One of our favorite bands of these last few years, Lake Street Dive is back. We've loved seeing them progress since they first met at the New England Conservatory of Music. They brought their blend of jazz, R&B, and pop to the Colbert Report recently, they bring it back to our area for live shows this week, and we'll bring Bad Self Portraits your way Thursday night.
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We enjoyed debuting their debut Might Couldlast week for New Tunes at 2, and this Tuesday is it's official release. Wednesday, we welcome Slade Baird, Adam Phillips and Craig Lentz to Spindale for a live session from this new Charlotte band of honky tonk and roots rock. They play their CD release show in the Queen's City Friday, followed by gigs in Knoxville, Boone, and beyond.
This week Studio B welcomes two great regional acts with albums being released this week...Saluda's Aaron Burdett returns for another live session, this time with his 5th album, but first on Asheville's Organic Records. The album features a who's who of great area talent, and, with the exception of a new version of his "Going Home to Carolina" (which won Our State magazine's "Carolina Songs" songwriting contest), all new original material from this great wordsmith.
The Soul Queen of New Orleans....what more needs to be said? This live release from 1991 is one of Thomas' best collections, capturing much of her mid-'60's repertoire with a tight band led by Thomas' soul-stirring voice. We celebrate Irma Thomas' Wednesday birthday on Monday night. Is it Fat Tuesday yet??
When it comes to the Hammond B3, the go-to guy for nearly 50 years now has been Ike. After cutting his teeth with Motown acts like Marvin Gaye and The Temptations, Ike worked with R&B greats Al Green, Curtis Mayfield and B.B. King, plus pop and rock icons from Clapton and Garcia to Phil Spector and Quincy Jones. We were excited to receive this funky new release from him just after his smokin' performance at the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam & Pre-Jam last December. Tune in Thursday night: We like Ike!