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Dumpstaphunk Announces Exclusive New Album Preview During Jazz Fest

 

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Dumpstaphunk Announces Exclusive New Album Preview During Jazz Fest 

Celebrating 10 Years at Jazz Fest, New Orleans' Heavyweight Funk Collective Offers Exclusive First Copies & In-Store Performance Of Forthcoming Summer Release, Dirty Word

Wednesday, May 1 at 6pm
Louisiana Music Factory
210 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 586-1094

NEW ORLEANS, LA (Wednesday, April 10, 2013) -- Bridging the gap between festivities during New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival, Dumpstaphunk will host a Dirty Word preview party Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Louisiana Music Factory. Starting at 6pm, the heavyweight funk collective -- featuring Ivan Neville, Nick Daniels, Tony Hall, Ian Neville and Nikki Glaspie -- will treat fans to an intimate live performance, with the first copies of Dirty Word available for purchase in-store before the album drops worldwide later this summer.

The poignant celebration falls on the week of Dumpstaphunk's 10th anniversary since they first stepped onto the Gentilly Stage as a group in 2003. The quintet has since evolved from simply a Jazz Fest side project into what Rolling Stone now calls "one of music's most prestigious modern funk ensembles."

Dumpstaphunk's third studio release since they became a full-time project in 2006, Dirty Word offers new forays into blues, gospel, second-line, R&B and straight up rock and roll, with guest appearances by Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Skerik, the Groovline Horns, Art Neville, Ani DiFranco and Flea of the Red Hot Chili PeppersDirty Word also marks the studio debut of new drummer Nikki Glaspie, a staple presence at Dumpstaphunk's live show since she joined the ensemble in 2011.

Prior to Jazz Fest, Dumpstaphunk will also be honored at the 2013 Big Easy Awards with the special recognition honor of "Ambassador of Entertainment" for championing New Orleans music, culture and charity to new audiences nationwide.

Dumpstaphunk Performances During Jazz Fest

  • Friday, April 26: Howlin' Wolf (Parliament Funkadelic cover set), 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27: Jazz & Heritage Festival (Gentilly Stage), 3:35 - 4:40 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 27: The Maison (special guest Page McConnell of Phish), 11 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 5: Tipitina's Uptown (10th anniversary w/guest horns Skerik, Natalie Cressman and Jennifer Hartswick), 11 p.m.

About Dumpstaphunk

A decade evolved from their debut at 2003's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Dumpstaphunk offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the Big Easy tradition of a good time. The quintet features Ivan Neville on vocals, B3 and Clav, the double bass attack and soulful voices of Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie on drums and vocals.

From annual performances at New Orleans' Jazz Fest -- "The colossal low end and filthy grooves they threw down from the Gentilly Stage must have set a Jazz Fest record for baddest bass jams ever." (Bass Player Magazine, 2012) -- to music rooms and festivals across the nation (Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, All Good, High Sierra, Hangout, Jam Cruise and Outside Lands to name a few), Dumpstaphunk continues to spread an unmistakably New Orleans groove with hard-hitting performances that dare listeners not to move.


"We always keep the spontaneity going, that's something I love about this band," says Ivan. "We can funk it out with the best of them, but we also like to showcase how all sorts of music can come together and push the boundaries of what funk music is."

Dumpstaphunk's summer 2013 release, Dirty Word, re-imagines their genre, holding true to the opinionated, vintage funk of Sly & the Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic, but with a modern edge that forays into gospel, blues, second-line, R&B and straight-up rock n' roll. True to New Orleans tradition, Dumpsta's friends and family Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Rebirth Brass Band, Skerik, the Grooveline Horns, Art Neville, Ani DiFranco and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers kick the Dirty Word sessions up a notch.

Ivan continues, "The whole record speaks to the righteousness of music. We're not necessarily telling a specific story, but expressing how music makes things right for everyone in their own way. Our fans can feel that vibe and let it take them wherever they need to."

"We just hope to spread the good word through funk," adds Glaspie. "If we can create an escape, give people a reason to get down and forget their problems, then we're doing what we set out to do."

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