Recently returned from a trip to India and having only performed in Savannah a handful of times, Lobo Marino will be back in the Hostess City with Electric Grandma, bringing with them their unique, internationally inspired musical styles.
Consisting of Jameson Price and Laney Sullivan both on guitar and vocals, this two-person group was started several years ago when Sullivan and Price were both playing in different bands. They eventually decided to sell all of their possessions and travel to South America while they worked on their first album, "Keep Your Head Up."
Their most recent album, "Fields," is a compilation of sounds recorded with a field recording device from their recent travels, which spanned two years and several locations around the globe. From Virginia to Montana, and Morocco to Spain and Puerto Rico, Sullivan and Price wanted to infuse different sounds from various cultures around the world into their music.
"We love traveling internationally to gather inspiration," Price said. "We try to approach everything with an experimental ear and we are exploring music as much as we can."
Asked to describe the type of music they are currently producing and making, Sullivan referenced iTunes.
"Currently, iTunes has us listed as a 'world music' band, and I'd say that's accurate," she said.
"Our show with Electric Grandma can probably be described as transcendent musical nourishment," Sullivan added, laughing.
In addition to the basic guitar and vocals, Sullivan and Price also use a variety of instruments from around the world in their live performances. Those who go to one of their shows can expect to see and hear a harmonium, a shruti box, a Dan Moi mouth harp and a variety of bells and chimes.
"On our recent trip to India, in addition to contemplating the Ganges River, we also picked up a new harmonium," Sullivan said.
Lobo Marino also likes to perform without the aid of microphones or other electronic equipment, in the hopes for a more intimate and personal experience between themselves and the audience.
"Our favorite live show situations allow us to play without microphones or other sound amplification, and that helps us get a great atmosphere and to better connect with those in the crowd," Price said.
"Our goal is to have these really deep, intimate musical experiences with the audience so that they can interact and better enjoy our show," Sullivan said.
On Electric Grandma, Sullivan described an immediate connection between the two groups.
"We are at that point where we can book our own shows, and we just found her online and fell in love with their music," Sullivan said. "Once we found them, it felt like we had met out musical soul mate."
"I think we all play a really fun live show and have a ton of variety," Price said. "We love to play live and have fun with the audience, whether it's five people or 50, so come on out and have some fun with us."