First Name Lucky is Memphis-inspired, horn-driven, sweat-soaked soul-blues. Inspired by a recent trip to Memphis, Tweed Funk wanted to create an organic album with a minimal amount of overdubs and production. Tweed Funk’s goal was to capture the energy, excitement and raw emotive power of seven freshly penned original tunes and cover select covers. Tweed Funk will also be releasing a music video for “Blues In My Soul” which is based on the life story of frontman Joseph “Smokey” Holman.
The self-produced First Name Lucky is the third CD from this Milwaukee, Wisconsin band. Formed in late 2010, Tweed Funk has garnered national and international acclaim for their horn-driven, sweat-soaked, soul-blues. Tweed Funk is fronted by Joseph “Smokey” Holman who recorded under Curtis Mayfield in the early 70’s. Tweed Funk boasts three Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Wins and ten WAMI Nominations in the past four years.
Tweed Funk has appeared at some of the top festivals and blues rooms in the Midwest including: Chicago Blues Festival, Marquette Area Blues Festival, Byron Crossroads Blues Festival, Paramount Blues Festival, Prairie Dog Blues Festival, Buddy Guy’s Legends, Slippery Noodle Inn, House of Blues – Chicago, Jazz in the Park, Summerfest, and many more. Tweed Funk played 30 festivals, concerts and club gigs in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin in the summer of 2013 and received excellent reviews and praise from festival bookers and the press.