Sunday, August 6th: 7:00 – 8:00pm
Big Sunrise Dome
Join Sasha Brown (ex-guitarist of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds), Neal Evans + Chuck Jones (drummer & bass players for Dopapod), Elijah Ray (vocals and guitar), and a cavalcade of musicians from ARISE as they assemble to create a live improvisation using input from the crowd. Music made truly for the moment, in the moment.
Sasha Brown played guitar with Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds for 8 years, electrifying stages from Bonnaroo to Austin City Limits and the Fillmore in San Francisco. He is currently performing with former Parliament Funkadelic guitarist RonKat Spearman in his band Katdelic, on Obie-award winning composer Heather Christian’s theater works and film soundtracks, and a number of solo projects. See more about him at www.sashabrown.com.
Neal Evans and Chuck Jones are of the Boston born, now generally Northeast based, but ever on-the-go Dopapod. While maintaining to be as grassroots as their humble beginnings, the group has earned praise from taste making critics like Huffington Post, Jambase, and Relix, all the while tending to their ever expanding community of devoted listeners. The past 4 years have individually held the weight of about 150 shows, and included numerous festival appearances like Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Camp Bisco, Peach Fest, & Gathering Of the Vibes. All of this time on stage together has given the band the opportunity to explore the wide variety of influences that has impacted them to be the players they are today. But, don’t be quick to think that the no holds barred openness to experimenting is unguided. While the brush in their hand uses every color, it’s the stroke on the canvas that gives Dopapod a distinct voice in the way of crafty songwriting.
Elijah Ray is a PRODIGIOUS VOCALIST, COMPOSER, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST, AND RECORDING ARTIST. Elijah is known for his pioneering heart and transformational music that crosses an insanely wide variety of genres…so the best way to describe it is: “Music that makes you feel really Good.“ His shining presence, gritty soul, and message of love invite the listener into an experience of what it is to be in the “BAND OF LIGHT’, and live a life as an embodied, awakening human.