Jonathan Scales is one of the most innovative steel pannists on the planet, and is redefining and challenging traditional expectations of his signature instrument. In his hands, the sonic palette of an instrument often associated with cruise ships and tropical resorts is radically expanded to mimic the role of horns, piano, vibraphone or marimba due to his stunning, virtuosic technique. Scales’ mesmerizing compositions have captivated listeners and elevated him to the status of a true composer, forging new territory in the medium of instrumental music.
Bourgeois Mystics is a for-profit personal growth cult and “genre-defying dance party waiting to explode,” headquartered in Austin, TX. Founded in late 2014 by four acquisitive ascetics, they honed a distinct sound, described as “Zappa meets OutKast”, and became a staple of the Austin live music scene.
Transcontinental Trip: With genre-bending compositions, epic jams, and funky grooves, TransContinental Trip(TCT) makes their statement as a unique and high energy musical experience. At any given show, listeners witness the band’s musical interplay of rock/jazz/latin fusion blending with heavy riffs and dance grooves.