Zero Mile Presents

Dumpstaphunk

With AJ Ghent

Friday, October 5
8:00PM doors / 9:00PM show
All Ages
  • Price$15
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Dumpstaphunk

Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans' best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville's funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer. Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like "Dancin' To The Truth" off their latest record, Dirty Word (Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note. For more info visit http://www.dumpstaphunk.com

AJ Ghent

“…high-energy romp through gospel, soul, and funk-infused landscapes…” -Relix AJ Ghent [ j-ent ] and his singing guitar are all about energy: musically, physically, and spiritually. He takes his family’s heirloom “the sacred steel sound” and brings it to a broader audience, by standing up; which allows him more freedom in performing and connecting with others. Over the years, Ghent has shared music with Zac Brown, Dave Grohl, and legendary freeform artist, Colonel Bruce Hampton. Ghent’s new creation ‘The Neo Blues Project’ (March 2018) debuted at #7 on the Blues Billboard Charts and is filled with everything that it should be: grooves, riffs, and above all, message.