About Act Casual
What originally started as a group of close friends getting together to jam in a basement has grown and evolved into a musical force to be reckoned with. By combining various elements of the blues, funk, long instrumental jams and catchy 3-minute songs, there is something for everyone within the sound that is Act Casual
Act Casual has shared the stage with members of Umphrey’s McGee, The Werks, The Nth Power, Laith Al-Saadi, The North 41, Broccoli Samurai, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, EGi, and many more!
”Act Casual is a group of highly skilled musical chefs that each stirs into the pot their own batch of scintillating ingredients. A dash of funk, a dollop of country, a pinch of jazz and a helping of blues are all essential in making this stew a success. Their tunes are original and span the gamut…”
”“Act Casual” is, perhaps, an apt name for the way the band “casually” communicates on stage in a seemingly free and sub-conscious manner. Much like Phish, Jimmy Herring or The Grateful Dead, their stock in trade relies heavily on the “jam” aspect.”
– Eric A. Harabadian, Music Connection Magazine
”Act Casual diverts from the typical preconception of jamming, (or “fusion”), that of a noodly band getting entranced in their own sonic spell and being lost in the moment; this quintet is supremely in the groove—to where you, dear listener, never lose your own grip even if a time signature swerves.”
– Jeff Milo, Playground Detroit
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Jackie Greene unveiled pro-shot video of his set at Red Rocks on July 4 featuring special guest Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead.
Acclaimed drummer Bill Vitt, best known for his work as part of Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders’ band has died.
The Highwomen – Amanda Shires, Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby – confirmed the release of their self-titled debut album and shared the video for the lead single, “Redesigning Women.”
Dave Matthews Band made it through Thursday’s rescheduled concert at Jones Beach without any weather issues, dusted off a ‘Before These Crowded Streets’ classic and jammed with James Casey of the Trey Anastasio Band.