Tank and the Bangas: Knoxville

It all started with a mic, a stage and spoken word. These 10 lyricist killed an open mic night at the Liberation Lounge at Backstar Cafe in New Orleans and knew they had something special. The lead vocalist is the amazing Tarriona “Tank” Ball (first gained attention as a slam poet), Joshua Johnson on drums and as musical director, Norman Spence on bass and synth keys, Jonathan Johnson on bass, Merell Burkett on keyboard, Joe Johnson on keyboard, Anjelika "Jelly" Joseph and Kayla Buggage on background vocals, Albert Allenback on alto saxophone and flute,and Etienne Stoufflet on tenor saxophone.

You may have seen them on NPR’s: Music Tiny Desk Concert, where they performed, “Boxes and Squares”, “Quick”, and “Rollercoasters”. Check them out and purchase your tickets NOW:


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