WASHINGTON - This week's opening act is the second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock, and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that's called Flow Tribe. They are playing at a show that we are featuring at The Hamilton in NW DC, which has eclectic music featured almost every night.
The Flow Tribe, claims New Orleans has influence itself, the unparalleled free and easy city weaving its way into track after track of original scores that make up a single definition of sound, which they have dubbed “backbone-cracking music.” K.C. O’Rorke (vocals, trumpet), John-Michael Early (harmonica, washboard, vocals, keyboard), Russell Olschner (drums), Chad Penot (bass, vocals), Bryan Santos (guitar, timbales), and Mario Palmisano (guitar, vocals) are native New Orleanians and high school pals who’ve been writing music and playing live shows since the band’s inception in 2004.
Post graduation, they went their separate ways, but after Katrina, each returned to their hometown, inherently becoming active members in the rebuilding of a community that’s stronger than ever. With numerous releases under their belt, the crew is currently working on their latest full-length album, BOSS, and building Downman Sounds, a recording studio in New Orleans East. The Tribe can be found crisscrossing the US just about every week of the year, from Key West to California, including regular performances at the notable New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest and Voodoo Fest.
Look for this next project to be released in early ‘17.