Friday – Pre Slossfest PANIC Family Gathering
Our beloved Widespread Panic is playing Slossfest Saturday night July 15 and we are so excited! Panic people will be coming from all over to see the show and we wanted to provide a SAFE place for the family to hang and listen to good music. This will be that Friday before the show from 9pm-3am. Buy your tickets fast, because it will sell out.
Birmingham’s newest psychedelic-funk jamband, featuring David Wright of Noise [Org] on guitar, Beck Hall of The Stop and High Fidelity on Bass and Vocals, and Mr. Josh Wiseman of Festival Expressions on Drums and Vocals.
The Dagobah System is a throw down, no frills jamband with roots in deep pocket funk, with hints of electronica and progressive rock.
One fan said “If Parliament Funkadelic, Frank Zappa, and Particle could somehow have a child, that would be y’all”
We’ll take that.
Festival Expressions formed in Birmingham, Alabama, in early 2011. Their debut album ‘Festival Expressions’ was released on Dec. 12, 2012, and integrates a hybrid of Rock, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, and Organic Electronica. The band’s second album ‘Conversations’ released July 1, 2014, and continues in this tradition of songwriting and diversity in music.
Festival Expressions has shared the stage with artists including John Popper, Tim Reynolds, JJ Grey & Mofro, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Col. Bruce Hampton to name a few. The group headlined The Birmingham Arts and Music Festival 2012, The Sloperfest Climbing and Music Festival 2013, Cuko Rakko Music Festival 2014 and has been honored to record one track with Abbey Road Studios’ Ken Scott at Audiostate 55 in Birmingham.
The musicians in the group are Alabama natives Ransom Pewitt (guitar/vocals/harmonica), Josh Wiseman (drums/vocals), Marcus O’Neill (bass), Kevin McClure (keyboards/synth), and Mike Sinopole (guitar/vocals).