Freekbass returns for a hometown concert on Friday, November 23, the day after Thanksgiving, for his annual “FUNKSGIVING” show at Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY. This is now his fourth year, and the show has become an annual event. He kicks it up a notch this year, bringing in special guest, Sammi Garett from the Brooklyn-based band, Turkuaz. Super funkateers Rico Lewis (George Clinton/Parliament Funkadelic) and “Razor Sharp” Johnson (Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band) will round out the line-up. The pair, along with Garett, also star in a music video for the new Freekbass single, “Steppin’ Outta Line”, which had over 160,000 views on YouTube in its first month. The single was co-written and produced by another Cincinnati native, Itaal Shur, who won a Grammy award for the song “Smooth”, by Santana.
Freekbass says he wants to get creative with the show this year, and plans to make this an audience-immersive experience.
“It’s always special playing at home, and this year we are going to turn it up a bit,” hints Freekbass. “Our friend Sammi (Garett) always takes things to another level with her talent and style, and we have a few other surprises in store, too.”
Garett who has toured the region with her group, Turkuaz, will be making her first local appearance with Freekbass.
“I am SO excited, I get to be with my Freekbass family!” says Garett. “I love them, and hometown shows are always really special, so I am really happy I get to experience that with them.”
Freekbass & The Bump Assembly,
featuring Sammi Garett (from Turkuaz)
Friday, November 23 (Day after Thanksgiving)
Southgate House Revival
111 E 6th St, Newport, KY 41071
All Ages, Doors-7pm/ Show 8pm
Support Act: Strange Mechanics
Tickets: $12 advance / $15 day of show