The Shady Recruits with Special Guests | Asheville Music Hall
Saturday October 19 @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Genre: tasty tunes
Show: 10PM (Doors: 9PM)
The Shady Recruits is a Greenville, SC based “supergroup” led by drummer Jack Ryan from the Marcus King Band. The ensemble features musicians from other prominent local and regional bands.
…and a surplus of surprise special guests is always a unique part of The Shady Recruites performances.
The Shady Recruits, a super group of a rotating troupe of seasoned musicians who play something their Facebook page describes cheekily as “tasty tunes.” The band’s set at The Taproom Stage turned out to be much better than just tasty. It was absolutely delicious. The Shady Recruits supporting cast includes keyboardist Marcus White of Chattanooga’s Soul Mechanic, bassist David Katilius of Greenville’s Earsight and The Jordan Okrend Experience, guitarist Charles Hedgepath of Greenville’s The Bad Popes and The Work, and trumpeter and trombonist. Justin Johnson of the Marcus KingBand. They were joined by MKB’s Dean Mitchell on sax and Deshawn Alexander on keys for a booty-shakin’ dose of funk and R&B. Sly & The Family Stone’s “Same Thing,” Nigel Hall’s “Don’t Change For Me,” the band’s own “Save Your Pride,” and, out of mad respect, Colonel Bruce Hampton’s “Working On A Building” and more were on the menu. Just in case anyone was still sitting down, somewhere in there were teases of Parliament Funkadelic’s “Give Up The Funk.” Jack Ryan will be keeping his day job, but I hope he moonlights with The Shady Recruits for a long time to come.
— Musicfest News
Additional Band Affiliations
Jack Ryan (Marcus King Band)
Marcus White (voodoo visionary and killakeyz_band)
David Katilius (Earsight, Jordan Okrend Experience)
Charles Hedgepath (The Work, The Bad Popes)
Justin Johnson (Marcus King Band)