Performers


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Ghost of Paul Revere

"The Maine-grown, foot-stompin’ holler-folk quartet create the type of music for which festivals are made."

— The Boston Globe

"We grew up listening to Radiohead and the Beatles and Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd," says Griffin Sherry, guitarist/singer in The Ghost Of Paul Revere. "Everyone assumed we were a bluegrass band because we were playing these traditional instruments, but we weren’t writing traditional music. We were just writing songs with the instruments we had."

The result is a sound that the Portland, Maine-based band describes as "holler folk," not because it involves a lot of hollering, per se, but because it invokes the rich communal tradition of field hollers, with their call-and-response melodies, sing-along hooks, and densely layered harmonies. That sense of musical camaraderie is essential to everything The Ghost of Paul Revere does, and nowhere is it more evident than their sophomore album, ''Monarch.'


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The band is comprised of some of the finest talent from around the nation. At the core of the group is a driving rhythm section accented by a fiery horn section, and an explosive Latin percussionist. Fronting the band are four of the hottest vocalists around, each with a unique sound, performing both lead and background vocals.

With a huge and eclectic repertoire, the Rupert’s Orchestra performs everything from current Top 40 hits to Motown, R & B, Classic Rock and Big Band Swing. Their show is flashy and highly interactive. Partygoers of all ages find a lot to like and get caught up in the fun.


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Dr. Zog

Dr. Zog has been doing zydeco music for about 20 years, and has eight albums – mostly zydeco – to show for it. But that doesn’t mean he gives up on his local color. His songs are steadfastly, unapologetically Texan, colorfully flavored with lots of Texas context and amusing self parody – the way Jimmy Buffet would do zydeco if he was from Texas. Add to it the ZZ Top riffs, sudden and unexpected country steel guitar flourishes, Cindy Cashdollar’s sweet Southern country steel guitar, references to Texas roads and South Austin, some blues harmonica work which reminds me a lot of Rod Piazza, all put together with sly and witty lyrics. This is an improbable gumbo that can have you questioning whether Texas and Louisiana can actually share a border, while at the same time get you moving on the dance floor and smiling all over! There is a bit more lyrically here than you might imagine from a zydeco compilation. And that’s a good thing! Check out Dr. Zog’s latest effort, Texas Zydeco Train, at iTunes. Dr. Zog has been busy. They also put out an album of funky Latin-hustle- jazz stuff last year as well entitled She’s Got The Glow, also available on iTunes.


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Motor Booty Affair

Motor Booty Affair has been lighting up stages across America with their 70's extravaganza for several years, continually improving on the show that has been dubbed "The Ultimate Disco Party Band". The music is infectious - the most danceable songs of all time. The band is tighter than tight, delivering dance floor classics with confidence, groove, style and attitude. The show is spectacular - from the afros, bell bottoms, platform shoes, polyester and dance moves, to the highest quality sound and light show this side of 1975! Motor Booty Affair consists of four funkateers straight from the Planet Funktar; Superfly, Spanish Fly, Vinnie "Boom-Boom" Funktonio and Cyclone Link Skywalker Jr. It is their mission to get the crowd groovin' as they deliver hits from Earth Wind & Fire, The Bee Gees, KC & the Sunshine Band, Chic, The Commodores, Barry White, Abba and more. The songs are authentically reproduced by these top- notched musicians with unsurpassed quality and attention to detail. MBA's stage show is energetic and peppered with 70's lingo jive talkin' and stage antics to make for an event you'll never forget. Make sure you bring your boogie shoes because no matter how big the dance floor is - it's always packed from the first song to the last. RIGHT ON!

 


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Wacky Chad

Wacky Chad's award winning pogo stick skills, charmingly funny jokes and antics got him on America's Got Talent (Twice!), and a performance at the Superbowl. For more than a decade, he has made thousands of people laugh at schools, fairs, festivals, theaters, colleges and universities all over the world. He has been voted as a fan favorite for his mix of hilarious stand up comedy, unusual tricks and stunts.