Deep-fried southern grooves at Tuesday free concert
VAIL Ivan Nevilles Dumpstaphunk is a group of musicologists that transcend age and styles in a free-flowing approach to their art. Dumpstaphunks brand of New Orleans deep-fried funk has them heralded as the most hypnotic and riveting band to come out of the Crescent City in many decades. They bring their groove to the stage in Vail Tuesday as theHot Summer Nights free concert series continues. Dumpstaphunk weaves a vocal and musical tapestry with key members of Dave Matthews and Friends, Trey Anastaio, Jewel and the Neville musical families. The bands music incorporates drops of Sly and the Family Stone and Meter-esque jams, as well as other diverse influences into a spicy musical gumbo.
Ivan Neville began absorbing the musical attitude of the Neville family from birth. Ivans music honors and extends the Nevilles musical heritage, adding a distinctive new grit that radiates from his New Orleans roots. Ivan first joined the Neville Brothers in his mid-teens, then moved on to become a pivotal member of Keith Richards and The X-Pensive Winos, The Spin Doctors, and Bonnie Raitts band. His extensive credits include recording and/or performing with The Rolling Stones, Robbie Robertson, Angie Stone, Jack Cassady, and Govt Mule. Ivan Neville is currently performing with The Neville Brothers in a worldwide tour in support of the album he co-produced, Walking In The Shadow of Life. He has also recently performed with Soulive, Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio, Galactic, North Mississippi Allstars, Karl Densons Tiny Universe, Bob Weirs Ratdog, Funky Meters, Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer.
When you add the Neville legacy of Ivan and Ian (Neville Brothers, Funky Meters) to Nick Daniels (Neville Brothers Etta James, Box Scaggs, Wild Magnolias) on bass; Tony Hall (Dave Matthews & Friends, Trey Anastasio, Jewel, Emmylou Harris) on bass and guitar; and Raymond Weber (Dirty Dozen, Trey Anastasio, Harry Connick, Jr, and featured as original drummer in the movie RAY) on drums, you have Dumpstaphunk. The band has performed on the main stage at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and headlined New Orleans venues such as Tipitinas, and The Howlin Wolf. The band won the 2005 Big Easy Award as New Orleans Best Funk Group.Dumpstaphunks performance at the Hot Summer Nights is presented by Vogelman West, with this weeks Bud Light Post Party hosted at Vendettas. The gates of the Ford Amphitheater will open at 5:30 p.m. and Dumpstaphunk hits the stage at 6:30 p.m.
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