An upbeat fusion of soul and funk, featuring live instrumentation, is on full display in Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers' new single, "Good Thang." Founded by multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, sound engineer and producer, Alan Evans—who is also the co-founder of acclaimed jazz fusion trio, Soulive—Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers the self-proclaimed guitar player "alter ego" for Evans.
Check out "Good Thang," featuring vocalist Kim Dawson, now: smarturl.it/goodthang
Filled with a star-studded group of funk and jazz musicians, the track features vocalist Kim Dawson (Matador Soul Sounds, Pimps of Joytime) along with Evans’ musical cohorts Darby Wolf (DJ Williams Shots Fired, Rubblebucket) on organ, Pete Aleksi (Curtis Mayflower) playing 2nd guitar, Brian “BT” Thomas (Akashic Record, BT ALC Big Band) on trombone, Alex Lee-Clark (ALC Funktet, BT ALC Big Band) on trumpet, Tucker Antell (BT ALC Big Band) on alto and tenor saxophones and Jared Sims (BT ALC Big Band) on baritone saxophone.
“Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers is all about spontaneous creation for me and the very creative friends I get to call on to be a part of it. 'Good Thang' is a perfect example," remarks Evans. "Initially I went into the studio, picked up the guitar and let whatever I was feeling come out without worrying about what kind of song it was." He continues, "Before I knew it, I had a really great feeling bed of bass, drums and guitar laid down. From there, I asked my great friends Darby, Pete, Brian, Alex, Tucker, Jarad and Kim to take what I started and record exactly what inspired them to play. That is the best part of making music for me, creating something that will inspire people."
The single will be pressed to a limited-edition 7” vinyl single distributed worldwide by Fat Beats later this summer, with a full-length Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers album on the way. Check the VLM website for updates on pre-orders, shipping dates and more releases: vintageleaguemusic.com.
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