Management & Booking

Crooked Tree Creative

Email: dutcher@crookedtreecreate.com

© 2020 by Earth Radio.

MANAGEMENT:

Elle Lively - Crooked Tree Creative

elle@crookedtreecreate.com

 

BOOKING:

Dutcher Snedeker– Crooked Tree Creative

dutcher@crookedtreecreate.com

CONTACT THE BAND:

earthradiobooking@gmail.com

BIO:

Earth Radio is a future soul group based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band formed in 2017 when bass player Justin Avdek brought these unique West Michigan musicians together for a spontaneous recording collaboration, which turned into a progressive project that takes neo-soul to a new level. Their sound combines the unexpected creativity of Hiatus Kaiyote, coupled with the soulful vocals reminiscent of Erkah Badu to create a sound unlike anything you’ve heard before. You’ll hear elements of funk, rock, soul, and progressive jazz melded together into a sound that is uniquely, Earth Radio. 

 

Earth Radio has shared the stage with The Accidentals, Joe Hertler, Last Gasp Collective, Jackie Venson, Minor Element, Afro Zuma, Outer Vibe, Lipstick Jodi, Desmond Jones, and more nationally touring artists. Their ability to collaborate as multi-instrumentalists leaves room for infinite possibility. 

 

Since the release of their self-titled album, Earth Radio, in March 2018, their music has been well received by musical lovers from all genres, hitting the top of the charts as WYCE’s most played album. The excitement continues and the band was awarded “Emerging Artist of The Year” and “Best Jazz Album of 2018” at the 20th WYCE Jammie Awards. In 2019, Earth Radio released their sophomore record, “Mother’s Breath”, which earned them the Critics Choice Award and “Best Jazz Album of 2019” at the 21st WYCE Jammie Awards

 

The current members of Earth Radio are Justin Avdek (bass and effects), Travis Swanson (guitar), Hannah Laine (vocals and piano), Dutcher Snedeker (keyboards and synth), and Madison George (drums and percussion). 

 

Earth Radio is currently recording their next record at Third Coast Recording Co., set for release in summer 2020.

EARTH RADIO HAS PLAYED WITH:

  • FLEXADECIBEL

  • DANDU

  • THE OUTER VIBE

  • JACKIE VENSON

  •  BENJAMAN JAMES

  • LUSHH

  • THE ZANNIES

  • AVIATIONS 

  • LAST GASP COLLECTIVE

  • MINOR ELEMENT

  • BONZO TERKS

  • FREE HAT

  • BLACK NOTE GRAFFITI

  • CROOKED HEART  

  • IVERSON

  • JOE HERTLER & THE RAINBOW SEEKERS

  • MARK LAVENGOOD 

  • AFRO ZUMA

  • TINY TREE

  • SAJTAAK

  • THE ACCIDENTALS

  • LIPSTICK JODI

  • ON THE SUN

  • AFTER OURS

  • LADY ACE BOOGIE

  • DESMOND JONES

  • PADDLEBOTS

  • BIOMASSIVE

  • PATTY PERSHAYLA & THE MAYHAPS

  • MAX LOCKWOOD

  • SANDRA EFFERT

  • JORDAN HAMILTON

  • SCOTT PELLEGROM TRIO

AWARDS:

  • 20th Annual WYCE Jammie Awards - BEST JAZZ ALBUM 2018

  • 2019 Local Spins Emerging Artist Award

  • 21st Annual WYCE Jammie Awards - BEST JAZZ ALBUM 2019

  • 21st Annual WYCE Jammie Awards - CRITICS CHOICE AWARD

 

Mother's Breath can be found on Spotify, Amazon, ITunes, CDbaby, Bandcamp, & www.earthradiomusic.com/listen

MUSIC: 

Earth Radio performs original music that extracts essences of many different genres including Neo-Soul, Jazz, Funk, Hip Hop, Metal, Rock, and R&B. Due to their wide influence in music, the group has identified the most with the genre “Future-Soul.” The band formed in August 2017 for the production of their debut, self-titled album Earth Radio. In just two weeks, they wrote and recorded 10 songs, one of which was nominated for Song of The Year in the 2019 Jammie Awards (Mall Walkin'). The following year, they released their second album, titled Mother’s Breath toured around Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio, and played at 8 Michigan music festivals. Members of Earth Radio are currently gearing up to record their third album at Third Coast Recording Studios, which is expected to be released sometime this year. Although it is difficult to define the music produced by Earth Radio, one can expect a soul-filled experience, journeying through the dimensions of sound and mind.

PRESS:

"Earth Radio is a thing that is very hard to create in 2019: a whole new sound under the sun. Cutting-edge jazz grooves collide with deep soul and rock attitude, creating a sound as legit as any cerebral head-trip ensemble but as enjoyable as any corner bar cover band. This is what your head echoes with, if you're lucky... We’re thrilled to have these talented musicians back to the Earthwork Farm!" - EARTHWORK HARVEST GATHERING 9.3.19  CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

 

“Funky and free, Earth Radio flexes its musical muscles on “Mother’s Breath.” A true sonic journey that takes the listener for a mystic ride whether they’re ready or not, the band is clearly making exactly what they want to hear: long songs, extended instrumentals and Hannah Laine’s stratospheric lead vocals charting course for the moon or beyond. From the opening title track (a nine-minute excursion), the group’s instrumental agility is certain, and their range of musical acrobatics are showcased seamlessly. A couple of tracks later, “Go” infuses a bevy of world percussion alongside elements of jazz for a luxurious track. Laine sings like a colorful bird on the highest limb of a spring-bound tree. This band is poised for a long career, and they show no signs of slowing down anytime soon. For that we’re thankful.” -  RICKY OLMOS LOCAL SPINS 7.25.19  CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

 

“The Grand Rapids band’s unique studio debut and robust live shows have turned heads and brought a fresh light to the region’s music scene. That’s why Earth Radio has been named the Local Spins Emerging Artist of the Year for 2018.”

– JOHN SINKEVICS LOCAL SPINS 2.8.19   CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE

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