Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band announce the release of "Funk Life" and embark on a spring tour || Listen to the debut of "Funk Life" single on JamBase

'Cheeky funk' group Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band premiered the first single from their upcoming June 2nd album release Funk Life on JamBase today. The band is currently on an ambitious tour in support of their upcoming release hitting the west coast, continuing on to Montana and Colorado and stopping in New York and Pennsylvania before ending in West Virginia. A full list of tour dates is below.

The Asheville, NC funkadelic 5-piece features smokin’ horns, a keytar slinging babe-a-licious brunette, and old school funk rhythms. Funk Life, their 3rd studio album release, was fittingly conceived in the back seat of a 1972 Impala while listening to a mix tape of P-Funk, Sly and the Family Stone, Buddy Miles, Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, and James Brown. So pervasive were these influences that keyboardist/vocalist Mary “Mama Funk” Frances wrote the track “Living the Dream” in a sleep-charged vision of George Clinton and Garry Shider of P-Funk teaching her the melodic riff. Other stand outs on the album include lead track “24/7” featuring sassy vocals with contagious rhythms and bold horn hits; “Wake Yo Self,” a caffeinated dance track that builds to a keys-driven crescendo; and a bold cover of the woman-power manifesto “Mama FeelGood”.

The band is currently engaged in a crowdfunding campaign on Pledge Music to support their upcoming album and tour. Incentives including hand bedazzled booty shorts, polaroids from the road, and pre-orders for Funk Life on vinyl and CD are available. Check out the campaign at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/funklife

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band have shared stages with funk masters George Clinton's P Funk, New Mastersounds, DJ Le Spam, Pimps of the Joytime, and Galactic, and are regular favorites at festivals and venues across the country.

Go HERE to listen to “Funk Life” from Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

For more information on The Booty Band, including high-res images, go HERE

For media copies of Funk Life (digital and physical) and other media requests, contact Molly Kummerle (molly@masonjarmedia.com) or Crissa Requate (crissa@masonjarmedia.com) at Mason Jar Media.

Funk Life Tour Dates:
4/2 San Francisco, CA @ Boom Boom Room
4/3 Chico, CA @ Lost On Main
4/4 Olympic Valley, CA @ Alpine Meadows Ski Resort (Day Show)
4/4 Petaluma, CA @ Zodiacs
4/6 Arcata, CA @Humboldt Brews
4/8 Eugene, OR @ Cozmic
4/9 Portland, OR @ Goodfoot Lounge
4/10 Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge
4/11 Spokane, WA @ The Big Dipper
4/12 Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
4/13 Billings, MT @ The Pub Station
4/14 Jackson, WY @ Town Square Tavern
4/15 Keystone, CO @ The Goat
4/16 Vail, CO @ Samana Lounge
4/17 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
4/18 Englewood, CO @ Headed West's Annual 4/20 Event at Moe's BBQ
4/19 Winter Park, CO @ Ullr's Tavern
5/8 Eureka Springs, AR @ Phunkberry Music Festival
5/9 Eureka Springs, AR @ Phunkberry Music Festival
5/20 Columbus, OH @ Scarlet & Grey
5/21 Buffalo, NY @ Iron Works
5/22 Rochester, NY @ Flour City Station
5/23 Greenfield, MA @ Strange Creek
5/24 Kingstown, RI @ Ocean Mist
5/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
5/28 Skippack, PA @ The Keystone Lounge
5/29 Terra Alta, WV @ Domefest
5/30 Harrisburg, PA @ The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company
5/31 Jim Thorpe, PA @ Jam on the Mountain @ Penn's Peak
6/5 Glouster, OH @ Family Roots Festival
6/6 Glen Jean, WV @ Mountain Music Festival
6/27 Shepherdstown, WV @ Shepherdstown Street Festival