South Street is arguably the most famous street in Philadelphia and for the fourth year in a row, the city celebrates its rich cultural diversity with the South Street Spring Festival on Saturday, May 7th. Over 58,000 people came out last year for the local eats, art stalls, and of course, live music. This year, over 40 bands will rock out on three different stages. We chatted with three of those acts — Nik Greeley, Kuf Knotz and RFA — who are among the large roster of buzzing local musicians participating.
Describe your music in three words.
Nik Greeley: Heavy soul vibes.
RFA: Loud, energetic, creamy.
Kuf Knotz: Progressive, positive, soulful.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Nik Greeley: Beatles, Stones, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Bowie, Prince, James Brown, P-Funk, My Morning Jacket, just to name a few! I could go on for days...
RFA: We all come from very diverse backgrounds musically, but some common influences for us would definitely be The Stones, Velvet Underground, the Beatles. Stuff like that.
Kuf Knotz: I gotta say BDP, Tupac, Bob Marley and Digable Planets.