Dumpstaphunk On Mountain Stage The New Orleans-based funk and jam band appear on West Virginia's most famous stage.

Dumpstaphunk appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption
Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Dumpstaphunk appears on Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage

Dumpstaphunk On Mountain Stage

Dumpstaphunk On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/316457907/316457926" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A diverse New Orleans-based funk and jam band, Dumpstaphunk was formed in the early 2000s by Ivan Neville and his cousin, Ian Neville (son of Art Neville). Their debut at the 2003 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival served up a bass-heavy fusion of New Orleans groove and classic funk. It was only fitting that Dumpstaphunk's first album was a live recording from that same venue in 2006.

In 2013, Dumpstaphunk supported Lionel Richie on a five-city tour, while noted rock critic Jon Pareles wrote in The New York Times, "I don't expect to hear anything funkier this year." Drummer Nikki Glaspie — who spent half a decade as Beyonce's hand-picked percussionist — takes a turn on lead vocals for the song "Betty Davis" halfway through this set. Dumpstaphunk's latest is Dirty Word.

[+] read more[-] less

More From Blues

ALA.NI performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 20, 2017. (Photo: Liam James Doyle/NPR) Liam James Doyle/NPR/NRR hide caption

toggle caption Liam James Doyle/NPR/NRR

ALA.NI

ALA.NI captures and conveys a reverent love of early-20th-century music, while injecting those sounds with charisma and charm well suited for any era.

Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Ruthie Foster On Mountain Stage

The Grammy-nominated blues and gospel singer returns to Mountain Stage, recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.

Ruthie Foster On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/522762174/522768305" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Lucinda Williams performs at Lincoln Center Out Of Doors. Ebru Yildiz for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Ebru Yildiz for NPR

Lucinda Williams, Live In Concert

Watch the legendary singer-songwriter perform a three-song set at Damrosch Park in New York City.

Son Little performs a set at NPR's 2015 CMJ showcase, which took place at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City on Oct. 14, 2015. Loren Wohl for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Loren Wohl for NPR

Son Little, Live In Concert

The Philly singer-guitarist's trio showed up at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge in a blues-rock mood. Watch Son Little perform a batch of songs from his self-titled album.

Jarekus Singleton. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Jarekus Singleton On Mountain Stage

Singleton is at the forefront of modern electric blues. Hear him perform live in West Virginia.

Jarekus Singleton On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/448572688/448582615" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Buckwheat Zydeco. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Buckwheat Zydeco On Mountain Stage

The ambassador of a distinctive Louisiana style takes the stage in West Virginia.

Buckwheat Zydeco On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/405881919/405884860" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Eric Bibb. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Eric Bibb On Mountain Stage

Raised in the New York folk scene of the '50s and '60s, the blues guitarist now lives in Sweden.

Eric Bibb On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/404165710/404169737" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Janiva Magness. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

toggle caption Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage

Janiva Magness On Mountain Stage

The decorated blues singer and Detroit native performs live from a West Virginia stage.

Janiva Magness On Mountain Stage

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/370131994/370149334" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Back To Top