Annmarie Cullen, a longtime MusicLoad favorite artist, has a new album out entitled Loss. Just below is a raw live take of one of the songs that appears on the record. The take below was nicely filmed by Treble Clef Live. Enjoy! GC
Annmarie Cullen - My Special Love (Treble Clef Live)
Here is a song with major groove and intensity. Femi's father, Fela Kuti, is well known as having been a deeply political artist, with Femi following in Fela's footsteps. However, with this song, Femi takes it outside of politics and does something Ricky Martin could only dream of. This is pure sexy Cuban infused Nigerian soul that is like a universal language. Enjoy! GC
I got lucky and came across Avery Sunshine last week. I first heard a studio version of her song entitled I've Got Sunshine and decided to go digging for more, spending a good hour or so listening to various YouTube clips and browsing her own MySpace.Com/AverySunshine page. I finally came across a stripped down version of I've Got Sunshine that was recorded on a single camera that must have been sitting on a tripod.
People that know me know that I gravitate towards artists who are un-manufactured and can lay it down with NO pomp, circumstance or slick production. Avery shows, in this video, that she can do that.
It gives me great pleasure to feature Avery*Sunshine. Enjoy! GC
You may have already seen her on The Late Show with David Letterman or on Jimmy Kimmel Live and she has been in hundreds of places between here and there, even playing for heads of state and President Obama. But in this big bad world, artists who travel that wide can still remain too far under the radar. MusicLoad.Com is happy to be is just one more little venue for this inspired and gifted multi-genre jazz core artist.
Everything about Esperanza Spalding is a breath of fresh air. As a bassist myself, I appreciate any upright players who can sing and play upright at the same time and she takes it to a whole other level than most. Esperanza is as sweet and beautiful, as you will see in this local CBS TV interview and performance, as she is articulate with her vocals and jazz style. GC
Here is a great Esperanza Spalding performance as she plays electric bass and sings like a true jazz great on Jimmy Kimmel Live with her song entitled I Know You Know
The fine all sister group SHEL really blows my mind. The four sisters, Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza are real musicians and they know how to put on a performance. Their music is not manufactured. SHEL is the opposite of a pop star creations from American Idol. They are crafting their own songs, writing the arrangements and playing all of the instruments. Sure, they have guests and collaborators, but the girls are in the driver's seat. So, it was the greatest news to hear, that the group has signed to Universal Republic Records, a Universal Music Group (UMG) company. In their video below, they signed their contracts with Jethro Tull blasting in the background. Too cool. GC
Welcome to MusicLoad's new blog address at blog.musicload.com, the place that is taking off from our previous blog which still exists at MusicLoad.BlogSpot.Com. There, you can flash back and find several artists and bands that you may not have yet heard, but are fabulous.
Right here, the tradition continues as MusicLoad features the latest listens that we like that will not necessarily be posted to the front of our MusicLoad.Com site unless we secure the right to give you a free promotional mp3 as in the case of our first featured artist for this 2010 blog post.
Came across Engine-EarZ Experiment, a U.K. based project that is sonically badass.
LIVE!!!!! 'Reach You' - Engine-Earz Experiment ft Lena Cullen (She is Danger)
Just got done listening to to a totally different artist than the one above. Missy Andersen, a woman of definite traditional soul/blues heritage in her music and voice, ala Mavis Staples with a smoothness at times of Robert Cray. Missy's voice is pure! No contrived jive soul emitting from her pipes. She has a tight, laid back horn band that blows just right. The organ player and the other cats are dynomite, because they keep it tight.
She plays many gigs in San Diego, Califoria. We will be seeing her soon to snap some photos! The photos posted here are Missy's stock publicity photos.