Based in Ann Arbor, MI, Chirp is a four-piece band that does their fair share of genre-hopping. Often playing in the styles of progressive rock/funk and jazz-fusion, their sound maintains a melodic center. The group features a wide array of originals and covers in their live sets and puts together dynamic, high-energy shows. Though their music ties in many technical elements, an equal emphasis is put on grooving and keeping people moving. Chirp takes influence from Snarky Puppy, Steely Dan, Led Zeppelin, James Brown, Yes, Daft Punk, Vulfpeck, and The Beatles to name a few.
Chirp has been hard at work since their formation in 2015, touring and recording consistently since the project began. Their fresh sound has taken them touring across the Midwest to play a large variety of venues and festivals. Chirp is Jay Frydenlund, Brian Long, Sam Naples, and Patrick Blommel.
Formerly the Fox is a psychedelic jamband from Canton, IL. Drawing from a smorgasbord of different influences, they have found their sound in a jam heavy psychedelic funk groove. The band has made a name for themselves in central Illinois as one of the next up and coming jambands in the midwest. Playing Summer Camp Music Festival three years in a row, and landing opening spots for Moe. and Papadosio in 2023, the future is looking bright for this small town funk band.