Naughty Professor is an iconoclastic New Orleans-based jazz-funk sextet whose adventurous recordings and horn-charged, high-energy live performances have earned them an enthusiastic fan base, critical acclaim, and widespread attention from their musical peers.
Their diligent roadwork has established Naughty Professor as a beloved live act. Weaving together complex, inventive compositions and loose, organic improvisation, the band honors their hometown’s jazz, R&B and brass-band traditions while looking to the future.
Naughty Professor raises the stakes on its new album Identity (Release date June 23, 2017). Where their prior four releases showcased the group’s knack for self-contained instrumental experimentation, Identity finds the band teaming with a stellar assortment of more than a dozen cutting-edge collaborators, whose vocal, instrumental and compositional contributions expand the music into new musical territory.
Identity’s prestigious gallery of guests includes Jurassic 5’s Chali 2na, who’s featured on a pair of tracks, “Darker Daze” and “Sugar Coat,” which also features contributions from New Orleans legend Ivan Neville. David Shaw of the Revivalists lends his vocals on “Stray” and singer/guitarist Dexter Gilmore contributes on “I Can’t Sleep At Night.” Additional special collaborators include trumpet player Eric “Benny” Bloom of Lettuce, percussionist Mike Dillon, much-lauded jazz vocalist Sasha Masakowski and members of the renowned New Orleans horn outfit Soul Rebels, who turn up the brass on the album-closer “Funk 4 Lunch.”
“They’re not just guests,” explains Naughty Professor drummer Sam Shahin. “The collaborators on this album were chosen because we respected what they do and felt that they could be a complement to our ensemble.”
“When these kids first started coming up on the scene, I could tell right away that there was something very special about their energy and music,” David Shaw comments on his excitement to collaborate with Naughty Professor. “I believe that the sky has no limit for these boys.”
“My first impression of Naughty Professor was one of amazement,” Chali 2na notes. “New Orleans is full of musicians that are masters of their craft, and Naughty P is no exception. They are also perfectionists and students of the game. This is immediately apparent once you hear them play.
“I am loving the resurgence of jazz combined with this youthful mindstate that musicians have today,” Chali continues,” and Naughty Professor is pushing that envelope.”
While singing his own hilariously politically incorrect songs, Unknown Hinson plays
guitar in a style incendiary enough to have Satan himself reaching for the
antiperspirant. But don't dismiss him as a novelty act. He's one hell of a talent andhas the music to prove it!
Looking somewhat like Dracula's nasty little brother who spent some hard years
drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show, Unknown
Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly.
The band is now touring nationwide, wowing audiences with outrageous and
campy, white-trash persona and freewheeling, sleazy tone.
Hinson’s most recent CD release, "Live and Undead", melds weepy twang, searing guitar riffs and lyrics that speak of love-gone- bad. Recorded at a sold-out show, an enthusiastic honky tonk crowd sings along with the King on every song. Raucous,theatrical and over-the- top, Unknown Hinson isn’t just for the trailer park set
Unknown is gaining international notoriety in the 14-34 demographic as the voice of
lead character "Early Cuyler" in the popular show from Cartoon Network -
"Squidbillies". The first four seasons were so well-received that an immediate green light was given to future seasons. Check website for dates and time slots.
Unknown Hinson is an international winner in the Independent Music Awards for
his alternative Country track "Torture Town" from the album "Target Practice". http://www.musiciansatlas.com
Unknown Hinson is also a featured artist for Reverend Guitars, representing them in
many issues of Guitar Player magazine. A signature Unknown Hinson guitar is
currently part of Reverend's celebrity instrument lineup. Full page interviews and
photos of Unknown are in March and April 2012 issues of Guitar Player, and on
Upon his first performance at Rockabilly Revival, an annual festival in Austin, Tx,
Rockabilly Magazine named Unknown Hinson as their "Find of the
Check out YouTube for thousands of videos from various sources featuring the King
of Country Western Troubadours.www.youtube.com/unknownhinson
Live interviews with Unknown Hinson along with his music are broadcast nationally
on XM Radio's National Lampoon channel. (XM 154 along with FM radio
Sirius XM - Outlaw Radio has Hinson's tunes in regular rotation. The Bob and Tom
show (Indianapolis/Chicago), the Regular Guys (Atlanta), along with Los Angeles'
Voting is very important to the health of our democracy, which is why BENYARO is pleased to announce their Fall 2018 "Get out the Vote" tour. Benyaro -- the indie roots project of seclusive Jackson Hole, WY musician who's worked with such artists as Gary Clark Jr., Brett Dennen and Shovels & Rope -- announces the release of his third original full-length album, "One Step Ahead of Your Past." Produced with Danny Kadar (Avett Brothers, My Morning Jacket) and recorded at the legendary Echo Mountain Recording, 'One Step' is “a deeply personal collection of tunes from a period in which I became a husband and a father", according to Ben Musser, founder and songwriter. Songs explore the profound, vibrant, and mundane with humility and humor.
