Moon Festival in Foscoe Friday, May 16
New Orleans Funksters Brotherhood of Groove
of the areas newest music festival hope that people
are in the mood to swing under the stars and gaze up at
the silvery moon this weekend. The first ever Full Moon
Festival will be held at the Grandfather Mountain Campground
on Friday, May 16th. The music starts around 4 p.m. and
camping is included with the purchase of a ticket.
Full Moon Festival is sponsored by Taboot Clothing in
festival will feature New Orleans funk band Brotherhood
of Groove, Strut, Scary Monsters, Sydian and other musical
acts to be named later.
of Groove has quickly established itself as one of the
premiere funk and jazz outfits in the Southeast. Combining
the energy and originality of acts such as John Scofield,
Charlie Hunter Quintet and Medeski, Martin & Wood,
Brotherhood of Groove is led by Loyola Music School graduates
Brandon Tarricone on guitar and Dan Caro on drums. The
rest of the band includes ex-Kool & the Gang trumpet
player Michael Ray, saxophonist Mikiel Williams and bassist
of Groove woke up listeners last year with a cosmic blast
of an album called Pocket Full of Funk. The album combines
70s style jazz fusion and plenty of horn section-led funk.
The core of the bands sound, however, is the amazing
guitar work of Tarricone. His chops can go from distortion-filled
Jeff Beck-like spaciness on Jello to smooth
acoustic picking on Sunrise Over Madrid. Compositionally,
Tarricones original instrumentals range from Zappa-esque
rock operas to more conventional funk tunes.
of Funk was recently nominated for Best Emerging R&B/Funk/Soul
Band in the annual Offbeat Music Awards and also played
for three nights at the prestigious Jazz Fest in New Orleans.
is a new, up-and-coming funk band from Asheville. Scary
Monstersformerly Gravity Projectand Sydian
are popular High Country bands.
for the Full Moon Festival are $12 in advance and $18
at the gate. Kids under 12 are admitted free. Tickets
include camping. Advance tickets may be purchased at Taboot
Clothing and Grapevine Music, both in downtown Boone.
Mountain Campground is located off of Hwy 105 in Foscoe,
just across from the entrance to Seven Devils.
more information, or to order tickets, call (828) 268-0707.