Our excitement has been growing for months as Rich Ruoff – the director of The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival – has slowly revealed the lineup for the February 26-28 music festival in downtown Lancaster. Roots and Blues – now in its third year – features more than 70 local and nationally touring bands. With so many bands to check out in three days, you obviously won’t be able to catch them all, but over the next couple weeks, we’ll be highlighting a few bands you should make sure to see.
The Chicago-based seven-piece psychedelic nu-soul group The O’My’s take the golden sounds of legendary Windy City singers like Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield and mix in some modern Chi-town hip-hop inspired by artists like Chance the Rapper (check out the soulful track “Wonder Years” for a Chance cameo) to create music that lives up to the weight of the city they represent.
The O’My’s released their four-track EP Keeping the Faith in early 2015. Check out our interview with lead singer and guitarist Maceo Haymes and keyboardist Nick Hennessey here.
There are lots of great late-night options closing out Day 2 of the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival on Saturday, February 27 (including Selwyn Birchwood at the Elks Lodge) but you should make sure to catch The O’My’s set at midnight at The Village (205 N. Christian St.). Order tickets here or call 1-800-838-3006.
The O’My’s – “Let it Rain”
Who are you looking forward to seeing at the Lancaster Roots & Blues Festival?