Soundboard Matrix Audio & Videos: Rachael Price & Bernard Purdie Among Vulfpeck Guests In Brooklyn
Michigan funk act Vulfpeck‘s four-night visit to New York City continued on Friday night with their second of three shows at Brooklyn Bowl. Once again, the band filled the stage with guests over the course of their set.
Vulfpeck opened with “Outro” featuring alto saxophonist Eddie Barbash of Stay Human. Once again guitarist Cory Wong and percussionist Richie Rodriguez augmented the traditional four-piece lineup for the entire evening. Wong showed off his talents on a song from the soon-to-be-released The Beautiful Game which the band introduced as titled “Cory Wong.” It was then on to a run of underplayed gems “Barbara,” “My First Car” and “Mean Girls.”
Legendary drummer Bernard Purdie made his third appearance with Vulfpeck in as many nights on a sequence that featured “It Gets Funkier,” “Game Winner,” “Something,” (The Beatles) and a grand finale of Aretha Franklin’s 1971 hit “Rock Steady.” Lake Street Dive vocalist Rachael Price added her phenomenal singing to “Something” and “Rock Steady.”
Other guests on Friday were vocalist Antwaun Stanley, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Joey Dosik, trombonist Melissa Gardiner and drummer/vocalist Louis Kato. Stanley’s time fronting Vulfpeck featured “1612,” Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie On Reggae Woman,” “Funky Duck” and “Wait For The Moment.” Cato contributed to both “Wait For The Moment” and “Beastly.” The end of the set came in the form of a core band take on “Christmas In L.A.” and Vulfpeck aided by Stanley, Brabash and Gardnier for “Back Pocket.”
Vulfpeck said farewell with an encore of “Kid Charlemagne” featuring the drummer that paid on the original track, Bernard Purdie. The group finishes their Brooklyn Bowl New York City run this evening. A webcast is available via nugs.tv.