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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:

Dumpstaphunk closes out Jazz Festival 2012 with The Neville Brothers and Ani DiFranco

Since 2006 Dumpstaphunk has closed out Jazz Fest at Tipitina’s every year on Sunday night of the 2nd weekend. Sadly, 2012 will be the last year of that tradition (per Ivan Neville‘s remarks at this show). 2012 also marks The Neville Brothers‘ “Farewell Tour”. Although no official statement has been made, their recent Hollywood Bowl performance was billed as “The Farewell Tour”, whatever that means.

This all makes this surprise appearance by the brothers even more historic as it is likely the very last time all 4 Neville Brothers will perform together inside this legendary club. Their last performances at Tip’s were in 2004 and 2003, and before that it was 1993.

When all 4 Neville Brothers (Art Neville, Aaron Neville, Charles Neville & Cyril Neville) came out and took over most of Dumpstaphunk’s first set, I was on hand to record it for posterity. With additional video from photographer extraordinaire John “Nunu” Zomot, and an audio recording by CosmicSoul420, you can enjoy the entire six song, 33 minute performance right here.

Keep in mind that this was Art “Poppa Funk” Neville’s fourth performance in 24 hours! The night before he tore it up with The Original Meters at the Howlin’ Wolf. And earlier on this day he played the Jazz & Heritage Festival with The Funky Meters at 2pm and then closed out the Festival with The Neville Brothers till 7pm. Not bad for “74 fuckin’ years old”.

Dumpstaphunk with The Neville Brothers
May 6, 2012 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
Brother Jake, Hercules, Healing Chant, Fever, Mojo Hannah (with James “Hutch” Hutchinson), Shake Your Tambourine (with Mean Willie Green):

Also, early in the second set, Dumpstaphunk invited out Ani DiFranco for this slightly altered Bill Withers cover.

Dumpstaphunk with Ani DiFranco
May 6, 2012 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s
Who Is (S)he and What Is (S)he To You (Bill Withers cover):

P.S. If you have time, listen to the recording of the 2007 Dumpstaphunk Tipitina’s performance, which I consider a passing of the torch from The Meters to Dumpstaphunk, as 3 of the 4 original Meters are on hand as guests.