Papa Grows Funk Doc at Film Fest Reveals Basic Band Truths

Josh Freund and Sam Radutzky inadvertently set a task for themselves when they decided to shoot a documentary on Papa Grows Funk. The New Orleans funk band was exactly what people thought it was—a very good, very funky band that loved to jam. It never had an obvious story though, and its members weren’t characters. Because of that, it wasn’t a natural hook for the movie, but Do U Want It? starts as a document of the love the band inspired in its fans.

More Honey: Chris Mulé Sits In

[Updated] Last week, Honey Island Swamp Band's Aaron Wilkinson talked about the band's Wednesday residency at the Maple Leaf in January. This week, they'll perform with guitarist Colin Lake. Our friends at ABIS Productions shot footage of the band live that accompanied that story, and an interview with guitarist/vocalist Chris Mulé as part of their "Sitting Down" series. Here's that video.