“Futuristic synths, swaggering horns and shouted group vocals pour over propulsive grooves. The crew balances untamed originals that weld rock, R&B and funk with covers ranging from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Ol’ Dirty Bastard to Allen Toussaint, Rage Against the Machine and The Doors.” - Independent Weekly (Raleigh, NC)
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band “reaches back and draws from 1970s influences while keeping the sound – and listeners’ feet – moving forward.” – Columbia Tribune (Columbia, SC)
“Do yourself a favor and check out Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band’[s Onward!], they are SURE to have your “Trunk Fallin’ Off!” A+.” – Appalachian Jamwich.com
Funk is more than a musical genre, it’s a way of life. And since that mindset is what Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band embodies every day, the collective titled its fourth studio album Funk Life.
The band, which formed in the college town of Boone, North Carolina, in 2002, has shared stages with the likes of Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Maceo Parker and Bootsy Collins. They’re in high demand on the festival circuit, putting in appearances at Wakarusa, Bear Creek, Jam Cruise, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Aura Fest, Floyd Fest, DeLuna Festival, Jazz Aspen, Center of the Universe Festival, Purple Hatters Ball, Camp Barefoot and Trinumeral, among others.
True musical road warriors, their live show is an absolute must see! A musical experience rather than simply a band, Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band is all facets of funk wrapped into one deliciously deviant package.