Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band shakes into Legends Oct. 29
Southeastern funk institution Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band is
hitting the road with a string of tour dates in the Southeast U.S.
Known for their off-the-wall live performances and dance floor heroics, the Booty Band has become one the countries hottest touring acts, thanks in part to the buzz surrounding their sell-out shows and the success of their award winning debut studio album, Now You Know (independent release). This Summer, YMBFBB released Greatest Hips Vol. 2, their new live album in stores now.
The Asheville-based six-piece dance band exerts an energy that can only be described as infectious and contagious. Using funk as a foundation, the Booty Band weaves elements of hip hop, reggae, ska and Latin into the mix, creating a musical identity that is entirely their own, an identity genuine to the band's passion, fury and socially conscious philosophy. This is music for the head and feet and everything in between. This is "Bounce Music."
Comprised of musicians from all over the U.S., the Booty Band's unpredictable stage show, constant reshuffling of instruments and crowd rousing antics have helped the band build a veritable army of fans. In the past few years, the Booty Band's homegrown success has landed them headlining slots at some of the largest festivals, including Wakarusa, Grassroots Festival, Smifest, AMJAM and Jam Cruise 6 to name short few.
In 2007, the band released its debut album, Now You Know, to critical acclaim.
Voted Best Album of 2007 by the Homegrown Music Network, the band also went on to win the "Band of the Year Award" (HGMN) as well as the charting at No. 3 for best regional album by WNCW, one of the top Triple A stations in the country.
In the last year the band taped live performances at the Orange Peel and the Asheville Civic Center (Vortex Festival), as well as several other shows in preparation for the release of their new live album, entitled Greatest Hips Vol. 2, and was released this August. Fans can preview tracks from the new album at http://www.bootyband.com.
Members of the Booty Band have also been in the studio collaborating with George Clinton and members of Parliament/Funkadelic, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Galactic, and the Lee Boys. The project, which is going under the moniker, The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown, made its live debut at the Loki Music Festival, Oct. 10, 2008, at Deerfields in Mills River.
The Booty Band also performed at numerous festivals nationwide this summer in support of Greatest Hips Vol. 2. Recently, the band hosted its own festival called Booty Band Land. The festival featured its gracious hosts for two nights, as well as Donna the Buffalo and more.
As every year passes, the Booty Band further solidifies their position as one of the Southeast U.S.'s premier music acts.
Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band will perform Thursday, Oct. 29, at Legends, located at 190 Hardin St. on the Appalachian State University campus. Advance admission costs $6, at-the-door costs $8. Students get in for $6. Doors open at 9 p.m.
For more information on the Big Ol' Nasty Getdown, visit http://www.myspace.com/bigolnastygetdown.
For more information on Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, including current tour dates, release schedules, downloads and more, visit http://www.bootyband.com.