Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Guy Curtis, guitar and vocals; Greg Deanda, bass and vocals; Ebon Soul, keyboards and vocals; Jessie Whales, bass, keyboards, percussion, saxophone; Lamont Jones, drums; Ramir Bey, keyboards and vocals

Founded in: 2005

Style: funk

Influenced by: George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins

Notable: Members of the P-Funk famiy make up the year-old NowChild Nation. In the spring, they'll go into the studio with other P-Funk members to cut an album, Deanda said.

Quotable: Deanda on playing funk over the years: "Really, it doesn't feel any different because the crowd response hasn't changed in 30 years. It's really amazing to me that people hold on to that for all these years. They never get tired of it."

Information about the band: nowchildnation.com



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