Sept. 17, 2012. Infectious grooves, intoxicating guitar lines and a relentless drive of soul and passion describes one of the Southeast’s newest sensations, The Fritz. On Saturday, Sept. 22, you can be part of the experience at Murphy’s in Boone.
Drawing inspiration from a variety of techniques and traditions, the group’s vision is rooted within improvised Electronic Funk Rock. As schooled musicians, The Fritz rely on creating a canvas that is as much defined as it is colorful, leaving the audience entranced within their art.
The band is gearing up for the release of their second album, Bootstrap, in early 2013. The album covers a range of genre’s influenced by the good and bad moments on the road in the past year. Containing road-tested material, Bootstrap, is already gaining steam as the band plans to release their first single, “Sound. Habits. Blame.” at the Asheville Music Hall later in September.
Jamie Hendrickson’s versatile guitar style and innate sense of melody first blended with Jake O’Connor’s funky bass lines in 2007. From there, they met drummer Michael Tillis, who brings a strong driving energy to the ensemble. Jamar Woods’ virtuosic keyboard solos and soulful vocal abilities propel the band into exciting musical journeys that are accented by his powerful stage presence. Rounding out the group is percussionist Mike Evans. His taste for world music, power funk and the occasional rap on the mic give the band a truly one-of-a-kind sound that is unmatched.
After their move to the North Carolina in 2011, the band has grown into a full time touring juggernaut that thrives in the live setting. Combining the art of improvisation with the soul of Funk, The Fritz set stages on fire with their incredible, passion filled, high energy performances.
In just a short time, The Fritz have been featured in RELIX magazine, performed at many popular music festivals (Bear Creek, Blackwater, AURA, Swamptown) and have received many accolades from a multitude of media outlets.
For more information, go to www.thefritzmusic.com.