Check out the Artist Samplers from our April/May Issue. The combined playlist streams on Spotify:
CD SAMPLER TRACKS
“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
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.
“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.
“Who Shot John?”
From the album Who Shot John?
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”
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
DIGITAL SAMPLER TRACKS
“Good Times Bad Times” (feat. Michael Mullins)
From the album Bonerama Plays Zeppelin
Basin Street Records
“Bonerama is viewed by some as one of the most genuine, unique and interesting bands to come from the Crescent City incorporating brass, funk, soul, rock, blues and alternative into their one-of-a-kind sound. Three trombones plus sousaphone, guitar and drums all deliver powerful sounds that you have to hear to believe.”- Relix
“You and Me Forever”
Annabelle’s Curse is an indie-folk band that hails from the Tennessee/Virginia border. Since 2010, the band has toured extensively throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. They have supported acts like Anderson East and The Black Lillies as well as performed at Rhythm & Roots, Floydfest, Rhythm N’ Blooms, and RoosterWalk.
Sierra Green & The Soul Machine
“Spell On You”
Sierra Green & The Soul Machine are one of the many bands you can find rocking the venues of New Orleans. They have been together for over three years and showcase sax, bass, guitar, drums, trombone and vocals. And while they have a variety of covers in their arsenal, they still have plenty of their own material ready to go.
Jay Trainer Band
“The Southern Winds”
From the album A Whisper of Ruin
Jay Trainer Band
The Jay Trainer Band combines thick guitar riffs and stark lyricism, while drawing on the traditions of rock, blues, and psychedelia to craft a modern, classic sound. The band’s namesake singer-songwriter possesses negotiates tone and volume, moving from a quiet, almost jazzy timbre to booming thunder at any moment.
SOUL Brass Band
From the album Levels
Acme Classic Records
Soul Brass Band is a New Orleans Brass Band steeped in tradition and soul. By day, this all-star lineup is called upon for its top-flight traditional brass band repertoire and second-line parades; by night, frontman Derrick Freeman’s infuses their signature brass band sound with classic soul.
The Lee Boys
“In The Morning”
From the album Live On The East Coast
The Lee Boys unique sacred steel sound has inspired collaborations with artists such as Bob Weir, the Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, The Derek Trucks Band and Umphrey’s McGee. Their first release in seven years, Live On The East Coast is a unique gumbo of soul, funk, blues and R&B.”
Mundo’s Crazy Circus
From the album Live at Strangecreek
Mundo’s Crazy Music Publishing Corp.
Rock is dead? Then you haven’t heard of Mundo’s Crazy Circus. From their vintage and refreshing rock vibe to their psychedelic jams, you’ll be hooked. “Octopus” is a 10-minute jam that lets it all hang out. Recorded live 5/25/18 at the Strangecreek Music Festival.
Big Sexy & the Scrambled Eggs
“What The Funk”
From the album Road Less Traveled
More Sound Recording Studio
Big Sexy & the Scrambled Eggs have been lighting up Central New York stages and honing their unique Funkadelic Blues sound for years. Although their improvisational skills have ingratiated them into the jamband scene, don’t make the mistake of assuming their genre.
From the album PHASES
Vinegar Mother is a progressive/psychedelic soul collective based out of NY with two complete releases: The Sunny Seat (2016) and PHASES (2018). VM have opened/performed with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Kat Wright, Aubrey Haddard, Joanna Teters, JUPTR and Big Mean Sound Machine to name a few. Check ‘em out!
“We’ve Come So Far”
From the album Sugar Sugar Sugar
Julia Zivic is a New York singer/songwriter, audio engineer, musician and poet celebrating the release of her debut EP, Sugar Sugar Sugar. “We’ve Come So Far” is the second single from the EP, which was produced by Ben Carr (Carrtoons). Julia Zivic is the also vox & lyricist for Vinegar Mother.
“Ends Where It Begins”
From the album Ends Where It Begins
The BLNDRS are an evocative rock quartet from Charlottesville, Va. featuring Ben Smith and Tommy Proutt’s rhythmic foundation beneath Alice Clair and Nate Smith’s shearing guitar work. Comprised of four songwriters, The BLNDRS sing of gods, dogs, love, and loss while embodying homegrown rock’n’roll.
From the album Hyperuranion
On Hyperuranion, Chat Noir’s co-founders, keyboardist Michele Cavallari and bassist Luca Fogagnolo, are joined full-time by guitarist Daniel Calvi. The trio is also graced on four tracks by the ethereal trumpet of Norwegian jazz great Nils Petter Molvaer to create a rich tapestry of electronic sounds.
Sean Noonan Pavees Dance
“Girl From Another World”
From the album Tan Man’s Hat
Sean Noonan draws inspiration from the soul to the stars on Tan Man’s Hat, the second release by his ensemble Pavees Dance. The LP features special guest/Can vocalist Malcolm Mooney as well as bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma (Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time), guitarist Ava Mendoza (Unnatural Ways) and keyboardist Alex Marcelo (Yusef Lateef).
From the album Akoben
Kumasi is New Orleans’ own afrobeat orchestra. Boasting a 13-piece band and based on the model Fela Kuti created with Afrika ’70, Kumasi has released two albums of original music. From their latest album Akoben, “Runoff” is a tune about the intentions of our politicians.
From the EP in the blossom of this
Midwestern-based LASKA crafts music with a blend of intricate vocal harmonies, sweeping instrumentals, and profound lyricism. The three sisters, and band, balance ingenuity with classic storytelling to create a unique sound that blurs genre lines. LASKA will spend the remainder of 2019 touring in support of the EP.