Nikki Glaspie Parts Ways With Dumpstaphunk

New Orleans funk act Dumpstaphunk has announced they will soon part ways with drummer Nikki Glaspie. Nikki’s departure was amicable as she has decided to focus full-time on The Nth Power. Glaspie joined Dumpstaphunk in 2011.

[Photo By Josh Timmermans]

“We love Nikki and wish her nothing but the best moving forward. We’ve shared many amazing shows together, along with an album we’re all very proud of. No doubt we’ll be seeing each other down the road. In the mean time, we reached out to our extended family of New Orleans musicians and can confirm that Alvin Ford Jr. will join us on tour starting August 23 in Park City, UT” an announcement from the band reads.

Glaspie will finish off her time in Dumpstaphunk with Dumpstaphunk tonight at Party in the Park in Rochester, NY; tomorrow at Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown, PA; on Saturday at Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, CT and finaly on Friday, August 22 at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC with Rebirth Brass Band.

See below for a list of Dumpstaphunk tour dates:

7/31 Rochester, NY -Party in the Park +
8/01 Johnstown, PA -Flood City Music Festival
8/02 Bridgeport, CT -Gathering of the Vibes
8/22 Chapel Hill, NC -University of North Carolina *
8/23 Park City, UT -Canyons Resort
8/24 Teton Village, WY -Village Commons
8/27 Crested Butte, CO -Crested Butte Mountain Resort
8/28 Denver, CO -Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom ^
8/29 Big Sky, MT -Big Moon Rising Festival
8/30 Laramie, WY -Snowy Range Festival
8/31 Quincy, WA -Dave Matthew’s Band Caravan at the Gorge #
9/04 Arrington, VA -Lock’n Festival
9/12 Danville, IL -Phases of the Moon Music & Art Festival
9/13 Telluride, CO -Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
10/18 Ozark, AR -Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival
11/15-11/16 Live Oak, FL -Bear Creek Music Festival

+ w/Dickey Betts & Great Southern
* w/Rebirth Brass Band
^ w/Earphunk
# w/Dave Matthews Band