Big World Breaks began when the world-famous Seattle-based breaking crew The Massive Monkees invited Aaron Walker-Loud (band founder, drummer and director) to provide music at breakdancing competitions and jams in the early 2000's.
Hammond organist Joe Doria brings together some of the best of the NW music scene to create a powerful and jaw-dropping funk and jazz sound like you've never heard: a mix of stellar musicianship, seasoned songwriting and deep groove where no musical stone gets unturned.
McTuff began in 2008 as an ode to jazz organ greats Jimmy Smith and Captain Jack McDuff, and has since evolved into a versatile and exciting group that has performed across the nation.
Jolliff (mandolin) & Barnett (fiddle) perform the popular jazz standard with a bluegrass twist. Recorded live at Beehive Productions in Saranac Lake, NY in October, 2014.
Infused with classic country and honky-tonk, southern blues, New Orleans jazz and swing, and sounds of swamp pop and early rock n’ roll, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks take pride they are able to blend so many different styles of American roots music and call it their own. Here they perform the song "I Can't Help Myself" in front of an audience at the Pewter Sessions at the 2015 Summer Hoot at the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY.
Filmed and recorded Live by Beehive Productions.
Irreverent songwriters, expert instrumentalists, former street-performers, and consummate showmen, The Two Man Gentlemen Band has been barnstorming from coast to coast for nearly a decade, developing a reputation as a must-see live act on the roots and retro music circuits. A tenor guitar and string bass duo in the tradition of the great Slim & Slam – with the occasional pyrotechnic banjo feature thrown in – Andy Bean and Fuller Condon have an obvious affection for pre-war American Jazz and Western Swing—but they’re no period piece.
Taylor Ashton sings "Straight Back" with Shane Leonard on drums and Zachariah Hickman on double bass - with some help on lighting and background vocals from Miles of Music friends.
Filmed at Miles of Music Camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, NH. Audio & Video by Jacob Blumberg for Mason Jar Music.
Hailed as "The Salvador Dali of Folk Music," Baby Gramps is an energetic, humorously entertaining performer with an endless repertoire. He plays a National Steel guitar, and sings his own unique arrangements of rags, jazz, & blues from the 20's & 30's, and many originals with wordplay, humor, and throat singing.
Here he is with bass player Mark Ettinger performing "The Monkey Puzzle Stump."
Vaudeville Etiquette, originally a folk-rock band, moves fearlessly from swinging roots rock, to country, jazz and blues. Led by Bradley Laina on vocals and guitar and Tayler Lynn on vocals, tambourine, kazoo, and accordion, the band is filled out with Matt Teske on Pedal Steel, Sander Vinberg on bass and Bryce Gourley on drums. Vaudeville Etiquette tours constantly and their energetic sound of boot stomping anthems and airy melodic ballads reaches all over the country. Success is in the wings for Vaudeville Etiquette.
The history of American roots music in the early 20th century could never fit into an encyclopedia. It’s too ramshackle, too rambunctious, too radical. Fiddlers, guitarists, banjo players, and all kinds of folks rambled those early roads, learning from each other, inspiring each other, and pushing the music in new directions. Music constantly switched back and forth across the racial divide, beholden only to the beat and the dance.