People of Earth

People of Earth


Improvisational Funk, Disco, Jazz and Bluegrass


People of Earth was founded in early 2004, and quickly developed into one of the premier jambands. The western Pennsylvanian based quartet combines creative instrumentation and genre-transcending arrangements and melodies with original and thought provoking lyrics. POE is known for separating themselves from the mass with powerful and hook driven songwriting combining elements of funk, jazz, disco, bluegrass, improvisation, and up to four part vocal harmonies.

Building their success through hard work, dedication, and determination while winning over audiences in different venues has earned POE great recognition in a short period of time.

One can expect the unexpected at POE shows, as no two shows are the same. With an ever growing mailing list of devoted fans, POE has consistently proven their ability to appeal to both new and long-standing fans.

People of Earth has performed at many high profile music festivals, either headlining or sharing the bills at such events as: The Great Blue Heron, The GrassRoots Festival, Gratefulfest, Summer Hookah, The Gathering, and many others.

People of Earth has performed with Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon, Dark Star Orchestra, Ekoostik Hookah, Vince Herman, Bernie Worrell, Rusted Root, Peter Rowan & Tony Rice Quartet, Dicky Betts, Kettle Joe’s Psychedelic Swamp Revue, Zen Tricksters, David Nelson Band, Max Creek, Hot Tuna, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Avett Brothers, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Melvin Seals, Soulive, Donna The Buffalo, Ricky Lee Jones, John Brown’s Body, Juggling Suns, Campbell Brothers, The Recipe, The Breakfast and many, many more...


The Greater Good - Released March 2006
Currently receiving airplay on WYEP in Pittsburgh
Currently receiving airplay on WSRK in Pittsburgh

Set List

People of Earth set lists are always different, challenging to the band, and enjoyable to the jam fan.
The band has a large repertoire of orginal material and is fully capable of playing several full nights of four hours or more without repeating any songs. In addition to the original material, the band also has a large ammount of off the norm cover songs that could appear once or twice in a set list.
It is not uncommon for the band to play a complete set without stopping, connecting each song by utilizing music theory and clever changes.