THE JUNGLE FUNK RETURNS
Opposite Box - www.oppositebox.com
Opposite Box is a whirlwind of genre-shifting excitement and mind-bending confusion landing somewhere between the cross-genre eclecticism of Frank Zappa and the improvisational stylings of The Secret Chiefs 3 and Parliament Funkadelic.
The Mumbles (New Orleans) - www.themumbles.org
THE MUMBLES are a tiny band with a mighty sound. Using two keyboards, drum kit, and a saxophone, they combine New Orleans funk and soul with old time jazz to create original "pop songs in the key of partying down" (Time Out New York).
The River Rats (Asheville) - www.ashevilleriverrats.com
The River Rats formed in Asheville around early 2011 as a street busking project. Jumpstarted from several songs written by local singer/songwriter Andrew Scotchie, The River Rats have evolved from a stripped down guitar and harmonica duo to 5 piece funkin' rock and soul blues band with a southern twist.