The Edjacated Phools are a 6-piece fusion band based in Baltimore, MD. Comprised of Devin Barone (drums), Tyler Garrison (bass), Nick Hatzis, (vocals) Kyle Sappington (vocals), Logan Sappington (guitar, vocals), and Ben Yancheski (keys), they combine an energetic blend of rock, reggae, hip-hop, ska and alternative influences into a unique sound.
The band played its first show in January of 2015, and since then have had the privilege of playing alongside several accomplished national artists, including: Wyclef Jean, The Expendables, Badfish, Fortunate Youth, Jesse Royal, Coolio, The Green, The Movement, Cappadonna (of Wu-Tang Clan), Big Something, Bumpin Uglies, RDGLDGRN, Roots Of Creation, Tropidelic, People’s Blues of Richmond, and Passafire.
In April 2016, Edjacated Phools recorded and released their debut EP under legendary reggae producer Jim Fox (Inner Circle, Rebelution, SOJA, The Wailers, Don Carlos) at Lion and Fox Studios in College Park, MD.
The band organized and curated the very first Hightopps Backstage Bash music festival in Baltimore County in September 2016. The band recently presented the fourth annual Hightopps Backstage Bash in 2019 along with headliners Fortunate Youth, Badfish, Bumpin Uglies, and Magic Beans.
The Phools continued building their presence in 2018 and 2019. The band opened for Coolio at Baltimore Soundstage, played with Cappadonna of Wu-Tang Clan in New York City, and directly supported the legendary Wyclef Jean at Power Plant Live in Baltimore in 2018.
Edjacated Phools were nominated in the Best Reggae Artist for the 2018 Maryland Music Awards, and are looking forward to more new music and success in 2020.
Drums by Devin Barone
Bass by Tyler Garrison
Vocals by Nick Hatzis and Kyle Sappington
Guitar and vocals by Logan Sappington
Keyboards by Ben Yancheski
Recorded, mixed and produced at Drew Mazurek
Produced by Fernando J. Delgado
Mastered by Mat Leffler-Schulman