MARVELOUS FUNKSHUN featuring Ike Stubblefield & Shane Pruitt

Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present

MARVELOUS FUNKSHUN featuring Ike Stubblefield & Shane Pruitt

Unaka Prong, Goodfoot Down

Sat, March 17, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

$10 adv/$12 dos

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

Marvelous Funkshun
Marvelous Funkshun
Featuring soaring guitar and pedal steel over a heavy groove, Marvelous Funkshun blends Funk, Southern Rock, Blues, Sacred Steel, Hip Hop and R&B. The band has toured heavily throughout the Southeast since 2014 and they have solidified a unique sound and supportive fan base from North Carolina to Florida. The live shows are a dynamic, foot-stomping get down and “The Funkshun”, as fans have been known to call them, have shared the stage with many of the top names in the jam scene.
Ike Stubblefield
Ike Stubblefield
Hammond B3 virtuoso Ike Stubblefield is a music industry legend. With almost 50 years in the business, you may think he’s seen and done it all, but he’s just getting started.

He cut his teeth backing Motown legends like the Four Tops, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Stevie Wonder and Rare Earth. He lent his soulful R&B style to Al Green, Ike & Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, B.B. King, The Pointer Sisters and George Benson, and helped create the classic B3 sound that others would imitate for generations to come. In 2010, he collaborated with Grammy-winning Atlanta soul man Cee Lo Green, recording organ and keyboards on 9 tracks.

These days, the B3 icon and mini-Moog master stays busy jamming with Papa Mali in New Orleans, rocking with Big Hat in Nashville and producing out of his Atlanta studio. Drawing from his recent time with the Derek Trucks Band and years on the road as a musician-for-hire, Stubblefield is finding his true passion collaborating with old friends and bringing the loose ends of an illustrious career together on his new project, The Ike Stubblefield Trio.

“I’m combining all elements of my 46 years of playing,” said Stubblefield. “My style’s kind of all over the place so it’s not a jam band, or jazz or funk necessarily, but it has all those elements.”

Stubblefield’s craft and ingenuity on the keys landed him a plethora of jobs within the music field. Always busy with a new project, his career twists and turns have involved writing and scoring music for commercials, TV shows and film; founding clubs in Vancouver, Toledo and Atlanta; and performing as one of the world’s premier organ players.

“The B3 organ at the hands of a player like Ike Stubblefield becomes a force of nature,” one reviewer wrote following his headlining of the 2011 Savannah Music Festival.

A fixture of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in the early 1970s, Stubblefield broadened his sound to fit the rock stylings of Janis Joplin, Eric Clapton, Jerry Garcia, Rod Stewart and Boz Scaggs. His reputation as a musician’s musician ensured his spot at the top of industry insiders’ lists of the most sought-after supporting band mates.

After traveling the world as a performing artist, Stubblefield took to the studio in 1976, producing, composing and writing songs with the likes of Phil Spector and Quincy Jones. Other world-famous collaborators would include Jim Capaldi of Traffic and singer-songwriter/guitarist Larry Lee.

Following 13 years of studio work through the 80s, Stubblefield spent much of the 90s performing in jazz clubs across the Pacific Northwest like Vancouver’s The Purple Onion and Seattle’s Jazz Alleywith his band Is Not Was. After relocating to Atlanta in 2001, he Packed folks in at The Roxy, Variety Playhouse and The Dogwood Festival.

After 10 years of fighting with Cancer , Ike's back up and running stronger than ever..kicking off 2012 with a new CD, featuring 5, new 2012 Grammy winners performing on it, and he himself performing on 29 Cd's last year CeeLo, Jimmy Herring and most recent Ruthie Foster"s "Let It Burn" to name a few..

2013 Ike has been Headling major theaters such as The Georgia Theater, The Orange Peel.etc.. and major festivals,New Orleans Jazz Festival, Savannah Jazz Fest., Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest. to name a few.. and countless Special guest appearances with Friends such as The Warren Haynes Band, Widespread Panic, Gov.Mule. Zac Brown, Derek Trucks, The Allman Bros. Jimmy Herring and many others...

But no matter the job, Stubblefield continues to earn accolades from his peers and critics alike.

Ike Stubblefied is more than just a performer, he’s an artist in the true sense of the word, and whether writing, producing or composing, he is always working to perfect his art.
Unaka Prong
Unaka Prong
The music is based in a multitude of genres, but most directly pulls from jazz, prog rock, funk, reggae, and the blues.

“Unaka Prong ‘mixes a variety of genres that embody classic acts like Phish and Steely Dan,’ says keyboardist Chris Pope. ‘We like to challenge the music by pushing the boundaries of what is considered ‘pop’ by mixing it with jazz influences, which is where a lot of our fusion sound originates.’ Hargett said. Sale, the band’s bassist, writes songs rooted in complex music theory, like ‘Crunch Berries,’ Sale said those types of songs are some of the most crazy and enjoyable to play. ‘Jonathan is like the mad man in the best sense possible,’ Pope said. ‘He has an incredible ear for perfecting parts of a song that are rendered unfinished or dissonant.’ Inspiration for Unaka Prong spans from various outlets, usually dependent on the person composing the song. ‘Daniel brings a more folky, rocky and all around badass nature to the vocals and guitar,’ Pope said. ‘The songs that John writes embody a Beatle-esque tone.’ The band members’ close relationship is evident through their effortless vibe when jamming together. Songs like ‘Truffle Shuffle’ showcase the band’s ability to elegantly change meter. When playing live, Unaka Prong is no stranger to improvising on stage.
Goodfoot Down
Goodfoot Down is a Hammond Organ band based out of Huntersville, NC. They blend funk, soul and "jazz" with a vintage sound that is fresh but familiar. The band formed in July 2013. Collectively this group brings decades of touring experience - sharing the stage with acts like Little Feat, String Cheese Incident, Galatic, MOE, Ratdog, Umphrey’s McGee, and many others.

Goodfoot Down is currently performing and booking shows regionally in the southeast to packed clubs and festivals.

Guitar / Chris Sewell
Drums / AJ Dexheimer
Hammond Organ & Keys / David Fulford
Guitar & Bass / Jerad Romero
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205