Dakini is a four-piece original band from Hegins, PA. They create a flowing musical experience that is truly unlike anything else. With influences from all genres of music, Dakini is rock ‘n’ roll with a driving energy that can satisfy any and all who come to experience a show.
Together for Eleven years with four full-length studio albums, one live double album and hundreds of bootleg recordings, Dakini has established themselves as one of Pennsylvania’s most original, exciting, diverse and ever-changing improvisational bands.
Electric sets are most dominant at a Dakini show, but they are very much at home acoustically, playing an variety of stringed and percussive instruments.
Each member brings different songs, emotions, energies and grooves to the mix. Rock ‘n’ roll to country, bluegrass to funk, jazz numbers to swirling, trickling movements & chaotic space & trance. A night of Dakini is a passage through various musical styles, eras, generations & unknown aspects of musical expression.
Dakini has performed alongside numerous local & national groups including The Jerry Garcia Band, Dickey Betts & Great Southern (of the Allman Brothers Band), Derek Trucks Band, David Grisman Quartet, Keller Williams, Donna Jean, Jazz Mandolin Project, Bernie Worrel (former keyboardist for George Clinton), Ulu, Zen Tricksters, Max Creek, Sister Carol (Grammy-nominated Reggae artist), The Dude of Life (Phish lyricist), The Breakfast, The Recipe, George Wesley, U-Melt, Brother’s Past, Soulive, The Slip, Benevento/Russo Duo, Kaki King, Raq & many others.
Dakini plays clubs, festivals and countless celebrations throughout Pennsylvania and the surrounding states. Dakini hosts their own music festival (Dakinifest) and travels with their own sound system, light show, van & dedicated crew to ensure each and every performance.
Dakini is a family of artists, fans & friends that encourage all forms of creative artistic expression. Dakini will continue to expand their musical adventure to help heal, energize & enlighten with music and the power of sound.