Watch Vulfpeck Cover Steely Dan & Beatles With Bernard Purdie + Couch Tour Alert


On Wednesday night Ann Arbor-based funk quartet Vulfpeck started their first World Tour with a performance at Central Park’s Summerstage in New York City. We’ll have a full report on the guest-filled show soon, but in the meantime we wanted to share some videos from the evening and a Couch Tour Alert.

Tonight through Saturday night Vulfpeck will play Brooklyn Bowl in New York City, the venue where they made their Big Apple debut back in November. If you can’t make it to Brooklyn Bowl in person, there’s an option to watch from home or wherever you have an internet connection. has announced webcasts of all three shows live from New York City. The webcasts are available for pre-order here in both HD and SD formats.

Vulfpeck was joined by nearly a dozen special guests on Wednesday in Central Park, but none more impressive than legendary drummer Bernard Purdie. “Pretty” Purdie is thought to be world’s most recorded drummer having played with Aretha Franklin, James Brown, B.B. King, Hall & Oates, Steely Dan and many other acts.

One Steely Dan song Purdie contributed to was “Kid Charlemagne” and last night Vulfpeck had the pleasure of playing the tune with Bernard. Watch fan-shot video captured by linusj:

Pretty Purdie also contributed his famed “Purdie Shuffle” to Vulfpeck’s cover of “Something” by the Beatles. We love how guitarist Eric Krasno, who opened the show with his EKB outfit, ran on stage to help with the solo. Watch fan-shot video captured by linusj:

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