Mr. Blotto was born in Chicago as an off-night vehicle for musicians who loved each others playing but were in different bands at the time. The only rule was that they would only play what they loved. That philosophy continues today and has led Mr. Blotto into unique musical situations.
Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band asthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard Jam Scene. They have been known to cover entire albums by Led Zeppelin and the Who as well as perform entire shows of Country and Reggae. Artists as diverse as the Grateful Dead, the Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson and The Velvet Underground have seen their material interpreted by Mr. Blotto in the 2000+ shows the band has performed in the last 15 years, yet covers only pepper the bands hefty catalog of original material stemming from five studio albums and other unreleased crowd favorites.
What is the Pollywog?
Midway thru Dr. Seuess’ American novel ‘One Fish Two Fish’, there is a picture of an odd bird flying out of the ear of another odd creature. This enigma, this creature of sonic adventure is the Pollywog. She lives in the imagination as the Original Bird – something’s inside of you and you need to let it out! We know what it is and we know what you need. So get your ass to the Pollywog show and prepare for the exorcism of your soul.
SAMMY LLANAS (formerly of BoDeans)
JOHN PAUL KEITH
John Paul Keith, the brilliant singer-songwriter and blistering guitarist who exploded out of a self-imposed musical exile in Memphis with 2009’s critically acclaimed Spills and Thrills and 2011’s The Man That Time Forgot, returns with Memphis Circa 3AM—his most accomplished and moving collection of songs yet.
THE WHATEVERLY BROTHERS
Jeff Janulis and Mike Cohen are WhatEverly Bros…along with Carl Lubicz (bass), James Hurley (drums) and Rich Maisel (guitar)
The Bros cover the Everly Brothers’ halcyon days of rock’n’roll and dabble in music from whatever floats their boat at the time…to a load of rockabilly and other things ‘twang’.