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it is don't assume all time you are free to enjoy power vocals, metal instruments, synth riffs, and funky jam pauses in a single spot — let-alone from an individual band — but from a host of regional influences has emerged Louisianan jam band Galactic.
This brand new Orleans-based quintet often collaborates and executes with a selection of local performers, and for the years, they’ve additionally performed live with long-established funk, heart, R&B, hip-hop, and gospel musicians, such become The Roots, Mike Doughty, The Soul Rebels Brass Band, Counting Crows, The Allman Brothers Band, Fusebox Funk, B.B. King, The Neville Brothers, George Porter (of this Meters), and Jurassic 5.
According to Galactic saxophonist Ben Ellman, the band’s newest record, Into The Deep is about the people and connections the band has gathered over twenty years. The record features efforts from vocalist and songwriter Macy Gray, JJ Grey, and R&B-meets-gospel heart singer Mavis Staples, among others, and boasts an impressive spread of instrumental songs that emphasize the very carefully cultivated palette the group features acquired through the years in brand new Orleans. Some songs act as expansions upon improvisational some ideas although some act as musical discourse on themes presented in past records.
Fortunate for us, Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines, and deep Vogel are determined to hit the road to fairly share their eclectically influenced blend of jazz fusion making use of their fans. Better yet news: they’re bringing their particular real time grooves to The Fonda Theatre next Friday, March 4th, and we’ve got two pairs of tickets to offer away into program!