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The Original STANTON MOORE TRIO ft. Robert Walter/Will Bernard & Special Gu...
Thu, Apr 27, 2017, 9:30 PM – Fri, Apr 28, 2017, 4:00 AM CDT
Boom Boom Room Presents
The Original Stanton Moore Trio & Special Guests
Stanton Moore - Drums/Galactic
Robert Walter- B3/Greyboy Allstars
Will Bernard- Guitar/TJ Kirk
THE QUICKENING (opener)
DJ DOUG FUNNIE of WTUL
"It's voodoo of some kind the way Moore hammers out the beat of the first two tracks, "Squash Blossom" and "Pie Eyed Manc," only to have them shape-shift into the fluid motion of Robert Walter's organ and the quick flick of Will Bernard's guitar." (Doug Collete, All About Jazz)
Born and raised in New Orleans, Stanton Moore is a dedicated drummer and performer especially connected to the city, its culture and collaborative spirit. Driven and inspired by the thriving music scene of his hometown which includes such greats as Professor Longhair, Doctor John and The Meters, Moore’s name is now mentioned amongst these Big Easy mainstays.
In the early ‘90s, Moore helped found the New Orleans-based essential funk band Galactic. Their first album, 1996’s widely acclaimed Coolin’ Off, led to an intense tour schedule of nearly 200 gigs a year for the next ten years. Building on their fan base by adding an esteemed list of all-star collaborations to the six albums that followed, Galactic continues to amass a worldwide audience via recording and touring globally. Moore launched his solo career in 1998 aided by eight-string guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter and saxophonist Skerik (Les Claypool, John Scofield, Roger Waters). The group recorded All Kooked Out! featuring a handful of local New Orleans musicians as well.
Robert Walter performs all his own stunts. For 20 years, the San Diego native has been pulling drawbars and pushing the limits of the Hammond B3 organ. Walter helped form the the Greyboy Allstars in 1993 with Karl Denson, Elgin Park, Chris Stillwell, Zak Najor, and DJ Greyboy. Influenced by soul-jazz and funk records from the 1960s and 70s, the band juxtaposed jazz improvisation and dance music. They continue to record and perform to a committed fan base. The Greyboy Allstars also served as the band for Robert’s first solo record, Spirit of ’70 which also featured saxophonist and Miles Davis sideman Gary Bartz.
Guitarist Will Bernard, a Berkeley, CA native and Brooklyn NY transplant studied guitar and piano from an early age with Dave Creamer, Art Lande and Julian White later developing and interest in classical music composition. Since then, Bernard has participated in a host of boundary stretching groups, ranging from jazz, hip-hop and world music to experimental music, with many stops in between. In the 90’s Bernard recorded and performed with many projects under the direction of acclaimed producer Lee Townsend and worked with groups ranging from the Hindustani-influenced Jai Uttal to the political hip-hop group the Coup. The most commercially successful of these projects was the group T.J. Kirk (with Charlie Hunter).
Saturated in soul and marinated in the love of music comes The Quickening out of New Orleans, LA. After parting ways with the Flow Tribe in 2012, guitarist and song writer Blake Quick has assembled a panel of musicians that have enhanced the meaning of "feel good music." Prepare to be blown away by the luscious vocal pairings between the stunning Rachel "Mama Ray" Murray and Quick. The two have a chemistry that boils with excitement and defies the term "frontman" into one cohesive partnership. The rhythm section, coupled by Cody Ruth on bass and Scott Sibley on drums, seem to have a marriage to the groove that Quick lays down. Some think the two are married themselves, they've been playing so long together. The rest of the band is a revolving door of sorts; always welcoming colorful textures to the band by including horns, pedal steel guitar, and various other woodwind and string instruments. The band has already made a huge impact in the New Orleans community and are eager to spread the word like butter across the US.
DJ DOUG FUNNIE of WTUL
DJ Doug Funnie is a lover of the groove. A lover of the Louisiana groove. What is the Louisiana Groove? Swamp-Funk-Jazz-Blues-Brass-Sweaty-Booty-Music. Get funky with DJ Doug Funnie!
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