Running the Set

So I have 15 Funk Truck tunes together and I’m running them like a set. Mastering the parts, messing with arrangements, editing lyrics and memorizing lyrics.  We are doing a rehearsal soon so I need to have demos for these tunes for the other musicians as well as being able to nail my own tunes. more »
Kingvegas : May 4, 2017 3:58 pm : News
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Jaco Showed Me a Path

I had never heard a bass played that way before. There would be no Funk Truck without Jaco Pastorius! WWW.JACOPASTORIUS.COM
Kingvegas : May 2, 2017 3:32 pm : News
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Everybody Comes from Somewhere

Don’t forget why you started.#bass #Kingsanity #fenderjazzbass #ampegsvt #funk #jazz #rock #fusion
Kingvegas : April 30, 2017 2:00 pm : News

Messing Around on a Rainy Day

Messing around on a rainy day.Demoing Funk Truck tunes this weekend.#thefunktruck #grindingforlife #basslife #Kingsanity #ampegsvt #fenderjazzbass
Kingvegas : April 29, 2017 9:22 pm : News
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Primus does Tommy the Cat w/ the Awakening

Here’s one of the tunes that I’m learning for the Funk Truck cover list. I always dug Tommy the Cat and combining it with The Awakening by The Reddings. Played by Dexter Redding this is a classic showcase for funky bass. Good times!!!  
Kingvegas : June 30, 2015 5:34 pm : Music, News
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So Let’s Get This Party Started!

Now that I have put some more ducks in a row it’s time to get some of this music together as well as some interested parties to perform some jams. I’m working on creating material that people will be really psyched to play as well as listen to. To summarize what I’m doing with the more »
Kingvegas : April 6, 2015 3:36 pm : News
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Putting this thing together…

Have you ever heard of Michael League? He’s the bass player for a band called Snarky Puppy. Their music is funky jazz fusion and often features many musicians. A jazz fusion orchestra if you will. Mr. League writes the music for Snarky Puppy and is the visionary behind that project. In performance he seems no more »
Kingvegas : March 10, 2015 5:01 pm : News
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The Funk Truck Day One

A few weeks ago I got this vision of a new band. I have dubbed February 2015 as my month to commit to a musical project featuring MY original music. I’ve been creating music on the Warr Guitar as Smokstik for 20 years now but it has been many years since I have done a more »
Kingvegas : February 16, 2015 11:18 pm : News
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