Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Dumpstaphunk & Roosevelt Collier -- Bands on ChiIL Live Shows' Radar @summercampfest #SCamp13
ChiIL out in Chillicothe with ChiIL Live Shows' full coverage of Summer Camp Music Festival 2013. We're so stoked to see Dumpstaphunk - New Orleans' heavyweight funk collective, performing:
Friday, 10:30-11:30 pm @ Starshine Stage.
We had the pleasure of shooting Dumpstaphunk at North Coast Music Fest a few years back, and at their after show at Bottom Lounge. Now we can't wait to hear their new stuff and catch 'em live at SCamp13.
Dumpstaphunk's set will showcase new music from their forthcoming studio album, Dirty Word, a groundbreaking funk record that features guest appearances by Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Art Neville, Ani DiFranco, Skerik and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
We're also pretty jazzed to see Roosevelt Collier, the Lee Boys' sacred steel frontman and virtuoso collaborator known for his lightening fast slide work on pedal and lap steel guitar (he recently performed with Los Lobos at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival--another of our all time fav outdoor fests).
Roosevelt will be an "Artist at Large" throughout the weekend, sitting in with various acts across several stages. He will also speak on a guitar panel Friday 4-5pm with Anthony Thogmartin of Papadosio, and he'll perform with fellow 'At Large' Victor Wooten for the Victor Wooten & Friends set Saturday 5pm in the VIP Tent.
Roosevelt Collier's 2011-2013 collaborations: Allman Brothers, ALO, Anders Osborne, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Break Science, Col. Bruce Hampton, Dead Kenny G's, Del McCoury Band, Dumpstaphunk, Elvin Bishop, Funky Meters w/Bernie Worrell of Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, George Porter Jr. & the Runnin' Pardners, Gov't Mule, Greensky Bluegrass, Heavy Pets, Hot Buttered Rum, Ike Stubblefield, JJ Grey & Mofro, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Leftover Salmon, Lettuce, Living Color, Los Lobos, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Michael Franti & Spearhad, Moe., New Mastersounds, North Mississippi Allstars, Papadosio, Perpetual Groove, Railroad Earth, Shameka Copeland, Snarky Puppy, Soulive, Tab Benoit, Tea Leaf Green, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Toubab Krewe, Warren Haynes Band, the Werks, Wood Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Zach Deputy.
Dumpstaphunk To Release New Album, Dirty Word, On July 30, 2013
New Orleans’ Heavyweight Funk Ensemble Hits the Road to Showcase Music from the New Full-Length Studio Album, Dirty Word
“[Dumpstaphunk’s] a band with two bassists and songs that take up the social consciousness of 21st-century New Orleans with supremely danceable momentum.”
New York Times
“One of the hippest funk bands in the land.”
“There are few bands more adept at high-energy throwdowns than Dumpstaphunk.”
A decade into the formation of Dumpstaphunk, New Orleans’ all-star collective will release a new fulllength studio album, Dirty Word, on Louisiana Red Hot Records/E1 Distribution on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. This summer, Dumpstaphunk—featuring Ivan Neville (vocals, B3 and Clav), the double bass attack and soulful voices of Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie on drums and vocals—will tour in support of Dirty Word with an album release tour and festival appearances continuing throughout 2013. All confirmed tour dates are listed below and can be viewed on www.dumpstaphunk.com, with additional August/September 2013 dates to be announced soon.
What initially started as an impromptu line-up of some of New Orleans’ tightest players, hand-picked by Ivan Neville to accompany his 2003 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival performance, Dumpstaphunk has become a stalwart touring act since first stepping onto the Jazz Fest stage. Press accolades for the band have ranged from the New York Times hailing, in 2007, “Dumpstaphunk is the best funk band from New Orleans right now,” to Jambase saying, “Dumpstaphunk remains synonymous with New Orleans and anyone from NOLA would be proud to call this their official band.” Bass Player Magazine added, “The colossal low end and filthy grooves they threw down from the Gentilly Stage must have set a Jazz Fest record for baddest bass jams ever.”
