Bushmans Blend
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Nov
09
Bushmans Blend @ Mitten Hall - Owl Cove (@ Temple University)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Nov
07
Bushmans Blend @ The Funhouse

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Nov
03
Bushmans Blend @ Doc Watson's

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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BUSHMAN'S BLEND - WITH THE INCENSE BURNING , THE NAIL SUDDENLY WAS TRANSFORMED INTO THIS 70'S UNDERGROUND CAFE' HOUSE THEME HOUSE. THIS IS A 5 PIECE BAND WITH A TRUE GOOD VIBE TO IT. HEY MON, A CARIBBEAN SOUND THAT TOOK ME BACK TO THE ISLE OF JAMAICA. MIC'ED BONGO'S ( for lack of a better word ) , CHIMES , AND AN ISLAND SOUND THAT WAS MOSTLY INSTRUMENTAL. THIS JAM BAND COULD GO ON THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT WITH EASE. VERY TIGHT AND GOOD TIMING GIVES THIS BAND A BLEND ALL ITS ON. VOCALS WERE GOOD , BUT THE MUSIC WAS VERY GOOD. A REGGAE FEEL TO IT JUST MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY. ONE MAIN DRUMMER COMPLIMENTED BY BONGOS AND SUCH WAS A COOL STEREO SOUND. BASS , LEAD , AND RHYTHM GUITARS ALL SEEMED TO MELD INTO EACH OTHER. THIS BAND WAS WELL VERSED IN THE PREPARATION OF THIS SET PERFORMED TONIGHT. GOOD CARIBBEAN RIFFS WITH OVERTONES OF AN ISLAND INSTRUMENTAL JAM BAND. I DUG THIS BAND. - RUSTY NAIL OWNER: CHRIS


I swung into the Funhouse last night to catch The Bushmans Blend (and $4 pitchers). Between songs I talked to the super-friendly bar staff and the patrons scattered at the bar. The music was solid, as expected. It seemed like a bit of a squeeze for The Bushmans Blend to get their three percussionists and various guitar and amp stuff into the "stage" corner, but they managed. Their style is a nice mix of reggae, funk and drum circle/tribal music. On a few songs, they use an interesting effect that makes you think of steel drums. It sounded like some combination of auto-wah and an envelope filter - no matter what it actually was, the sound was really cool. Do yourself a favor and check these guys out you won't be disappointed. - Merge Digital


If you're looking for a high-energy band, full of reggae rhythms and tribal beats, you're going to want to check out Bushmans Blend. Bushmans Blend plays a mixture of funk, rock and reggae sprinkled with some drum solos and improvisations.
At a Bushmans Blend show you can expect about eighty percent original material and twenty percent covers. They enjoy covering bands like the Beatles, Sublime, The Grateful Dead, Violent Femmes, Bob Marley and Neil Young. Their original music has uplifting, progressive message that they call "rebel lyrics."

The band has an interesting philosophy behind their music. They say that "throughout human history music & art have rhythmically been used to communicate, evolve, & revolutionize the world as we know it. [...] The revolution can be heard if you put your ear to the ground resonating from the early fire gatherings of our ancestors and the backyard gatherings of today. [...] Music is the bridge for a new start." You can become a little more familiar with their beliefs by visiting their Web site and MySpace page.

Also be sure to visit their MySpace to listen to some MP3's, view their upcoming schedule and check out recent set lists.

Currently the band is set to release a new EP called Island of Trust this spring. The album should have ten new songs on it, and the band says it will have an island roots feel.
The band is looking forward to entering into the jam band festival circuit and also playing at more colleges.

- PENNLIVE.COM LOCAL SOUNDS


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AS OF JAN. 1, 2007 BUSHMANS BLEND IS RECORDING ITS FIRST EP...ISLAND OF TRUST TO BE RELEASED SPRING OF 2007. Mp3's are posted on our myspace page @ www.myspace.com/bushmansblend

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It's been referred to as "the sound", "fire", "high energy", "rebel music", & "tribal". We like to refer to it as "the faith", "the backyard groove", "psychedelic jungle jams", anyway you put it The Blend's sound is unique, imaginative, and overflowing with the ingredients necessary to make up a strong progressive tribal rock jamband. Lyrically the Blend have masterfully combined wisdom, activism, & melody to present a message of change and renewal both spirutual and cultural. The Blend continue to evolve the sound during every show expect, improvisition, extended drum jams, special guests, new additions & an all around high energy performance every night. The Blend believes in the power of music to create change...whether it be social, economic, political, cultural, spirutual or artistic. There is no time for mindless dribble only time for mindfull actions.
"THE FAITH IS THE MUSIC FROM THE BEGINNING"
The Bushmans Blend story is still unfolding...

Bushmans Blend is booked & promoted by:

Backyard Booking & Promotions
Jake Weaver - Band Manager
P:610-248-1486
jacobweaver@bushmansblend.com

Bushmans Blend has played with:
The Breakfast
Blue Sky Invention
Delaware Rag
Dakini
Fooling April
Mike Glabicki of RUSTED ROOT
Blue Light
Mogel's Brew
Euphonic Brew
Badfish a Sublime Tribute

BUSHMANS BLEND HAS PLAYED @

THE LION'S DEN
New York,NY

THE RUSTY NAIL
Ardmore,PA

THE STERLING HOTEL
Allentown,PA

THE FUNHOUSE
Bethlehem,PA

SUNS OF LEO 2 FESTIVAL
Andreas,PA

CRAZY CARL'S
Schwenksville, PA

KENNY'S CASTAWAYS
New York City, NY

ABILENE
Philadelphia, PA

OLD BREWERY TAVERN
Bethlehem, PA

HEXFEST 2006
Barto, PA

THE NEW BARBERS HALL
Philadelphia, PA

THE FIRE
Philadelphia, PA

BRENDA & JERRY'S
Bath, PA