Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band Announce Dates with Galactic

+ Fall Tour & NYE Run


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‘Cheeky funk’ group Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is embarking on an ambitious fall tour in support of their latest album Funk Life, with stops throughout the southeast including performances at The Orange Peel (Asheville, NC), 1904 (Jacksonville, FL), WorkPlay Theatre (Birmingham, AL), and Charleston Pour House (Charleston, SC), and a four-date run of shows in support of NOLA funk jam band Galactic. A full list of dates can be found below.

The Asheville, NC based funkadelic 5-piece features smokin’ horns, a keytar slinging babe-a-licious brunette, and old school funk rhythms. Funk Life, their 3rd studio album release, was fittingly conceived in the back seat of a 1972 Impala while listening to a mix tape of P-Funk, Sly and the Family Stone, Buddy Miles, Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, and James Brown. So pervasive were these influences that keyboardist/vocalist Mary “Mama Funk” Frances wrote the track “Living the Dream” in a sleep-charged vision of George Clinton and Garry Shider of P-Funk teaching her the melodic riff. Other stand outs on the album include lead track “24/7” featuring sassy vocals with contagious rhythms and bold horn hits; “Wake Yo Self,” a caffeinated dance track that builds to a keys-driven crescendo; and a bold cover of the woman-power manifesto “Mama Feel Good”.

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band have shared stages with funk masters George Clinton’s P Funk, New Mastersounds, DJ Le Spam, Pimps of the Joytime, and Galactic, and are regular favorites at festivals and venues across the country.

Funk Life Fall Tour Dates:
Oct 8 – Greensboro, NC – Blind Tiger
Oct 9 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House*
Oct 10 – Hickory, NC – Hickory Oktoberfest
Oct 17 – Roanoke, VA – GO OUTSIDE Festival
Oct 23-25 – Key West, FL – Fantasy Fest at The Green Parrot
Oct 30 – Savannah, GA – Barrelhouse South
Oct 31 – Boone, NC – Legends*
Nov 6 – Gainesville, FL – The Jam
Nov 7 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904
Nov 8 – Melbourne, FL – Melbourne Fall Art & Music Festival
Nov 10 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall**
Nov 11 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre**
Nov 12 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel**
Nov 13 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre**
Nov 14 – Tallahassee, FL – The Side Bar Theatre
Dec 30 – Charlotte, NC – (NYE RUN) The Neighborhood Theatre
Dec 31 – Raleigh, NC – (NYE) Southland Ballroom

* – w/ Travers Brothership
** – in support of Galactic

 

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