A true groove machine, DAGNASTERPUS, fell out of the mind of road warrior and music composer, Tree Adams. Adams is the former front man of the New York City jam band, The Hatters, and most recently known for his work scoring films and television series such as ‘The 100,’ ‘Californication,’ ‘Legends’ and ‘NCIS New Orleans.’
DAGNASTERPUS is an amorphous organism comprised of trumpeter, Jordan Katz (DeLa Soul, Method Man & Lucinda Williams), saxophonist, David Ralicke (Beck, Ziggy Marley & Macy Gray) and trombonist Shaunte Palmer (Earth, Wind & Fire & Kamasi Washington). Bassist, Ethan Phillips (DeLaSoul, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon). Drummers: Yayo Morales (Rita Marley) and Michael Jerome (Blind Boys of Alabama, Me’shell Ndgeocehllo) along with James Brack (background vocals, keyboards and percussion). Joey Massari (keyboards) and Andy Schuyler (guitar).
DAGNASTERPUS’ songs are rife with fun imagery – and occasionally the twisted. There’s always some slinky blues and funk in there and Adams is apt to take a wailing guitar solo now and again. Lots a swampy slide and grit… DAGNASTERPUS tears it up with a feeling and leaves it truly all out on the stage.
Special Composer Interview with Tree Adams and performance by DAGNASTERPUS are scheduled for Monday, December 10 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at The Mint LA located at 6010 West Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035.