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Joe Keyes & The Late Bloomer Band / Trailheads / C.J Oswald

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Trips Farm & Dante's Present
32nd Annual Jerry Garcia's Birthday Bash Showcase
Sat, June 23rd 9pm 21+ $8 Cover
Joe Keyes and The Late Bloomer Band
CJ Oswald & Friends

Joe Keyes & the Late Bloomer Band
Joe Keyes is equal parts front man, poet and band conductor. The Freehold, NJ, native found his orchestra in late 2009 in The Late Bloomer Band, a concoction of Baltimore-area musicians. The band takes audiences back to the days of Miles Davis and early P-Funk, when big bands were lead by strong forces of individuals. The band’s brand of live improvisation and musical sophistication presents a different experience at every show.

While Keyes draws inspiration from musical mentors Gil Scott-Heron, Joe Bowie, and Sun Ra, The Late Bloomer Band brings a modern interpretation to funk, jazz, rock and a variety of other genres.

The Late Bloomer Band’s members, in their mid-20s, help keep 54-year-old Keyes young and come from locally established bands. Having grown together musically, the band’s polished tightness has landed collaborations with George Clinton and members of Parliament/Funkadelic. Also live shows featuring original Fishbone members Angelo “Dr. Madd Vibe” Moore and Norwood Fisher.

Since forming in fall of 2015 TrailHeads has quickly carved out a name for themselves as a hard hitting funk force to be reckoned with.

With an unmistakable sound and a deep musical connection, TrailHeads is able to push their high energy and draw upon different musical backgrounds to weave in and out of genres and extended jam segments to new musical heights.

After a line-up change and a debut album "Gotta Do It Like This" they have been playing many music festivals and top music venues all over. TrailHeads has received critical acclaim as "one of Pittsburgh's best up and coming bands of 2016" by CBS Pittsburgh


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