The Juicy Grapes will be bringing their soulful, funky rhythms to Westchester County — hitting the Lazy Boy Saloon in White Plains March 19 (free/21+) and the Rum Runner Cafe in Peekskill May 14 ($7/all ages).
The Juicy Grapes hail from Norwalk, Conn., and have played that state’s Gathering of the Vibes festival, earning the band some grassroots street cred and helping to grow their musical family.
The band’s shows are energetic, with a unique vibe. In their own words: “The lyrics will make you chant; the rhythms will make you swerve.”
After releasing the album “For Sale” in late 2008, the band has returned to the studio and is working on its as-of-yet-untitled album for an early summer 2010 release.
The Juicy Grapes features Joe Tripuzzi on bass, Tara on vocals, Steve DeFala on sax, guitar and vocals, Bruce Hammer on drums and Jim McKeeman on guitar and vocals.