Preview: 7 Can’t Miss Acts At Rock N Roll Resort v7

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The festival season in the Northeast will soon commence with the seventh annual Rock N Roll Resort. Held over April Fool’s Weekend, March 31 – April 2, Rock N Roll Resort v7 is an all-inclusive festival that takes place all under one comfortable roof at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa in Kerhonkson, New York.

This year’s lineup features over 40 varied acts including top-notch jam groups (Pink Talking Fish, Midnight North), soul bands (Nth Power, Jen Durkin), road warriors (Primate Fiasco, Lespecial) and the best in quickly-ascending bands (Formula 5, Cousin Earth, Beau Sasser Trio). An impressive array of Artists-at-Large are aboard for RnRRv7, namely Jen “Pipes” Durkin, the versatile Craig Greenberg, Turkuaz’s Craig Brodhead, Kind Bud and Lee Ross (formerly of The Hornitz). As usual, there will daily themes and a variety of activities including mini-golf and full use of the spa.

“We’re on our seventh year, and we’ve really fine-tuned things more and more with each successive event. Last year’s ‘Low Key’ event showed us how much our guests truly care about the family atmosphere and the intimate environment. It’s absolutely about the music, but rekindling with your peers seems to be how our guests truly want to start off the festival season,” said Shannon Plaquet, event founder and organizer. Tickets are on-sale now via the festival’s website.

7 Can’t Miss Acts At Rock N Roll Resort v7

1. Pink Talking Fish (2 Sets)

PTF is a hybrid tribute/fusion act that honors the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands. For anyone partial to the sounds of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads or Phish, PTF will hit that nostalgic sweet spot and simultaneously rev fans up through a truly a unique and special concert experience.

[Time/Ghost/Psycho Killer | Captured by skip2eight]

2. The Nth Power (3 Sets)

The New Orleans quartet are known as a “relentlessly funky and soulful band [who] believes in music as a higher power, tapping into an energy that is simultaneously sexy and spiritual.” Nikki Glaspie remains one of the best drummers in the business.

[Truth (Official Video)]

3. Jen Durkin’s “Steal Your Funkin’ Birthday Blackout” featuring Doug Wimbish

A RNRR veteran, Connecticut’s Jen Durkin is known as “Pipes” for good reason, her voice is a soaring and powerful weapon. Add Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish to the mix and this one should be a real treat.

[Jen Durkin & The Business Montage | Captured by djjdevos]

4. Lespecial

The Boston-based band has garnered many new fans over the past decade thanks to their deep electric riffs. Here’s a chance to bassist Luke Bemand drop the proper beats.

[Jackwise | Video by Adam Straughn]

5. Formula 5

The pride of upstate New York, the band has been blowing up of late due to their catchy grooves and contagious jamming prowess.

[Pedro | Shared by NYS Music]

6. Cousin Earth

A member of the Brooklyn Jam Syndicate, they are a whirlwind to the senses and an unpredictable foray into the unknown. A chance to witness ukulele master, Joey Kalfa, is worth the price of admission alone.

[Universoul (Official Video)]

7. Primate Fiasco

Veterans of Rock and Roll Resort, they are a fan-favorite act. The brass-laden outfit is known to wander the halls of the resort while playing up-tempo and fun party music.

[Playing In The Lobby At 2013 RNR Resort | Captured by UpstateLiveMusic]