w/ Jon Wayne & The Pain, That 1 Guy, & Useful Jenkins
Sooo... What is Wookiefoot ?
... A Band?? Psychedelic Circus?! Artist collective??? Globe trekking Bliss Junkies?!?!.... Well, it’s all this and more…a high energy magical phenomenon sustained by a large beautiful family of players and believers. We are ordinary people being supported to do extraordinary things. Witnessing so many people around us discover their gifts, and providing an outlet for this spontaneous energy to erupt, remain our inspiration and joy that fuel this ship. We will drive this bus seeking this energy where ever it exists and resonate it where ever we are !! Thank you all for trusting us with this sacred play and believing us into whatever we wish to be in the moment. No matter where we are on the planet.... this is our home....and you will find us here.
WookieFoot is a high energy magical phenomenon sustained by a beautiful family of players and believers. We are ordinary people supporting each other to do extraordinary things. It's a joy to have collaborated with sooo many of you kids, and we are proud of the love our tribe is creating. You have nurtured these seeds we planted and we thank you for that. We hope you enjoy the fruits of this community as we are.
Big love for the Harmony Tribe !!! (Harmony Park) Trusting us with the sacred play of Harvestfest and Project Earth is humbling. Witnessing so many people around us discover their gifts, and providing an outlet for this spontanious energy to erupt, remain our inspiration and joy that fuels this ship. This forever unfolding dream is now taking us around the World to help other communities who are in need. As Tribal Ambassadors we are honored and pray for guidance and open hearts. Your love has inspired us to try to 'be' the change we want to see in the World, and has our family in business for 'good'. COME PLAY WITH US !!!! NAMESTE
Jon Wayne and The Pain
At 26, Jon Wayne's musical journey has driven him from the frigid cold of North Dakota to the lush warmth of his Jamaican influences, with a few detours thrown in along the way. As the lead vocalist and guitarist of Jon Wayne and The Pain, Jon, with bassist Chuck Torgerson and drummer Chris Hicks, has created a unique sound that combines reggae/ska rhythms, meaningful lyrics with a set of irresistible beats. Born in Jamestown, North Dakota in 1983, Jon started playing music when he was only ten years old. He began writing his own songs when he was given his first guitar and eventually formed his first band in Fargo, ND in 2003. After moving to Minneapolis in 2004, Jon's painful battle with addiction would last over the next few years. Jon's lowest point came when he found himself pawning his guitar, homeless, and begging for money with a sign near a local highway exit.
Despite his personal struggles, Jon continued to make music, forming Jon Wayne and The Pain with Chris Hicks in 2005. Playing music influenced by ska, reggae and dub, Jon and the band soon built a large, loyal fan base in Minneapolis. Chuck Torgerson joined Jon Wayne and the Pain in 2008 and the band released their first album in the spring of 2008. Produced by Mark Murphy of Wookiefoot, the self-titled debut was released to strong reviews and a growing a fanbase for Jon Wayne and the Pain that has extended beyond the Midwest.
That 1 Guy
That 1 Guy set off on his own, challenging the idea of what a one-man band can and should be. Rather than altering and adding on to the bass, he started from scratch, conceptualizing and creating the Magic Pipe. Standing at seven-feet-tall, the collection of swiveling pipes, metal gears, bass strings and electronic buttons forms the shape of a harp, but is played like a futuristic gutbucket.
With his curious instrument, creative performances and abundant talent, That 1 Guy soon caught the attention of promoters around the world and began touring heavily, wowing crowds at Big Day Out, Glastonbury, Monterrey Jazz Festival, Lowlands, Wakarusa and numerous other festivals. In 2007 he joined Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist Buckethead on an American tour before headlining his own “Mustaches and Laser Beams” tour through North America.
Despite a demanding tour schedule, That 1 Guy has no plans on slowing down in 2010. His latest album PACKS A WALLOP! brings a new dimension to his work, thanks to new sounds and a new partnership with famed sound engineer Billy Hume (Nelly, Shop Boyz, Ying Yang Twins). Recorded at Hume’s studio in Atlanta, GA, PACKS A WALLOP! stretches That 1 Guy’s soundscapes further than ever, seamlessly combining hard-hitting rock (“Modern Man”), swampy blues (“Step Into Striped Light”) and electronic groove (“Funk Bean”). Hume’s influence brings greater depth to the low frequencies and heavy beats. “I’m really proud of what we did with the album,” says That 1 Guy. “It sounds closer to what I’ve been trying to do sonically since I started.”
This accomplishment required a new creative process. Whereas his last two albums, The Moon is Disgusting (2006) and Songs in the Key of Beotch (2000, re-released in 2004) were created from songs that he had already performed, That 1 Guy went into The Zone with nothing but ideas, sleeping on a mattress upstairs so he could sneak in to the studio whenever he felt inspired. “I went in there with zero – nothing finished – and I lived at the studio for a month. It was really hard work, really long days, and I forced myself to craft some stuff.” The spontaneity, coupled with a tight window for completing the album, made all the difference.
Useful Jenkins is a spirited group that mixes campfire mystique along with a driven acoustic rock show. Their music takes you back to the front porch with a jug of shine and a foot stompin’ good time. The band’s original songs are well crafted and stick in your head long after the show. Their nicely placed cover tunes span their influences which include Yonder Mountain, Grateful Dead, and some traditional bluegrass. This is a show that will make you wanna kick off your shoes and dance away your cares.