27 Jul 07:30 PM
    Until 27 Jul


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    Road to Roots featuring Melody Trucks, Matt O’Ree Band, Des & The Swagmatics, Ryan Gregg & Friends

    Road to Roots featuring Melody Trucks

    Bringing the magic of Roots Rock Revival to the road that goes on forever. Melody Trucks has taken the vision of her Dad’s (Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band) Music Masters camp, Roots Rock Revival, and moved it to the road. She is a percussionist and vocalist who is partnering with young musicians and is mentoring them in the ways of the music industry, while giving them a larger stage to showcase their talents. Melody has a deep understanding of how the music industry can underestimate the talents of the young. Road to Roots showcases these musicians with a mixture of music from her own musical history and her family’s legacy, while also letting them present their own original voices.

    Matt O’Ree Band

    Former guitarist for Bon Jovi, NY/NJ Blues Hall of Fame inductee, and crowned King Of The Blues by BB King himself, Matt O’Ree has been a driving force in the blues/rock music scene for the last twenty years. Garnering the attention of artists like Bruce Springsteen, David Bryan (Bon Jovi), Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG’s), John Popper (Blues Traveler), Bernie Worell (P-Funk), and Hubert Sumlin (Howlin Wolf), all of whom had volunteered to perform on the band’s album, Brotherhood. The newest addition to the band, Eryn, an accomplished artist and songwriter in her own right, won awards such as the BELK Southern Musician Blues Showcase beating out thousands of competitors. She is the youngest artist to be inducted into the NJ/NY Blues Hall of Fame and has performed or opened for artists such as Don McLean, Gregg Allman, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Dr. John, Shemekia Copeland, The Gin Blossoms, Little River Band, Marcia Ball, Walter Wolfman Washington, Eric Lindell, Sonny Landreth, The Radiators, Johnny A and so many more. Combined this landed her a gig singing backup vocals with the Smashing Pumpkins on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Matt and Eryn joined forces about 3 years ago and began defining an original vintage-style rock n’ roll sound. They began touring nationally and internationally to rave fan reviews, oh yeah, and not to mention they are also married. Coined NJ’s favorite rock power couple, they and the band take their fans on a ride that hasn’t been heard or seen at this level since the ’70s. Their live show is like revisiting a Zeppelin concert at the Garden, and with Lex Lehman’s smooth soulful bass, John Hummel’s Bonham-esque drums, and Eryn and Layonne’s angelic and gutsy lead and backing vocals, combined with Matt’s blistering guitar, Matt and company have built a foundation that can hold up the biggest house on the block.

    Ryan Gregg

    Red Bank native Ryan Gregg in his own words: Trying to make as much cool stuff with as many cool people as I can. Collaboration over competition. We all rise together. Have written and produced songs for puppets, cartoons, and humans on occasion. Work featured on Comedy Central, PBS and more. Pleasure to have shared the stage on piano, keys, and organ with Eric Lindell, Dana Fuchs, J.T. Bowen, Roosevelt Collier, Oteil Burbridge, The Lee Boys, Scott Sharrard, “Stormin” Norman Seldin, The Ocean Avenue Stompers, Melody Trucks, Soul Project Nola, Uncle Scotchy & Juke, Des & the Swagmatics, Jet Weston & the Atomic Ranch Hands, Matt O’Ree, Arlan Feiles, The Black Flamingos, The Billy Walton Band, and many others. Always down for a conversation. Let’s hang.

    Des and the Swagmatics

    Des and the Swagmatics is an Asbury Park based five-piece band on a mission to get your booty shakin’ by any means necessary! Reborn from the glorious ashes of a storied one-off Prince tribute on Halloween 2014, Des and the Swagmatics pack a sexy blend of R&B, rock, soul, funk and pop sounds in a way guaranteed to make you dance so hard you’ll pull something if you don’t stretch first!

    Doors 7:30 pm
    Showtime 8:00pm

    21 and up

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