CFI (aka Chicken Fat Injection) is Vermont band made up of some of the finest players in the region. With over 300 shows behind them, the group communication and groove is transcendent, bordering on "one mind."
CFI’s choice of, and approach to, material is unique. Believing that playing sets that cross genres is not only refreshing and unexpected for an audience, the band remains fresh on each gig; CFI is dedicated to exploring the common languages of funk, soul, jazz, blues, country, reggae, and rock—in real time. It’s all CFI, and it’s all Groovy.
As a quartet, CFI is: George Petit on guitars and vocals, John Rivers on electric bass, Geza Carr on drumset, and Mike Hartigan on keyboards. On occasion, when the party permits, we expand to a nonet, adding up to a full five-piece horn section that includes Jake Whitesell (tenor), Rob DeBruyn (tenor), Avery Cooper (alto/bari), Conor Young (tpt/flug), and Nate Reit (t’bone).