Motherlode
Motherlode The name of the band is Motherlode. The group originally began in the mid nineties as part of a D.J. night at the original Casbah in San diego. What started out as an underground hang for local hipsters and vinyl junkies, quickly became a collective of young(some too young to drink),punk rock/funk musicians playing solos to 60's and 70's funk and boogaloo records. Not soon after, Motherlode was formed as the house band, playing live versions of rare, classic soul and funk.Soon,they were packing the club and gaining recognition quickly. The members, at one time or another, included: Robert Walter, Zak Najor, Cochemea"Cheme"Gastelum, Chris Stillwell, Printz Board and Brian Jordan.

While Motherlode was shortlived, the respective players have gone on to become integral members and leaders of Black Eyed Peas, The Greyboy Allstars, Robert Walter's 20th Congress and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. Now, four of the original members, along with BEP collaborator Chuck Prada and ex B-Side Player George Sanders, have decided to come together as MOTHERLODE. This group is about old friends making new music. What your hear on this page are some live excerpts from a 2 night stand we did recently in San Francisco. The recordings are sourced from stage and audience mics. Studio Record coming soon.....