SUPER MASSIVE CREW

An expanding collective of talented artists who represent Super Massive's music-driven style. 

 

SATSANG

"Satsang is a power trio creating a unique blend of soul, folk-rock, and hip-hop.  Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection.  The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Steel Pulse, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love, and many more."- The Satsang Movement 

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Drew McManus | Lead Guitar & Vocals

Karl Roth | Bass, Keys, Guitar & Vocals

Ben Teters | Drummer, Percussionist & Vocals

Photography Credit: Tim McG Photography & Video Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

Venue: ShangriLa Festival Facebook | Website

 

RICHARD VAGNER

"Richard Vagner is an 19 year old producer & multi instrumentalist intertwining Classical & Modern music using live looping on a 5-string Electric/ Acoustic Violin & and other instruments. He has been playing the violin since he was 7 years old, and was born and raised in Los Angeles where he began his roots. On his journey he played for a variety of different bands, playing almost every instrument imaginable. He has toured the world several times, played and wrote songs with various popular artists such as "Nahko Bear (Nahko & Medicine For The People), Trevor Hall, Beats Antique, The String Cheese Incident and Papadosio". As of 2017 he went on a 2 month tour to open up for Trevor Hall & Nahko Bear. He has released his single “Boulder” from his first Ep coming soon. After co-producing Xiuhtezcatl’s debut album “Break Free” he is now opening with him for Soja, Iration, Collie Budz, & Twiddle." - RichardVagner.com

Follow Richard Vagner Instagram | Facebook | TwitterWebsite | YouTube | SoundCloud 

Photography Credit: Jake Feldman Photography WebsiteFacebook | Instagram | YouTube

Venue: Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom WebsiteFacebook | Instagram

GREAT TIME

"GREAT TIME released their debut record Great Album in April 2018. The trio, along with a host of featured artists, combine their eclectic musical influences with a discerning approach and a small serving of goofs; one listen front to back will have you forgetting whether you’re couch surfing or crowd surfing. At their live shows, GREAT TIME's range inspires a kaleidoscope of emotions (not to mention dance moves). Their music attracts all types of ears, and is influenced by artists that go as hard as Nirvana, as gentle as Sufjan Stevens, and as dancy as Little Dragon. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, GREAT TIME built a recording studio on a farm outside Philly, where they live and produce themselves and other bands. Their most recent single Thank The Weekend released October 12 and is available on all digital platforms." - GREAT TIME

Follow GREAT TIME Instagram | Facebook | Website | YouTube

Jill Ryan | Voice & Flute
Zack Hartmann | Bass, etc. 
Donnie Spackman | Drums, etc. 
*Mike Haldeman (guitar, etc)
*Rahm Silverglade (keys, etc)

Photo Credit: @120ish

Venue: Johnny Brendas

 

King Cardinal Super Massive Crew Ambassador (1)

KING CARDINAL

King Cardinal rocking some threads from Desperado | This Americana group is based out of Denver, CO and they’ve jumped aboard the Super Massive Crew. “Pushing raw roots rock into lush, sonically daring territory with hints of cosmic country and delicate folk, 'Great Lakes' showcases the five-piece group's exceptional musicianship and the powerful emotional depth of the vocal interplay between Mackey and fellow singer Texanna Dennie.” - King Cardinal

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Brennan Mackey | Vocals, Guitar, Banjo

Scott Roush | Drums

Andrew Porter | Bass

Ben Waligoske | Pedal Steel

Texanna Dennie | Vocals

Photo Credit: V.Lee Photographs Facebook | Instagram | Website

Venue: Sofar Sounds Denver Facebook | Instagram | Website | YouTube

 

CANCION FRANKLIN & THE FAMILY BAND

Cancion Franklin & The Family Band seen in styles from Desperado | Cancion Franklin brings an eclectic blend of blues, rock and classic country, a sound that resonates with the nature-inspired threads at Free Nature. Be sure to check out their music!

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Cancion Franklin | Lead Singer & Guitar

Ahmed "Medley Shabazz" | Drums & Percussion

Teddy Motz | Bassist

Photography Credit: Hank Ross (first photo) Cancion Franklin (second photo)

Venue: Rockwood Music Hall Instagram | Facebook | Website

 

Banja Mbira Super Massive Crew (1)

Banja Mbira Super Massive Crew (2)

BANJA MBIRA

Banja Mbira is wearing African-inspired prints from Super Massive | Ben Teters, Musekiwa Chingodza, Nora Balaban, and Ted Morcaldi collected their talents for a beautiful performance of traditional Shona music of Zimbabwe. "Banja fuses traditional mbira music from Zimbabwe with funk, blues, and other world music sounds." - Banja Mbira

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Ben Teters | Vocals & Multi-Instrumentalist

Musekiwa Chingodza | Vocals & Multi-Instrumentalist

Nora Balaban | Vocals & Multi-Instrumentalist

Ted Morcaldi | Guitar

Photography Credit: GnoVisuals Instagram | Facebook | Website

Venue: FourFiveSix Instagram (Venue) Instagram (Live Music) | Facebook | Website

 

MUSEKIWA CHINGODZA

Musekiwa Chingodza is wearing African-inspired prints from Super Massive | "Musekiwa Chingodza was born into a family of great mbira players in Mwangara village, Murewa, Zimbabwe, in 1970. He began playing mbira at the age of five and is self-taught. Through listening to other gwenyambira, or great mbira players, he developed a strong attachment to and love for mbira music. He says, “Our music is both medicine and food, as mbira has the power to heal and to provide for people. Mbira pleases both the living and the dead.” In 1991 Musekiwa was a key member of the band Panjea, founded by Chris Berry, and composed the hit song “Ganda” on Panjea’s Zimbabwean album. Musekiwa previously taught mbira at Prince Edward School in Harare for many years, and continues to be in demand to play mbira at ceremonies in Zimbabwe." - Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center

Follow Musekiwa Chingodza Facebook | Instagram | Kutsinhira Cultural Arts Center

Venue: Rockwood Music Hall Instagram Facebook | Website

  

DARK CITY STRINGS

Dark City Strings is wearing western styled shirts from Desperado. "Formed in 2012 after returning from a bluegrass festival, Dark City Strings is a band that draws from a broad spectrum of influences to deliver a high energy creative mix of bluegrass, Americana, and folk, along with contemporary covers that are guaranteed to keep people moving. They released their debut album, Fast, True & Free in 2014. Their sophomore album, Stars Above & Depths Below, is available now on iTunes & Spotify." - Dark City Strings

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Michael Byrnes | Mandolin & Vocals

Eric Daneman | Guitar & Vocals

Andrew Duch | Banjo

Evan Fitzgerald | Fiddle & Vocals

Joe Lucarelli | Bass

Photography Credit: Hank Ross

Venue: The Saint Facebook | Website

 

Bottle of Bread Super Massive Crew Ambassador

Bottle of Bread

"Bottle of Bread jamming in their Desperado get-up | Bottle of Bread is a Northern NJ band of talented musicians fronted by Pete Agnoli, which perform the music primarily of Bob Dylan and The Band." - Bottle of Bread

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Pete Agnoli | Guitar, Harmonica & Lead Vocals

Bob Messineo | Drums & Vocals 

Gene Cooper | Bass & Vocals

Robert Rizzo | Piano, Organ & Accordion 

Andrew Ceccon| Lead Guitar, Mandolin & Vocals

Photography Credit: Hank Ross

Venue: Tierney's Tavern InstagramFacebookWebsite