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The Budos Band

The Budos Band Photo Credit: Justin Borucki / Courtesy of the artist
Budos Band - Strength In Numbers

Budos Band join us live in the studio today. All nine of them. This horn driven band from Brooklyn is certainly influenced by funk and afro-beat, but their sound is much more that of an ensemble drawing strength from their arrangements rather than virtuosic jamming. That is particularly true of their new album that is released this week called Burnt Offerings where the band presents an exciting new variation on their sound. They'll play live and we'll find out how a serious love of beer fits into their tight tour schedule.

Session Setlist
Into The Fog
The Sticks
Shatter Winds

Recent Release: Burnt Offering
Release Date: October 21, 2014
Label: Daptone