Funky Blu Roots

Corn Hill Arts Festival Entertainment

Programmers of the 2014 Mont-Tremblant International Blues Festival in Canada fell in love with The Funky Blu Roots, a group of musicians based out of Pompano Beach, Florida during their main stage appearance.

Programmers of the festival boasted that their most recent album “‘Meter’ is a must for connoisseurs. A real find!”

The Funky Blu Roots are currently on tour in support of their November 2014 CD release “Barn Burnin’ Live” recorded at Izzo’s White Barn Winery in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. “Live” is the follow-up recording to their previous original song releases “Owasco Highball” from 2011 and “Meter” of 2013 (which was nominated for a Syracuse Area Music Award – SAMMY for Best Blues Recording along with ‘Live’).

They’ve appeared on stage with such acts as Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, Jefferson Starship, Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’nois King, Victor Wainwright, Ana Popovic, Dana Fuchs, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds and many others.

The blues ensemble of Funky Blu Roots features the core talents of singer/songwriter and guitarist Mikal Serafim of Miami Beach and his wife, Auburn NY native, Nancy Giannone on bass guitar.

“Meter” and “Owasco Highball” features the talents of Hammond B-3 specialist Steve McNally, harmonica wizard Tom Townsley and percussionists Phil Leone and Steve Reichlen. Special appearances for these recordings included sax players Chris Sawyer and Danny Mark, drummers Doc Allison and David Olson (a two-time Grammy award-winner, formerly of the Robert Cray Band and Savoy Brown).

The Funky Blu Roots, which was formed in 2005, mix their original songs during a live performance with unique arrangements of covers by such artists as The Allman Brothers Band, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robben Ford, Jimi Hendrix, and Carlos Santana, among others.

Location: The Garber Automotive Group Main Stage
Time: –
Sunday, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm

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