Innovative funk act will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first live performance and groundbreaking 1994 debut album Freestylin next year. However, 2018 is expected to be one of the busiest years in quite some time for the quintet. The band recently added a batch of U.S. dates to their touring calendar.
The Greyboy Allstars feature saxophonist Karl Denson, guitarist Elgin Park, keyboardist Robert Walter, bassist Chris Stillwell and drummer Aaron Redfield. Not only will the group play a number of high profile gigs, but the five-piece also revealed a new studio album is in the works.
Next up for the group is a series of two-night stands in New York City and San Francisco. Greyboy Allstars play Brooklyn Bowl on March 2 and March 3 and the Great American Music Hall on March 15 and March 16. The funk act then heads to Colorado to join Galactic at The Fillmore Auditorium in Denver on March 17. GBA also announced a Jazz Fest late night in New Orleans at the famed Tipitina’s on Saturday, May 5. The show starts at 2 a.m., so technically it’s scheduled for May 6.
The members of The Greyboy Allstars keep themselves busy outside of the band with a bevy of projects. Walter fronts his own group, the 20th Congress and is a key member of Phish bassist Mike Gordon’s five-piece. Denson heads up Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and replaced the late Bobby Keys in The Rolling Stones. Stillwell often performs with Karl and both he and Redfield are one of the most sought-after rhythm sections going. Meanwhile, Elgin Park continues to score films and television shows.
Watch The Greyboy Allstars cover Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” for Jam In The Van, which was recorded at High Sierra ’17: