Canyons presents the 7th annual Spring Grüv. For 10 days we'll be having huge, free concerts in the Resort Village, as well as the famous Pond Skimming Contest! After an unforgetable day of Pond Skimming, keep on Grüvin' and join us for a free concert by Steel Pulse in the Resort Village. Cody ChesnuTT will be our opening act, beginning at 3:00pm. Celebrate. Compete. Watch. Ski. Ride. Grüv. Thanks to Mountain Town Music for the concert production.
"Without love there is no justice, and without justice there is no peace," says founder David "Dread" Hinds, as he explains the band's mission. "At the core of our music is a deep sense of love for our African heritage, and a commitment to fight for justice for all people on this planet, even for our planet itself. Man is destroying creation in the name of progress. And along the way, we kill, rob, loot, and exploit our brothers and sisters - dividing people by tribe, color, class, religion, you name it."
"We stand against violence in all its forms. And poverty is a form of violence. It may sound like a cliché by now, but we believe in Love and Justice, living in harmony with one another and nature. Our mission is to bring hope into the hearts of people - that things can get better if we unite to do the right thing. Despite the wickedness in the world, we believe in positivity. We want to see True Democracy, not hypocrisy."
"We try to point out the mistakes we humans are making, either through ignorance or through evil intentions," adds co-founder Selwyn "Bumbo" Brown. "We can't sit back and watch what's happening without trying to make a difference. That's what we felt like back in the day, as schoolmates in Handsworth, and that feeling hasn't changed to this day. Babylon has been making the rules for long enough. Our job is to show that Jah Kingdom must be here on Earth - in our hearts and minds - so we can respect one another."
Steel Pulse is working on a new album and DVD and, as always, is taking Jah message to the people.
About Cody ChesnuTT:
Universally hailed as a thrilling new figure in music for his edgy, lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, back in 2002, Cody ChesnuTT is a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of what modern soul music can look and sound like: a raw storyteller for the people wearing a guitar and a toothpick-chewing smirk; a wide-eyed, intense soul brother in a crazy-fly get-up singing about bedraggled love in the land of Los Angeles - he’s all of that, but wiser now while still wearing poetic license on his skin like a battle scar. The Atlanta native has always stood his own creative ground ever since he first holed himself up in his bedroom to record The Headphone Masterpiece, armed with his DIY musical arsenal: a drum machine, an array of instruments, a dusty four-track cassette recorder and a giant pair of headphones to block out the world. The result was an unvarnished collection of songs – 36 in total, which alchemized his love of a multitude of styles: classic rock, rhythm and blues, pop, punk and gospel music.
Landing On A Hundred, Cody’s second full-length LP, marks his return to the music game after a period of family-man retreat and reflection that did a world of good for him after his meteoric rise to near fame. The title is a reference to the slang saying, “Keeping It One Hundred,” or telling the whole truth, and for lovers of true blue Southern soul this new album is a must-have — he recorded it with a ten-piece band in Memphis-based Royal Studios, the sonic birthplace of some of the deepest works by soul and blues luminaries like Al Green, Buddy Guy and Ike & Tina Turner. “The original tracks were cut on two-inch tape,” Cody explains. “My hands were tingling because I got to sing on the actual microphone that Al Green recorded with. Nothing has changed. The downhome acoustic treatments are still in place.” Truthfulness emanates from Cody’s vocal chords and the strings of his guitar while his strong, sensitive voice continues to command listeners with its riveting sound, leading them to their own higher ground.
All concerts are free and begin at 3:00pm.
NOTE: No outside alcohol is allowed in for our spring concerts. We will have food and beverage options available in the Resort Village, so don't worry! And, please carpool.
Spring Concert Schedule:
- Saturday, February 15: The Patwa Reggae Band
- Saturday, February 22: Tony Holiday and The Velvetones
- Saturday, March 1: Son of Ian
- Saturday, March 8: This Must Be the Band
- Saturday, March 15: Folk Hogan
- Spring Grüv: Saturday, March 22: Steel Pulse (w/ opening act Cody ChesnuTT)
- Spring Grüv: Sunday, March 23: The Magic Beans
- Spring Grüv: Saturday, March 29: Brett Dennen (w/ opening act Ryan Montbleau)
- Spring Grüv: Sunday, March 30: The Mother Hips
- Saturday, April 5: Mark Sexton Band
- Sunday, April 13: Nigel & the Metal Dogs