I'm writing to tell you about a very special upcoming performance. This gig is a couple months off, but we want to put it on your radar now so you can mark your calendars. We are honored to pay tribute to the great Clyde Stubblefield!
MADCITY SESSIONS - "GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME" WITH CLYDE STUBBLEFIELD & FRIENDSThursday, October 8
ROCK, FUNK, AND BLUES FROM A MADISON LEGEND
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
Free, all ages
Overture Hall Main Lobby
201 State St., Madison
Featuring The Big Payback with members of the original James Brown Band (Clyde Stubblefield, Fred Wesley, Jabo Starks and Fred Thomas) and the Black Star Drum Line Performance Group
Clyde Stubblefield started his musical career as a child in Chattanooga, TN, “playing on tin can lids, pasteboard boxes – everything.” Since then Clyde has played all over the world and recorded with some of the greatest funk, soul, and R&B performers including James Brown, Otis Redding, and Clayton Fillyau.
While recording and performing with James Brown, Clyde joined John “Jab’o” Starks and they became known as the funkiest men alive. Clyde recorded “Funky Drummer”. He and Jab’o are the most sampled drum tracks in the world.
Come by any time between 6 & 8 PM. Grab a beer and some eats, and enjoy the best music Madison has to offer!
2015 MAMA Awards:
• Children’s Song of the Year: Black Star Drum Line featuring DLO, Ant Da Hope Boy, Rob Dz – Joey B. Banks – “Slam”
• Children’s Performer of the Year: Black Star Drum Line
• Jazz Performer of the Year: The Big Payback
• Drummer/Percussionist of the Year: Joey B. Banks – (The Big Payback)