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Live Performances Presented by Acura: The Iceman Special, Emma Hern, Goldensuns, Taylor Scott Band


Friday, January 31, noon–3:45 p.m.
Acura Festival Village, 480 Swede Alley

Noon–12:45 p.m.: The Iceman Special
The Iceman Special is an indie-rock quartet from New Orleans, Louisiana. They combine a sound of dirty funk and delicate groove with elements of disco and rock and roll to create danceable jams with plenty of edge and substance. The band released a new album this fall and are coming off tour with Spafford prior to the Sundance Film Festival. They’re also confirmed for Hogs for the Cause Festival and Electric Forest in 2020, with more festivals to be announced.

1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m.: Emma Hern
Nashville-via-Boston-via-Richmond belter Emma Hern is taking her Nashville-approved blend of americana, soul, pop, and a touch of glam wide with her self-titled debut EP. Taking cues from legends like Aretha and Bonnie Raitt and placing them in the age of Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift, Emma Hern is bridging the time gap with her retro rock-soul sound and on-stage electricity.

After graduating from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music, Emma moved to Nashville looking to expand her musicality. Her first months were spent absorbing all that Music City has to offer and bringing life to her creative vision.

She wasted no time integrating herself into the local music scene. Within the first year, Emma played a long list of prestigious Nashville venues and showcases, capping it off with a slot at Pilgrimage Music Festival, which Rolling Stone named “The Festival to Watch.”

2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.: Goldensuns
Goldensuns is a Los Angeles-based band founded by three brothers: Chase (bass/lead singer), Jantzen (guitar/vocals), and Weston Meier (drums/vocals). While coming of age in Salt Lake City, Utah, Goldensuns wrote, produced, engineered, and released their 2011 debut EP, Wine Country, under the name Golden Sun. This DIY method that they employed on Wine Country became the formula that the band would employ with all of their ensuing recordings.

Still in their teens, the band started booking shows as they continued to write and record new material. In 2013, the eponymous Golden Sun EP was released. Following the success of the Golden Sun EP, the brothers moved to Los Angeles, where they currently reside. Goldensuns is currently recording their next project, which has already seen commercial success with the feature of “I Feel This Place” in a Billabong Spring 2015 campaign. In addition, The Wild Honey Pie recently filmed a live performance of “Give It Up” and “Gold Chains,” two upcoming singles. Goldensuns’ new project has an expected release date of late 2017, which the band looks forward to supporting with their largest tour yet.

3:00 p.m.–3:45 p.m.: Taylor Scott Band
The Taylor Scott Band transcends musical genres by joyously embracing a raft of them. Funk, soul, rock, and R&B all come together in this Denver-based band’s repertoire—and never more so than on the new release All We Have. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), who has earned multiple Grammy Awards and a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination as the longtime horn and keyboard player for Los Lobos in addition to carving out another career as a go-to producer, this collection of original songs showcases Taylor Scott’s prodigious talents as a singer, songwriter, and electrifying guitarist—as well as the band’s power, range, and versatility. Special guests include Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys and several others. Onstage, the road-tested Taylor Scott Band simply kills it night after night. Good luck trying to sit down or stay still. In addition to touring and recording with his own band, Scott has recorded and toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe with blues legend Otis Taylor and in 2015 played alongside the likes of Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule) on Taylor’s critically acclaimed release Hey Joe Opus: Red Meat.

CATEGORY Partner Music

RUN TIME 225 min