Animal Liberation Orchestra: Feel-Good Jams
Drawing from their training in the classics, jazz, pop and funk, the four members of Animal Liberation Orchestra strive to make creative, upbeat, ever-evolving music. Their feel-good California vibe and their quirky, engaging live shows have made ALO a rising star in jam-band circles.
ALO was born from a string of mostly unsuccessful bands playing in the San Francisco Bay Area throughout the '90s. It wasn't until 2002 — when college friends and bandmates Zach Gills, Dan Lebowitz, Steve Adams and David Brogan pared the band down from a nine-piece to a quartet — that ALO began to attract national attention. In 2005, the band released a well-received EP and joined Jack Johnson on tour. Johnson signed the group to his own Brushfire Records, and ALO released its first full-length, Fly Between Falls, in April 2006. The disc experiments with the band's unique sound, incorporating jazz, reggae, soul and even a little bit of Latin music.
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