Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk is a group of musicologists that transcend age and styles in a free-flowing approach to their art. Dumpstaphunk weaves a vocal and musical tapestry from key members of Dave Matthews & Friends, Trey Anastasio, Jewel and the Neville musical families. The band’s music incorporates drops of Sly and the Family Stone and Meter-esque jams as well as other diverse influences into a spicy musical gumbo. Ivan Neville began absorbing the musical attitude of the Neville family from birth. Ivan’s music honors and extends the Neville’s musical heritage, adding a distinctive new grit that radiates from his New Orleans roots.
Ivan first joined the Neville Brothers in his mid-teens, then moved on to become a pivotal member of Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos, The Spin Doctors, and Bonnie Raitt’s band. His extensive credits include recording and/or performing with The Rolling Stones, Robbie Robertson, Angie Stone, Jack Cassady, and Gov’t Mule. He has also recently performed with Soulive, Widespread Panic, Trey Anastasio, Galactic, North Mississippi Allstars, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Bob Weir’s Ratdog, Funky Meters, Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer.