Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool is a singer, lyricist, bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, best known for his work with the alternative rock band Primus. Claypool mixes finger-tapping, flamenco-like strumming, and a Larry Graham-like slap technique to develop his own unique style and has earned respect as one of rock's premier bass talents. Les Claypool's Duo De Twang consists of Claypool as well as Bryan Kehoe from legendary San Francisco based freak rockers M.I.R.V. The duo made their live debut lin the fall of 2012 performing stripped down and re-imagined takes on songs spanning Claypool's lengthy career.
This show consists of two hilarious halves of the freshest longform improv the nation has to offer. The UCBTourCo cast is hand-picked from the best improv comedians in New York City and Los Angeles. These performers are the "next wave" of comedy superstars from the theatre that brought you Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz, Rob Corddry (The Daily Show), Ed Helms (The Daily Show, The Office), Rob Riggle (SNL, Daily Show), Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel (Best Week Ever) and more.
Rusted Root is a multi-instrumentalist group that combines heavy rock jams with world beat influences. The band is well known for songs such as 'Send Me on My Way' and its 1996 remake of Santana's 'Evil Ways.'
Alternative rock Singer/songwriter Edwin McCain, who hails from Charleston, SC, has ties to jazz and soul as well as to folk and rock music. He has won the respect and support of such similarly-minded artists as Hootie & the Blowfish, Jewel and The Allman Brothers.
Known as the "King of Telluride," Grammy award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush maintains a busy travel schedule with The Sam Bush Band. He's been nominated for both IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year, his band for Instrumental Group of the Year and was also a CMA Nominee for Musician of the Year. Sam was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist from the Americana Music Association in 2009.
The Howlin' Brothers ((Ian Craft, JT Huskey, Jared Green) is a three-piece string band out of Nashville, that brings heart and passion into every performance. Their upbeat shows are heavy with original and traditional music, featuring the sounds of slide banjo, harmonica and old-time fiddle. Though they certainly incorporate bluegrass rhythms, these Ithaca College graduates say they're better described as Americana, where multiple hyphens are the norm and boundaries are not.