On The Sun makes sleek and modern groove music steeped in classic and contemporary soul, funk, americana, and R&B. Since its inception this simmering soul juggernaut has issued a debut LP; a vibrant version of Leonard Cohen’s "Bird On A Wire”; the standalone single, “She Gets Around”, and spent the majority of 2018 touring in support of their latest effort Gratuity Not Included, appearing at a variety of music festivals including performances at SXSW, the Ann Arbor Summer Festival, Off The Record Fest and Sail Across The Sun. The group has also cultivated a close relationship with Sofar Sounds resulting in a series of intimate concerts across the country.
Up next, On The Sun will issue a vinyl version of Gratuity Not Included, a collection of live tracks from recent tours, and another as-yet untitled collection of new music in 2019. The band just wrapped up a month-long west coast/southwest tour and an extensive midwest tour in March including shows in Detroit, Chicago, Nashville and many more. Several other tours are in the works for 2019. Follow @onthesunmusic on social media or visit OnTheSunMusic.com for current updates.
Gratuity Not Included and other music by On The Sun is available on their website OnTheSunMusic.com as well as iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify and anywhere else you buy music.
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Hosted by the man himself Sam Rothstein
Sounds by DJ Mike Dow
I’ll be straight with you. Thirteen years ago, we had no clue we’d be where we are today.
We were in our parents’ living room, taking turns practicing the instruments we’d just started to learn. What we lacked in skill we made up for in enthusiasm. Two kids, excited to pick up something new, covering “Stairway to Heaven” at local talent shows and playing anywhere we could find permission and a power outlet. But it never crossed our mind that our love of music could be a career.
Amazing how things change, isn’t it?
And as things changed, so did we. The living room began to fill up with instruments. Our minds began to fill up with ideas for original songs. We studied hard, and were rewarded with new CDs and trips to the music store.
A few years later, and I was looking at an acceptance letter and a scholarship to Harvard University (spoiler: Chris would end up going to Harvard, too.). If anything was going to end the music thing for good, it would be that, right? We had one last show at the county fair, and then back to the books. But music has a funny way of holding on to us, and you never know who’s listening. That night, it was the couple in the back with the giving hearts and the beautiful recording studio. We inked a development and recording deal with David and Anna Bourgeois at Bridge Road Entertainment on my 18th birthday. And then man, did things REALLY change.
Fast forward 4 years. We’ve recorded 5 releases with incredible guest players like G. Love and Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis. We’ve developed an authentic retro-rock style that gives the sounds we grew up on a millennial twist. And it’s beginning to pay off. On December 18th, our single “Red Stops Traffic” debuted at #37 on the Billboard AAA Top 40. In addition, our current album “Go” held the #2 position on the Relix Jamband Top 30 for three consecutive months.
A $10 donation is recommended at the door for admission! Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association and OhioHealth’s fundraising efforts for the Heart Walk. Attendance is voluntary. All attendees are expected to drink responsibly.
"This is the fourth year for this event, and I'm excited we're able to offer the fun experience to the entire system. All donations can be designated to a specific care site team. I know we'll have a great time, but what's more important is that we're raising much-needed funds for a worthy cause," says Scott Schroeder, region market team leader, Business Development & Market Growth, who is leading the charge in planning the event.
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