With its strong funk and jazz influences, Galactic is a band that sounds reminiscent of a group marching down the streets of the French Corner in New Orleans. Formed in 1994, the Louisiana sextet's penchant for stretching songs into extended instrumental musical endeavors has given the group a reputable following in the jam band community and its recent collaborations with hip hop artists like Chali 2na and Gift of Gab has extended Galactic's presence to surprising genres, earning the band fans from around the world.
Megan Slankard released her first album when she was only 18 and it garnered her a fair amount of media attention and accolades, but paled in comparison to when her second album was featured on an episode of TLC's What Not To Wear. Instantly, Freaky Little Story (2003) became a hit and viewers of the show made the record reach the top five of the Amazon.com sales charts. Slankard's sound grows bigger and more polished with each record she releases, partially due to a partnership with David Bryson--her producer and guitarist for the group Counting Crows.