“Beautiful & Stirring” – Huffington post
“All of his songs are not only inspirational but relatable” – Shailene Woodley (Actress, The Descendants/The Fault in Our Stars)
Supported by Mike Love at Sydney and Brisbane Shows.
Supported by Yirrmal at Melbourne show.
Bluesfest Touring welcomes back World/Folk/Hip-Hop/Rock music collective Nahko and Medicine for the People, who will be sharing their spiritual, socially conscious message through amazing music with their fervent ‘tribe’, as they call their fans.
A multi-instrumentalist who considers himself a citizen in service to the planet, armed with stories, a guitar, and a fierce set of ideals, Nahko Bear leads the popular group responsible for loved songs such as ‘Manifesto II’, ‘Black as Night’ & ‘Budding Trees’ from the 2013 album Dark As Night, which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Alternative Album chart & No. 6 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.
Inspired by vagabond Americana musicians and storytellers like Conor Oberst and Bob Dylan, and the world-bridging power of music fashioned by Bob Marley, Nahko started playing piano at the age of six, left home as a teenager in search of adventure and self-discovery, and has since been travelling the world spreading the message of social and political change.
Nahko and Medicine For The People are involved in numerous charity and community initiatives, such as ‘Kiss the Ground’ soil restoration program, Climate Change awareness group 350.org, sustainable farming, and appear at countless fundraising and benefit concerts.
Australia will be jumping when Nahko and Medicine for the People take to the stage with their unrelentingly positive, energetic show and infectious message of good-will.
ALSO APPEARING AT BYRON BAY BLUESFEST
Mike Love: Mike will be bringing his inspiring show, complete with loop pedals & incredible layered sounds, along with material from his new album Love Will Find A Way to Bluesfest, and we know you’re going to love him (pun intended…)!