Funk’n’Soul FallFest a success!

24 Sep

We had a fantastic time at Twain’s on Saturday evening for the inaugural edition of the Funk’n’Soul FallFest!  Special thanks to owners and brothers Ethan and Uri Wurtzel for their willingness to try new things, and THANK YOU to all of you who made it out on Saturday for at least a part!  The crowd flowed wonderfully all through the night, and there was always a steady audience for the music.

Jango Monkey kicked off the music shortly after 6pm for a rousing 80 minute set full of fantastic interwoven jams that kept everyone grooving.  They certainly enjoyed the set, and let’s just say it was the perfect kick-off to the evening.

Jango Monkey2

(Jango Monkey)

Grant Green Jr. followed, and his two sets were as tight and flowing as could be, even if we had to assemble a lineup for him last minute.   He had some fine young players with him that didn’t skip a beat.  I believe it’s safe to say that Twain’s stage is a perfect outlet for Grant, and I hope we can do more with master of the jazz & soul guitar.  Quite a site to behold when you can catch him!

image    (Grant Green Jr.)

Young stewards of the funk from Augusta, GA, Funk You, closed out the night performing originals alongside tasteful covers by The Rolling Stones, Bill Withers, and Van Morrison just to name a few.  I was extremely impressed by these fellas in their debut in Decatur and look forward to seeing them moving forward.  I sat down at one point and pressed record on the iphone and got some good footage in the throes of a jam for almost 9 minutes.  I hope you enjoy it!

Please mark down Thursday, October 3, on your calendar for An Evening with The Ragbirds!  Advance tix are available by clicking on the link in the previous sentence.  This is a special early show (8pm’ish start time), so come on out and see one of the most vibrant bands going these days, a band that describes their music as “infectious global grooves”.

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