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“With the event in full swing, Bradstock darlings Karmasutra
strolled onstage with guest harmonica player, Blue Point
Brewery’s own Peter Cotter. What transpired was perhaps
the performance of the day as Jesse Pagano sang from his
heels, sweat and guts pouring from every pore, as the
entire band followed his lead with an impromptu, over the
top version of John Fogerty’s “Born on the Bayou.” With
the stunned crowd cheering wildly, Jesse wryly added,
‘Yeah, ha ha, we just wrote that one’. The rest of the set was
a typically brilliant mix of reggae/ska/fusion that had the crowd
partying and dancing throughout.”
- fallwithoutjerry.com


“On Friday night the Blue Point brewery played host to the long awaited CD release party for Karmasutra. The whole Karmasutra nation showed up to pay tribute to, and party with the guys. The music was great as usual and so was the energy that the band always seems to have and pass along to the crowd. Not none for their covers they surprised me and busted out a CCR classic, Born On the Bayou, that the crowd ate up. It was a fantastic night. Now get back in that studio so we can do it all over again soon! Things really seem to be snowballing for Karmasutra. First the CD and next up is the Brookhaven Amphitheatre show Saturday August 7. So come out and continue to support our great local bands, (Karmasutra, The Others, South Shore Movement), as they take to the big stage.”

- Tim Maurer (thefreezer.com)
- thefreezer.com


“Making their Bradstock debut last year, these guys awed the crowd with their unconventional mix of integrated syncopation and funk/rock/reggae. Their performances are mind expanding delight. As the newest, freshest most vibrant soulful band that has hit the south shore in a long time. Nothing will stop these guys from success.”

- Dennis O'Dougherty (Bradstock festival booklet)
- Bradstock Festival Booklet


“These guys rock.” - WBD Media


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Bio

One day in 1997, in the sleepy suburban towns of Patchogue and Holbrook, NY, two sets of extraordinary brothers came together to form Karmasutra. From that day forth they have used their cosmic power for good, bestowing tantalizing grooves upon the Earth and sonically satisfying legions of devotees.

Lead vocal/guitarist Jesse Pagano and drummer Joe Guinta had been playing around Long Island for awhile as The Turnstyles, a two-piece band that performed Jesse’s originals, obscure rock classics, and blues favorites, while bassist Noah Pagano and rhythm guitarist Craig Pagano had been playing with percussionist Kevin O’Leary as The Montauk Project – an experimental, reggae infused free-form jam band. As fate would have it, The Turnstyles wanted a bassist and The Montauk Project was looking for a drummer – so after few brief phone calls the cosmic brotherly bond was hatched. Intertwining the two bands together was difficult at first, but eventually they coalesced into the explosive fusion of blues, rock, reggae, jam, and funk that is Karmasutra. No sibling rivalry here, folks.

This blood strong power outfit has since played countless private parties and clubs all along the Long Island Coast, top venues in NYC like The Limelight, Babaloo, and The Knitting Factory, as well as festivals like The Adirondack Music Festival, Brookhaven Amphitheater, Bradstock 10 & 11, and Dave Glicker’s Downtown opening for The Wailers, Burning Spear and Luciano. Karmasutra has also shared the stage with bands like Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, North Mississippi All-Stars, and The Mahavishnu Project, performing in front of crowds of thousands. It is obvious the influence that Karmasutra has had on the New York Tri-State area - and now with their self-titled freshman album out in stores – they are on their way to bringing their unique brand of rock to the rest of the world.