Kung Fu is quickly popularizing their unique sonic contribution “NU-SION,” which blurs the line between intense electro-fusion and blistering dance arrangements. Making funk fusion music “cool” again, the band draws on influences such as early Headhunters, Weather Report & Mahavishnu Orchestra, merging those ideas with technical fireworks and a contemporary EDM-informed sensibility. Kung Fu will play at RW5 on Friday night (May 24th).
Stephane Wrembel is one of the world’s finest guitar players, and he will serve as Rooster Walk’s official “festival minstrel,” roving the campgrounds and fan areas with his band. Wrembel, who won a Grammy for his song Bistro Fada – the theme to Woody Allen’s Academy Award winning movie, Midnight in Paris, will also perform an on-stage set Sunday (May 26th).
Funk Punch will return to Rooster Walk after making their RW debut last year. The Roanoke-based jam band brings a variety of musical influences to the table and has built a strong following in the region.
Tara Mills will perform with her band, Yankee Dixie. A singer/songwriter based in Charlottesville, Tara has quickly become one of Cville’s hottest young acts. This will be her first performance at Blue Mountain Festival Grounds.
Rooster Walk 5 will take place May 23-26 at Blue Mountain, which is located in the rolling foothills just outside of Martinsville, Va. The festival already features headlining acts Leftover Salmon, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, two nights of Yarn, plus Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds and a very special set featuring bluegrass legends Larry Keel and Sammy Shelor on the same stage. For a full band lineup, CLICK HERE.
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