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Spongecake and the Fluff Ramblers / Press

“Normally for Funk Friday, we go for that old-style funk that sounds like it’s straight out of the late 60s or early 70s. It’s not that we discriminate against country funk. It’s just that the old-style stuff is what we normally go for. That being said, we’re venturing into the country funk this week. Now, it’s not often that you hear a funk band with a mandolin, but that is exactly the case with Spongecake and the Fluff Ramblers. So this band isn’t like Parliament (who is, really?) or some of the other bands we’ve featured for Funk Friday. Frankly, its vibe is probably a little closer to Yonder Mountain String Band. Still, listen to those bass lines (especially in the extended jam “They Love Each Other”) and tell me this isn’t funk. “Great Ol’ Valley” is another really good example. The band also works the psychedelic aspect into “Don’t Let Go.” You could call this a straight jam band song and you wouldn’t be wrong, but let’s face it. A lot of jam ba”

Incognito Music Magazine

“Getting spongy at area concert SpongeCake & the Fluff Ramblers make a rare Iowa appearance Sunday, Feb. 17, 5-9 p.m. at Byron's in Pomeroy. A beatnik, funkadelic fusion jam band that tours heavily from Colorado to California, the Ramblers describe themselves this way: "If the 80's Grateful Dead and the '90's String Cheese Incident got together and had an illegitimate love child, that child would sound like (us) - 100 % all natural organic jam providing sustenance to the head and soul!" The band originated in the Carolinas, with members coming from the rock, folk, funz and jazz genres. The core is Steven Davidson, Brandon Webber, Wavey Davey Roberts, Bill "Bust A Move" Shadden and Chris Inman, but great musicians from all over the country sit in at any given time, giving the band an improvisational feel, in both electric and unplugged formats. No two shows are ever the same.”

Storm Lake Pilot Tribune

“Take a bite of Spongecake: A band that has been winning hearts and blowing minds at music festivals across the country for years is coming to St. Joseph this weekend. Spongecake and the Fluff Ramblers will perform at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Cafe Acoustic. Calling the Carolinas home, Spongecake and the Fluff Ramblers is an improvisational band that dabbles in rock, folk, funk and jazz fusion. The band melds jams of various genres and styles and occasionally performs an off-the-cuff cover, but no two shows are ever the same and no cover is ever played the same way twice. Spongecake is a jam band in the truest and most unique sense.”

“Although their set list spans several genres, nothing is ever planned or rehearsed. This creates improvisations crucial to their success, thus every performance is unique and completely off-the-cuff.The band’s alter ego is Uncle Dad, an acoustic tongue-in-cheek, sometimes poking fun at its expense. Either way, you will have a blast listening and dancing to its eclectic mix of rock, funk and bluegrass.”

“There was a band called SpongeCake & The Fluff Ramblers, who played in the lot before the show to get everyone pumped up. I thought they were pretty good and stopped to listen for awhile.”

“Oh Yeah... Band On Top Of The Bus (I know the real name but I kinda like this gotta ring to it)you guys are cool ! Truly enjoyed listening to your Jams ! THANKS and keep on doing what your doing !! PEACE OUT”

“Great afternoon in sunny Charleston SC...many thanks to the Band on top of the bus for keeping our spirits up and bodies moving!”

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