Sat, Jun 01|
Maple Leaf Bar
The Crooked Vines 11PM $10
Inspired by a cultural renaissance and newfound clarity of vision, Gravy preaches the gospel of New Orleans funk and soul while maintaining a creative voice steeped in the time-honored traditions of The Crescent City.
Time & Location
Jun 01, 2019, 11:00 PM
Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
About The Event
Based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, The Crooked Vines is a funk-pop collective that brings exciting funk-fueled jams to the stage. Their heavy-hitting energy sustains and tastefully dips into spacey pleasure throughout their shows bringing a new sound to life.
Mikayla Braun's sensitive yet compelling voice leads the ensemble, backed by Rex Marshall on bass and Woody Hill on drums. This duo holds down the gritty rhythm section grooves where Steven Schwartz perfectly places his sweetly distorted keyboards, creating the perfect pocket for the hard-hitting horn lines provided by Phil Arpa on saxophone and James Keene on trombone.
The group released their first studio effort on October 10th, 2015, self-titled The Crooked Vines, and their second album "Alive" on November 10th, 2017. Both are available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, BandCamp, and most other major platforms. You can find the group in New Orleans at venues such as Tipitina's, The Howlin' Wolf, House of Blues, and Gasa Gasa. They have opened for The Grammy Award winning Rebirth Brass Band, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Mystikal, George Porter Jr., Naughty Professor, Cyril Neville, John "Papa" Gros of Papa Grows Funk and more!
Mikayla Braun - Vocals, Keyboard
Woody Hill - Drums
James Keene - Trombone
Phil Arpa - Alto Sax
Steven Schwartz - Tenor Sax, Keyboard
Rex Marshall - Bass