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||New York, NY
Kalmia Traver - lead vocals/sax; Alex Toth - trumpet/bandleader; Adam Dotson - trombone/euphonium; Maria Christina Eisen - baritone sax; Rusty Flynn - electric bass; Darby Wolf - organ and rhodes; Craig Myers - percussion/N'Goni; Ari Diaconis - congas/percussion; Geza Carr - drums; Ian Hersey - electric and prepared electric guitar
About the Artist... a cutting edge nine-piece afrobeat/rock band led by trumpeter Alex Toth and fronted by the alluring vocals of Kalmia Traver. Comparisons have been drawn to Portishead, Fela Kuti, Bjork and James Brown, but Rubblebucket's afro-beat inspired, trip-rock soul experience is beyond classification. In addition to winning Relix Magazine's Jam-Off competition in July 2008, Rubblebucket was recently named "Best New Band of 2008," by Seven Days Vermont. The title had previously been held by GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS (2005, 2006) and PHISH (2003, 2004).
One of the most exciting groups to come out of Boston in recent memory...a genre-mashing maelstrom of hot-blooded West African funk rhythms and scorching soul melodies unlike anything that’s come before it.
- Dan Bolles, Seven Days.
February 2010 Funk