The "second line" has its roots in the traditional jazz funeral processions of New Orleans. Once the dearly departed was buried, the brass band would "cut the body loose" by playing uptempo, joyous music. As they marched, they would be joined by revelers who formed a
line alongside and behind the band. This was known as the "second line."
The Funky Butt Brass Band was formed in 2008 by six musicians who respect and revere the New Orleans brass band tradition. They can take traditional New Orleans brass tunes and give them a funky new flavor, in the style of the Dirty Dozen or Rebirth Brass Band. They can write original songs that would feel right at home in a Frenchmen Street jazz club. But don't be surprised if you also hear a little Motown, Southern rock, Chicago blues, Memphis soul and some hometown St. Louis R&B. The Funky Butt Brass Band is guaranteed to get your toes tapping, your feet marching and kick any party into overdrive.
Funky Butt is:
Ron Sikes -- percussion
Adam Hucke -- trumpet, vocals
Aaron Chandler -- trombone, vocals
Austin Cebulske -- saxophone, vocals
Cody Henry -- sousaphone
Tim Halpin – guitar, vocals