The long and winding roots of the GFE crew stretch back through time and space to the sandy woods of Ocala Florida during a 1994 regional Rainbow Gathering.
For those of you who don’t know, the Rainbow Family of Living Light is a massive tribe of people spanning the entire globe, taking over slowly. They come together for month long celebrations in national forests and are attended by anywhere from 15 to 25,000 Earth dwellers. Food is free, rent is unheard of, music and entertainment are abundant, and the psychedelic journeys are the best ever. For more information about the largest non-organization in the world, visit www.welcomehome.org.
That 1994 gathering in Ocala was the birth place of the Granola Funk Express vegan kitchen and theatre. There were road dogs and rookies, granolas and gutter punks, couch-surfers and krishnas all working together preparing delicacies, writing songs and skits, all while dancing to the ever present drums, the funk heart beat, the ‘boom boom crack’.
The Funk tribe continued forest hopping in various manifestations and one year later, returned to the Ocala regional in 1995. By that time, the tribe was stronger, the kitchen and theatre more evolved, and the music more advanced to where heads were now commonly freestyling and creating improvisational poetry on the spot, off the top, to that ‘boom boom clack’, that just don’t stop.
Billy Strings wrapped a two-night stand at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday following Friday’s concert at the New York City venue featuring guitarist Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer sitting-in.
Yonder Moutain String Band welcomed Andrew McConathy of The Drunken Hearts for an old staple cover during their set at Ardmore Music Hall in Pennsylvania.
moe. dusted off Pink Floyd covers at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo and treated the hometown crowd to some local flavor as well.
The Disco Biscuits unveiled more new songs during the closer of their two-night tour kickoff at the Roxian Theatre in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania.
ALO will start 2020 with their annual Tour D’Amour and the release of new EP ‘Creatures, Vol. 2: Weave,’ which includes lead single “Baby Blind Spot.”