The Polish Ambassador
DOORS: 7:00 PM
STARTS: 8:00 PM
Live on the Indoor StageGenre:
Age Limit: Must be 18 or Older
Free Spaceship Parking; No Refunds
The World’s Funkiest Diplomat aka The Polish Ambassador is coming through Asheville on April 5th along with CASTANEA, 2023! If you wanna dance, THIS is the show! Gather the space gnomies and let’s do this.
Doors open at 7PM and the music starts at 8PM with Castanea opening the show. This is a General Admission, 18+ show (no exceptions). FREE PARKING! Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul food and we’ll have our full bar open for you to enjoy!
CDC guidelines + band requirements + our venue policies are subject to change daily, so please keep your eyes on https://salvagestation.com/covid-policy/ for updates. We do not issue refunds based on our Covid-19 policies and reserve the right to change them at any time.
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About The Polish Ambassador:
A Polish Ambassador Graphic Novel you say? With a Polish Ambassador soundtrack? That’s right! This year TPA unveiled a beautifully illustrated, magnificently scripted paperback graphic novel. Polish and his squad will be hitting the road in some of his favorite towns in support of this once in a career, amazing piece of art! https://tinyurl.com/Polish-Graphic-Novel
Musician. Producer. Beatsmith. Recording artist. Composer. Dance-floor general. Label-head. Farmer. Comic Book SuperHero. A mystery man of many hats, The Polish Ambassador rocks more than just a trademark jumpsuit, authoring sublime, intentional artistic works, animated safaris in technicolor sound. At first breath, The Polish Ambassador was an experiment, David Sugalski’s sound-art passion project that came to life. An inventive, imaginary character born of humble, humorous beginnings, he found his first audiences through the support of primitive digital radio stations. Today, TPA is among the premier EDM/live crossover artists in the country with millions of listeners around the world; he’s consistently in-demand at the live music-focused gatherings and boutique electronic festivals from coast to coast. Founder of independent label Jumpsuit Records, an environmentalist and early progenitor of the permaculture action movement, the world’s funkiest diplomat is here to party with a purpose.
Since 2006, The Polish Ambassador has consistently released critically-acclaimed full-length albums on Jumpsuit Records, alongside a dizzying number of side-projects and multi-form collaborations. All the while launching the careers of a diverse smattering of artists that run the gamut in geography and genre. TPA continues to spread his wings in teaming up with eclectic musicians from around the world, including Matisyahu, Nitty Scott, Zion I, The Grouch, Mr. Lif, and dozens of others. He is one-half of the celebrated folktronica project Wildlight, a duo in which he pairs with ethereal songstress Ayla Nereo.
The Polish Ambassador’s prolific output incorporates many styles, from exuberant global-house to fatback mid-tempo funk, you’ll pick up on West African percussion alongside stirring Kirtan melodies, a psychedelic sax solo or a fresh verse from a Brooklyn female emcee. TPA employs live horns, keyboards, guitars, violins, and a bevy of talented instrumentalists on stage. “The Jumpsuited One” has headlined iconic venues like Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, and the renowned counter-culture gathering Oregon Country Fair. Suwannee Hulaween, Electric Forest, Envision Festival, and Lightning in a Bottle and other national festivals have each repeatedly invited TPA back across different years.
In alignment with TPA’s artistic ethos is a low-key lifestyle that places a premium on being present, living in harmony with nature, participating in community and inspiring it to thrive. Offstage, David Sugalski instigated a village-building convergence in his hometown in Northern California, and manages his own 25-acre homestead in the picture-Esque, rolling Sierra Nevada foothills. The farmer/carpenter lives modestly in a cabin he built on his land of the lush; TPA music is created in a solar-powered recording studio on the property. When he removes the famed bright blue-and-yellow 80’s jumpsuit and reverts back to his humanoid self, Sugalski is an avid solo bicyclist who enjoys venturing up California’s breathtaking coastal Highway 1; he’s a dedicated van-adventurer, having built out an exquisite tiny home inside a contractors van.
Sugalski plans his TPA tours for minimum carbon footprint, he advocates for healthy-beverage alternatives at music venues. Jumpsuit Records has donated tens of thousands of dollars to various non-profit organizations and charities; a portion of the label split goes to supporting non-profits voted on by fans. TPA’s awareness-in-action coalesces with numerous non-profit endeavors, including Jumpsuit Records, own 501(c) certified organization ActionDays.us. TPA decided to eliminate the merchandise from his business model, in order to facilitate a fan-operated buy-and-sell marketplace. The Polish Ambassador has evolved exponentially, from an art project to a vibration; a joyful community that thrives on the dancefloor and finds freedom, connection, and collective oneness through this music.
Under the alias CASTANEA, Rising Appalachia member David Brown takes to the stage to remix and rework acoustic sounds with nods to the past and present tense prowess. Along with the instruments for which he’s best known – the upright bass and baritone guitar – Brown’s skills cross over to turntables and beat making, through which a lush sound emerges that is both reminiscent of early trip hop classics but based in the soulful tones that arise from Appalachia. The name CASTANEA points to a tree that is slowly recovering from the brink of extinction in the eastern forests of North America. Brown has dedicated proceeds from sales of the Remast EP towards replanting this tree, a step in ecological and cultural restoration work. The CASTANEA offshoot, with lush beats and guiding vision, is laden with soulful fruit and entrancing potential.