New Orleans Funk Americana
Time: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
George Kilby Jr. was born in Alabama; and the sounds of the South have never left him. Roots-Rock or Americana fit well enough, but the band has a sound all its own. Along with great songwriting, Kilby’s unique approach to the blues features unconventional instrumentation via accordion, mandolin, bari sax, etc. Added to that are influences from country music and a little bit of the Allman Brothers. George’s 20 years of playing with blues legend Pinetop Perkins always show in his repertoire. In a review of his recent CD, Elmore Magazine says: “Naturally this disc offers solid blues but [the band sounds like] five different bands that played a honky tonk roadhouse on successive nights.” Kilby’s recent collaborations with members of the Jamgrass phenomenon Railroad Earth and harmonica wizard Phil Wiggins add to the depth of his sound.