"Now, put some stank
Drum tight, booty shakin',
sweat drippin', New Orleans-style funk music from New
England's finest funk ensemble, Trick
Bag. Now playing at Jake's
Dixie Roadhouse, 220 Moody Street in Waltham, on Saturday,
November 22nd. Awesome BBQ, funky music, what's not to like? This
is going to be a night to remember! Join the boyz in the bag for a night
of groovin', drinkin', and dancin'! Got Groove?
With deep musical roots that
stretch back to Africa, New Orleans funk defines a unique sound, mixing
Caribbean rhythms, New Orleans second-line syncopation, and the soul of
rhythm & blues. Just as the Big Easy gave birth to Jazz, a Black
musical form centered on rhythm, improvisation, freedom, and collectivity
at the turn of the century, many American musical traditions began within
these city limits, showing New Orleans as the birthplace of American
all about the groove.
always been about the groove. You know it, and you can believe this band
knows it. Trick Bag specializes in the music of New Orleans, especially
that of modern funk artists such as the Meters & Neville Brothers,
pumping out grooves hatched in the roadhouses and house parties of south
Louisiana. But more than a cover band, Trick Bag puts their own stamp on
every groove-infested number they play. And how could they not?
band is made up of four very seasoned players, bringing decades of
experience in hard working bands to this party. These guys have something
to say, and say it they do, grooving hard on New Orleans styles cooked-up
hot & nasty and served their way.
Bag is composed of four core players: guitar, piano & hammond organ,
bass, and drums. Two of the players are lead vocalists. Between them they’ve
done stints with a good many successful bands, including the Boston Horns,
Soul City, Rhythmo Loco, the Northeast Rhythm Collective, Gary and the
Gang, Soul Inspiration, Phil Grenadier, Tal Shalom-Kobi, The DF3, OGMF,
the Swanky Moes, The Natives, Unity, Flipside, and a good many others.
Trick Bag repertoire focuses on music of the Meters, Neville Brothers,
other staples of the New Orleans groove, and a peppering of like-minded
originals. It’s all about the groove...
Bag's debut CD release, Hip Shot, is becoming a staple of the indie
release market. The concoction of barrel house vocal numbers and
searing instrumentals, all rolled up in a feel-good package of party
energy and drum-tight, butt-shakin’ grooves can be found at the