Friday night 4/20 – Official Sweetwater 420 Fest after-party at Aisle 5 with Voodoo Visionary, The Groove Orient, and PK.KID. Presented by Don’t Fret Entertainment
Tickets are only $10 in advance!
Hailing from the Dirty South musical mecca of Atlanta, GA, Voodoo Visionary’s improvisational funk dance music balances a tight, grooving rhythm section with soulful organ, funky clavinet, singing synthesizers, and masterful guitar licks to create a sound the group calls psychofunk. Influenced by a wide array of artists from Parliament Funkadelic and the Meters to the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band to Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, Voodoo Visionary has a uniquely blended sound that’s guaranteed to put the ‘oogie in yo boogie.
The band consists of Dennis Dowd (keys), Jimmy Lynch (bass), Scott MacDonald (vocals), Jose Rivera (percussion) Mac Schmitz (drums), and Mike Wilson (guitar) and features Martin Anderson (saxophone) and Ben Otieno (trumpet) known as the Side Chick Horns. Over the past 11 years, these players have built a unique chemistry that allows for exceptional improvisation during live shows and relaxed and creative songwriting sessions.
Voodoo Visionary released their debut album, Spirit of the Groove in March 2015 and their sophomore album Off The Ground in February 2017. While playing across the country over the last several years, the band has shared the stage with Col. Bruce Hampton, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (featuring Jimmy Herring), TAUK, DJ Logic, Zach Deputy, Earphunk, Roosevelt Collier, Jerry Joseph, The Main Squeeze, Futurebirds and more. In May 2015, they made their major festival debut at Counterpoint Music Festival near Rome, GA. Since then, they have excelled further into the national music scene with festival performances at Suwannee Hulaween, Sweetwater 420 Fest, Imagine Festival, Backwoods Music Festival, Funk Fest, Purple Hatters Ball, Great Outdoors Jam, and Hookahville.
“Voodoo Visionary… synthesizes elements of funk, jazz, disco, and rock ‘n’ roll into their unique improvisational sound.”
– Live For Live Music
“A mix of psychedelic southern funk, Michigan soul, and gulf coast flavor.” – Relix
The Groove Orient
The Groove Orient (TGO) is a high-powered, no-holds-barred, rock ‘n’ roll act based out of Orlando, FL. This five member group boasts a musical versatility and originality that many followers describe as ‘Florida rock.’ TGO has drawn attention from both local and national listeners, primarily known as a Rock n Roll band they earned the title of Orlando Weekly’s Best Jazz Band of 2015, Best Experimental band of 2014 as well as being nominated for Best Rock and Best Pop both years. The Groove Orient was also featured in Relix Magazine’s 40th Anniversary issue.
TGO recently followed up their breakout EP Welcome to the Show, with the much anticipated release of their second EP Generation Y, at the House of Blues Orlando to an audience of over 1,300 attendees. Along with the House of Blues, TGO has also performed at Suwannee Hulaween, Orange Blossom Jamboree, Florida Music Festival, WJRR’s Earthday Birthday, and WPRK’s Fox Fest , with numerous local and national festivals to come.
Best Of Orlando 2015 – “Best Jazz Act”
Best Of Orlando 2014 – “Best Experimental Act”
Nominated for “Best Rock” and “Best Jazz” of Orlando 2014
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