Fresh Hops 15 Day Midwest Tour July 10-24
Midwest – Fresh Hops is a 4 piece original jam band from Northwest Indiana. The band formed in March 2008 as a musical improvisational outlet among friends with Stephan Cook on violin and vocals, Ian Gill on bass and vocals, Kevin Mardirosian on drums, and Joseph Marcinek on guitar and vocals. Now, Fresh Hops has evolved into a captivating, high energy live act. The group has seen numerous line ups and instrumentations that have led to an eclectic mix of sounds and atmospheres. As writers and performers Fresh Hops constantly blurs the lines between genres and style, often during the course of a single song. That “anything goes” attitude has translated to a stage show that remains fresh and fun from show to show. The realization that jazz, classic soul, bluegrass, classical, metal and progressive jam rock can all shake hands and play nice has guided them to create remarkable tunes from an ever-expanding palette.
Fresh Hops will be taking their signature sound out on the road to Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, Kansas, and Illinois.
Watch some videos and check out tracks from the studio album:
Read the Northwest Indiana Times’ Tom Lounges‘ article selecting “Everyone Act Normal” as the Region’s Best Album of the Year for 2014.
Listen to a sampling of live tracks on archive.org:
For more information about Fresh Hops check out their website and Reverbnation for more information: