a music arts adventure fest
Bringing the high energy vibe of the Venice Beach boardwalk to the high altitude vibration of the Taos mountains, the festival will combine the eclectic and vibrant venue of Taos Mesa Brewing with the backdrop of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range to create FIELD TRIPPIN' a free form, all access, all ages, music arts adventure!
The day will feature artists from the acclaimed broadcast, RadioVenice.TV along with a fabulous line-up of local Taos talent; culminating the day with an epic jam session!
Join us and our unique cadre of musicians, artists, stilt-walkers, hoopers, acroyoga athletes, and various other performers!!!
Featured Musicians & Performers
MICHAEL JOST spends much of his time in his studio on the Venice Beach Boardwalk overlooking the carnival-like atmosphere and capturing the sounds that are quintessentially Venice! From that creative inspiration have come several albums, “California Burning” “Zeitlos” and “Concierto”. Coupled with his composition and performance work, Michael is also a producer having been instrumental in the creation of Westminster Arts Club, and RadioVenice.TV - a live streaming episodic broadcast.
CRISTINA VANE is taking the town by storm with her unique blend of blues and folk. Originally from Europe, she draws from a great host of influences; country blues, delta blues, and folk, creating her own flavor of the blues. Whether on the Venice boardwalk busking by the beach or on a stage on the Sunset Strip, her signature silver resonator, slide guitar playing, and powerful vocals are unmistakable and unforgettable.
Before falling in love with the blues, Cristina spent her youth studying classical voice, music theory, piano and flute, ever consumed by music. This theme continues. While she predominantly plays slide guitar, she employs fingerpicking, acoustic, electric guitar techniques, as well as clawhammer banjo playing.
Cristina performs in Southern California having spent summers gigging in both New York and London prior to her move to Venice. She will be touring this Fall with FIELD TRIPPIN' one of her tour destinations. It is safe to say Cristina lives through music, it saturates her life and is, for her, a necessary vehicle for expression.
As a prolific producer, event promoter and dance floor participant, Sattva Ananda has been influencing the electronic music world for more than two decades. Even if you haven't seen Sattva live, you have definitely heard his work. Sattva has been a long-time studio collaborator with the Desert Dwellers, and his work can be heard in some of their biggest hits. His remix of their track "Crossing the Desert" was featured on Lighting in a Bottle's 2011 festival compilation. That same year, Sattva joined the Desert Dwellers on stage at LIB for his break out major festival performance. In the time since, Sattva has released countless high-profile remixes and 3 full length solo albums, including the 17 track opus; Profane Geometry, which received high critical acclaim from taste maker music blogs including YourEDM.com. Sattva's solo tracks have a deliciously psychedelic mid tempo rhythm, with sweet, and groovy textures. A life time of performing music, coupled with over 20 years in the electronic scene, gives Sattva the ability to consistently deliver a not-to-be-missed dance floor moving performance, while a huge library of original music to choose from makes every live show unique. "As a steward of the musical magical journey I'm always honored and humbled to present my art to the dancer/ listener, it is a resonant conversation that often transcends words and brings us to a health that is known simply by being"
BITTERSWEET HIGHWAY is the singer-songwriter duo of Rene’ Janiece and Wayne McKinzie. Living and traveling along the edges of America, theirs is music that rises from the fringes, in place and in style. It crosses genres and blends the sounds that have influenced these two as individuals, combining to create something strikingly original. It is no wonder they call their particular brand of music “Borderland Americana.” This is music that is thought about, and music that makes us think. More importantly, this is music that urges us to feel. Live, Bittersweet Highway’s relaxed and intimate rapport with each other and their audience allows for a wonderfully interactive experience that speaks to the journeys of the heart, the bitter and the sweet that are scattered along the road of life.
