The Bamboos just released their tenth studio album after more than than twenty years performing together.  This Australian group have refined their craft of finding the sweetest spot between soul and funk to the finest point yet.  Hard Up reinvigorate a classic sound, seamlessly  incorporating contemporary influences to create something altogetherContinue Reading

What do you get when three top notch musicians join forces to lock in with each other’s moods and moves – you get The Hit from WRD Trio!  I’ve been a long time fan of the respective bands of these three talents – Robert Walter of The Greyboy Allstars andContinue 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

Normally this time of year, I’d be prepping my Hulaween preview article.  This fantastic festival was scheduled for October 22-25 but like so many other events has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. My fourth Hulaween was 2018 and I had just started getting into video when I went allContinue Reading

After more than twenty years together, Lettuce is the preeminent funk band on the scene today.  Starting with their friendship at Berklee College of Music, they’ve shaped their sound from classic funkers of yesteryear like James Brown and Tower of Power but put their own new fresh spin on things.Continue Reading

For FunkCity.net, 2019 was a remarkable year that is recapped here.  I apologize in advance for the self-serving nature but it was definitely a year like no other in my experience based on a combination of personal music achievements and fantastic music events.  It was a huge year for fourContinue Reading

Elevate is one of those albums that hits you hard and you instantly like from the first note, first song to the end, on first listen. But then again, if you’re an avid Lettuce fan (like me), you’ve heard nearly all of the songs before as several have been playedContinue Reading

Just had the most spectacular festival experience and will be writing some expanded coverage over the next couple of weeks but wanted to dash off a note to express thanks to all those involved and just touch on some of the highlights! First, hats off to Paul Levine and hisContinue Reading

Lettuce is undoubtedly one of the most righteously acclaimed funk bands on the scene today.  They combine deep funk bass from Erick “Jesus” Coomes, with tight horn licks from Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis, with slick pickin from Adam “Schmeans” Smirnoff, with groovalicious keys and vox from Nigel Hall, andContinue Reading

There is likely no more iconic group for Spirt of Suwanee Music Park as Lettuce and there’s no better timeslot or stage for their interstellar funk than midnight on the Amphitheater stage.  And so it was for Hulaween 2017 the flagship set where Lettuce torched the festival with one ofContinue Reading