Space Orphan :: Featured Artist, November 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017
Progressive Old School
What does that even mean? For Space Orphan, it means providing a soulful, funky sound that is heavily based on groove, just as bands like The Meters and James Brown did in years past.
But it also means taking those classic, danceable elements, and adding a few new tricks. While they are sometimes joined by the killer horn section of The Motet which features trumpeter Gabriel Mervine and saxophonist Matt Pitts, the core lineup showcases the shredding guitar work of Taylor Scott (Otis Taylor Band), the deep pocket of bassist Todd Edmunds (Otis Taylor Band), the tastefully funky beats of drummer Eric Imbrosciano, and kaleidoscope of aural colors provided by keyboardist and primary writer Jon Wirtz. Space Orphan will hit you in your soul and keep you dancing at the same time.
That’s why we’ve made Space Orphan our Featured Artist for November, 2017. As the weather cools down we wanted a band that’ll warm you up with highly danceable grooves. Their latest release, Shut Up About The Sun, was named one of the 20 Best Funk Albums of 2016 by Funkatopia. Just listen for yourself…
Catch Space Orphan at one or more of their remaining 2017 dates:
Thursday, Nov. 9 @ Caribou Room with Victor Wooten Trio (Nederland, CO)
Friday, Nov. 17 @ Local 46 (Denver, CO)
Thursday, Nov. 30 @ Blue Roots Denver at TV Studio A (Denver, CO)
Friday, Dec. 8 @ The Historic Brown (Breckenridge, CO)