BENTON HARBOR — On and off since 2011, a Traverse City-based funk band has been aiming to make people feel good.

“Funk music is pretty self explanatory. You immediately know what to do and feel when you hear it,” guitarist-singer Matt McCalpin said during a recent phone interview. “But when it came to the lyrical content, what we’re writing down are words to better people, or lift them up, encourage them and motivate them.”

'Funk for your health'

Medicinal Groove, a Traverse City-based funk band, will make its debut at The Livery on Friday night.

'Funk for your health'

Medicinal Groove, a Traverse City-based funk band, will perform Friday night at The Livery. Members are Rick Burgess, Jordan Moeggenberg, Jimmy Olson and Matt McCalpin.