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VIDEOS: A Royal Family Affair at Bear Creek 2012 feat. Soulive, Lettuce, Dumpstaphunk, Nigel Hall & Alecia Chakour, etc.

Eric Krasno & Chapter 2

On Saturday, November 10, 2012, the Royal Family Records artists took over the Purple Hat Stage at Bear Creek Music & Art Festival with sets by Nigel Hall & Alecia Chakour, Alan Evans Trio, Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2, Soulive, Lettuce and finally the Royal Family Dumpstajam.

Funk It was in attendance and is now able to bring a little bit of this action to the comfort of your computer/TV screen… Oh, and pay special attention to the massive George Porter Jr sit-in with Dumpstaphunk on the last video, which includes a 12 minute version of Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s “Down By The River”!

Also, scroll to the bottom for links to full audio recordings of each set on the live music archive.


Nigel Hall & Alicia Chakour – full set:
My Baby Specializes [William Bell cover] > Mighty Mighty [Earth Wind & Fire cover], For My Friend [Bill Withers cover], Signed, Sealed, Delivered [Stevie Wonder cover], Takes Two To Tango [Pearl Bailey / Louis Armstrong cover], Baby I Do Love You [Greg Phillinganes cover], God Bless The Absentee [Paul Simon cover], You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ [The Righteous Brothers cover], With a Little Help from My Friends [The Beatles / Joe Cocker cover]:

Alan Evans Trio – Authoritay:

Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2 – Be Alright:

Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2 – Love:

Soulive – Outrage, Turn It Out, Uncle Junior:

Lettuce – Madison Square, Blast Off, By Any Shmeeans Necessary (with Pee Wee Ellis):

Royal Family Dumpstajam – Part One:
Deeper (Tony Hall guitar solo)
Water [Graham Central Station cover] (with Ryan Zoidis & James Casey)
Paper Chasing Britney (with Skerik)
Give The People What They Want [The O’Jay’s cover] (with Alan Evans, Adam Smirnoff & James Casey)
One Nation Under A Groove [Funkadelic cover] (aborted after 1 minute, power was pulled)


Royal Family Dumpstajam – Part Two:
Stretch Your Rubber Band [The Meters cover] (with George Porter Jr, Adam Smirnoff, Wil Blades & Tony Hall on drums)
That Ain’t The Way To Carry On (with George Porter Jr, Adam Smirnoff & Tony Hall on drums)
Cardova (with George Porter Jr, Adam Smirnoff & Roosevelt Collier)
Down By The River [Neil Young cover] (with George Porter Jr & Jonathan Scales)
Welcome To New Orleans [Zigaboo Modeliste cover] (with George Porter Jr & Andrew Block)

Ivan Neville

Thanks to Ali & Mike Kerr of Southern Exposure Photography for the Dumpstajam photos!


The full sets are available as streaming audio from the live music archive:
Nigel Hall & Alecia Chakour: http://archive.org/details/Lettuce2012-11-10.NHallAChakour
Alan Evans Trio: http://archive.org/details/AlanEvansTrio2012-11-10
Eric Krasno & Chapter 2: http://archive.org/details/Lettuce2012-11-10.Chapter2
Soulive: http://archive.org/details/Soulive2012-11-10
Lettuce: http://archive.org/details/Lettuce2012-11-10
Royal Family Dumpstajam: http://archive.org/details/Dumpstaphunk2012-11-10

Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival’s 2011 DumpstaJam ft. Dumpstaphunk & Friends

A tradition since the very first Bear Creek Music & Art Festival in 2007 is the Saturday night DumpstaJam featuring Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and all of their friends. In fact, it was hearing recordings of the DumpstaJam each year that convinced me that I HAD to make it down to Live Oak, Florida to experience the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park for myself. (and it sort of prompted me to start this blog)

2011 was my first time to Bear Creek and I was able to capture a thick slice of funk, the likes of which can only truly be experienced late night in New Orleans or late night in these Florida woods…

(1) Fight The Power [Isley Brothers cover] (w/ Freekbass & Nigel Hall) >
(2) Bass Duel (Freekbass vs. Louis Cato) >
(3) What Is Hip? [Tower of Power cover] (w/ Freekbass, Louis Cato, Nigel Hall, Eric Krasno & horns)
(4) Dr. Funkenstein [Parliament cover] (w/ Jonathan Lloyd, Rashawn Ross, Khris Royal, Ryan Zoidis, Louis Cato on trombone, ??? on sousaphone, & Nigel Hall)

(1) Miss You [Rolling Stones cover] (w/ Matt Grondin on first guitar solo, Joey Porter, Billy Iuso on second guitar solo, Nigel Hall on just a little organ)
(2) Livin’ In A World Gone Mad (w/ Andrew Block & Skerik)
(3) Higher [Sly & The Family Stone cover] (w/ Eric Krasno, Zach Deputy, Corey Glover, Derrick Freeman, Louis Cato, Nigel Hall, & horns)

FYI, Dumpstaphunk is on the Live Music Archive and you can stream and/or download many live recordings: http://www.archive.org/details/Dumpstaphunk

Past DumpstaJams:

Eric Krasno’s Chapter 2 at Bear Creek Music Festival 2011

B. Getz, in his recent Bear Creek Music Festival review on JamBase, described Lettuce as Voltron: “individual vehicles joined together to form a giant super funk robot”. I, however, would give that moniker to Chapter 2.

Early Saturday afternoon at Uncle Charlie’s Porch Stage (arguably the best sounding stage at the festival), Eric Krasno, Adam Deitch, Nigel Hall, and Louis Cato joined forces to provide a wake up call to any Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park campers that might have overslept. WAKE UP! Chapter 2 at 2:25 p.m., The Funky Meters at 3:30, The New Mastersounds at 5, Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood at 6:30, Lettuce at 8, The Trey Anastasio Band at 9:30, and Dumpstaphunk’s Dumpstajam at midnight. There was no time to waste. And that was only 2 of the 7 stages operating that day! Not to mention that the music started at 11:30 a.m. and wouldn’t be stopping until 5 a.m.

I can’t say much about this group that you can’t find out by watching the videos. (Here at Funk It we like to let the content do the talking.) But I will point out that Louis Cato was the definitive all star of the entire festival. As far as I know, he played bass with Chapter 2, drums and percussion with fSnarky Puppy, trombone and bass at the Dumsptajam, drums with Dumpstaphunk the next night, and percussion and bass at the Tree House After Party Jam Session.

Seeing as this was the first full fledged Chapter 2 show with this lineup in over 7 months, they came out energized and at full force.

Here are the videos in raw HD with audio from my external mic:

Chapter 2 – 76 (end of the song):

Chapter 2 – Be Alright, Roll Out:

Chapter 2 – Roll Out (cont.):

Chapter 2 – Stratus (Billy Cobham cover):

Thanks to Bob Adamek & Dino Perrucci for the use of their photos.

And if you haven’t seen my Bear Creek teaser video, you should check it.