Maceo Parker | Santa Barbara | Review | Pics
Maceo Parker :: 04.17.11 :: Campbell Hall – UCSB :: Santa Barbara, CA
Parker led his red hot group of musicians through nearly three hours of blazing funk music over two long sets. The salacious singer shined brightest when playing his saxophone. At one point, he did a solo spotlight, going out into the audience and blowing notes up and down the aisles, mesmerizing fans in their seats. And all of the band’s illustrious players also had a chance to showcase their talents with dynamic solos.
Parker had fans dancing in the aisles early on in the first set, uncharacteristic of the normally regimented UCSB Campbell Hall. The Funkmesiter won over the crowd with his charm and wit, offering humorous storytelling and a witty history of funk music from start to finish. At one point, Parker put on some sunglasses and mimicked Ray Charles while singing “You Don’t Know Me.”
By the time Parker and the band launched into a frenzied finale, a medley including “Pass The Peas,” “Soul Power” and “Sex Machine,” nearly everyone in the audience was fanatically dancing about the venue. Maceo Parker continues to keep funk alive for a whole new generation.
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