The Troublemakers 6-7:45p
Mystic Dead 8-10p
The CarLeans 1-2p
The Hoolios 2:15-3:15p
Glaucoma Suspect 6:30-7:30p
Wooly Mammoth 8-10p
100 Watt Suns, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band, The Hoolios, Whitesmoke, Soul Searchers, Brother Big Eye, Green Tea, Water St. Quartet, Crows Toes, and The Collective are just a few of the bands the members of The Troublemakers were playing in while this band formed accidentally in the summer of 2016. A band canceled on a local booker and after a few phone calls, the lineup was assembled. The lineup includes the area’s most talented, in demand and seasoned veteran players.
Ronnie Lewis plays the drums and handles lead vocals. Sitting next to him is Don “DC” Culp who plays the drums as well. Together they create a devastating pocket. The always busy - and in high demand - Dan Sherer holds down the keyboard/piano duties. Bill Light handles most of the lead guitar work and backing vocals. The band is rounded out by the younger but already seasoned Josh White (rhythm/lead guitar) and Mike Palazzolo on bass.
The Troublemakers play music and have fun, that’s actually their only real rule. No egos and none of the other nonsense that, unfortunately, has become part of being a modern-working musician. It’s refreshing to see them having fun on stage, acting like they are in the garage like when they were kids and just playing music to play music!
In 2018 a group of musicians got together for a once a month Dead night at the Captain Daniel Packer inn in Mystic,CT. It turned out to be a seriously good time that translated to more shows, more fun and Mystic Dead was born.
Deep dives into all things Grateful Dead coupled by the freedom to remain true to their own creative individuality has been and will always be the mantra of all members of Mystic Dead.
Mystic Dead is:
Toby Kniffin - Guitar and Vocals
Ian Kelly - Guitar and vocals
Jordan Giangreco - Keys and Vocals
Marty Moroney - Bass and Vocals
Jason Hartley - Drums
Eric Hyland - Drums
The CARLEANS are a New England based acoustic trio. It’s members include singer-songwriters/guitarists Jim Carpenter (The Hoolios) and Sarah MacLean (The MacLean Sisters). Joined by bassist, Corina Malbaurn, the trio has toured to Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, Key West, Asheville, NYC, and Maine.
Their simple onstage sound of acoustic guitar and upright bass is at once subtle and emotional, then explosive within the diverse rhythms of americana, cajun, bluegrass, reggae, and Texas folk.
Equally notable is the trio's vast repertoire. Currently recording their fourth album, and drawing from an 85-song setlist, The CarLeans’ original compositions are as eclectic as their musical style: intimate ballads ala’ Ricki Lee Jones and Townes Van Zant; humorous, thought-provoking introspections not unlike Randy Newman or Lyle Lovett; and driving, hypnotic grooves by Jim Carpenter and Corina Malbaurn supporting Sarah MacLean's soulful vocals, ala' The Subdudes and Lucinda Williams, provoking the audience to its feet to dance.
The trio has performed throughout the country, sharing the stage with the likes of Mipso, The Birds of Chicago, Marcia Ball, The Subdudes, Hooray For The Riff Raff, Walt Wilkins, Sarah Borges, The Wolff Sisters, and The Preservation Jazz Band . . . in such renowned venues as Daryl’s House CT, Ossipee Music Fest ME, Kate Hepburn Theater CT, Isis NC, Neutral Ground NOLA, The Southern TX, Skinny Pancake VT, Knickerbocker Music Hall CT, Proclamation FL, The Narrows RI, Eugene O’Neil Theater CT, and Jimmy Buffett's Lulu’s in AL.
