Take some hard-rock drumming, blues-influenced bass lines and a heavy dose of Celtic and folk musical flavor — and a mandolin to boot — and what do you get? A band from Eureka Springs, AR called SxRex, with one of the most unique and melodic folk-rock sounds you’ve heard in a while. SxRex is a three-piece folk-rock group featuring soulful, on-the-mark lead vocals. Think Ireland’s answer to Widespread Panic.
Time Cat is a rock duo from Akron, Ohio. In short, Jeri, plays crazy guitar and, Sam, is a literal animal on the drums. Their musical relationship started at the notorious jam sessions held at Jeri’s former house off of the illustrious Crosby Street in Akron. These two, just keep on rocking and it ain’t stoppin’ all the way through BDP!
Billing themselves as simply “Native American Rock” the Fayetteville-based band Dead Indian is raw, gritty guitar tone backed by simple but strong drums, and floated with bluesy vocals. Don’t miss this show!
The Soil & The Sun is corn-fed, Michigan-made, New Mexican Space Music, or Experiential Spiritual Orchestral Rock. Originating in 2008 as a two-piece band, the group has grown and matured into a seven-piece community of friends and musicians. Oboe, violin, guitars, accordion, percussion, piano, keys and vocals, cooperate to create complex harmonies, layered melodies, and driving rhythms. The careful orchestration and intentional instrumentation will speak to your soul.
Open Fields is a fresh, new, 4-piece band from Little Rock, Arkansas. The primary common denominator of the group is a deep appreciation of The Beatles’ art. Accordingly, the band’s defining characteristic is, without a doubt, the painstakingly polished, 4-part harmony prevalent in each song. The members’ other influences are many and diverse, yielding a refreshingly original result, difficult not to enjoy!