BIG JOE HURT & GOTAWAY GIRL is a reunion of musical friends who all performed in California, meeting up on the mesa for FIELD TRIPPIN' FEST. Chicks, guitars, cowboy boots, harmonies, Americana folk rock with a stab of Emo, Gotaway Girl can play and give true meaning to the quote, "I am woman, hear me roar". Gotaway Girl lives up to their name through nostalgic reminders for the boys and empowering lyrics for the gals. Lead singer, Jocelyn Kay Levy, and violinist/vocalist, Alana Lee, also, once formed the backbone of the rockin' beat of Big Joe Hurt and The Soul Junkies. They are getting back together for one night to play music and sing their hearts out united, not only to play, but to stand for a cause and that cause is to create positive change in the world! Check out their signature sound that is a simple blend of indie-pop, alternative rock and intense beautiful harmonies mixed with the soulful blues that bind them together!
This El Paso native is passionate about mixing up his Latin heritage with the folk rock world with his unique blend of bicultural music. It is through Isaac's collection of powerful Folk/Latin rock songs that he brings listeners along on the journey the took him through the wreckage, toward the resurrection and, ultimately to the revoluciøn en su corazøn. Join him on this epic adventure!
LA MIMOSAS, the bluesy, crossover Rock´n Soul Band from Frankfurt/Germany is taking a major “field trip” to join FIELD TRIPPIN’ Fest on September 16th 2017. Expect some soulful rock ’n roll from these Venice Beach favorites. Their first album “Soul on Fire” (2013) was mastered in the studio of RadioVenice’s own, Michael Jost. La Mimosas will perform several of their original songs from their previous album, and their new collection of work, "Unity in Diversity“ (release date: July 2017).
Miles Bonny loves reality. His music is a warm blanket that hugs you while exploring life’s bed of nails. Social Awareness filters through microphones and computers to represent itself as a creation that will be experienced by soulful people around the world. Tours have including Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Austria and beyond. Collaborations have included additional international works toward suicide prevention in Russia, fatherhood in Italy. He sometimes calls it "Social Work Music". More than a musician, Miles has simultaneously managed a career in social services, investigative social work and youth needs and educative solutions. Miles is known for taking leaps of faith and landing clearly on his feet, only to leap again.
His current exploration has taken him far from his metropolitan NYC upbringing, through the Midwest where he began his music career in Lawrence Kansas and Kansas City Missouri, and all the way to the SouthWestern United States in New Mexico where he currently enjoys a natural setting for his creative and spiritual endeavours while seeking to live as consciously and self-sustainably as possible. Solar panels power his Off-Grid recordings in a building he constructed from adobe cob, raw timber wood, and lava rock all harvested locally. Rather than fear the negative aspects of the world, Miles dives into them as he seeks possible answers to our collective social issues. Connect with Miles and welcome the future as your friend.
Siobhan Bonny-O'Rourke is a Contemporary Vocalist and Educator from Tasmania, Australia. After receiving First Class Honors for her Bachelor of Music from the University of Tasmania, she moved to Melbourne Australia and was professionally involved in many facets of the Australian Music Industry. She has worked in Jazz, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Folk and Traditional, Classical and Contemporary Songwriting in both Performing and Educational contexts. Her Honors thesis was about the connection between music and the body and how important it is to understand the connection between them, as well as how universal music is and how it can bring people together from all walks of life. Siobhan is passionate about young people feeling empowered through music, she also stays connected to her own musical expression through local performances and recording projects with people from all over the world.
TONY MASON re-defines the term “One Man Band”! A singer/song writer, who traveled to Vermont by way of New York City basket houses in Greenwich Village, the 1960's folk revival, and tours of New England in clubs and schools as well as the College Coffee House circuit. Tony gets excited with the new electronics that enable him to play all the parts – and then sing, too! It has been said of him - “His barrage of charm, skill, syncopation and exuberance completely captivates the audience.”
During this time, he was part of couple of bands, the Mojo Four and Children of God. Performing in Boston, Tony played in a duo called Tony and Eddie opening club shows for Odetta, Chuck Berry, J. Giles Blues Band and Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.
During the 1990's, while living in Portland, Oregon, Tony developed an interest in MIDI and synthesizers. He worked and developed arrangements for many of his songs and the one-man band grew out of these creations.
