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’s sound has garnered comparisons to Sublime, 311, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rebelution, and Dirty Heads.
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, Jesse Royal, Coolio, The Green, The Movement, Cappadonna (of Wu-Tang Clan), Big Something, Bumpin Uglies, RDGLDGRN, Roots Of Creation, Tropidelic, and Passafire.
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. Notable headliners from the festival over the years include Badfish, Fortunate Youth, The Movement, Bumpin Uglies, RDGLDGRN, Magic Beans, and many others.
Edjacated Phools were nominated in the Best Reggae Artist genre for the 2018 Maryland Music Awards, and in 2019 the Edjacated Phools hit the road for their first tour through the north eastern United States along side Fortunate Youth and Bumpin Uglies.
Keep your eyes peeled for more new music in 2020.
Produced by Fernando Delgado
Engineered and mixed by Drew Mazurek
Mastered by Mat Leffler-Schulman