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In early January 2007, Frank Swart called Kenny Vaughan and asked if he wanted to jam. Kenny replied, “yeah!…but, do you really want to jam?” Which Frank replied with a very certain, enthusiastic and somewhat East Coast, “well, that’s why I‘m calling”. Frank’s wife had found Adam Abrashoff a few weeks earlier on Nashville’s Craigslist and without even exchanging demos (imagine!!!) they got together and played. The chemistry was instant and obvious.
Kenny, Adam and Frank’s first get together was at Adam’s house in East Nashville. It was only the second time that Frank and Adam had played together. And although Frank and Kenny had played together many times before as hired guns in other people’s projects, this was the first time they would really jam. There was no discussion before they played short of “hi, how are you?” and one and a half hours later it was apparent that something very special had just transpired.
Inspired by Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew / Live Evil period, Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane’s devotion to freeing the musician and listener and the Abstract and Dadaist Art Movements of the 20th century… What does Funkwrench sound like? One astute writer has described them as crash-landing the P-Funk Mothership in Electric Ladyland. They are not believers in pigeon holing, pre-defining or packaging and are determined to remove as much of the “business” from their “music business”. Their ultimate mission: to truly jam, explore, stretch and communicate with each other, the audience and with some attainable yet unmaintanable Universal Truth. The Riff. The Groove. The Sound.