Monday, April 30, 2012

04/30/12 Tweed Funk Sat On The Couch

The band Tweed Funk earned their way to the 2012 IBC by way of the Grafton Blues Society. Not bad for a band together for less than a year.

Their debut album, Bringin It brought the band huge recognition and airplay.

Joseph "Smokey" Holman on vocals, JD Optekar on guitar, Marcus "MG" Gibbons on drums, Eric Madunic on bass and Jon Lovas on Sax are the core of Tweed Funk.

On this night Smokey and JD joined me to discuss their lives before the band and the time since they all met at a blues jam one evening.

How did Smokey come back to performing music after 18 years of 'life' keeping him away?

JD talks about how is their song writing is changing as they get to know each others strengths?

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