Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal mix two parts soul and one part funk to bring a natural winning hand to their new album Natural Born Hustler.  This is the group’s fifth studio album and first released by Color Red Studios. The band’s been around since 2012 but their signature soundContinue Reading

Joy Guerrilla is the Los Angeles-based duo Magdalena Daniec and Adam Grab. The Park Is Closed is their second full length album after Skyline (2018) which followed their debut EP E.N.O. (2015).  The Park is Closed is a fun, funky trip with a great warm weather West Coast vibe.  ForContinue Reading

Malika Tirolien is a Guadeloupe-born, Montreal-based star of the world music scene. She first gained recognition on Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner Volume One with the wonderful tunes “I’m Not the One” and “Sew” in 2013. Since then, Malika’s been busy releasing her first solo album Sur La Voie Ensoleillée inContinue Reading Now is a new playlist of top tunes that are currently in heavy rotation. This should bring hours of joy to you and perhaps introduce you to some new vibes that will be added to your own list. I’ll be moving songs onto and off the list regularly soContinue Reading

P.O.D.S. on sale to the public on Wednesday, March 3 at 10am EST Suwannee Live has announced the return of Suwannee Rising music festival, scheduled to take place April 8 – 10, 2021 at the expansive Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, FL. The event willContinue Reading

The Exciting Sounds of Menahan Street Band “MSB”, is an apt title for this, the third studio album from the group.  MSB is somewhat of a house band for Daptone Records sublabel Dunham Records, having been the main support for the late, great Charles Bradley, the flying eagle.  MSB wasContinue Reading

Snapdragon was my introduction to Oz Noy, the Israeli virtuoso guitar player and it is such a hot album.  Although I’ve heard of him and he’s played with literally dozens of musicians I know. This is his 10th solo album, it’s the first I’ve gave a thorough listen and theContinue Reading

This is one of the toughest articles I’ve written. Each of the last six Valentine’s Day weekends has been a celebratory event for me, the most joyous weekend of the year. The string starting in 2015 when I attended the recording of Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner, Volume 2 and thereContinue Reading

Cory Wong was perhaps the most prolific music of 2020, making full use of the pandemic to push out eight albums, and now opens 2021 with a fantastic big-band album. Cory is of course one of the touring non-members of Vulfpeck and also has a regular touring schedule with hisContinue Reading

Tower of Power is undeniably the greatest horn band of all time.  The ‘Tower’, ‘TOP’, has been around since 1968 and are best known for their iconic songs, “What Is Hip”, “You’re Still A Young Man”, “So Very Hard To Go” and on and on.  The band’s core members throughoutContinue Reading