HLN14 with Wookiefoot & That1Guy

HighLucyNation presents

HLN14 with Wookiefoot & That1Guy

Funk Trek, Ro Hempel, Reggae Rapids, Extra Fresh, Come Back Sandy, Riconekt

Fri 11/2/18

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$25 ADV/$28 DOS

This event is all ages

Wookiefoot
Wookiefoot
WookieFoot is a high energy magical phenomenon sustained by a beautiful family of players and believers. We are ordinary people supporting each other to do extraordinary things. It's a joy to have collaborated with sooo many of you kids, and we are proud of the love our tribe is creating. You have nurtured these seeds we planted and we thank you for that. We hope you enjoy the fruits of this community as we are.

Big love for the Harmony Tribe !!! (Harmony Park) Trusting us with the sacred play of Harvestfest and Project Earth is humbling. Witnessing so many people around us discover their gifts, and providing an outlet for this spontanious energy to erupt, remain our inspiration and joy that fuels this ship. This forever unfolding dream is now taking us around the World to help other communities who are in need. As Tribal Ambassadors we are honored and pray for guidance and open hearts. Your love has inspired us to try to "be" the change we want to see in the World, and has our family in business for "good". COME PLAY WITH US !!!! NAMESTE
That1Guy
That1Guy
With an extensive and amazing track record of unique and imaginative performances featuringhis curious instrument and copious amounts of originality, Mike Silverman aka That1Guy has set himself apart as a true one-of-a-kind talent that rivals any other artist currently in the entertainment industry. Averaging 150-200 shows a year all over North America and Canada, he has been a consistent favorite at such festivals as: Wakarusa, Electric Forest, Big Day out, All Good, Bella, High Sierra, Summer Meltdown, Montreal Jazz Festival, and many more. He was also the ʻTap Water Awardʼ winner at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for best musical act. His legendary collaboration and multiple tours with Buckethead as The Frankenstein Brothers has further cemented his virtuoso story as a creative visionary as well.
His innovation continues to soar with the announcement of another tour kicking off in January 2015. Along with his pioneering main instrument, The Magic Pipe, a monstrosity of metal, strings, and electronics, facilitates the dynamic live creation of music and magic in ways only That1Guy can conjure, expect to see magic as well now integrated into the already clever performance. With this addition of incorporating magic seamlessly into his live shows, he has legitimately achieved an all inclusive audio/visual performance unlike anything experienced before. “So much of my music has miraculous qualities to it because itʼs hard to tell whatʼs going on. There are lots of slights of hand and sonic misdirection. It feels like I was meant to do magic”.
Silvermanʼs backstory is very similar to many musicians that have come before him. He grew up a self proclaimed music geek, soaked in the influence of his jazz musician father, and enrolled in San Francisco Conservatory of Music before joining the local jazz scene himself as a sought-after percussive bassist. This is where the similarities end, though, and where That1Guy truly began. “In my case, being a bass player, I just felt very restricted by the instrument itself,” he says. “Iʼve always wanted to sound different and have my own sound. I was headed that way on the bass, but for me to fully realize what I was hearing in my head sonically I was going to have to do it my way”. His influential and innovative double bass style eventually evolved into what we see today as That1Guy and ʻThe Magic Pipeʼ.
As his story continues to develop, Billboard has famously noted, “In the case of Mike Silvermanʼs slamming, futuristic funk act… the normal rules of biology just donʼt apply.”
Funk Trek
For when the week is long and languid and it feels like your blood is turning the consistency of the slush on the curb, Funk Trek has a message. It's spoken for about 10 seconds of an hour-long album, but just because there are seldom words doesn't mean the music doesn't talk. When it does, it says: Purify, purify, purify.

The funk of the Omaha-based ensemble is something that boils and flows through a century of the urban America's artistic bloodstream. In six-minute songs dominated by horn pops and bass solos, there's a range of temperaments that could spark a small-scale high school dance revolt or could send up a nightclub in musical flames with a three-hour set. The technical proficiency simply needs to decide what outfit it wants to wear.

Founded in 2008, the band started out as Da Funk Trek Voyager and then became Funk Trek Voyager. Once Voyager became their debut album in 2010, they dropped that word from the moniker as well and now the band called Funk Trek is closer than ever to simply going by the name of the principle force in its music.

But they are right when the band postulates its songs are "one percent something stanky." A few rainy afternoon interludes highlight the jazzier side of their effort while horn slurs from an alto and tenor sax and trumpet invoke a hint of swing you won't find in Parliament Funk or Rick James. It's not dirty funk by any means. As the album title might suggest, Funk Trek comes to the listening public with a purified second album. If they wanted, they could reprise a Shaft score and they could do it with a hint of Glenn Miller.
Ro Hempel
Ro Hempel
Ro Hempel is a singer/songwriter hailing from the heart of the midwest playing original music. Whether he is performing a solo acoustic show or sharing the stage with a full electric line up (Ro Hempel Band), he is sure to keep you entertained with his positive, good vibe music.
Reggae Rapids
Reggae Rapids
Reggae Rapids is a captivating live music experience that is sure to get you feeling the rhythm!
The group’s sound brings a unique blend of bassy hip-hop with the classic vibes of reggae. The fusion of booming bass lines, skanky guitars, and rolling bongo fills is held together with conscious lyricism and messages of peace, unity, and compassion.
Reggae Rapids’ first project was released on Soundcloud and YouTube in March of 2017 and the group is currently in the studio working on a brand new original album. The first two singles from the album, ‘Smoke Everyday’ & ‘For The Soul’, are currently available on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major music platforms. The official music video for ‘Smoke Everyday’ is also out now on YouTube.
Reggae Rapids continues to make lasting impressions on music-lovers show after show. Performing locally, regionally, and nationally over the last two years has gathered a fan-base of loyal supporters who continue to share the music and propel the group forward.
Extra Fresh
Extra Fresh
Come Back Sandy
Come Back Sandy
Venue Information:
Slowdown - Main Room
729 North 14th Street
Omaha, NE, 68102-4702
http://www.theslowdown.com/