The band Equaleyes has been playing its own brand of music for the past several years, growing from a trio to a foursome. The band combines rock, reggae, funk and bluegrass to create a very groovy, eclectic sound. Band member Jeff Crosby is a singer, songwriter and guitar player. Will Prescott plays drums, Daniel Blumenfeld performs on keyboards and the accordion and Tom Borda is on bass.
"We describe our music as rock, pop, organic electronica with a dash of Idaho country bluegrass," Crosby said. "We are influenced by all music and between all of us it is a broad spectrum."
Crosby said Equaleyes has been touring for the last three years and has been perfecting its sound. The band plays tight music, and though several of their songs are set up to be improvised, most of what they play is planned. The band has its own style throughout its music, even with the clothes they don for shows.
"Our clothes come from lots of thrift stores around the country," Crosby said. "We like to put a festival atmosphere out to the crowd."
Equaleyes will perform a free show for Ketchum's Plaza Nights on Thursday, July 23, from 6-8 p.m. In addition, the band is having its own festival, "Idahodown," at Brundage Mountain near McCall on Saturday, Aug. 22. For details visit equaleyeslive.com.