I Wear My Face on My Head is a top notch funk/fusion album full stop.  It’s a great addition to the collection of any fan of Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, Soulive or any groove oriented band. I saw Kevin touring with Cory Wong few times but connected after the set atContinue Reading

There’s a Tide is one of the best jazz albums you’ll hear this year from a 12-piece band.  The awe-inspiring aspect is that all twelve pieces are played by Chris Potter.  As amazing as that is, the song’s are a superb collection with Chris’ impressive imprint on each track. sContinue Reading

Polyrhythmics are a band that I first connected live perform during a scintillating set at Suwannee Hulaween 2019 in Live Oak, Florida. That set was transcendent and many who saw it said it was the best of the fest.  The eight-piece group with impossibly tight grooves and virtuosic musicianship. BackContinue Reading

Three-O is Shaun Martin’s third album following 7 Summers and Focus, and naturally is a trio album.  Shaun is a six-time Grammy award winner, three with Kirk Franklin and three with Snarky Puppy. That’s a lot of threes.  Shaun is an amazing keyboardist and definitely his own man.  Yet, one ofContinue Reading

Mike Casey is a young jazz saxophonist yet he’s been around the world and around jazz a long time.  Law of Attraction is Mike’s should be widely appealing based on its mix of old and new across several styles. Mike has enchanted a diverse young audience around the world, performingContinue Reading

FunkCity.net has a new, fresher look on the website.  The look enables viewers to catch an excerpt of each blog post before diving in. In addition, “FunkCity.net on YouTube” is a sidebar feature that allows viewers to watch hundreds of live performances of my favorite bands. Another new feature isContinue Reading

Butcher Brown is a quintet out of Richmond, VA playing a mix of jazz, funk and hip/hop, although their music is not easy to characterize nor should it be.  The group’s been around since the early 2010s but only recently has begun more broad national touring. They recall some ofContinue Reading

Coming off of a great year for FunkCity.net in 2019, this year was starting out looking even better with a bunch of great shows lined up in the Winter and the fantastic festival kicking off in April.  There was no waiting as I rolled up to Greenville on January 2Continue Reading

Budos Band has long been one of my top bands to listen to and see live. They’ve just released their sixth studio album “Long In The Tooth” and in a longstanding tradition, it’s thematic and terrific. Listening to the Budos is always an adrenaline rush. They started out as aContinue Reading

After the 2018 marathon at Hulaween, I was very pleased to be included as press for Hulaween 2019.  I was just coming off a medical procedure and got approval to travel on Thursday, festival day.  So I was super anxious to get onsite in time to catch the bands IContinue Reading