Win Tickets ($20): Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, Funky 2 Death @ Goodfoot | Funk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, Funky 2 Death @ Goodfoot on January 11. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, January 10.

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Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, Funky 2 Death @ GoodfootEldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, Funky 2 Death
January 11, 2014
9 p.m. | $10 | 21+
More info:

The Goodfoot
2845 SE Stark St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-9292

Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme is a funk juggernaut. Backed by the hot, gritty orchestration of the 13 member Court Supreme, front man Eldridge Gravy easily works dance floors to a fever pitch with his full-bore performance and smooth rapport with the audience.

The band, like so many of its members, is the product of a wonderful accident. Early in 2006, in what was supposed to be a one-off event, an instrumental band teamed up with a guest singer to learn some James Brown and Parliament covers for a moving-out party. The next morning, the house was torn up; shattered glass all over the floor, tables were broken, and the landlord was on his way for the final walk-through. In the wake of this carnage, Eldridge Gravy and The Court Supreme was born.

The group quickly picked up horns, keys, backup singers, and is presently 14 men and women strong. Their sound is a viscous blend of the covers they cut their teeth on; Sly & the Family Stone, Funkadelic, and James Brown are certainly touchstones, for their sound, but Eldridge Gravy has a distinct sound and persona that’s unmistakably their own. While Eldridge Gravy fit in with the recent soul revival heralded by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, they have also played alongside hip hop crews, Balkan brass groups, and scuzzy bar rock bands. Their high energy, tight arrangements, and massive stage presence have the power to convince any crowd that funk ain’t dead.

F2D gives you a big welcome to their brand of American roots. It makes you move. You can’t help it. It’s almost involuntary. With influences like the incomparable Parliament/Funkadelic, Motown, Stax Records, Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, James Brown, Lyn Collins, Bobby Byrd, Morris Day and The Time.


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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($20): Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme, Funky 2 Death @ Goodfoot | Funk

  1. Joel Davis January 7, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    I need some gravy for my biscuits!

  2. Rameen A January 7, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme is my soul juice. It’s time to refill my glass! Love this group!

  3. Lynz-Bee January 7, 2014 at 3:37 pm #

    I need some gravy in my life so I can funk up 2014 right!!!

  4. Tara January 7, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    We all gotta die…but I’d rather be funky’d 2 death!

  5. Marji Marlowe January 7, 2014 at 5:25 pm #


  6. Sara Chamberlain January 7, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

    So i can break my back!! break my waist!! Cause If I’m not moving , i might be dead!!

  7. F.L.I.P. January 8, 2014 at 5:51 pm #

    I need and antidote for the anti-dance!

  8. Mathew January 8, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    These guys always manage to put on the best show, but I need some help getting there…

  9. Scott Worthington January 9, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    I met him last year at the Blues Festival on the Waterfront, and loved his performance, would welcome another chance to see him, especially on someone else’s dime! thank for the opportunity.

  10. Marissa January 9, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    This would be awesome, sounds like a fun night and I’d love to go!

  11. Deb B January 9, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Who Dat Funk! Get me on down with El!

  12. Kelsey January 9, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    Saturday is my 21st birthday, pleaaaaaaaaaaaase :*(

  13. Allison January 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    I’m ready to get funked up.

  14. Brad January 9, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    Play that Funky Music!

  15. Linda January 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    Love me some good funk! Would love to go!

  16. Linda Simpson January 10, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    Gravy is my favorite singer! I need to go and hear some funk!

  17. Jocelyn Beresford January 11, 2014 at 11:29 pm #

    My new fiancé and I are getting away to Portland to celebrate. I love The Court Supreme!! Please help me surprise her with these tix!!!

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