Snarky Puppy brings tour to Charlotte - myfoxcarolinas.com

Snarky Puppy brings tour to Charlotte

Posted: Updated:
  • David SentendreyMore>>

  • David Sentendrey

    David Sentendrey

    Monday, March 17 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-03-17 22:08:00 GMT
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
    I was born in Cleveland, Ohio. I moved to North Carolina with my family in 2001 and attended Weddington High School before studying journalism at Appalachian State University.
  • Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Injunction denied for parents suing UCPS Board of Ed.

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:38:58 GMT
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
    A preliminary injunction to halt school redistricting in Union County Public Schools was denied by a Superior Court Judge on Tuesday.
  • York County approves "In God We Trust"

    York County approves "In God We Trust"

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:16:02 GMT
    York County Council will "permanently and prominently" display the words "In God We Trust" in its chambers after a 6-0 vote on Monday.
    York County Council will "permanently and prominently" display the words "In God We Trust" in its chambers after a 6-0 vote on Monday.
Marolyn Garo was making pizzas this afternoon -- it's one of her day jobs.

In her head, she was singing melodies.

"Snarky Puppy is playing at the Neighborhood Theater and they are probably one of my favorite bands -- ever," she said.

Snarky Puppy is a group that started off small. They took a grassroots approach. They hail from Texas and New York, but Charlotte music lovers have welcomed them as family -- as if they were born here.

"There seems to be a good, young musician population here," trumpet player Mike Mahur said. "In the cities that we do well, there tends to be a music community like that."

Over the past few years, they were playing local, intimate clubs like the Evening Muse -- holding around 100 fans. Now, they are selling out larger venues all over the world and have added a Grammy Award to their resume.

Much of their success can be attributed to YouTube -- where their live, in-studio albums are uploaded for the world to see. They have millions of YouTube plays. That, along with relentless touring.

Still, excelling in jazz, they aren't, yet, household names. At the Grammy's they weren't exactly recognized by mainstream media.

"Oh there's Ryan Seacrest, oh, there's Taylor Swift -- nobody came and said anything to us," guitarist Mark Lettieri joked. "We were able to just walk down there, chilling, looking at the celebrities. 'Oh, there's Quincy Jones.' Nobodies going to come and bother us -- it was like being a fly on the wall on the red carpet."

In Charlotte, their music hits home to many. Why do fans love their music? It's simple.

"Because they can dance," fan Shago Elizondo said. "You can't help it, they just have the essentials of groove to everything they do."

The group just released a new album, titled, "We Like It Here."




  • Local NewsMore>>

  • NC Sales Tax Bill Clears Senate

    NC Sales Tax Bill Clears Senate

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:22:09 GMT
    For the second time, the North Carolina Senate voted in favor of a local sales tax limit. The NC Senate voted 32-16 in favor of House Bill 1224 that would cap the local sales tax at 2.5%.
    For the second time, the North Carolina Senate voted in favor of a local sales tax limit. The NC Senate voted 32-16 in favor of House Bill 1224 that would cap the local sales tax at 2.5%.
  • Charlotte Events with Moira Quinn

    Charlotte Events with Moira Quinn

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:49 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:49:00 GMT
    Moira Quinn with Charlotte Center City Partners shares upcoming events in the Queen City... including an ice cream social at the Green Market on Saturday and the soccer match between Liverpool FC and AC Milan at Bank of America Stadium. Quinn tells @Fox46Barbara, tickets are still available.
    Moira Quinn with Charlotte Center City Partners shares upcoming events in the Queen City... including an ice cream social at the Green Market on Saturday and the soccer match between Liverpool FC and AC Milan at Bank of America Stadium. Quinn tells @Fox46Barbara, tickets are still available.
  • Solving The Human Sex Trafficking Problem

    Solving The Human Sex Trafficking Problem

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:02:18 GMT
    Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crime industries in the world.
    Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing crime industries in the world.
Powered by WorldNow

WJZY FOX 46
3501 Performance Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28214
Main Number: (704) 398-0046

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices