The legendary five trombone funk of New Orleans supergroup, Bonerama, hits the road in the month of September on a mission of relief and healing. The band that Rolling Stone calls "the ultimate in brass balls" has become a New Orleans musical institution over the past few years. Led by musical visionary Mark Mullins (a member of Harry Connick Jr.'s big band), Bonerama has wowed packed houses all over their country with their brand of thick heavy funk, and the now famous blitzkrieg of "five trombone" horn arrangements.

Like many New Orleans musical acts, Bonerama now faces their biggest challenge to date. Hurricane Katrina destroyed the bands' homes and offices, leaving them homeless with the rest of the residents of New Orleans. True to the very spirit of New Orleans and its culture, Bonerama will be playing a string of East Coast shows with part of the show proceeds going to benefit survivors of this cataclysmic disaster.

This is a story of truly overcoming adversity. Many years down the line, New Orleans may be built up again, but it will be much harder to find the real NOLA on the surface. The true heart of the city exists in the minds and souls of the musicians and the people that helped to bring their sound to fruition, the people of New Orleans. Please come down to the show and introduce yourself to the band. They have a lot to say, and while you are there you can bear witness to a musical act that is defined by New Orleans, a city that will never be truly lost as long as its troubadours fight to stay on the world's stages. This is a story of music as passion and music as life. A story that must be told!

Please note: Due to the chaos and disarray of the New Orleans disaster, the band's website and other time relevant information is not included nor updated on their website. It has been difficult communicating with the band as they have truly lost everything, including their administrative offices. Please help us raise awareness of the situation this band is in: as they cannot do it themselves. Many different relief organizations will be attending these shows as well as many large national news agencies.

09.14 | 8x10 (formerly Funk Box) | Baltimore, MD
09.16 | Tribeca Rock Club | New York, NY
09.17 | Earlville Opera House | Earlville, NY
09.18 | Mexicali Blues | Teaneck, NJ
09.23 | Boom Boom Room | San Francisco, CA
09.25 | KSDS Jazz Festival | San Diego, CA

[Published on: 9/13/05]

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