Baked Shrimp, the high-octane progressive fusion trio, has emerged as a young rising powerhouse in the festival circuit. Hailing from Long Island, NY, Jared Cowen (Guitar/Vocals), Scott Reill (Bass/Vocals), and Jager Soss (Drums/Vocals) showcase their energetic and improvisational talents, transforming their three-piece sound into a symphonic experience. The band had a groundbreaking year in 2022, performing over 120 concerts across the United States and making their debut in Canada. As 2023 unfolds, their success is set to soar even higher.
Casual Cadenza is a four-piece American jam band from Atlanta, GA. “In music, a cadenza refers to an improvised ornamental passage played by a soloist or soloists, usually in a free rhythmic style, and often allowing for a virtuosic display.” Casual Cadenza puts a modern and unique twist on this concept. Feel good music is what this band is all about, hence their “casual” approach. Their style has been described as “beach funk”, with a strong blend of catchy hooks, extended jams, and genre crossing spontaneity. Their live shows are centered around high energy peaks and creative improvisation. Much of what happens in their live sets is created in the moment without any written preparation. The band’s instrumentation includes DJ Rees on electric guitar and vocals, Kyle Rees on drums, Dustin Williams on bass and vocals, and Spencer Williams on keyboards and vocals.