Check Out Our April/May CD Sampler

May 13, 2019
Check Out Our April/May CD Sampler

Check out the Artist Samplers from our April/May Issue. The combined playlist streams on Spotify:


“Clap Your Hands” ft. Miss Charm Taylor
From the album Already Ready Already
Tchoup-zilla Records / Thirty Tigers

Galactic’s Already Ready Already sees the NOLA band take a contemporary approach to their progressive sound, interpolating modern rhythms and electronic instrumentation within the house-shaking framework of the Crescent City’s funk pop ‘n’ roll.

Cole Williams Band ft. Corey Henry and Treme Funktet
From the album Believe
Lousiana Red Hot Records

New Orleans-based Punk Empress of African Rock, Cole Williams has announced the release of a new album, Believe, to be released on April 26. The album marks Williams’ first release under New Orleans label, Louisiana Red Hot Records, and is an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, R&B, blues and Williams.

Panorama Jazz Band
“Serpent Maigre”

The Panorama Jazz Band has been playing gigs and making records in New Orleans since 1995. Highlights include Istanbul International Jazz Festival, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, and the New Orleans Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. They have released a new song online every month since May 2014.

The New Motif
From the album The Reciprocal Boogie
TNM Productions LLC

The New Motif is seducing fans with a distinctive sound that melds deep funk grooves, jam rock and jazz fusion. Their live performances are joyous, infectious journeys of genre-bending musicianship. The band’s debut studio album, The Reciprocal Boogie, is a work of power, complexity and love. Try not to get up and dance. We dare you.

The Brass-a-Holics
“A Good Night”(Live)
From the album Word on the Street – The Live Video Album

Since 2010, the Brass-a-Holics have been taking their unique sound around the world. Steeped in the deep musical culture of New Orleans, the band brings a heavy dose of go-go funk to the New Orleans brass sound.

Eric Schenkman
“Who Shot John?”
From the album Who Shot John?
VizzTone Records

Get down and party to Who Shot John (at the Mardi Gras)! From Eric Schenkman’s new album Who Shot John? with Cody Dickinson, Van Romaine and Shawn Kellerman.

The Savants of Soul
“Dead Man Running”
Swamp Records

The Savants of Soul are a nine-piece retro-soul group hailing from Gainesville, Fla. Their music evokes the golden age of ‘60s and ‘70s soul and funk while infusing it with the band’s diverse collection of influences, including punk, hip-hop, Chicago blues and cool jazz.

Audacity Brass Band
“Skim Milk”
From the album The Chemically Imbalanced

Audacity Brass Band is a 10-piece “new wave” New Orleans style party band with a funk-fusion twist based out of the great Richmond area of Virginia.

“On My Feet”

From deep within the Springs Capital of the World, Locochino burst onto the scene in 2014. Brian Johnson, Blake Briand, Ryan Hiers and Benny Cannon man this musical ship from the Suwannee River to Canis Major for your interdimensional enjoyment.

Lilli Lewis
“Coretta’s Song”
From the album Interlock
Louisiana Red Hot Records

Lilli Lewis began composing at the age of three, but the human rights messages that filter into her lyrics, as well as her gospel-tinged vocals, are a direct result of being a preacher’s kid with an activist mother. Her fearless ensemble LLP is a cult of radical decency here at the end of all things.

Midnight Revel
“The Love”
From the album Desperate Times & Blind Eyes
Smiling Fool Records

Based in Hattiesburg, Miss., Midnight Revel reflects the spirit and rich lineage of Southern rock and soul music, drawing inspiration from the Allman Brothers Band to Bill Withers. They have opened for national acts such as Tim Reynolds, JJ Grey & Mofro, Greyhounds, Flow Tribe and Afroman.

Rose Dickeson

Singer-songwriter duo Rose Dickeson is comprised of piano, drums and vocals. Based out of South Florida, the duo travels near and far spreading their message of hope through melody and lyric. Their goal is to tour their new album internationally.

Editor’s Pick: Cyril Neville
From the album The Louis Armstrong Letter
World Order Entertainment

Grammy Award-winning New Orleans’ Neville Brother, Cyril Neville has been called a philosopher, poet and one of the last great Southern soul singers. On July 14, 2018, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award with The Meters from the Recording Academy.

Radio Airplay Winner:Righteous Hillbillies
“Bound to Change”
From the album Playing With Fire

Righteous Hillbillies are a rock ‘n’ roll band launching a revival of the Southern spirit of blues boogie, Americana and soul groove, along with the primal and visceral energy of rock ‘n’ roll. With their high-energy live show, they have become a live favorite at festivals and clubs throughout the Midwest.