Yes I am a bit behind. But I am still reviewing and listening and writing. And loving it. Robert Francis is my favorite this week. Enjoy.
Sparks of Light from Exitmusic's debut EP Passage
The duo from Brooklyn are smart in sharing their extensive history in their Facebook info. Hey if you are out there Tree People, take notes. Exitmusic is where its at on a debut. I do feel like their music sounds like Lady Galadriel from Lord of the Rings. You can decide if that's what your into.
Something like Olivia from John Mayer's 5th album Born & Raised
I love John Mayer Trio. Are you familiar with them? No, because the effin radio doesn't overplay jazz-soul.
So Wikipedia put Mayer in the 'white soul' genre. Holy crap what does this mean??? Let's see, who else falls under 'white soul'? Lemme share: Hall&Oats, Michael McDonald, Ambrosia, Kenny Loggins, and my fav, Toto. Yes. I too am a white soul. I still cringe at the remembrance of his Rolling Stone article.
White soul. Ha. The new album is less mainstream and more what I think John has wanted to play this whole time. Fly bird, fly.
Anastasia from Slash album Apocalyptic Love
Dear Slash is only 46yrs old... This legendary guitarist has made his mark in the history of music forever. But he keeps writing music and releasing solo albums as well as works with Velvet Revolver. He will always be known as a member of Guns and Roses though. The following is referring to his new album:
'The lead intro riff for "Anastasia" takes inspiration from Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, which Slash interpolates live in his version of "Speak Softly Love".'
"My big awakening happened when I was 14. I'd been trying to get into this older girl's pants for a while, and she finally let me come over to her house. We hung out, smoked some pot and listened to Aerosmith's Rocks. It hit me like a fucking ton of bricks. I sat there listening to it over and over, and totally blew off this girl. I remember riding my bike back to my grandma's house knowing that my life had changed. Now I identified with something." - Slash
Love has something else to say from Tedeschi Trucks Band 2nd album Everybody's Talkin' (LIVE)
I love Susan Tedeschi. Thank you Peter who also fed my confidence in starting bookkeeping. The band is from Florida, strumming soul since 2010. These Grammy award winners be at the Schnitz June 17th. The album is a blues record that'll kick you into next week.