The Medicinal Purpose is:

Nate Martel: guitars, lead vocals Monte Arnstam: drums, vocals Brother Sal: guitars, lead vocals Chris Ball: bass, vocals

THE Northampton, MA psychedelic soul band, The Medicinal Purpose delivers the double-dynamite vocal/guitar attack (think Sam & Dave with guitars)of Brother Sal and Nate Martel, the super-funky, melodic bass grooves we all need from Chris Ball, and the heaviest backbeat in town, courtesy of Monte Arnstam. Powerful, heartfelt, well-written music. Meaningful lyrics and messages.The deeply pure rhythms and grooves. This is the band to cure what ails ya, babies...

The Medicinal Purpose is available for bookings in a variety of situations. In addition to their growing catalog of original material, the band is well-versed in Chicago-style blues, classic rock, soul and psychedelia- including a one-of-a-kind Black Sabbath show that is as real as it gets. Authentically played by authentic people. 

Contact us for bookings and info :

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