Music of CAMF – Mike Pullano!

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Mike Pullano will be making his way to the festival this year, so we caught up with him to learn a bit more about his music and what to expect.

Mike Pullano’s music focuses mostly on the singer/songwriter boom of the seventies and includes songs from James Taylor, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and many more. He also plays songs of more contemporary writers such as John Hiatt and Kasey Chambers. Some of his music cannot be easily categorized, but are great, heartfelt songs. Of these inspirations, James Taylor sticks out to him the most. While Taylor’s band is great, his solo performances have resonated with Mike the most, and he admires his amazing talent.

After Jimmy Fallon’s dead-on impression of Neil Young with Young as a guest on the show, Mike has been getting more requests for his song “Old Man.” Most of his music includes covers of his favorite singers and songwriters, so if these artists speak to you, catch Mike Pullano at the festival this summer!

You can hear Mike Pullano on the Boylan Code Stage on Friday, July 17 from 12 to 1:15 PM for a musical throwback!

Music of CAMF! – Cut Off A Cappella!

One of the most unique live entertainment groups joining us this summer is Cut Off A Cappella. They are an a cappella group, which means they don’t use any instruments in their pieces, only their voices. We decided to learn a little more about this group before the festival and get a glimpse of what their group is all about!

Cut Off A Cappella was christened 5 years ago, when most of the founding members had graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College. After graduating, these vocalists felt “cut off” from singing because they were no longer part of their college’s a cappella group, so they named their group to represent that. They perform a wide selection of music, from the 70’s to today, covering multiple genres. Members of the group turn on the radio and find a way to perform songs with only the human voice. “Boondocks” by Little Big Town and “Open Arms” by Journey are two of their most popular performances, so make a point of catching them on stage!

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Since the start of the group, it has had anywhere from 6 to 13 people at a time, with over 30 different contributors. The group currently has 8 members, which means there are 8 different influences on the music. The group is always looking for songs that have special meaning to the group that will also be enjoyable for the audiences. They also seek inspiration from other a cappella groups such as Pentatonix, Natrurally 7, and The Exchange. Cut Off A Cappella wants everyone to be excited to see the only completely vocal group perform and see what the human voice can do!

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You can catch Cut Off A Cappella on the Boylan Code Stage on Sunday, July 19 from 12 to 1:15 PM! Don’t miss the opportunity to see how they make music by using just their voices!

 

Music of CAMF – Wolf Mountain!

Wolf Mountain is returning to the festival in 2015 for another year of country rockin’! We decided to touch base with them to get to know a little bit about their band.

Band name: Wolf Mountain wanted to make sure their name was accepted by everyone in their group so they went through a lengthy and creative process to decide! The original four members of the band came up with five names each, and from there picked everyones top 5. They then used process of elimination to pick everyones favorite!

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Genre: Boylan Code Stage is going to see some Country Rock, Southern Rock, and a touch of blues when Wolf Mountain performs!

Fan favorite: Wolf Mountain’s most requested song is “Pontoon” by Little Big Town. Don’t miss their most popular song!

Inspirations: Wolf Mountain has many inspirations, including Merle Haggard, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Eagles, Brad Paisley, Dwight Yokam, Luke Bryan and Rascal Flatts.

What you can expect: You can expect a tour-ready show with strong vocals and tight music arrangements from Wolf Mountain band. They have an original flair that you can’t miss!
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Catch Wolf Mountain on the Boylan Code Stage on Saturday, July 18 from 12-1:15 PM!

Music of CAMF – The Isotopes!

The Isotopes are bringing their upbeat swing, jazz and rock combinations to the festival this year and we couldn’t be more excited! To learn a little more about them, we asked them a few questions about their band and what we can expect at the festival.

196895_10150111823236243_7461465_nThe band decided on the name The Isotopes because they are made up of five nuclear scientists who, almost 14 years ago, decided to start playing instrumental rock together. Since the beginning, they have tried to incorporate science into their appearance and shows.

The band was originally a surf band, performing instrumental music made famous in the early 60’s by musicians such as the Ventures, Dick Dale, Link Wray and Duane Eddy. But recently they have begun incorporating different genres into their music, including swing, jazz, stoner jazz, hard rock, and mariachi.  You can also expect to see some newer pop songs incorporated, including Moves Like Jagger, Locked Out of Heaven, and Take on Me. The set lists fit each show they perform, so they have a special playlist for the festival!

The Isotopes are inspired by many different artists in multiple genres. Most recently, the band has made a shift back toward instrumental surf music, influenced by bands like Los Stratijackets, Man or Astroman?, The Ghastly Ones, Southern Culture on the Skids, Huevos Rancheros, and The Reverend Horton Heat.10850197_10152563635916243_267113300178737339_n

You can expect a high energy mix of music and comedy, only to be completed by their very own go go dancers at the festival! Don’t miss the Isotopes on the Boylan Code Stage, Friday July 17 from 1:45-3:15 PM!

Music of CAMF – Cruelty Free!

With all of the amazing entertainment coming to the festival this year, you’ll be rocking out for the whole festival weekend! Be ready to jam with Cruelty Free, as they bring their punk r561156_10151261419241289_1033475602_nock attitude to party with you. We caught up with Cruelty Free to get a better idea of what they’re all about.

How the magic began: The duo known as Cruelty Free (Corey Bates and Brian Eberts) started thanks to a billboard in Los Angeles. Corey had some of his songs licensed for TV shows, and to get more publicity, he put a band together to market the material.

Genres: Cruelty Free has an entire spectrum of music, ranging from Rock, Indie, Punk-Pop, and everywhere in between.

Fan favorite: “Spring Meets Summer” is the most requested song for Cruelty Free, so don’t miss your shot to jam to everyone’s favorite!

What to expect: Listeners should expect a wide range that takes many turns, from upbeat rock to indie pop, and then deep indie rock with interpretive lyrics – and a ton of classic covers so you can sing along!

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Check out Cruelty Free on Boylan Code Stage from 3:45-5 PM on Friday, July 17!