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22 Dec

Euforquestra - Wooly's

504 E. Locust St - Des Moines, Iowa 50309
12/22/2018 7:30 PM - 12/22/2018 9:30 PM


2018-12-22 19:30:00 2018-12-22 21:30:00 America/Detroit Euforquestra Wooly's info@wamza.com

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Euforquestra
Euforquestra
Eufórquestra (pronounced yoo-FOHR-keh-struh, think euphoria+orchestra) is energy and
rhythm personified. An ever-evolving sound that has been influenced by music from all
over the world with an emphasis on funk, pocket and groove. For over a decade the band
has been igniting dance floors across the country, blending the roots of funk, soul,
afrobeat, reggae and dub to create a sound that “explodes, dances and melts in your ear
with sheer bliss” (Chris M. Slawecki; AllAboutJazz.com).
Eufórquestra’s fifth full-length record, FIRE, was produced by Kyle Hollingsworth (of
The String Cheese Incident) and captures the passion and musical maturing of these road
warriors. Over the course of 14 tracks, the band takes you on an hour-long adventure that
will touch your heart and mind, and keep your fingers and toes tapping. A handful of
special guests, including Elliot Martin (John Brown’s Body), Gabriel Mervine and Kim
Dawson (The Motet) and Mr. Hollingsworth himself, put their own touches on the band’s
already cohesive sound that is “tight and engineered to a fine, funky precision.” (Jeremy
Frazier; Chicago Jam Scene) The result is a record that is distinctly modern, maintaining
one foot in the future and firmly planting in the musical roots traditions of the past.
With almost 1,000 shows under their belt, Eufórquestra shows no sign of stopping. A
perpetually heavy tour schedule keeps the band and fans happy, as performing live in
front of an audience has always been the band’s top priority. As noted in a live show
review by Grateful Web, “...the boys seem to play like the apocalypse will happen at any
second and they want to die doing what they do best...”
Jon Wayne and The Pain
Jon Wayne and The Pain
For nearly a decade, electronic reggae-dub innovators Jon Wayne and The Pain have been crafting a unique sound, one that features a mesmerizing blend of modern age electronic beats fused with upbeat traditional roots reggae and a fresh layer of grooving funk to keep the soul moving in all the right ways. The Twin Cities-based ensemble burst onto the festival scene in 2007 following their debut self-titled album, and has since built a highly devoted following through multi-dimensional jamming, extensive touring and thoughtful, relevant songwriting. Inscrutable and unpredictable, Jon Wayne and The Pain’s cutting edge style has taken them across the nation to some of the country’s biggest music festivals including Electric Forest, Summer Camp, Cali Roots and Wakarusa. Their transcendent live performances and fluid chemistry has propelled them to the forefront of a new generation of reggae music, and with an ever-changing musical landscape, it is evident that this Midwestern quartet is becoming a force to be reckoned with.
David Zollo
David Zollo
Electric roots rocker and Eastern Iowa native David Zollo has made a name for himself as a solo artist, a sideman (laying down barrelhouse piano and Hammond organ for a number of fellow roots rockers), and an independent-label owner.

Zollo began playing piano at four. Influenced by his writer/journalist father's extensive collection of vintage American music, he was entertaining family and friends with R&B covers by his teen years. In the early '90s, Zollo founded the band High & Lonesome, which specialized in Mick Taylor-era Rolling Stones, Southern rock, blues-rock, and alternative country-rock. The band released three albums on Zollo's own Trailer Records label and toured extensively. However, the stress and strain of the road manifested itself when Zollo was forced to undergo throat surgery. David Zollo made the long road to recovery, but High & Lonesome dissolved. Uneasy Street, an album that began as a High & Lonesome recording, evolved into a Zollo solo effort.

The keyboardist also laid down keys for singer/songwriter Greg Brown and guitarist/producer Bo Ramsey (Lucinda Williams), and spent a year in Nashville as a member of Todd Snider's Nervus Rex. 2002 saw the release of Big Night, another solo full of Zollo's milk-and-whiskey rasp and tunes that ran the gamut from the Rolling Stones honky tonk to country-rock/blues-rock to heartland rock. Zollo penned all but one song on the disc.