TGIF July 1: Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

by The Editors on June 27, 2011

Big BootyThings about to get funky this week in Carlsbadistan’s Stage Coach Park as the funkidelic sounds of Ashville, North Carolina’s Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band bounce Jazz in the Park to it’s feet with some of the best dance music of the summer.

Purveyors of original funk since 2002,” Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band zoomed onto festival stages nationwide, fueled by a heady mix of powerful original compositions, triumphant horns, laid-back grooves, and heavy backbeats. . . Today they are ready to shake the world, one cheek at a time.”

Get it? Ass cheek. Booty? Follow the jump for more info.

[Link: Jazz In The Park]It began as a party, grew into a band, evolved into a sound, and emerged as an institution. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band (aka the Booty Band) has gone through many changes since their fated onset in 2002. Today they are ready to shake the world, one cheek at a time.

The band’s first official studio release, Now You Know, debuted in 2007 to critical acclaim. The Booty Band received Home Grown Music Network’s Album of the Year and Band of the Year awards, as well as the #3 best regional album from WNCW, one of the top Triple A stations in the country. Awe-inspiring live shows, powerful original compositions, and crowd-pleasing presentations have helped the Booty Band build a rock-solid nationwide fanbase. Having completed three national tours in 2010 alone, the band has worked hard and done well to keep this fanbase fired up and growing fast. They have secured headlining slots at many prestigious festivals including Wakarusa, Jam Cruise, Bear Creek, Jazz Aspen, Long Beach Funk Fest, Rock Boat, Bele Chere (six consecutive years), Floyd Fest, and Smile Fest.

Their second studio album, Doin’ It Hard, is a reflection of the band’s approach to music, touring, performing, recording, and life in general. Recorded in June 2010 at the City of Progress Studios in Miami, FL under the cultivated ear of DJ Le Spam (Andrew Yeomanson) Doin’ It Hard is Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band – next-generation, redefined for a new decade. Doin’ It Hard is slated for a May 2011 release and will be available on 12” vinyl, compact disc, and digital download from all of your favorite online providers.

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is: Lee Allen (drums), Mary Frances (keys, vocals), Greg Hollowell (tenor sax, bari sax, flute), Derrick Johnson (trombone), Al Al Ingram (bass, vocals), and JP Miller (guitar, vocals).

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