10th Annual Backwoods Pondfest First Round Artist Announcement
PERU, N.Y. – Aug 5th& 6th, 2016 – This Aug. 5 returning to Peru, New York for its tenth year. Pondfest will once again take place at Twin Ponds Campsite, all ages are welcome. Tickets can be purchased online at Pondfest.com.
Some artist highlights from the announcement include a special tribute to David Bowie from Pink Talking Fish, a performance from the funkladen soul quartet The Nth Power, and two sets of music from Pondfest veterans Blind Owl Band.
The complete Backwoods Pondfest first round announcement is:
Pink Talking Fish is Bowie ≈The Nth Power
Blind Owl Band 2x≈ Thunder Body
Bella’s Bartok≈ Capital Zen
Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a unique treat for fans of the music.
Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands… they are Phenomenons. Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mindblowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band. David Bowie is an icon and a legacy, and has fostered that same special sense of community through his music around the globe. His passing was a great loss to the music community worldwide. This year’s PTF set at Pondfest will pay special tribute to Bowie as they take the stage as Pink Talking Fish is Bowie.
If you’re unfamiliar with The Nth Power, they’re a powerhouse quartet of world class players, ones who have powered the music of icons like Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Big Daddy Kane, funk innovator Maceo Parker, Groovechild, jazz greats Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison to name a few. Their sound fearlessly crosses genres – marrying funky soul, rock, R&B, jazz, Gospel, folk and World Beat with improvisational chops that can match any collective on the jazz and jam band scenes. Backwoods Pondfest is excited to have them joining the event for the first time.
Stay tuned for Backwoods Pondfest’s secondround artist announcement coming in the next month. Check out Pondfest.com for additional info about workshops, arts, entertainment, vendors, festival activities and more!