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COMPASSIONFEST 2017


Jellyshirts

Founded in 1988. Released 4 studio albums and several live ones. Still playing today.


Ponybird

So pleased to welcome Ponybird to Compassionfest 2017. "Jennifer Dauphinais is a songwriter’s songwriter. She takes her time with her compositions, seeing them through the stages of life, the way a parent watches a child grow. Heavy-handed when necessary, helpless at other times, in love from start to finish. "
- Chip McCabe, Lonesome Noise
Influenced by the emotional roots of country, the confessional poetry of folk, and the spatial freedom of ambient and harmonic tones, Ponybird is the solo project of Jennifer Dauphinais, an evolving artist who translates something both introspective and infinite all at once. The heart of Ponybird is derived from a central singer-songwriter focus, with a tribe of players that satellite the work. Performing regionally, Ponybird has shared the bill with noteable acts such as Vetiver, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Blood Warrior, Amy LaVere & Will Sexton, Alexander Turnquist, Arborea, Violent Mae, James Maple, and Kerri Powers.

 

Zoo Front

So pleased to announce & welcome back our next musical guest Zoo Front. We are so lucky to have Zoo Front perform at Compassionfest 2017. Lacing catchy tunes with adventurous guitar parts Zoo Front has grown and evolved though the years. The 2015 release of "Red Stereo Dress" bought new attention to the band and anther collection of music is in the works. Promising to add new sparkle to their eclectic catalog.
 


COMPASSIONFEST 2016



JellyShirts

Pleased to introduce, Jellyshirts. Celebrating their 25th Anniversary. Jellyshirts has released 3 studio albums and several live ones. Still playing today. Check them out on Spotify, AmazonMP3 and iTunes.
 


Podunk Throwbacks

So excited to announce Podunk Throwbacks will be our musical guest. Original Modern-folk Group. So grateful to have you.


Not Here

Straight Outta the Brass City- NOT HERE a high energy, original rock band currently on its Security is Tight Tour. Come Here Not Here. Not Here alternates and mixes straight ahead rock, punk, blues, garage and psychedelia. One never knows what to expect from this creative band. Members project energy and audiences are quickly having a great time along with the musicians.


Parker's Tangent

Parker’s Tangent based out of New Haven, CT plays blues and roots based original art rock. The music can be poetic, quiet and touching to bluesy to out and out rocking. This is a professional group that has a lot of fun performing and that fun is picked up by the audience. The band’s lineup is comprised of a female lead singer who’s wonderful, warm sultry voice has been compared to Grace Slick and Nora Jones, drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, and violin!


Zoo Front

Lacing catchy tunes with adventurous guitar parts Zoo Front has grown and evolved though the years. The 2015 release of "Red Stereo Dress" bought new attention to the band and anther collection of music is in the works. Promising to add new sparkle to their eclectic catalog.



 For an idea of what kind of music we feature, below are last year's acts:

 



Miette

Miette is a vegan singer/songwriter from Long Island, and has resided in CT for the past few years. Her unique style of music, self-coined as “ethereal folk”, has a very cinematic quality which been compared to artists such as Tori Amos, Emiliana Torrini, and Regina Spektor. Her self-produced album, “Something Tidal” was first released in 2012, and features a more traditional folk sound. Miette now spends her time performing and working on a new album, entitled “The Dream and the Nightmare” which will focus on her spiritual journey, and feature a more electronic ambiance.

 


Zoo Front

Zoo Front has been part of the CT music scene since 1991. Currently a trio, their original music is a mix of quirky little pop songs and playful rock. If it doesn’t make you think, it’ll make you dance – or both!

 


Idiosynchronicity

From the sonic depths of the Earth and far beyond, Idiosynchronicity conjures sounds both soothing and aggressive to get you moving, feeling, and just get you. Prepare yourself for an experience of electronic music created with all the good intentions of the natural world to release a tribal-like healing state in which chakras vibrate, sweat pours, and the beat only stops when we’re all exhausted. Surrounded by black lights and covered in psychedelic neon shamanic paint sometimes donning masks representing animal spirits, let’s take music to new places together. A vegan producer and songwriter, Idiosynchronicity hails from the Midwestern plains of Iowa, but is currently discovering the mountains of Colorado.

 


Rudeyna

Pleased to announce our next musical guest, Rudeyna this band offers multi-dimensional musical adventures, an honest story, unabashed creative play, and the possibility of spontaneous drop-splits. Dynamic performances, kaleidoscope harmonies, rhythmic non-conventions, lots of heart. “Mastermind the Bigger-ness in living.” Its been said by a fan “You can hear the music not only with your ears but our hearts and souls.”

 


 Jellyshirts

Pleased to introduce, Jellyshirts. Celebrating their 25th Anniversary. Jellyshirts has released 3 studio albums and several live ones. Still playing today. Check them out on Spotify, AmazonMP3 and iTunes.
 


The Jamjolins

Pleased to announce, The Jamjolins (a duo of Gypsy Jo & Amanda Kenyon) A mandolin-banjo duo that ventures beyond traditional and folk music, flirting with genres from pop to Irish jigs to 90’s alternative. Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gypsy Jo pairs with mandolinist and vocalist Amanda Kenyon to give popular tunes new color and tease audiences with original works.