We are Lunar Ticks
Hailing from Chicago, Lunar Ticks aim to barrel through stylistic boundaries by recreating and expanding on roots music (rock, jazz, punk, country, funk, soul, world, bluegrass etc.), with a DIY ethic and a jovial attitude. The band is influenced by the innovative Alternative rock of Wilco and My Morning Jacket, with a healthy touch of improvisation and composition in the vein of Umphrey’s Mcgee and Phish.
Along our travels we’ve had the pleasure of opening for Aqueous, Mungion, Mr. Blotto, Old Shoe, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, Cornmeal, and members of Vulfpeck. We've also played Festivals all around the midwest, including Shoefest and back to back trips to Summer Camp Music Festival.
Each show is a unique experience with diverse originals and covers, crowd interaction, and exploratory improvisation.
The band and the audience play off each other, creating something that’s never happened before, and never will again.
Some Lunar Ticks we've shared the stage with:
Joel Cummins- (Umphrey's McGee)- Keyboards
Mike Racky (Umphrey's McGee/Fate Nite)- Pedal Steel
Natalie Lande- Saxophone
Aaron Marsala- Handpans/Percussion
Van Isaacson- Violin
Cassidy Stirtz- Violin/Vocals
Trevor Paulsen (AKA David Byrne/Ozzy Osbourne)- Vocals
Tom Reeder- Saxophone
Justin Sova- Drums
Joel Masinter- Bass
Mike & Paul Bolger (Mr. Blotto)- Vocals
Justin Reckamp (Mungion)- Guitar
Matt Kellen (Mungion)- Drums
Brad Stirtz- Steel Pan
Chuck (Earthlings)- Theremin
David Drilling (Arbor Creek)- Guitar
Kyle Smith (Alabaster)- Guitar