Deep: The Baritone Sessions Vol.  2 from Mark Lettieri is a brilliant, edgy album.  Mark is one of the rotating guitarists in the jazz-fusion-world group, Snarky Puppy and has put together this album with no less than 20 musician friends and collaborators.  The only constant from track to track isContinue Reading

What do you get when three top notch musicians join forces to lock in with each other’s moods and moves – you get The Hit from WRD Trio!  I’ve been a long time fan of the respective bands of these three talents – Robert Walter of The Greyboy Allstars andContinue Reading

I’m so pleased to present another hidden gem for you from The Netherlands –  Black Gold 360’s “Dreams of the Revelator” has just been released. It’s a mix of classic jazz and fusion with a new, funky spacey spin. The songs are extremely well composed and played and I thinkContinue Reading

As a new contributor to, I eagerly look forward to writing reviews of Snarky Puppy concerts from 2019.  I plan to release reviews on the 2-year anniversary of the show I’m writing about.  We’ll kick things off with the final show of the Pacific leg of the Immigrance tour. Continue Reading

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