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Roland Guerin Stands On The Edge Of A New Time In New Song “Hickery Dickery” – OffBeat Magazine

New Orleans singer / songwriter / producer / bass wunderkind Roland Guerin reminds us in his new single produced in quarantine “Hickery Dickery” [Louisiana Red Hot Records] that “With nothing said, we’ll be blin-dead” if time runs out.

Guerin’s musical and songwriting chops were honed in his years touring with the legendary Allen Toussaint, who gave his longtime bass player the lyrics to “Stick to the Basics” after hearing his riffs for the song.

The Toussaint-penned track was part of Guerin’s critically acclaimed album “Grass Roots” celebrated at the New Orleans Jazz Museum in a February record release party, before Coronavirus shut down the music industry.

In addition to being in Toussaint’s band, Guerin was the bass player and music director for the legendary Dr. John, touring with him internationally for years. Of their inspiration, Guerin says: “Allen Toussaint and Dr John always wrote about
inspired truthful things and instances.

A year ago, an older gentleman told me that when he was growing up, he and his peers looked to the musicians to find direction in what was happening in the world, and looked to them for inspiration… he then looked me straight in my eyes and asked: “What are
you gonna do?”

I responded, “It may not be as widely known, but I’m doing it.” Guerin comes by his songwriting naturally, his Creole grandfather was a zydeco musician who wrote a song popularized by Boozoo Chavis: “Paper in My Shoe” — the hit that put zydeco music on the map. Roland’s mother also played bass, his father sang and his uncles were musicians.

“Hickery Dickery” is his warning and glimmer of hope for our turbulent times, in the best tradition of songwriters who reflect back what’s happening in the world, and offer a roadmap out if we listen to our hearts.

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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