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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…

PART ONE:
(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)

PART TWO:
(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:
http://archive.org/details/Dumpstaphunk2007-11-17
http://www.archive.org/details/dumpstaphunk2008-11-15.AKG482.FLAC16
http://www.archive.org/details/dumpstajam2009-11-14.matrix.flac16
http://archive.org/details/INevilleDumpstaphunk2010-11-14
http://archive.org/details/Dumpstaphunk2011-11-12

Dumpstaphunk closes out the 2011 Bear Creek Music Festival with guests & unusual covers

Dumpstaphunk
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival
Part 1 of 2: Deeper (w/ Skerik), Put It In The Dumpsta, Liar [The Meters cover], Heart Shaped Box [Nirvana cover]

Dumpstaphunk
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival
Part 2 of 2: Blueswave (w/ Skerik), Africa/New Orleans (w/ George Porter Jr) > reggae improv (w/ George Porter Jr & Pee Wee Ellis), Fame [David Bowie cover], Water [Graham Central Station cover] (w/ Ryan Zoidis, Rashawn Ross, Sam Kininger, Jonathan Lloyd & Skerik)

VIDEO: Canon Vixia HF21 by RLBayers
AUDIO: LiveMusicNola‘s mix (32 channel multi-track using all channels from the stage)
AUDIO (on first 3 songs): Sony ECM-MS908C (front row on video camera) + LiveMusicNola‘s mix (32 channel multi-track using all channels from the stage)

Dumpstaphunk
Ivan Neville: keys, vocals
Tony Hall: bass, guitar, vocals
Ian Neville: guitar
Nick Daniels: bass, vocals
Nikki Glaspie: drums

Guests:
Skerik – sax
George Porter Jr – bass, vocals
Pee Wee Ellis – sax
The Shady Horns (Ryan Zoidis on sax, Rashawn Ross on trumpet, Sam Kininger on sax)
Jonathan Lloyd – trombone

Dumpstaphunk
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival
Encore: Meanwhile (w/ Louis Cato) [Filmed by Sewell Film Productions for the Bear Creek Music Festival 2011 Video Archives]

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.