Jelly Bread & ZooFunkYou at Volcanic
Fri, Apr 13 at 9pm
Jelly Bread brings the Funk, Soul, and Grooves to VTP. JB has risen from Reno/Lake Tahoe area favorites into a nationally- touring, powerhouse quartet that delivers a high-energy, chameleonic playlist all over the United States. Jelly Bread’s distinct style is identified by a blend of desert twang meeting the urban tones of funk and rock. Exceptional songwriting and storytelling interlaced with four part harmonies, intricate “in-the-pocket” drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel and funky guitar licks, tasty synth and talk-box, “take-’em-to-church” organ come together into a sound that is downright appetizing.
Here, There & Everywhere was mixed by renowned engineer/producer Justin Phelps (Cake, Galactic, Fruition, The Mars Volta, The Neville Brothers, and Dead Kennedys among many others). Jelly Bread has performed direct support for the likes of Robert Cray, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Moe, Rusted Root, JJ Grey, Dragon Smoke (members of Galactic), The Motet, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real, Pimps of Joytime, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Allen Stone Band, Orgone, Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Carolyn Wonderland, and The California Honeydrops. The band has also appeared at premiere festivals including the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival, High Sierra, Joshua Tree, Strawberry, and Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza.
Zoofunkyou is a psychedelic funk band coming out of Chicago that specializes in booty-shakin’ improvisational jams. Drawing influences from people like The Grateful Dead, Alabama Shakes and Jimi Hendrix, they achieve psychedelic euphoria through introspective lyrics, swaggering, screeching guitar licks and an extremely tight rhythm section. The finished product sounds like early Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac meets Tame Impala with a dash of modern jam band influence.