Galactic Funk from the Big Easy

Galactic is simply everything you want from a funk band. The title song from their latest CD Into The Deep, features Macy Gray and Right On highlights Ms. Charm Taylor from The Honorable South however we chose Hey Na Na from Carnivale Electricos for this page.  It gets our radios bouncing when we play it at night.  Galactic is currently on tour so go see them but if you catch them in New Orleans, it just seems better.

Bio from the Galactic website

It’s been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Since then, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other.

A key part of that creative spark comes from the teamwork of Mercurio and Ellman, whose ever-evolving production and arranging skills helped usher the band into a new phase of studio work beginning with the loop-centric “Ruckus” in 2007. A series of albums focused around specific concepts like Carnival followed, as did collaborations with guests hailing from worlds outside the one Galactic calls its own.


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