2017 Music Lineup
Transition Theater . Esme Olivia . Elf Arrow . Stratosphere .
Taylor hawk . Bad camper . Sound and fire . Julian Pearl
Beth Quist is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer, who began playing piano at age 2. She was lead soprano and instrumentalist for the creation band in Cirque du Soleil's "KA", and currently performs solo, with Sherefe which specializes in Balkan and Middle Eastern music. She has sung & toured with Bobby McFerrin's Voicestra since 1997, and appears on his albums "Circlesongs", "Mouth Music", and "VOCAbuLarieS". Beth has also composed over 50 scores for dance, theater, television, & film, including musical contributions to the Emmy nominated documentary "The Two Escobars". Other notable musical collaborations include Roger Fisher (Heart) & Scott Cossu (Windham Hill).
Her early musical influences were "Batman," "Star Trek," and "Dr. Zhivago." "I'm a Little Leopard Prowling Around in Sneakers" was her first musical composition at age 8.
She has a 4-octave soprano voice, and plays piano, keyboards, santour (hammered dulcimer), dumbek, daff, guitar, flute, and various other toys that she can get her hands on. Her music combines influences from the Balkans, the Middle East, and India with her Western upbringing.
HOMEGROWN SKA AND REGGAE TUNES INSPIRED BY MOUNTAIN LIVING - THE ALCAPONES IS A GROUP FROM THE FRONT RANGE, CO AREA WITH A MIX OF VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC THAT BRINGS A NEW-SCHOOL FEEL TO WHAT WAS MADE POPULAR IN JAMAICA DURING THE 1960S. FROM RAW ORIGINALS TOJAZZ/SKA/REGGAE FUSION, YOU WILL FIND THAT THE ALCAPONES' STYLES CONTINUOUSLY INSPIRE YOUR FEET ON THE DANCE FLOOR. RAISE YOUR SPIRIT AND CELEBRATE LIFE LIKE A GANGSTER OF LOVE!
“This Boulder-based band hits the stage like a traveling minstrel show, determined to breathe as much life and fun into (insert your town name here) as they possibly can, and they do just that with their driving rhythms, delirious horn harmonies, and pointedly silly/ridiculous/wise singalong songs. The group is relentless in their determination to have as much fun as they possibly can, and to make sure their audience feels as much a part of the madcap show as the band itself.”
xerephine live band
Etherial siren Xerephine from the UK brings her harp, bodhran and folktronic music to life with a live band featuring members of Lunar Fire and different musical guests for every performance. Xerephine has the heart of an activist, enchanting vocals and her dynamic band brings flavors of celtic music, pre columbian flutes, live bass, percussion fusion, folk strings and even flirts with merry old English punk. Tribal Vision will be the third installation of the Live Band Experience .......expect surprises, guest vocals and some theatrical action to liven up this special show.
Xerephine has been performing on the Festival Circuit for some years with main stage performances at Arise Festival (CO), Sonic Bloom (CO), Tribal Vision Festival (N.M), Earth Dance Festival (CA), LoveSeed Festival (CA) and many other stages large and small along the way. She can taper her set to the crowd (more accoustic, folky or electronic based) and has co-hosted musical based workshops with Ayla Nereo, Peter May and opened and /or collaborated with members of Elephant Revival, Rising Appalachia, AYLA NEREO, Katie Gray, The Luminaries and Lunar Fire amongst many others.
Intuit is a successful little band with a big purpose based in Boulder, Colorado. If you've ever been to an Intuit show...you know. These songs are sound waves organized with intention and love. This is music to bring us out of our heads and into our hearts. This is music to dissolve separation and bring communities together. Braiding sounds from many cultures, Intuit weaves an auditory tapestry of reggae, blues, African poly-rhythm, folk, funk and jazz. The rootsy groove is fueled by the impeccable rhythm section of drummer Jonny Jyemo, bassist Otis Lande and percussionist Scott Parker-Mast. Captivating violin and vocals by Brune Macary. Lyrical prowess and songwriting from guitarist Neil Sullivan and cellist Chloe Watkins display the heart-centered, earth-minded intention to the band’s music.
