The timing is exact and the creativity unparallel, there are no acts akin to EOTO. The
duo of longtime String Cheese rockers Michael Travis and Jason Hann consistently blend
improvisational sounds with powerful ease. I’m not referring to the 100,000 watt bass amps
either; they entrance audiences 150+ times a year while circumnavigating the festival world each
summer without ever losing an edge. Equipped with masterful knowledge in music theory and
polyrhythmic designs these artists are a proto-type for the future of jamtronica.
An unexpected confluence in musical tastes is a result of their individual influences.
Their soundscape mixes elements of dub, trance, EDM, reggae, funk, classic and synth rock to
form a truly sophisticated track. However separate the backgrounds; chemistry between them is
undeniable as their entire resonance reflects it. From seamless breaks to interlocking rhythms,
EOTO attains a level of jam unseen in most acts. Moreover, they have an uncanny ability to
control the atmosphere of the room with a vibe that is sure to get crowds of any genre grooving.
Albeit somewhat overlooked by the euphoric crowds sure to be at every EOTO show
is the incredible amount of preparation by light and sound technicians required to achieve such
jubilation. Superimposing and animating Crizzly’s bear logo in a matter of hours is only a
taste of what light show master Zebbler is capable of achieving. This innovator is developing
phenomenal displays which continue to surprise all specters, there’s no telling what he may do
next. This recognition is a testament to their originality, putting on performances that guarantee
anybody a memorable experience. Their impressive tour schedule has included a plethora of
budding festivals from Infrasound in Minnesota to Envision in Costa Rica and recently a series
of big shows heading into the summer. It’s nothing new though; they have been blowing away
audience’s minds for almost 6 years. This unpredictable show continues to evolve, but what’s
next? Only time will tell. Until then look for these guys at whatever festivals you attend.