Perpetual Groove has become a rock band. That's the impression fans got when they heard one of the rock & roll tracks from Perpetual Groove's new album, LIVELOVEDIE at the band's sold out New Year's Eve performance. LIVELOVEDIE was produced by Grammy winner Robert Hannon (Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below) and Perpetual Groove. The album was produced with renewable energy through Perpetual Groove's partnership with Tree Sound Studios, Sustainable Waves, and Green Mountain Energy Company and is being released by the environmentally progressive label, Tree Leaf Music.
Nappy Roots is your favorite platinum-selling American alternative southern rap group that originated in Kentucky in 1995 and is best known for hits such as; "Awnaw (Groove Chambers)," "Round Da Globe," and "Po Folks." Nappy Roots has accomplished so much early on in their careers with their first two album releases "Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz" and "Wooden Leather." They were the number one selling hip-hop group in 2002, as well as won various award nominations. The group now consists of Milledgeville, Georgia native Fish Scales, Kentucky natives Skinny DeVille, B. Stille, Ron Clutch, Big V and Oakland. The once major-label sextet is now a quintet running Nappy Roots Entertainment Group (known as NREG), their own record label. After the release of "Wooden Leather" the group decided to depart from Atlantic Records for various reasons including the record label's politics. Sometime after that R. Prophet decided to leave the group in order to pursue his solo career.
After their experience with Atlantic, the group knew that they did not want to be on a major-record label again. Time coupled with an overwhelming amount of fan feedback allowed the group to realize that the demands of their loyal fan base were not being met. After exploring various options the group unanimously decided to choose Tree Leaf Music to Executive produce their next record, "The Humdinger" and for Fontana/Universal Records to handle the distribution for NREG. Nappy Roots teamed up with Greg Street and agreed to have a dual-release of their first single "Good Day." "Good Day" is due to be released on the group's third album titled "The Humdinger" as well as on Greg Street's second debut mix tape album titled "6 o'clock Sertified," which is being distributed by Interscope Records.
With all of the different paths that life could have taken the group down, the guys feel that they are right where they are destined to be. The group's drive and motivation is to continue putting out quality music as well as satisfy their loyal and very much appreciated fan base. Stay tuned because Nappy Roots is back and they aren't going anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Snake Oil Medicine show is an Ecclectic and fun mix of bluegrass, jazz, reggae, and dance grooves from all over the world. They sing songs of awareness presented in beautiful three part harmony. Being based in the NC mountains gives their music a hillbilly undertone, but travels to Europe and Jamaica have greatly influenced their music. National touring has shaped this band into a musical force. Not only does this band have virtuoso power, but they have a full Art Gallery on stage and a Painter to create colorful characters on canvas while they run the musical gamut with ease. Having recorded 6 international releases, The Snake Oil Medicine Show is proud to showcase their newest CD which was recorded at Atlanta's World Class Tree Sound Studios by grammy winning engineer Robert Hannon. They have also recorded two DVD projects including a sound track for a children's cartoon. They have shared the stage with others like Bruce Hornsby, Bela Fleck, Guy Clark, Vassar Clements, John Hartford, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Larry Keel, Leftover Salmon, Michelle Shocked, David Grisman, and many, many more.
The Overtakers are Ruben Brooks, Ruth Brooks and LeRoy Williams. They come to you live and direct straight up from Jamaica. Born in 1950, Ruben Brooks grew up in Kingston, Jamaica with the legends of reggae. He drew inspiration from the same situation that inspired popular Reggae Music recorded in the 1960s and 70s. Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Lee Scratch Perry, each whom Ruben knew personally in his youth, encouraged him on his path towards a musical career. Their instrumentation is mento. Ruben's songs are all original. With Ruth Brooks' rhythm and distinct harmonies along with Leroy Williams' rich and percussive bass tones and vocals, The Overtakers music is distinctive, authentic and moving. The Overtakers carry on with a unique opportunity to innovate modern music. They may have never have been heard outside Jamaica, their music is undiluted by pop music industry. But now with their fusion with American band CX-1, who draws it's influence from Jazz, Bluegrass and World music, the collaboration with The Overtakers creates a new sound with deep roots and ripe fruits.