CBDB (band)

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OriginTuscaloosa, AL, United States
GenresProgressive rock, jam rock
Years active2011–present
MembersCy Simonton
Kris Gottlieb
Glenn Dillard
Paul Oliver
Blake Gallant

CBDB is an American progressive rock band based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The band was founded in 2011 by Cy Simonton (vocals, guitar), Kris Gottlieb (lead guitar), Glenn Dillard (saxophone, keyboards). Paul Oliver (drums) joined in 2012 followed by Blake Gallant (bass) in 2018. CBDB are the self-proclaimed purveyors of Joyfunk.[1]


"phone.keys.wallet.", CBDB's debut album, was released in November 2012 and saw rapid success with hook heavy songs like Slow Foxes, Caroline, and How Long. They released their second album, "Joyfunk is Dead", on February 24, 2015. The facetiously-titled sophomore effort takes Joyfunk down a more progressive route while still keeping its hook and groove-oriented roots. In July 2015 CBDB spent one day in the renowned FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. They recorded 4 tracks in a 13.5 hour session. They released "The FAME EP" on September 25, 2015. In July 2016 the band spent time at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, TN. They released two singles, "She's Mobile" and "Old Dog" from the sessions in December 2016. Most recently, they released "Out of Line" in May 2018. CBDB recorded this album at Zac Brown's Southern Ground Studios in Nashville, TN.


CBDB has built a strong presence through steady touring of the Southeast playing headlining shows to dedicated followings in rooms like Georgia Theatre, Druid City Music Hall, Zydeco, Bourbon Street, Terminal West, Proud Larry's and Exit/In. They have shared the stage with acts including Umphreys McGee, Blues Traveler, The Wailers, The Revivalists, Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.), Perpetual Groove, among many others. The band has played many national Music Festivals such as Hulaween, Okeechobee Music Festival, Backwoods Music Festival, Euphoria Music Festival, Summercamp Music Festival, Sweetwater 420 Fest, SlossFest, Electric Forest, and The Werk Out Music Festival.[2]


  1. ^ "CBDB Biography". CBDB. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  2. ^ "CBDB about". CBDB. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-18.

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