2008 Artist Lineup

New Monsoon

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San Francisco’s rock quintet, New Monsoon, has been transforming audiences across the country into dedicated fans with a relentless touring schedule. Their exhilarating marriage of acoustic and electric instruments comes together in an irresistible blend of sophisticated songcraft, inventive musical exploration and down home rock-n-roll. The band’s just released album New Monsoon V was produced, mixed and engineered by John Cutler, best known for his production work with The Grateful Dead on the platinum album In the Dark (co-produced with Jerry Garcia) and Without a Net (co-produced with Phil Lesh) and the Jerry Garcia Band’s How Sweet It Is. Jambase raves that “New Monsoon V moves with muscular dexterity, avoiding overplaying at every turn, always serving the songs and one another in a way only thousands of shows and countless hours of woodshedding can produce.” New Monsoon was conceived when Penn State friends Bo Carper and Jeff Miller reconnected in northern California. Carper’s rootsy acoustic finger style as foil for Miller’s inspired melodies, the pair sowed the seeds of the New Monsoon sound. During the recording of the band’s first album Hydrophonic, the band tapped long-time east coast friend Phil “The Pianimal” Ferlino for keyboards. Blown away by the project, Ferlino immediately moved to San Francisco and joined the band on-stage at the 2001 High Sierra Music Festival. Strong vocals and harmonies, electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass and keyboards, unify the musical styles of New Monsoon’s influences, which are as diverse as rock gods Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Santana, bluesman Mississippi John Hurt and world music pioneers Tito Puente, Shakti and Peter Gabriel. New Monsoon’s music is an experience of textures, rhythms, ideas and moods. New Monsoon V is the culmination of years of touring, collaboration, heart, soul and love and respect between the band and its fans. New Monsoon has played a laundry list of major music festivals, from Bonnaroo to Summerfest and in January 2007 they played to a sold-out Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco. As Miller recently stated, “One thing about our scene is people are still going out to support live music. God bless them for it.” In this age of digital music and file sharing, the fact the band’s live performances matter so much to the band and its fans is a testament to New Monsoon’s musicianship and passion. Upcoming Shows ( view all ) Mar 6 2008 9:00P Lucas School House Music Hall St Louis, Missouri Mar 7 2008 10:00P George’s Majestic Lounge Fayetteville, Arkansas Mar 8 2008 9:00P Newby’s Memphis, Tennessee Mar 11 2008 8:00P Revolution Music Hall Little Rock, Arkansas Mar 13 2008 8:00P Club 115 Austin, Texas Mar 14 2008 10:00P Last Concert Cafe Houston, Texas Mar 15 2008 10:00P Last Concert Cafe Houston, Texas Mar 28 2008 8:00P Mystic Theater Petaluma, California Mar 29 2008 8:00P 19 Broadway Fairfax, California Apr 4 2008 8:00P Oriental Theater Denver, Colorado Apr 5 2008 8:00P Oriental Theater Denver, Colorado Apr 10 2008 8:00P Knitting Factory Los Angeles, California Apr 11 2008 9:00P Belly Up San Diego, California Apr 19 2008 8:00P Old Settlers Music Festival Austin, Texas Apr 25 2008 8:00P River City Saloon Hood River, Oregon Apr 26 2008 8:00P The Mobius Ashland, Oregon May 1 2008 8:00P NxNW Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 2 2008 8:00P Mercury Lounge NYC, New York May 3 2008 8:00P Mercury Lounge NYC, New York May 6 2008 8:00P Club Cafe Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 7 2008 9:00P Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio May 9 2008 8:00P Schubas Tavern Chicago, Illinois May 10 2008 8:00P Schubas Tavern Chicago, Illinois May 11 2008 8:00P Majestic Theatre Madison, Wisconsin May 30 2008 9:00P Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California May 31 2008 9:00P Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California Jun 6 2008 8:00P Wakarusa Festival Lawrence, Kansas Jul 4 2008 8:00P High Sierra Music Festival Quincy, California Jul 25 2008 9:00P Floyd Fest Floyd, Virginia Jul 26 2008 9:00P Floyd Fest Floyd, Virginia New Monsoon’s Latest Blog Entry [Subscribe to this Blog] Tickets for the Fillmore Sat Feb 9 (view more) NM Makes Finals of Rolling Stone Contest- PLS VOTE (view more) VOTE FOR NEW MONSOON IN ROLLING STONE CONTEST!!! (view more) New Monsoon on Jamcruise!!! (view more) Portland/Seattle WebCast (view more) [View All Blog Entries] About New Monsoon MySpace Layouts San Francisco rockers New Monsoon have been storming across the nation, transforming audiences into dedicated fans with their exhilarating marriage of world rhythms and rock bravado. New Monsoon’s vibrant percussion and acoustic and electric instruments come together in an irresistible blend of sophisticated songcraft, inventive musical exploration and down home rock-n-roll. New Monsoon’s live energy is unparalleled and the sound flows relentlessly upbeat, all the while maintaining an irresistible groove. A New Monsoon concert is about pushing the positive, and connecting with the audience and music, bringing live music fans back for more and more. They have unleashed their unique musical energy at major music festivals and venues including Bonnaroo, Oregon Country Fair, the Austin City Limits Festival, Magnolia Festival, Red Rocks Amphitheater, All Good Fest, The Fillmore, at the legendary Telluride Bluegrass Festival. If you like rock and roll in the Santana and Allman Brothers mold, check out New Monsoon. MySpace Layouts

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