JET BLACK NINJA FUNKGRASS UNIT
"Step back, the Jet Black Ninja Funkgrass Unit is ready and rearing to break the molds of traditional music. I've seen what the Unit can do and its pretty dam interesting."--Aaron Davis, Planet Jackson Hole.
JBNFU is an all instrumental trio consisting of acoustic and electric mandolin player Tim Farris, bass player Brad Corbin, and drummer Scotty Barrett. The trio hails from Jackson WY and has taken the scene there by storm, throwing down thoughtful, original instrumental concoctions as well as fresh adaptations of classic covers. Their original songs, though absent of lyrics, intend instead to create visuals through musical melodies. Song names like Senior Badgers Wild Ride, Funky Tractor in a Cornfield Hoedown, The Search for Optimus Prime, Sneakin Marie through the Prairie, and Cold Rain on a Hot Tin Roof evoke images and set up the listeners' ear for a musical story. Songs are written with multiple parts and cues so they can change quickly from one hook to the next while still leavin room for improvisation. Cover songs vary from classics such as Eye of the Tiger, Night Rider, Funky Town, Billie Jean, Scarlet-Fire, and Stir it Up to more contemporary tunes like Sabrosa by the Beastie Boys and Whayasay by Sam Bush.
The Funkgrass Unit has played numerous venues around Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Colorado in such cities as Bozeman, Driggs, Boulder, and Denver.
"The Ninja's funkgrass style has garnered a lot of interest in the Rocky Mountain bluegrass scene."-Nick Cunkelman, Jackson Hole News and Guide.
"These guys are straight up sick!"- The Rolling Zone, Bozeman MT 3/1/09
JBNFU has also played numerous benefits for and are played daily on Jacksons Community Radio Station KHOL 89.1 FM. In the winter of 2009, the band recorded its first-ever studio album with Ben Winship, a highly recognized and accomplished bluegrass musician and producer, who is based in Victor, Idaho. The album is expected to be released in June of 2009.
PRICE RANGE: $2,100-2,900
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