Stellar Funk-Rock Rising Star Band from NorCal ...
** DIGGIN DIRT **
* LiL' ELEPHANT *
** DIGGIN DIRT **
Diggin Dirt began planting its roots back in 2011 in the town of Arcata, CA in Humboldt County. The newly conglomerated 8-piece band had instant chemistry, and after only a few months of playing together, released their Full Season LP. Their debut album is comprised of 11 tracks that showcase musical influences ranging from afrobeat, reggae to rock, but always with an underlying theme of funky soul.
The band began touring throughout California and Oregon, and was met with a tremendous response. A reputation of quality original music backed by high energy performance grew around the Dirt’s name, and in turn inspired them to keep growing. A byproduct of this growth is the recently released Bedrock EP. Showing more musical maturity and a new depth of identity, the album is a true sign of more to come.
The Dirt is more inspired than ever, and ready to bring the music to the people. With more expansive West Coast tour dates, and fresh material coming out of their preparations, the group shows no signs of slowing down as they expand their reach. Earn that paycheck, and dust off those dancing shoes because we’re looking at you tonight!
* LIl’ ELEPHANT *
(Delta Funk - “It’s like Jamiroquai meets The Meters”)
Adam Hughes (guitar, vox)
Connor Lonsdale (drums)
Edwin Rhodes (guitar)
Kevin Goldberg (bass)
Lil’ Elephant is an unconventional Oakland ensemble bringing original tunes to stages of all sizes throughout the Bay Area. A labor of love several years in the making, this band of four motley miscreants fuses funk, rock, rap, and classical influences into an exceptional and eclectic musical smorgasbord. Major influences include Funkadelic, Traffic, In Flames, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. You’ll find your feet tapping and your hips swaying before you know it. You can listen to some tunes at www.lilelephunk.com
“Lil Elephant has a way of bringing the audience into their world, their music, and challenging them to be fully present – to slip out of the social pressures holding us politely in our seats.” - Kira Billman, Freelance Music Journalist
Electromagnetism is what holds everything together. It’s also Lil’ Elephant’s debut EP, released April 2018 to a full house of local fans and friends. Electromagnetism was produced in Berkeley at Outland Studios by Nick Stein. The songs are a story of power - power of freedom, power in introspective understanding, power of decision making, and eventually the loss and transformation of power. It draws influence from the soul music of motown, the progressive sound of the mars volta, the blues, and the wicked harmony found in early cathedrals.
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