Recoding artist Michael Franti visited WXPK's Mamaroneck sound stage Monday afternoon for a performance on 107.1 The Peak.
The environmentally-conscious artist is the front man for Michael Franti and Spearhead, who performed with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals later that night at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT. Franti released his first album with Spearhead in 1994 with Capitol Records. The band split with Capitol Records in the late 1990s to create its own record label called Boo Boo Wax.
The radio station's Mamaroneck studio is located on W Boston Post Road, which has recently hosted artists such as Brett Dennen and Alan Gates, said Ryan Ertraschter, a WXPK intern manning the door during Franti's performance.
A Verizon field technician doing work near the sound stage said Franti was not wearing shoes when he walked from a black truck parked on Library Lane around the corner to the studio after 2 p.m. Monday. "He's very environmentally conscious," Ertraschter said.
Franti incorporates many styles into his music, including reggae, hip-hop, jazz, blues and rock.
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