George Clinton, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter, band leader, and one of the foremost innovators of funk music, brings his Parliament-Funkadelic experience to the Samala Showroom at the Chumash Casino Resort on Saturday, March 4 at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the show are $49, $54, $59, $64 and $69.
Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic during the 1970s, Clinton revolutionized R&B, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-1960s acid rock acts, including Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Sly Stone. At the height of Clinton’s success, the Parliament-Funkadelic collective captured more than 40 R&B hit singles (including three No. 1 hits) and went three-times Platinum.
Inspired by Motown’s assembly line of sound, Parliament and Funkadelic, led by Clinton, gradually became a collective of more than 50 musicians. While Parliament engaged in a funk-free-for-all, blending influences from James Brown and Sly Stone with eccentric costumes and themes that were inspired by ’60s acid culture and science fiction, Funkadelic pursued band-format psychedelic rock.
Today, at 81 years old, the “godfather of funk” is touring as “George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic” and performing the iconic songs “Flash Light,” “One Nation Under a Groove” and “Give Up the Funk” to name a few, which influenced post-disco and post-punk music groups in the 1980s and ’90s.
Famously, Clinton’s vast influence on hip-hop and rap music is seen in many artists’ sampling of his music. As one of the most sampled artists of all time, it’s estimated that segments and snippets of his music have been used hundreds of times by artists over the decades, including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Warren G.
A Grammy Award winner, Clinton was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
Chumash Casino Resort is an age 21-and-older venue.