Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk feat. The Madison House All-Stars
Nearly a decade evolved from their debut at 2003's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Dumpstaphunk offers fans an unforgettable live experience steeped in the "Big Easy" tradition of a good time. The all-star collective features Ivan Neville on keys, the unique double-bass attack of veterans Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie on drums. From annual performances at Jazz Fest to music rooms and festivals across the nation and beyond, Dumpstaphunk continues to spread an unmistakably New Orleans groove with hard-hitting performances that dares listeners not to move. "It's probably the most soulful place in the world, New Orleans," Ivan boasts. "Call us ambassadors if you want, we're proud to represent for the city and share that soulfulness with the word." Dumpstaphunk's forthcoming studio album, Dirty Word (May 2013), re-imagines the boundaries of an entire genre, holding true to the opinionated, vintage funk of their forefathers in The Meters, Sly & the Family Stone and Parliament Funkadelic, but with a modern edge that forays into gospel, blues, and straight-up Rock n’ Roll. New music from Dirty Word also boasts guest appearances by Dumpsta's friends and family including Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Rebirth Brass Band, Art Neville, Ani DiFranco, Skerik and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. “We always keep the spontaneity going, that’s something I love about this band. We can funk it out with the best of them, but we also like to showcase how all sorts of music can come together and push the boundaries of what funk music is,” said Ivan. “We just hope to spread the good word through funk," added drummer Nikki Glaspie. "If we can create an escape, give people a reason to get down and forget their problems, then we're doing what we set out to." For tour dates and an exclusive first listen of Dirty Word, visit www.dumpstaphunk.com.