The Bloodstones

HopMonk Sebastopol presents

The Bloodstones

pigWar featuring Zahira

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol

Sebastopol, CA

$10.00 - $13.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

The Bloodstones
The Bloodstones
Hailing from Santa Rosa,The Bloodstones bring an original,positive "roots reggae-soul" vibration. The unique style and conscious,creative lyrics of "Sky I" ignites the bands positive,driving movement. Although the band focuses on original music we have added some classic crowd pleasing "roots reggae" covers into the set.

The Bloodstones deliver a positive,conscious,groove that results in people dancing and having an epic experience.The music is filled with melodic solos,bass heavy "dub" sections and hypnotic grooves.

Bloodstone's Songstress Katrina Blackstone brings her distinctive sound of bubbling pop melodies effervesce over beds of dub and funk, while her hooks punctuate various grooves in a perfect blend of subtlety and catchiness. Anyone who has witnessed Katrina on stage couldn’t disagree, she takes the mic with ease, naturally connects with the audience, and always delivers a memorable show.

The dueling guitar section consists of Sam Hamby and Kevin Seisenbacher. Sammy has been shredding guitar for 20 years. He also leads his own band "The Marshal House Project". Kevin Seisenbacher is versatile guitarist formerly of the band "Felony Funk". From rock to reggae, Kevin does it all.

The rhythm section is held down by bassist Burton Eubank. His meaty bass lines and soulful groove locks in perfectly with the fiery drumming of Mingo Lewis Jr. Mingo has been touring internationally with reggae/jazz band Groundation as their percussionist for the last 12 years. He is home now for good and holding down the drum chair with flair for the Bloodstones.

The Keybords are held down by the melodic and futuristic sounds of Gabriel Butler.He also adds his amazing voice to help create the three part harmonies in our music.Gabe has been backing such artists as Wayne Wonder,Warrior King, and Jr Toots to name a few with legendary backing band "Fyah Squad" for the last several years.

We put a lot of love into our music. Our passion comes out in our playing. Our music is a soulful expression of our emotions.We make home made heartfelt compositions.

One love.
pigWar featuring Zahira
pigWar featuring Zahira
pigWar is pure psychedelic soul.

Named after the bloodless war of 1859 in the San Juan Islands, their live shows are explosive with all-original tunes that pull from the obscure corners of Teddy Pendergrass, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Lee Scratch Perry, Dilla, and Parliament Funkadelic. Paying homage to old soul music with a modern coat of paint consisting of dusty synthesizers and angular horn lines.

pigWar is the musical platform of Portland-based artist Teddy Presberg. The band features a rotating cast of some of Portland’s best soul singers and unleashes them with a super tight band exploding behind them.

Teddy is a sought-after producer/side-man and accomplished guitarist whose debut album, Blueprint of Soul, was picked up by the internationally renowned funk/jazz label Ropeadope Records (Medeski Martin and Wood, Charlie Hunter, DJ Logic, Snarky Puppy, etc.) and awarded “Staff Pick Top 10 album of 2007” from All About Jazz. He’s released more than 12 albums since and now collaborates on several different musical projects across the country.

Teddy’s Hard R&B and Spaced out Soul music reckons traditional 1970s soul/funk while also carves out a unique modern sound for the band. pigWar has also made a unique pact with their fans in that the lyrical content of their music can only pull from the tenants of soul and rock: sex, heartbreak, and justice.

pigWar is currently following up on the success of their first four singles (Make Love Vol I and II) with their debut full-length album. The record was cut in two days at the Monophonics studio in the Bay Area and then edited and overdubbed in Presberg’s Portland-based studio. Ian McDonald and Kelly Finnigan of the Monophonics mixed the album and Erik Wofford (Black Angels, Grupo Fantasma) mastered the album for its heavily anticipated 2016 release.
Venue Information:
HopMonk Tavern - Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave
Sebastopol, CA, 95472