Nice representation of NMS — one of the best in the business! 1. Way Out West 2. Miracles 3. Sitting on my Knees* 4. Idris (feat. Anders Beck) 5. This Ain’t Work 6. Pure 7. Afro Metropolis* 8. Made For Pleasure 9. In The Middle* 10. Ode to BobbieContinue Reading

Flashback to CTI Records 1970? No, it’s 2016 and The New Mastersounds recorded The Nashville Session live, direct to vinyl.  The results are a spectacular collection of 11 tunes, 9 retakes of earlier material and 2 new ones (as far as I can tell) including this cut In the Middle.Continue Reading

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The biggest musical surprise for me at Hulaween this past weekend was Ajeva (a-jay-vuh) and therefore they merit Album of the Week.  I was approached by chance by Reed Skahill (lead vox/guitar/keys) walking around Spirit Lake and we naturally started talking about music.  When I mentioned groups that I appreciate,Continue Reading

My review for Terminal West is simple – go there, you’ll have a great time. Here’s the link to their show schedule: And, here’s the review I originally posted on Facebook and recently updated: 5 ·Starts My all-time favorite venue. The people who run it — magnificent crew thatContinue Reading

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Big Sam Williams is a force of nature and an instant party wherever he goes.  I had the pleasure of seeing him twice in the last 6 months at Terminal West most recently on September 24.  In a word, he is a showman – talented trombone player, funky singer, energeticContinue Reading

I only know Fort Knox Five from their albums, including their release Pressurize The Cabin (2015) which was just recently remixed and reissued.  Check out Pressurize the Cabin as Album of the Week. You can stream the album from the list on the right. Here’s what FK5’s website says about the remixContinue Reading

Voodoo Visionary brought their feel good funk to Big Sky Buckhead Saturday night as their final in town gig before opening for Tauk at the Variety Playhouse on November 18th.    The group is on the verge of releasing their second album and they are fast developing a fan baseContinue Reading

GroundUp Music Festival Three sets of Snarky Puppy and three days with some of the most talented musicians in the world on the beach in Miami Beach in February!.  What more encouragement do you need?Continue Reading