Join us in welcoming singer and saxophonist Karl Denson and his band the Tiny Universe to Amoeba SF on Saturday, March 16 at 3pm. Buy their new album Gnomes and Badgers (out 3/8 on Seven Spheres Records) at Amoeba SF to get into the signing line after the live set.Karl Denson fronts his band the Tiny Universe as if he’s preaching the gospel. Merging funk, soul, rock, jazz, blues and more, his energy and spirit are undeniable and contagious. They’re also in the service of a larger message of sociability—across generations, genders, religions and cultures. That same idea of togetherness permeates Denson’s other main gigs, as a touring member of the Rolling Stones and the linchpin of the beloved jazz-funk unit the Greyboy Allstars.Not surprisingly then, he’s none too pleased with the current state of political discourse. Gnomes & Badgers, the new album by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, is the saxophonist’s hard-grooving answer to these tragically divisive times. To aid him in his mission, Denson has tapped some of his legendary friends, including Stones keyboardist and Allmans alum Chuck Leavell, guitar-slinging singer-songwriter Lukas Nelson, New Orleans guitar hero Anders Osborne, Austin producer and guitarist Adrian Quesada and NOLA R&B royal Ivan Neville.