Alchemists of Funk
The name “Alchemists of Funk” was coined by our bandmate and mix-master extraordinaire Jess Riegel back in 2012 after an awesome jam at the famed Mountain House on Kinevan Road. We are a local Santa Barbara-based group made up of several session musicians, featuring the likes of: Phil Schwartz, Dan Perea, Joe Moffit, Matt Dirlam, Jess Riegel and Jeff Levy. We bring musical diversity to our sets, doing everything from bit-comedy to rap battles to sensual funk ballads. We have been deeply involved with the Dusty Barrel since the first Lucidity in 2012, and haven’t missed a beat since. This year, we have a few tricks up our sleeves. Everything from modern classics to some psychedelic space-funk improv. Our overall goal this year is to spread that Ol’ Mountain House love that is the pure essence of the Dusty Barrel and everything she stands for!