Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Tuesday, 02 August 2011 21:42

Lipbone Redding and the LipBone Orchestra 8/2/11 + Video

Lipbone Redding and the LipBone Orchestra 8/2/11 / kVision
Written by James Kaegel
Rate this item
(1 Vote)

Related Video

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: August 2, 2011
  • Artist / Band: Lipbone Redding and the Lipbone Orchestra
  • Hosting Show: The Other One
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Sean Rogers and Sam Steinberger

In the anatomy of roots music, the lipbone must be connected to the groove bone. That certainly seems to be true in regards to the sound of Lipbone Redding.

Lawrence "Lipbone" Redding, so nicknamed because of his uncanny ability to produce a remarkably realistic trombone sound with nothing more than his lips, plays a variety of laid-back grooves. His sound ranges from a smooth, '70s-style soul to a New Orleans-flavored jazz.

Redding's talent for mimicking the sound of a brass horn is singular, and if he used it excessively it would be easy to dismiss his music as a novelty act. But this element is blended seamlessly into the compositions. You'd never know it wasn’t a real horn. Redding focuses instead on presenting an easy flow of songs that alternate between Latin rhythms, jazz, soul and pop all laid on that solid foundation of groove. That sound is complemented by lighthearted lyrics, which often look back wistfully on a misspent youth that, in hindsight, doesn’t seem so misspent afterall.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

KDHX Recommends


Brunch at the Stage: Cree Rider Acoustic Duo

KDHX is now curating a Saturday brunch series at the Stage with live music from local musicians and delicious, locally-sourced food and drinks from the Magnolia Café. Brunch at the Stage takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....


Discovery Series Presents Roll, Jordan, Roll: The Legacy of Louis Jordan, Father...

Author and musician Stephen Koch* takes us on a journey chronicling music innovator Louis Jordan -- known for 50 top ten hits such as "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie," "Baby,...


Folk and Roots Sessions: Foghorn Stringband

The Folk & Roots Sessions, a 10-concert series spanning August, 2015 to May, 2016, will bring you new folk, bluegrass, old-time, Americana or country. Each month the Folk & Roots Sessions will feature one concert we think you...

Online Users

1 user and 8578 guests online
Sign in with Facebook


Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook