Meet The Band

MEET THE BAND

NowChild Nation

September 28, 2006|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Baltimore

Current members --Guy Curtis, guitar and vocals; Greg Deanda, bass and vocals; Ebon Soul, keyboards and vocals; Jessie Whales, bass, keyboards, percussion, saxophone; Lamont Jones, drums; Ramir Bey, keyboards and vocals

Founded in --2005

Style --funk

Influenced by --George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins

Notable --Members of the P-Funk family make up the year-old NowChild Nation. In the spring, they'll go into the studio with other P-Funk members to cut an album, Deanda said.

Quotable --Deanda on playing funk over the years: "Really, it doesn't feel any different because the crowd response hasn't changed in 30 years. It's really amazing to me that people hold on to that for all these years. They never get tired of it."

Hear NowChild Nation perform Sunday on the Music Stage of the Baltimore Book Festival. Free. The music starts at 3 p.m. Go to baltimorebookfestival.com. Information about the band: nowchildnation.com.

sam.sessa@baltsun.com

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