San Francisco-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cafiero started Split Screens as a solo endeavor, enlisting just enough musicians to flesh out his songs. On the new track "Home," however, he stretches out, with piano and horns driving the full-band R&B groove.
Tailor made for indian summer, "September Fields" stretches out with an easy-going soul groove -- dig the horns, dig the B3, dig the responsive harmonies -- and Frazey Ford's expressive, trilling voice. Like a warm fall day, you wish it would last forever.
"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.