Photo | facebook.com/CBDBmusic , Photo by Kinsey Blake Haynes
Date: Saturday, Dec. 14 with doors at 8 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., soulkitchenmobile.com
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 day-of available through the venue’s website or by calling 866-777-8932
Since the band’s birth in Tuscaloosa, CBDB has remained a regular visitor to the Azalea City. Their following has watched with great satisfaction as this band has gained momentum in the Southeastern jam scene and beyond.
CBDB fans have also witnessed the evolution of the group’s eclectic sound. CBDB filled its debut full-length, “Phone.Keys.Wallet,” with a trademark sound called “joyfunk.” The band used this style to mingle organic funk with Southern rock and jazz, with vocal work using My Morning Jacket’s Jim James as a muse. However, CBDB’s appropriately named sophomore effort, “Joyfunk is Dead,” added more of a progressive-rock edge to the band’s sound with a load of exotic, intricate arrangements.
These days, CBDB has been performing in support of its third album, “Out of Line.” For this release, the band retreated to Zac Brown’s studio Southern Ground Nashville. While this album features less prog-rock elements, “Out of Line” presents another beautiful sonic personality from CBDB’s music psyche. While the band has not forgotten how to rock, several tracks on this album feature a smooth, mellow delivery of funk and soul.
Known for their prowess in the live setting, CBDB is sure to take these tracks into new territories on the Soul Kitchen stage.
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