Papa Grows Buzz
While a number of their New Orleans brethren were paying tribute to Fats Domino uptown, Big Easy favorite Papa Grows Funk performed downtown at New Yorks Lions Den. Area mainstays BuzzUniverse opened and, before breaking into a cover of Bobby Charles’ ‘Down South in New Orleans’, were joined on tenor sax by PGF’s Jason ‘Big Wind’ Mingledorff. The group then returned with Mingledorff for an unexpected encore of the funk classic ‘The Chicken.’ After paying tribute to Domino, Ivan Neville also booked it downtown to join Papa Grows Funk during their set. Papa Grows Funk will appear at Bostons Copperfield’s, while BuzzUniverse will hit Burlington, VTs Nectars on November 15.