What’s in a name? Apparently a lot. New Orleans musician Troy Andrews is both a great singer and trumpet player, but they don’t call him Trombone Shorty for nothing. Andrews has been tearing it up for years in second lines on the streets of New Orleans, and as both a bandleader and a performer, he’s been on stage with just about any local musician you can imagine. He even toured with Lenny Kravitz in his horn section while still in his teens! Troy is most memorable, though, as perhaps the most animated trombone players you’re likely to ever see. And somehow, while he’s been a ubiquitous player in New Orleans, and even appeared in four episodes of the HBO series Treme, he had the time last year to put out an album with his own band, Orleans Avenue. Named Backatown, a more descriptive term for the 6th Ward, the neighborhood where Troy Andrews was born and raised, the album features a sound best described by a name he made up: Supafunkrock. Recently, Trombone Shorty and his crew stopped by KEXP to perform live in our studio. Check out the videos here:
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