101 Runners run into Saloon
Get ready to run.
On Thursday, Oct. 13, The 101 Runners brings “Mardi Gras Indian funk” to the Boone Saloon.
Featuring Big Chief Monk Bourdreaux of the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians and original members of ReBirth and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, special guests Woody Wood and Jay Sanders from the BlueBrass Project and Acoustic Syndicate, the band specializes in tunes best likened to The Wild Magnolias and The Wild Tchoupitoulas from the 1970s.
That amounts to jazz-funk fusion, New Orleans style. According to the band, the sound blends “traditional Indian chants with modern instrumental street funk” to “create a new musical form of unprecedented rhythmc and spiritual power.”
101 Runners has toured nationally and internationally, even headlining the 10th anniversary of the MNOP Festival in Perigueux, France, which showcases the music and culture of New Orleans.
Back stateside, the group has headlined the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the French Quarter Festival and more.
They’ll add the Boone Saloon to that list Thursday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m. Cover costs $8.
Boone Saloon is located at 489 W. King St. in downtown Boone. For more information on The 101 Runners, visit http://www.101runners.com.