I have heard countless times, “America is the greatest country on earth.” Always on top. Our COVID-19 case counts are almost a quarter of the world’s totals. Deaths! This analogy is used often, really capturing the grim reality. If three planes, holding approximately 350 people each, crashed every day that would be the equivalent of what we are experiencing in our nation. In late May, after Memorial Day, we realized 100,000 deaths. It’s been just over a month and now we are nearing 130,000. It’s so terrible the European Union is considering restricting us from traveling abroad.
Funk legend Maceo Parker is set to release his first studio album in eight years, ‘Soul Food - Cooking with Maceo,’ on June 26th. His 16th solo album and first release on Mascot Label Group's new imprint, The Funk Garage, the album finds Parker signature punchy saxophone sound partnering with New Orleans Funk royalty to cook up a fresh selection of Soul and Funk classics, as well as Parker originals.
Saxophonist Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can. Always at the forefront, Maceo has been a common thread in the history of funk — helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons like James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince, all the while honing his own signature brand of showmanship. Leading his flawlessly tight band with a cool confidence, Maceo transports audiences to the slickest of eras in performances that are positively timeless.
The newest funk heavyweights on the scene, Analog Son, are back with another performance in Boulder, July 31st with legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker. With a string of ground-shaking and crowd pleasing shows following the release of their latest LP Stomp And Shout, Analog Son is ready to deliver another incredible performance.
The physical requirement of playing live music leaves little room for musicians to keep performing past a certain age. Although a handful of timeless artists such as Buddy Guy, BB King, The Rolling Stones, and Paul McCartney have been able to defy the limits of time, it goes to say that most careers decline past middle age.
Maceo Parker: his name is synonymous with Funky Music, his pedigree impeccable; his band: the tightest little funk orchestra on earth.
Everyone knows by now that he’s played with each and every leader of funk, his start with James Brown, which Maceo describes as "like being at University"; jumping aboard the Mothership with George Clinton; stretching out with Bootsy’s Rubber Band. He’s the living, breathing pulse which connects the history of Funk in one golden thread. The cipher which unravels dance music down to its core.