"Intuit's sound can be compared to a bubbling spring that seeps gently out of a fracture in the earth's crust. With their passionate groove, conscious lyrics and positive flow, this band will have the ability to do great things when their music makes its way to the people that need it" -David Matters, formerly Gipsy Moon
INTI's ELECTRO DANCE ROCK meets LATIN HIP HOP keeps fists pumping and bodies jumping. INTI's action-packed and rebellious dance music mixes bass with distortion (Rodolfo Escobar) against analog synth triggered by a sweet retro keytar. Insane live beats from song writer, producer and vocalist Gilly Gonzalez keep the INTI ride fun and intense. 2 powerful front women (Teresita Hinojosa and Precious Hill) on keys and vocals play off each other's style, sharp against soft. By adding defiant lyrics that mix Spanish with English, INTI speaks to both sides of the border.
Urban roots, world travels, art as a form of social activism and music as a means to keep people dancing define INTI's distinct analog post-modern rock. The result? Captivating visuals and satirical skits that allow INTI to use wit as a weapon for social commentary. From a dancer in a gas mask to a patriotic doctor pushing candy meds, INTI uses bright colorful costuming and sensational visuals to poke fun at politics, the media, the music industry, counter culture, mainstream and themselves.
Hi I am Jiiniikwe,
I am a Native American Anishinabe singer and musician who lives among the Lakota Oyate in South Dakota. I have studied music, art, and dance since a young age and since October 2007 decided to put my skills to work. I like music, art, education, writing, photography and film. I hope you like my tunes and I hope you will leave a message and tell me how you like my music.
Treaphort cultivates a positive, uplifting and present space through organic electronic sound. Vibrations of meditative patterning bring the listener to a platform of direct experience while maintaining a playfully light vibe.
Audio production is a form of active meditation for me; a way to center my mind and cultivate creativity. The music that is channeled reflects the state of alert calmness that one receives from practicing presence.
As my experience and knowledge of sound, vibration, energy and life deepens; so my music develops as well. I am constantly learning more about frequencies, vibration, intentional tone, etc. and how they interact and affect our bodies and minds, weaving these ideas in to the audio production.
I am fascinated/obsessed with clean and true sound, nice quality speakers and heavy bass frequencies. I love music that can be played loud enough to feel physically but that does not hurt or cause damage your ears, causing the sound vibrations to caress your body and stroke your mind; and I love the speakers that allow us to do so.
David DeVine is the artist Higherglyph. A world, bass, electronic, music producer originating from Boulder, Colorado. David originally was born and raised in Los Angeles where he discovered his passion for all things music. Becoming a drummer at the age of 14 and starting his band "Inmemory" a couple years later, that took him on a whirl wind of tours and shows. he quickly crystallized his purpose and intentions with music. After his band "Inmemory" disbanded he became extremely infatuated with everything Dj'ing. With his first purchase of turntables and dj equipment he was all about dropping beats and creating yummi altitudes. Now with over 10yrs experience in Dj'ing he has designed a unique dj rig and hybrid style. David moved to Boulder Colorado to pursue a higher education at Naropa University, a Contemplative Buddhist inspired University. Using his perspective and unique lens on life he was able to explore the different sides of music and meaning while setting intentions for future pursuits. With these teachings he acquired an Interdisciplinary Studies degree with focuses on Buddhism, Visual Arts and Music, incorporating multiple disciplines to create sonic intentions. While finding himself within his studies at Naropa David quickly found a new love for music producing and how electronic music is capable to move masses of people in such a way that is life giving. Now with all these tools and ideas implanted into his being there was only one thing to do create music for such purposes. From this Higherglyph was birthed for such a purpose and this is where his new story begins.
DJ CHE CHE
Little Star is a celestially inspired conduit for the currents of the Universal. A visionary musician and alchemist of sound, she gracefully and powerfully transmutes the resonance of Spirit into symphonies of song. With her voice as her predominant medium, she creates many layered compositions, weaving rich tapestries of melody, harmony, and word, to create soul-stirring offerings of poetry and prayer. She believes music to be a powerful medium for healing and transformation, and crafts all of her music with the intention of anchoring and offering the resonance of the highest self within all who listen. Her live performance intertwines song and ceremony, truly creating sacred space and powerful containers for inner journey. A voice for the subtle currents that run through All Things, Little Star’s etheric soundscapes guide listeners to spaces beyond themselves, beyond space and time, and deep within.
