Mo' Jelly Band
Independent After several years of spreading their jam around the city of New Orleans, Mo' Jelly Band has released its fi rst album to a number of eagerly waiting fans. The fun-loving band of local Gentilly and French Quarter natives released Homemade Jam in 2013, contributing their homegrown funk'd-out style to the musically famous city. Their musical admiration of New Orleans greats such as Professor Longhair, Allen Toussaint, Ernie K-Doe, the Meters, the Radiators, and James Rivers seems to have heavily infl uenced the album's tone. Their way of pulling together a number of sounds and rhythms in an improv-like action affi rms the band members’ individual stints and talented musical skills in the industry over the years. Many have played alongside other great musical acts at historic local and regional venues, including playing the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and touring with Cajun bands across Europe. Homemade Jelly is a twisted trifecta of bluesy soul funk, with sprinkles of Southern-styled rhythm and blues that only a native could understand. The album was recorded with all six band members: Johnny Price (guitar/vocals), Bobby Perkins (guitar/vocals), Mike Sipos (drums), Doug Ridley (keyboards/vocals), Mike Delacerda (bass), and Buddy Francioni (vocals), with a few great featured musician, including former Radiators percussionist Glenn “Kul” Sears. This debut album is seemingly the album of a veteran band. From electrifying, horn-blaring second-line styled tracks like "Tribute to the Big Chief," to saucy blues tracks like "Closing Time Blues," Homemade Jam presents a classic, temporary sound that is nothing less than “Funky Blues".