For, 2019 was a remarkable year that is recapped here.  I apologize in advance for the self-serving nature but it was definitely a year like no other in my experience based on a combination of personal music achievements and fantastic music events.  It was a huge year for fourContinue Reading

Many thanks to Matt Recchia, Snarky Puppy Sound Engineer for providing the overall tour stats and for making this full writeup possible. Snarky Puppy, the three-time Grammy winning, funk-jazz-world-instrumental ensemble just wrapped their 123 date world tour in support of their excellent 2019 release Immigrance. The tour spanned four continents,Continue Reading

House of Waters is a band you may not have heard of but they play some of the most beautiful music you’ll ever hear. This band bounces between jazz, funk, world, Irish, Indian, African and even classical music at times and their music well deserves its own genre. (That happensContinue Reading

Here’s a review of the great retro funk & soul album Bumpin’ On from The Eminent Stars coming November 22nd on Tramp Records. Bumpin’ On is one feel good retro funk and soul album. It brings a lot of old school NOLA funk and Memphis soul together with excellent vocals,Continue Reading

Had the great privilege of chatting with Snarky Puppy’s horn section prior to their September 20th performance at the Tabernacle Atlanta. I was fortunate to have with me Rob Turner of Inside Out with Turner and Seth and Osiris Media to co-host with me and carry me along. We chattedContinue Reading

It’s just two short weeks to Suwannee Hulaween in Live Oak, Florida and the daily schedule is out. Hulaween is one of North America’s premiere multi-faceted boutique festival experiences, and is celebrating its seventh year with a mix of 100+ live and electronic artists on five stages to soundtrack aContinue Reading

Here’s another fine recap authored by expert superfan Vincent Poinsot. We’re trying to catch up on the live show recaps but the Pups are pumping them out at an amazing pace. Stay tuned for more. You can purchase the fully mixed show here – Here’s the set list andContinue Reading

So excited to have the chance to review a test press of Shake It, NMS’ new 20th-anniversary album that’s out today, September 13. The album, just released today is available here:Digital: Shake It it features Lamar Williams Jr. on vocals, as well as Jason Mingledorff on sax, Mike Olmos on trumpet andContinue Reading

This recap of this show from the House of Blues is primarily authored by Vincent Poinsot, an expert superfan. The set list and lineup are shown below. Even Us – Embossed is becoming a nice set opener especially in smaller, enclosed venues. The first part is played as on theContinue Reading

This was Snarky Puppy’s first ever visit to Portsmouth and the crowd was enthusiastic at the start and immediately quieted down for the opener Even Us. The show had a balance of four songs from Immigrance and four classics. You can buy the full recording here – Portsmouth Live Snarky.Continue Reading