Raised in Miami, FL & born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Alais brings a powerful, unique voice and potent message to the modern world using hip-hop as a medium to tackle social, political and spiritual issues. Currently based out of Colorado, Alais joins the ranks of an emerging legacy of "truth-hop" activists to spread awareness, information, and positivity through music and verse in english and spanish.
The Gaia Experiment is a collective of those who yearn to express themselves musically within a shared consciousness. Gaia desires experiences for our perpetual evolution, and our mission is to collect this living data in the most colorful and open ways our humanity will allow. We have discovered that when we elevate our vibratory states through music, self-expression and love, we alchemize our efforts into a "return to The Garden," a new ancient paradigm of harmony, well-being, and cosmic connectivity.
Gaia's songs are constantly changing and we are always welcoming new sonic variables with which to mix and meld. Gaia Experiments are set up as improvisational canvases for experimenters to express individuality and unify through collaboration. We look forward to the endlessly shifting results, and never forget that each moment contains its own rhythms, sounds, and messages for our journeying. The path is here and now. Be on it.
"The Creator first experimented with biological creativity on Earth, which is the physical location with the potential to simultaneously hold nine dimensions in its intelligence. Gaia is the intelligence of Earth, and she is a more powerful being than you can imagine. Notice where the (Cosmic) Party is being held. You are about to find out the purpose of Gaia's magnificent and unlimited creative powers, since she has been chosen as head scientist of the biological laboratory of the Milky Way Galaxy." -The Pleadian Agenda Barbara Hand Clow
"With such little time left I don't know whether to save or savor the world. And so I choose to follow LOVE." -Lafa Taylor
This is (y)our band. Just by being incarnate in this laboratory, you are contributing. How far you go with your participation and how you choose to design your unique variable is up to you~~~
i Am an Artist of Perception; Creator of Reality. i Am Spirit embodied. i Am Peace on Earth.
FIERCE OF THE FAERIES
SHATTERS ILLUSION UPON THE BACKS OF FALSE DREAMS TILL
ONE DAY SHE FINDS HERSELF
AS A CULMINATION OF ALL SHE'S EVER BEEN.
iDENTITY AS FLEETING AS OUR EGO'S NAME
THEORETICALLY SPEAKING SHE's IS THE POET WHO'S SONG GOT
CAUGHT IN THE WEB OF HER OWN EXPERIMENT CASTING PURPOSE
UPON PAGES SHE's THE SPIRIT WHO iS
THE UNDERCURRENT OF ALL
HER STRANGE EXPERIENCES
DELERIOUS AND OVER-EXPRESSED SHE IS
She has always been
Fierce le' Fey is a poetic musical project by Zoë Clare, Owner and Founder of StarWater Magick Productions, Elixir Bar, and Collective.
Stimulus is a high-energy dance band born in the Sangre De Christo wilderness of Southern Colorado; where the freedom to explore is ever-present. This freedom manifests itself in the electric music created by Tony Karnow, Carl Cole, Devin Ross, and Jim Price. A Stimulus live show is a journey with the latitude to go anywhere (Rock, EDM, Reggae, Country, Hip-Hop, Blues, Metal, Bluegrass, Pop, etc...), and to use whatever means necessary to get there (bass, drums, guitars, keyboards, synthesizers, computer samples, midi triggers, whatever). Stimulus weaves a seamless blending of original songwriting and covers into an exceptional musical experience.
YA$HAKA$HA & the Caduceus Collective
Ya$hAka$Ha & The Caduceus Collective is THE intergalactic hip-hop extravaganza for YOU! Combining world-wide tribal acoustic jam vibes with cutting-edge alchemical emceeing and lyricism – the originality of this catchy, phat-paced RAPture is hard to beat. ‘Cause it goes so hard on the beat. A mercurially communal movement of world-changers and music-makers, the nebulous but tight-knit crew travels the world(s) – delivering an unprecedented flow of linguistic sharpitude. We integrate mystical experiences and esoteric studies through our wordsy work. So if you’re looking to get your mind blown open, guess what? You’ve found your medicine!
Multi-realmed alchemist Peter May partners with Nature to support healing, balance, and peace.
Embodying the love of plants and music throughout his life, Peter began distilling essential oils in 2006. That same year, he began playing on and co-producing the album Crestone, with Paul Winter. Peter creates acoustically-tuned plant and mineral alchemies with essential oils, and offers them in his Journeys, to support increased awareness and healing on the levels of body, energy, and mind. His band The Sonic Apothecary is composed of human and plant musicians, and offers Healing Journey Concerts around the country.
Spiritual seakers creating high vibrational music. Using multi media with sincere intent, a Transition experience is on the new wave of the contemporay movement in the arts.
Esmé Olivia was born & raised in Albuquerque, NM to a Dutch father & a Mestiza Mexican-American mother. Her blood is a peace treaty she honors through prayers of dance, poetry & song. She received her BA from Hampshire College in multi-disciplinary performance & education. For information on upcoming performances & more, visit esmeolivia.com.
Original mettamusic for the heart and soul. Through highly interactive, extremely unique, original music sets, Stratosphere aims to raise the vibration of the listener through doorways and walls of sound, earthy tones, grounding beats, and deep bass. Striving to share emotion and healing energy through sound, Stratosphere takes the listener on a journey deep beyond this third dimension drawing inspiration from Source, stars, spirits , the energy of the night sky, being surrounded by trees and nature, and the infinite mind. The goal is to co create portals while opening and connecting hearts, while giving an offering to the land, its ancestral spirits, and the Mother across all the sacred lands.
Stratosphere has humbly shared the stage with Random Rab, Bluetech, Desert Dwellers, Kayla Scintilla, Sixis, Kaminanda, Living Light, SaQi,Govinda, Aligning Minds, Nominus, Pericles, Futexture, Higher Learning, Akara, Ilya Goldberg (from Emancipator), Kynara, and many more, and has played at numerous festivals, intentional gatherings, and portal openings across the country and soon internationally.
Tribal Downtempo and Psychill set
Avery Runner, hailing from Colorado USA, is a DJ, Studio Producer and Creatrix of sacred space – Sharing worldly psychedelic trance & chill out music.
Over the years, Avery has played alongside dozens of international producers including the likes of Cosmosis, Flooting Grooves, Androcell, Psykovsky, Earthling, Anunaki, Medicine Drum, Kalya Scintilla, Yab Yum, Tron, Dickster, Trip Switch, Gaudi, Desert Dwellers, Ace Ventura and many more and killer experiences have been shared at Burning Man, Gaian Mind, Tribal Gathering, AVIT, Envision Fest, Archipelago, MoonTribe, Motion Notion and endless underground events. These influences have shaped Avery’s focus and dedication to serving the global trance movement.
Avery cites his influences as including Cosmosis, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Loud, 3rd Ear Audio, Gaiana, Kalya Scintilla, Dickster, Gaudi, Sensient, Der Waldlaufer, Via Axis, Shpongle, Ital, Ishq and countless others.
Sound & Fire
Healing Ceremony with Elf Arrow & Lion Fire
Taylor Hawk is a singer-songwriter fresh to Paonia from California. Originally from Quincy, CA, her mountain roots show through in rich, folksy harmonies and natural imagery. Timeless vocals and evocative lyrics conspire to create transformative folk/indie music. Her songs resonate with the yearning, tenderness, and fragility of a deeply examined inner life.
Bad Camper is a beyond musical project of Matthew 'Fish' Fisherkeller that promotes living life to the fullest while respecting all beings and mother nature. Bicycling from across the country to festivals, venues, protests, schools, street corners, bars, and coffee shops Bad Camper spreads the message not only in the tradition concert setting but also through everyday interactions, planning restoration projects, getting involved with youth, supporting community events.
Bad Camper juxtaposes the traditional singer-songwriter layout with the use of sweet analog electronics, luscious harmonies, along with the grounding trumpet and percussion to fuse a message of revolution and change with the everyday trials of life and love. On the road you will hear Fish perform the Bad Camper songs in their most personal format - Guitar and Voice
Singer song writer from the front range. Julian brings strong vocals and melodic guitar.