The live show features Musser playing drums, guitar and singing simultaneously with NO looping while Leif Routman rocks hard on upright bass and harmony vocals, treating audience to more sound and power than your typical duo. Catch a show to see for yourself.
"punk-Americana...astutely written" - NO DEPRESSION
"Benyaro excels in the rougher, funkier edges of Americana.” - TWANGVILLE
"Triumphant...with a touch of humor" - GLIDE MAGAZINE
"Americana...with a splash of gritty soul and punk." - MOUNTAIN XPRESS
What is more fun than bucket of puppies?? Nothing, of course. BoP is a four piece funky Appalachian rock n soul outfit, hailing from Whitmar Hills, WV. Featuring former members of Ohio jam powerhouse: GUEST, BoP keeps the room moving and faces smiling. The foundation of the act is a Rhythm section set in granite. Get ready for locked down grooves that will surely have toes tapping. They layer that with unique acoustic rhythm and exploratory electric guitars , and top it off with energetic 4-part harmonies. Playing a selection of classics, new jam rock, and original music, they are sure to have something for everyone.
Arkansauce is a genre-hopping, four piece string band from northwest Arkansas, bending the rules and blurring the lines between bluegrass, newgrass, folk, americana, country, blues, and funk. With a loyal following growing every day in the Natural State and along their tour routes, the band is proud to be stepping into a hard-driving sound unique to the Arkansas quartet.
The third album (If I Were You, released April 2017) of all original material finds the palate expanded with more complex melodies, intriguing rhythms, and hard-hitting hooks that leave the songs whirling around your head long after the listening experience.
The hard-working musicians are filling the calendar with upcoming appearances at premiere music festivals and venues in and around Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Colorado, New Mexico, and Missouri.
The band’s roots go back to 2011 when founding members Ethan Bush, Zac Archuleta, and Stephen Jolly began writing together after becoming acquainted through mutual connections in the close-knit Fayetteville music scene. After a couple of years building a repertoire of original music and releasing their first album (Hambone) as a trio, they were joined by Tom Andersen on the upright bass and Adams Collins on the five-string banjo. The road-tested chops Andersen and Collins brought to the table helped to cultivate the mature, well-rounded sound needed to accommodate their sophomore release “All Day Long.”
An Arkansauce show is riddled with improvisational guitar, banjo, and mandolin leads, paired with powerful harmonies and heart-felt songwriting, all held together by deep foot-stompin' bass grooves. There’s an undeniably intimate connection between the band and their fans that's contagious and leaves everyone in front of, and on the stage wanting more. Arkansauce holds their head high, as they look forward to enjoying everything life and music has in store for them and their fans.
If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 6 to 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career. Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, giving you a "once in a lifetime" experience. Prepare yourself for a rockin', funkin', danceable celebration of the new-wave art punk you loved from the 80's !!!
After spending her youth developing her craft as a singer/multi instrumentalist touring with the likes of Jon Anderson (Yes), Gibby Haynes (Buttonhole Surfers), Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa), and Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Jenny Founds joined Start Making Sense: A Tribute to Talking Heads and discovered the perfect musicians to join forces with, the brother duo of Jon & Jesse Braun (of Start Making Sense, Insidious Rays, & Great White Caps). After playing together for years on the road paying tribute to some incredible music, these seasoned musicians have crafted original material that has been described as a “power trio that attacks the senses with machine gun blasts of punk and garage rock, ample amounts of distortion, and soaring, powerful lead vocals”.