Sly & the Family Stone + Gil Scott Heron - Funk Tribute Night!

Sly & the Family Stone + Gil Scott Heron - Funk Tribute Night!

Guy and the 2 O'Clock Club, Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band

Sat · November 3, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10 advance

This event is all ages

Patrons under 21 years of age pay $2 surcharge at the door

Sly & the Family Stone + Gil Scott Heron - Funk Tribute Night!
Sly & the Family Stone + Gil Scott Heron - Funk Tribute Night!
A night of serious sweet vibes..with
JOE KEYES AND THE LATE BLOOMER BAND.. and
GUY CURTIS & THE 2 O CLOCK CLUB!

This will be the beginning of many tributes to the pioneers of funk & other forms of beautiful music we have loved for years!

Guy "NowChild" Curtis and Joe Keyes "The Late Bloomer"
are serious dedicated musical legends in their own right! They've graced the stage with many Masters of Funk like George Clinton and more!

Guy "NowChild" Curtis formerly of LET THE MONKEY GO is coming to drop many of Sly Stone's Greatest Hits ...YESSSS and with a Crucial Horn Section...they gonna take you HIGHER!

Joe Keyes and his crew will bring a special tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

Special guest surprise DJ will be dropping classic jams before, between, & after the sets...Prince, PFunk, Bootsty, etc!
Guy and the 2 O'Clock Club
Featuring Guy "NowChild" Curtis from Let The Monkey Go
Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band
Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band
Joe Keyes is equal parts front man, poet and band conductor. The Freehold, NJ, native found his orchestra in late 2009 in The Late Bloomer Band, a rotating cast of Baltimore/DC-based musicians. The band takes audiences back to the days of Miles Davis and early P-Funk, when big bands were lead by strong forces of individuals. The band’s brand of live improvisation and musical sophistication presents a different experience at every show.

While Keyes draws inspiration from musical mentors Gil Scott-Heron and Sun Ra, The Late Bloomer Band brings a modern interpretation to funk, jazz, rock and a variety of other genres.

The Late Bloomer Band’s members, in their mid-20s, help keep 52-year-old Keyes young, and come from various Baltimore and D.C.-based bands. Having grown together musically, the band’s polished tightness has landed collaborations and live shows featuring original Fishbone members Angelo “Dr. Madd Vibe” Moore and Norwood Fisher.

Influences:
P Funk, Fela Kuti, Joe Bowie and Defunkt, Gil Scott Heron, Sun Ra, Bob Marley
Venue Information:
Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
http://www.theottobar.com/