The Funky Knuckles, The Knucks, Wes Stephenson, Caleb Sean McCampbell, Cedric Moore, Phill Aelony, Ben Bohorquez, Evan Weiss

the funky knuckles

the funky knuckles

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The inevitable result of a talent-soaked soul and jazz community, The Funky Knuckles are taking the sound of Dallas to an entirely different level. They have been together six years and have held a weekly residency since the beginning. The band is comprised of sidemen from some of the most respected acts in the music industry (Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Chrisette Michelle, Talib Kweli, P. Diddy, The Polyphonic Spree, etc.), yet possesses a sound distinctly separate from any of their individual projects.


The Funky Knuckles move together musically as a school of fish, never complacent and always stretching the boundaries of improvisation and composition. Whether performing original music or standards, they draw from each member’s musical experiences to create their unique genre-bending sound. After the release of their debut album on GroundUP Music, As of Lately, The Knuckles added a full-time horn section and began touring nationally.


Meta-Musica (also on GroundUP), climbed the iTunes Jazz Charts to become the #1 selling record in the United States the day it was released.



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April 2015

The Funky Knuckles LIVE!?!?


4/1 Denton, TX @ Dan's SilverLeaf w/ Progger and         Melissa McMillan

4/2 Austin, TX @ One2One w/ Progger and Melissa McMillan

4/3 New Orleans, LA @ The Blue Nile with Mike Dillon

4/4 Birmingham, AL @ Parkside Cafe w/ The Form Constant

4/5 Atlanta, GA @ Jazz & Jokes

4/7 Athens, GA @ Hendvershot's w/ American Mannequins

4/8 Nashville, TN @ Acme Feed & Seed w/ RC and the Gritz!

4/9 Richmond, KY @ Eastern Kentucky University: Jazz Crawl

4/10 Roanoke, VA @ Martin's

4/11 Princeton, NJ @ Terrace F. Club

4/12 Philadelphia, PA @ House Party:  1520 Tasker St. Philadelphia, PA 19145

4/13 NYC @ The Rockwood 8:30 show

4/14 Toronto, Canada @ The Rex

4/15 Cleveland, OH @ the Happy Dog w/ The Acid Cats and Uptowne Buddah

4/16 Chicago, IL @ The Tonic Room w/ Bonzo Terks and Spare Parts

4/18 OKC @ Urban Roots


March 2015

NEW SHIRTS!! buy them at our shows! available online soon! Wes's torso with a horse body and a platypus head! Click here to see them!


January 2014

Our new album Meta-Musica is #1 on the iTunes jazz charts!




















Check out all the awesome food

we have found in our travels!











April 2013

This month The Funky Knuckles will be doing a short tour of the south with our friends Snarky Puppy.













March 2013

Starting this month The Funky Knuckles will be playing every Monday at the Freeman Cajun cafe in Dallas. Come hang with us and eat some of the best Cajun Food in Dallas. Music starts around 10pm and goes til 2am!

Check out our friends Snarky Puppy, and the other great bands on the Ropeadope and groundUP labels.

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