American songwriter and jazz vocalist René Marie recently released Sound of Red via Motéma Records.
Tastemaker Jazz station WBGO recently premiered the album writing, “In the years of this millennium, some extraordinary singers have come along. We can hear in them Ella or Sarah or Nat or Billie, and some of them we already know by one name. Cat. Cyrille. Gregory. Cecile. Sound of Red is a new album from ... René."
The 11-track is said to be mostly autobiographical to René, who explained, “I wanted to make a record that people could go back to again and again to excavate their emotions. We cover things over every day. We have to in order to move through the day and move through our lives. We can’t always afford to be vulnerable to things like pain, loss, confusion, hurt and frustration. I want this record to provide some kind of architecture to provide support in those moments when our emotions are not necessarily happy ones.”
'Sound of Red' 2016 Tour Dates
5/28: Charleston Symphony Center: Charleston, SC
5/29: Spoleto Fest: Charleston, SC !
7/02: Garth Newell Ctr: Hot Springs, VA
8/13: Deer Isle Jazz Fest - Stonington, ME
9/08: Hilton Head Jazz Corner: Hilton Head Island, SC !
10/21: Krannert Center: Urbana, IL
10/27: The Jazz Standard: New York, NY
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Oakland’s musician, songwriter, and poet Emily Jane White’s fifth album, They Moved in Shadow All Together is coming out June 10, 2016 on Talitres Records.
The record was recorded at Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco, CA, and New and Improved studio in Oakland, CA, between December 2013 and September 2015.
You can stream the debut track ‘Frozen Garden’ via Soundcloud.com.
May 21 - Brussels, Belgium @ Le Botanique
Supersonic Blues Machine will debut their European live appearance at Holland International Blues Festival on June 4th.
Supersonic Blues Machine’s debut album West of Flushing, South of Frisco is out now Provogue Records.
Band Members biographies:
Texan Lance Lopez (guitar/vocals) accrued at least one lifetime of experience before he was out of high school while playing bars in Louisiana and Florida. College came in the form of tours with R&B legend Johnny Taylor and blues masters Lucky Peterson and Bobby Blue Bland.
Kenny Aronoff (drums) has a resume that spans four decades and reads like a “Who’s Who” of roots rock legends, including John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Eric Clapton, Jack White, Billy Gibbons, B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, and Dr. John.