Lotus is the electronic jam band formed at Goshen College in Indiana that originally played what they described as “jamtronic” instrumental music. They took inspiration from electronic musicians such as The Orb. Their self-released album Vibes is out of print today so if you have a copy, keep it their other releases include, Germination (live 2003,) Nomad (2004,) The Strength of Weak Ties (2006,) Escaping Sargasso Sea (live 2007,) then came their remixes Copy/Paste/Repeat in (2007,) Hammerstrike in (2008) then their Extended Plays, Oil on Glass/Feather on Wood in (2009,) Lotus (2011,) both Build and Monks were both released in 2013 finally we have their album, Gilded Age that was released in 2014. Much of their following has been word of mouth as the band encourages the recording and trading of their live shows and they play almost 120 live shows a year. Many of their shows are local festivals like the Summer Dance Music Festival at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park. Considered a multi-genre band Lotus incorporates elements of rock, electronica, jazz, jam, hip-hop, and funk into their music. The band originally leaned heavily on the sounds of funk and their style was similar to the band Phish, Allman Brothers and the Grateful Dead and they regularly incorporate hip-hop and dubstep sounds and samples into their live shows. Since the band was heavily influenced by their love of dance music they have gravitated toward elements of the electronic genre while keeping their foundation of jamrock they fuse elements of prog and post rock into their sound for a dynamic show that fans love!