Published on January 23rd, 2017 | by Joseph Humphries0
Flow Tribe brings the sounds of the Crescent City to the Square
article by Joe Humphries
With the start of the school semester, Proud Larrys’ has a stellar music pairing for the year. Larry’s kicks off the weekend with the return of Flow Tribe for the first time in over two years. Flow Tribe is a New Orleans staple, who frequently play Tipitina’s, Voodoo Fest and Jazz Fest.
Flow Tribe, plays this Thursday and share the bill with Oxford’s own Delta Spring. Flow Tribe is a six man group that originally disbanded after their high school graduation. The destruction of Hurricane Katrina led the band members back to New Orleans to rebuild. The group has toured and been on the festival circuit since then sticking with the same members.
“We’ve been around for about ten years, at this point, we play a lot of college towns and Oxford is a perfect fit.” said K.C. O’Rorke, lead singer and trumpet player, on their return to Proud Larry’s.
Flow Tribe just finished work on a new album titled Boss, produced by Mannie Fresh, of New Orleans, one-half of the rap duo Big Tymers. Flow Tribe brings a new age flair to the New Orleans sound, with instruments like the washboard. O’Rorke said this was a different recording style working with a hip hop producer and using more sampling.
The start of new year has brought more success to Flow Tribe. Their management company recently signed with Silverback Music Management, who represent artist such as Slightly Stoopid, Fishbone and Dumpsterphunk.
“It’s a testament to working hard and having good chemistry on stage.” O’Rorke said.
Delta Spring looks to kick off the school year the right way. They play with Flow Tribe for the first time Thursday.
“I dig them, I love funk and they are definitely funky,” said bassist Patrick Mink. “I’m excited to see their play style from what it sounds like pretty clean but still has a bite.”
The two will definitely make for a good time for all to be had this Thursday. It will be worth the trip to Larry’s to see the six man group squeeze onto the stage. O’Rorke expressed his like of smaller intimate stages allowing him to interact with the crowd a little easier.