Swift Technique in Boone

Article Published: Jun. 7, 2012 | Modified: Jun. 15, 2012
Swift Technique in Boone

New York-based Swift Technique comes to Boone Saloon June 14.

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On Thursday, June 14, Swift Technique will headline at Boone Saloon.

The seven-piece band, which includes a three-piece horn section, will follow Boone’s own Lady and the Krunk, a blues rock ’n’ roll band. The show marks the beginning of Swift Technique’s first North Carolina tour in more than two years.

Coming from New York City, Swift Technique finds its roots in Philadelphia, where its members cultivated their horn-infused funk, soul and hip-hop sound. While it once featured a vocalist, Swift Technique became and remains an instrumental band. Blending favorites, such as James Brown, Led Zeppelin, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Roots, Swift Technique has developed from its original makeup of a live hip-hop group to a true funk ensemble with memorable stage presence.

According to Fritz Rumohr with DC Live Music Examiner, “Swift Technique (an appropriate name for this group) was one of the tightest, most original acts I’d seen in The District in a long time. With one microphone – front and center – the brass players seemed to trade off, each dancing when not soloing or accompanying the others. The Temptations would have been proud.”

Swift Technique was recently nominated for Indie Blues/Funk/Jazz Band of the Year by TriState Indie. The group has shared the stage with the likes Wu-Tang Clan, Kermit Ruffins, Keri Hilson, Wale, ?uestlove, Bog Sam’s Funky Nation and Mr. Lif.

Swift Techniques and Lady and the Krunk will bring their assorted rhythmic groove to offer an eclectic dance atmosphere to Boone Saloon.

“Swift Technique has funky bass, a tight pocket, and screamin’ horns, so you know people are going to dance and have a good time,” said Kat Chaffin, lead singer of Lady and the Krunk. “We want to get people moving, and I think our throwback sound is perfect to do just that. Both bands move you from your hips to your feet.”

The show starts at 10 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Boone Saloon, located at 489 W. King St. in downtown Boone. Expect a $5 cover.

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