Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band
Start talking about festivals that cater only to the almighty funk genre and watch your list quickly shrink. A brief internet search would lead me to believe there are very few such festivals. My friends, I am proud to report back from the very first Phunkberry Music Festival.
Ambassadors of funk Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band are proud to announce plans to release a new studio album chock full of rump-shaking tunes inspired by the classic funk era. Funk Life, the quintet’s follow-up to 2013’s Onward! is set to be released next spring. As the band’s fourth full-length album, Funk Life will deliver all of the classic Booty Band elements of deep grooves and smoking horns, with a smattering of special guests.
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is proud to announce their “Booty Show In The Snow” Tour. Known for their outrageous stage wear and thumping live shows, the Asheville, NC-based quintet will bring funk fueled energy to venues in Georgia, Florida, Washington, DC, New York and beyond. Tickets can be purchased through all venue outlets.
What’s in a name? For a band, a lot. A band’s name often gives a descriptor to their image, something that can vaguely sum up what the band is all about. The Beach Boys wrote songs about being on the beach. The Allman Brothers were a band made up of brothers named Allman. Aerosmith...I’ll get back to you on that. But my point remains. Band names are like the tagline to their music. It’s what people see first and remember the most.
We’re about an hour away from kicking off the music here on the second day of the tenth annual Wakarusa Music Festival at Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, Ark.After a rough first day of shows getting rained out and mud EVERYWHERE, I have high hopes that things will start to dry out at least by the time we leave Monday. Right now it’s pretty overcast, but I haven’t seen any rain yet.
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band are heading back on the road this summer with dates across the US. The funkadelic 5-piece, featuring smokin’ horns, a keytar slinging babe-a-licious brunette, and old school funk rhythms, will be bringing high-energy, dance-driven party music to a street party, club, or festival near you. The band will be making stops throughout their home state of North Carolina, the Rocky Mountains, and the Northeast in anticipation of a fall album release.
On December 31, 2012, The Mantras along with Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, rang in 2013 in fine fashion at Greensboro, North Carolina's Blind Tiger. On this leg of the tour, the Mantras and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band are alternating the headlining role from night to night.
With roots in traditional Funk, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band continuously inspires listeners and artists alike with their unique improvisation and ability to transcend traditional genres. Formed in 2002, the group has averaged over 150 shows per year for over a decade. Each performance is a high energy musical and visual experience that leaves crowds breathless.