The Lee Boys are one of America’s finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Chris Johnson (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums).
“Sacred steel” is a type of music described as an inspired, unique form of Gospel music with a hard-driving, blues-based beat. The musical genre is rooted in Gospel, but infused with rhythm and blues, jazz, rock, funk, hip-hop, country and ideas from other nations.
Featuring soaring guitar and pedal steel over a heavy groove, Marvelous Funkshun blends Funk, Southern Rock, Blues, Sacred Steel, Hip Hop and R&B. The band has toured heavily throughout the southeast since 2014 and they have solidified a unique sound and supportive fan base from North Carolina to Florida. The live shows are a dynamic, foot-stomping get down and “The Funkshun”, as fans have been known to call them, have shared the stage with many of the top names in the jam scene.
Doors open at 7PM and music starts at 8PM. Tickets are $10 in advance // $12 at the door. Season Passes Gladly Accepted.
Sat., Jan. 19th - Kendall Street - Chamber Appreciation Night $10 adv // $12 at the door. Current Chamber members can receive free tickets to this show by contacting Sharon via email: firstname.lastname@example.org 2019 Season Passes Gladly Accepted. Tickets HERE.
Sat., Jan. 26th - Opening Party: Same As It Ever Was (A Talking Heads Tribute Band) For $125 per ticket, you will receive entry to this show, which includes open bar (beer, wine, liquor) and catered dinner, as well as Season Pass to the 2019 Live At The Rives concert series. The concert series will feature at least six shows over the course of 2019, not counting this Jan. 26th show. Tickets HERE.
Fri., March 1st - The Commonheart $12 adv // $15 at door. 2019 Season Passes Gladly Accepted. Tickets HERE.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Tab Benoit Live at the Rives
Fri., April 5 – Tab Benoit is a Cajun man who’s definitely got the blues. Born November 17, 1967, he grew up in Houma, Louisiana. A guitar player since his teenage years, he hung out at the Blues Box, a ramshackle music club and cultural center in nearby Baton Rouge run by guitarist Tabby Thomas. Playing guitar alongside Thomas, Raful Neal, Henry Gray and other high-profile regulars at the club, Benoit learned the blues first-hand from a faculty of living blues legends.
The nightly impromptu gigs were enough to inspire Benoit to assemble his own band – a stripped down bass-and-drums unit propelled by his solid guitar skills and leathery, Cajun-spiced vocal attack. He took his show on the road in the early ‘90s and hasn’t stopped since.
This show is sure to sell out so be sure to reserve your tickets today!
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Artisan Cafe members admitted FREE.