Got Groove?

"Now, put some stank on it!"

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 music. 

It's all about the groove.

It's 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? 


This 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.


Trick 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.


The 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...

Trick 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 following URLs:


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