Podcast with Snarky Puppy’s Michael League — the act returns to Martin’s Downtown on Friday with new music
Things move fast in the world of Snarky Puppy. Fortunately, the band’s track often includes Roanoke. The band of jazz, funk and world music masters returns to Martin’s Downtown on Friday with a new record, its own label full of intriguing acts and a live show that is difficult to top.
“Things have been very active and very good for us lately,” Brooklyn, N.Y.-based bassist/composer/arranger Michael League said last week in a phone call from the road, where the band has been for more than two months.
Old and new fans in Europe and the states are getting big samples of Snarky’s latest CD/DVD set, “groundUP” (groundUP Music/Ropeadope Records), the band’s best disc to date. Like the previous “Tell Your Friends,” it was recorded live in studio, with no overdubs, courtesy of several additional players augmenting the usual seven-piece lineup.
Read more and get show details in Thursdays’ edition of Inside Out, in print or online.
On this podcast, we talk with League about the new disc, its new Ropeadope label imprint and some of the bands on that label — in particular, Dallas-based Funky Knuckles will appeal to fans of the Snarky-style funk. Streaming music from “groundUP” — “Thing Of Gold,” “Bent Nails” and “The Quarter Master.”