Stoned as Funk with The Trongone Band

Stoned as Funk with The Trongone Band

Dangermuffin, Ron Holloway, DJ Williams Projekt

Wed, April 20, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

The Broadberry

Richmond, VA

$10 ADV, $12 DOS

Tickets at the Door

The Trongone Band
The Trongone Band
Hailing from Richmond, VA, The Trongone Band is touring in support of their 2017 debut album, “Keys to the House”, released on Harmonized Records. With a sound that Paste Magazine likens to the “freak-outs of My Morning Jacket with the Muscle Shoals-inspired Leslie speakers and The Band’s narrative storytelling”, The Trongone Band is turning heads and making an impact on the Southern Rock ‘n’ Soul and Americana scenes.

Formed by brothers Andrew and Johnny Trongone with father John Sr on bass, The Trongone Band (tron-GO-knee) has grown from a family affair, playing a weekly sold out residency at Richmond’s Cary Street Cafe, to a full on touring machine with the addition of keyboardist Ben “Wolfe” White and bassist Todd Herrington. In the words of Live for Live Music, “the quartet has come together to create an old-school and all-in-the-family sound reminiscent of The Allman Brothers while still keeping it fresh with their cutting edge original compositions that also infuse funk and blues into the mix.”

Keeping with the homegrown vibe, the band nestled into the woods outside of RVA, tapping into Montrose Recording’s Flickinger console, one of only seven remaining in the world. Known as the console that revolutionized the recording industry in the 60s & 70s, the Flickinger provided the warm sounds that turned into “Keys to the House” and brought to life what MusicFestNews described as “imagery of boxcar drifters, rolling hills and dirt roads that are easy to close your eyes and get lost in”.

Summer and Fall of 2017 saw The Trongone Band taking “Keys to the House” on the road while touring in support of Americana stalwarts Reckless Kelly, American Aquarium and Cris Jacobs. Having graced the stages of Virginia’s Roosterwalk, Tennessee’s Riverbend Music Festival, Florida’s Riverhawk Festival, West Virginia’s Deep Roots Mountain Revival and The Allman Brothers’ Peach Festival, the band is primed for a busy 2018 festival season. This four-piece ensemble may not all be related, but with a chemistry so emphatically discernible, it's fair to call them brothers.
Dangermuffin
Dangermuffin
Five years and four albums into a career that's found them drawing circles around the lower 48, building a burgeoning national fan base, Dangermuffin embodies a curious paradox. The themes found within their striking new collection, Olly Oxen Free, sum up that juxtaposition. This Folly Beach, S.C.-based trio is clearly at peace with themselves and their career, while keeping up a constant pursuit of truth.
The seeds they've planted at major festivals around the nation grow as fast as the mileage on their odometer, yet they dream and sing of home with a yearning passion. Most strikingly, the band's musical execution remains refreshingly simple, belying a staggering lyrical and thematic depth behind each individual song.

Behind the virtuosic rhythms of drummer Steven Sandifer, the group seamlessly segues from calypso to world beat to a down-home shuffle, often within the same song. When guitarist Mikie Sivilli steps in with a powerful slide-driven lead, one might even venture to call it Southern rock. But by the time songwriter Dan Lotti sings the first words of another verse with his unmistakable light rasp, the listener is undeniably back on the beach, pondering both the world's pleasures and ills through sandy toes.

Olly Oxen Free demonstrates heightened ambitions and a refined, road-polished outfit ready to take on even more. Opener 'Slumber' greets us with an enveloping sense of hope. The ska beat of 'Battle' gives way to a fierce guitar solo, before '200 Degrees' comes in batting cleanup. The fourth track on the disc, that song's memorable riff serves as an epic reminder that Dangermuffin has no plans to rest on their laurels. Recorded at Truphonic Studios in Charleston with producer MJ Fick, even the album's peaceful acoustic interlude, 'Jaula,' feels like a breath of fresh ocean air; an unexpected, serene eye of a perfect summer storm.

From 'Homestead' to 'Rattle the Cage,' Lotti's songwriting encourages us to be free, revel in the simple beauty of our complicated lives, and always seek out healing answers. Like the cry bellowed during a children's game of hide-and-seek, Olly Oxen Free signals that it's safe to come out from our hiding spots, gather together, and celebrate late into the evening. Dangermuffin is more ready than ever to provide the soundtrack.
Ron Holloway
Ron Holloway is one of the busiest tenor saxophonists on today's music scene, in any genre!

Ron was a member of Root Boy Slim & the Sex Change Band from the summer of 1977 until the summer of 1987. As a member of Gil Scott-Heron's Amnesia Express Band, Holloway traveled throughout Europe and the United States from February 1982 until the summer of 1989. In June 1989, Holloway joined world renowned trumpeter, Dizzy Gillespie's Quintet and remained until Gillespie passed, in January 1993.

Ron was a member of the Susan Tedeschi Band from November 2005 until November 2009.

In 2011, as a member of the Warren Haynes Band, Ron toured internationally in support of two critically acclaimed releases on the Stax Records label.

Throughout the past decade, Holloway has been a frequent guest of Gov't Mule, Tedeschi and Trucks Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Little Feat, Taj Mahal, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Widespread Panic.

Since 2014, audiences have been filling music venues to see Holloway's latest project: A high energy, sax-driven funk machine called The Ron Holloway Band!
DJ Williams Projekt
DJ Williams Projekt
DJ is the founder of the funky Richmond based band, DJ Williams Projekt; hip-hop/R&B group, The Breaks; acoustic duo, Williams & Jones; and guitarist for San Diego's critically acclaimed group, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe. Since starting a full time music career in 2001 DJ has toured the globe from small rock venues to large prestigious music festivals in the US, Canada, and Europe. Williams signed a record contract in 2005 with Harmonized Records and later released on his own label, Projekt Records.
DJ is now recording his own licensing music under Projekt Produktions.
The young guitarist has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with John Legend, Dave Matthews Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Soulive, Levon Helm, Citizen Cope, Robert Randolph, Slick Rick, and many many more. With an emphasis on compelling melody, refined songwriting, and an extremely diverse musical palette, DJ Williams strives to push new boundaries as an up and coming guitar player. Just don't let the name confuse you, because this musician is laying out grooves any "D.J." would love to sample!
Venue Information:
The Broadberry
2729 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thebroadberry.com