Like Pitchfork said: “The Donkeys are a Californian band through and through. There’s no escaping it. A four-piece from San Diego, they’ve spent the past few years developing a close relationship to distinctly homegrown source materials, bridging the gap between the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, and the Grateful Dead.”
With no formal musical background, Laila Nur played her first show in 2010 just months after teaching herself to play guitar and sing. Five years later, she is one of North Carolina’s most exciting emerging artists, with her inventive and intuitive approach to guitar, and charged lyrical content. Playing hints of folk, funk, soul, rock, and blues, this solo artist has gained a dedicated following.
Some years ago, The Genuine was born when husband and wife Matthew Allivato and Katelyn Allivato wrote their first song together entitled "The Spinning." In August of 2012, Devin Forkel added percussion, and not long thereafter, The Genuine grew again with the addition of Gunnar Nagle on guitar and vocals. The band commits to "bend and grow with every song we sing."