Sticky

In the 1960s, we had the “British Invasion” of rock bands into the United States. Now we have the influx of “British Funk” often capturing the sounds of the 60s and 70s in a compelling way for today’s scene.  The groups include The New Mastersounds, Haggis Horns, Filthy Six, TheContinue Reading

Sticky

Lettuce is a very special band. They blaze new trails in funk yet never forget their roots and pay homage to all their funk forefathers. Unify is their latest album, the third in the trilogy following Elevate and Resonate and it may be their best yet.  Each song is anContinue Reading

Spring in Atlanta is a huge festival season with 420 Fest, Candler Park Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Afropunk Festival and small neighborhood festivals on different weekends.  All pre-dated the pandemic and have mostly been on hiatus until this year.  The second annual Lost Art Music Festival is coming up JuneContinue Reading

After a two-year hiatus, it’s great to have the Candler Park Music Festival (CPMF) back in its traditional early-June slot.  The lineup for this year’s festival is eclectic with something for everyone ands strong from top to bottom.  This festival originated as smallish, neighborhood event and has evolved into anContinue Reading

Stoked to be heading back to the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) for the third edition of the Suwannee Rising Festival which debuted in 2019. Rising has established itself as a premier mid-sized event kicking off the season in early spring in what many have described as the mostContinue Reading

Forget about Seattle grunge — the new deal is Seattle funk and soul. Three of my favorite ‘new’ bands are from the Emerald City, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Polyrhythmics and The Dip! The Dip just released their third full length album Sticking With It and it’s a winner. I firstContinue Reading

I just had a magical experience attending six recording sessions of Empire Central, Snarky Puppy’s next album likely due out in late 2022. For those unaware, Snarky Puppy is a 4-time Grammy-winning instrumental ‘band’ playing jazz, funk, world, fusion or any genre music that was formed at the University ofContinue Reading

The World Is Getting Smaller is Snarky Puppy’s second album, released in 2007, and it’s the first that has some bona fide ‘hits’ that are still being played live today including Intelligent Design and Alma, which were both resurrected for the Immigrance Tour in 2019. The title track has alsoContinue Reading

Like everyone, 2021 started in a dubious lockdown of live music for me.  I was hoping and looking for some sore of “all clear” signal to come out of hibernation and the Covid protocols of vaccination or negative test along with mask mandates and pod concerts developed. Starting April 2,Continue Reading

This is it.  After seven months, 123 shows, and countless hours of traveling and performing to packed houses across the world…Snarky Puppy arrived in Nuremberg, Germany for THE TOUR FINALE!! As it turned out, the last show of the Immigrance tour – at the Lowensaal venue – was the Pups’Continue Reading