SC2006 Artists Series

Summer Camp Artist #07 – The Brakes

So do you know that H&R Block Taxcut commercial where the musicians sit there playing in a warehouse/basement-type living area and all of their equipment gets deducted by little green arrows? You know, this one, same as the picture above? Well the band featured in that commercial is The Brakes, who also happen to be [...]

Read More

Summer Camp Artist #06 – Future Rock

So I chose Future Rock on a whim as our 6th installment in the Summer Camp Artists Series, and I’m impressed already. They manage to do a unique take on the techno-jam category that seems to find new artists every day. Fans of Disco Biscuits, Signal Path, Alan Vasquez will have a vague idea of [...]

Read More

Summer Camp Artist #05 – The Steepwater Band

The fifth in our Summer Camp Artists Series is The Steepwater Band, a Chicago-based trio, self-described as a “hard-driving synthesis of gutsy hard rock, gritty Delta blues, soulful backwoods boogie, and down-home psychedelia.” I don’t know about all that fancy jive, but they do manage to mix some good classic southern rock sound with great [...]

Read More

Summer Camp Artist #04 – Cornmeal

Our fourth Summer Camp Artists Series feature is on Cornmeal. Cornmeal is a 6-yr old Bluegrass/Jam act out of Chicagoland with a penchant for live shows and jamming the shit out of them. I handpicked an incredibly good show from Canopy Club in Urbana this January, which sadly and stupidly I didn’t make it to. [...]

Read More

Summer Camp Artist #03 – Coal Train

Third in our Summer Camp Artist Series is Coal Train, a Southern-Illinois based bluegrass trio. They’ve got an approach to bluegrass you don’t see from a lot of the Jam Band scene usuals and just enough twang for anyone to enjoy, ‘cuz you can’t get enough twang. They’re going to be more than a little [...]

Read More

Summer Camp Artist #02: Honkytonk Homeslice

Next in our Summer Camp Artist Series is Honkytonk Homeslice, side project of Billy Nershi, better known for his role as lead guitarist of String Cheese Incident. From their website: “The group is a collaboration with Billy’s wife Jilian Nershi, who sings, plays guitar and contributes her original songs, and which features an ever evolving [...]

Read More

Summer Camp Artist #01: Backyard Tire Fire

Alright, well I’ve been promising for long enough, it’s about time I make good on that promise. BurningOak is going to feature every artist playing at Summer Camp 2006 before the big weekend, May 26-28. Our first artist? Backyard Tire Fire. Artist: Backyard Tire Fire (Site) From: A number of places it seems, but they’re [...]

Read More