Announced just yesterday, Michigan funk band, Vulfpeck, will make their debut at New York City’s Summer Stage on Wednesday, September 7th. For those who’ve never attended a concert at the Summer Stage, you’re in for a real treat with this upcoming show. The stage is an open-air venue situated right in the middle of New York’s Central Park. Trees surround the entire venue with skyscrapers peeking above the foliage. I personally can’t think of a better place for Vulfpeck and the Eric Krasno Band to rock out for New York City. Tickets can be purchased at this link. To conclude our preview, check out this HD video of Vulpeck at Bonnaroo, and enjoy a few fun facts about the band.
- The members of Vulfpeck, Jack Stratton (keys, drums), Theo Katzman (drums, guitar), Woody Gross (keys) and Joe Dart (bass), met at the University of Michigan music school.
- Jack Stratton originally conceived the concept of Vulfpeck as an imagined German version of the U.S. session musicians in the 1960s such as the Funk Brothers, Wrecking Crew, and Muscle Schoals, after reading an interview with German producer Reinhold Mack.
- In 2014, Vulfpeck released Sleepify, a ten-track silent album on Spotify, to raise funds through royalties to execute an admission-free tour. The album raised $20,000 in royalties over a two-month period which funded the free tour.