This Saturday afternoon the team behind Equifunk will present their second annual Leprechaun's Ball
Le Poisson Rouge in NYC. Guitarist Eddie Roberts will headline the event along with The Funky
which features keyboardist Nigel Hall, bassist Ron Johnson, drummer John Staten and the
Trey Anastasio Band horn section of Jennifer Hartswick, Natalie Cressman and James Casey.
"The great thing about putting together an all-star lineup is that you get to cherry pick
all your favorite players from the whole scene. I was honored to be asked this time and
this is my 'fantasy' all-star band...something that is no longer a fantasy!" Roberts told
JamBase about how the group came together. The event's organizers added, "For the concept,
we always thought St Patrick's Day was a great excuse for people to go out and party in
NYC, but the only options seemed to be overcrowded bars or hanging out at someone's
apartment. Last year we decided to take matters into our own hands and throw our own
Equifunk style event, with some of our favorite local funk bands (last year we had Turkuaz
and The Pimps of Joytime), all in the spirit of St Patrick's Day. The event was a huge
success, and we plan on building on that with this year's upcoming event on March 15."
The Bobby Paltauf Band and Dorsia will also perform at the event. Tickets for the second
annual Leprechaun's Ball are currently available via the venue's website.
[Published on: 3/12/14]