Internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela are back on the road, bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz, and world music to the Friday night stage at Wiggins Park. After playing together for more than fifteen years, Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have won the hearts of music lovers all over the world, and are an exciting addition to this year's festival lineup.
Centered around the powerful voices and compelling songwriting of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, Lucius has been hailed by The Boston Globe as "the most welcome addition to pop music this year," with their debut LP WILDEWOMAN lauded by The New York Times as "an art school take on girl group soul." Since their recent debut, Lucius has become a quick favorite of XPN listeners, and makes an exciting and much anticipated addition to this year's lineup.
Four-piece folk-rock group Houndmouth has a soulful flair and an amazing layered sound that any listener could get into. Band members Katie Toupin, Matt Myers, Zak Appleby, and Shane Cody all like to sing - and they often sing together, layering vocals on top of heavy bass lines and skillful guitar riffs to create unique, toe-tapping songs.
Marian Hill is Jeremy Lloyd (production and writing) and Samantha Gongol (vocals and writing), a new electronic duo from Philadelphia. Combining influences ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to Drake, the duo forge a unique electro/R&B sound with blues and jazz influences.