The Troublemakers 6-7:45pm
Mystic Dead 8-10pm
Steve Rodgers 1-3pm
Glaucoma Suspect 3-4:45pm
No Mind 5-6:45pm
Wooly Mammoth 8:45-10pm
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 6 members of Mystic Dead.
Mystic Dead is:
Toby Kniffin - Guitar & Vocals
Ian Kelly - Guitar & Vocals
Jay Hartley - Drums
Ronnie Lewis - Drums & vocals
Marty Moroney - Bass & Vocals
Paul Sauvageau - Keyboards & vocals
Steve Rodgers is a nationally recognized singer, songwriter and visual artist who has spent more than a quarter of a century engrossed in the New England music community. He has performed across the United States and overseas. Steve is most well-known for his nearly 20-year stretch as leader and co-songwriter of the 90s/2000s alt/rock/folk band Mighty Purple and also for his 15-year tenure as the Founder / Director of The Space (an all-ages music venue) and of The Outer Space / The Ballroom (a music venue & craft beer hall). Both were nationally recognized music venues and regular tour stops for bands of all shapes, sizes and genres. (Steve and his brother are now separated by 3,000 miles, but they still reunite with their band mates a couple of times a year to play Mighty Purple songs in Connecticut and beyond.) The venues that Steve founded came to their ends in early 2018. "In April 2019, Steve Rodgers released “Count it All Joy,” a full-length album that leans closer to country — and further from rock — than a Mighty Purple record, with mellow melodies and multiple stringed instruments. It’s clear the songs are the work of someone who’s faced incredible challenges and emerged a better person. My favorite, so far, is “Why Are You Here?”, a song about the way humans seek spiritual comfort in the wake of hardships. Steve’s voice soars brightly in songs like “Love Will Comfort You.” - Recent review By Rock Mommy During the pandemic Steve has written 3 albums worth of new songs and will be releasing new music in 2021.
Live Concert Music Video Summer 2019
Music Video Winter 2019
Glaucoma Suspect is a five-piece reggae band embracing groove, positive vibes & roots. Our hope is that you will feel the joy and be uplifted the way we are when the music hits. The core of Glaucoma Suspect spent the last eleven years performing with the Bob Marley & The Wailers tribute group Hope Road. This smaller crew is carrying on that Marley vibe and also performing a variety of reggae classics to get you dancing, singing and living up!!! We look forward to performing for you and sharing positivity and unity.
Becoming one of the most in demand bands in the CT scene, No Mind has been lighting up stages and dance floors all across the north east.
With infectious grooves, deep improvisational moments, and awe-inspiring live shows, No Mind is quickly becoming one of Connecticut’s premiere bands. The southern-CT based quintet has an ever-growing dedicated fan base that readily follows the band across the New England region. Drawing from a range of influences, No Mind’s shows are never the same twice — filled with rich exploratory jams, tight vocal harmonies, clever songwriting, meaningful lyrics, and masterful musicianship. No Mind has shared the stage with numerous highly-acclaimed artists such as Grammy-winning guitarist and producer Rick Derringer, Hayley Jane and the Primates, West End Blend, Bella’s Bartok, Strange Machines as well as other countless regional and national acts. As the band’s reach continues to grow, fans can catch No Mind at venues such as Mohegan Sun Casino, Toad’s Place, The Acoustic, and various festivals throughout the year.
Jabbawaukee is a Providence, RI based sextet that utilizes every trick in their musical bag of sorcery. Mixing elements of psychedelic/progressive rock and funk, Jabbawaukee has all the qualities that define some of the best jam bands of our time.
Featuring the dueling lead guitars and vocals of Graham Gibbs and David Hobson, thumping basslines and vocals of Brendon 'Low B' Bjorness-Murano, founder and pocket drummer Jason Laplume, soulful keys and vocals of Jack Skiffington and schorching saxophone of Ross Wheeler. We have been keeping the dance floor moving in New England venues and music festivals since 2017.
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. Currently residing in Boston, he plays and sings with the punk rock group At Least We Tried and blues driven Wooly Mammoth.
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.