We’ve got a special show coming up folks – we’re direct support for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at the Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln, Nebraska. We’ll be warming up the stage for the Godfather of Funk himself. Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-‘60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the ’70s, capturing over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and recording three platinum albums. We’ll be laying out a few funk numbers of our own from our recent record, Living By The Minute ; so come on out for what is sure to be a dynamite show! Buy tickets here!
We played Vega in Lincoln, NE on May 9th 2015 and Silver Street Records brought in a film crew to capture it all. Here’s the first video from our 8 song set, “Running With Love” – a new song that will be on our next record, which we are recording in Nashville later this year. We’ll continue to release more videos from this set over the next couple of months – enjoy! And folks, if you don’t have a copy of our current album Living By The Minute yet, let’s rectify that!
We rolled into Nashville on Monday expecting our first show in a town full of amazing talent where no one knows us to be well – sort of dead. Wow, were we wrong. A Critic’s Pick in the Nashville Scene no doubt got the locals out to see a Soul band from Nebraska. Here’s what they had to say:
“Their just-released second album Living by the Minute evokes the hard-boiled funk of James Brown, the Memphis howl of Otis Redding and Al Green, and the percolating parade beat of New Orleans, but with a lean, modern energy. Hoyer’s lyrics, enlivened by the husky charcoal purr of his voice, also keep his songs in the present — especially in the title number, which brims with urban desperation, and “Over the City,” which sounds like a lost outtake from Curtis Mayfield’s timeless Super Fly.”
Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie was packed for our show and we made a lot of new fans. We can’t wait to get back to Nashville! Now – on to Memphis and the Hi Tone Cafe!