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“Its razor-sharp horn section blasts out the sort of punchy stabs that have made thousands of white people dance to Tower of Power, while its unhinged rhythm section recalls the greasy funk that drips from fingers and collects in the gutters of New Orleans. But stellar musicianship and dedication to the craft aren’t the band’s only strengths — more important, the act showcases the playful side missing from many uptight jazz enthusiasts.”
– The Riverfront Times

“The CD is the total package, folks. Everything here is first class. [FBBB] proves you don’t have to be from, or living in, New Orleans to feel the funk.”
STL Blues.net

“For members of the Funky Butt Brass Band from St. Louis, tribute takes the form of a working brass band, and they are nothing if not reverential. These cats can play, and they offer nothing but praise for the traditional brass band. The horns are the key, of course, and they perform admirably.”
Offbeat, New Orleans’ music magazine

“The horn chops and percussion are right on the money. Without question, these guys know their way around a horn! The infectious grooves are enough to recommend this effort.”
Blues Blast Magazine

“How did St. Louis exist so long without a true, bonafide New Orleans-style brass band? Since Funky Butt Brass Band came on the scene, it’s been impossible to miss the six-headed beast. At parades, at barbecues, at community radio festivals and especially at a certain oyster bar on Broadway, Funky Butt is a steady-gigging presence that references its Crescent City inspiration, but infuses plenty of 314-specific funkiness as well. Credit the oft-theatrical vocalizations of members Tim Halpin, Adam Hucke and Aaron Chandler for the band’s never-the-same-set-twice bravado, but recognize that “brass” is in the band name for a reason: These cats can blow.”
– The Riverfront Times

 

INTERVIEWS

• Riverfront Times, June 2011

• St. Louis Beacon, June 2011

 

CD REVIEWS

• RFT reviews Sugar Sugar Whomp Whomp

• Blues Blast Magazine reviews Sugar Sugar Whomp Whomp

• STLBlues.net reviews Cut The Body Loose

• RFT reviews Cut The Body Loose

• Offbeat Magazine reviews You Can Trust The Funky Butt Brass Band

• RFT reviews You Can Trust The Funky Butt Brass Band

• RFT names YCTTFBBB one of top St. Louis releases of 2011

 

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