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El Caribefunk / Ryan Tennis & The Clubhouse Band

August 4

Joe's Pub


Doors at 9:00PM
Show at 9:30PM

Welcome to El Caribefunk---an exotic fusion of Salsa, Funk, and Reggae, where undeniable rhythm and poetry express intense color and feeling and inspire "alegría."  This band of Colombians has built a fervent underground following with 2.5 years of nearly non-stop touring in South America.  They've headlined festivals with acts like Bomba Estereo and Herencia de Timbiqui, played live on Colombian National Radio, and performed on numerous national television programs including TeleAntioquia and RadioUno, but can still be found playing casually in the plaza after a show or jamming with street musicians. Whether or not you planned to, El Caribefunk's rhythm and positive energy will have you on your feet and dancing from the first note. 

"Full of high energy and spirit, El Caribefunk is a powerhouse." - The Key - WXPN, Philadelphia

Listening to Ryan Tennis is like taking a road trip to a new place with an old friend. Songs range from soul-touching acoustic ballads to roots funk and soul to rollicking reggae covers, but under it all is a foundation of groove and warmth that keeps you moving forward. The sound has drawn comparisons to Paul Simon, Bill Withers and Ben Harper--surprising likenesses for an all-American college football player turned singer/songwriter. While his disarming lyrics and singable melodies display a rare sensitivity, the intensity of his live performances - solo or backed by the raucous Clubhouse Band - hint at his gridiron past.