Cut The Body Loose (2009)

  • Released: 01 August 2009
  • Produced by: Funky Butt Brass Band

The “second line” has its roots in the traditional jazz funeral processions of New Orleans. Once the dearly departed was buried, the brass band would “cut the body loose” by playing uptempo, joyous music. As they marched, they would be joined by revelers who formed a line alongside and behind the band. This was known as the “second line.”


The Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in 2008 by six musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. The FBBB brings traditional New Orleans brass tunes and gives them a funky new flavor, in the style of the Dirty Dozen or Rebirth Brass Band. Don’t be surprised if you also hear a little Motown, Southern rock, blues and some straight-ahead ’70s funk. The Funky Butt Brass Band is guaranteed to get your toes tapping, your feet stomping and kick any party into overdrive.


Cut The Body Loose is the band’s debut CD. It’s a broad mix of traditional New Orleans jazz, raucous blues and greasy funk.


Funky Butt Brass Band is:
Adam Hucke — trumpet, vocals
Aaron Chandler — trombone, vocals
Ben Reece — saxophone, vocals
Matt Brinkmann — sousaphone
Ron Sikes — percussion
Tim Halpin – guitar, vocals


released 01 August 2009
Recorded at Shock City Studios, St. Louis, MO. Engineered and mixed by Tony Esterly. Mastered by Brad Sarno. Produced by Funky Butt Brass Band.