A-Town GetDown

Funksutawney Phil’s Groundhog Day GetDown with

A-Town GetDown

The Watters, Flyjack

Sat · February 2, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$13.50 - $15.00

This event is all ages

A-Town GetDown
A-Town GetDown
A-Town GetDown, the powerhouse Austin based band blends styles of funk, soul and rock into a sound uniquely their own. Known for energetic live performances and catchy original dance tunes, the band has built a reputation among the Central Texas music scene as a show not to miss. ATGD is comprised of an all-star cast of some of Austin's best players who love to explore each song's sonic landscape. You never know what just might happen on stage, but you can guarantee it will make you move your feet fill your soul.
The Watters
The Watters
The Watters have crafted their one of a kind sound by moving around the country and soaking up their habitats. Having grown up in Sedona, AZ and lived in Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville and now Austin, their sound is as eclectic as the cities they’ve resided in. Seamlessly blending Americana, Soul, Rock, Jazz and Funk, they have been described as “Fleetwood Mac with a horn section.” Daniel and Jenna Watters have collaborated on seven albums together under various monikers and they released their debut record, Great Unknown, as “The Watters” in 2016. They have garnered a devoted fan base through their well-crafted songwriting, energetic performances, stirring vocals and road-weathered musicianship. For The Watters, life and music are one, their journey together being their greatest muse.

With over a decade of music collaboration, husband and wife duo Daniel & Jenna Watters perform together as only a family band can. Aided by some of Austin’s finest musicians (Trevor Nealon of Band of Heathens, Anthony Farrell of Greyhounds, Tijuana TrainWreck Horns of Shinyribs), “THE WATTERS” is full of the rich experience and expert contributions of everyone involved. Lively horn riffs and lingering vocal melodies serve as a cornerstone for the new album, which features well crafted song-writing, electric energy of a live performance and a unique genre that is both indefinably new yet always familiar.
"Some of the rawest funk to come out of Texas in decades" - Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, BBC-6, UK

"Vibrant, powerful, and highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review

“Flyjack’s mission is twofold – to resurrect rare groove classics while energizing a new generation of music-lovers.” - Roots & Beats

"Flyjack is a tight band that delivers bright sounds and serious grooves." - AXS

"Flyack pays homage to underground Funk while embracing new possibilities for the genre — and it makes you wanna dance!” - Funkish

“High octane funk and roll, these cats keep Mother's Finest as their ace in the hole and give the party the kick start it needs.” - Midwest Record

FLYJACK got its start in 2007 playing a weekly residency at TC’s Lounge on Austin’s deep eastside – a dilapidated but much-loved holdover from Austin’s “chitlin’ circuit” days. In 2008, the band initiated a funk/soul series called “Superfly Soul Party” – featuring other like-minded groups, performing at the Victory Grill and other establishments in and around Austin. In April 2008, FLYJACK moved their residency to Antone’s – Austin’s Home of the Blues – initiating the successful “SuperSoul Mondays.”

In 2008, FLYJACK’s deep-funk single "Black Water Gold" was featured on the tastemaking Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on the BBC in the UK – gaining the ear of several influential DJs and musicians in the UK deep soul scene, including DJ Snowboy, who introduced the group to Hammondbeat Records. Later that year, the group performed at the ASPEN-SNOWMASS JAZZ FESTIVAL with Widespread Panic and the New Mastersounds. More recently, the group has shared the stage with DJ Numark (of Jurassic 5), Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Stanton Moore, Marc Broussard, The Scabs, Honey Island Swamp Band, New Mastersounds and Brownout.

In 2010, FLYJACK released its second EP "On The One" on Portland, Oregon-based label Hammondbeat Records. The platter features legendary James Brown drummer Jab’o Starks on the tubs; Paolo "Apollo" Negri from Milan, Italy on keyboards; and Austin chanteuse Tameca Jones on vocals.

On March 31, 2017, Flyjack released its third record, "New Day" - a love letter to late 60's/early 70's underground soul and funk. The record was painstakingly assembled at guitarist Buck McKinney's Rocky Coast Studio, and features seven carefully curated underground rare groove classics - including crate digger's gold "It's a New Day" - originally recorded by the Skull Snaps and released in 1973 on the tiny GSF label. The remaining five tracks on the album are Flyjack originals, including the propulsive "Motherlode" - featuring the Hellfire Horns, Grupo Fantasma alum Rudy Canales on congas, and a honking, gut-bucket saxophone solo by Topaz McGarrigle (Golden Dawn Arkestra).

Flyjack's founding members - guitarist Buck McKinney and bassist Brad Bradburn - hail from the groundbreaking Austin alternative-jazz group Gnappy, which released 3 well-received albums between 2001 and 2006, and was featured in the 2003 book "Jambands" by Dean Budnick. Flyjack's current line-up is rounded out by David Hunter Thacker (Keyboards), Jose Guitierrez (Drums), John Voss (Percussion), Paulo Santos (Sax), Mike Shields (Trumpet), Wyatt Corder (Trumpet) and Will Wright (Trombone).
Venue Information:
3TEN Austin City Limits Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A
Austin, TX, 78701