Saturday, June 15, 2024

Where's Fred? On the Late Show, heading to Boston and beyond!

Click here to watch the introductory segment of Fred's appearance this week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Sitting in with Louis Cato and the rest of the hot Late Show Band was a joy. Many thanks to the entire Late Show family team.

Next: June 16-22 is the much-anticipated Northeast U.S. tour with his band, The New JBs, and as of June 16 his new album "From the Blues and Back," will officially debut in the U.S. through Mississippi Delta Records,. Concert goers will be able to buy autographed copies of the vinyl and CD versions.

Launched by fans through an Indiegogo campaign back in 2015, the project was recorded in analog by master engineer Little Konzett at his Little Big Beat Studio in Liechtenstein, and was released last fall on his label Lo End Records. It features classics by artists including Champion Jack Dupree and Tommy Tucker along with originals by Fred and other band members.

 

Click here to stream on Spotify, and here for Apple Music. 


Tickets are on sale now for the following shows, as well as for U.S. and Europe shows later this year that can be found on the complete calendar at www.funkyfredwesley.com.


Monday, May 27, 2024

Where's Fred: Bringing the funky horns for Bootsy!

While gearing up for his much anticipated June tour with his New JBs through the northeastern United States, Fred cruised to Atlanta's Patchwerk Studios to add his signature funky horns to the forthcoming album of his old bandleader and friend Bootsy Collins

Fans will have to wait to hear the final results, but they can expect something along the lines of this arrangment he did for Bootsy's Rubber Band's "Psychoticbumpschool" in 1978.

Many thanks to the players and all involved, including Shake Mayfield for pulling together the Atlanta horn section, and Technical Earth Recorders in Montgomery, Alabama.

Left-right Kenneth R. Pack, Kenneth Faison, Ezekiel Johnson ,Fred, Milk Shake Mayfield, Anothy Duke Pearson.