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The Great Barrier Reefs

Rank #2 US Nashville, TN World / Funk / Jazz


Sounds Like: Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Galactic, Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper, Weather Report

Bio: The Great Barrier Reefs are a steel drum fronted funk/jazz group based in Nashville. Lead by pannist Tony Hartman (of Roy "Futureman" Wooten's Black Mozart Ensemble), The Reefs have been delivering their high energy performances and unique compositions to music lovers from the Midwest to Southeas... See Full Bio

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The Great Barrier Reefs has a show on 09/26/2014 at 05:00 PM @ Preservatio... in Knoxville, TN http://www.reverbnation.com/q/54h3b7 #concert


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  • Fri

    Sep 26

    Knoxville, TN, US | 5:00pm

    Knoxville, TN, US
    Fri Sep 26 5:00pm


    FRI SEP 26: 10pm PRES: GREAT BARRIER REEFS (Steel Drum Led World Jazz) https://www.facebook.com/thegreatbarrierreefs/app_2405167945 AQUEOUS (Buffalo Funk Jam) http://aqueous1.bandcamp.com/album/live-nugs-v-4 10pm SCRUFFY: BRUSHFIRE STANKGRASS (Asheville Stankgrass) https://www.facebook.com/stankgrass/app_2405167945 CUTTHROAT SHAMROCK (if Pirates Kidnapped Bluegrass from a Pub) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cutthroat-Shamrock/10150106548700366?sk=app_2405167945

  • Wed

    Sep 24

    Nashville, TN, US | 8:00pm
    Nashville, TN, US
    Wed Sep 24 8:00pm
  • Thu

    Sep 11

    Nashville, TN, US | 9:00pm

    Nashville, TN, US
    Thu Sep 11 9:00pm
  • Thu

    Sep 4

    Athens, GA, US | 10:30pm

    Athens, GA, US
    Thu Sep 04 10:30pm
  • Fri

    Aug 1

    Tamassee, SC, US | 6:00pm
    Irie Vibes Music Festival
    Tamassee, SC, US
    Fri Aug 01 6:00pm


    The idea for the Irie Vibes Music Festival came about late in 2012, in part due to the lack of East Coast reggae outlets. There are so many great reggae-based bands on the East and we hope to expose fans to these amazing musicians that exude notions of positivity and social responsibility. This is a fully grassroots festival and all organizers are volunteering their time and resources to make this festival a great experience. The first annual Irie Vibes Music Festival was created by a small group of individuals and held August 2nd-4th, 2013 in Gruetli-Laager, TN. With the goal of bringing bands, musicians, family, friends, and fans together in an encouraging environment, the festival was extremely successful. We expect even more success in 2014 in Tamassee, SC. Members of Sun-Dried Vibes, the band hosting the festival and whose song became the name of the event, are working hard along with volunteers to bring this festival to fruition! “Our mission as a band has been to create a family of like-minded musicians and fans. Conscious and positive music is on the rise and people in this world want to see a change. We are a part of that movement and it’s our duty to put it in motion. This is our effort to bring all the folks we have encountered over the years and put all our collective energies together to spread the One Love Movement.” - Zach Fowler of Sun-Dried Vibes Our sponsors thus far include Gaiatecture, a company concentrated on sustainable building practices. With the ambition of creating a socially and environmentally responsible festival, we believe that we will have a unique opportunity to bring an amazing community together!

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  • David Namerow (Congas/Hand Percussion) (Artist) David Namerow (Cong...
    IN TRANSIT, like the rest of your tracks is a grabber, a sharp needle-of sweet truth and beauty that grabs, holds and sinks its hooks deep into my heart, impossible to ignore.
  • Wolfgang Schein (Fan) Wolfgang Schein
    Hi, greetings from Köln, Germany. Wolle
  • splintered reality (Artist) splintered reality
    welcome to rn....best of luck...horns raised in honor -rick (SR)
  • BUNKS (Artist) BUNKS
    you guys are awesome!
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