AFRO DEAD –
AFRO DEAD is a musical collective (from Africa, Europe and the United States) directed by Aaron Feder and featuring the talented Guinean singer Sia Tolno and Diakanké guitarist Yaya Dambakate. Aaron Feder is the founder of Alma Afrobeat Ensemble (credited with 5 albums and 4 US tours) and is a multi-instrumentalist with many years of extensive experience with Grateful Dead music, including playing and recording with members of Phil and Friends, Oteil and Friends, Peter Rowan and more. Sia Tolno an award-winning recording artist, vocalist and songwriter, brings to the collective her years of extensive global live performance touring.
Sia Tolno –
Sia Tolno is an award-winning global touring & recording artist, vocalist and songwriter, from Guinea/Sierra Leone, steeped in Afrobeat, Afro-blues, Mandinga and Soukous styles of African popular music.
Her music is both personal and universal, singing about her unique past while making it relevant to the global masses. She has worked with Tony Allen and Lusafrica records, and her new album is being recorded in Barcelona produced by Aaron Feder in collaboration with Slow Walk Music.
The Great North Special –
The Great North Special is a fresh 7-piece jam band based out of Laguna Beach, CA playing a special blend of psych-rock, country-blues, & funk-soul originals, covers, and improvisations guaranteed to shake your caboose. Next stop: The Garden of Your Mind. ALL ABOARD!!!
Vocals, Guitar / Andrew Corradini
Vocals, Guitar / Russell Long
Guitar, Lap Steel / Ben Wagner
Keys / Albert Margolis
Bass / Anson Ditt
Drums / Kevin Bleitz
Percussion / Max Vega