A fixture on the New England music scene for over a decade, the HOOLIOS are an infectious mix of Gulf of Mexico rhythms: Rock, Americana, Latin, Reggae, Texas folk and Zydeco. The seasoned group of musicians, led by founding member and songwriter Jim Carpenter, have recorded five albums of original music and graced some of East Coast's finest stages, recently selling out their first two shows since re-emerging following the nation's imposed music respite. Sharing the lead vocals with Jim Carpenter, are the diverse, soulful voices of Michael Derry (piano, organ, accordion), Sarah MacLean (acoustic guitar), and Ronnie Lewis (drums). Supportive members include: Sandy Allen (mandolin, washboard), Billy Light (slide guitar), and Corina Malbaurn (bass). The HOOLIOS' devoted dance following is testament to the fun, hypnotic grooves, and eclectic repertoire . . . their intimate, more acoustic-based performances alluding to their interesting and whimsical lyrics and four-part harmonies.
Fleet is an indie rock experience from Southeastern, Ct. Throughout the course of the band’s union, they have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life around New England, including Toad’s Place, The Knickerbocker, The Wolf Den, Arch Street Tavern, Stomping Ground, and Revival Brewing, to name a few. In 2019 they became Mohegan Sun’s Locals Live Champions and are currently in the studio working on their 3rd album.
Over the last couple of years, Jabbawaukee has staked their claim as one of the top jam / funk bands in Providence as well as New England. The quartet consists of bassist/ vocalist Brendon "Low B" Bjorness-Murano, guitarist & vocalist Dave Hobson, keyboardist & vocalist Jack Skiffington and drummer & vocalist Stu Taylor. The band just released their self produced debut full length LP "Family Tree" in late 2021 , followed by the release of the video for their first single, "Ting Pop (Time Flys By)" . Look for the release of their next single "Day Roll By", featuring Dan Moretti on saxophone (Chic, Robert Plant, Aretha Franklin, Dr. John, Chaka Khan) off of the album, which is on all major streaming platforms.
Prior to the pandemic, Jabbawaukee was nominated for Motif's "Best RI Jam Band" in 2018 & 2019, "Best Band" in the New London Area in 2019, in The Day, having their single "Moonlight" played in regular rotation on JEMP radio and opening for such national acts as Twiddle, Spafford, Hayley Jane & the Primates, Pink Talking Fish, Strange Machines, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, The Mallet Brothers, The Ryan Montebleu Band as well as many others. This along with their crushing sets at Strangecreek, Wormtown (MA), Rose Arts Music festivals (CT), Rhythm & Roots 2019 (RI), Block Island Music Festival (RI), Ziontific Music Festival (MA), NIMfest 2019 (RI) and The Pheno Cup (ME & NH) , Germination (ME), The Ganja Grail @ Harry Brown's Farm (ME), Summer Jam (ME), Grateful Campout (2021), River Jam (CT), solidified them as a stronghold in the Northeast Jam Band Scene. Already booked for 2022 at most festivals in the Northeast and Venues Maine to North Carolina out to Pittsburg this summer! Look for Jabbawaukee to invade your universe in the coming future!
Playing all things roots rock reggae and in between. Glaucoma Suspect - A six-piece reggae band embracing groove, positive vibes & roots.
Gray Hallberg is the founder & lead guitarist of Wooly Mammoth. In addition to honing his guitar chops by studying with local legend Chris Leigh, Gray studied jazz performance at UVM and theory and composition at the University of Colorado.
Mike LaChance is the bassist. He lives in Mystic and also plays double bass with Cabin Fever, a local bluegrass band and the euphonium, as a volunteer with the New London Salvation Army.
Toby Halsey has played guitar for fun for 30 years. He joined Wooly Mammoth at the first Mystic Blues Festival and played at the Racer’s Jam for 5 years supporting Mudhead Benefit Cup for Hospice.
Chris Chapman has been involved in music since he was a teen. Formally trained in drums and percussion, Chris has experience playing almost every type of music, ranging from Classical to Rock and Jazz. Music is one of Chris’ true passions. He enjoys listening and playing daily, as well as seeking out and attending live performances as much as possible!
Scott Parry’s blues driven piano style was inspired by local legend, Al Copley, the original keyboardist in the local Grammy-winning band Roomful of Blues. Scott and Al’s moms were friends and Al inspired Scott to take up the piano at the advanced age of five. He had been playing in bands ever since.