Flow Tribe

Flow Tribe

Valerie Sassyfras

Fri, May 4, 2018

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

This event is 18 and over

Flow Tribe
Flow Tribe
Few bands arouse a crowd into a collective shake like Flow Tribe. The six-member band’s onstage chemistry reflects a seamless combination of soul and movement that hits the audience within the first few notes. Virgin listeners and avid fans alike are drawn in by the distinctive sound that feels both familiar and original. Outfitted for each performance in colorful, carefully selected suits, it’s clear their focus is sharp and the party has begun. This is the work of professional musicians who’ve found their passion, and are living a dream where everyone’s welcome.

Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, rock, and hip-hop beats in high-energy performances that turn every show into a celebration. New Orleans is influence itself, the unparalleled free and easy city weaving its way into track after track of original scores that make up a single definition of sound, which Flow Tribe has dubbed “backbone-cracking music.”

K.C. O’Rorke (vocals, trumpet), John-Michael Early (harmonica, washboard, vocals, keyboard), Russell Olschner (drums), Chad Penot (bass, vocals), Bryan Santos (guitar, timbales), and Mario Palmisano (guitar) are native New Orleanians and high school pals who’ve been writing music and playing live shows since the band’s inception in 2004. Post graduation, they went their separate ways, but after Katrina, each returned to their hometown, inherently becoming active members in the rebuilding of a community that’s stronger than ever. Flow Tribe may well be the city’s next music ambassadors.

With two full-length albums and several EPs under their belt, the crew is currently building Downman Sounds, a studio in New Orleans East where they expect to cut their next record. The Tribe can be found crisscrossing the US just about every week of the year, from Key West to California, including regular performances at the notable New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest and Voodoo Fest. Look for their next project to be released in early ‘17, a full length album entitled “BOSS” produced by New Orleans’s own Mannie Fresh.
Valerie Sassyfras
Valerie Sassyfras
Valerie Sassyfras is a Fierce, Widow Warrior, who writes, arranges and choreographs her own music. Born and raised in New Orleans, she picks up the beats from the street, to put in her songs. With her Sasshay Dancers, they put on a "Sass Cabaret" that will excite, and delight.
Sassyfras has gone viral with a video recorded at a children's event, "Woman Entertaining at a Children's Event", which has gotten 300k hits on her youtube page.
She will be performing some songs from her new CD, "Blastoff! A Cosmic Cabaret", plus some favorites, like Girl's Night Out.
You've gotta see her in person to experience Sassyfras Style.
She will be joined on stage by her Sasshay Dancers, and T-Rex!
Venue Information:
Gasa Gasa
4920 Freret St
New Orleans, LA, 70115