Since the creation of the band just two years ago, The Magic Beans have established themselves as one of the most prominent and original acts in the perpetually flooded Colorado music scene and beyond. The group had made a name for themselves with a deep cannon of original songs, virtuosic playing, and fusing genres while connecting with their fan base in a way that is not typical with other bands. Drawing from a wide range of influences, The Beans style can be described as natural and all encompassing, encapsulating the diverse interests of each musician in the band and today’s music lovers into one package. The Magic Beans are well known for going between folk, funk, rock and electronica in a single composition, original setlists each night, and with the added element of improvisation, there is always something special that can happen at every show. The group uses no pre-recorded tracks or samples in favor of a more traditional approach to music; original songwriting, diverse instrumentation, and continually pushing the musical envelope are what set the Magic Beans apart. Seamlessly combining acoustic roots music and traditional instruments with modern technology and electric dance music, the Magic Beans are unique as their place of origin, the Colorado Rockies.
The Magic Beans have shared the stage with an eclectic group of musicians ranging from members of infamous groups like Leftover Salmon & String Cheese Incident, to Nashville greats like Tyler Grant and Larry Keel, to electronic mainstays like Bassnectar & Eliot Lipp, to national acts Railroad Earth, Great American Taxi, Zac Deputy, Elephant Revival, Greensky Bluegrass, Split Lip Rayfield, Juno What, Papadosio, & The Werks just to name a few. They’ve headlined in front of crowds up to 1000 people at venues like the Boulder Theater, Mishawaka Amphitheater, Bluebird Theater, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Belly Up, Gothic Theater, State Bridge Amphitheater, Fox Theater, City Hall, 320South, Ghost Ranch Saloon, and many more across the country. The group has a full studio album and live shows available for free to fans at themagicbeans.bandcamp.com and has also put on two of their own festivals and participated in countless charity and benefit events. Look for the groups second studio effort, a double album, to be released early next year.
Scott Hachey – Electric/Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Josh Appelbaum – Bass Guitar, Backup Vocals
Casey Russell – Keyboards, Synth, Talkbox, Acoustic Guitar/Banjo/Mando, Vocals
Will Trask – Drums, Percussion, Timbales
Hunter Welles – Five String Baritone Electric Mandolin, Acoustic Mandolin