Funky Roots

by Poppa Steve

Released 2014
Dry Heat Records
Released 2014
Dry Heat Records
Musically I go back to my bandleader days (60s & 70s) when we played early Rock, Soul, R&B, Blues and Country, then I incorporate it into contemporary Soul Jazz for a funky retro yet familiar sound.
A while ago I received an email from Chris Standring the fabulous Smooth Jazz guitarist and I think it would be a great idea to have him explain my work:

Steve - just listened to your new tracks. They are fantastic! Absolutely the best stuff I have heard from you. I have watched you grow musically over these years and this is truly fresh, funky, feel good stuff and whilst being accessible, really quite unique …
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I call my music "Americana Funk", a retro salute to the early days when music was created here and not imported from Europe. This music has evolved into what we know today as Rock & Roll, R&B, Country, Jazz, Soul, Folk and Blues. I go back to those beginnings for solos and riffs and wrap it all up in contemporary Jazz for cool modern sounds with a touch of nostalgia to them. I draw on my experience as a drummer and bandleader (1958 - 1972), producer (1970 - 2000), and digital music composer and music arranger (2005 - present). I put everything I know and love into this music and sincerely hope you enjoy the groove. Poppa Steve

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