Jennifer "Jex" Longo has been a performance artist/musician of multiple disciplines and intrusments since the age of 3. She has toured and taught throughout the U.S. as well as with Spark Circus throughout Thailand. Jex has a deep love for the arts and looks to continuously push herself past artistic boundaries and be inspired by the world around her.
REVOLVING DOOR CIRCUS (RDC) has been getting tall together for over 5 years. Here in Taos and nationally touring with the String Cheese Incident. Their super fun circus skills include not only stilting as a variety of fun characters but also hooping, acrobatics, aerials and fire dancing! They have a 'revolving' group or performers from all over the country and they want you to come play too!
NISCHALA TULLEY (Dancer): A life long Artist and Dancer, Nischala is excited to be able to share her Unique blend of Movement Arts with you! Inspired from a lineage of Yoga, Tantra and Mystical Dances she offers devotional moment from the Heart. Traveling to many corners of the World exploring Sacred Dance Traditions Nischala’s Performance Art reflects her Journey. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree from California Institute of Integral Studies in 2008 she went on to receive Yoga Teacher Training at the Swami Satchidananda Ashram in 2009. It was a mystical meeting in 2010 when Nischala met her most influential Teacher Monika Nataraj who led her to a Magical Island where she was awakened as a Goddess. Fully committed to Movement Arts as a personal path of liberation Nischala hopes to inspire others to find freedom within.
CHRIS HELVEY (Drummer): Chris has been a drummer since the age of eight. Around twenty years ago, he was intrigued by the Djembe as an instrument and upon discovering the music it supported, came an "Aha!" about rhythm. What followed became a deep learning experience of West African rhythm, along with following the influences it has had on western music. He has traveled to Guinea, West Africa to learn from the source, and has studied with many masters both African and American. His teachers have been Mamady Keita (Conakry,) Famadou Konate' (Conakry,) Fadouba Oulare (Faranah,) Ryan Edwards (Boston,) Michael Taylor (Chicago,) Michael Markus (New York,) and Bruce Langhorn (Los Angeles,) among others.
Chris also plays guitar, congas, and anything that makes a sound. African music runs in his blood even while playing slack-key guitar. He often says that the influence of African music in his his own life and music style is like the egg in a cake. You can't separate them anymore.
BABE HELVEY (Drummer): Growing up on a mango farm in Honaunau, on the big Island of Hawaii, Babe Helvey learned the gentle power of a simple song. Inspired by the Honu, or Sea Turtle, she continues to share her rhythms, dances and stories. Currently living in Taos, New Mexico, Babe brings a lifetime of treasures to share. Her body of work contains music, poetry, story, dance, song, and other surprises. Come see what flows forth.
ALEXANDRA DARICE GRAJEDA (Drummer): Alexandra Darice Grajeda was originally born in Denver, CO in 1995. Having since moved to Taos, NM in 2016, she had grown in her services such as Doula work, creating her small business "Apothecary Ixchel" (a women's herbal medicine resource), offering limpias (energy clearings), and holding prayerful song circles alongside Krystal Cretecos. Alexandra is also involved in Taos' Danza Azteca, and embraces her own unique religious and healing practice involving these traditional ways. Alexandra aspires to empower her community to look at procreation, contraception, and labor and birth in a more holistic, safe, and attainable way.
ODESSA SAWYER is an illustrator and doll maker from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her dolls are made from mostly all recycled fabrics. Each new doll begins with the fabrics, which Odessa lets shape the design organically. Her work ranges from whimsical animals to fantastical monsters and each doll is one of a kind and crafted with pride.
TAOS FACE PAINT & BODY ART
TAOS FACE PAINT & BODY ART Joyfully serving Taos NM and surrounding areas. We offer high quality face painting, body art, henna and temporary tattoos. We bring sparkle to any event, party or festival with our creative, magical designs for kids, teens and adults.
We use top quality products such as Wolfe, Diamond FX, organic Maharani henna, and many more amazing brands. From big festivals to private parties, it is our mission to offer the best experience and bring creative expression to you.
