Smackdab @ The Tralf

Smackdab enjoy the kind of blazing word-of-mouth reputation most bands dream of.

Ostensibly a modern soul/funk group, their live performances open the windows wide on what that means, bringing in sounds from much farther afield. Here’s the 4/4 intensity of a rock band married to the rhythms of old school R&B, soul, blues, and funk, as well as thick dollops of jazz and pop—made for the sole purpose… of getting you onto your feet.

Jonny Johnson, Mark Cooper, Matthew Baxter, Ryan Ecklund, and Daniel Witherspoon makeup Smackdab from the remnants of legendary Jamestown,NY bands Zeta Cauliflower, Mysterious Moonshow, Atica & Little Dirty Goat.

Smackdab has shared the stage with Big Leg Emma, Soulive, Kim Manning, Freakbass and 10,000 Maniacs to name a few