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How funk band Vulfpeck sold out Madison Square Garden without a manager or big label

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Cory Wong, Jack Stratton, Theo Katzman and Joe Dart of Vulfpeck perform during Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park on Oct. 13, 2017 in Austin, Texas.
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By Steve Knopper | billboard

(Editor’s note) Jack Stratton, the leader of Vulfpeck, is the cousin of Jordan Rose and Court Rich, who are very proud of their cousin.)

To make themselves feel at home at Madison Square Garden last Saturday (Sept. 28), Michigan funk band Vulfpeck asked its set designer, Tricia Robertson, to drive a roomful of furniture from Ann Arbor and reassemble it on stage.

“We recorded a lot in our friend’s living room and those were some of our big YouTube videos,” says Jack Stratton, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist. “It really created a cool, studio-like atmosphere. One of the guys was on his phone. Just real low-key.”

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