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Dumpstaphunk, Orgone and beers

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Cold beer and hot music come together from 2-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12 at Squaw Valley for the 11th annual Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest to support the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Some of the nation’s most recognized jazz and funk legends will perform under the peaks of Squaw Valley, including headlining acts Orgone and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. The Brews, Jazz and Funk Fest will take place in the Village at Squaw Valley.Festival-goers can listen to continuous live jazz and funk music on two stages while sampling beers from more than 20 breweries including Deschutes, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada and many more. Beers are $4 each, limited to ages 21 and older. A $5 entry donation to the festival is also requested. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. The festival is open to all ages with well behaved dogs welcome on leashes. Saturday, Aug.112 p.m. – The Lee BoysThe Lee Boys are one of America’s finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (seven-string bass) and Earl Walker (drums). www.leeboys.com3:30 p.m. and 5:50 p.m (Second Stage) – Mojo GreenMojo Green is a collective of individuals whose musical mission is to move the people on the dance floor with their horn driven, Funkajazzadelic dance grooves. The journey is never over, it is always just the beginning. Mojo Funk delivers a non-stop, high-energy funk freight train at every show. p.m. – The Robert Walter TrioRobert Walter has built a reputation as one of America’s heaviest jazz-funk keyboardists. Walter has performed and recorded with such jazz and funk heavyweights as Stanton Moore, Johnny Vidacovich and Steve Kimock. robertwalter.com6 p.m. – OrgonePronounced with a long second “O,” the Los Angeles band Orgone is dedicated to heavy, raw, adrenaline-fueled funk and sweat-dripping soul. Armed with a new album and a take-no-prisoners live show, the band continues to evolve and redefine funk, taking, in the words of Dusty Groove America, “a rough, rugged, and uber soulful live funk vibe into a deeper and even livelier realm.” www.orgonespace.comSunday, Aug.122 p.m. – On the Spot TrioOn The Spot is exactly where these three musicians stand when they settle into a heavy funk-laden groove. Formed in July 2006, O.T.S. Trio mixes classic funky soul jazz stylings with modern jazz improvisational chops to create a psychedelic dance party for the ages. www.otstrio.com3:30 p.m. and 5:50 p.m. (Second Stage) – JellybreadJelly Bread is a tour de force of full frontal funk, thoroughly steeped in a Rock-Americana style with a rollicking indie alt-rock radio appeal. Their mix of in-the-pocket drum and bass grooves, swampy lap steel guitar, dirt under the fingernails guitar licks, and take-’em-to-church organ is downright appetizing—bright colors and sweet, funky flavors. 4 p.m. – George Porter Jr. and His Runnin’ PardnersA member of the original Meters considered by many to be the founding fathers of funk, Porter has proven to be capable of the ultimate fusion of rock, funk and Randamp;B. Runnin’ Pardners is George Porter Jr.’s own unique long term project. Well respected by audiences and promoters as a quintessential New Orleans band, the five piece touring band continues to receive accolades on the jam band and festival scene. georgeporterjr.com6 p.m. – Ivan Neville’s DumpstaphunkThe son of Aaron Neville, Ivan Neville has played in Bonnie Raitt’s band and was on The Rolling Stones’ Dirty Work LP. His debut album landed a Top 40 pop hit with “Not Just Another Girl.” In 2003, Neville formed Dumpstaphunk and appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. When the levees failed in New Orleans in 2005, Neville joined The New Orleans Social Club and recorded the benefit album Sing Me Back Home. Neville’s searing version of John Fogerty’s “Fortunate Son” was critically acclaimed. “Catharsis never sounded cooler,” raved Entertainment Weekly.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 9, 2012 01:52PM Published Aug 9, 2012 01:49PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.