2012 Artist Lineup

New Monsoon

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San Francisco rock quintet New Monsoon is the collaborative vehicle for the vocal and instrumental prowess of founding members Bo Carper (acoustic guitar and banjo), Jeff Miller (electric guitar) and Phil Ferlino (keys). Now well into its second decade of national touring, the band also features the muscular young rhythm section of Marshall Harrell (electric bass) and Sean Hutchinson (drums). New Monsoon’s exhilarating blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation shines in an irresistible blend of sophisticated song craft, inventive musical exploration and down home rock-n-roll. “They have a collective power that comes off as a real unified force on stage.. It’s not just a band, you know? It’s something transcendental.” – Michael Shrieve (original drummer, Santana) New Monsoon is currently touring behind two albums. The latest studio album, New Monsoon V, was produced by long time Grateful Dead sound engineer John Cutler; while New Monsoon Live is the first release to feature the current rhythm section on tunes from all eras of the band’s deep catalog. Miller and Ferlino have also recently formed a supergroup collective, The Contribution, along with Tim Carbone (Railroad Earth) and String Cheese Incident members Jason Hann and Keith Moseley. SCI Fidelity Records released Which Way World, The Contribution’s inaugural album, in March 2010. Carper performs as a solo act and as half of the duo, Bo & Lebo, with Dan Lebowitz of ALO.

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