Deep Banana Blackout
This eight piece musical outfit was notorious for performing musical compositions ranging from Tower of Power, Sly and the Family Stone to the likes of Funkadelic. Deep Banana Blackout has sold out such venues as the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut (1200 capacity) and Irving Plaza in New York City (1100 capacity). With a full horn section and a soulful, funky groove DBB’s infectious sound is a combination of old school funk, Latin salsa, jazz and rock music.
They were featured at the Newport Jazz Festival in the summer of 2000, as well as being the focal point of a feature article in JazzTimes. Because the band was reluctant to sign with a large record label, fearing that artistic expression would be undermined by terms and conditions stated within a contract, they disbanded in 2003 for financial reasons. All four DBB albums were locally produced and distributed, with Live in the Thousand Islands selling well over 5,000 copies.
A Gathering of the Vibes festival wouldn’t be complete with out this funktastic band on the line up, and we’re fired up to get the funk out with Deep Banana Blackout once again!