Cilantro Boombox 5.16.17

Cilantro Boombox is one of those unique Austin groups that could’ve only formed with access to our fertile music breeding grounds. Like many bands, Cilantro Boombox started as a couple of musicians, vocalist/bassist Felix Pacheco and saxophonist Joe Woullard, playing for fun. Before long, the snowball effect of the Austin music scene took over and Felix and Joe found themselves with a handful of the city’s best funk and soul players to back them up. That rich well of musical talent includes Andres Villegas on guitar, Christopher “Zumbi” Richards on trombone, alto-saxophonist Joshua Thompson, and percussionists Greg Clifford and Ricardo Gonzalez, and together they create incredibly tight African and Latin-influenced funk. Now, 5 years after their 2012 self-titled debut record, Cilantro Boombox is one of the most sought after party starters in the city. We got them to stop by Studio 1A before sharing a stage with fellow funk heavy hitters Hard Proof at The Mohawk. Enjoy their session at the bottom of this post!


5/26 @ The Mohawk w/ Hard Proof & The Greyhounds

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