Dumpstaphunk’s third studio release, Dirty Word offers a fresh take and a variety of funk, blues, gospel, second-line, R&B and rock ’n’ roll. The album features special guest appearances by Art Neville, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band (all on “Raise The House”), Skerik (with Trombone Shorty on “I Wish You Would”), Grooveline Horns (“Water” and “I Know You Know”), Ani DiFranco (“Dirty Word”) and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (“If I’m In Luck”). Dirty Word also marks the studio debut of new drummer and vocalist Nikki Glaspie (formerly with Beyonce’s all-female band), a staple presence at Dumpstaphunk’s live shows since she joined the ensemble in 2011. “We always keep the spontaneity going, that’s something I love about this band,” says Ivan Neville. “We can funk it out with the best of them, but we also like to showcase how all sorts of music can come together and push the boundaries of what funk music is. The whole record speaks to the righteousness of music. We’re not necessarily telling a specific story, but expressing how music makes things right for everyone in their own way. Our fans can feel that vibe and let it take them wherever they need to.”
“We just hope to spread the good word through funk,” adds Glaspie. “If we can create an escape, give people a reason to get down and forget their problems, then we’re doing what we set out to do.” On Dirty Word, Dumpstaphunk re-imagines their genre, holding true to the opinionated, vintage funk of Sly & the Family Stone, The Meters, and Parliament Funkadelic, but with a modern edge.
This April, Dumpstaphunk appeared for their 8th consecutive performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, showcasing new music from Dirty Word for over 30,000 people (Gentilly Stage, 4/27) and rebroadcast on AXS-TV. Subsequently, four members of Dumpstaphunk— Ivan and Ian Neville, Tony Hall, and Nikki Glaspie—joined The Nevilles in a generational “passing of the torch”-style gig on the Acura Stage to perform for 50,000 fans (4/28). Dumpstaphunk also sold-out some of NOLA’s finest music venues throughout the two weeks of Jazz Fest, including Howlin’ Wolf (4/26) for D-Phunk Plays P-Funk, a tribute set in full costume of all Parliament/Funkadelic material. They also sold-out a double-bill at The Maison (4/27) with original Meters bass player George Porter and Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, and two shows at Tipitina’s (4/29, 5/5).
Prior to Jazz Fest on April 11, Gambit Weekly’s 25th Annual “Big Easy Awards” presented Dumpstaphunk with the New Orleans “Ambassador of Entertainment” award, honoring the band for championing New Orleans music, culture and charity to new audiences nationwide.
Don’t miss Dumpstaphunk as they headline premier venues across the country this summer leading up to the release of Dirty Word!
Louisiana Red Hot Records
Release Date: July 30, 2013
1. Dancin To The Truth
2. Dirty Word
3. I Wish You Would
4. They Don’t Care
5. I Know You Know
6. If I’m in Luck
9. Reality Of The Situation
10. Take Time
11. Raise The House
Dumpstaphunk's Remaining Spring & Summer 2013 Tour Dates:
May 24 - Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp Music Festival
May 25 - Martinsville, VA - Rooster Walk
May 26 - Greenfield, MA - Strange Creek Campout
May 31 - Lyons, CO - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
June 1 - Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Club Casino
June 2 - Garberville, CA - Summer Arts and Music Festival
June 6 - Burlington, VT - Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
June 7 - Houston, TX - Last Concert Cafe
June 8 - Austin, TX - The Belmont Theater
June 15 - Westchester, NY - Clearwater Festival
June 21 - Cedarburg, WI - Summer Sounds
June 22 - Grand Rapids, MI - Founders Fest
June 29 - Murray City, OH - Family Roots Festival
July 12 - Lone Tree, IA - Camp Euforia
July 20 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
July 21 - Winthrop, WA - Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
July 27 - Troutdale, OR - Annual Artful Giving Blanket
July 28 - Palmerton, PA - Pennsylvania Blues Festival
August 7 - New York, New York - Madison Square Park
August 9 - 11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands