Colonel Bruce Hampton

Col. Bruce is a Southern musician, singer, actor, magician, artist, and soothsayer. He has been touring since 1963 with the bands IV of IX, Hampton Grease Band, Late Bronze Age, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and too many more to count. Since 2011, he has been playing with AJ "Wunder" Ghent as Col. Bruce Hampton and The Realms of Ventilation.

George Porter, Jr.

George Porter, Jr. is best known as the bassist of The Meters, along with Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste. The group was formed in the mid 60's and came to be recognized as one of the progenitors of funk then called R&B. The Meters disbanded in 1977, but reformed in 1989. Today the original group still plays the occasional reunions but the Funky Meters, of which Porter and Neville are still members, most prominently keeps the spirit alive.

Few bass players in the history of modern New Orleans music are as storied as George Porter Jr. During the course of a career spanning more then four decades, Porter has not only made a deep impression with his work in the Meters, but he’s notched session work with artists as diverse as Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett, David Byrne, Patti LaBelle, Robbie Robertson, Tori Amos, Taj Mahal, Ryan Montbleau and live performances with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes, John Scofield, Steve Kimock, Eric Krasno (and including recent studio releases with Warren Haynes and Bill Kreutzmann) just to name a few. Early in his career, Porter worked with seminal New Orleans artists like Allen Toussaint, Earl King, Lee Dorsey, and Johnny Adams, Irma Thomas, The Lastie Brothers again to only name a few.

Porter is also the band leader of his own unique long term project the Runnin’ Pardners, well respected not only as a quintessential New Orleans band, the touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. He has assembled some seasoned and talented musicians to join him on this project. Familiar Pardners - Brint Anderson (guitar) and, Michael Lemmler (keyboards) and rising stars on the New Orleans music scene Khris Royal (saxophone) and Terrence Houston (drums). George Porter Jr. plans to keep a smile on his face. “I feel like I am working towards something that will be remembered.”

Porter has proven to be capable of the ultimate fusion of rock, funk and R&B, and has gained recognition as one of the industry’s elite bass players. He continues to be not only an in demand performing artist but an accomplished studio musician and producer.

Eric McFadden

Eric McFadden is a virtuoso of the six-string. He has toured the world both as a solo artist, as well as traveling with funk legend George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), and rock legend Eric Burdon (The Animals). McFadden is a member of the new supergroup, T.E.N. (, alongside Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta) and Norwood Fisher (Fishbone). Eric has also been collaborating with Fishbone frontman, Angelo Moore, & Queen delphine on a project called TASTY FACE. If that isn’t enough, you can catch Eric on the road with his dear friend & New Orleans favorite, Anders Osborne!

In the past, McFadden has toured extensively with the Eric McFadden Trio (EMT), which features bass phenomenon James Whiton (Tom Waits) and the great Paulo Baldi (Cake, Les Claypool). Eric was also a member of the all-star band, Stockholm Syndrome, which includes notable players such as Dave Schools (Widespread Panic), Jerry Joseph (Jack Mormons), Wally Ingram (Sheryl Crow) and Danny Louis (Govt Mule).

Eric McFadden has had the honor to collaborate on stage and/or in the studio with the regal likes of Bo Diddley, Keb Mo’, Living Colour, Joe Strummer (The Clash), Nels Cline (Wilco), Les Claypool (Primus), The Meters, Pat MacDonald (Timbuk3), Robert Walter, Bernie Worell (Talking Heads/Funkadelic), Bonnie Rait, Bill Kreutzman (Grateful Dead), Ron Wood & Chuck Leavel (Rolling Stones), Pink, North Mississippi Allstars, Juan Nelson (Ben Harper), Pete Sears (Jefferson Airplane, Rod Stewart), Carla Bozulich, Joe Santiago & Dave Lovering (The Pixies), Widespread Panic, Jackson Browne, Fishbone, Mike Watt (Minutemen), The Reverend Horton Heat, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Grace Potter, Galactic, Jack Johnson, Boots Riley (The Coup), Steward Copeland (The Police), among others.

