Hey everyone! I’m pretty sure that you all have noticed that I’ve taken a bit of a break from going to shows. There’s been a couple of reasons why. I really wanted to focus on honing my design skills and try to experience life beyond the need to constantly blog about it. On top of that, I was getting tired of hearing the same thing every weekend. Akron is an amazing hub full of talent, but after going to shows every couple days it was getting pretty stale. I was feeling uninspired and I needed something to light my fire again. Needless to say, Monday night blew my mind.
Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles came to town and I’m still trying to process it all. During the show, I turned to a friend of mine and told him that I was speechless. I couldn’t express how amazing it was and I’m still having a hard time.
I had heard of the Grammy award winning band Snarky Puppy (Henry’s main band). I had listened to their albums and really dug them, but this side project was just awe-inspiring.
The crowd was electrified. His presence commanded attention and we were all enamored. This show literally took me back to church. The energy. The passion. The emotions rolling off of him, his band mates, and the crowd left me craving more. It captured the soul of a time almost forgotten. A time when Funk was the norm and not the exception.
I, personally, will be going to see him again with a local favorite, The Acid Cats, tomorrow (August 27) at the Beachland Tavern in Cleveland. It’s going to be a helluva good time.
Thanks for reading,