Friday, April 7, 2017

Full Show Friday: Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk 2015 LEAF Festival

We search the murky back waters of youtube to find full concerts and post them to the site weekly, come back every seven days to help us celebrate Full Show Friday's. These shows are of varying quality and may not be here for long so enjoy them while you can...As always, please support the artist every which way, but especially by seeing them live (if they are still playing)...This week...Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk!
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Every April we have a special showcase for bands who are playing this years Jazzfest in NOLA. Today we will focus on Dumpstaphunk who will be playing the Acura Stage Saturday May 6th.

We decided to start this year with one of the best local NOLA acts who will be playing in the big fest and probably popping up around town throughout the two weekends, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk

We have seen them a bunch and reviewed them often, really enjoying their live show as well as their last album which almost made our top ten list in 2013. Whenever we can catch them we will as they blend, funk, soul, rock, jamband exploration, Cajun spices, and just about everything else. In fact if there is a draw back it is probably that the band could use an editor of styles, but in the live setting they sure as shit know how to get down.  

The players all will play multiple instruments and sing (lead and backups) and approach the stage like a family (which they are). This show is from 2015's LEAF Festival in Asheville, North Carolina.
While it is without our favorite drummer that the band had employed (the amazing Nikki Glaspie) it still is a hot set and even includes The Steel Town Horns early plus the fantastic Preservation Hall Jazz Band mid set. Lots of guests join this set as Roosevelt Collier pops up for a take on Zepplin's "Ramble On"as well.

The core of the group though, Tony Hall, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Nick Daniels III and Alvin Ford Jr. are tight when needed and loose when it calls for it over the course of this short (for them) festival set. All of them are top notch pro players who are captured here with Pro-Video, and Pro-Sound. So press play below and kick off this month of Full Show Friday's correctly. Enjoy:

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