Formed in 2003, Dumpstaphunk was initially assembled on a whim by New Orleans multi-instrumentalist Ivan Neville (nephew of the legendary Neville Brothers) to perform a solo slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The project has since grown from a chance side project into what is now widely considered to be one of New Orleans' most prestigious modern funk ensembles. An offspring with a direct lineage to their fathers in The Meters and The Neville Brothers, Dumpstaphunk is a recipe for creating a new standard for an entire genre.
No stranger to the festival and live touring circuit, Dumpstaphunk has unleashed notable performances at some of the nation's largest music extravaganzas, including Bonnaroo, VoodooFest, 10,000 Lakes, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (2005-2011), Bear Creek, Wanee, High Sierra, All Good, JamCruise 2011, Dave Matthews Band Caravan, and the Monterey Jazz Festival. The band has also recently supported everyone from Widespread Panic and Slightly Stoopid to Galactic and String Cheese Incident, not to mention sit-ins with Derek Trucks, Mike Gordon from Phish, and Warren Haynes. Individually the members of the band have worked with The Rolling Stones, Gov't Mule, John Mayer, Keith Richards, Etta James, Boz Scaggs, Beyonce, Cee Lo Green, Meshell Ndgeocello, and a host of other legendary artists.
Approaching its 10-year anniversary, Dumpstaphunk continues to develop its vibe and further push the envelope with a progressive funk sound that has arguably become the most defining in the modern genre from New Orleans. The band continues to receive accolades and awards, including being named New Orleans' Best Funk Band by Offbeat Magazine and Gambit Weekly in 2007 and 2009. The group also took home the trophy for Best Funk Award at the 2010 Big Easy Awards. Dumpstaphunk's latest 10-song self-released LP, Everybody Want Sum, dropped in November of this year.
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