ROBERT WALTER's 20TH CONGRESS (Scott Metzger, John Kimock++)
Boom Boom Room at Boom Boom Room
San Francisco, CA
- Show Time: Saturday, December 14th, 9:15 PM til 3:00 AM+
- Door Time: 8:00 PM
- Show Type: Funk-Soul-Rock All-Star Super Group
- Restrictions: 21+
** ROBERT WALTER'S 20TH CONGRESS **
ROBERT WALTER - Keyboards, B3 (Greyboy Allstars, Mike Gordon Band, Frequinox)
JOHN KIMOCK - Drums (Mike Gordon Band)
VICTOR LITTLE - Bass (Billy Preston, Charlie Musselwhite)
SCOTT METZGER - Guitar (JRAD)
* MANGOBUS *
Blends of various funk flavors, with sprinklings of soul and rock and other unmentionables
TOM STEWART - Drums
JEN RUND - Bass
ANDREW VICKERS - Keys / Guitar
DAN DECTIS - Sax / Keys / Guitar
* DJ K-OS *
(of Digital Underground)
ROBERT WALTER’S 20TH CONGRESS:
“Keyboard whiz Robert Walter has been grooving at the heart of the jazz-rock world for more than two decades, leading his own group Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, co-founding the innovative funksters The Greyboy Allstars and most recently hooking up with Phish bassist Mike Gordon in Gordon’s touring and recording group.”
Robert Walter’s 20th Congress is:
Robert Walter (The Greyboy Allstars)
Scott Metzger (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead)
John Morgan Kimock (Mike Gordon, Kimock)
Victor Little (Billy Preston)
A founding member of the seminal groove band The Greyboy Allstars, organ, keyboard and synth sharp-shooter Robert Walter splits his time between his own 20th Congress, Greyboy, and a robust film soundtrack career in Los Angeles.
He returns with 20th Congress to support his new studio album 'Spacesuit'. Walter has been a fan of Science Fiction since he was a child and several of his fantastic notions have found their way on the latest release from Robert Walter’s 20th Congress entitled Spacesuit; a collection of futuristic sounds, danceable songs, and inspirational musicianship.
Whereas previous 20th Congress albums found Walter delving deep into the wellspring of his most formative influences: hip-shaking vintage soul, window-rattling '60s-'70s funk, and the sounds of classic organ jazz, Walter switched his source of inspiration for this latest effort from digging through the crates to gazing speculatively skyward, imagining new worlds rather than emulating classic records. The results lose none of the explosive funk and soul grooves that Walter has become known for, but it takes those sounds into outer space, blending inspiration from science fiction movies, comic books and art with wide-ranging influences encompassing everything from Dub Reggae to Krautrock to early jazz-rock fusion.
A brilliant improviser with a gift for riveting hooks and unstoppable grooves, Walter set out to create songs that blur the line between the composed and the spontaneous; an album with a narrative arc that isn’t tethered to concrete ideas.
He uses a full arsenal of keyboards, synths and electronics and draws together the varied aspects of his career, from his film soundtrack work with Michael Andrews to his free-ranging improvisational excursions with the likes of genre jugglers like Marco Benevento, Skerik and Mike Gordon.
Robert Walter's 20th Congress / Mangobus
Scott Metzger / John Kimock / Robert Walter / John Morgan Kimock / Victor Little / DJ K-OS / Tom Stewart / JEN RUND / Andrew Vickers / Dan Dectis