Bluesfest welcomes Snarky Puppy, this once Texan, now New York based quasi-collective in their Bluesfest debut. Snarky Puppy has gone from the best kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Snarky Puppy seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical or most carefree audience. This convergence of musicians from white and black America have performed regularly with artists like Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kirk Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Roy Hargrove, and Marcus Miller among others.
Snarky Puppy is led by bassist/guitarist/composer/arranger Michael League, whose creative grass roots approach to a tougher than ever industry has created a new model for independent artists.