Recently the group performed and recorded with Joe Craven, formerly of the David Grisman Quintet.
From Seattle to San Fransisco and all points in between, State of Jefferson has really been covering some ground. The bands even been cruisin' off to the Hawaiian Islands for the last seven years. They've been soaking up some sun in the winter months, working on their chops, and performing with some of Oahu's premier musicians and artists such as Sashamon, Maacho and the Cool Connection, and Kapono Haines and "King" Isaac Kamaile.
Be sure to check out the State of Jefferson in 2013. The band will be performing throughout the State of Jefferson as well as performances in and around the west coast festival scene as well as hosting their own festival series. Look for them at the Seattle Hempfest, Portland Hempstalk, Takilma Treehouse 4th of July Bash, Jefferson State Music Festival events, The Summit Stage and Saloon, and many other fine venues.
The SOJ also hosts FREE, annual, community music festivals in southern Oregon each August. They have emerged as the regions premier live music and entertainment resource network. For more information on JS Music Fest events please visit us on the web at http://jeffersonstatehempexpo.com
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"We would like to thank everyone that has been involved with State of Jefferson throughout this musical journey for their support. The love, blessings, and encouragement we receive from all of the people we meet is enlightening to us, and keeping us young throughout the years, as well as showing all of us that we are on the right track." Iggy Jefferson
Joe Ginet- Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Harmonica's, other miscellaneous strings, reeds, and devices
Mickey Stevens- Vocals, Guitars, Trumpet
Erik Vestnys- Organ, Synthesizer, Samples, Vocals
Ryan Redding- Bass, Vocals
Drums- Iggy Jefferson
Guest appearences and specialty instrumentation can be arranged upon special request.... i.e. Horn Section, Violinists, Dobro, Banjo, African Drummers and Tribal Dancers, etc.
The State of Jefferson band will back up just about any competant artist and are prepared to travel.
Here's a short list of artists the State of Jefferson has backed: Maacho, M.C. Mystic, Marko, Alcyon Massive, Iwill, Jim Mathiesin of the Herbivores, Water, Jewish Cowboy of the Humboldt Kings, Frankie Hernandez, Ed the Whistler, Darian, Mark Wonder, and many more.
Thankyou's are deserved to the seemingly countless number of musicians who have performed with and contributed to the group:
A couple of key players to be thanked are
Michael St. John
....... and so many more
Live on KTUH Hawaii (2006)
SOJ Family Sampler #2 (2013)