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Old 02-03-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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I'm a 31 year old bass player currently in Thailand. I used to live and play in Cincinnati and will be moving back to the US in less than a year. I would love to join/start a funky rock band. There is some pretty good funky music in Cincinnati but, you can only go so far in a place like that. I would like opinions on which city has the best local funk music scene outside of NY or LA. Should I just move back to Cincinnati? That is where Bootsy Collins is from after all. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Orange, California
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There is room for a funk band in lots of cities, but I cannot think of a single city that has what I would consider to have a funk scene. I hear a lot of musicians talk about moving to cities with a big music scene (think: Austin, TX) only to learn that the market is saturated and it can be hard to make a go of things. Cincy might be a good place to start for you based on your familiarity with the city. It can help getting gigs when you have a connection or two at the local clubs/bars. If you find Cincy to be too small, Chicago and Detroit are not that far away.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:00 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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it will always be new orleans
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:06 AM
 
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Places like New York and Los Angeles have all types of music. There's funk, but there's pretty much everything.

New Orleans, Louisiana is where you want to go for funk.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Doesn't Austin, Texas have a rapidly growing funky music?
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