NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it’d probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into a striking, utterly original whole. Dubbed “Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion”, the band’s music strikes a rare balance between cerebral and emotional, intellectual and primal. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to corpse-painted headbangers and prog geeks.

Formed in 2004, Consider the Source features Gabriel Marin on fretless double-neck guitar, bassist John Ferrara, and drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann. Called “the guiding light for his generation of six-stringers”, Marin channels the mystical fury of McLaughlin and Coltrane into wailing melodies, kaleidoscopic soundscapes and boneshaking riffs. With a background in classical musics both Eurpoean and Indian, and an instinct for avant-jazz and destructive metal, Marin’s hypnotic fusion of styles is ever unpredictable. Ferrara’s propulsive, percussive attack, equally suited to simple grooves and impossible chords, can ground the music or launch it into space. His madcap gumbo of slap bass, Indian rhythms, earthy minimalism and complex tapping constantly pushes into strange new worlds, whilst still dropping thick booty-clap beats. Underneath them lies Mann’s rolling thunder; dense rhythmic architecture built from pure swagger and bounce. Half double-bass prog-metal, half crackle-pop Buddy Rich swing, with African and Balkan swirls, Mann’s muscular, freewheeling polyrhythms are the engine fuel for Consider’s multiversal mischief. Even when not improvising, Consider’s music is always a conversation, a roiling stew of dynamic interplay. Each member of Consider the Source alternately leads and follows, spars and assists; in any single song, alliances are made and broken, bargains struck and divorces finalized.Touring from coast to coast, as well as Europe and the Middle East, has not only earned the band thousands of fans, but has allowed them to perform with wide variety of well-known artists, including Victor Wooten, Wayne Krantz, King Crimson Projekt, Kris Myers(Umphrey’s McGee), Wyclef Jean, Andy Statman, The Disco Biscuits, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Dumpstaphunk, Keller Williams, George Porter, Jr., Jeff Sipe, Panzerballet (Germany), Eatliz (Israel), Freak Kitchen (Sweden), Morglbl (France), and many others. They have performed at numerous festivals and events, including Gathering of the Vibes, Catskill Chill, The Big Up, Burning Man, Sun Seekers Ball (Canada), Mad-Summer Meltdown, Rootwire, the NYC Fretless Guitar Festival, and the NYC Gypsy Festival. The band’s latest album, “F**k It! We’ll Do It Live – Volume 2” is available at http://considerthesourcemusic.bandcamp.com.

http://considerthesourcemusic.com/source/

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T.J. Spurge

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We're excited to say that we will be including photography in the art gallery this year!

Some of our favorite photographers will be displaying works from festivals, fashion, and the surreal.

Who out there would be interested in prints of their favorite Wild Woods memory?

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We are incredibly excited and humbled to announce that we will be partnering with the folks at PHtea to present one of the best looking stages we've ever had at Wild Woods! In keeping with our tradition of hosting health-conscious foods and beverages, the Tea Team will be flooding the woods with delicious tea for everyone to enjoy. We can't wait to introduce you all to these newcomers to the tea world!

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#wildwoodsfam, we'd like to introduce you to the biggest band we've ever hosted at Wild Woods! 10-piece soul outfit smalltalker from Burlington, VT is ready to bring the GroundUP vibes to Page Farm!

Check out their music: www.smalltalkermusic.com/
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#Wildwoodsfam, are you ready for a high energy, progressive funk fusion set from Kung Fu? Wild Woods alumni - these guys are ready to tear the roof off the stage!

Check out their tunes >https://www.kungfumusic.com/
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We can't wait to show off our new costume sponsors this year!

Here is A. May Performance Arts modeling ReblKitty Designs who will be sending us costumes all the way from Las Vegas!

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