Soul Enriched R&B inspired Singer Songwriter, Shawan Rice, invites the crowd into her world with her poetic lyrics and haunting melodies. Drawing inspiration from her personal Life experiences ranging from; Love, Loss, Grief and accepctance, concertgoers easily connect to her sound and story. The vulnerable and transparent nature of her approach to music leaves the listener with an experience like no other.
Etana’s name means “The Strong One” in Swahili, and it’s a title she more than lives up to with her music and presence. Since debuting in 2006 with the thought provoking single “Wrong Address,” the Jamaican-born singer has established herself as one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in reggae, blazing a new trail in a genre that has long been male-dominated.
Etana’s story begins in August Town, a treacherous but culturally rich garrison community in eastern Kingston that has produced such musical talents as Sizzla and Israel Vibration. Growing up, Etana’s home was filled with music, but it was country and western that she recalls leaving the biggest impression. “Every Sunday was country music day,” saysEtana. “A lot of people in Jamaica play gospel music on a Sunday, or old rub-a-dub. In my house it was country, like Dolly Parton. Tammy Wynette was my favorite of all the artists my mom used to play.” Etana discovered her talent at the age of 6 while singing at home in the backyard for her aunt. Her charming voice beaconed an huge audience of neighbors who gathered to here “little Shauna” sing. Etana’s backyard singing led to microphones of local sound systems playing in the neighborhood and thats where he love of music began.
Etana’s family relocated to South Florida when she was nine where she started middle and sang on the school choir, she was chosen to sing the “Star Spangle banner” at school functions but never thought much of having a career in music at that time. Etana began her music career, almost by accident, while studying nursing at a local community college. “I had no interest in being an artist,” Etana declares. “I was just bored and a friend of mine told me that there was a request for a black female to join a girl group in Miami. He brought me to the audition, and that was it.”
It wasn’t long before the proud and independent-minded singer realized that being in a prefabricated group wasn’t for her. Objecting to the group’s presentation during a music video shoot involving skimpy clothes and invasive camera angles, she quit on the spot. It was at this time that she decided to return home to Jamaica with plans of opening an Internet cafe. However, music would find her there as well, when she was recommended by a friend to fill in as a backup singer for reggae star Richie Spice.
Join us for our 2018 Garden Grove Music and Volleyball Festival:
Badfish - Sublime Tribute
Pink Talking Fish
Chris Houser (The Werks)
The Quasi Kings (Acoustic Duo)
Scott "Bubz" (Devil's Lettuce).
Garden Grove Music and Volleyball Festival will feature two stage, one outdoor main stage facing the sand volleyball courts and one indoor side stage. Garden Grove will also play host to a double elimination- winner takes all - $1000 cash prize sand volleyball tournament. So be sure to gather a group of friends, co-workers, teammates, old high school buddies, or even your cousin that used to play volleyball in college for your chance at the grand prize.
Doors open at 11am
Volleyball Tournament will begin at 12 noon
Music will begin outside at 1pm
Come play in the sand with us!
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT
Based out of Brooklyn, NY, Jordan DePaul is a Pop Singer-Songwriter that continues to push the boundaries of the genre. With a strong, airy delivery, his blend of melody and lyrical honesty allows him to not only capture the attention of listeners, but allows them to easily relate to his music.
Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With a High energy performance and a unique sound this band is a must see.
What are The Snozzberries? Combining psychedelia, funk and fusion into a new genre coined Zazz, The Snozzberries are Asheville's freakiest new band. Featuring members from Hail Cassius Neptune, Free Mason & The Madmen, and In Flight, this high-energy powerhouse keeps the jams fresh and the vibes just right.
In addition to their normal funk-fusion sets, The Snozzberries offer a unique perspective on the Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd. These special performances successfully walk the line between loving tribute and exciting originality. Featuring a rotating cast of special guests, Floyd Is Dead is a must-see event.
Think about the best concerts you've attended and chances are you had a lot of fun, dancing and smiling throughout the show. This is exactly the kind of vibe you will experience when Black Masala is performing live. Performing hundreds of shows a year has helped Washington, DC's gypsy punk brass band hone their sound, while injecting it with a healthy dose of funk, soul and eclectic grooves. Black Masala is all about having fun!
In 2015 Black Masala released their second studio album, I Love You Madly and has plans to release remixes of that album later this year. I Love You Madly was well received and reached #2 on the CMJ World Chart and #4 on Canada's national Earshot radio chart.
On their second album it is clear that Black Masala are having a lot of fun incorporating various musical influences into their go-anywhere Brass sound. Ranging from Gypsy punk, Balkan brass and New Orleans funk, to Bhangra and bounce, this is an album for the multicultural music listener. The heavy horns and danceable rhythms tie "I Love You Madly" together and create an album that can be played for a wide range of audiences.
The band has not let up since releasing the album, touring heavily with their infectious live show to clubs and festivals up and down the East Coast. This fall sees the band reaching new heights and new regions with some exciting tour dates. New fans will be hooked and those already familiar with the band will be excited to hear and see new instruments and songs.
Josh Card was raised in a small “one stoplight” town in Northeast Florida, where everybody knows your name, the County Fair is the best time of year, and simpler ways of living still exist. His small town beginnings and humble Southern upbringing landed him at age 13 holding a guitar that his Grandmother bought him, sitting on the porch of the house his Grandfather built, at the end of a dirt road, trying to play along with her Conway Twitty albums. The rebellion stage soon followed, and driven by teen angst and a thirst for loud music, Josh spent the next 15 years playing in several successful punk and hardcore acts, touring internationally and releasing several albums.
Now, residing in Louisville, KY, Josh has reunited with his roots to play the music that he has carried with him throughout the years. The songs he’s been writing and storing are finally being heard. Josh went into the studio in November of 2016 and recorded his first Country album. Pulling elements and influence from his Honky-Tonk and Outlaw heroes, Josh has made an album that provides to his listeners what modern day Country music lacks: authenticity, honesty, substance, and soul. On February 17th, 2017, Josh released his debut full length album, “Josh Card and The Restless Souls” digitally, on CD, and vinyl record. Building steam with his passionate and captivating live performances, there is no doubt this album will pave the way for his future in music. There’s a new name in Country music, and like Josh’s idols that came before him, he’s doing things his way.