FunkCity.net at Suwannee Rising: POLYRHYTHMICS
Jake Funkmayor of FunkCity.net was at Suwannee Rising with his trusty video rig, capturing many of the sets of the weekend. Polyrhythmics from Seattle had two sets. Jake captured this one Friday night on the Porch Stage.
Polyrhythmics had traveled to Suwannee Hulaween 2019 from Seattle and were slated to return for the ill-fated Rising 2020. They were the lone band on the lineup with two sets. The Saturday night outing was a blast from this octet, as guitar Ben Bloom addressed us as “future skeletons”!
These guys rock, funk, jazz, fusion, and have a damn good time doing it. The horn section — R. Scott Morning on trumpet, Arthur Brown on tenor sax, and Elijah Clark, trombone — added great spice to every song in the set. Bloom is a beast on guitar, and the rhythm section was superb: Jason Gray, bass; Grant Schroff, drums; and Karl Olson, percussion.
[POLY1: Lord of the Fries, Bowling Green, Pupusa Strut, Corpus Collosum, Au Jus, Crippled Crabs, Jessie’s Party, Stinky Finger]