Band of Gypsys – Revisited
Recorded live at The Fillmore East in New York City N.Y. on December 31st, 1969 & January 1st, 1970, the Band of Gypsys debut recording consisted of six tracks released to the public on March 25th, 1970 – close to fifty years ago. That vinyl record established the template for the Funk & Roll genre.
The re-releases, with new tracks & multiple versions of the six tracks from the Fillmore shows, illuminated that Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cox, and Buddy Miles never played a tune the same way twice, breaking away from the “note-by-note” live renditions prevalent in Pop & Rock hit songs at that time. This “breaking away” also highlighting BOG’s use of improvisational interplay within the Pop/Rock song structure, which up to that time, had usually been exercised by Jazz musicians.
The Vernon Reid Band of Gypsys Revisited Band (VR-BOG-RB) have known each other since 1985, sharing the stage in bands such as the Screaming Headless Torsos, Yohimbe Brothers, Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber and The Black Rock Coalition Big Band.
Thirty-three years later these four riff-loving playas are fusing to groove once again.
In the spirit of revisiting, refreshing and further exploring the fun, funk & roll of the “Band of Gypsys Live at The Fillmore East” recording, Vernon Reid, André ‘Dré Glo’ Lassalle, James “Biscuit” Rouse, and Jared Michael Nickerson as VR-BOG-RB look forward to bringing this limited edition performance to your hamlet, city, town, or county fair.
“Little Wing” ( J. Hendrix ) Featuring James “Biscuit” Rouse on vocals. Arranged by J.M. Nickerson. Blue Note Napa. 11-2-18
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $25-Adv~$27-D-of-S. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 877-4-FLYTIX. Address: 2549 North Howard Street. Venue phone: 410-662-0069. VRBOGRB’S first visit to Baltimore sharing the bill with B-more’s SOUL CANNON! Buy Tickets → More Information →|
|10/31/19||Ithaca, NY||The Haunt||US|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $20-ADV~$25-D-of-S. Age restrictions: 18+ Under 18 with guardian. Box office: 607-275-3447. Address: 702 Willow Avenue. Venue phone: 607-275-3447. VRBOGRB’s first appearance in Ithaca hitting for two sets so you know it really happened! Buy Tickets → More Information →|
|11/01/19||Albany, NY||Swyer Theatre ~The Egg ~ Center for the Performing Arts||US|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $29.50. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 518-473-1845. Address: Empire State Plaza. Venue phone: 518-473-1061. VRBOGRB’s first visit to Albany and The Egg will feature two sets cause there’s nothing quite as nice as twice! Buy Tickets → More Information →|
|11/07/19||Brattleboro, VT||The Stone Church||US|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: General-$20 / Loft-$25.00 / D-of-Sh-$30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 802-579-9960. Address: 210 Main Street. Venue phone: 802-579-9960. VRBOGRB’s first visit to Brattleboro and The Stone Church will feature two sets … cause if it happens more than once, it’s bound to happen again! Buy Tickets → More Information →|
|11/08/19||South Kingstown, RI||Ocean Mist||US|
|Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Adv – $20.00 ~ D-of-S $25.00. Age restrictions: 21+. Box office: 401-782-3740. Address: 895 Matunuck Beach Road. Venue phone: 401-782-3740. VRBOGRB’s First Show in Rhode Island! Buy Tickets → More Information →|
|11/09/19||Norwalk, CT||Wall Street Theater||US|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Floor Tickets: $28.00-$35.00 (Gold Circle) Balcony Tickets: $28.00 – $50.00 (Opera Boxes). Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 203-831-5004. Address: 71 Wall Street. Venue phone: 203-831-5004. VRBOGRB makes it’s first appearance in Norwalk! Buy Tickets → More Information →|