Bernie Worrell Orchestra w/ Boris Garcia, Fisher

Bernie Worrell Orchestra

Psychedelic funk pioneer and music legend Bernie Worrell has launched a new mothership. The Bernie Worrell Orchestra, the multi-piece ensemble he co-founded with drummer/bandleader Evan Taylor in 2011, has been performing across the country playing new music that mines “late-1960s/early 1970s psychedelic rock and R&B… the foundation of funk,” according Taylor. The BWO is a continuation of Worrell’s solo work with a set list that is derived mainly from Worrell’s nine solo albums, while still featuring copious new material including the award-winning single, "Get Your Hands Off," which is from their upcoming debut album. The Bernie Worrell Orchestra is Bernie Worrell (keyboards), Andrew Kimball (guitar), Kyle Cadena (guitar), Scott Hogan (bass), Glen Fittin (percussion), Evan Taylor (drums/bandleader), and Nicole Scorsone (violin), with Shlomi Cohen (alto sax), Ofer Assaf (tenor sax), and Justin Mullens (trumpet) selectively appearing for some performances.

Boris Garcia

In the past six years since inception, BORIS GARCIA has set about trouncing genre “lines in the sand” and has fused Pop, Bluegrass and Jam into their own undeniable sound. BORIS GARCIA was born when friends recorded for fun only to find an audience beyond their wildest dreams. “We put together a band of the best local musicians for a one-off gig,” “It worked so well we did it again, and again, and again.” BORIS GARCIA quickly evolved into one of the most unique Americana / Jam bands in the land. They masterfully blend acoustic and electric instrumentation with American roots sensibility and melody that envelopes like a warm robe.

Their brand new CD “Today We Sail” was produced by Railroad Earth fiddler Tim Carbone and is their fourth national release. Eleven new tunes showcase Boris Garcia’s ability to tell a story and forge a lasting melody. Love and compassion, tales of higher order and sometimes personal disorder, songs that speak to the human condition. The title track “Walking Barefoot” speaks of faith, faith in one’s self and of drawing lines in life’s “sand”. “Deaf, Dumb and Blind” beckons wonderful, heartfelt new love and haunting calling while “Mighty High” speaks not of getting high, but of being high, really high on life’s beauty and wonder.
Boris Garcia has seen significant commercial airplay charting AAA and Americana pacing them “outside” most of the Jamband crowd,” real song’s that resonate” despite any monikers or genre classification. Boris Garcia factored in the Jambands.com charts and placed top 10 for over 8 months peaking at #6 overall.

“Today We Sail” was over one year in the making and features the fiddle of musical guest Tim Carbone.

Boris Garcia is…
Bob Stirner, guitar, bass, vocals
Jeff Otto, guitar, vocals
Bud Burroughs, mandolin, keys, accordion
Chip Denoyers, Pedal Steel guitar
Tim Kelly, Drums
All tunes penned by the songwriting team of Jeff Otto and Bob Stirner.

Fisher

Fisher is the incarnation of many styles of music and dreams come to groove. We are from Philadelphia where soul has lived and breathed for over 45 years. Nothing says love better than a gut bucket funk groove and the chuck of a trance inducing reggae tale. After a year of trials and changes, Fisher is ready to spread the movement that is music.
Even with the strength and finesse that funk and reggae inspire Fisher paints the scene with color and psychedelic wonder. Everywhere you go in life there are things that lift you and bring you to that next level. All of you are welcome to anything and everything that lives inside of us.

$14 - $17

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$1 Starr Hill Drafts 7:30-8:30, and $2 drafts 8:30-9:30

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Bernie Worrell Orchestra w/ Boris Garcia, Fisher with Boris Garcia, Fisher

Friday, May 24 · Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:30 PM at The Blockley