2024 Mempho Music Festival | Memphis TN
October 4 thru October 6 2024

Kudzu Kings
Adams Keegan Stage

Friday, Sept 29

4:15pm – 5:00pm

KUDZU KINGS have been an institution since 1994, touring east of the Rockies for a solid ten years and since then, playing frequently at festivals and music venues in the Southeast with their special blend of country, rock, and swamp boogie. The band has sold 10,000 units each of their first two albums and fans continue to post and trade live shows online. While the band gained popularity playing the “jamband” circuit, however the majority of the songs are in a more traditional vein, stories about life in the south, in a style the band calls “funktry”. (see excerpt in the book “Jambands: the complete guide to the players, music, & scene” by Dean Budnick ).

While the band has had a few personnel changes in the past twenty years, the original lineup has been reunited and playing together for the last five years: Tate Moore (vocals, acoustic guitar), Robert Chaffe (keyboards), and “Kudzu” Dave Woolworth (vocals, bass), Max Williams (vocals, lead and slide guitars), George McConnell (vocals, rhythm, and lead guitars; also, formerly of Beanland and Widespread Panic), and Chuck Sigler (drums).

The band’s latest release is their 25th Anniversary Concert (recorded 2019, released 2020) available on CD, digital download, and streaming platforms. Kudzu Kings currently have another live record pending release in August 2023 as a double vinyl, and they are working on a third record of new studio material (to replace the third record scrapped several years back). All the members are active gigging in regional and local side projects together when not performing as Kudzu Kings.