The band, 40 pts. consists of three previous members of Harmonic Tribe...Micah Nelson on drums, Lukas Nelson on guitar, and Tato Melgar on congas/percussion. Merlyn Kelly is on bass. They have created a whole new kickass sound, similar to the Tribe, yet something entirely their own.
Their sound could best be described as a mix of Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Santana, the Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, and Los Lonely Boys, to name a few. They've played several shows on maui, including Charley's saloon in Paia, and the Maui Music Festival 2006, among others. The band was also just in Austin, TX. playing at the four seasons hotel for the world famous 'South by Southwest' music and media festival.
They were there to launch the release of the new indie record label Pedernales Records, founded by Willie Nelson and producer James Stroud. 40pts. is the first band to be signed by the label!!! They are, at the moment, finishing up their debut album which will be released this summer, so look out for it! There are some raw samples on this site for you to enjoy. 40 points will be opening for willie nelson this summer on tour from june 11th-august 2nd!!!