Voodoo Visionary LIVE @ Pisgah Brewing Co. 10-17-2018
Voodoo Visionary is an improvisational funk/dance band from Atlanta, GA. A delicate balance of a tight rhythm section featuring deep grooving bass and funky drum beats paired with keys that will unlock your heart, masterful guitar licks, and electrifying solos create a sound the group calls psychofunk. Influenced by a wide array of artists such as Parliament Funkadelic, the Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, and Medeski Martin and Wood, Voodoo Visionary has a uniquely blended sound that’s guaranteed to put the ‘oogie in yo boogie.
The band is made up of Dennis Dowd (keys), Vanessa Graniero (vocals), Jimmy Lynch (bass), Scott MacDonald (vocals), Mac Schmitz (drums), and Mike Wilson (guitar). Mike, Mac and Jimmy have been jamming together for over 8 years, during which time they built a unique chemistry that allows for exceptional improvisation during live shows. Scottie Mac joined the group in July 2013 as the lead vocalist and Voodoo Visionary began writing new music and playing shows immediately. Dowd joined the band in March 2014 providing a missing link that enhanced the band’s unique sound, and the group has taken off around the Atlanta music scene. Graniero is the newest member of the group, providing her vocal talent that takes the music to the next level.
Voodoo Visionary closed out their inaugural year in 2013 by performing on New Year’s Eve with Zach Deputy. They have also shared the stage with acts such as Col. Bruce Hampton, Full Service, and Futurebirds and performed at the RAW Artists Atlanta showcase in September 2014 held at Terminal West. In October, the band made a live radio and TV appearance on WUGA’s It’s Friday program. They released their debut album, “Spirit of the Groove” at their show at Smith’s Olde Bar March 12, 2015.