Renard Poche–The new P in Funk May 24, 2008Posted by Mark Folse in Toulouse Street.
Tags: 4U 4 Me, 504, funk, music, New Orleans, NOLA, R&B, Renard Poche
Watch out George Clinton, there’s a new P in Funk and its coming not from space but up from the streets of New Orleans, the city that birthed Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, the Meters and the various subsequent Nevillations and a full P-antheon of funk royalty (Bo, K-Doe, y’all know). Renard Poche’s new disc 4U 4 Me is the 21st century mix up of the sounds of funky New Orleans that will dance us into the next 300 years of the City.
Like the renowned Toussaint, Poche is a multi-instrumentalist, song writer, engineer and producer with a long string of sideman and production credits. His first record is bound to take a place in that hallowed short stack of NOLA disks we all wore out the grooves or danced to scratches back in the day. This recording will put him where he belongs, front and center.
You can get his disk online here. Check him out tonight (Saturday, May 24) at 11 p.m. at the Rock N Bowl on Carrollton.