Ross Hammond Trio # 300

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As we ramp up towards Ragas Live Festival 2019, we are sharing all 24 sets of last years incredible festival.  3AM-4AM was a special moment for us all.   Ross Hammond (guitar), Pawan Benjamin (sax/bansuri), Sameer Gupta (drums)

Special Guests Renald St. Juste (percussion), Morgan Zwerlein (percussion) join in for the last jams.  

Sacramento guitarist Ross Hammond has played on large stages and in small corners throughout the United States and beyond. His sound is equal parts jazz, folk, blues, spirituals and world music. 

He has played for Hillary Clinton, to audiences of five and all points in between. 

Ross has collaborated/gigged/recorded with:Kevin Seconds, Oliver Lake, Pheeroan AkLaff, Vinny Golia, Vladimir Tarasov, Tetuzi Akiyama, Nicole Mitchell, Lizz Wright, Dwight Trible, Calvin Weston, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Alex Cine, Suzuki Junzo, Amy Reed, Nels Cline, Jeff Parker, Max Johnson, Steve Adams, Ken Filiano, Mike Pride, Catherine Sikora, Scott Amendola, Steuart Liebig, Sameer Gupta, Tony Passarell and more.

Martha Redbone with Brooklyn Raga Massive #298

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As Martha Redbone and Brooklyn Raga Massive prepare to take the stage at Yerba Buena Gardens in San Fransisco this week, we share highlights from our first conversation with Martha and hear her first performance with BRM at the Outside (In)dia Series. This burning live set features:

Martha Redbone – Vocals
Aaron Whitby – Keys, Piano
Marvin Sewell – Guitar
Charlie Burnham – Violin
Tony Mason – Drums
Fred Cash – Bass
Sameer Gupta – Tabla
Pawan Benjamin – Bansuri
Neel Murgai – Sitar

Special Guests:
Soni Moreno – Vocals
Michael Gam – Sarod, Percussion

Part Cherokee, Choctaw, European and African American, Martha Redbone is a pioneering voice of Appalachian and Native American song. Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her on a rich sojourn from Clinch Mountain, Virginia to Harlan County, Kentucky and beyond to Brooklyn’s Dodge City-esque mean streets. In this debut collaboration, Redbone was joined by Brooklyn Raga Massive’s community of Indian music-inspired artists for an exploration of Americana and raga intersections.