… set out from his home in Florida on a cross-country trip and swung through Mississippi and Memphis on his way up to New York City where he encountered John Scofield
at a Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
. The result would yield something resembling The Vamps.
Earthy, yet sophisticated, The Vamps offer something simultaneously for both your brain and your rump. With instrumentation that can scale fluidly from a trio to an octet, and a lineup that consists of B.B. King
alumni among others, the group are stalwarts of the Jackson, Mississippi club scene. They are purveyors of an encyclopedia of styles ranging from Latin
, Deep Funk
, New Orleans
, Reggae, Memphis Soul, Jazz Standards
, and Blues.