When one wants to get funked up in Austin, look no further than Mama K & The Shades to provide the funk in it’s fullest, loudest, and grooviest form. Hailing from Austin, Mama K and Shades are made up of members, Kelsey “Mama K” Garcia on vocals, Willie Barnes II on vocals, Nnedi Agbaroji on vocals, Donald “D-Bone” on trombone, Joe “Joe Cool” Morrow on trumpet, Joe Woullard on saxophone, Chris Barnes on drums, and Lee Braverman on bass guitar. With their brilliant brass section, scintillating saxophone playing, captivating vocals, and mind melting guitar solos that is all parts funk, rock, R&B, jazz, soul and blues, Mama K & The Shades succeeds in bringing life to the party and lights a fire under everyone’s feet within earshot.
Mama K & The Shades stopped by Studio 1A on Monday February 15th to share some of their music with us as they gear up for their release of their debut album, Honey Made. Mama K & The Shades will be playing two upcoming shows in Austin, the first at Barracuda this Saturday (tickets here), February 20th, and a show at One-2-One Bar on February 26th for their album release party (tickets here). You can also stream their music here on KUTX.