MUSIC ON THE TERRACE
Music on the Terrace returns to the Carroll Creek Linear Park Amphitheater across the creek from C. Burr Artz Public Library. Free concerts will take place on every Friday in September… Music on the Terrace is made possible through the generous support of: The C. Burr Artz Trust, The Frederick News-Post, Downtown Frederick Partnership, and 930 WFMD
September 6 – Bonerama (New Orleans Brass Funk Rock)
Even in a city that doesn’t play by the rules, New Orleans’ Bonerama is something different. They can evoke vintage funk, classic rock, and free improvisation in the same set—
Founded by members of Harry Connick’s band, Bonerama has been repeatedly recognized by Rolling Stone magazine, praised for their “…crushing ensemble riffing, human-feedback shrieks and wah-wah growls.” As co-founder Mark Mullins puts it, “We thought we could expand what a New Orleans brass band could do. Bands like Dirty Dozen started the ‘anything goes’ concept, bringing in the guitars and the drum kit and using the sousaphone like a bass guitar. We thought we could push things a little further.”
Along with his jazz connections, Mullins is Bonerama’s resident rock ‘n’ roller: it was Mullins who instigated the offbeat classic-rock covers that have become a band tradition. Edgar Winter’s Frankenstein was the first nugget to get the treatment, and songs by Hendrix, Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and the Allman Brothers Band have since appeared in their set right alongside the funk and jazz-flavored numbers. Indeed, the sounds Mullins makes by playing through a guitar amp and wah-wah pedal may explain why he’s named Jimi Hendrix as one of his favorite trombonists. “It’s great to grab people with the rock songs, and then turn them on to some New Orleans music at the same time,” Klein says.
The Bonerama Horns have become one of the most in-demand horn sections in New Orleans and appear on several songs on Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s 2009 release Mo Beauty; R.E.M.’s 2010 release Collapse into Now, and Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars’ 2010 release Rise and Shine.