High Life

by Poppa Steve

Released 2012
Dry Heat Records
Released 2012
Dry Heat Records
Americana Country tracks with a smattering of Smooth Jazz and Funky Soul.
Every morning I wake up to a beautiful view
of the Santa Rita Mountains, glad
to be alive and thankful for my wife,
family and my work in music. Then
I look forward to what musical
inspiration might come my way today.

Some rockin’ Americana Country steeped
in the past, a little Smooth Jazz maybe,
some butt kickin’ Funky Soul, whatever,
it just happens. I’ve never reached
fame and fortune but for me …
this …
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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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