Hi, I'm Teresa. I live in a quaint cabin in the woods. I design, alter, and make clothing, jewelry, lighting. I am a hair stylist also, and tend to have my hand in many things. Anyway, I have been creating art my whole life. I was raised in a very artistic family, and living on a ranch, with a really minimal lifestyle, really taught me to appreciate the serene time to the self, imagination, and just how important it is to put love and energy into the things we put out there. I have had the opportunity to have a few art openings, fashion shows, and participate in many festivals, and continue to make a variety of things. I'm inspired by so many things, so you will find that I make many one of a kind items, which I am glad to share. My work tends to make an appearance to me with the need to become manifest, so I will continue to honor that. I am always working on upgrading my workmanship, but find it very important to upcycle, recycle, and redefine how we use objects, vintage textiles, and lace. I am open and grateful to be here. I love New Mexico and it shows in my tribal fusion style clothing utilizing screen prints, hand-stenciled freestyle drawings, luxury vintage lace and velvet pieces, headpieces, jewelry, leather, crystals, and arrowheads which I collect myself whenever possible. My salon and boutique is called "Theater Noir" and my lighting line and art is called "New Illuminations."
Cinda Kay Campbell
Cinda Kay Campbell
Cinda Kay Campbell is a Physic Medium and Celestial Guide. She first started seeing and hearing beyond the physical from a young age. At 23 she began to actively hone her skills to translate the invisible world, through the ancient art of tarot and many other energy/healing modalities.
Cinda has traveled the world, going to many spiritual locations far and wide. All the while communing with higher energies such as Ascended Masters and other Higher Beings at these locations. These higher energies assist her in the readings. It's Cinda's passion to share the energy and healing that comes from the celestial world.
Field trippin' fest
a music arts adventure fest
Venice Beach Comes to the Mesa!
FIELD TRIPPIN’ is a music arts adventure fest being held at Taos Mesa Brewing in El Prado, September 16, 2017. The event will feature an unique cadre of musicians, artisans, video art, and street performers; mixing the high energy vibe of the Venice Beach boardwalk in California with the high altitude vibration of Taos, New Mexico!
The FIELD TRIPPIN’ adventure will include a full day of transformative art in both the outdoor and indoor spaces of the TMB venue. Offering a "full throttle" event for the audience to wind it's way through with exciting presentations and activities for all ages. Booths from local crafts people, cirque performers, (AcroYoga, stiltwalkers, hoopers, face painters, etc.) video art installations, and a wide range of music! The day will culminate on the main stage with an exhilarating line-up of Venice Beach and Taos' finest musicians with the highlight of the evening a rocking FIELD TRIPPIN' jam session!
FIELD TRIPPIN' has a community outreach program that includes net proceeds to non-profit organizations in both the California (Give A Beat) and New Mexico (Parse Seco) that support unique approaches to arts education and active engagement for young people.
Group ticket sales, sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support of independent artists, musicians and performers!
See you on the mesa!
PARSE SECO is a non profit space and residency set to perpetuate art in all directions.
Parse is committed to providing a realistic artist experience where emerging artists can share their work, in any medium, with Taos and beyond without having to worry about the financial burdens of gallery fees. Artists spend 6-8 weeks curating a show; drawing from those innate inspirations around them, while utilizing their gifts to remind the community of the importance of art's presence; either with a donation to a local non-profit for children and the arts or with seminar and instruction.
The Parse SECO experience is an experience where freedom is encouraged, creativity and boundary breaking is applauded and communality is mandatory.
FREE VIP RECEPTION/Silent Auction being held at Parse Seco in downtown Arroyo Seco, Friday, September 15, 2017, 6-30-8:30. Space is limited. RSVP Required. Make it an evening, and dine early at ACEQ, and come to the Reception after to meet the artists, hear some amazing music, bid on some beautiful art, and enjoy the gallery! Proceeds to Parse Seco are earmarked to assist in their continued endeavors to revitalize and improve the Taos Skate Park.
Taos Mesa Brewing
20 ABC Mesa Rd, El Prado, NM 87529
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