EMCravens - Live is one of the hottest bands to emerge from the vibrant Austin-area music scene over the past year. The group’s unique musical style defies simple description and categorization. “High-energy acoustic funk” captures the essence of EmCravens. However, a typical EmCravens show is full of surprises and will take the audience in unexpected directions long before the evening settles into a consistent and predictable groove. Front and center in the EmCravens sound is Mike Hurrell’s hard driving rhythmic push from his iconic acoustic guitar accompanying his edgy lead vocals. A high caliber rhythm section comprised of Jose Ruales on drums and Michael “Pinky” Russell on electric bass push the groove to a new level while Jim Stair’s classic Hammond B3 and eclectic piano style pull it all together. But that’s not all. A key element in the EmCravens sound is Tom Archer's jazz inspired saxophone laying down the main melody of a song or leading the band on an adventurous jam full of creative improvisation and rhythm changes. Complimenting EmCravens staple of original music is a liberal dose of classic cover material performed EmCravens style.