Voted #1 Prog/Jam Band in Western NC by readers of the Mountain Xpress 2 years running.
For a band whose mascot is a cuddly teddy bear, Makayan has been rocking stages and spreading a contagious urge to scream and dance, from their home in the mountains of North Carolina, to expanding throughout the globe with no end in sight. Since their inception Makayan has been pushing the boundaries of what it means to be a jam band, with long and intricate compositions, complete disregard to the limitations of genre, and a heavy edge that the jam scene has yet to experience. Makayan released their debut studio album "Smile" on March 7, 2014. The album (available on bandcamp) exhibits their wild stylistic range of compositions from pretty acoustic songs with deep lyrical content to metal tinged dance music laced with odd time signatures and lyrics about dog's tongues and dropping out of college to pursue a rock'n'roll lifestyle. Although they are a relatively young band, Makayan has been reaching out and captivating the minds and bodies of people of all types from all over the region. They are currently voted #1 Jam Band in Western North Carolina by readers of the Mountain Express. Come check them out next time they are in your town!