A quick note for starters: This video had horrible lighting, so there’s no real use watching it. Just listen. These cats groove.
I don’t know if this band will keep playing, but I sure hope so.
The Funk Cousins (No Relation) features the multi-talented Sam Lunsford (The Young Sinclairs, Sammy Suede & the Strays) on guitar and percussion, Lorenzell Wilson on bass keys and keyboard, Carlos Aranguren on drums and a couple of funky horn guys — Houston Cadette on sax and John Stump on trumpet.
The full band performed for an audience for the first time on Thursday night at Fork in the City, immediately making that joint about 30 times cooler.
Back to my opening statement. Everyone in this band is busy with lots of other things, but it sure would be nice to have it playing regularly. With Lunsford going psychedelic jazz and Wilson playing some nasty bass lines on his keyboard, it’s a lot of fun.