Performing Arts - Music | August 3 | 4:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
The Ocean Beach, California-based band formed by multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has matured into a versatile musical ensemble consisting of drummer Ryan Rymo Moran; percussionist Oguer OG Ocon; saxophonist Daniel Dela Delacruz; keyboardist Paul Wolstencroft; trumpet and trombone player Andy Geib, and an arsenal of guests that frequent the stage, most notably Karl Denson (Rolling Stones/Greyboy Allstars), Don Carlos, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) and Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band).
The bands prolific 2017 schedule has included international shows in South America, Australia, England and the Netherlands, in addition to the 30+ national headlining dates that encompassed the bands annual outdoor amphitheater tour, titled Sounds Of Summer 2017, ranking in Pollstars Top 100 Global Tours of Summer 2017. In December 2017, the genre-mashing outfit will host its 4th annual Closer To The Sun festival, a four day gathering of music in an intimate all inclusive setting for their hardest core fans and favorite hand selected talent, taking place on the sand in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, amidst the spiritual Mayan Peninsula. The Closer To The Sun festival also represents Slightly Stoopids philanthropic side, as the event helps to raise funds for the non-profit charity, Positive Legacy.
Additionally, Slightly Stoopid has generously supported the pediatric cancer organizations Grind For Life and the Sheckler Foundation by teaming with the legendary skateboarder Danny Way for a limited edition custom skate deck/CD fundraising project. Also, the 2017 animated video for their recent single One Bright Day (featuring singer Angela Hunte), included an on-line auction component utilizing limited edition handpainted canvases used in the video. The effort helped to provide light to 4 villages associated with the Global Brightlight Foundation, a charitable organization for providing third world villages in need of solar power.
Recently Slightly Stoopid also churned out its second live webcast performance with music legend Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) at his TRI Studios complex, a session that yielded live versions of Grateful Deads Franklins Tower and Princes Purple Rain (the latter recorded at the respectful request of Weir on the morning that witnessed the legends unanticipated passing).
An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, Slightly Stoopid, now in their second decade of making music, continues to manufacture an energizing and multifaceted sound that has been described as a spiritual bath of positive party energy. Look for new music from the band in 2018