FUNKWAYS / JOEL RICCI
American music artist, Joel Ricci (aka Lucky Brown), writes and records in his tiny forest cabin in the foothills of the North Olympic Mountains on the Olympic peninsula. When called to do so, he assembles and conducts dynamic live public ceremonies/spectacles employing some of the most sought-after Funk and Jazz artists in the Seattle, Washington, area. Via his dozens of self-produced "deep funk" vinyl singles released in Europe over the past two decades, he has been hailed by music mavens worldwide as a deep funk pioneer. His latest live ritual, “Funkways” is an all-original rhythmic endeavor kicking up dust at the crossroads of primitive funk and vernacular jazz. In the words of the artist: “Funkways’ mission is to commemorate, celebrate, and consecrate true soul music as played from the heart, and to engender cultural health by promoting greater neighborhood social cohesion through the ancient practice of collective dance and community voice-raising. It is our aim to publicly generate live dance music that encourages the metabolization of body-held trauma as the result of survival in the belly of a brutal empire that seeks to disconnect, dominate, and dehumanize its subjects.”
To contract the Funkways Band for private performance or for DJ.Ricci to select all vinyl funk, soul, and jazz 45s for your next event, Contact us.