Way out west there were these fellas I wanna tell ya about...they go by the names Wick & Nate, or at least those were their names their loving parents gave them. In January 2016, a musical miracle took place on the high seas of Jam Cruise. A father met the son he never had and the world started to make a little more sense.

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Dude and Junior Dude kicked off a lifelong friendship founded on a bedrock of funk and feel good vibes. Together they have launched Funk Abides, a combination of their love of all things Dude and the music that fills them up and helps them spread smiles for miles.

These Dudes love their musical family and know that the only way to truly live, is to give. That is why a portion of proceeds from all  goods sold benefit our Urban Music Achievers efforts; a fund that supports the next generation of music makers and appreciators.

I don’t know about you, but I take comfort knowing these Dudes are out there, takin’er easy for all us sinners out there!

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Wick aka "Dude"

Wick is a man of the people and has made a living out of making those around him feel happy, the Dude can do that to ya! This tycon keeps life extremely interesting by orchestrating bike races, serving as a professional celebrity chauffeur, performing marriages, and serving up top-shelf cocktail concoctions. Wick is a heavy weight champion of Lebowski-Fest and is a constant music festival fixture keeping the funk alive for all of us.

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Nate aka "Junior Dude"

Nate is a business class hippie who has helped over half a million kiddos get music instruments and discover career paths in the music industry during his decade-long career in the charity realm. Since hanging up his non-profit spurs, he’s embraced a new mission of accelerating the world’s transition to sustainable energy through leading at Tesla. When not crushing it at work, you can find Nate deep in the groove at your local music hall having arguably the best time ever!