Family Dinner – Volume 1

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Family Dinner – Volume 1
SnarkyP Dinner1.jpg
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 8–9, 2013
StudioShaftman Performance Hall, Roanoke, Virginia
GenreJazz fusion
Snarky Puppy chronology
Family Dinner – Volume 1
We Like It Here

Family Dinner – Volume 1 is an album by the American jazz fusion group Snarky Puppy that was released in 2013.

On January 26, 2014, Snarky Puppy and Lalah Hathaway won a Grammy Award in the Best R&B Performance category for their rendition of the Brenda Russell song "Something".[1][2]

The album was recorded and filmed in the Shaftman Performance Hall at Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Virginia in March 2013. The intent was to draw attention to the Jefferson Center's non-profit arts organization. A portion of sales supports the Music Lab at Jefferson Center.[3]

Track listing[]

1."Free Your Dreams" (with Chantae Cann)CannLeague4:46
2."Gone Under" (with Shayna Steele)Steele, David CookLeague5:46
3."Deep" (with N'Dambi)N'Dambi, Madukwu ChinwahLeague, Maher5:13
4."Amour T'es La" (with Magda Giannikou)GiannikouGiannikou, Snarky Puppy4:22
5."Something" (with Lalah Hathaway)David Foster, Brenda RussellLeague, Searight, Henry, Laurance, Lettieri7:35
6."Too Hot to Last" (with Lucy Woodward)League, WoodwardLeague4:44
7."Turned Away" (with Tony Scherr)Tony ScherrLeague, Scherr7:22
8."I'm Not the One" (with Malika Tirolien)Tirolien, Frederick VarreLeague, Tirolien5:16
Total length:45:04

DVD bonus tracks[]

(On the DVD set, Track #8 on the LP is the first track on the second disc.)

9."Da Da N'Da" (with Chantae Cann)Cann, Anthony DixonLeague, Cann5:28
10."Ase Me Na Bo" (with Magda Giannikou)GiannikouLeague, Giannikou4:47
11."Black Sheep" (with Tony Scherr)ScherrLeague,Scherr8:10
12."He Got Away" (with Lucy Woodward)WoodwardLeague, Woodward5:20
13."Sew" (with Malika Tirolien)TirolienLeague, Tirolien4:48
14."Only Love" (with Judi Jackson)JacksonLeague4:02
15."I'll Do Me" (with Jayna Brown)Brown, LeagueLeague, Searight, Lettieri, Laurance6:13
Total length:38:48


Snarky Puppy

  • Michael League – bass guitar, keyboard bass, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar
  • Mike Maher – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jay Jennings – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Chris Bullock – tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
  • Bob Lanzetti – electric, acoustic and baritone guitars
  • Mark Lettieri – electric, acoustic and baritone guitars, bass guitar
  • Cory Henry – piano, keyboards
  • Bill Laurance – piano, keyboards
  • Robert "Sput" Searight – drums
  • Nate Werth – percussion
  • Katya Diaz – backing vocals
  • Rachella Searight – backing vocals
  • Chelsea West – backing vocals

Additional personnel


  1. ^ "2013 Grammy Winners". Recording Academy. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Making 'Something': Learn Lalah Hathaway's special talent". May 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Snarky Puppy -- Family Dinner, Vol. 1 (Full Album)". YouTube. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
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