About Backup Planet
Backup Planet is a progressive funk rock band based out of Nashville, TN. Their sound draws from so much you’ve heard before—‘70s rock and funk, high-energy improv, a touch of pop, a sliver of metal. But the members of this group mix and match those elements—with just a hint of modern tech to burnish a sturdy nucleus of retro-minded organ and guitar—in ways that never fail to astonish.
Their influences include Warren Haynes, Lettuce, Daft Punk, The Allman Brothers, Michael Jackson, and Umphrey’s McGee. The Tennessee jam scene has been stirring as Backup Planet has played at festivals and clubs across the state.
Eric Krasno, Duane Trucks, Todd Sheaffer and Jason Crosby are among the additions to the lineup for the upcoming “There’s A Reward: A Celebration Of The Life & Music Of Neal Casal” benefit concert in honor of the late Neal Casal.
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros began a swing of tour dates in California on Wednesday night at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay in San Diego.
Jason Isbell revealed the openers for his upcoming run at The Ryman and series of solo acoustic shows with support from Kevin Morby.
Vida Blue featuring Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge, funky Meters drummer Russell Batiste and Shakira guitarist Adam Zimmon kicked off a short run at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. and mixed classics, debuts and covers.
Dead & Company are offering live streams of all six upcoming Fall Fun Run concerts.