The ship may have docked, but the Jam Vibe continues! Karl Denson who played tenor sax on The Rolling Stones No Filter tour of Europe, gets back on the road with his own band. Highly regarded as one of the best live bands on the planet, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe (KDTU) will be showcasing material from their long-awaited forthcoming studio album, as well as previous acclaimed KDTU recordings like New Ammo and The Bridge. The current KDTU touring lineup is comprised of Richmond guitarist DJ Williams, original drummer of The Greyboy Allstars, Zak Najor, The Greyboy Allstars’ bassist Chris Stillwell, Crush Effects’ keyboardist David Veith, Seattle trumpeter Chris Littlefield and ace slide and lap steel guitarist Seth Freeman.
The show features Special Guest appearances by keyboardist extraordinaire and New Orleans royalty, Ivan Neville and also popular jam spinner DJ Logic.
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. They toss 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 (July 30, 2013, Louisiana Red Hot Records), offer an escape into the funky sublime, sharing the true spirit of New Orleans with every note.