music: Marcus Milius – The Milkman and Sons / Peppe Voltarelli / Ben Holmes and the Trio Blastphemy / Que Vlo-Ve / New Casino
Day 1 - Marcus Milius – The Milkman and Sons / Peppe Voltarelli
The Milkman and Sons (New York)
Marcus Milius – throat and harmonica
Rob Hecht – fiddle and holler
Rob Adkins – bass and holler
The MilkMan is Marcus’s affair with the power of the word, and his flirtation with the honesty and imperfection of blues music. Calling on the blues traditions of the great delta walking musicians from Charley Patton to Muddy Waters, first takes and living with the mistakes is what this music is all about. All live and coming alive; bluesy throat, guitar, harmonica and quarters weave the musical styling and spontaneity of John Lee Hooker with the storytelling and humor of Tom Waits.
Joined by sons Rob Hecht on violin and Rob Adkins on bass.
Milkman and Sons Website
Peppe Voltarelli (Italy)
Peppe Voltarelli – vocals and guitar
Peppe Voltarelli is a singer-songwriter and actor Italian. From 1991 to 2006, he was the lead singer of tarantella punk band The Birth of the Clouds. Since 2007, he leads a solo career.
Day 2 - Ben Holmes and the Trio Blastphemy / Que Vlo-Ve / New Casino::
and the Trio Blastphemy
Ben Holmes – trumpet
Curtis Hasselbring – trombone
Marcus Rojas – Tuba
“A brass band in miniature, Trio Blastphemy explores the edges of what you might expect from a brass ensemble. Repertoire includes pop songs, folk music, arrangements of Works for guitar, and improvisation-driven originals.”
Quince Marcum – vocals
Wade Ripka – guitar, mandolin
Nick DeFeo – guitar, bass
Songs of heartbreak, addiction and sketchy career choices from the Rembetika songbook, the urban blues of 1920′s Greece.
Morgan Kaplan – vocals, guitar
Jared Vazales – bass
Benjamin Pollak – drum machines, percussions
New Casino has crafted a unique sound with airy vocals and complicated harmonies. A blend of acoustic guitar textures and synthesized atmospheres. The band has quickly gained a reputation on the New York music scene with their dark and sultry sound.
Not festival time? Check out the Epistrophy Cafe, live music on Sundays!