Never has anyone made spunky roots rock go down so easy like Robert Randolph and his Family Band. All that’s needed is a heapin’ helping of soul and, of course, maximal pedal steel guitar. There’s plenty of both on ‘Got Soul.’
Preston Frazier surveys the best rock, pop and soul of 2016, selecting a widely varied slate of honorees.
People seeking adventurous music should seek out Marc Ribot adventures like ‘Live In Tokyo’ because he does it with such attitude, resourcefulness and — dare I say — fun.
As we reach the half-way mark, Preston Frazier offers an endlessly varied Mid-Year Best of 2016 list that spans genres and generations.
Durand Jones joins Preston Frazier for a Something Else! Sitdown to discuss his soulful new album, and how his roots inform this unique throwback sound.
Tomas Doncker’s genre-bending sound has always been impossible to define, and the bluesy, politically charged ‘Mess We Made’ is no different.
Most people associate Glenn Frey with the peaceful, easy country-rock songs with the Eagles. But he also had a gift for R&B and vocal arranging.
S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2015’s non-jazz albums, including Erykah Badu, Shememkia Copeland, the Blind Boys of Alabama’s Sam Butler and others.
Erykah Badu’s new mixtape ‘But You Caint Use My Phone’ may or may not be a placeholder until a ‘real’ album is ready, her relentless thirst to push the edge makes it no small deal regardless.
Not long after the Rascals split, ex-members Gene Cornish and Dino Danelli formed Bulldog – a short-lived, always-fun, seemingly always-on-the-run soul revue.