Voodoo Visionary

Let us funk your soul

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Biography

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Voodoo Visionary’s improvisational funk dance music delicately balances a tight, grooving rhythm section with diverse and dexterous keys and masterful guitar licks to create a sound the group calls psychofunk. Influenced by a wide array of artists such as Parliament Funkadelic, the Meters, the Grateful Dead, and Talking Heads, Voodoo Visionary has a uniquely blended sound that’s guaranteed to put the 'oogie in yo boogie.

The band consists of Dennis Dowd (keys), Jimmy Lynch (bass), Scott MacDonald (vocals), Mac Schmitz (drums), and Mike Wilson (guitar). Over the past 11 years, these players have built a unique chemistry that allows for exceptional improvisation during live shows and relaxed and creative songwriting sessions. Jose Rivera (percussion), Martin Anderson (saxophone), and Ben Otieno (trumpet) are frequent collaborators and performers with Voodoo Visionary.

Voodoo Visionary released their debut album, Spirit of the Groove in March 2015 and their sophomore album Off The Ground in February 2017. Over the past two years, while playing across the country, the band has shared the stage with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe featuring Jimmy Herring, TAUK, Col. Bruce Hampton, DJ Logic, Zach Deputy, Earphunk, Roosevelt Collier, Jerry Joseph, The Main Squeeze, Futurebirds and more. In May 2015, they made their major festival debut at Counterpoint Music Festival near Rome, GA. Since then, they have excelled further into the national music scene with festival performances at Suwannee Hulaween, Sweetwater 420 Fest, Imagine Festival, Purple Hatters Ball, Funk Fest, Great Outdoors Jam, Hookahville, and Backwoods Music Festival.

Quotes:

"A mix  of psychedelic southern funk, Michigan soul, and Gulf Coast flavor." - Relix

"Voodoo Visionary synthesizes elements of funk, jazz, disco, and rock 'n' roll into their unique improvisational sound." - Live For Live Music

"Vooodoo Visionary is the next generation of Atlanta funk bands." - Seth Weiner, Inside Out WTNS

“If this band had been around in the early ‘70s out of Atlanta, they would surely have been scooped up in a heartbeat by Capricorn Records... Repeated listenings reveal layer upon layer of elements. This is simply a superb recording, in terms of composition, performance, and sound.”
– Scott Hopkins, MusicFestNews.com

“Spirit of the Groove refuses to confine the band to a single genre and takes listeners on an adventure through sound and time... Voodoo Visionary has embraced and harnessed this epic blend [of influences], resulting in a truly amazing studio record.”
– Randy Harris, Live Music Daily

“While genre conventions are clearly upheld, driving rhythms, blistering lead guitar, and gospelesque lyrics, Voodoo Visionary escape the generic and create their own space, capitalizing on what works within funk as a genre… Voodoo Visionary maintains the spirit of bump and sway in an otherwise monolithic universe of EDM. Before robots usurped dance music, this was what you dropped doses to. This is what outer space looked like from fifty thousand feet.”
– Jon Litten, The Artifact Magazine

Press

July 19, 2017 - Live For Live Music - Podcast Interview and Collaboration with DJ Logic

March 1, 2017 - Live For Live Music - Pro Shot Footage From Sold Out Album Release Party

December 27, 2016 - Live For Live Music - "Hero On The Horizon" Sing Me A Story Charity Effort

November 16, 2016 - Live For Live Music - "Hold Tight" Single Release, Variety Playhouse with TAUK

April 22, 2016 - Atlanta Business Chronicle - Sweetwater 420 Fest Interview

August 18, 2015 - MusicFestNews.com - On The Rise Profile

April 11, 2015 - MusicFestNews.com

 March 14, 2015 - Distopia Music

March 13, 2015 - Live Music Daily

March 9, 2015 - Alpharetta - Roswell Revue and News

March 6, 2015 - Live Music Daily

February 12, 2015 - DubEra.com

December 11, 2014 - The Artifact Magazine

August 18, 2014 - The Milton Herold

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Tour Dates

September 21         Good 'Ol Days Bar and Grill                                                           Cumming, GA

October 4-6            Seeds of Sound (Voodoo & Friends set)                                         Sparta, GA

October 13 Martin’s Jackson, MS

October 17 Pisgah Brewery Black Mountain, NC

October 18 The Blind Tiger Greensboro, NC

October 19 TBA TBA

October 20 Terrapin Brewery Hop Harvest Festival Athens, GA

November 2 Good 'Ol Days Bar and Grill                                                            Cumming, GA

November 16 Charleston Pour House Chucktown Turkey Bowl Charleston, SC

November 17 The Whiskey Wilmington, NC

December 1 Barrelhouse South Savannah, GA

Past Shows of Note

August 18, 2018 The Big What?, Pittsboro, NC

August 11, 2018 Terminal West (headline), Atlanta, GA (SOLD OUT)

