Thursday’s Alive at 5 brought funk legends The Funky Meters to Albany on July 13. The highly anticipated show was moved to the Corning Preserve Boat Launch, Alive at 5’s designated rain location.
The location is a perfect second option due to the stage and crowd space being located under a bridge. The Funky Meters formed at the 1989 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival during an informal jam with Art Neville, George Porter Jr and Russel Batiste Jr.
Wurliday started the night off with their own signature sound of funk. The Albany native band brings together soul and funk creating an exciting blend of music. The group of dynamic musicians released their album Bedtime Blazer which was recorded by Soulive’s Alan Evans at Iron Wax Studio in Miller Falls, MA.
Next Week’s Alive at 5 is country night bringing Lindsay Ell along with Anthony Fallacaro. Music starts right at 5pm and goes until 8pm.