SC2006 Artists Series

Summer Camp Artist #36 – Glenn Kotche

Summer Camp Artist Series entry #36 is none other than Glenn Kotche (pronounced Ko-Chee). Not familiar with him? Let me explain it in haiku form: Glenn Kotche plays drums You probably know him as That guy from Wilco Don’t sell him short though He’s a one-man orchestra You’ll be quite impressed Ahhh… gotta love those [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #35 – Chris Berry & Panjea

Summer Camp Artist #35 is Chris Berry and his band, Panjea. Chris and the band will be appearing at Summer Camp on Friday while touring with their guest, Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident. I’ve been listening to the new album for awhile and I’m rather impressed. Berry has an incredible past which is the [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #34 – Lee Boys

Well, to my knowledge, the Lee Boys are the only self-proclaimed “African-American Sacred Steel Artist” on Summer Camp’s menu for 2006. Like I said, this is only going off of what I know. Anyways, they’re Summer Camp Artist #34, and they’ve got an interesting approach to your typical church tunes. All born and raised as [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #33 – Groovatron

Summer Camp Artist #33 is Groovatron, a personal favorite of mine. I’ve seen a number of their shows at the Canopy Club here in Urbana, and they always put on a good, danceable set. They almost resemble a ska band since they’ve got 6 members, a few of which are on horns. I’ve always drawn [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #32 – Apollo Sunshine

Summer Camp Artist #32 has one of the cooler names of the bands playing at Summer Camp. Apollo Sunshine is a Boston quartet originally formed as a trio of Berklee students. They’ve been touring to support their 2005 release, and they’ve been hanging around since at least 2003. Also the turquoise-esque color of the house [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #31 – Gran Bel Fisher

Gran Bel Fisher, Summer Camp Artist #31, happens to be a bit of a mystery. Up until very recently I couldn’t find any MP3’s of his music, so I’ve been delayed in posting on him. But, with the release of his debut album Full Moon Cigarette upon us, a few MP3’s have popped up as [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #30 – Rose Hill Drive

Rose Hill Drive is #30 on our Summer Camp Artist Series, which is coming to a hurried close in this last week before Summer Camp. Don’t worry, I’m making it my sole job right now to finish all of these. And to get a job. Getting both done would be great, too. Rose Hill Drive [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #23B – Jassy Grazz

Well I’ve already posted about Jassy Grazz a week ago or so, but I just got in some new material from the band as well as an updated picture, so I thought I’d share it.  Check out their BandSpace page, and then check out these tracks from their upcoming album, recorded by the producer’s of [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #29 – New Monsoon

My first experience with Summer Camp Artist #29 was during 2005’s Big Summer Classic tour with a handful of SCI Fidelity artists, mostly. The picture above is from that show, with Keller William’s sitting in on a jam with today’s band, New Monsoon. For an hour long set, they managed to feature Keller on a [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #28 – Oteil & The Peacemakers

#28 in our Summer Camp Artist Series is Oteil & The Peacemakers. Some of you might know Oteil a little better through his recent work on Bass/Vocals for The Allman Brothers Band since 1997, or perhaps his Vida Blue stint with Phish member Paige McConnell. Or maybe for his spot with Col. Bruce Hampton in [...]

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