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Best Jam Band St. Louis 2009 - Vitamen A

Long before there was anything like a jam band scene or the cult of Trey, the heavy-rock veterans of Vitamin A (now spelled Vitamen A) were exploring the outer limits of the Zappa-Floyd-Dead psychedelic nexus, a style that's as brainy as it is blasted by mushroom flashbacks and King Crimson quadraphonic LPs. Formed in 1991 by guitarists Tony Vrooman and Tracy Lowe, the group doesn't just stretch out — they engorge on polyrhythms, construct vertiginous towers of riffs and mathematically distend solos to the point of total implosion of structure. And yet somehow, the band always returns to a funky, ass-shaking groove.

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KimmyV
KimmyV

I've seen over 300 VA shows! I was around for "Best Band" in 96, dreaming about electric noodles, and now I'm so excited and proud to see the guys get some luv! The guys were rockin then, and they're rockin now! DON'T MISS THE CHANCE TO SEE THEM LIVE! Tracy, time to bust out the Quad! Congrats Gentlemen. This couldn't have happened to a kinder group of guys!

Harold Cory
Harold Cory

Vitamen A is my all time favorite band. They dont just play songs,they take music and show you what can be done with it in every show. See them live where ever you can. You will not be dissappointed.

Tracy Lowe
Tracy Lowe

Thanks a lot to the RFT! We didn't even ask anyone to vote for us! We won best band and best CD in 1996 now only 13 years later we get best Jam band! We need to Mention Dino English from Dark Star Orchestra as he was one of the original forces in VA. It's been a great trip!

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