Satsang — it’s a word derived from Sanskrit that refers to either a spiritual gathering or the act of seeking truth from other like-minded people. It’s an evocative phrase and an intriguing notion, and the band that took Satsang as a name is all about exploring individuality and positivity through live performance. The group was founded by frontman and songwriter Drew McManus, who has made it his mission to find self-improvement through music, with lyrics celebrating oneness while also recognizing our place in a larger universe. Blending elements of hip-hop, reggae, soul, funk and folk, the Montana trio isn’t easily categorized, but their good vibes are unmistakable.
— Nathan Weinbender