Music brings people together and transcends cultures and ages that is why we are so pleased to share the stage with these brilliant artists. From the beautiful American music of bluegrass and folk to traditional Mexican roots revival music. We have curated a live music scene that pulls in a diverse mix of authentic Northern California artists who will bring their immense talent to Ember Stomp.
Featuring intimate solo performance by Marty O’Reilly, his music is influenced by the American tradition of folk singing with a splash of blues. Engaging songs that will warm your heart and make you stomp your feet.
“I started playing music as medicine for myself to feel good and digest some melancholy. Over time, I realized if music makes me feel good, the people around me who become a part of it will feel good too. It connects us on the same wavelength. I hope to give the world something real and refreshing.”Marty O’Reilly
Element Brass Band
The Element Brass Band is known for their energetic and lively performances that make it impossible not to dance along. Element Brass Band is the premier brass band in Sacramento, CA and one of the only truly authentic second line bands on the West Coast!
When Sacramento trumpeter Ryan Robertson traveled to New Orleans, LA in 2010, he knew that he had found a new home and calling. Robertson immersed himself in New Orleans’ rich culture and became fascinated with the local music, finding work playing in several local brass bands. When Robertson returned to his hometown of Sacramento, in 2011, he brought the music of New Orleans with him. He quickly rallied some of Sacramento’s top aspiring musicians, and the Element Brass Band was born. Robertson could not get New Orleans out of his blood and soon returned to the Crescent City to further his musical career, passing the bandleader torch to saxophonist Byron Colborn.
Second line music is most common in New Orleans, but with the efforts of groups like the Element Brass Band, second line is reaching appreciative audiences well beyond its traditional boundaries. Also known as E.B.B., the Element Brass Band has performed at many Festivals including the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee, the Davis Jazz Festival and the Loomis Eggplant Festival. E.B.B. has performed throughout the Sacramento area at such venues as JB’s Lounge, The Shady Lady, The Press Club, Old Ironsides, and The Torch Club.
Los Cenzontles Jóvenes
Featuring youth band Los Cenzontles Jóvenes who showcase traditional Mexican music that is truly joyful. Los Cenzontles is a band, a nonprofit organization, a music academy, a community space for youth and families, and a hub for Latino artists – all working together to amplify Mexican roots here in the Bay Area and beyond.
They produce original music, videos, and educational tools. They teach classes to hundreds of local youth in traditional Mexican music, dance, and arts and crafts. They host many popular community events throughout the year.
Locally, they are a second home for many families and are a long-standing leader in the Mexican roots revival here in the United States.
AJ Lee & Blue Summit
AJ Lee and Blue Summit made their first appearance in Santa Cruz in 2015. Led by singer, songwriter, and mandolinist, AJ Lee, the bluegrass band has performed all over the world but finds home in California’s Bay Area. Drawing from influences such as country, soul, swing, rock, and jam music, the band uses the lens of bluegrass as a vessel through which to express and explore the thread that binds and unifies all great music. Listen here.