In their new clip for “Red Beans & Rice,” a cover of the Booker T and the MG’s classic, Stubbs teams with State Park’s Spacey Presents series and its blossoming new Covert Concert theme, a monthly Sunday night event that — get this — doesn’t advertise who will be playing. You just have to roll up and find out.
Recently, Stubbs showed up to jam at State Park, and “Red Beans and Rice” lives on as its visual testimony.
“I have always been a huge fan of Memphis Soul and Booker T and The MGs,” Stubbs tells Vanyaland. “They are the god fathers of instrumental soul music and one of my biggest influences. I write almost all the music for The Antiguas but like to play a few covers from time to time. This tune has always been one of my favorites.”
As for Stubbs’ residency at The Sinclair, things have been moving along to a frantic beat, with weekly guests and enhanced visuals that keeps the psychedelic series fresh and lively week after week.
“Each week has been completely packed and we have been asking some of our musician friends to come down a sit in with us as special guests,” Stubbs adds. “We had Julie Rhodes sing with us this past week and it was a blast. We are noticing lots of new faces each week and I’m always surprised how diverse the crowd is. It’s really cool seeing all different people show up and enjoy original instrumental music.”