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Washington, DC, United States, 2008/05/29 - Sol has performed on bills with New Orleans' Walter Wolfman, the jam-band favorite Soulive, and with many Mid-Atlantic bands- all without an official CD release, and simply through word-of-mouth booking. The CD release of Freedom is planned for June.
Sol & The Sol Creech Band have performed on bills with New Orleans legend Walter Wolfman and the Roadmasters, the jam-band favorite Soulive, and with many Mid-Atlantic up-and-coming bands- all without an official CD release, and simply through word-of-mouth booking. In a years span, Sol and his band have performed at premier East Coast music festivals including Virginia’s Floydfest, North Carolina’s Shakori Hills Fest, Kinston NC Blues Fest, Washington DC’s Congressional Blues Fest, and Six Points Music Festival.
Tracks from Sol's new album have begun creeping in underground and college airplay alongside artists such as George Clinton, Karl Denson Trio, G Love, Sharon Jones & the Dapkings, