Channeling a bit of Northern soul with beefy horns, inspired backing vocals and a sharp groove, New York musician PT Walkley seduces on the new track "Siren."
Los Angeles isn't just a city; it's an idea. It's ground zero for fantasy and failing, "the end of the world" as one writer put it. The band Memoir channels those themes into a contemporary soul-pop sound that has "learned to fly" beyond the city of angels.
"Ain't nothing like the real thing," Marvin Gaye once sang, and the real thing, in terms of soul and musicianship, is just what went down at Off Broadway for the KDHX event "How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye."
Marvin Gaye was a musical legend, one who undeniably transcended the very R&B genre he helped define. His career exemplified the evolution of R&B and soul, and his own evolution as well.
With or without his Southern-fried band, Mofro, JJ Grey can easily serve up some soulful and funky tunes alone on the guitar.
At age 46, after more than a decade touring, writing and recording his Florida-steeped, swampy blend of rock, soul, funk and blues with his band Mofro, JJ Grey may be at the sweetest point in his life.
James Hunter has been making music with his band, recently officially named the James Hunter Six, for over two decades, but the inspiration for his music comes from long before that. Starring saxophones, trumpets, and drums, James Hunter's music oozes 1950s and 1960s. His soulful, emotive voice finishes the deal.