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Famed funk bassist Bootsy Collins announced he will no longer be performing live in concert.
This week Release Day Picks highlights new albums out today by KIMOCK, Bootsy Collins, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Marcus King Band, Dopapod and SOJA.
Stream the new single off legendary bassist Bootsy Collins’ collaboration-filled studio album, ‘World Wide Funk.’
The fourth day at sea brings even more mind-blowing performances to the crew aboard Jam Cruise 12.
The party aboard the MSC Divina continues with performances by Keller Williams, Bootsy Collins, Thievery Corporation and dozens more.
The String Cheese Incident welcomed Bootsy Collins as opener and guests Karl Denson and Chris Littlefield at the first show of their New Year’s Run at 1STBank Center in Broomfield, CO.
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About Bootsy Collins
Bootsy Collins is best known as the bassist for Parliament/Funkadelic and leader of Bootsy’s Rubberband in the late 70’s.
Bootsy got into music long before he became a part of Parliament/Funkadelic. Growing up in Cincinnati OH, he started playing guitar and bass at an early age. When he was 14 he led a band that did recording sessions at Kings Records with Charles Spurling.
The Godfather of Soul was so impressed with the band that, he sent them on tour with his production Artist like: Marva Whitney, Hank Ballard, to name a few, then he asked them to become his regular band in 1969 and Bootsy’s band was re-named the J.B’s. After touring all around the world, with James Brown, Bootsy and the group were ready to do their own thing. When the band returned from England in 1971, they decided to leave James Brown and launch their own career.
That is when Bootsy met up with George Clinton and became a part of Parliament Funkadelic. In 1975 Bootsy and his band did some recording on their own under the name Bootsy’s Rubberband, based on their single, Stretching Out. Together, Parliament/Funkadelic and the Rubberband put on some of the most stunning and evolutionary live Funk shows.
Bootsy now lives in his hometown of Cincinnati OH and spends much of his time producing Movie, game and animation scores, along with producing and mentoring young talent. Check out the artists section of the site to find out more about the groups on his label, Bootzilla Productions.
The Greyboy Allstars confirmed four February 2020 concerts.
Yonder Mountain String Band gets their 2020 winter tour underway early in January and concludes the run by teaming up with The Infamous Stringdusters for a series of co-bills.
The Infamous Stringdusters confirmed Winter Tour 2020 and shared two singles from their forthcoming ‘Live From Covington, Kentucky’ set.
The Revivalists will embark on a three-week 2020 winter tour this February.
Oysterhead, the Trey Anastasio Band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Gary Clark Jr. are among the acts on the initial SweetWater 420 Fest 2020 lineup.