Circles Around The Sun's unconventional origin story is purely a twist of fate. Guitarist Neal Casal formed the band with keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Dan Horne and drummer Mark Levy when he was asked to record a handful of Grateful Dead-influenced instrumentals to be played during the set breaks at the Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” concerts. To accomplish the task, he formed a band with keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Dan Horne and drummer Mark Levy. That was supposed to be the end of it, but the response from the audience who heard the recordings as they played over the stadium's PA was uniformly resounding, quite literally blowing up the internet with pleas for more. Initially a one-off studio session, the response to the music was uniformly resounding with pleas for more. CATS obliged. Two albums later and a growing schedule of tour dates planned for the foreseeable future, fans can count on many more revolutions around the bright, burning star.
Watch their groovy live recording at Paste Studio NYC at The Manhattan Center HERE.
Bonfire Dub plays a deep and powerful blend of roots music — original songs with rich melodies, featuring downtempo, acoustic laced and electric driven reggae, folk and dub. Bonfire’s lyrical repertoire is inspired by eastern philosophy, indigenous struggles, political injustice, international relief efforts and a deep respect for the soul of love and the balance of nature.
Scotty Stoughton is the lead vocalist, lyricist and acoustic guitar player for Bonfire Dub, with Rodney James Coquia on electric guitar, Jeff Armistead on the keyboard, Mark Levy on percussion, and Trevor Noel Gagstetter on bass. Since 2009, Bonfire Dub has also welcomed fiddle player Bridget Law of the renowned folk music group, Elephant Revival, as a part-time player and full-time family member.
Bonfire Dub’s new 2016 album, “Gypsy Roots,” is a celebration of community and collaboration. The new release has been called “a record for our times.”
Watch their amazing rendition of The Doors, "L.A. Woman" HERE.
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