Kan'Nal is an authentic Rock & Roll band. Formed through natural evolution across 4 countries, 6 years, and 10's of thousands of miles traveled. The sound is rock & roll infused with a primal tribal core. Tribal Psychedelic Rock.
The core 5 members of Kan'Nal came together over a 2 year period between 2002 - 2004. All were on solo backpacking missions though Mexico and Central America when their paths crossed. First Lead Singer/Songwriter TZOL met TIERRO (lead guitarist) in a small town in Guatemala. Cut off from the outside world, San Marco, Atitlan was the perfect spot for the two to work on their musical direction. The 1st CD was conceived and later that year delivered in a studio in Toronto Canada.
Tzol and Tierro returned to that same town in Guatemala almost 1 year later to the day and met Rodolfo (BASS) and Teresita (Performance act/vocals) soon to be core members of the growing tribe. Later that year the 4 headed to the states for a small tour and recruited Rodolfo's life time friend Gilly Gonzalez from San Antonio, TX for drums. Aaron Jerad joined up in the Yucatan Mexico as a didgeridoo.
The band was set... Traveling by foot, hitching, car, jeep, van, bus and plane, the group has now played over 500 concerts since their inception. Highlighted by performances in the ancient Mayan city of Tikal in Guatemala, river side in the jungle palace of Palenque Mexico and high profile rock festivals across America including SXSW, High Sierra, Wakarusa, Earthdance, Burning Man and many more.
Their talent, drive and potential was recognized by Colorado producer Dik Darnell (John Denver, Earth, Wind and Fire, Caribou records) in 2005, and his contributions helped push Kan'Nal up to the next level. New CDs were made, and bigger and better tours were taken on. That same year Akayate (performance artist, dancer and costume designer) joined the crew and the bands stage presence was now at seven performers.
Today in 2007 the band Kan'Nal has a hungry passionate fan base across 15 states. Over 10,000 CD's sold, a 6000 plus true fan mailing list, and supporters from all walks of life. The group is about to launch a new CD, a DVD, and a summer tour to back both. All 100% independent. 100% authentic. 100% true to creativity. 100% passionate for music. 100% passionate for life.
2008 Tourdates - Kan'Nal
~Sunday, May 25 - Santa Barbara, CA~
Lightning in a Bottle Festival
~Friday, June 6 - Boulder, CO~
The MYTH MAGICK Masquerade Ball
With special guests:
LionVibes ~ 9-piece Reggae/Funk/Dub &
Green Spirit Produce ~ P.A. set
~Friday, June 20 - Fort Collins, CO~
Special guests: Tuatha ~ Tribal fusion
~Friday, August 1 - Pomeroy, OH~
Wisteria Cornstalk Festival
~Saturday, August 2 - Eugene, OR~
Other shows by Members of Kan'Nal
~Friday, May 30 - Albuquerque, NM~
Members of Kan'Nal & Master African drummers Kobianah and Mali
~Saturday, May 31 - Albuquerque, NM~
LUNAR FIRE, Buddhabomb, Future Simple and more!
tix/info for weekend event @ http://3sidedwhole.com
~Saturday, June 14 - Denver, CO~
Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
~Saturday, June 21 - Berthoud, CO~
LUNAR FIRE & Solo Acoustic set by TZOL
SolFest 2008: A Summer Solstice Tribal Celebration
24 hours of Live Music, Dancing, Fire-Spinning, Drumming
~Sunday, August 3 - Eugene, OR~