Friday, June 3, White Squirrel Main Stage
Asheville, NC-based BrassFunkRock band Empire Strikes Brass (ESB) has a lot to say with a big sound. Chock-full of serious groove from a thumping rhythm section highlighted by lush horn arrangements played by a thick horn section, the band’s compositional roots, as well as it’s creative and collaborative soul contribute lots of depth in their original tunes and covers that speak volumes to ESB’s evolution.
Founded in 2012, ESB has grown from a party band of friends playing New Orleans-originated or inspired second-line and funk tunes with elements of rock and jam. Now, it consists of a collective of players, singers, songwriters and producers who have found an original sound that fuses their individual musical influences with fresh ideas while still holding true to their foundation.