Chicagoland blue rock group Funky Mojo Daddy coming to M-shop


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Led by Kenny Kinsey, Funky Mojo Daddy promises to melt their fans with the “vibe and energy of a smokin’ hot band.”

Trevor Babcock

A chance to avoid the harsh winter weather and sink into a warm blues blanket comes your way this Thursday night at the Maintenance Shop.

The Chicagoland blues rock supergroup, Funky Mojo Daddy, plots a diverse, high-energy performance, outfitted with world-travelled musicians successful in their own endeavors. The seasoned blues veterans now seek to spread a passionate, creative sound.

The group consists of a trio of guitar players, a top rhythm section and four versatile vocalists. Kenny Kinsey leads on bass and vocals, with Jerry Porter on drums, Jeff Massey on slide guitar and Ryan Frahm on guitar.

Performing for over 35 years, Kinsey took on Funky Mojo Daddy as another side project. Kinsey formed acoustic duo with Gerry Hundt and continues to tour with his family band, The Kinsey Report.

Funky Mojo Daddy pairs the classic Chicago blues roots with funk and soul that makes their performances special. The band has prestigiously shared their music across the world alongside legends Carl Weathersby and Buddy Guy.

Iowa Blues Hall of Fame inductee Rob Lumbard will accompany Funky Mojo Daddy at the performance. Lumbard has made his way to the M-Shop before and will most definitely entertain with incredible song-writing and humorous personality.

The show starts at 8 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the seated show are $8 for ISU students and $12 for the public, with a $2 increase the day of the show and can be purchased at the M-Shop box office or online via