Charlottesville Music Showcase presents:
Unaka Prong – Through Appalachian State University’s Jazz program, Percussion studio, and coincidental jam sessions in Boone, NC, Mike Welsh, John Hargett, Daniel Stevenson, Jonathon Sale, and Chris Pope began joining songwriting forces and experimenting respective styles as what is now known as Unaka Prong.
Over the past six years, Unaka Prong has been sculpting a sonically unique identity based out of NC. Offering a fresh and memorable musical experience that many fans have described as a melding between prog rock groups like King Crimson, jazz funk groups like Soulive, and psychedelic jam rock groups like Phish. Combining odd meters, funky grooves, and earnest lyricism, their latest release, ‘Salinity Now!’, reflects the group honing in their songwriting with each stylistic direction. Recently, Unaka Prong has been busy touring around the east coast performing at music festivals and clubs alike supporting notable acts including Tauk, Col. Bruce Hampton, Moon Taxi, Toubab Krewe, and Dumpstaphunk.
The band takes an experimental approach to many of their songs in the studio and during live performances by the means of an expressive, conversational atmosphere between instruments that creates a hearty blend of genres and styles that is sure to appeal to many different ears.
21+ / Free