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∆   Biography  ∆

Satsang is a Conscious Music Collective. Creating a unique blend of Soul, Folk-Rock and Hip-Hop, Satsang delivers lyrics that come from and are rooted in change, growth, awareness, and imperfection.  The live show is everything that the band name suggests: a gathering of people to assimilate and share their truths. The rhythms put forth by the band keep everyone on their feet, and the lyrics leave them craving active and positive change. Satsang has toured all over the country and has shared the stage with the likes of Michael Franti, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Trevor Hall, Steel Pulse, Chris Berry, Mike Love, Jon Wayne and the Pain, Tubby Love and many many more. 

Lead singer and songwriter Drew McManus creates music for his soul, fueled by the ever present task of personal growth and the beautiful life that he found in the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. Commenting on his difficult upbringing in Des Moines and residency in Chicago, McManus says, “I grew up in an environment where aggression, violence, abuse, and addiction were always present. It made me a lot of things; angry, sad, and ashamed. I hated my story and I was a slave to addiction. I tried for so long to hide from the reality of my story and the reality of how beautiful life could be.” It wasn’t until an intense spiritual experience lead Drew to break his cycle of addiction. “I had changed my entire outlook on everything” say McManus, “I began to realize that had everything not happened to me exactly like it did, I would not be exactly who/where/what I am right now.” In an effort to share his revelation with others who may be in the same predicament, Drew began to write every day. “I was flooded with the urge to write down the lessons that kept revealing themselves in this surrender. And the connections I began making with other people by making this music vulnerable and open, began to change everything.” These songs are a statement of lessons learned and a further understanding of self, “The whole story is what makes it beautiful, not just the good bits.”

" I welcome Satsang warmly to my senses. I'm instantly drawn to the familiar style of singing that devours island radio; caught off guard by harmonic elements.  I like this!" - HIRIE / Rootfire

"It still amazes me how far these guys have come in such a short period of time. With a very dedicated fan base and a lot of respect in the music community among other artists, Satsang is a band to watch closely. " -GratefulWeb


∆   Website & Socials  ∆

Website:   www.satsangmovement.com        ||       Facebook:  www.facebook.com/satsangMT
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/satsangmovement        ||       Instagram:  www.instagram.com/satsangmusic/


∆   Listening Links  ∆

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Pyramid(s) - New album out March 20th, 2017

Constantly working from the knowledge of self determination, Satsang is in the final stages of recording their next self-produced album slated for a March 20, 2017 release.  This sophomore album will feature new songs, additional instruments, and a larger sound with a new-soul vibe added to their repertoire. The album features special guests Nahko and members of Medicine For The People, Wookiefoot, Grammy Award winner Chris Berry, and Tubby Love.  


∆   Videos  ∆


∆   Outreach  ∆

Social Media:

SoundCloud Plays - 99,105
Facebook - 5,088
Instagram - 1,452

 

 

Marketing Targets:

∆  Weekly Publications
∆  Community Radio
∆  Facebook Community Pages
∆  Record Stores
∆  Recreational Gear Shops
∆  Yoga Community
∆  Natural Food Stores


∆   Tour Markets  ∆

Midwest: 

Bismark, ND
Minneapolis, MN
Madison, WI
Chicago, IL
Des Moines, IA
St Louis, MO
Kansas City, MO
Lawrence, KS

Southeast: 

St Petersburgh, FL
Jacksonville, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Atlanta, GA
Charleston, SC

West: 

San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Phoenix, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Albuquerque, NM
Denver, CO
Boulder, CO
Fort Collins, CO
Billings, MT
Bozeman, MT
Missoula, MT
Portland, OR
Bend, OR
Boise, ID
Jackson, WY

 

2016 Festivals: 

Northwest String Summit (OR)
Shangri-La (MN)
Project Earth (MN)
What The Fest?! (OR)
Summer Music Festival (ID)
Southeast Alaska State Fair (AK)
The Big Wonderful (CO)
Newberry Event Music & Arts Festival (OR)
Sunrise Gathering (MN)
Beartooth Basecamp (MT)
 

Direct Support: 

Nahko & Medicine For The People
Trevor Hall
Steel Pulse
Mike Love
Tubby Love
Chris Berry
Jon Wayne and the Pain