It’s hard to imagine Ohio’s funky jazz-rock sextet Huntertones sounding any better than this. And that’s saying something.
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Fresh from the fusion triumph of A Beautiful Bang, Columbus, Ohio’s fo/mo/deep is poised to take listeners on another funky ride through the fun side of jazz.
This isn’t so much down home as it is upbeat, an empowering set of blues from a singer with jazz chops. There’s a buoying effect throughout Eileen Howard’s Blues in the Green Room.
Appalachian archivists Southeast Engine are tinged with the fatalistic old-time religion of the region, most notably on 2009’s From the Forest to the Sea, so it’s tempting to see their bloodline in Old Testament terms
This Ohio band announced the return of Jamie Lyons, former lead singer of the Music Explosion, who scored a giant hit with “A Little Bit O’ Fun” in 1967. Future Godz bassist Eric Moore was another noted member of Capital City Rockets.
Columbus, Ohio’s fo/mo/deep calls themselves an “Eclectic Groove Oriented – Funky Jazz Collective,” and it’s truth in advertising.
by Beverly Paterson From Ohio came Artful Dodger, who for a brief moment there, were tagged the next big thing. The band’s live shows were energetic affairs, and their discs gathered ringing endorsements from the press.