Natalie Merchant: "We're watching what's happened in other states with the contamination of aquifers and the devastation of previously rural areas that are now highly industrialized. There's also quite a bit of contamination of the air that occurs with hydraulic fracturing."
"Helping others and giving back have been incredibly important to us throughout our career," says Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix, "so when Make-A-Wish came to us and told us about Mark Guerra we were thrilled to be involved."
While attending almost thirty or so performances over the course of six days, I witnessed an allegedly innocuous format engage and thrill a couple thousand people virtually all day and much of the night, proving, at least to me, that "smooth jazz" as we knew it is gone.
Brian, a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, synth and drum programmer, creates a lush atmosphere of conscious lyrics, and lo-fi/hi-fi computerized, neo-psychedelia with recent critical comparisons to Tame Impala, Pink Floyd, and Neon Indian.
Jazz is a unique language, its free form and openness is a statement in itself. It had from the very beginning a contagious effect in the world from 1920's on, mainly thanks to Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.