Freekbass from Freekbass & The Bump Assembly, has been hailed by the legendary Bootsy Collins as “the new spiritual warrior for the funk,” has served up their new album All The Way This. All The Way That. on the exciting new Color Red imprint out now. They are taking the new album on tour kicking off with the recent performance of the National Anthem at the Cincinnati Reds’ game, August 5. The tour will take the funk gurus all over the East coast and mid-west. Check out the tour dates below.
Freekbass & The Bump Assembly’s highly anticipated seventh studio album embodies the past, present, and future of funk music from the creative minds of Freekbass and co-producers Itaal Shur and Color Red founder Eddie Roberts. The ten track album captures Freekbass & The Bump Assembly’s sound and influences traversing funk from different locations and eras, but the result is 100% original funk music. All The Way This. All The Way That. has a warmth that hasn’t been captured until now. That’s because part of the record was recorded straight to a Tascam 388, an eight-track tape recorder with a cult following at Color Red studios, that showcases the infectious energy of a live Freekbass & The Bump Assembly show.
Freekbass has cemented himself as a ground breaking bass player and funk guru. His innovative styling including his signature double thumb strumming technique has garnered critical acclaim and a cult fan following. With the new album, Freekbass has devoted his craft to push the funk forward by harnessing the Cincinnati sound and merging it with universal influences that bring the funk to the present with the spirit of the future. Freekbass enthusiastically adds, “this album could have been recorded in 1972 and some of it in 2072. The Funk is timeless to me, and that is what I always want to try to create, both live and in the studio.” And the Freekbass experience is rounded out by the powerful sounds of The Bump Assembly including all-star players Rico Lewis on Drums (George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic), Sky White on Keys (Foxy Shazam), and Sammi Garett vocals (Turkuaz).
Freekbass has graced stages across the country and has been a staple in the festival and touring circuit, including notable performances alongside Bernie Worrell, Umphrey’s McGee, Turkuaz, Dumpstaphunk, George Porter Jr., Buckethead, DJ Logic and Mike Gordon. Freekbass and The Bump Assembly are set to embark on tour in support of the new album. Catch the full tour here and listed below.
ALL THE WAY THIS. ALL THE WAY THAT.
Friday, November 22 – Mousetrap, Indianapolis,IN
Saturday, November 23 – Founder’s Brewery, Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, November 29 – Southgate House “Funksgiving,” Newport, KY
Saturday, November 30 — Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OH