Second line brass and Cuban-Caribbean rhythms meld with R&B, soul, and rock in high-energy performances that turn every show into a celebration. New Orleans is influence itself, the feeling of the free and easy city weaving its way into track after track of original scores that make up a single definition of sound, which Flow Tribe has dubbed “backbone-cracking music.”
K.C. O’Rorke (lead vocals, trumpet), Chad Penot (bass), Bryan Santos (guitar), John-Michael Early (percussion, harmonica, keyboard), Mario Palmisano (guitar) and Scott Sibley (drums) are native New Orleanians and high school friends who’ve been writing music and playing live shows since the band’s inception in 2004. Post graduation, they went their separate ways, but after Katrina, each returned to their hometown, where the band still resides today. The Tribe has spent most of the past decade criss-crossing the U.S. from Key West to California, while also keeping frequent performances in the city and regularly releasing music. While at home, they have been settling in to their new headquarters, Downman Sounds Studios near the Lakefront in New Orleans East. In 2019 they released a song a month rather than an album.