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Friday, June 11, 2010

Cloverdale Heats up Friday Night Live


LA-based Orgone brings its heavy brand of raw funk power to the Friday Night Live stage in downtown Cloverdale. With funk, soul, afrobeat, and deep rhythms, Orgone is known for searing live sets and original instrumentals.

The original 5-member band put their own gritty takes on tunes by the likes of the JBs, the Meters, Booker T. and the MGs, Grant Green and Funkadelic among many others. They grew fast to include a powerful three-piece horn section and a fiery soul singer, Fanny Franklin.

RELIX magazine says, “Their music is terrifically unfussy, big slabs of grizzled R&B, greasy as fatback and thick as a very particular kind of smoke…recalls the majesty of Sly & the Family Stone.” XLR8R raves “lead singer Fanny Franklin fits in very nicely between Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse. Orgone’s sound is…organic, rooted in soul, funk, boogaloo, and jazz, with a classic appeal that’s…contemporary, smooth and soulful.

Friday Night Live fans should come ready to get down and party. Expect one non-stop cosmic groove!

Friday Night Live festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the Cloverdale Certified Farmers Market which offers fresh local produce, arts, crafts and food, or sample local restaurants offering early bird and late night specials. Music starts at 7 p.m. Arrive early for limited seating or bring your own lawn chair. Craft beer, local wines, non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Friday Night Live respectfully asks that you help us comply with the conditions of our ABC permit by not bringing outside alcoholic beverages to the concerts and disposing of any alcoholic beverages purchased at the shows before you leave.

Friday Night Live is produced by the Cloverdale Arts Alliance with underwriting support from the City of Cloverdale and a number of generous local businesses and winery sponsors. The Orgone concert is underwritten in part by Antiques & Uniques. Winery sponsors are Hanna Winery and Long Gamma. Major sponsors for the 2010 series are Furber Development, A&M Satellite/Dish Network, Lagunitas Brewing Company/Miller Lite, Redwood Credit Union and Real Goods Solar. Media Sponsors are Cloverdale Reveille, KRCB-FM and KZST-FM.

Out-of-town visitors can receive a lodging discount by calling Historic Inns of Cloverdale at (800) 894-1737 and mentioning Friday Night Live. For more information visit or call (707) 894-4410. Or;

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