Nahko And Medicine For The People Sign To SideOneDummy Records – Madison Theater On 5/6

Nahko And Medicine For The People
Nahko And Medicine For The People

Nahko And Medicine For The People with Kim Churchill
Madison Theater, 730 Madison Ave, Covington, KY
7:30pm doors, 8:30pm show, Buy Tickets

After announcing a North American tour a few weeks ago Nahko and Medicine for The People are excited to announce that they’ve signed with LA-based SideOneDummy Records.  Nahko explains that the label’s encouragement of creative freedom and process is what makes the label such a good fit.

Nahko is also excited to share the “Getting To Know Nahko” video where he gives a primer on the origin of his name and unique views on music.

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.”

Below are the dates for Nahko and Medicine For The People “Make A Change” tour:
April 22          Asheville, NC             New Mountain Theatre *
April 23          Wilmington, NC          Greenfield Lake Amphitheater *
April 24          Atlanta, GA                Sweetwater 420 Festival
April 25          Charleston, SC           The Pour House *
April 26          Charleston, SC           The Pour House *
April 28          Nashville, TN             Mercy Lounge *
April 29          St. Louis, MO             The Pageant *
April 30          Lawrence, KS             Liberty Hall *
May 1             Columbia, MO           The Blue Note *
May 3             Madison, WI              Majestic Live *
May 4             Madison, WI              Majestic Live *
May 5             Bloomington, IL         The Castle Theatre *
May 6             Covington, KY            Madison Theater *
May 7             Garrettsville, OH        Nelson Ledges Quarry *
May 11           Burlington, VT           Higher Ground *
May 12           Burlington, VT           Higher Ground *
May 13           New Haven, CT         Toad’s Place *
May 14           Boston, MA               Paradise Rock Club *
May 15           Brooklyn, NY             Brooklyn Bowl *
May 18           Millvale, PA               Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 19           Bloomington, IN        Bluebird
May 21           Gulf Shores, AL         Hangout Music Festival
  • with Kim Churchill supporting