Artist Spotlight: Santa Cruz Hemp Allstars

7 Sep



The Santa Cruz Hemp Allstar are possibly one of the greatest super-jam groups every conceived. The band consists of David Murphy (Sound Tribe Sector 9) on bass, Jeffree Lerner (Sound Tribe Sector 9) on percussion/effects, Zach Velmer (Sound Tribe Sector 9) on drums, Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits) on keyboard, Jason Concepcion (Netwerk:Electric) on guitar/effects and John Whooley (Estradasphere) on saxophone/vocals. The band is truly amazing, playing completely unrehearsed improvised jam sessions at each performance. Unfortunately, the band has only played a total of six shows since they debuted in 2001. Seeing them live would truly be an amazing experience however sadly I haven’t heard anything about them coming back together any time soon. Below I have posted a show that I converted from files I got off of archive.org. I also found an awesome video of a full Santa Cruz Hemp Allstars set from 2002 that you can check out here.

Download: Santa Cruz Hemp Allstars – Track 1

Santa Cruz Hemp Allstars – Track 2

Santa Cruz Hemp Allstars – Track 3

Santa Cruz Hemp Allstars – Track 4

Santa Cruz Hemp Allstars – Track 5

Santa Cruz Hemp Allstars – Track 6

Santa Cruz Hemp Allstars – Track 7

Santa Cruz Hemp Allstars – Track 8

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