Sounds Like: Raphael Saadiq, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Why you should care: Who doesn't like shaking their ass from time to time?
If you've read these pages at all you'll know that I'm a sucker for old school soul music. If every record ever released sounded like"Pain In My Heart" or "Night Beat" then that would be just fine by me. Luckily we live in a day where artists like Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Mark Ronson, and a whole host of others seem to agree with me. Now it's time to add another name to that list: Larry g(EE).
Coming to the world from deep in the heart of Texas (Dallas to be exact) g(ee) and his band have crafted a sound will leave you feeling nostalgic as much as it will demand that you shake your ass. Are g(EE) and his cohorts purveyors of party music? Soulful R&B balladeers? Minor pop geniuses? With only four songs on his debut EP, Weekends, that all remains to be seen, but for now it's safe to say that g(EE) and his band are grabbing nationwide attention, and he certainly grabbed ours.
Check out the track "I'm Your Fool" (which may or may not be my current JAM) from Weekends below, then wait patiently until Larry g(EE) and his band bring their party to your town later this year. If this is just the start for Larry g(EE), we can't wait to see where he goes from here.
Almost forgot, here's a bonus video of g(EE) and the band getting ready to kick it. Enjoy!