The Bamboos

The Bamboos

Inspired by the philosophy espoused by Gabriel Roth of the Dap-Kings, which they discovered when it was summarized in his article for Big Daddy magazine "Shitty Is Pretty: Anatomy of a Heavy Funk 45," the Bamboos play old-fashioned funk and soul with a strong emphasis on repeated grooves, simplicity, and old-fashioned low-tech recording techniques.

Bamboos' founding member and guitarist Lance Ferguson, who schizophrenically also releases electronic side projects under his DJ name Lanu, began the group as a four-piece in 2000 to play a string... more