Mr. OK & The Last Light will be headlining the West End Blur Stat at the 2023 Dunedin Mardi Gras Festival next weekend.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MR. OK & THE LAST LIGHT
MUSIC IS THE MEDICINE EP
February 10th, 2023
UP AND COMING REGGAE PROJECT MR. OK AND THE LAST LIGHT RELEASES
DYNAMIC FIRST EP ‘MUSIC IS THE MEDICINE’
ST. GEORGE, UTAH – Southern Utah based looping artist known by the alias Mr. OK displays the perfect example of what it means to collaborate with other artists to produce something magical. It all started when Charlie OlGrady-Kessner decided it was time to stop keeping his music to himself. With a goal of expanding upon a few original reggae tracks that he wrote for looping performance, he made an effort to find and collaborate with a group of musicians to see how these songs could evolve to fit in a live band. By the end of 2021, 6 other artists eventually joined to create a small project called Mr. OK & The Last Light, which performed gigs throughout the past year. They say they’re in it for the long haul and plan to continue making modern reggae tunes for the world to enjoy.
‘Music is the Medicine’ perfectly executes the powerful combination of classic and modern reggae, giving listeners a soulful and embodied experience. With stunning vocals and
thoughtful lyrics combined with uplifting instrumental breakouts and a deep well of energy; each and every one of these songs are bound to inevitably spread joy and feeling as they
encourage the listener to move their body.
This dynamic EP is a prized possession for everyone involved, and they can’t wait to share it with the world.
‘Music is the Medicine’ the EP is available on all streaming platforms Friday Feb. 17, 2023.
Visit the following link to pre-save the EP on Spotify:
Mr. OK & The Last Light’s next show is in Dunedin, Florida as they take the stage at Blur Nightclub (2/17/23, 2/19/23) & The Dunedin Mardi Gras Festival (2/18/23).
Their next local date is 4/1/23 at Blues Katz Rock N Roll Grill.
For a complete list of shows visit their website and click the calendar tab.
Mr. OK and The Last Light is a collaborative project composed of many talented artists who call the Southern Utah area home. Formed originally from the ideas and concepts of Mr. OK, or Charlie OlGrady-Kessner, they have come together to create new visions of songs contributed by many members to record and perform unique a blend of reggae, rock, funk, & hip-hop. They have been performing live together for some time, and plan to continue as they form as an established group.
What started as a jam session turned into something they never thought it would become. They had all seen each other play in their own respective bands over previous years, and had admired one another’s work up until the point where they started to work together. Charlie (Mr. OK) pitched the idea to the group of potentially expanding on some of his previous projects, and they agreed. Together, they put their hard work into an EP, “Music is the Medicine”, being released next Friday Feb 17th, 2023.
Mr. OK and The Last Light is composed of 7 members from very diverse music backgrounds. Multi-instrumentalists, they all contribute major skills to the band. Folk, jazz, blues, prog rock, country, Americana, and reggae are all brought to the table through each member.
Take a look at the individual members of Mr. OK and The Last Light and each of their contributions to the group:
Lyrics, Lead Vocals, & Rhythm Guitar: Charlie OlGrady-Kessner (Mr. OK)
Lyrics, Vocals, Lead Guitar: Kaleb LaFountain
Lyrics, Vocals, Keyboard: Eli Shay
Bass Guitar: Ryan Rug
Tenor Saxophone: John Bernarducci
Trumpet: Thomas Anderson
Drums: Jordan Montano