WARNING! THIS IS NOT YOUR FATHER’S FUNK!
The fact remains that their attention to song craft and creating danceable music has been an uncompromising success. This band could easily be a headliner and I believe it’s only a matter of time until they are taking top billing around the country.
-Nicholas Stock, Jambands.com
The Earful will be on the road for a string of 12 dates in December, including nine nights with The Original Wailers. With dates in California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Idaho, The Earful are set to funk up your earhole for the holidays. Bringing together various styles of funk, soul and jazz, The Earful delivers high-powered grooves and rhythm that would make James Brown start shaking in his grave.
Nominated for Best Jazz Artist in San Diego in 2013, The Earful draws on the sounds of P-Funk, Sly and the Family Stone, and of course, the king of funk himself, James Brown. The Earful touches on various styles of funk in all of its forms, paying tribute to the greats while contributing a unique flair and heart that represents their own unique interpretation. With a driving Hammond B-3, smooth bass lines, unparalleled guitar riffs, groovy percussion, and stabbing brass hits, The Earful masterly weaves their soulful melodies into an energetic and unmatched performance.
“The Earful delivered a high energy performance that got the party started right! There are plenty of funk bands vying for attention these days, and energy is ultimately what tends to separate the contenders from the pretenders. The Earful brought it, and the enthusiastic crowd reflected it back!”
-Greg M. Schwartz of Pop Matters
Formed in 2008, The Earful hails from San Diego, and is now comprised of 7 members including Brian Teel on his signature Hammond B-3 Organ, Adrian Terrazas-Gonzalez on Tenor Sax, Tim Newton on Drums, Omar Lopez, Ricky Giordano on guitar, Eric Hartwell on percussion, and Gabriel Damasceno on percussion. The Earful currently has two albums to date including their 2011 release Funk For Your Earhole and their 2013 release Live At The Belly Up. Since formation they have toured the country sharing the stage with artists such as Soulive, Level 42, Groundation, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, The New Mastersounds, Orgone, Ana Tijoux, and Les Nubians.
Dec 03 Boom Boom Room – 1st Wednesdays Residency with DJ Timeteo & Special Guests San Francisco, CA
Dec 04 The Orpheum (w The Original Wailers) Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 05 The Bunkhouse (w The Original Wailers) Las Vegas, NV
Dec 06 PC Live (w The Original Wailers) Park City, UT
Dec 07 The Summit (w The Original Wailers) Denver, CO
Dec 09 The Aggie (w The Original Wailers) Fort Collins, CO
Dec 10 The Launch Pad (w The Original Wailers) Albuquerque, NM
Dec 11 The Rialto Theater (w The Original Wailers) Tucson, AZ
Dec 12 Romano’s (w The Original Wailers) Riverside, CA
Dec 13 Strummer’s (w The Original Wailers) Fresno, CA
Dec 18 Taos Mesa Brewery El Prado, NM
Dec 19 Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom w The Funky Meters Denver, CO Dec 31 The Hive Sandpoint, ID
Jan 08 Belly Up Aspen Aspen, CO
Jan 10 The Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Jan 16 House of Blues Houston Houston, TX
Jan 17 House of Blues Dallas, TX
Mar 29 Rolando Street Fair San Diego, CA
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