FACE THE NATION: ..State of the Union Address:
My Hometown - The Billy Jones Band
My Hometown - The Billy Jones Band
..every authentic american bluesman's got a soft side.
my love is real
chiseled in stone
anything you say
..genuine road-hardened delta blues outlaws. ..southern soul meets blues funk:
Funky Blues & Southern Soul - volume 1
Grammy Nominated soul band, The GroovaLottos will be playing at SOB's on September 1st. Almost as impresisive as their live show are the musician's foundations as backing players for the who's who of classic and contemporary soul music.
NEW YORK – The GroovaLottos Phunk Party @ SOB's is proving to be one of the music scene buzzes of New York City for the Labor Day weekend. First coming to international attention in 2016 with their debut single, "Do You Mind (IfWeDanceWitYoDates)?" spending 41 wee
The Phunk Hits 2018 summer concert tour is in full swing and the next stop is Focsicles in Provincetown, this coming Saturday.
The next stop on the party train is on Saturday, June 2 at Focsicles at the Governor Bradford, 312 Commercial Street, Provincetown. Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8PM show. $10 cover at the door. Focsicles is a new, family friendly, live music venue in Ptown and this will be the first of two stops that The GroovaLottos will be making at this venue as a part of The Phunk Hits
Hip-Hop Jazz Artist The ZYG 808 looks at the summer ahead as a featured artist on The Phunk Hits 2018 tour and working on his debut album, "The Intro".
Playing four shows in a row is a sign of things to come for The ZYG 808, as this past week was Haley House Bakery on Thursday, Southport on Friday, Dedham Square Coffeehouse on Saturday, and the Hyannis Open Street Festival on Sunday afternoon. "I didn't even bother taking my drums out of Pop's trunk." explained the soon-to-be 15 year-old percussi
Grammy nominated soul-funk-blues band kick-off The Phunk Hits 2018 with a show at Beatnik's in Worcester. Listen to their music on WICN's "Soul Serenade" Monday nights 7 - 10 pm.
The summer concert tour season is upon us! This coming Saturday night, the place to be is Beatnik's, 433Park Ave, Worcester at 9 PM when The GroovaLottos turn the room into a party. Saturday, May 26th is the first date of The Phunk Hits 2018, a concert tour featuring the 4-time Grammy nominated band The GroovaLottos and
There's a party going on in Dedham!!! The Coffeehouse Soul Sessions will be the after-party for the "Show Em Whatcha Got!" road show event. The show starts at 8pm in the Dedham Square Coffeehouse, 565 High Street in Dedham, MA.
Historic happenings are in store at the Dedham Square Coffeehouse this coming Saturday, where Coffeehouse Soul Sessions will be the after-party for the Hip-Hop Road Show, inviting veteran MCs to take the mic and rock with the band. Showtime starts at 8pm. DSCH is located a
The Phunk Hits 2018 summer concert tour schedule has been published with
additional dates to come throughout the eastern region. The kick-off show will be in Worcester, MA
Summer is coming and so is the The Phunk Hits 2018 summer street concert tour, featuring The GroovaLottos and The ZYG 808. Song Keepers, LTD has announced that the tour is set to kick off on May 26 in Worcester and is running until October 14th, hitting parks, street corners, and a few indoor venues throughout Massachusetts, N
Hip-Hop Jazz Percussionist struts his stuff and wins first place in the Mashpee Middle High School Talent Show. Performs song from upcoming album.
When you're 14 years old and have already headlined three jazz festivals, performed for crowds of 48,000 people and spent your last summer on tour as opposed to cutting lawns, a high school talent show might seem a bit passé, but not for The ZYG 808. When notices for auditions went up he jumped at the opportunity.
Mashpee Middle High School held it's ta
Among the various jazz and fusion drummers who have influenced The ZYG 808, the style and career of John Blackwell, Jr had a considerable influence on the child prodigy's own development.
One night while performing with The GroovaLottos, The ZYG 808 took to the drum kit to perform "Baychester Ave", and instrumental jazz piece that he co-composed with his father, Mwalim. Before rolling into the up-tempo, Latin-influenced groove, he announced that he to dedicate this performance to the late John B
It is International Women's History Month and GroovaLottos keyboardist and singer reflects on the influence of legendary jazz great, Nina Simone on his performance style.
As the truck and equipment trailer of The GroovaLottos tooled through Dedham after another successful show at the Dedham Square Coffeehouse, the strains of Nina Simone's "Sinner Man" could be heard on the truck stereo. Mwalim turned it up slightly and began to sing along and even started scatting as Simone's rapid-fire, Pentacos
With most of Cape Cod still in a blackout after Friday's storm, the Phunk Party was in Welfleet and the dance floor was packed. Band members and fans say that this is a testament to the power of The Phunk.
Neither storm nor blackout can prevent a Phunk Party from happening! Despite the fact that 3/4 of Cape Cod residents were left without electricity after the Nor'easter hit Cape Cod, The GroovaLottos' Downtown Phunk Party at Welfleet Preservation Hall was packed with existing fans of the popular
It was a brisk March evening in Falmouth, Massachusetts when The GroovaLottos made their debut in 2011. They had a three hour set and only five songs. How did they do it?
"We had been jamming in the carriage house for almost two years and sounded pretty good," recalls Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor, "I had brought in a digital recorder and we even made a demo of about 4 or five songs." "The only thing," added Eddie Ray Johnson, "was that all we knew were about 4 or five songs... completely. We also k
From the 2013 Native American Music Awards, Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor, a soul- funk- jazz musical artist and member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe took home two Top Nominee medals and an offer from Donald Blackfox to join the Spirit Wind Records family of traditional and contemporary Native American recording artists.
Mwalim, a veteran songwriter, producer, session and touring musician has been recording and releasing albums on his own LMMGM label since 1990, interrupted by a stint at a major la
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