Lola Rising is an Island Folk Rock band also known as "Jahawaiian" that is ukulele driven with high energy melodic dance rhythms and soaring guitars. Combing Lola Rising's dance rhythms with their vocal harmonies, makes for a perfect storm to bring everyone together for an amazing singalong dance party. The six piece hailing from Colorado has quickly risen with dates alongside The Wailers, Matisyahu, The Green, The Wailing Souls, The Movement, Trevor Hall and Rusted Root. They play regionally at venues such as The Bluebird Theater, Washingtons, The Gothic Theater, The Aggie and The Fox Theater. They made festival appearances at The UMS, The Hermosa Beach Summer Series, FoCoMX, The Big Ticket Festival, Velorama, and Spread The Word Music Festival. They were voted Denver’s Best Reggae Band by The Denver Westword in 2019, 303 magazine voted Lola Rising's single "Colorado," as one of the best folk songs in 2017 and selected their music video to be in the 303 Magazine Music Video Screening at the 2018 Denver Film Festival alongside videos from Nathaniel Rateliff and Gregory Alan Isakov.
Inspired from a song frontman, Paul Medina Guevara, once wrote about the passing of his `Lola` (means Grandmother in Filipino), coupled with `Rising` evokes images of spirituality and embraces the human condition. Their dance-able rhythms, honest poetry, and smooth melodic multi-part harmonies makes their music familiar, fun, accessible, vivid, and thought-provoking.
OUT NOW - The new EP "Moving Forward" has helped Lola Rising cross new thresholds of creativity by introducing new genres and textures, while still finding roots in their original sound. Inspired from basements of haunted hotels in Wyoming to the beaches of California, this record discusses love, loss, struggle and protecting our Mother Earth by using their vivid lyrics and multi-part vocal harmonies.
FOR FANS OF: Dirty Heads, Iration, Stick Figure, The Green and Pepper.