May 19, 2018 Terminal West, Atlanta, GA w/ BIG Something (SOLD OUT)

April 21, 2018 Brainquility Festival, Safety Harbor, FL

April 20, 2018 Aisle 5, Atlanta, GA (SOLD OUT)

March 4, 2018 Dunedin Brewery w/ Joe Marcinek Band, Dunedin, FL

March 2-3, 2018 Funk Fest 9, Punta Gorda, FL

March 1, 2018 The Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL

December 10, 2017 Ullr's Tavern, Winter Park, CO

December 9, 2017 Your Mom's House, Denver, CO

December 8, 2017 Hodi's Half Note w/ Aqueous, Fort Collins, CO

December 7, 2017 Gillie's Bar, Kearney, NE

December 6, 2017 Reverb Lounge w/ Aqueous, Omaha, NE

December 5, 2017 Iowa City Yach Club, Iowa City, IA

November 16, 2017 Thankful Feast - The 5 Spot w/Dynamo & The Fritz, Nashville, TN

October 28, 2017 Suwannee Hulaween, Live Oak, FL

October 25, 2017 The 40 Watt Club w/ Spafford, Athens, GA

October 24, 2017 Visulite Theater w/ Spafford, Charlotte, NC

October 5, 2017 Dunedin Brewery Oktobeerfest, Dunedin, FL

September 19, 2017 City Winery Atlanta History of Funk set with special guests DJ Logic, Jim Loughlin, Nicha Hilliard, Donna Hopkins, Joe Marcinek, Ruby Velle, and more, Atlanta, GA

September 2, 2017 Sierra Nevada Brewing, Fletcher, NC

August 20, 2017 Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY

August 19, 2017 Radio Bean, Burlington, VT

August 18, 2017 The Perfect Wife, Manchester, VT

August 17, 2017 Arlene's Grocery, New York, NY

August 16, 2017 Gaffney's, Saratoga Springs, NY

July 7, 2017 Aisle 5 (SOLD OUT), Atlanta, GA

May 27, 2017 The Den at The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA

May 26, 2017 Kiva, San Marcos, TX

May 25, 2017 Green Elephant, San Marcos, TX

May 23, 2017 Cervantes Other Side, Denver, CO

May 21, 2017 Your Mom's House, Denver, CO

May 20, 2017 Upslope Get Down, Boulder, CO

May 19, 2017 Ullrs, Winter Park, CO

May 18, 2017 Owsley's, Boulder, CO

May 13, 2017 Mom's Place, Chicago, IL

May 12, 2017 Tonic Room, Chicago, IL

May 11, 2017 Alchemy Rising, Medina, OH

May 5, 2017 CukoRakko Music Festival, Steele, AL

May 4, 2017 CukoRakko Music Festival, Steele, AL

April 22, 2017 Sweetwater 420 Fest, Atlanta, GA

March 31, 2017 Zydeco, Birmingham, AL

March 30, 2017 The Cotton Club at The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA

March 18, 2017 Revelry Room, Chattanooga, TN

March 17, 2017 Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN

March 16, 2017 Preservation Pub, Knoxville, TN

March 4, 2017 Funk Fest, Punta Gorda, FL

March 3, 2017 Funk Fest, Punta Gorda, FL

February 18, 2017 The One Stop (SOLD OUT), Asheville, NC

February 17, 2017 Aisle 5 (SOLD OUT), Atlanta, GA

February 11, 2017 Workplay Theater, Birmingham, AL

December 3, 2016 Terminal West w/ Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Jimmy Herring (SOLD OUT), Atlanta, GA

November 20, 2016 Zen Awakening, Orlando, FL

November 18, 2016 Variety Playhouse w/ TAUK (SOLD OUT), Atlanta, GA

October 29, 2016 Scarendipity, Atlanta, GA

September 3, 2016 Newby's, Memphis, TN

September 2, 2016 Backwoods Music Festival, Stroud, OK

September 1, 2016 Hookahville, Pataskala, OH

August 31, 2016 Scarlet & Grey, Columbus, OH

August 28, 2016 Imagine Festival, Atlanta, GA

July 2, 2016 The Great Outdoors Jam, Mount Dora, FL

July 1, 2016 The Great Outdoors Jam, Mount Dora, FL

June 25, 2016 The Funky Buddah, Boca Raton, FL

June 17, 2016 Purple Hatters Ball, Live Oak, FL

April 24, 2016 Sweetwater 420 Fest, Atlanta, GA

April 23, 2016 Sweetwater Family & Friends VIP Party, Atlanta, GA