Funk You plays Barrelhouse South Saturday night

Hot on the heels of their first full-length album release, along with some more big news, Augusta, GA’s Funk You returns to Savannah on Saturday to play at Barrelhouse South.

The band’s highly anticipated LP, Apparitions, dropped in April. Inspired by the likes of Umphrey’s McGee, the Meters and Stevie Wonder, the album features a smooth compilation of the funk-oriented jams and innovative songwriting their live audiences have grown to love. “It’s been a long time in the making and we’re incredibly proud of the album,” said keyboardist Will Foster. “We stuck with our guts on the song selection, it’s diverse and really reflects where we were at the time we wrote them. But we have grown, and you can expect a more heavy-hitting sound on the next one.” Foster says the band plans to hit the studio again this summer. Meanwhile, you can have a listen to “Apparitions” here:

Funk You announced just last week that they’ve signed with Hoplite Booking, a tour management company whose clients include Consider the Source, the Heavy Pets, and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, among others. This comes as an exciting opportunity for the band after 5 years of hard work and heavy touring all over the Southeast and beyond.

They’ve recently played at festivals including Wakarusa and Sweetwater’s 420 Fest, sold out the Georgia Theatre in Athens, even headlined alongside the James Brown Band at JB’s Birthday Bash in their shared hometown of Augusta. With such momentum, these guys are sure to climb up the festival circuit. The booking deal also means big things for new tour stops including the Southwest and Colorado, so we’ll be keeping an eye open for that announcement soon.

Catch them for no cover, Saturday night July 2 at 9pm with Savannah locals the Mustard, at Barrelhouse South in Savannah, where they always pack the house. “We love playing Barrelhouse,” Foster said. “Other venues in town are great but the crowd really comes for the music and stays the whole show […] People are artsy and friendly, they’ll stop us between sets to talk about art and music.” Sounds like they hope to see you there, just come ready to dance.

Funk You at the Major Rager, photo by Phillip Douglas Photography.

Funk You at the Major Rager, photo by Phillip Douglas Photography.