May 3rd 2018 | Stealing Oceans Feat. Mutual Groove & Ben Hardesty + A ConnerStrong Foundation Benefit Show
tealing Oceans is a Nashville-based hip-hop fusion group that was formed by Brian Thompson to bring messages of positivity and appreciation for each day. Together, Stealing Oceans strives to inspire others with their message to Stay Youthful, Be Grateful, and Always Love.
Mutual Groove is a drummer and bassist duo comprised of DMart (David Martin, drums) and PGravy (Pat Graves, bass). Their intent is to be a multi-faceted rhythm section by not only creating and recording their own music, but also being the rhythm section for anyone who needs an experienced drummer and bassist, whether on recording, or live on stage. With The Funk Brothers of Motown as their main inspiration, Mutual Groove aim to be the rhythm section you think of when drums and bass come to mind.
Ben Hardesty, Last Bison have stampeded down from the mountaintop and landed in the wild lands; they inhabit world rhythms, ambient oases and crystalline stone-cathedrals that echo out into the night. After 2014 sessions polishing their more pastoral arrangements into larger visions for the LP VA and EP Dorado, Last Bison have gone through a lineup change and pushed even further into a grander sonic landscape that they’ve felt their arrangements always deserved. The sound is not so much a departure from the previous vision of stark and lush chamber folk, but a broader stroke from the same intimate brush that originally drew fans to the music and members. Now, Last Bison are ready to express the passion they’ve poured into their project since inception in more fully formed maturity and share their hearts anew, for the first time, once again.
What a fantastic and inspirational event — the bands were fantastic — All for a great cause, The ConnerStrong Foundation
May 3, 2018
Jammin’ Java – Vienna, VA
To see all the photos from this wonderful event, please visit our Flickr album HERE