McFadden has recorded several independently produced solo and band albums, many of which are regarded as underground masterworks by fans and critics alike. Eric McFadden has recorded and released several albums on such labels as Terminus (Atlanta), Fortune (San Francisco), Bad Reputation (Paris), Response (USA) and phYne Entertainment (USA).
Eric McFadden’s 2011 release, “Bluebird on Fire”, received much acclaim, including a 5-star review in Crossroads Magazine. The latest Eric McFadden release, “The Light Ahead”, is a captivating acoustic album, exposing Eric unplugged.

Having the opportunity to play music & benefit from a creative outlet inspired Eric co-found the 10-Star Program, alongside his partner in crime, delphine de St.Paër. The 10-Star Program provides avenues for artists to work with troubled youth & communities to encourage personal empowerment through music & arts. Eric’s new supergroup, T.E.N., has been involved with this program, as have various other artists. For more information regarding the 10-Star Program or if you are an artist/poducer who would like to become involved, please email We are in this together. We are stronger together! MUSIC IS LIFE!

“The theorem of turntablist as musician has been long proven in the capable hands of DJ LOGIC, whom with jazz as his foundation has become a wax innovator by crossing genres and mixing his sound across the map. As one of the world's most accomplished turntablist’s, DJ LOGIC is widely credited for introducing jazz into the hip - hop realms and is considered by most as a highly respected session musician and an innovative bandleader.

Since his emergence in the early nineties amidst the Bronx hip-hop scene, the New York City based deejay has been amassing a veritable mountain of collaborations ranging from the likes of: MEDESKI MARTIN AND WOOD, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, VERNON REID, CHARLIE HUNTER, JACK DeJOHNETTE, JOHN MAYER, BEN HARPER, MOS DEF and THE ROOTS, to name but a few.

These days, DJ LOGIC is focusing on studio endeavors, producing notable projects such as: Re-imagination with jazz piano phenomenon ELDAR ; collaborating with VERNON REID on a project he co-founded called the Yohimbe Brothers ; touring with CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE in support of Live at Tonic ; participating in a side project called SOLESIDE (featuring KYLE HOLLINGSWORTH from STRING CHEESE INCIDENT and SPEECH from ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT) and co-anchoring a rock band with JOHN POPPER (The John Popper Project featuring DJ Logic) . LOGIC’S body of work also includes three highly accomplished solo albums (Zen of Logic; The Anomaly; Presents Project Logic), all released on Ropeadope Records.

Cecil "P-Nut" Daniels

P-Nut's favorite instrument is his Casio MIDI-Horn which allows him to play many of the instruments he loves such as saxophone, keyboard, vibraphone any many other sounds and effects to the audience's amazement. His agility on the horn and vast musical background allows him to collaborate with different musicians from all genres and styles of music and his golden ear for the vibe of any particular song allows him to adapt and excel in any musical environment. P-Nut is also one of the most exciting drummers youíll ever see and normally works some percussion into his sets.

The Apocalypse is P-Nut's local bay area project and features the Queen of Bay Area Funk Gayle Muldrow from Sly and the Family Stone on guitar and vocals, and keyboard master Nate Ginsberg who toured with Herbie Hancock, Todd Rundgren and Graham Central Station. Playing a mix of originals and tasteful covers their live shows often turn into jam sessions with an array of all-star musicians lending a hand. Some of the recent guests include such notables as guitar guru Eric Mcfadden and Dexter Grove. P-Nut's inspired solos over danceable grooves are what the band is all about, taking the listener on a highly energetic and danceable ride with influences ranging from jazz, funk and soul to Latin and African rhythms.

In the fall 2002 P-Nut toured with Waylandsphere, an up and coming band from Raleigh, NC (see for further info). This young and vibrant band seems to have captured the powerful essence of connecting with each other and the audience to create music with energy and bliss. Their songs are all beautifully written and will stay with you long after you’ve stopped dancing at their show. They played a dozen or so heated shows including headlining the Cape Fear Music Festival in Wilmington, NC and opening for the Wailers at the Visualite Theatre in Charlotte, NC . Other highlights included shows during Nolaween at Tipitina’s with ET and Roger Lewis from the DDBB sitting in amongst many other special guests and a stealth set at the Dirty Zambi Ball at the Howlin ’ Wolf in New Orleans, which P-Nut helped orchestrate along with other luminaries such as Rev. Jeff Mosier, Ct. M’butu, Johnny Vidacovich and Chris Chew.

One of the bands that P-Nut plays with is Blackdog from Nederland, CO (see for further info). He recorded on their last album, For the Sake of the Groove, and is slated to record a live album with them in February of 2003. Blackdog has been leaving audiences in awe with sheer musicianship and stage presence. This is no ordinary Mountain Ensemble! Incorporating any and all musical genres from funk, to smokin' blues, to reggae and calypso ballads, sometimes all in one song! Blackdog's tenure on the music circuit has brought the band to open for or share the bill with such greats as Taj Mahal, Derek Trucks, Phish, Blues Traveler, Mick Taylor, Duke Robillard, James Cotton, and Cracker among others.

Of P-Nut's many projects, his live collaborations with Widespread Panic have inspired him the greatest. He has joined his friends on stage over thirty times since 1992 and always adds an extra sparkle to the mix. A hometown staple at Panic’s bay area shows for many years, P-nut has also been honored to play with them at some of their bigger annual shows around the nation including Red Rocks in Morrison, CO, Nolaween at UNO Lakefront Arena and Jazzfest at the Fairgrounds and Municipal Auditorium in New Orleans, LA and Oak Mountain in Pelham, AL.

Early in 2002 he joined his friends Blackdog on tour in Colorado which included sitting in with 56 Hope Rd., an up and coming band out of Chicago. He also returned to Atlanta to play with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Roxy Theatre for the Premier of the new Widespread Panic movie "The Earth Will Swallow You," which P-Nut is featured in. His TEWSY collaboration continued as he traveled to Aspen and Denver, Colorado for shows including a great evening with Blackdog at the Gothic Theatre.

He returned to Denver at the end of June and was invited to jam with Widespread Panic at their Friday night show at Red Rocks. Next came another trip to The Gothic for the First Annual Rocky Mountain Power Jam. This epic show lasted until 3:30am and also featured Robert Randolph, Robert Walter, Brian Jordan, Dave Watts, Danyell Morgan, Marco Benevento and Joe Russo. P-Nut returned to the Gothic in August for the second Rocky Mountain Power Jam, this time with Brian Jordan once again, as well as Kai Eckhardt, Fareed Hacque, Michael Franti, DJ Logic, Terence Higgins, ET, Jamie McCainand Topaz to make for another historic evening.

P-Nut played many excellent P-Nut and Friends shows throughout the year, including one at the Tasty World in Athens in October which featured Rev. Jeff Mosier, Count M'butu, Kyle Pilrgim and the Park Bench Trio. He then toured around the Southeast with his new friends, Waylandsphere. Their tour included headlining the Cape Fear Music Festival and culminated in New Orleans as they backed P-Nut up for his welcome to nolaween party at Tipitina's, and played a stealth set during the Dirty Zambi Ball at the Howlin' Wolf. P-Nut's special guests at Tip's included the Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Roger Lewis and Efrem Towns, Derek Freeman from Cronk and spoken word by Dallas, TX poet Chris Zimmerly.

P-Nut met up with Waylandsphere again in Memphis for shows at Young's Ave Deli and also played a memorable concert with Carlos Washington's Giant People and Ray's Music Exchange. He even squeezed in a few songs at the Memphis Power Jam at the New Daisy Theatre, including a shattering Godzilla along with Brian Jordan, Robert Walter, Rob Derhak, Eric Mcfadden and Alan Hertz.

Finally, P-Nut closed out an exciting year by playing with Garaj Mahal at their pre-new year's show at the DNA Lounge which also featured one of his musical idols, Jerry Goodman, from the Mahivishnu Orchestra and the Dixie Dregs.

Tori Pater's Big Bad Band

Tori Pater is Denver's favorite rock star.

Eric Martinez

Eric Martinez lives in Denver, CO where he plays locally with his bands Lake Effect and The Tori Pater Trio. Eric also plays in the Athens, GA based Rock band Bloodkin, Daniel Hutchens Acoustic, and CubanStack the east coast based rock band that rears it’s ugly head for a few weddings and festivals a year.

