Garcia Peoples – 2023 NMF Sycamore Sessions

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NELSONVILLE, Ohio (WOUB) – Psychedelic rock n’ roll project Garcia Peoples piqued the interest of a Sunday afternoon crowd at the 2023 Nelsonville Music Festival.

Formed in New Jersey, the six-piece band was founded by Tom Malach and Danny Arakaki, first releasing music in 2018 with their debut album Cosmic Crash (Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records).

Their 2023 Sycamore Sessions set featured a four-piece live line up including Tom Malach (guitar, lead vocals), Andy Cush (guitar, vocals), Pat Gubler (piano), and Cesar Arakaki (drums). Their seven song set included a variety of tracks from their catalog.

1. Hummingbird (unreleased) – 0:40
2. Tough Freaks (Dodging Dues) – 9:16
3. Stacy Cats (Dodging Dues) – 19:34
4. High Noon Violence (Natural Facts) – 24:40
5. False Company (Dodging Dues) – 31:41
6. A Reckoning (Nightcap at Wit’s End) – 36:44
7. Fire of the Now (Nightcap at Wit’s End) – 49:00

The Sycamore Sessions are presented by the Nelsonville Music Festival in collaboration with WOUB Public Media and the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication’s School of Media Arts and Studies. The performances were recorded and produced by Media Arts and Studies students under the supervision of Host and Director Josh Antonuccio and Associate Producers – Director of Photography Andie Walla (Media Arts and Studies Associate Professor of Instruction), Audio Supervisor Adam Rich (WOUB), and WOUB’s Arts and Culture Editor Emily Votaw. All performances took place during the 2023 Nelsonville Music Festival, which is a production of Stuart’s Opera House.