Sol - Freedom CD

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Sol performs a mix of Funk, roots Reggae, deep Blues, and psychedelic Rock.Sol is known for his work with blues & roots pioneers of Music Maker, many whose work inspired the beginnings of rock n roll. The latest CD release, Freedom, showcases Sol's unique blend of styles and talented musicians.Freedom has been called "an instant favorite" and "one of the top 15 CDs of 2008!" The CD release Volume: Blue is recognized as an underground classic, combining blues, hip-hop, and experimental music styles. Volume: Blue is Sol's tribute to his blues and roots mentors and received international attention to carry Sol overseas to perform these sets live.

This CD release features the core musical unit of Sol on guitar and vocals, King George on drums, and Jake Dempsey on bass. Also guest appearances by Tim Smith (Squirrel Nut Zippers, Hobex, Countdown Quartet), as well as members of VA's reggae groups the Seed and the Alliens. With these special guests, the new album moves from greasy delta grooves to deep reggae, and from stanky funk to soulful R&B.

Take two scoops of Funk; throw in a heathly serving of Reggae; stir in a few large cups of deep Piedmont Blues; throw in a pinch of Latin Flavor for spice, and top it off with some Old School R&B. Shake it up and you've got the music of Sol. A venerable pan stew of groove.

Sol leads a collaboration of musicians from the southeast and mid-atlantic US. Sol and his band members are no strangers to the road.

Sol has covered much of the surface of the earth on tour, lighting up venues across North America, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean.

Sol has shared the stage with blues heavyweights such as Taj Mahal, BB King, Cootie Starks, Cool John Ferguson, John Dee Holeman, Robert Randolph, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Derek Trucks and others.

Paying homage to the greats, Sol seeks to bring Roots Music to a new generation of listeners.

Track List:
1. So Fine listen
2. Cloud 99 listen
3. Freedom listen
4. Girl listen
5. Rough Catfish listen
6. Hellhound listen
7. Stank listen
8. Don't You Tell Me listen
9. Let's Get Down listen
10. Spirit Down Tell You A Story listen
11. Everything You Gain listen
12. Killin Floor listen