The Funk Junkies are founding members Rich Fracassi, Jim Verdi, Tommy Rausch, Joe Marian and Jason Miller, augmented by regular guests including Gennaro Esposito, Neil (Nail) Alexander, Pito Castillo and Joey Ray. This 13-iece funk orchestra includes a five-piece horn section, and delivers their versions of music by Tower of Power, James Brown, the Ohio Players, Kool and the Gang, Earth, Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, the Average White Band, Sly & the Family Stone, Chaka Kahn, Montel Jordan, Prince and more.
The Funk Junkies return to the Falcon in Marlboro on Friday, February 23 at 8 p.m. Per usual at the Falcon, there is no cover charge, but audience donation keeps the heavyweights in the ring. The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro. For more information, visit www.liveatthefalcon.com.