• Funk legend George Clinton plays Stowe
     | August 14,2014
    Photo by William Thoren

    Funky business: Funk legend George Clinton and his sizable ensemble, Parliament Funkadelic, play the Rusty Nail in Stowe on Friday.

    Now 73, funk legend George Clinton has sheared his rainbow-colored dreadlocks and donned a more dapper appearance. But the former hairdresser is perhaps more vital than ever, judging by the rave reviews of recent live shows in Europe.

    “This was about as live and electrifying a performance as I have ever been fortunate enough to witness,” said The Telegraph about a London gig, “a wild and joyous groove miasma that still sounds like a dispatch from the future.”

    And the London Evening Standard called it “a fantastically chaotic late-night set,” adding, “The sound, though meandering, was crafted with breathtaking skill.”

    The “godfather of funk” brings his sizable, multi-generational ensemble, Parliament Funkadelic — nearly 20 members strong — to the intimate Stowe nightclub, the Rusty Nail, on Friday. Opening the show is Soulive drummer dynamo Alan Evans and his hard-driving new soul trio, Playonbrother.

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