The Troublemakers 6-7:45p
Mystic Dead 8-10p
The CarLeans 1-2:15p
The Hoolios 2:45-3:45p
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 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
The CarLeans are a musical collaboration between singer-songwriters Jim Carpenter (guitar, vocals), Sarah MacLean (guitar, vocals) and Rachel MacLean-Sargent (vocals). Along with bassist Corina Malbaurn, the Connecticut-based quartet blend their diverse musical backgrounds to create a captivating sound that had been garnering much attention from New England to Florida to Texas. Their vast repertoire adapts well to the various regions they tour through (folk, cajun, latin, and americana) . . . at once narrative, humorous, raw and powerful. Jim's percussive, driving guitar joins with Malbaurn’s equally solid upright bass to lay groove for the MacLean twin's soulful, commanding voices. The performance is at once a gritty, emotional whisper; dynamic sibling harmony, and a stunning R&B confession . . . offset by a sudden comical exchange and inevitably inciting the audience to its feet to dance.
The CarLeans have had the good fortune to perform at such esteemed venues as the Infinity Hall CT, Daryl's House NY, Awendaw Barn, SC, The Narrows, MA, Isis Music Hall NC, Skinny Pancake VT, Saxon TX, Neutral Ground LA, Katharine Hepburn Theater CT, Good Stuff NC, Prohibition FL, Eugene O'Neil Theater CT and Osippee Music Fest ME . . . sharing the stage with The Subdudes, Mipso, Marcia Ball, Hurrah for Riff Raff, Chris Ross, Donna the Buffalo and Birds of Chicago.
The Hoolios are steeped in the rhythms of the Gulf of Mexico: Americana, Latin, Reggae, Texas Folk and Zydeco. Singer/rhythm guitarist, Sarah MacLean shares the lead vocals with an amazing range of emotion from raw grit to tender soprano. Other members include: Sandy Allen – harmony vocals, mandolin/percussion, Corina Malbaurn – bass, Ronnie Lewis – lead vocals, drums, Billy Light – harmony vocals, slide guitar, and special guest Rachel Sargent – harmony vocals. Jim Carpenter & The Hoolios have been gracing some of New England’s most popular stages for five years, including: The Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Block Island Music Fest, New London SailFest, Jonathon Edwards Winery Fest, Café Nine, Black-Eyed Sallys, Javelina Festival, Cuban Revolution, Hygienic Art Park and the Knickerbocker Café.
Jim Carpenter is a singer-songwriter born on Chincoteague Island VA and raised in Cape May, Key West and Miami. That southern childhood and diverse musical climate still inhabits his vast repertoire of melody, lyric and fiction. As a performing songwriter, Jim Carpenter’s narrative lyrics, driving acoustic guitar and intimate vocal delivery have garnered songwriting awards and placed him on stages with performers such as Greg Brown, The Resentments, Robert Earl Keen, Jeffrey Foucalt, the Subdudes, Marcia Ball, Lucy Kuplansky, Dave Mallet, Garnet Rogers, Bill Morrissey, Catie Curtis and Richard Shindell.
Jabbawaukee is a Providence, RI based quartet 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 shredding guitar and vocals of David Hobson, thumping basslines and vocals of Brendon 'Low B' Bjorness-Murano, founder and pocket drummer Jason Laplume and soulful keys and vocals of Jack Skiffington. We have been keeping the dance floor moving in New England venues and music festivals since 2017.
Right out of the gate, after 6 months of lineup changes, intense practicing and the recording of their debut EP, "Five from the Shack", they hit the ground running. Being nominated for Motif's "Best RI Jam Band" in 2018 & 2019, "Best Band" in the New London Area 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 and Rose Arts Music festivals (2018 & 2019), Rhythm & Roots 2019 (RI), Block Island Music Festival 2019 (RI), Ziontific Music Festival 2019 (MA), NIMfest 2019 (RI) and The Pheno Cup 2019 (NH) ,solidified them as a stronghold in the Northeast Jam Band Scene. Already booked for 2021 in RI, MA, CT, NH , VT and ME look for Jabbawaukee to invade your universe in the coming future! Look for their debut full length album release "Family Tree" , coming out October 30th, 2021 at The Met in Pawtucket, RI!
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.