Flyjack  •  Killing Floor (REUNION) atContinental Club Houston
Saturday, January 13
Doors 8:00PM
Show 9:00PM
$20 at Door

Flyjack got its start in 2007 playing a weekly residency at TC’s Lounge on Austin’s deep eastside – a dilapidated but much-loved holdover from Austin’s “chitlin’ circuit” days. In 2008, the band initiated a funk/soul series called “Superfly Soul Party” – featuring other like-minded groups, performing at the Victory Grill and other establishments in and around Austin. In April 2008, FLYJACK moved their residency to Antone’s – Austin’s Home of the Blues – initiating the successful “SuperSoul Mondays.”

On September 1, 2021, Flyjack released its latest and most ambitious album to date, “Pan Am,” featuring 8 instrumental originals and a cover of soul jazz classic “Dig On It,” by Jimmy McGriff––all recorded while the band was on hiatus during the Covid pandemic.  Pan Am marks the beginning of Flyjack’s label affiliation with Austin/UK independent Big Indie Records.

Flyjack’s founding members – guitarist Buck McKinney and bassist Brad Bradburn – hail from the groundbreaking Austin alternative-jazz group Gnappy, which released 3 well-received albums between 2001 and 2006, and was featured in the 2003 book “Jambands” by Dean Budnick.  Flyjack’s current line-up is rounded out by David Hunter Thacker (Keyboards), Jose Guitierrez (Drums), John Voss (Percussion), Paulo Santos (Sax), Mike Shields (Trumpet), Liam Lord (Trumpet) and Will Wright (Trombone).

Crawling out of the Bayou City’s steaming MUSICAL SWAMP over thirty years ago, Houston’s Killing Floor made a name for itself in the roadhouses and bars of the Gulf Coast with its soulful Texas take on the blues. Steeped in the swamp style of Slim Harpo and Lazy Lester, ‘lectrified by Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and slingin’ Southern Soul like Joe Tex and Bobby Blue Bland, Killing Floor became the “house band” at venerable showcase venue ROCKEFELLER’S, where it ruled the roost and shared stage with the likes of blues legends Taj Mahal, Gatemouth Brown, Koko Taylor, John Mayall and Bo Diddley. After a 10-year hiatus, Killing Floor has its MOJO WORKING once again, and reunites on January 13, 2024––opening for its funk brothers FLYJACK––for a performance that cannot be missed.