Following the opening of this year's BREW FEST! by Los Blancos, we welcome for the first time another jewel of the Syracuse music scene whenThe Lightkeepers take the stage. They'll be performing during the heart of the festival and we can't think of a better group of artists to carry that great BREW FEST! vibe through the afternoon. Knitting a musical blanket of soul, funk, rock, jazzy blues and roots, they come at music from many angles! The Lightkeepers create addictive music with sincerity! You'll love them!
Jes Sheldon - Vox and Aux Percussion
Mike Vincitore - Guitar Aux Vox
P.J. Will - Guitar Aux Vox
Elliot Jarvis- Bass Aux Vox
Jack Jarvis - Drums Jokes
Founded in July 2014 Band Members Jes Sheldon (Vox), Mike Vincitore (Guitar), P.J. Will (Guitar), Elliot Jarvis (Bass), Jack Jarvis (Drums) knit a musical blanket of soul, funk, rock, jazzy blues and roots, they come from all angles! Addictive music with sincerity! Winners of the 2016 Brian Bourke Award for Best New Artist - Syracuse Area Music Awards and recent performances on "Soundcheck Live" and the NY State Blues Festival main stage. On the verge of releasing their sophomore album, "Talking Man's Blues" they just keep gaining momentum and fans. "The music and energy created on a nightly bases by these “keepers” have a bold sense of 60’s and 70’s female powerhouse vocals accompanied with smooth folk-rock rhythms." Jim Houle, NYS Music. "The five members of the Lightkeepers share years of combined music experience. Together, their collective talents create an original rock experience... And while their repertoire is predominantly original, they also offer their own readings on covered material... They create a unique sound derived of retro influences all mixed together in some sort of new-fangled funky blender." Chuck Schiele, Table Hopping."Forged from five long-time local music luminaries, all paying their dues gig after gig in other groups, the 'Keepers understand the importance in pushing the sometimes-stagnant CNY music scene along, and brush a broad swath honest originality and flair into the landscape." Matthew White, The Evening Sun.
2016 Brian Bourke Award for Best New Artist - Syracuse Area Music Awards
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