Mates of State is the organ and drums, vocal-laden duo of Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel. Based now in S.F. via Univ of Kansas, their infectious songs and long-standing motto of play anywhere, anytime has earned them a legion of fans from coast to coast and everywhere else in between.
With the two instruments, they implement call and response vocal melodies and harmonies to create a sound unique in its immenseness.
A recent piece from Univ of AZ
Smoosh's story can be seen below and yes, I do realize that this is basically going to be a pop music show. Calm down everyone.