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The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown featuring George Clinton
Appearing Live at Moes Alley
Friday, August 26th
All-Star Funk Powerhouse featuring GEORGE CLINTON along with members of KOOL & THE GANG, GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION, P FUNK, DESMOND D' ANGELO & MORE
9:00 PM, Doors Open 8:00 PM, $25/30, SOLD OUT!! thank-you

Moe's Alley welcomes THE BIG OL' NASTY GET DOWN featuring GEORGE CLINTON for Friday night funk filled CD release not to be missed.  Buy your tickets early for this one! 

THE SUMMER JUST GOT HOTTER!! THE BIG OL' NASTY GETDOWN FEATURING GEORGE CLINTON! MOE'S ALLEY IN SANTA CRUZ ON AUGUST 26TH

TICKETS ON SALE NOW *** DEBUT CD VOLUME 1 FEATURING ICONS GEORGE CLINTON, THE LATE GARRY SHIDER, BELITA WOODS, SIDNEY BARNES AND MORE AVAILABLE ON iTUNES AUGUST 16th 2011

It's gonna be a PARTY!!!! That's right, the Big Ol' Nasty Getdown featuring George Clinton, a mind-blowing experimental studio project, has scheduled a special live performance at Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz on August 26th. Be prepared for a scorchin' sweaty set of funk delivered by a stellar line-up that includes not only George Clinton but members of Kool and the Gang, Graham Central Station, P Funk, Rev. Desmond D'Angelo, and special guests. The show debuts music from the band's premiere CD Volume 1 available on iTunes August 16 on the Getdown Entertainment Imprint. Two singles from Volume 1 are already making noise including "Room 2012" and "College Funk," which was nominated for a Hollywood Music and Media Award for Best Funk / Groove Song.

The live band takes the music to a whole new level with dozens of musicians taking the stage in a collaboration of soulful vocals, thumping bass, groovin' rhythms, and nitty-gritty guitar. In short, it's a huge party not to be missed.

The Big Ol'Nasty Getdown Volume 1 is one hot collection sure to blow your mind.    Rarely has a record captured the true free spirit of the genre, a pure jamfest where ideas, good vibes, and an anything goes attitude flowed freely through the recording sessions, from New Orleans to George Clinton's studio in Tallahassee.    With 60-plus musicians and singers pledging allegiance to The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown, this is more than a labor of love for all involved...it's the ultimate party and a chance to pass it on. Three years in the making with a stellar line-up of some of the genre's biggest icons (George Clinton, Garry "Star Child" Shider, Belita Woods, Sidney Barnes, Michael "Clip" Payne) and introducing newcomers Rev. Desmond D'Angelo and Laura Reed, the eleven tracks featured on Volume 1 are pure authentic funk.
The songs were written in the recording studio as part of a giant jam session with everyone contributing to the songwriting process. It was this atmosphere that inspired George Clinton and Sidney Barnes to finally finish a song they started some 30 years ago, "The Beauty of Pretty," which appears for the first time on the record. Volume 1 also features some of the final recordings of the late Garry "Star Child" Shider, who was an influential force behind the project.    The legends and the newcomers meshed their essence together to concoct a magical potion of funk that pays homage to the past while speeding toward the future, an experience so powerful it is sure to amplify the soul!

Stand out tracks on Volume 1 include the apocalyptic love song "Room 2012," featuring Rev. Desmond D'Angelo; the steamy ballad "I Will Wait For You," featuring Laura Reed; the booty shaking instrumental "College Funk," and the raucously raunchy "Include Me," featuring Belita Woods, P-Funk's resident siren. "Amplify," "It's So Hard To Go," "Big Ol' Nasty Getdown," " The Beauty of Pretty," "Away From The World," "Platinum," and "Wake Me Up," round out the album. Some of the artists who appear on the record include members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Robert Mercurio (Galactic), steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier (Lee Boys), Danny Bedrosian (P-Funk), JP Miller ( Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band), Grammy Winner Kofi Burbridge (Derek Truck Band), Ian Neville (The Meters/Dumpstaphunk), Tyler Simmons, Sidney Barnes, and drummer Alvin Ford Jr. The record was produced by John Heintz, John-Paul Miller, and Frank Mapstone.

With a project this special it is only fitting that famed artist Emek was chosen to create an album cover that captures the spirit of The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown. "The first thing that popped into my cerebral corpus callosum was an image of a big ol' nasty getdown," says Emek. "A big ol' 70's style funky pimp voodoo Wiz tin man scrap-yard robot musician magician conjuring up a groovy robot party. It's bright, colorful, and fun like the music. I really enjoyed drawing this cover."
The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown is a funk all-star super group, the likes of which has never been seen before. Whether on record or in concert, this is one experience not to be missed. May the funk be with you!

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