For over 30 years, FreeWorld has been an independent, ever-evolving Memphis band and one of the mainstays of the city's vibrant live music scene. Drawing from influences as broad as Booker T. & the MG's, John Coltrane, Frank Zappa, The Grateful Dead, Steely Dan, and The Meters, these brothers under one multicultural groove have remained consistently entertaining and relevant.
Featuring octogenarian sax legend Dr. Herman Green (who has performed with the likes of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, B.B. King, Lionel Hampton, Phineas & Calvin Newborn, Bob Weir, and a host of others), FreeWorld is impossible to categorize. It's a party band that can handle any request and keep a dance floor packed playing R&B classics and its own funky original tunes. It's a soul band that can jam on 80's New Wave hits. It's the best of Memphis, New Orleans, Detroit, Muscle Shoals, and San Francisco, all rolled into one funky musical experience.
They've had the privilege of sharing the stage with numerous legends over the years, including Levon Helm, The Memphis Horns, Billy Preston, Richie Havens, Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks, Hot Tuna, Los Lobos, Dr. John, The Bar-Kays, Ann Peebles, Steve Cropper, James Cotton, Mojo Buford, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, and Widespread Panic, just to name a few.
From their great original songs to a huge range of jazz, Motown, Stax, party songs, classic rock, and more, FreeWorld can play any event, any time. If you request it, they probably know it (or they'll do a fine job faking it!), and they'll add a tasty Memphis-meets-New Orleans-meets-jam-band spice to their soul stew.