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The Groove Prophets

Saturday @ Ruby Tuesday

Parma’s Groove Prophets jam hot, and compatibly with the blues-mutations of Columbus’s Greater Green, on the same bill. The Prophets are versatile, but their studio “Stereochemistry” set seems particularly inspired by the early Allmans, in a concisely dynamic way. Rhythms ripple, prowl, pounce and dig, while guitars tattoo testimonies and gust across the shifting domestic fault lines of “Then You’re Gone.” But later for “fault”: wise jam-families don’t fuss about fights. “You’re wishin’, tossin’ pennies/At things you can’t arrange/Stop hittin’ the devil in the head/With your spare change!” -


Stereochemistry- 2008
-Tracks from Stereochemistry can be heard on



Blues, funk, reggae, psychedelic and rock influences combine to create a band beyond classification. From the sweet mellow sounds of southern rock to the wild, chaotic psychedelic freekouts, the Groove Prophets move like a swift vessel of hope in a music world dominated by mediocrity…a rhythmic, harmonic and lyric tye-dye across a dark, bland and grey world. The only way to experience this unique creation is to dive in, to become a part of the ever-evolving universe of sound, light, and near ritualistic dance, and ultimately to become a part of the show itself- a mix of music, intoxication of the senses, and a colorful array of people that range from weird to wild. The force that drives the celebration is the Groove Prophets. Drawing from classic rock and psychedelic pioneers such as the Grateful Dead, The Doors, and the Band, as well as jam heavyweights such as Phish, Widespread Panic, Moe., and the Black Crowes, and even entering the weird realm of bands like The Mars Volta, Ween and Tool, The Groove Prophets experiment within a unique structure. There is no limit to how far the music can be taken. At the helm of this musical vehicle is the rhythm section of Jim Fultz and Brandon Pappas. With thundering drums and percussion, they shape the backbone of this unit. The powerful bass of Tony Quintus moves the band into a new funky dimension, while the triple threat attack of Josh Riley’s keys/organ/synth combo add an ethereal layer to the mix. The prolific writing/arranging/rhythm guitar playing of Don Gordon add intelligence and direction, while the face melting guitar acrobatics of Ryan Bunetta set the group afire. Join us as we see just how deep the rabbit hole goes…