Ken Leighton 12:30 p.m., Feb. 21
RIYL: The Greyboy Allstars, Galactic, Soulive, Lettuce, Agua Dulce, B-Side Players, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Dumpstaphunk, Soulive, Level 42, Groundation, Orgone, the Aggrolites, Les Nubians, the Mars Volta, the Devastators, B-Side Players
Inception: San Diego, 2008
Influences: James Brown, Parliament/Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone, Tower of Power, the Meters, the Mars Volta, the Devastators, B-Side Players
The Earful was formed in mid 2008 by Brian Teel "on the premise of honoring all of the great funk legends and all things funk." Their stated focus is on original material that "brings the booty to a boil."
Nominated for Best Jazz Artist 2013 in the San Diego Music Awards, the Earful is a high powered, in your face, shake your booty machine that touches on various styles of funk and jazz in all of its forms and pays tribute to the masters.
The lineup features members of the Mars Volta, the Devastators, and B-Side Players.
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