The funkadelic New Orleans based soul band Water Seed will be performing live at Urban Artifact on Friday, August 17th! Soulful and warm harmonies, excitement and vibrant energy pour out of Water Seed during their live performances. The band is touring in support of their upcoming album release, Say Yeah!! Live and the Blue Nile, which came out June 22nd!
Water Seed has brought their funk to many stages, including New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the New Orleans Essence Festival, a three-month residency in Russia, and the Apollo Theater, but it was at the legendary Blue Nile venue that the band decided to record their first live album. Located in the heart of the historic Frenchmen Street, countless funk, soul and brass shows have made their way on to the Blue Nile stage. “We recorded SAY YEAH!!! On August 19, 2017. For many reasons Blue Nile has served as our public laboratory of funk,” said Lou. “We recorded this album on the only week we were off this summer. Basically, the only week that we could have spent away from each other, we decided to record!”
Playing live is where this band glows, and, in fact, what inspired the name of this latest Water Seed release. “While we were watching some video footage, we noticed that we would get in to a call and response with our audience “Everybody say “Yeah!!!” …. “Yeah!!!!” We love the exchange and getting the crowd the participate in the show. The ‘call’ always opens the door to what’s in store. It’s our welcome mat that lets the crowds know they can come on in.”
Friday, August 17th