A revival is heading down the Southeast, picking up passengers along the way. Corey Henry & the Funk Apostles take over Raleigh Tuesday night at the Pour House Music Hall, then hit Atlanta, Dunedin, Pompano Beach and Charleston SC before heading over the water to spread the word on 16 European dates.
Henry is the Hammond B3 player with Snarky Puppy and one of its keyboard wizards . Snarky Puppy is regarded as the premier edition of the big band extant in the 21st century (with Tedeschi Trucks Band up for discussion). All who have been able to get in to see SP (given that their shows almost always sell out) know this to be true.
In February of this year, Henry announced the formation of his smaller-group funk juggernaut, and it is that band making the Southeast run before the Europe trip. Check out all of the tour dates:
Funk, soul, R&B, jazz, gospel, rock and elctronica. That about covers it. But these boys cover it so well. Check out this impressive solo from Henry:
The Dunedin Brewery show Thursday night will also feature the excellent funky jazz boys Serotonic from the Tampa Bay area. This quintet has played numerous intimate shows at Dunedin and many of the area festivals, and they have been selected twice to perform before thousands of Lightning hockey fans prior to prior to a Stanley Cup game and this season’s opener.
If you miss Corey Henry, we promise no snarky comments. We will simply say, “WE TOLD YOU SO!”