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VIDEOS: Robert Walter’s 20th Congress at the 2013 Bear Creek Music & Art Festival

Robert Walter's 20th Congress

Robert Walter brought the revamped lineup of his 20th Congress band to Bear Creek last year. Watching the dynamic collaboration unfold between Walter and New Orleans-bred drum phenom Simon Lott is nothing short of joyful; as you can see in the clips below they are loving playing together. Add to that the veteran Daptones saxophonist Cochemea Gastelum and scene newcomer Josh Perdue on guitar on bass and the funk flow gets mighty tight!

For their Friday late night set at the inside Technaflora Music Hall stage, Walter and crew got super loose with an encore of 1970’s electric-era Miles Davis covers that topped off the long day of music with a cherry on top. Below that are a few other videos from the last night set with Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds joining on guitar. Below that is a few songs from the 20th Congress’ mid-day set the next afternoon. Enjoy!

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – Friday, November 15, 2013
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival – Technaflora Music Hall

What I Say > Honky Tonk [Miles Davis covers]

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – Friday, November 15, 2013
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival – Technaflora Music Hall

Kool Is Back [Funk Inc cover] (with Chris Stillwell & Mike Dillon)
Corry’s Snail & Slug Death (with Eddie Roberts)
Funky Soul [David Batiste & The Gladiators cover] (with Eddie Roberts)
I Can’t Help It [Smokey Johnson cover]:

Robert Walter’s 20th Congress – Saturday, November 16, 2013
Live Oak, FL @ Bear Creek Music Festival – Purple Hat Stage

Corry’s Snail & Slug Death, Get Thy Bearings [Donovan cover], Dog Party, Maple Plank [Stanton Moore cover]

P.S. Check out these videos of Simon Lott with Marco Benevento & Reed Matthis back in 2009 here.

Wild Fiya Super Jam brings black rock to the New Orleans Jazz Fest late night scene

WildFiya

Fiyawerx Productions put on an array of impressive “super jams” during the 10 days and nights of debauchery known as the New Orleans Jazz Festival. One of them was a dark amalgam of black rock heroes led by a musician who has been a staple of the Jazz Fest late night scene for no less than 10 years: Eric McFadden.

The group also included funk rock legends Bernie Worrell and Blackbyrd McKnight of Parliament Funkadelic, Doug Wimbish and Corey Glover of Living Colour, and Norwood Fisher of Fishbone, along with Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction on drums and Mike Dillon on vibes and percussion.

Wild Fiya 5/2/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 1 of 5)
Funhouse > 1969 [Iggy & The Stooges covers]

Wild Fiya 5/2/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 2 of 5)
1969 (continued)

Wild Fiya 5/2/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 3 of 5)
Voodoo Child > Machine Gun [Jimi Hendrix covers]

Wild Fiya 5/2/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 4 of 5)
Machine Gun [Jimi Hendrix cover] > I Wanna Know If It’s Good To You [Funkadelic cover]

Wild Fiya 5/2/14 New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks (PART 5 of 5)
Unknown Jam

Fiya Fest 2013 during New Orleans Jazz Fest

Fiya Fest 2013

Fiyawerx Productions is an up and coming live music event promotion powerhouse and Fiya Fest is their flagship event to raise funds and awareness for The Roots of Music. On May 3, 2013, Fiyawerx went big with the first annual Fiya Fest and you can catch a glimpse below.

Funk It Blog’s Fiya Fest 2013 Highlight Video:

Dragon Smoke (Ivan Neville, Eric Lindell, Stanton Moore, Robert Mercurio)
Country Livin’, Landslide [Fleetwood Mac cover], Sunday Morning, Padlock (with Nick Daniels), Karate (with The Roots of Music)

Karl Denson & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Horns with Nikki Glaspie, Eddie Roberts, Robert Walter, Jennifer Hartswick & Natalie Cressman
It Ain’t My Fault [Smokey Johnson cover], Who Took The Happiness Out? [Dirty Dozen Brass Band cover]

The New Orleans Suspects & The Bonerama Horns
Mardi Gras Moms Ball (with Big Sam), Pocketful Of Grits, All The Money

Funky But Better (Big Sam, Terence Higgins, Doug Wimbish, Eric McFadden, Roosevelt Collier & Khris Royal)
Funky But Better Jam, ??? (with Mike Dillon) (inc. Treme & Shake That Thing Girl), ??? (with Mike Dillon)

G.A.B.E. (George Porter Jr, Anders Osborne, Billy Iuso, Eric Bolivar)
Will It Go Around in Circles (with Skerik, Corey Glover & Peter Levin), He Bite Me (The Dragon) (with Corey Glover & Skerik), Mr. Charlie

Also check out the youtube page of Cement Level Studios for more Fiya Fest 2013 videos.

You can also find my videos from the 2012 and 2011 Fiyawerx Family Funktion Crawfish Boils here and here.