Flow Tribe announces new album, extensive national tour

Flow Tribe will release their newest album, BOSS, on April 28 before embarking on a lengthy summer tour through much of the United States. The 10-track effort was recorded at The Parlor Record Studio and produced by Mannie Fresh, the Grammy-nominated New Orleans icon behind hits from Lil Wayne, Big Tymers, Juvenile, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Jeezy and many more.

screen-shot-2017-04-11-at-10-56-06-amFormed in New Orleans in 2004 by high school friends K.C. O’Rorke (vocals, trumpet), John-Michael Early (harmonica, washboard, vocals, keyboard), Russell Olschner (drums), Chad Penot (bass, vocals), Bryan Santos (guitar, timbales), and Mario Palmisano (guitar), Flow Tribe blends funk, rock and R&B while incorporating elements of hip-hop, Cuban-Caribbean rhythms and more. The group briefly disbanded after graduation, but reformed when its members returned to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Flow Tribe has since put out two full-length albums and several EPs in addition to building Downman Studios, a soon-be-opened New Orleans East production facility that will host the sessions for their next record.

“We are thrilled to release BOSS,” the band said in a press release.“Over a year in the making, BOSS blends the hard-hitting grooves of Flow Tribe with the infectious production brought by Mannie Fresh. This uniquely New Orleans’ collaboration puts a new spin on funk, soul, and explores the depths of backbone cracking music. We hope you enjoy listening to BOSS as much as we had creating it.”

With their album release on the horizon, the band is also gearing up for a run of dates surrounding Jazz Fest, including a performance at the Fair Grounds on Sunday, April 30. They will then hit the road for an extensive series of shows across the Southeast, Midwest, East Coast and California that will find them paired with acts like Lettuce, Moon Taxi, Rebirth Brass Band, The Motet, Turkuaz and New Breed Brass Band.


Here’s a look at the tracklist for BOSS:


01. Intro

02. Sexy Body (feat PJ Morton)

03. Boss

04. Don’t Want To Be In Love

05. Interlude

06. You Know What It’s About (feat Mannie Fresh)

07. Turning Table

08. Blackmail

09. Diamond

10. Outro


Here’s a look at Flow Tribe’s upcoming tour dates:


Apr 13th — Oklahoma City, OK – Belle Isle Brewery

Apr 14th — Dallas, TX – Granada Theater ^^

Apr 21st — Oxford, MS – The Lyric ++

Apr 22nd — Destin, FL – AJ’s

Apr 26th — New Orleans, LA — Wednesday at the Square

Apr 27th — Lafayette, LA — Festival Int’l de Louisiane

Apr 28th — New Orleans, LA — Sanctuary Cultural Arts Center

Apr 29th — New Orleans, LA — Little Gem Saloon

Apr 30th — New Orleans, LA — New Orleans Jazz Fest

Apr 30th — New Orleans, LA — Tipitinas **

May 6th — New Orleans, LA — Rock N Bowl

May 7th — New Orleans, LA — House of Blues

May 12th — Santa Rosa, FL — Trebeache’

May 13th — Mobile, AL — Callaghan’s

May 18th — Kansas City, MO — Knuckleheads

May 19th — St. Louis, MO — Broadway Oyster Bar

May 20th — Indianapolis, IN — Rathskellers

May 26th — Baton Rouge, LA — Live After 5

May 27th — Gulf Shores, AL — LuLu’s

Jun 3rd — New Orleans, LA — New Orleans Oyster Festival

Jun 4th — Augusta, NJ — Michael Arnone’s Crawfish Festival

Jun 9th — San Antonio, TX — Sam’s

Jun 10th — Austin, TX — Antone’s

Jun 16th — Jackson, MS — Martin’s

Jun 17th — Ocean Springs, MS — The Shed

Jun 20th — Amagansett, NY — Stephen’s Talkhouse

Jun 21st — New York, NY — Rocks Off Cruise

Jun 22nd — Asbury Park, NJ – Jams on the Sand

Jun 23rd — Washington D.C. — The Hamilton

Jun 29th — Little Rock, AR — Stickyz

Jun 30th — Eureka Springs, AR — Highberry Festival

Jul 2nd — Chicago, IL — Live On Lincoln ==

Jul 6th — Charlotte, NC — US Nat’l Whitewater Center

Jul 8th — Pittsburgh, PA — Funhouse @ Mr. Smalls

Jul 9th — Lancaster, PA — Summer Series @ Long’s Park Amphitheater

Jul 28th — Denison, TX — Levitt AMP

Aug 3rd — Mammoth Lakes, CA — Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza

Aug 4th — San Francisco, CA — The Independent

Aug 5th — Crystal Bay, NV — Crystal Bay Casino

Aug 6th — Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl ##

Aug 18th — Alexandria, LA — Spirit’s

Aug 19th — Shreveport, LA — Red River District

Aug 24th — Memphis TN — New Daisy Theatre

Aug 25th — Nashville, TN — 12th & Porter

Aug 26th — Boone, NC — High Country Beer Fest


^^ w/ Rebirth Brass Band

++ w/ Moon Taxi

** w/ Lettuce

== w/ The Motet & Turkuaz

## co-bill w/ New Breed Brass Band