After already announcing three bands for their 2022 line-up (King’s X, Lobate Scarp and Ten Jinn, for any of you who may have missed previous announcements), RoSFest has added another name to the bill: Robert Berry’s 3.2. This new addition seems to suggest that the new Board of Directors is definitely out to make quite an impression in its mission to steer the Rites of Spring Festival forward into the future.
Guitarist, vocalist and record producer, Robert Berry, released the album The Rules Have Changed under the name of 3.2 in 2018. Initially a project embarked upon with Keith Emerson as a follow-up to the 1988 album To The Power Of Three by 3, Berry was, alas, left to complete the album on his own following Emerson’s death in 2016.
The recent 2021 release, Third Impression, albeit considered more of a solo album, ends quite fittingly, with the superb track, Never, the last song Berry wrote with Keith Emerson, a touching tribute to one of the world’s finest keyboard players.
The 3.2 live line-up features Robert Berry on bass and lead vocals, Paul Keller on guitars, Andrew Colyer on keyboards and Jimmy Keegan on drums.
Melodic Revolution Records (MRR) outfit, Ten Jinn, are confirmed to play RoSFest 2022.
Formed in 1991 by John Paul Strauss, this neoclassical-progressive rock band has a vast array of sounds and nuances in its musical palette; expertly blended they create wide soundscapes in an extraordinary range of styles combined with careful attention to detail. Their catalogue of five studio albums, including a tribute to the late and great David Bowie, is set to be extended by two new releases in the not too distant future; Aradis, due out late 2021 – early 2022, and Worlds: the Four Worlds of the Hopi (release date still to be announced).
Ten Jinn will be one of four bands playing on Saturday, April 16th at the Sarasota Opera House as part of the 18th edition of this much-loved festival.
We are accepting submissions from musicians who would like to be a “Minstrel in the Garden” and perform a 1-hour acoustic set in the Sarasota Opera House Beer Garden in between scheduled RoSFest sets. We’ll provide the sound and even a space to sell your merch and add a tip jar.
Interested? Please send us a short bio, photograph, and a link to your music to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject space type “Minstrel”
Please note, this is a volunteer position. You must already be in the Sarasota area, or willing to travel at your own expense.
*The Beer Garden is open to the general public, not just festival patrons.
Having wrapped up his 36-year career as a battalion chief/firefighter in the western states, Asad has now embarked upon a new chapter delving into the many facets of the music industry.
After volunteering at Progstock and touring with Randy McStine when he opened for The Pineapple Thief on their first US tour, Asad has developed a deep desire to continue touring with artists, bringing with him his undeniable work ethic and providing the best customer service to both fans and the artists with whom he works.
In his spare time, Asad loves to rescue dogs and also founded a Non-Profit called, “Project Enlighten” that creates educational opportunities for children in developing countries.
In a nutshell: Philanthropist. Firefighter. Adventure traveler. Bringing order to chaos through compassionate leadership.
Jeff has been an avid music fan the majority of his life. His first introductions to music were through his parents and included the works of Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and Dixieland Jazz bands. He learned to “crank up” the stereo when his parents brought home their first console stereo and played Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture (Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra) at 11! Is it any wonder that his love of music is so varied? He has been a season ticket holder to the Santa Fe Opera, has attended more Grateful Dead shows than he can count, travels long distances for shows (yup even crossing the pond a time or two) and has been a regular on the Prog festival circuit. He and his signature “gig hat” have been attending RoSfest since 2013 where he found a family, he didn’t know existed…
Typically (when not attending a show somewhere) you can find Jeff at home with The Lovely Miss Barbara (TLMB) and Val and Princie, The Studio n Dogs, working on his passions. He and TLMB operate Farming Artists; their homestead where they are continually working on projects related to food and sustainability. They mix old world techniques with modern technologies and train others to take care of themselves in these ways. He has also been an artist his whole life operating Pisces Moon Studios since 1998.
Jeff is excited to be an official part of the RoSfest crew. Keeping the dream of great live music alive in what ever small way he can and helping to bring more sonic joy into your ears.