Bluesfest Touring

Larry Graham & Graham Central Station

Larry Graham & Graham Central Station - The Basement
The Basement, Sydney
Sun 20 Apr 2014 - 12:00am to 12:00am
Sun 20 Apr 2014 - 07:30pm to 12:00am
Larry Graham & Graham Central Station - The Basement
The Basement, Sydney
Mon 21 Apr 2014 - 12:00am to 12:00am
Larry Graham at The Basement Second Show
The Basement, Sydney
Mon 21 Apr 2014 - 06:00pm to 11:59pm
Larry Graham & Graham Central Station - The Corner
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Wed 23 Apr 2014 - 07:30pm to 12:00am

Get Ready – we are in for one funking great time !!
THE ORIGINAL BASS FUNKMEISTER is in da house!
LARRY GRAHAM & GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION is gonna add some bottom. It’s what he does.
He was the thumping, funky bass engine providing the churning undercurrent for numerous hits by Sly and the Family Stone. Hits like 'Dance to the Music', 'Everyday People', 'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)','I Want To Take You Higher' and then the band’s stellar appearance at the legendary Woodstock Festival in 1969 propelled the band and Larry’s innovative slap-pop style of playing bass into the global limelight.


As unconventional as his style may have been at the time, it has since been adopted and refined by countless bassists representing a variety of genres, including Flea, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Stu Hamm, Doug Wimbish, Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins and generations of others.
After Sly and The Family Stone, Larry Graham founded and fronted Graham Central Station, the Funk-Soul collective that has been his home (apart from a few solo years) for the last forty years. Whatever the setting, he has spent a half century redefining the bass by pushing the limits of its potential as both a melodic instrument as well as a percussive tool.
Larry Graham and Graham Central Station’s latest CD features guest appearances from Prince and Raphal Saadiq and shows that, four decades after their first outing, the same potent ingredients that made the band a funk powerhouse in its early years are still very much in the mix: thumping funk rhythms, infectious melodies and riffs, tight grooves, and of course, that churning slap-and-pluck bass undercurrent that pushes it all into overdrive.
www.larrygraham.com


 

 Larry Graham shoutout to Australia