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So at NH Hempfest 2016 I had the pleasure of seeing and hearing Dwight & Nicole and let me tell you people, talk about some super chill awesome music. Dwight & Nicole all the way!!!!!! They got this out on vinyl too (pretty sure) !!! Nicole's voice is the best ever. God has truly blessed her. Listen to "On top of the world" you will see what I'm saying. Her vocal range is equivalent to Whitney Houston's. Dwight & Nicole compliment each other in a special way that you could not recreate. My two favorite songs on this album are "Wish I only knew" and "On top of the world."
So along with all the other awesome bands I got to see and listen to at NH Hempfest 2016 I had the pleasure of seeing Relative Souls. Before they performed a man came up to our stand Mystical Merchant Hut and handed us a burned CD with a sticker on it, I didn't think anything of it, tucked it away in my bag. The band played, I was blown away. Super powerful Funk! Great music! I def recommend checking these guys out. I put their CD on in the car and let it play like 10 times in a row. Not sure what album it is or the names of the songs, but its super funky and good. If you like funk check these guys out. The best funk I've heard in years;) Jen Durkin performs with Relative Souls from time to time as well.
Formed out of York, PA Dr. Slothclaw has been funking up the festival scene since 2006. Recently at NH Hempfest 2016 I had the pleasure to get Dr. Slothclaw's new album "Deep Space Boogie." GREAT ALBUM! Loads of funk and fun. My favorite track is "10 Million Booties." If you like psychedelic funk this is the album for you! This album has loads of rhythm, excellent booming bass and shredding guitar! The album art is superb! Def a upbeat band! To get your copy click here!
All I got to say is hellllllllz yeah! This box set is straight up rocking with soul and talent. Great music! Rhythm Bomb Records is based out of Hamburg Germany. They are a independent record label that has a small budget but releases big time tunes. I got this in the mail the other day and immediately I was excited! Anyway on a trip to New Hampshire Hemfest 2016 I got my first chance to listen to this independent gem.
The first track that stood out that I love was "Good rockin mama" by Dusty Dave & The Heartattacks. Definitely got some rocking blues going on here. Im a sucker for the harmonica.
Dusty Dave & The Heartattacks
The next track that caught my attention was "Hook Line and Sinker" by The Kokomo Kings.
Straight up 50's inspired rock! I grew up on that.
The Kokomo Kings
It seems like there is a renaissance of old timing music going on in Europe. The next track that reached out and grabbed me was a song called "The new early in the morning" by Black Patti. Def a great blues song! Black Patti is a duo named after a short lived jazz and blues record label in 1927.
As I listened some more, a track called "Crying and Pleading" by Frantic Rockers came on and I found myself really enjoying this track. Really love the harmonica. Frantic Rockers is a kick ass blues band!
Another kick ass blues band on this box set is The Broadkasters. Their track "Baby done left me" is also a track that caught my ear.
As the list goes on, I really loved every band on this box set and wish I could research every single one but I had to slim it down to a few bands because hey like everyone else this is not my full time occupation. I just love good music! I wish I had a band like these!
The next band that had a sound I just fell in love with was Gone Hepsville. All I have to say is HORN SECTION! Im a big fan of ska and you def can't go wrong with a strong horn section. Rocks!
So save the best for last right! Just kidding I love all the tracks the same buttttttt this song "Johnny Knows" hit me right in the hole of my soul. These vocals are the best vocals I have heard in years. I love this song. Deep female blues vocals. This song is Jai Malano, the original writer/creator/vocals and Nico Duportal who along with his band mates produced the song.
To wrap up this review I would just like to say Rhytmn Bomb Records puts out better music than any main stream label right now. If you want real music with soul go to Rhythm Bomb for music they are not music created for the mass. To get your box set click here.
Carol Martini a folk rock musician from Newport Beach CA recently released a new album called "Songs of the girl on the swing." If your a fan of folk rock this album is for you! This album is super well produced with great lyrics and music. My first thought when I listened to this album is that it reminded me of The Beatles. My second thought was that it kind of reminded me of the all female bands from the 90's. I really enjoyed this album, catchy tunes with super tight music. I really like the songs that had a hint of banjo and mandolin in the back ground. Two songs I really enjoyed were "Tired of this heartache" and "No way to say good bye." Some of the songs even have a hint of punk to them. I def recommend every listener to check this album out. Great songs!