A VT Shakedown performance will take place at Katy's Great Food, 118 Main St. Putney on Friday, Jan. 29 at 8:30 p.m.

VT Shakedown draws their inspiration from the Afrobeat, funk and West African traditions: a tight rhythm section interacting with rippin' horn solos, polyrhythms laced among political lyrics, groovy repeating bass and guitar lines underneath funked up drums. VT Shakedown is a "mini" version of the local ten piece Afrobeat dance band, Alafia, with originals and covers from Fela Kuti, Sly and James Brown, among others. Get ready to feel the vibe, let it down and shake with bliss.

"VT Shakedown" is made up of Anders Burrows (trumpet and vocals – of Aura Shards fame);Wendell Rheinheimer (guitar – original Shokazoba member);Jim Heffron (bari and tenor – VJC jazz meister); Josh Francis (drums – funk, world, electronic groove dude); and Jay Cook (bass, vocals, keys – of Jazzberry Jam, World Way, and The Band of Love)

For more information about VT Shakedown, visit www.facebook.com/vtshakedown. There is a $5 cover.

For more information about Katy's call 802-536-4196 or visit www.katysgreatfood.com.