Freesound / Bio

You get it all with Freesound!! highly skilled musicianship and guitar solos, honey to smokin' vocals, harmonies, songwriting, lyrics, professional image, energetic performance and a close camaraderie.

Their unique and visionary original music is a reminder of what great bands & musicians like Ben Harper, Robert Randolph, & Red Hot Chili Peppers, strive to keep alive, a healthy dose of Funk, Soul, and Rock n' Roll carefully melded into a potent brew.

FreeSound Milestones

* The band has performed some 950 shows over an 8 year period, developing a strong regional presence in the West, Northwest and Mountain regions.
* They have performed at major festivals including The Monterey Bay Blues Fest (3 years), Koots Roots Festival ( Canada), Seattle Hempfest mainstage, Monterey Bay Reggae Fest, Summer Arts & Music, and fairs, college campuses and at top venues including The Big Easy, Roseland Theater, Last Day Saloon, Sweetwater Saloon, Crystal Ballroom, and Jazzbones.

* They have supported major national and international acts, including national blues legend Norton Buffalo, international artists Clinton Fearon, Israel Vibrations, The Itals, Pato Banton, Bambu Station, Mikey Dread, and Culture.
* Adam Crowe and Keith Batlin are the core songwriters for the band with 4 full-length albums of original music to their credit and more coming in early 2011.

Keith Batlin, the lead vocalist of the group is able to mold his voice to Robert Plant, Bob Marley, or Al Green without straining. Guitarist Adam Crowe blends styles of Hendrix, Clapton, and Page, with his own heart-giving approach.

The group’s dynamic songwriting and original music is rounded out by a great melting jam pot of sound including saxophone, stellar vocal harmonies, awesome percussion, and funky keys.

General Info

Band Members
Adam Crowe,guitar; Keith Batlin, vocals,guitar; Brian Kusko,drums; Ryan Brandvold,bass; Malcolm Lewis,sax; Brandon Huston,trombone; Mindy McPeek,vocals;Marco-ke
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Blues / Soul, Classic Rock, / Funk, Roots

Contact Info

Monterey, CA
William Crowe

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