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Harold Davis aka FRO: Harold Davis Jr. (otherwise known as FRO) creates music that equally draws from jazz, rock, funk, electronica, blues, latin and more. FRO has opened and/or appeared with diverse national acts including Tower Of Power, Screaming Headless Torsos, Toots and the Maytals, Deep Banana Blackout, the Alex Skolnick Trio and Garaj Mahal. FRO has released three self-produced CDs: "On Your Mark, Get Set, FRO!," "The Paisley Album" and "Surprise Music." FRO performs in both trio and quartet settings. FRO's current band lineup includes Dan Asher on bass and Mike Nappi on drums. Jamie Finegan plays keys & trumpet on FRO quartet performances. Besides his own band, FRO has played guitar in a few too many bands in the New York City area. He has worked with Dead Prez, Bazaar Royale, Mental Notes, Wizardry, Kalae, The Cool & Deadly, Etro Anime, Toni Blackman, Jaeme Brennan, Shaka Zulu Overdrive, Cheryl Englehardt, Gemini,Till Behler, Jen Durkin, Josh Werner, Pauley Ethnic, Coulon, Anita Prime and Outhouse. For this performance, FRO will be joined by Andy Sanesi on drums and Travis Carlton on bass.
Joe Gamble: “Guitar-geek fusion meets ambient soundscapes with a healthy dash of aggressive, adventurous harmony and ethnic stylings filtered through a completely random sense of humor creating a Super Vibe Deluxe…”
Joe is an award winning guitarist and independent recording artist with two releases to his name. In two decades of performing, recording and producing music he has deftly negotiated his three primary loves- recording and releasing his own music, helping other artists realize their dreams through performing as a sideman, session musician and producer and also sharing all of this experience as an educator; teaching literally hundreds and hundreds of students over a 17 year period.
Joe began learning the guitar shortly before his 17th birthday as a complete autodidact. Through drive and determination he was able to begin earning a living through teaching and doing studio sessions in just under two years. Since then he has played guitar on countless commercials (T-Mobile, Reelz TV, etc.) and independent CDs. He has also toured throughout the United States as a sideman and performed and recorded with band members from the likes of Sting, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Christina Aguilera, Blue Öyster Cult, Oingo Boingo, Dave Koz, Nelson Rangell and many more.
For this performance Joe will joined by Andrew Campbell on Bass (Beyond Orange), Jon Greathouse on keys and Matt Garstka on drums (Animals As Leaders). Joe currently endorses Grosh Guitars and Jedamp Amplification.
LA-based Hunter Green is a young band quickly gaining momentum in the Reggae and Rock scenes. The group began performing in the Fall of 2010. Formed by Dre Gipson (Fishbone/Eek-a-Mouse) with Steven "Tree" Padilla, Jeff Laos, and Marc Rey (Eek-a-Mouse, Mandrill, Weapon of Choice), this versatile group shares an experience from a rich background of musical diversity while staying true to roots and groove. Hunter Green is an artist's band that maintains it's simplistic appeal.
Robbie Gennet is a songwriter, musician, educator and journalist from Los Angeles, CA who loves to travel the planet, ride waves and expand his inner and outer horizons both on and off the piano. He's recorded and released a lot his own music both solo and with his bands Rudy and Rabbithead and toured as a sideman and vocalist with acts as diverse as Everclear, Nick Lachey, Saigon Kick and 7Mary3. An award-winning piano player, Robbie released his own music instruction book/DVD entitled "The Key of One" with Alfred Publishing and recently released Rudy's third swanky studio album "Taste the Love." He has been writing for major music magazines including Musician, Gig, Guitar Player and Keyboard Magazine, at which he is a contributing editor and a long time columnist. Robbie can be found online at facebook.com/robbiemusic and robbiegennet.com as well as on iTunes and stages worldwide. Look for upcoming releases from Rabbithead and Robbie solo, coming soon from Brown Earthling Music.
Adam Levy is best known for his 2000-2007 tenure as the featured guitarist in Norah Jones' Handsome Band. He played on her breakout 2002 'Come Away with Me,' her follow-ups 'Feels Like Home' and 'Not Too Late.' Other performance and recording credits inlclude work with Rosanne Cash, Tracy Chapman, Amos Lee, Lisa Loeb, and M. Ward. In addition to Levy's skills as a player, he is a gifted songwriter. He penned "In the Morning" for Jones, and other artists have recorded his songs as well. There's no doubt, though, that the best way to hear Levy's folk/pop/blues gems is straight from the source. His latest solo album is 'The Heart Collector.'