Once in a blue moon, a band comes out with an album that combines an assortment of genres to create a sound guaranteed to make you shuffle your feet all day and night. A great example of this euphoric experience is The Folkadelics from New York City and their debut album, Not A Folk Album. A blend of funk, reggae, blues and soul encompass their style that will infect your soul with good vibrations and groovy rhythms, something that will brighten your day even if it's filled with dark clouds.
With a trinity of vocalists consisting of guitarist Sam Miller, mandolin player Gavin Cummings, and the Joplin-esque Danielle Faraone accompanied by Tom Barraco on drums and Drew Kelly on bass, The Folkadelics have a groundbreaking approach to their music that sets them apart from everyone else. Amazing tunes that are bound to make you dance guarantee a swell time whenever these guys perform live and/or when you press play. Every time I hear The Folkadelics I just want to party, their music will put you in the mood to just let it all hang out and let yourself go.
- Rob Duguay
Now it's the most difficult part of this weekly literary expedition. I get to line all the tracks off of The Folkadelics' Not A Folk Album and pick which ones will be chosen and which ones will be left to the imagination. It's like picking my favorite piece of candy, when there are so many good tunes where do I start? Anyways, here goes something: "Nice Guy Felon" has that funky groove that makes you bob your head while sitting back and relax, dynamic rhythms that will put you into a trance. "Wasted" showcases Faraone's powerful voice to the fullest, smooth as silk but at the same time having the ability to hit you like an atomic bomb. "Vinyl Wax" is driving and pulsating, definitely an energizing tune that will electrify you in no time. Now don't just sit there after reading this without doing something about it!!! Grab yourself a copy of The Folkadelics' Not A Folk Album if you know what's good for you.
The Folkadelics will be embarking on a tour of the east coast region of The United States starting at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY on December 8th and ending the trip at the official release party for Not A Folk Album at The Best Buy Theater located in Times Square in the heart of The Big Apple on December 22nd. While you wait for The Folkadelics to jam up your favorite music venue, check out their full-length debut Not A Folk Album. It'll hypnotize you and make your body move like it never has before.
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