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Sometimes inspiration strikes from the immersion of living in a far away place. Sometimes, inspiration
stems from a place that everyone can relate to, but maybe no one’s actually been. This is the music of
The Hip Abduction, the vibrant St. Petersburg, FL-based collective that formed over a mutual appreciation
for West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music.
The Hip Abduction began through informal jam sessions and quickly coalesced into a sound that attracted
national attention. For Gold Under the Glow, the band’s 2016 third full album release, THA engage an
indie pop acumen alongside a highly emotive and roots driven sound.
The Hip Abduction featuring David New (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Powers (bass), Dave Johnson
(baritone and tenor sax), Sean Fote (keyboards), Matt Poynter (drums, vocals) and John Holt III (kamale
ngoni, guitar, vocals) have shared stages with the likes of Grace Potter, Ziggy Marley, Umphrey’s McGee,
Matisyahu, Thievery Corporation, 311, Moon Taxi and more. Watch out for more festival plays in 2017
including Jam Cruise, Sweetwater 420 Fest, Summercamp, Electric Forest, FloydFest, Deep Roots
Mountain Revival, Peach Fest and more as well as coast to coast dates.