Unmatched variety, from jam to soul to funk to, well, everything!
The Mid-South's hardest-working band also offers the most diverse selection of music you can imagine. From their own funk-filled originals like "D-Up" to a vast array of jazz, Motown, Stax, party songs, classic rock, and more, FreeWorld can play any event, any time. If you request it, they probably know it (or they'll do a darn good job faking it!), and they'll add a tasty Memphis-meets-New Orleans-meets-jam-band spice to their soul stew.
FreeWorld has been an ever-evolving ensemble since 1987. Drawing from influences as broad-based as Booker T. & the MG's, John Coltrane, Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, and The Meters, these brothers under one multicultural groove have remained a consistently entertaining voice on the Memphis music scene since the group's inception.
Featuring octogenarian saxophone legend Dr. Herman Green (who has performed &/or recorded with the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, B.B. King, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Phineas & Calvin Newborn, and a host of others during his 70-year music career), FreeWorld is literally "new school meets old school" and has been called "the best of Memphis, New Orleans, & San Francisco -- all rolled into one unique musical experience."
They've also had the privilege of sharing the stage with a wide variety of musical legends over the years, such as Levon Helm, The Memphis Horns, Billy Preston, Richie Havens, Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks, Hot Tuna, Los Lobos, Merl Saunders, Dr. John, Timothy Leary, John Sinclair, The Bar-Kays, Ann Peebles, Steve Cropper, James Cotton, Mojo Buford, Jimmie Vaughan & Double Trouble, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, and Widespread Panic (just to name a few).
You won't find a more talented, professional, conscientious, and enthusiastic group of musicians in the Mid-South.