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Tour Dates

Oct 16th - Varsity Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA (Malcolm Burnside & Juke Joint opens)

Oct 17th - Tipitinas - New Orleans, LA (Soul Rebels Brass Band Opens)

Oct 18th - Private Event - New Orleans, LA (Treme Brass Band Opens)

* With Robert Walter & Kirk Joseph on these Dates

Dec. 4 - TBA

Dec. 5 & 6 - Boom Boom Room - San Francisco, CA

Dec. 11 - TBA

Dec. 12* - Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY

Dec 13 *- Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ

*with Robert Walter + Pimps of Joytime opening + Special DJ set by Chuck Prada and special guests

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Motherlode is a Greasy Soul Funk all star band which features what are considered some of the hottest musicians on the Jam-Jazz-Funk scene today. This band was brought together by Cochemea Gastelum and Boom Boom Room (S.F.) for its first manifestation as a group in October 2005 for Boom Boom Room Presents Katrina Benefit Festival ("Frequinox Music Festival"). It is an evolved creation drawing its members and origin from the band 'MOTHERLODE' which had originally began in the mid nineties as part of a D.J. night at the original Casbah in San Diego.

What started out as an underground hang for local hipsters and vinyl junkies, quickly became a collective of young(some too young to drink),punk rock/funk musicians playing solos to 60's and 70's funk and boogaloo records. Soon after, Motherlode was formed as the house band, playing live versions of rare, classic soul and funk. Soon, they were packing the club and gaining recognition quickly. The members, at one time or another, included: Robert Walter, Zak Najor, Cochemea " Cheme" Gastelum, Chris Stillwell, Printz Board and Brian Jordan.

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