I’ll be sharing a few of my favorite roots tunes from various genres including blues, soul, R&B, hip-hop, and world. The tunes will represent the spirit of this blog. The music will be interspersed with Moonbaby and I chatting about all things music, culture, and life.
It should be a really fun show and I hope you’ll tune in!
Last night, I saw Mr. Rush jumping and dancing on stage with a full electric band (including the sax player touring with The Rolling Stones, THE Stones). He was so full of energy and zest, that at half his age, I was a little embarrassed that I almost didn’t come out because I was tired! He brought the entire sold-out crowd to their feet, and unexpectedly, I rediscovered that I too could find that passion I had seemed to lost for live music in the past year. Next thing I know I was hootin’ and hollerin’ and dancing around to the pure, unadulterated (and I mean unadulterated) blues.
Bobby Rush is touring the U.S. (Tucson on Jan 28th, Austin on Jan 30th, then onto Nashville, Mississippi, Illinois, St. Louis, Texas, and Ohio all in February and March). Please go see him if you are in those areas. Considering he is one of the last of his generation, a stellar musician, with a stellar band, you will get more than your return in time and money to see a living American treasure in person.
Photos by Pat Rainer with Omnivore Entertainment (c) 2016
Choklate is a soulstress out of Seattle. Her latest single “Whales” was released on Seattle’s legendary London Tone Music (who owns the studio where Nirvana was recorded). Her single is included with the 52×52 project (where they are releasing 52 singles/52 artists in 52 weeks). Choklate’s single was released May 5, 2014. The single can be heard here via soundcloud and can be downloaded via iTunes and Amazon. Here is the single, “The Stand Pt. 1” (Part 2 is yet to be released) featuring Musiq SoulChild:
Here is one of her biggest hits in the UK called “The Tea”: