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Solid As A Rock: Roland Guerin Is Not Waiting For A Stamp Of Approval
– John Wirt, OffBeat Magazine

Dr. John music director and bassist Roland Guerin is exploring a new musical chapter. Drawing from a wide spectrum of genres, Guerin’s latest release Grass Roots displays a singular style driven by stories told through multi-layered melodies, rhythms and expressive lyrics in the range of Steely Dan, John Mayer, Sting and Peter Gabriel.

Roland Guerin found his way back to his musical roots while recording and touring with the masterful Allen Toussaint from 2009 until his passing in 2015. Having collaborated with many legends from Marcus Roberts to the Blind Boys of Alabama, Roland’s debut solo release was dubbed “a literal piece of art” by JazzReview.

Now integrating Americana folk melodies, blues, zydeco, African rhythms, and rock with jazz soloing and orchestral arrangements, Grass Roots’ tender eloquence reveals Guerin’s formidable chops not just in his playing, but in his choices.

Ibanez Artist Feature | Roland Guerin on WGNO


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“a force to be reckoned with…its the vulnerability and sincerity that comes through…” – AfroPunk.com

Cole Williams hit the ground running when she moved to New Orleans from Brooklyn in 2014. Within her first year, she made herself a fixture on the scene, earning the respect and appreciation of fans and culture bearers alike. Her 2015 appearance at Jazzfest was held as “uplifting and transformative,” and Williams has only continued to grow since then.

Born to Jamaican immigrant parents, Williams made a name for herself as a frontman and co-writer for the Pimps of Joytime, sharing stages with India.Arie, Lauryn Hill, and Emily King among others. Her anthemic new solo release Believeis progressive opus that fuses electronic music, pop, blues, gospel and r&b sounds over a bed of Afrocentric rhythms. The skillfully self-produced work is poised to place Williams on the map among indie, The lyrics are hopeful and all-inclusive while Williams’ committed and soulful vocals conjure the hope of something to believe in.

 

National Street Date: 5/21/2019

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“Cyril Neville releases the new box set Endangered Species: The Complete Recordings, a five-disc collection that brings together all of Neville’s recordings on Endangered Species Records, as well as an Essential Recordings compilation taken from the collection.

“…we’re premiering the new video for a previously unreleased track that leads off both sets, “Love Has Got To Win.”

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Read more at relix.com.

Kaleidoscoped Cover Art

With a taste of practically everything New Orleans funk is good for, Kaleidoscoped is the taut, focused, fun and effortless follow-up follow up to the 2014 Louisiana Red Hot release Ouroboros. New Orleans Suspects is a Supergroup behemoth, bringing together some of the best, most highly respected players in New Orleans including: Reggie Scanlan on bass (The Radiators, Professor Longhair Band); “Mean” Willie Green on drums (Neville Bros.); Jeff Watkins on saxophone (James Brown Band, Joss Stone Band); Jake Eckert on guitar/vocals (Dirty Dozen Brass Band); and CR Gruver on keyboards and vocals (Polytoxic, Outformation). The Suspects’ experience and versatility rivals any band that New Orleans has ever produced, and
the album cover’s prismatic eye hints at the colorfully distorted lens used for a variegated look at traditional, roots, and psychedelic funk music that only they can deliver.

 
 

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Corey Henry - Lapeitah“The Next Funk Superstar from New Orleans”

The former leader of the Little Rascals Brass band turned favorite lead player for New Orleans jam band phenom Galactic, Corey Henry stepping out with Lapeitah, his national debut release from Louisiana Red Hot Records. Another outstanding Treme trombonist in the tradition of Trombone Shorty and Glen David Andrews, the Treme Funktet frontman is himself a brass band funk master with a rich pedigree that reads like a New Orleans royal coat of arms. While Corey’s original bands have created many of the most popular songs on the second line scene, on Lapeitah, Henry teams up with Brooklyn based Pimps of Joytime producer Brian J to breathe new life into the notoriously infectious brass/funk sound.

With guest appearances from heavy hitters like Corey Glover from Living Colour and Greg Thomas from George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, the album’s thrust lies in its ability to sweep from the broad, epic rock of Jimi Hendrix’s “If 6 Was 9,” to the timeless whoop and holler of the absolute new standard in second-line pride song found in “Baby C’mon,” with push-to- the-edge vocal from Cole Williams. Featuring one of the last known recordings of the late Trumpet Black and a keep-it- in-the- family collaboration with Henry’s daughter Jazz, the album plays like a 6th Ward block party, complete with youthful wit and the aged wisdom of the old guard porch stoopers. Equal parts anthemic and soulful, Lapeitah is most importantly, unbelievably funky.

Available Now! at Louisiana Music Factory
National Street Date: 6/24/2016

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