Join Us For A Night Of FUNK + GROOVE with
An evening of Ass Shakin’, body movin’ Jazzy Funky Soul-Greasy Dance-Charged Boogaloo.
Founded in 2012 by Daniel Casares (sax and vocals) and Max Cowan (keyboards and vocals), Atta Kid's mission is to create a musical bridge between the precise chaos of East Bay Funk and the contagious lilt of the sounds of New Orleans. In February of 2017 year, Atta Kid applied this approach to trumpeter Lee Morgan’s iconic album, The Sidewinder, for two sold-out shows at the SF Jazz Center. Music for the brain and the booty. Watch and listen and get hooked.
Diggin Dirt began planting its roots back in 2011 in the town of Arcata, CA in Humboldt County. The original lineup was a jammed out quintet that consisted of a double guitar rhythm section and a tenor saxophone. The original five (Rory Urquhart, Joey Incorvaia, Drew Weitzel, John Callahan and Aaron Gottesman) had high hopes of getting house party gigs and maybe one day performing on a stage. Practices, gigs and seasons passed as the band traveled through many incarnations of members and genres. The band took pieces from each chapter and kept moving forward, all the while staying anchored to the heavy groove element that Diggin Dirt has become known for.
In 2016, Diggin Dirt found its current form when it added a Humboldt local, the soul man, Zach Alder, and his commanding vocal element into the mix. The horn section also evolved when it rounded out its sound with the addition of Josh Foster on trombone, and Tyler Martin on baritone saxophone. The newly conglomerated 8-piece band had instant chemistry, and after only a few months of playing together, released their Full Season LP. Their debut album is comprised of 11 tracks that showcase musical influences ranging from afrobeat, reggae to rock, but always with an underlying theme of funky soul.