We talk to the man behind one of the best albums of the year
Remember when an album was a collection of great songs that you wanted to play over and over? Seth Walker does, and he’s recently issued Gotta Get Back, his ninth album, full of his signature soul-blues hybrid.
The new record finds him returning to his roots, enlisting family members to play on the album, and embracing the music that set him down his life’s journey. It’s easily one of the finest albums of the year.
We talk to him about some of the unique stories behind these great new songs, and how Stevie Ray Vaughan changed his life as a young college student.
Indianapolis singer Tad Robinson has a knack for creating soul records that just sound effortless. We raved about his last record, Back in Style, from 2011. Now he’s back with another CD called Day Into Night. Once again, he’s achieved that perfect blend of smooth R&B featuring Robinson’s soulful vocals leading the way. We chat the recording process for his new CD, which features a guest appearance by Anson Funderburgh.
Singer / songwriter Seth Walker has perfected his own unique blend of blues, soul & folk over his last few records. His eighth album, Sky Still Blue, continues in that vein, proving that people can actually still put together an entire record of good tunes. He talks about moving to New Orleans, turning up the volume on the guitars on this album, writing songs with country legend Gary Nicholson.
Tad Robinson knows soul music – and it shows. His latest CD, Back in Style, harkens back to a time when sweet, string-laden R&B ruled the charts. And, people are taking notice. Robinson’s new disc has just been nominated for three Blues Music Awards (in the “Soul Blues” category). He talks to Icon Fetch about his roots, collaborating with the great musicians for this album, and working with Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns.