[Review] Jambase.com: Brandon Niederauer, Khris Royal, George Porter Jr. and More Make the Rounds at Bear Creek Music Festival

[Review] Jambase.com: Brandon Niederauer, Khris Royal, George Porter Jr. and More Make the Rounds at Bear Creek Music Festival

Jambase.com headed out to the Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival, and ended up crossing paths with Khris Royal’s very busy “Artist At Large” schedule several times.  Read more below!

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Along with the notable sit-ins at Umphrey’s McGee’s headlining sets, Bear Creek Music Festival was highlighted by a copious amount of collaborations as like-minded artists from a variety of genres came together in Live Oak, FL.

On Thursday, The Main Squeeze played late in the day and were joined by Khris Royal for a take on Michael Jackson’s “Off the Wall” as well as Led Zeppelin’s “No Quarter.” Earlier in the day, Catfish Alliance were joined by a popular guest throughout the weekend, Brandon Niederauer for Jimi Hendrix’s “Third Stone From the Sun” as well as The Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood” which also included Big Sam Funky Nation bassist Eric Vogel.

The New Mastersounds threw one of the most innovative sets of the day as they welcomed out several guests. Roosevelt Collier first joined on “This Ain’t Work” before Johnanthan Lloyd and the Heard Horns came out for “It Ain’t Fair But It’s Fun.” Khris Royal once again showed up along with Eric Vogel and Pee Wee Ellis for “All Wrapped Up” and Brandon Niederauer added guitar to “Thermal Bad.”

Meanwhile, New Orleans prog-funk rockers Earphunk played two sets on Saturday and welcomed out Niederauer for “She Don’t Wanna Hear From You” as well as Roosevelt Collier on “Recoil.” Khris Royal also joined in on “Sweet Nasty,” the title track to their latest effort. The band’s second set would once again see Royal emerge as well as Jonathan Lloyd. The duo added their talents to “No. 9-5.” Smiley from The Main Sqeeze then came out for “Trombone” and George Porter Jr. joined the band for a fun rendition of “Fly Like an Eagle.” Earphunk closed their Bear Creek appearance with a raucous version of Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name Of.”

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