Hurricane Katrina

As you’ve no doubt heard, the city of New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast region was recently devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Our band was formed in New Orleans; it was our home for many years and we are so torn up over this … to all of our friends and fans in New Orleans and the rest of the coast, we hope this message finds you safe and sound. Please check in with us when you can.

We are relieved to report that former Afroskull bassist Bill Richards and his wife Whitney are safe in Austin, TX. Trumpeter Nick Volz is on tour in Colorado with Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes. Former ‘Skull keyboardist Magic Earl Scioneaux is also accounted for, in Atlanta.

For our New York fans: our next gig at the Parkside Lounge, on Friday, September 30th, will be a benefit show for the Red Cross’s hurricane relief effort. We will probably be involved with other fundraisers; stay tuned for details. We are also making arrangements to have all sales of our CD through go to the Red Cross. But we want to encourage everyone out there to donate some time or money to the relief effort, whether you come to our show or not. is a good place to start.

Hang in there New Orleans! The Funk shall rise again!

with love from your friends,


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