Nappy Riddem Summer wrap-up / Fall Plans

We had a busy summer here in DC refining our live show and finishing up our upcoming EP release “Rock Steady” on Fort Knox Recordings, coming out in September. Shows in the DC Metro area were killer, with appearances at Tropicalia, The Black Cat, Tortoise & Hare, Artisphere and Mustock. We also enjoyed kicking off the season with an appearance at the Surf Lodge in Long Island, NY and look forward to making it back up there next season. The live band show is in full effect.

In other news, Jon Modell continues to release free tracks on soundcloud as Jonny Ruzany and write music for our future releases.

Rex Riddem has been spinning at the Fort Knox saturday night DJ extravaganza, Sao Funky Saturdays at Tropicalia in DC most Saturday nights in July and August. You can catch him working some of our new tracks into the set, giving the dance floor a sneak peak of what’s to come.

Mustafa has been busy with vocal appearances with See-I at the lounge and a ton of recording. He also killed the new Basement Freaks release here

as well as putting on the best Mustock festival yet. In addition, he is featured on three more Basement Freaks tracks, four upcoming tracks for the next Fort Knox Five release and more releases coming out on Spin Spin NYC.

Look out for new press photos and live show recordings on Facebook and Soundcloud soon!

Live Band Line Up
We have a great line-up now with keyboardist Charles Flye, bassist Micheal Calve and guitarist Gordon Sterling rounding out the familiar crew with Rex, Mustafa and drummer Jon Modell.

September Shows
Saturday Sept. 14 – Tropicalia U-Street Washington, DC
Saturday Sept. 21 – H Street Festival Washington, DC
Saturday Sept. 28 – Petworth Jazz Project Washington, DC

Tour Plans
Plans are in the works for Fall/Winter tours to spread the positive NR vibes around the country – heading south to VA, north to MD, PA, NJ and NY and west to CO and CA as soon as we can get there. Let us know where you think Nappy Riddem needs to come next!

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