Nahko And Medicine For The People
Gearing up for their "Make A Change Spring 2016 Tour" the band, who put on one of the most uniquely spirited shows around, will be on the road for close to a month concentrating mostly in the Midwest, South and Northeast. Fans will get the opportunity to hear songs from the upcoming album HOKA.
It's been three years since the Los Angeles, California-based Nahko and Medicine for The People's last record, Dark As Night. That release reached No. 4 on Billboard's Top Alternative New Album, No. 6 on the Heatseekers album chart, No. 36 on the Top Independent Album chart, and No. 7 in Australia on Triple J's Top 10 Roots Albums of 2013. Nahko and Medicine for The People gathered more members of their global tribe of like-minded fans as they spread their powerful and impactful musical message on tour with such acts as Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd, SOJA, and Trevor Hall, and on festivals including Outside Lands, Electric Forest, Wanderlust, Bumbershoot, California Roots Music Festival, Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival, and many more.
Critics have praised the group's worldly blend of rock, hip-hop, and alt-folk. OC Weekly called the group - which also includes Chase Makai (lead guitar), Justin Chittams (drums), Pato (bass and kora), Tim Snider (violin) and Max Ribner (horns), "empowering" and "powerful. "The Huffington Post called Dark As Night "beautiful and stirring," and compared Nahko to Bob Marley and a "musical prophet."