Eric has been playing music since the mid 80’s and has played the guitar, bass, and drums in bands all across the country. Since moving to Colorado he has found his niche in a music scene that thrives on originality and hard work and has played with the likes of Outformation, Jerry Joseph, Willy Waldmen& Brian Jordan, Cecil “Peanut” Daniels, Polytoxic, Double Parked, plus the annual re-make of The Bands “The Last Waltz” where he sings and plays guitar on Neil Youngs Helpless.

Eric has also been writing and recording music for years. In his home studio he can lay down anything from acoustic tracks to full band orchestrations of his music. He has also worked with engineer/producer David Barbe at Chase Park Transduction while recording Love Songs For Losers the second solo record from Bloodkin frontman Daniel Hutchens and Baby They Told Us We Would Rise Again Bloodkin's critically acclaimed new release. These sessions included Athens, GA greats like Todd Nance, William Tonks, Mike Cooley, and John Neff.

Sam Holt Band

Sweet, lowdown, and introspective, Sam Holt writes rock songs that are heartfelt and poignant expressions of life experiences that reflect his southern roots. Holt is well known for his guitar tech skills for the late Michael Houser of Widespread Panic, and for his own national touring band Outformation.

Sam Holt is ready to put his own name front and center with the newly assembled Sam Holt Band, which is anchored by Holt's distinguished guitar technique – no pick, all thumb! Sam Holt Band brings a hypnotic amalgam of outlaw twang, southern power pop, and face-melting hard rock riff-age. "I really just write from my heart. The music is out there, if I can get out of my own way it's easier for a song to form," says Sam.

Born in Nashville, TN, Holt spent his youth surrounded by southern rock. The first bands Sam remembers liking were The Charlie Daniels Band and Elvis Presley. Once his mom brought home KISS Alive II, he knew music would be a major part of his life. Graduating from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in recording engineering Sam went to work at Soundcheck in Nashville. In 2000, Holt became the guitar tech for Michael Houser of the wildly popular Athens, GA band Widespread Panic.

Houser was impressed with Sam's skills and told him should be playing his own music. Sadly, Houser passed away in August of 2002 after a courageous struggle with pancreatic cancer. Sam continued to tech for Widespread Panic, and made frequent onstage appearances playing lead guitar on the Summer 2006 tour. These shows were highly valued by Panic's die-hard fan base.
Armed with that experience and Mike's encouraging words, Sam started the Atlanta, GA based band Outformation with Lee Schwartz on drums and Grady Upchurch on bass. Outformation toured for five years and recorded three albums: Tennessee Before Daylight (2005), Traveler's Rest (2007) and Fastburn (2009). In 2010, the members of Outformation went their separate

Holt moved to Colorado and became a part of the vibrant Colorado music scene forming The Sam Holt Band. Michael "Spanky" McCluer on bass, Adam Stern on pedal steel and guitar, and Andy Clapp on drums are adding fresh colors and textures to Holt's catalog of material. Sam notes, "I'm so lucky to have hooked up with these guys. They are such burning players, and I totally trust them in any situation." Gaining momentum quickly, the Sam Holt Band has gathered a loyal following playing throughout Colorado. On the horizon in 2012 are an album and national tour. "We've got a lot of new material. Going in the studio to capture it is something I'm really excited about," adds the down to earth Southerner.

Sam Holt Band is:

Sam Holt / Vocals & Guitar
Spanky McCluer / Bass & Vocals
Adam Stern / Pedal Steel & Guitar
Andy Clapp / Drums

$25 Day of Show

Tickets Available at the Door


The Rocky Mountain Power Jam will occur post- Widespread Panic on Friday, June 28th and will feature:

Colonel Bruce Hampton (Aquarium Rescue Unit)
George Porter Jr. (The Meters)
Eric McFadden (Stockholm Syndrome)
Joey Porter (The Motet / Juno What?!)
DJ Logic
Cecil "P-Nut" Daniels
Terrence Houston (Toubab Krewe)
Tori Pater (Dyrty Byrds)
Eric Martinez (Bloodkin)
Jordan Linit (Kinetix)
& Many More Special Guests TBA!

Sam Holt Band

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