Cazet (tenor sax) to Baumgartner's mainstay baritone and soprano saxes, flute and harmonica. In the rhythm section, longtime member Jimmy G's crispy-crunchy guitar work is now more than ably matched with the wicked bass playing of Doctor G (Gareth Shemesh) and churning keyboards of returning member Greg Leistikow, all tied together with solid fiery precision by the newest member of the PamFam, drummer Andrea Spadafora—who seems to have brought his talents on the kit from his native Italy almost specifically to grace and further energize The Pamlico Sound. All the talent and skills in the world still need great songs to serve—and it's the songs that give The Funk Is Not For Sale its biggest reason for being. From the slated singles to the longer workouts, every track on the album offers maximum message, powerhouse pleasure, incendiary inspiration and generous growth. While TPS will always be primarily purveyors of Funk and Soul, with this album listeners will also be treated to an expanded palette of musical colors, including the Reggae-inspired bridge of Talkin’ To Myself, the Afrobeat overtones on Far From The End, the Blue-Eyed Motown meets Pop Rock feel of Soul Knot, and more.

Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda

Appearing on the first-round 2017 Grammy Awards ballot in seven categories, Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda’s “credibly original approach,” as praised by Rolling Stone contributor Jesse Jarnow, is rooted in multi-stylistic stories of perseverance and rejuvenation – reflections of Pete’s true-life experiences. Arcoda combines the complex harmonic structures of Joni Mitchell and feel-good R&B undercurrents of Bill Withers with melodic accessibility and deeply poignant lyrics. Each musician is an experienced session player who can flexibly play American roots one night and neo-soul the next, delivering diversity with authenticity.

The band’s new LP, "All the Little Things," features an all-star lineup of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and 3-time Grammy Award Winner Levon Helm (The Band, Bob Dylan), 3-time Grammy Winner Justin Guip (Levon Helm Band, Hot Tuna), Grammy Nominee Catherine Popper (Jack White, Grace Potter, Ryan Adams), and Glenn Patscha (Sheryl Crow, Marc Cohn) with cameos by 2-time Grammy Winner Erik Lawrence (Aretha Franklin), Grammy Nominee Chris Pandolfi (Infamous Stringdusters), Ryan Zoidis (Lettuce), and Leah Concialdi (Nathaniel Rateliff). The 15-song, self-produced, Americana album – their first in six years – was engineered by Gold Record recipient Chris Bittner (Coheed & Cambria) at The Band bassist Rick Danko’s former residence of Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY. The Album Launch Party featured Jennifer Hartswick & Natalie Cressman of the Trey Anastasio Band and frequent Anders Osborne guitarist Peter Stelling. The album’s lead single – the horn-heavy “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (feat. Levon Helm)” – has been officially added at the fastest-growing AAA Non-Comm radio station in the US, 105.5 FM “The Colorado Sound.” FM stations KUVO, KRRR, and KRFC, are additionally spinning the second single, the emotive “The Ways We Change.”

Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda recently played the We Are LA Festival at the 27,000-seat StubHub Center soccer stadium outside of Los Angeles directly supporting actor Kevin Costner & Modern West and directly following Emmy Award-Winning, Top 10, Gold Record Artist Rachel Platten. Two days later, Pete was invited by Jimmy Kimmel Live Co-Executive Producer Doug DeLuca to perform at Malibu Rocks Hollywood at Lucky Strike Live featuring an Arcoda lineup including Tony Braunagel (2-time Grammy Award-Winner with Bonnie Raitt), Jeff Paris (Grammy-Winner with Keb’ Mo’), and Jesse Money (daughter of and singer with Eddie Money). Pete performed the closing set of the 2016 Malibu Guitar Festival in a band with Steve Ferrone (Tom Petty, Eric Clapton) and Alex Ligertwood (Santana) and returned to make three appearances in 2017 including one preceding Robby Krieger of The Doors, and another as a duo with Supertramp/ Crowded House guitarist Mark Hart.

Former Jeff Buckley Co-Manager, Jack Bookbinder, recalls being “struck by Pete’s jaw-dropping vocals and approach to artistry.” Pete’s music has been released internationally by Sony BMG; on Spotify, iTunes, and all major digital outlets; and broadcast on BET’s number-one show 106 & Park for 10.3M viewers – as sung by Epic Recording Artist/ Missy Elliot protégé Jessica Betts. Pete’s eclectic compositions have been placed in award-winning films at the LA Reel Film Festival, Boston International Movie Festival, and Honolulu Film Festival including 2016’s SomeTHING UNorthodox.

Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda recently performed for 3000 fans at the Colorado Brewers’ Festival, directly supported Anders Osborne and Rich Robinson (Black Crowes), received a Westword Music Award Nomination and eight Rock Awards nominations, and has been featured in Denver Post, Relix, AXS, Boston Globe, Poughkeepsie Journal, and Performer. Pete also leads the funk band FU^K, has published the 300-page Hampton 98, and has a YouTube instructional series with 1.2M views. He has earned the moniker Hardest Working Musician and should probably sleep more often.

Brought together by our shared love of music and szechuan dipping sauce, the hughmans of Hugh Manatee started playing as one in early 2017 and immediately became an inseparable jamfam. Offering a fusion of rock, progressive, funk, reggae, and americana elements with an improvisational feel, we draw inspiration from a breadth of styles to create a unique and energetic sound that's sure to get you groovin'.

Verses The Inevitable

Verses The Inevitable is a neo-soul americana band out of Denver, Colorado originally formed in June of 2015 by Daniel Hertel. Verses The Inevitable features a blending of musical genres including rock, blues, neo-soul, americana, jazz, and funk. The band recently released it’s sophomore album Grit & Grace on May 5th, 2018. Grit & Grace truly captures the evolution of the bands sound and pairs a deep dynamic musical range with touching lyrical stylings. Ben Weise from the Denver Westword states, “Grit & Grace is a nine-track record comprising jazzy Americana soul that occasionally evokes the dogged feel of a speakeasy one minute and a blend of familiar folk-country harmonies the next. Highlights such as “Hard Times” and “Morgan County Blues” demonstrate both the band’s artistic range and Hertel’s knack for gritty storytelling… the band has grown into something bigger than just a single artistic vision; the results are a layered, full, diverse and dynamic sound.” The band members include Daniel Hertel (Vocals/Guitar), Mad Dog Friedman (Harmonica), Alex Tyler (Lead Guitar), Matt Certosimo (Bass), Logan Firth (Drums), Will Snyder (Keys), and Madalynn Rose (Vocals). The band’s first studio album All Debts Paid was the Mile High Blues Society Nominee for Best Self Produced Album of The Year in 2016 and was sent to Memphis, Tennessee to compete in the category against albums from around the world. Verses The Inevitable is truly carving out its own genre, and is becoming a significant force in the Denver music scene. Grit & Grace is a step above their first record and time will tell where it sits among the 2018 top albums in Colorado.

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