w/ The Bumping Jones
Saturday, October 5, 2013
McLovins is a soulful, funk-rock band that complements a youthful energy with seasoned musical talent. Inspired by an eclectic mix of influences like The Meters, The Band and The Flaming Lips, members Jason Ott, Jake Huffman, Justin Berger, and Atticus Kelly combine their songwriting skills with extended improvisations and instrumental ingenuity. Taking a page from their jam band forefathers, McLovins always try to keep their audiences guessing at what’s to come. Their eclectic setlists and individual musical personas define the band’s live shows.
Hailing from Hartford, Connecticut, McLovins have appeared at Gathering of The Vibes, Mountain Jam, The Peach Festival and the legendary Nateva Music Festival, as well as many acclaimed venues across the country. They have also performed with some of the most influential artists on the scene, including Buddy Guy, George Porter, Jr. and Oteil Burbridge.
Currently the band is cutting an album with Emmy, Grammy, and Tony award winning producer Bill Sherman in New York City’s East Village. The album is set for an early October release and the band will tour the US in promotion thereof starting in the fall of 2015. The band continues to evolve, bringing their distinctive, jam-rock productions across the country. Every tour brings a unique energy. Check them out at your local music venue and at http://www.mclovins.band
The Bumping Jones
The basements of Burlington, VT have spawned many things. In early 2011 one such basement gave birth to The Bumping Jones. After playing many college parties and quickly branching out to local music venues such as Nectar’s, Manhattan Pizza, Red Square, Higher Ground, Two Brothers Tavern, and Antidote, the name spread and people quickly began Jonesin’ for more. Playing a wide variety of music seeped in rock, soul, funk, and surf styles, the Bumping Jones concocted their own blend of interesting music. With the addition of a horns section the band solidified their line up and have been relentlessly writing and gigging around Vermont to packed venues. The Bumping Jones focus heavily on song writing to form their foundation and unique sound, but don’t be fooled. This band can improvise and make each song a unique experience. The Joneses have gone on to share the stage with many of the nations top touring acts including Badfish, Spiritual Rez, Twiddle, Lucid, TAUK, Sophistafunk, The Funk Ark, Kingsley Flood, Mission South, and Midnight Snack.