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New single off the Art of ILL Fusion’s upcoming album https://soundcloud.com/artofillfusion/7-impossible-dream
Join us in a special night of music and vibing with Jimmy Tebeau laying down an opening set acoustic and then joining the band for some tasty jams! The local band Fanny pack has been added to this bill as well. This is the tour opener for Art of ILL Fusion’s second leg “The Same ” album tour.
Art of ILL Fusion (Peoria, IL) – 2014, is their 10th year, on the road , in the studio , in the band and they are not slowing down. Their new album is finished, and waiting to be released, The tracks were recorded at I.V. Labs Studios in Chicago, but also, they have refocused on writing new material for a new album and for their live show, they have added a good amount of bust out covers in the last few months of shows . The famed studio in Chicago is known for it’s work with Lupe Fiasco, Fall Out Boy , Umphrey’s McGee, Yonder Mountian , Old Shoe , and Chicago Farmer to name a few . AIF also just finished hosting their own festival called “The Art Fair ” . It was the 5th year for the festival . In past years they have had a host of acts from all over the country including them playing a Frank Zappa set in 2012 with Ray White and Ike Willis who both played with Frank himself and sit ins from Regi Wooten, Joe Day (Old Shoe) and Stephen Cook (Fresh Hops) . They also continued playing the festival circuit including Summercamp, Shoefest, Whippersnapp Festival, Festy Fest, Jammin on the Wolf, Camp Kind , and countless other events around the country. They have toured Colorado a few times , as well as stops in New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri , Nebraska, Iowa , Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania. Their music can be described as a bit of a throwback consisting with equal parts Funk, Reggae, Rock , and psychadelic improv jams. They have also covered whole sets from artists for halloween including , Grateful Dead , JGB, Curtis Mayfield, Jimmy Cliff, and in 2012 , Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” album showing why they are considered one of the most versatile bands in the region. SPRING TOUR 2015 is on the way !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2009 Austin City Limits Festival Finalist –
Best New Reggae Band of 2006 RC entertainer –
2008 Medical MJ awards finalist ”
Fanny Pack (St. Louis, MO) is a funktified power trio based in St. Louis, MO, blending whirlwind guitar solos, throbbing bass lines and dirty jazz rhythms into a groovy original sound. Drawing influences from Galactic, Umphrey’s McGee and Phish, Fanny Pack is the perfect mixture of funk, acid jazz fusion and jam rock that is sure to get the crowd swooning in ecstasy and begging for more! Fanny Pack’s immersive live experience is extraordinary, where improvisation reigns king and you never quite know what to expect! Fanny Pack’s debut album, Unzipped, is out now!
Eethdog – Guitar
L-Dogg – Bass
Sharpie – Drums