Jump to content


Please note: You can easily log in to MPN using your Facebook account!

The Funky Knuckles: Meta-Musica (seriously hot stuff)


zephonic
 Share

Recommended Posts

I found this band on Apple Music, it popped up as an "you may also like" while I was listening to Shaun Martin's "7 Summers" album.

 

The Funky Knuckles are from Dallas, and their album "Meta-Musica" is off the chain. Serious players rippin' it on great original tunes.

 

There are some similarities with Snarky Puppy, but they really have got their own thing, and their keyboardist is all kinds of sick.

 

Check it out: https://www.thefunkyknuckles.com/

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites



  • Replies 11
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Oh yeah. Discovered them years ago when seeing Caleb Sean McCampbell, Michael League, and JT Thomas play a couple nights of trio at the Rex in Toronto. To this day, some of the most amazing music I've been witness to. Caleb is sick sick sick sick sick. Played one of their tunes for my third year recital at school and did, like, ok.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Caleb is sick sick sick sick sick.

 

Yes yes yes yes yes.

 

One of the many things I like about this record is that TFK really sounds like a band; something I don't always get from other collectives in this genre.

 

Definitely. From what Wes Stephenson (bass/BL) told me over email when I was transcribing "Yo, This Is The Knucks" for school, it's mostly an ear band. Which is wild considering how technical the music is. Also, since the guys aren't quite as famous as SP or others, it might push them to be that much tighter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 months later...

The Knuckles played at LP Studio in Glendale last night. Mind. Blown.

 

Caleb is no longer with the band, he's touring with Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke, but their new keyboardist Kwinton Gray is a worthy successor! He was in full-on beast mode.

 

They are touring in a raggedy-ass van with a trailer all the way from Dallas to Seattle. A pretty grueling schedule, too.

 

They told me the rhythm section has been playing together in Church since forever; that explains why they have that close-knit band feel.

 

Tour dates below. If they are in your area, I highly recommend you check them out!

 

 

ywvA27S.jpg

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...