June 9th, 2022 9:30pm Stage 2
Circus Mind is a New York-based rock outfit and the brainchild of ringleader Mark Rechler. They are entering their twentieth year and are soon to release their third album Joy Machine, a delightful mashup of the retro sounds of ’70s rock and funk with N’awlins swamp rock mixed with late-Beatles pop. Circus Mind's current line-up includes Mark Rechler on Keys and Vocals, Chris Crosby on Bass, David Berg on Guitar, Steve Finkelstein on Percussion and Dan Roth on Drums. The band is able to daringly swing from jazzy grooves to reggae roots then shoot out of a canon into rock without missing a beat. Their last release “Silver Flower” was voted Best Indie Album of 2006 by Newsday and put a modern take on influences such as Traffic, Steely Dan, Little Feat, and Mott the Hoople while mixing in NoLa vibe influences like Dr. John, The Meters and The Neville Brothers. The last Circus Mind single “Jazzfest Time” was released one year ago as an ode to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Circus Mind is quite versatile and has opened for national acts (Toots & The Maytals, The Neville Brothers, The Radiators) and had many notable guests sit in on their recordings and live performances (Soulive, Rebirth Brass Band, Cyril Neville).