Papa Grows Funk

Farewell Tour - Last Shows in SF

Papa Grows Funk

Dredgetown, Fillmore Wax, Roux the Day

Fri, April 5, 2013

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco, CA

$20 advance/$25 door

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 18 and over

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Papa Grows Funk
Papa Grows Funk
“One of THE best and most important funky bands in New Orleans. We couldn't be
prouder." Quint Davis, producer of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Booty shaking party music best sums up the inimitable Papa Grows Funk, one of the
most successful funk bands to emanate from New Orleans. Rooted in improvisation,
the group of all-star musicians led by Hammond B3 keyboardist and lead vocalist, John
Gros, has built its enthusiastic vibe on a long-standing musical tradition that dates back
to the hot jazz of the legends, Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong. Like Dr. John and the
Neville Brothers, Papa Grows Funk keeps that New Orleans lineage alive while always
funkifying towards the future.

Papa Grows Funk has fused the individual talents of its members into one unique sound,
but still retains the initial spark they ignited in the beginning while jamming together
at the Old Point Bar. “While we throw in New Orleans classics, now our songs and our
groove are all our own,” says John Gros. “We still love playing together and that comes
through in our music.”

The band plays over 100 shows a year for its international and growing fan base. From
the Highline Ballroom in New York City to the Great American Music Hall in San
Francisco, from the Nancy Jazz Festival in France to the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan,
Papa Grows Funk has brought their “Mardi Gras in a bottle” music to iconic clubs from
coast to coast and renowned festivals worldwide.

With no play lists and no rehearsals every Papa Grows Funk performance is its own
masterpiece of funk. On any given night, the band might change songs or grooves.
But one thing is certain: whether it is jam band college kids or seersucker wearing
professionals, five folks or 100,000, after John Gros announces “We’re Papa Grows Funk
from the great city of New Orleans,” the crowd is going to go wild.

Papa Grows Funk

John Gros - Hammond B3 organ and lead vocals
June Yamagishi- Guitar
Marc Pero - Bass
Jason Mingledorff - Sax
Jeffery “Jellybean” Alexander – Drums
Dredgetown is the musical result of the melding of several of the bay area’s most fertile musical circles. The band formed in early 2012 in Sausalito, CA and takes its name from the funky houseboat-community that sprung up there in the early 1970’s. Some of the region’s most seasoned and talented local players joined forces to create a project dedicated to musicianship, groove and the joy of musical expression. The band performs original music and covers, bringing together elements from the Bay Area’s funk, soul and jam-band roots to deliver an undeniably good-time feel that is firmly-rooted in the “pocket”.

Dredgetown includes: Fiver Brown (Good Sinners) vocals, Trevor Bjorklund (trombone), Cayce Carnahan (trumpet), Tony Dunn (Freaktet) drums, Matt Lazarus (Snake Plissken Quintet, Gluey Bros.) lead guitar, Steve Moore (D’amphibians, The Buzz) Bass and vocals, Michael Myers (Freaktet, Tree Of Frogs, Snake Plissken Quintet) saxophone, Steven Younger (D’Amphibians) Hammond Organ and vocals, and Don Zimmer (Good Sinners, Jelly) Rhythm Guitar.
Fillmore Wax
Fillmore Wax
From funky classics to the local Bay Area sounds to the bubble pop of DC GOGO congas, DJ Fillmore Wax knows how to keep the groove alive. This DJ has been winning new fans due to his non-stop dedication to spinning different types
of music and not replicating what other DJs play. With just a few years of experience, Fillmore Wax has been making
a name for himself, not just at the Fillmore or all of San Francisco or the Bay Area, but everywhere. People of different ages, races, and all walks of life can't get enough of his superb music collection.
Roux the Day
Roux the Day
In Louisiana you don't have many gatherings where food is not the focal point. Seafood is plentiful there but the native Louisianian understands how unique it is and they spend a lot of time celebrating what nature has to offer. Today New Orleans cooking extends well beyond the classic dishes while at the same time retaining the unique flavors from the region. In keeping with that trend I love to please with the classic dishes but my greatest satisfaction comes when I create something new and have you come back for more.
Venue Information:
Brick & Mortar Music Hall
1710 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA, 94103