Hey everybody, we're pleased to announce our return to The Higher Ground on New Year's Eve, come on out and join us!
- Wednesday, October 31st 2012-10-24 Nectar's is the spot if you feel like dressing up and acting out. We'll be joined by Fattie B and benefitting the Humane Society of Chittenden County so come on let's do this! Jay Burwick goes first from 7-9 PM, GFB hits till close at 2-ish. 5 bucks gets you in, 21 +
- Saturday September 8, The GFB hits Nectar's 2012-07-05 Nectar's is the place to be if you're in the mood for some good times, cold beverages, and of course The Heavy Funk. Matt Townsend goes first at from 7-9 PM, GFB hits till close at 2-ish. 5 bucks gets you in, 21 +
MARCH 24, 2012 The Great Gatsby Gala, to Benefit The Helen Day Arts Center
Saturday, March 24, 2012 | 5:30 pm Stowe Mountain Lodge A benefit for the Helen Day Arts Center in Stowe, we played it last year and had a blast. Keep checking back at either our site or here; tickets will be available soon.
March 3 2012 Mardi Gras Party at Jay Peak Resort
Saturday, March 3, 2012 If you feel like bustin' loose March 3, it's time for you to make the trip up to Jay Peak. We will be funkin' it up, Mardi Gras style from 4-9 in the International Room. Round up your krewe and laissez les bons temps rouler!
Camp Ta-Kum-Ta fundraiser, August 13
Here's some new promo for Camp Ta Kum Ta's benefit/fundraiser on August 13. Camp Ta Kum Ta is locally based, independent and self-sustaining, and financed completely through private donations. We're honored to be helping out on this year's Lobster Bake and are looking forward to a great night. We'd love to see you all there, ticket info is available here. Come on out, eat some lobster, help local kids defeat cancer, watch the sunset over Lake Champlain, and dance to the GFB!
- GFB kicks off Burlington Jazz Fest @ Nectar's 2011-06-03 DJ A-Dog, thanks buddy!
Spring fever: Saturday May 7 at Nectar's
May 7 has all the elements of a memorable night in Burlington as your hometown heroes welcome two special guests to the stage at Nectar's. Dr. Dave Demsey will look in on Brian and Aaron, two of his former music students, from William Paterson and University of Maine respectively, to make sure they've been practicing their II-V7's and keeping up with sight reading. Aaron still can't play 'Donna Lee' (or read, let alone sight-read)...oh well, some things may never change. But when it comes to syncopated D9 chords, look out Dr. D! Just kidding, Dave is a world class sax guy; we know he is more than up to the challenge...
Through a scheduling mix up (musicians lead surprisingly complicated lives) the GFB is fortunate to have not one but two soul brothers on guitar as young lion Max Bronstein-Paritz joins Double D on stage. Hey, James Brown had two guitars in his band, so be prepared for for some stone cold funky stuff.
Leave the mud boots at home and come on down and join us!
Early show Justin Levinson's singer/songwriter circle 7-9 PM all ages
GFB 10-2 AM, 21 +, 5 bucks
Friday April 1 back at Nectar's
So now we head back to Nectar's after a few weeks away from what feels like our home club. Mr Lawton will be back on drums, and although we had some great subs while he was away on tour, we're always happiest when Rust-oleum is on the scene. Of course driving yourself to gigs, carrying your own gear, and tech-ing your own drums is a little different than being cared for on the long, shiny buses, but Russ is always down with keepin' it real. Bring your appetite and your dancing shoes.
Opener Seth Yacavone 7-9, GFB 10-2 AM, 21+, 5 bucks
Luke Bellamy KILLS it at Nectar's
Thanks to everybody who made it down to Nectar's this past Friday, we had a great time as always. Special thanks to Luke who drove over sketchy roads from Somerville MA to help out the hometown heros. No rehearsal, run one tune for soundcheck, then BAM right into the mix without missing a beat. Ably assisted by comrade Ushakov at FOH console.
We were psyched to see Tony Hall's smiling face as well; he was in town for a Mardi Gras kickoff party with Ivan Neville's Dumpstafunk and swung through after that set to do a little singin and playing, giving BigBass a chance to catch up on his socializing...
Now we gear up for "For Your Eyes Only", a benefit on Saturday for The Helen Day Arts Center at the Stowe Mountain Lodge, www.helenday.com/events/news for tickets, it's sure to be another memorable night!
Check out Bite Club TV for some Nectar's kitchen action with soundtrack provided by the ever funky GFB from this past Saturday: