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 and different at the same time. If you're not careful you could set a new trend! Congratulations!


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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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