Original State of Mind: Funk Rock in Indianapolis

Original State of Mind is a rock band based in Indianapolis, consisting of four members.  Jared Hiner, Nate Muterspaugh, JJ McGinnis, and Alan Long create original Indianapolis music with writing influenced by Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Santana and James Taylor, among others. Original State of Mind’s songs blend syncopated drum rhythm with funk guitar and rap vocals to create a sound that fans of 311, Incubus, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers can swing their hips to.

The Indianapolis band typically performs at local Indianapolis music venues, including Spin Nightclub, The Music Mill, The Ugly Monkey, and the Locals Only Art & Music Pub; in addition, the group has shared the stage with Jenn Cristy, who is one of the vocalists for John Mellencamp.  Original State of Mind performs many originals and some covers spanning eras dating back from the 70’s to today.

Tracks are available at the band’s profile page, which may be found at their MySpace page.  Current and future show dates can usually be found on this page, in addition to blog posts and pictures.

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