Monday, June 17th: EARTH RADIO
Earth Radio is a future soul quintet based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Their sound is a unique blend of jazz, neo-soul, funk, hip-hop, and rock with a theatrical spin and delicate ambient side. The band formed in August 2017 when bass player Justin Avdek brought these unique West Michigan musicians together for a spontaneous recording collaboration, which took place in the cozy basement of his parents’ log cabin in Muskegon. Their artistic exploration approach to writing left members without expectation of the sound that would be created. Since the release of their self-titled album in March 2018, their music has been well received by the community, hitting the top of the charts as WYCE’s most played album. The excitement continued throughout the year and the band was awarded “Emerging Artist of The Year” and “Best Jazz Album of 2018” for the 2019 Jammie Awards. The current members of Earth Radio are Justin Avdek (bass/effects), Hannah Laine (vox, piano), Dutcher Snedeker (keyboards, synth), Madison George (drums/percussion), and Travis Swanson (guitar).
Their newest album, “Mother’s Breath,” was recently added to WYCE’s library.