HIGH SIERRA: THE LINEUP GETS BETTER!


(Forest Reda)
Greetings High Sierra community! We're pleased to bring you the latest round of talented additions to our 2005 High Sierra Music Festival lineup. Bassist, bandleader, and persona extraordinaire Les Claypool will rock both the Grandstand Stage and one of our late night venues with his edgy, yet endearing, musical genius. Crowd-favorites Michael Franti & Spearhead return to lift your spirits and raise your consciousness, and expanding the realms of both the DJ and electronica scenes into one hypnotic beat-science is Conspirator, the new project established by Marc and Aron from the Disco Biscuits and featuring DJ Omen from Final Phaze NYC. Prodigious High Sierra veteran Chuck Prophet, who was alt before alt-rock was cool, brings rapier wit with guitar and songwriting skills to match and we predict that San Francisco duo Two Gallants, who channel early-twentieth-century blues, folkies such as Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, and current indie punk will win more than a few new fans. Always unique, ThaMuseMeant will captivate you with their sweet old-timey songcrafting backed by virtuosic playing, and the JP Cutler Band, already developing a solid reputation among San Francisco music fans, will feature not only bandleader and nimble guitarist JP Cutler, but fellow festival performers Dan Lebowitz and Steve Adams of ALO.

As always, we've got more surprises in store! Stay tuned as the lineup continues to evolve. Confirmed thus far are:

Yonder Mountain String Band
Michael Franti and Spearhead
Les Claypool
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Keller Williams
The Waifs
Railroad Earth
Conspirator:
feat. Marc and Aron from The Disco Biscuits and Omen from Final Phaze NYC
Kinky
Man vs. Machine
feat. James Blood Ulmer, Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Calvin Weston
Garaj Mahal
Maktub
Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet
Tea Leaf Green
New Monsoon
Hot Buttered Rum String Band
ALO
Chuck Prophet
Two Gallants
Lotus
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Kan'Nal
Papa Mali
Carolyn Wonderland
ThaMuseMeant
Jamie Janover
Free Peoples
Flowmotion
Lymbyc Systym
Meltone (Japan)
DJ Williams Projekt
Blue Turtle Seduction
Brett Dennen
The New Mastersounds (Great Britain)
JP Cutler Band
Living Folklore Medicine Show
and many, many more!

If you haven't done so already, don't forget to save money by purchasing your festival passes early! Four-day discount passes are currently available for $135 each + $1 for High Sierra Foundation, the nonprofit we formed to raise awareness and funds for worthwhile causes related to music, art, and social justice. That's less than $35 a day for more than 75 performers, free camping, parades, work- and play-shops, children's activities and more! But you gotta act quickly 'cause they're selling fast. The current discount ticket price is valid through April 11, at which point the price will increase again.

Those festivarians who have already purchased tickets and chosen to have them shipped in advance, please note that we will begin shipping

tickets the week of March 7-12. Thank you all for your support of the festival! Festival Dates: June 30-July 3rd, 2005 in beautiful Quincy, CA
Buy Tickets Online: www.highsierramusic.com
Order Tickets by Phone: 510.595.1115

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[Published on: 2/28/05]

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