"Can we get some soul music up in here?!" Lee Fields shouted at the top of his lungs.
Under-the-radar alert: Here are seven recent releases featuring American music -- meaning blues, soul, rock 'n' roll, jazz, swing and everything in between. Seven fine artists with albums deserving of greater attention. Please take a few minutes to check them out.
For the second day of LouFest, the weather was absolutely perfect for an all-day music festival in Forest Park.
With smoky vocals, lyrics soaked with emotion and powerful rock 'n' roll energy, Benjamin Booker's self-titled debut album might leave you asking, "Ben, where have you been all my life?"
With the piercing falsetto of Christopher Richard -- known for his work with Edward Sharpe -- and a postmodern gospel-soul groove, "Motion Animal" by Crash tells it on the mountain -- and then some.
From his 2012 acclaimed debut "Time's All Gone," to his newest collection "Holly," Nick Waterhouse fluidly extracts the best of vintage music, from analog recording and vintage gear, to honey-coated back-up vocals and low-end saxophones -- but in doing so he creates something uniquely his own.
Under-the-radar alert: Here are eight recent album releases, all deserving of greater attention and all featuring American music -- meaning blues, soul, rock 'n' roll, jazz, swing and everything in between.