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.
BIG ANT’S JAM SESSION
Bring your BASS or HORN or GUITAR or STICKS or WHATEVER you play, and come sit in with some of Chicago’s best. Big Ants Jam session is an open improv session playing jazz, soul , punk , rock or whatever style of music is appropriate for the time at the time they play it. The ever changing band is curated by drummer, Anthony Capers.
Samadhi (Sa-mah-dee) is complete liberation, bliss, concentration, and all that yummy goodness… Samadhi Vibe is a Rock, Funk, Soul and Blues band that: *Explores various music styles, *Strives off that live sound, *Loves the art of writing songs/arranging covers/jammin’ improv, *And playing music for the BENEFIT OF MUSIC AS A WHOLE Samadhi Vibe is more then just a band, we are a family. A family of friends that love to have ourselves a great time, hopefully helping others to do the same. We have all been playing together for more than 7 years, recording, playing shows, open for gigs, and still going strong. All of us are vibrations to make these “Samadhi Vibes”. So lets funk them up and dig our Samadhi Vibe Funk for some fun. Join us in these goal