Próxima Parada blends soulful melody and hard-hitting rhythm into a sound that is distinctly their own. Próxima Parada took a page from contemporaries like Lake Street Dive and Vulfpeck. They’re influenced by classic artists like Ray Charles and Bob Dylan. Finally, a West African, jazz, and gospel impact is heard in their sound. Their performances span from unadorned grooves on the porch to floor-stomping dance parties on the main stage. They have been rehearsing at The Sauce Pot Studios since 2013, often as the only mellow band in a canyon of thundering riffs.