Earlier this week we shared the news that Equifunk organizers added another full day worth of music to this year’s fest. At that time Pork Tornado featuring Jon Fishman was announced as the day’s headliner, with the promise of more acts to come. Today, we’ve found out who those acts are.
We’re particularly intrigued by the fest’s offer for attendees to give a name to a supergroup they’ve put together to play the “Sunday Sessions.” This supremely talented quintet features guitarist Eddie Roberts and bassist Pete Shand of The New Mastersounds as well as Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, keyboardist Nigel Hall and Lettuce / TAB saxophonist James Casey. We suggest “Fucking Badasses On Parade,” but Equifunk probably won’t go for that.
Other Sunday Sessions acts include HT faves The London Souls, The Heavy Pets and The Main Squeeze. And why have one supergroup when you can have two as the M&Ms – a group made up of Moore, Marco Benevento, Robert Mercurio, Papa Mali and Maceo Parker are also on board for Sunday Sessions. Soulive and the Shady Horns with Maceo Parker, The New Mastersounds, JJ Grey with Mofro, Anders Osborne and Keller Williams with More Than A Little are among the acts set to play Equifunk 13′, which takes place at Camps Equinunk and Blue Ridge in Pennsylvania’s Poconos on Aug. 16 – 18.