Unaka Prong & Twisted River Junction
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About The Event
The music is based in a multitude of genres, but most directly pulls from jazz, prog rock, funk, reggae, and the blues.
“Unaka Prong ‘mixes a variety of genres that embody classic acts like Phish and Steely Dan,’ says keyboardist Chris Pope. ‘We like to challenge the music by pushing the boundaries of what is considered ‘pop’ by mixing it with jazz influences, which is where a lot of our fusion sound originates.’ Hargett said. Sale, the band’s bassist, writes songs rooted in complex music theory, like ‘Crunch Berries,’ Sale said those types of songs are some of the most crazy and enjoyable to play. ‘Jonathan is like the mad man in the best sense possible,’ Pope said. ‘He has an incredible ear for perfecting parts of a song that are rendered unfinished or dissonant.’ Inspiration for Unaka Prong spans from various outlets, usually dependent on the person composing the song. ‘Daniel brings a more folky, rocky and all around badass nature to the vocals and guitar,’ Pope said. ‘The songs that John writes embody a Beatle-esque tone.’ The band members’ close relationship is evident through their effortless vibe when jamming together. Songs like ‘Truffle Shuffle’ showcase the band’s ability to elegantly change meter. When playing live, Unaka Prong is no stranger to improvising on stage.