Ashley Judd was the speaker we mentioned during the podcast. Check out her amazing speech at the women’s march in DC here:
The Edjacated Phools are a 6-piece fusion band based in Baltimore, MD. Comprised of Devine Barone (drums), Tyler Garrison (bass), Nick Hatzis, (vocals) Kyle Sappington (vocals), Logan Sappington (guitar, vocals), and Ben Yancheski (keys), they combine a unique blend of rock, reggae, hip-hop, ska and punk influences into a unique sound that is truly unlike any other band. Formed in 2014, the Edjacated Phools have been making noise on the east coast with their dynamic guitar playing, smooth basslines and booming vocals, complemented with melodic keyboards, intricate leads, intense drums and hip-hop icing to complete their powerful sound. This past April, the Edjacated Phools recorded and released their EP under legendary reggae producer Jim Fox (Inner Circle, Rebelution, SOJA, The Wailers, Don Carlos) at Lion and Fox Studios in College Park, MD.
The Edjacated Phools strive to connect with people through their socially conscious, fun-loving and thought-provoking content. Even though the band is relatively young, they don’t limit their creativity, exploring new ways to relate with their audience and evolve their sound.
The band played its first show in January of 2015, and since then have had the privilege of playing as direct support to some amazing bands, including: The Expendables, Passafire, Roots Of Creation, Big Something, Higher Education, Bencoolen, Pasadena, Bumpin Uglies, Stacked Like Pancakes, The Henchmen, and Dale and the ZDubs. The band also recently had the honor of playing at the 35th Annual Artscape Festival in Baltimore, MD this past July, while organizing and curating the very first Hightopps Backstage Bash music festival in Baltimore County this past September.
The band is looking forward to releasing its first full-length LP in early 2017.