Joe's Truck Stop / Samily Man / Buttons and Mindy
Berklee Music Fest on Georges Island offers a free concert featuring three student groups with music ranging from bluegrass to funk to math rock. Buttons and Mindy hails from Australia, Alaska, and New York; Samily Man is an improvisational reggae band; and Joe's Truck Stop is characterized by bluegress, Appalachian, and honky tonk music.
Buttons and Mindy: 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Buttons and Mindy is a three-piece math-pop band from Boston. With intricate tapping guitar lines, twisting time signatures, and flowing melodies, they craft a very unique sound. With members from Australia, Alaska, and New York, Buttons and Mindy has been making a big impact on the New England music scene.
Samily Man: 3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Samily Man is a reggae dub outfit organized by bassist, producer, and bandleader Sam Ravenna. The live band features a rotating cast of members of many of the Northeast's premier reggae bands, including but not limited to Roots of Creation, All-Good Feel Good Collective, Spiritual Rez, and Westbound Train. The music is improvised in a reggae tradition, mostly from a jazz perspective, but it may also include guest singers and featured instrumentalists. Because of the nature of improvisation, the only expectation you can have of a Samily Man set is that it will be different every time.
Joe's Truck Stop: 4:00 - 4:50 p.m.
Joe's Truck Stop: where the coffee's hot and the showers free. You can usually find the band ripping apart old-time fiddle tunes, saying grace to their country heroes, and dishing out original songs to the dancing feet in the crowd. Their unique sound is characterized by bluegrass vocal harmonies and twin fiddle lines, driving Appalachian dance tunes, and lonely honky tonk songs.