PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Advance Price: $12 / Day Of: $15

THE MANTRAS:
A five piece jam machine born of Greensboro, NC have been
conquering crowds and melting minds all over the country progressively for
over a decade. The band's music can be described with all types of varying
rock and roll terminology, but is absolutely best defined by each
listener's ear and, equally important, their experience.

Since the inception of The Mantras in the mid 2000's, the band has been
touring the country and building a catalog of 4 studio albums and over 100
original songs. Performing an entirely different set of music each night is
an integral part of the band's direction and mission as well as the ability
to truly improvise in between orchestrated pieces. With eclectic influences
of sounds from around the globe, The Mantras create a musical escapade
during each performance, giving every ounce of emotion to their craft of
expression and communication through music

The Mantras are a family of rock; their closely-knit bonds can truly be
felt by the crowd while the band performs. This is a critical feature of
their community. One can easily tell that the musical pockets created by
radical guitar riffs, gut checked bass lines, screeching synthesizers, a
complete projection light show and two symbiotic drummers are no accident.
The musical conversation on stage is simply beautiful to watch. The feeling
is not exclusive just to the members on stage, however. The Mantras' loyal
fan base can testify to the reciprocation of love between performer and
attendee and in a scene where it is sometimes difficult to stabilize a fan
base and a consistent identity, The Mantras do just that. It has all of the
ebbs and flows, peaks and valleys and patterns of constriction and release
that can hook someone for life. Each show is a story. Each story is unique.

In addition to the collaborative element between band and fans, The Mantras
have shared the stage with some of the foremost titans of jam. Their most
recent studio release, entitled Jam Bands Ruined My Life was recorded at
Umphrey's McGee, axe man Jake Cinninger's home studio, where Jake is
featured on two tracks. Shortly after recording, The Mantras opened for and
shared the stage with Umphrey's McGee members while performing the thumping
single entitled, "Kinetic Bump." In addition, The Mantras have collaborated
with members of The String Cheese Incident, Tea Leaf Green, and Perpetual
Groove among many others. The year 2013 saw The Mantras play over 180
shows, culminating in their annual Mantrabash music and arts festival, held
in the beautiful backcountry of Ferguson, NC. Mantrabash stands as a
testament to the loyalty of the fan base and the engagement of The Mantras
within their local, regional, and national music communities. Attended by
thousands, Mantrabash has become the landing spot for live music fans from
all over the country to enjoy the hard work and dedication of The Mantras
in addition to the other stellar musicians who appear over the 3 days.
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MARVELOUS FUNKSHUN:
Featuring soaring guitar and pedal steel over a heavy groove, Marvelous Funkshun blends Funk, Southern Rock, Blues, Sacred Steel, Hip Hop and R&B. The band has toured heavily throughout the Southeast since 2014 and they have solidified a unique sound and supportive fan base from North Carolina to Florida. The live shows are a dynamic, foot-stomping get down and “The Funkshun”, as fans have been known to call them, have shared the stage with many of the top names in the jam scene.