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Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Main Stage

COL. BRUCE HAMPTON & The Madrid Express

W / Hayley Jane and the Primates
Cover:$10 adv/dos
Doors:8:00pm
Show:9:00pm

If you are new to Zambi, Col. Bruce is a Southern musician, singer, actor, magician, artist, and soothsayer. He has been touring since 1963 with the bands IV of IX, Hampton Grease Band, Late Bronze Age, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and too many more to count.

“My music is country music, im just not sure which country” – Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.)

From Wikipedia:
As a member of the Hampton Grease Band, Bruce Hampton helped record the 1971 album Music to Eat, said to have been the second-worst-selling album in Columbia Records history. The worst selling album was a yoga instructional record.

Hampton’s band The Late Bronze Age consisted of Col. Hampton B. Coles, Ret. (Bruce Hampton) on vocals, slide guitar, mandolin, and chazoid; Ben “Pops” Thornton (Billy McPherson) on vocals, guitar, saxophones, and keyboards; Lincoln Metcalfe (Ricky Keller) on bass, guitar, brass, and vocals; and Bubba Phreon (Jerry Fields) on drums, percussion, trombone, and vocals.

Hampton helped start the 1990s seminal H.O.R.D.E. tours. The best known of his bands to play H.O.R.D.E. is the jazz-rock outfit Aquarium Rescue Unit, which featured improvisational music all-stars Oteil Burbridge, Jimmy Herring, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Matt Mundy and Jeff Sipe.

Hampton was the voice of Warren, a talking potted shrubbery, in a 1998 episode (entitled “Warren”) of the TV show Space Ghost Coast to Coast. Hampton played Morris, the songwriting band manager, in Billy Bob Thornton’s 1996 film Sling Blade. He also starred in Mike Gordon’s 2001 film Outside Out teaching guitar ‘out’struction.

Grammy Award nominated blues singer and longtime friend Susan Tedeschi wrote a song about Bruce called “Hampmotized.” It appears on her 2002 release Wait For Me. Hampton returned the favor on his most recent album with the song “Susan T”.

Hayley Jane and the Primates:

Hayley Jane and the Primates deliver a genre-bending sound that is hard to define and a live performance that has started to create a serious buzz in the Northeast. The Primates’ music draws inspiration from a variety of styles, including 60s/70s rock and pop, old musical theater, folk, blues, soul, reggae, psychedelic, funk, bluegrass, and country. Their catchy songs have been praised by a wide range of music lovers for successfully combining a diverse sound with clever, over-the-top lyrics and Vaudevillian style storytelling. However you decide to categorize the Primates musically, their on-stage energy, skilled musicianship, theatrics, and group improvisation take you over a landscape of emotion that will leave you wanting more.

In May 2012, The Primates released their first EP entitled Color Me, which has been described as “brilliant, brave, innocent, tangled and cutting edge…genius” -Scarlet’s Picks

The band was awarded winner of the New England Music Awards’ Roots/Americana act of the year. The band’s first full-length album, Gasoline, engineered by Brian Wallace, was recorded during their first west coast tour and released in 2014. The tour kicked off at the iconic Whisky a Go Go and ended at Qualcomm Stadium for Monday Night Football.

The band has been billed to play at music festivals including Gathering of The Vibes, Catskill Chill, Strange Creek, Camp Creek, Jerry Jam, Disc Jam, Great North, Eat More Kale Fest and many more. The band has shared bills with Dopapod, Perpetual Groove, The Nth Power, Zach Deputy, Pink Talking Fish, Dumpstaphunk and many more.

Recently featured in the RELIX “Women Who Rock” Issue, Hayley Jane and the Primates spent August 2016 recording their second full-length album at More Sound Recording Studio in Syracuse, NY. The album is being produced by Craig Brodhead and engineered by Jason “Jocko” Randall for release in 2017.

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