Press Kit Materials

The Photos.

The Press.

“A new psychedelic musical experience. As rock and funk combine with the extended improvisation found in Indian classical music, you’ll find yourself a step closer to nirvana.”

“...blend traditional Indian music with serious funk freak-outs...”
-Buffalo News

“ Indian music with jazz fusion, funk and jam, is one of the most innovative sounds that I have heard...” 
-Music Marauders 

“An artist that needs to be in everyone’s rotation.”

“Tripped out!”
-Village Voice

The Bio

​With a musical career spanning 25 years and almost 15 albums, Naryan Padmanabha is continuously refining his sound as an innovative, fusion sitar performer. He has been booked alongside with the likes of Buffalo Philharmonic, String Cheese Incident, Bernie Worrell, Jennifer Hartwick (Trey Anastasio Band), Chuck Morris (Lotus), Fareed Haque, Garaj Mahal, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Steve Kimock, Andre Manga,  Max Creek, Rob Wasserman, Toubab Krewe, The Heavy Pets, Consider the Source, Melvin Seals and JGB, and Family FUNKtion and the Sitar Jams. He has also recorded with the world renowned North Indian Classical vocalists V.J. Kichlu and South Indian percussionist T.S. Nandakumar.  He is widely considered the go-to sitarist of Western New York, and continues to please audiences with his ability to bust out world groove beats, chill melodies and slammin’ improve solos!