Urban Bushmen Band
Founded by Kenny Wilson, father of child prodigy Gabi Wilson, the Urban Bushmen Band covers Classic Blues, R&B, and Neo-Soul. Whether performing fan-favorite covers or music of their own, their tight arrangements shine. Karl Bracy’s smooth vocals, and a locked rhythm section with Christian Houston, Odys Burns, Alton McGriff, and Greg McGriff, keeps the audience in motion. Lively congas, shakes, and rattles by Brian “Lakeside” Lake complete the section. Wilson was raised deep in the bible belt of Arkansas and learned early vocal technique by listening to gospel artists, such as Mahalia Jackson. Wilson spent most of his teenage years playing at local clubs with his younger siblings, their sound and screaming guitars were often compared to a young Buddy Guy or Jimi Hendrix. In the early ’90s, Wilson moved to the Bay Area, and played with sax player Big Daddy, John Lee Hooker’s band, and Ron Perry (bass player from Susan Tedeschi).