Tweed Funk will be on hiatus through the rest of 2016 while front man Joseph "Smokey" Holman undergoes a stem cell transplant for multiple myeloma cancer. Smokey is currently finishing his chemotherapy regimen. Multiple myeloma is a cancer formed by malignant plasma cells. Normal plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and are an important part of the immune system.
Tweed Funk has setup a GoFundMe Page to help Smokey with his medical bills, intense home aftercare, and living expenses. Piet Levy of the Journal Sentinel recently wrote a nice article about Smokey. We also want to thank American Blues Scene, TeamRock, Big City Rhythm & Blues, and all of the DJs, press, and fans who have given Smokey support by helping get the word out. Tweed Funk hopes to return to the stage in early 2017 when Smokey has kicked cancer in the rear.
Please continue to support Tweed Funk and pick-up a copy of our latest CD "Come Together" which was dubbed Dan Aykroyd's "blues-breaker" on TheBluesMobile.com radio show; reached #11 on the Roots Music Report Charts; reached #19 on the Living Blues Chart; airplay around the world including BBC Radio; and had numerous fantastic reviews from publications world-wide. You can order your copy directly from Tweed Funk's website or the CD is also available on iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.