CEG Presents/ Calliope Musicals Residency
Calliope Musicals with The Big Drops , Johnny & the Bootlegs
Calliope Musicals is a cheerful psychedelic party folk band from Austin TX. Their high-energy live performance focuses on involving the crowd. A psychedelic squad of musicians fill in their folksy roots with a mix of vibraphone, tribal drums, bass, lead guitar and explosive vocals. The band exudes feel-good vibes that aim to swallow listeners and spit them out as happier versions of their former selves.
Calliope Musicals is a group in every sense of the word. Loyal to their members and actively involved in a local artists’ collective they helped start, Circus on the Moon, they are truly entranced by the possibility of genuine freedom that the prospect of making music promises.
They aspire to be the greatest show on earth that comes to town to delight and wow. Lock up your children or join them in running away with the circus. You know you want to…
Inspired by creative pop music of the late 1960’s, The Big Drops is a four-piece musical troupe of fantastical, magical, and often times psychedelic rock ‘n’ rollers.
“The Big Drops blends swirling, natural, earthy tones into a litany of rock, folk and psych styles.”
- Ground Sounds
“With guitar work like Brian Setzer, “Baskets of Love” is a fun song that is unlike anything new you can download today.”
- Impose Magazine
“Imagine if Julian Cope was a member of the Beatles during their Revolver stage”
Born of the core essence that drives the writing of John Santiago, Johnny & The Bootlegs are a blues-rock-rockabilly outfit dedicated to the idea of creating good time, alcohol infused, Americana inspired, rock n roll. With straight-forward chord progressions, catchy melodies and blazing guitar solos, the band provides a high energy performance that gets a crowd undeniably in motion.