The GroovaLottos are a powerhouse soul-funk-blues band comprised of veteran studio session and touring players and singers. Said to play with their souls instead of their hands, they are musical journeymen on a mission to unlock the spirits of their audiences. Incredible musicianship and wild senses of humor make them one of the most entertaining bands around. In 2016, their debut single, Do You Mind (IfWeDanceWitYoDates)? spent 41 weeks in the top ten of the Americana/Indie Blues Charts. Their debut album, Ask Yo' Mama received 4 Grammy nominations in the 60th Grammys and 2 in the 61st.
The GroovaLottos are Eddie Ray Johnson, drums and vocals; Richard Johnson, bass; Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor, keys and vocals; and The ZYG, percussion and vocals.
WORKSHOPS & RESIDENCIES: Master classes in performance and band development. Professional development workshops for elementary and secondary school music teachers. After-school bands and ensembles with middle and high school musicians. Professional development workshops for aspiring and early career musicians. Master classes in songwriting and music production. For non-profit organizations within the New England States (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut), the GroovaLottos are on the NEFA Touring Roster. There are NEST (New England State Touring) funds are available to help with the costs of programming. For more info, visit www.creativeground.org