Dumpstaphunk Archive



Dumpstaphunk stands out among New Orleans’ best as one of the funkiest bands to ever arise from the Crescent City. Born on the Jazz & Heritage Festival stage, and descended from Neville family bloodlines, these soldiers of funk ignite a deep, gritty groove that dares listeners not to move. Their performances combine ingenious musicianship and complex funk and jazz arrangements with soulful melodies that are simple enough for anyone to enjoy. In Big Easy tradition, dueling baselines from Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III set off one of the dirtiest rhythm sections on the planet, while Ivan Neville lights up the Hammond B3 keys and cousin Ian Neville’s funky guitar riffs send the groove into overdrive. The band recently welcomed their newest member, Alvin Ford Jr. to the quintet, a New Orleans born and raised powerhouse drummer. Dumpstaphunk tosses around lead vocals and four-part harmonies the way Sly & the Family Stone did, but with three studio albums under their belt, Dumpstaphunk stands on the merit of their own material. Songs like “Dancin’ To The Truth” off their latest record, Dirty Word (Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans…

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Slice Fest

Slice Fest

Birmingham Budweiser presents Slice Fest benefiting Make-a-Wish & Suki Foundation with music by:

Foundation of Funk featuring George Porter, Jr. & Zigaboo Modeliste of the Meters with Guests, Ivan Neville & Tony Hall

North Mississippi Osborne featuring The North Mississippi All-Stars & Anders Osborne



Flow Tribe

Adam Hood



Spoonful James

Willie & The Giant

Raquel Lily

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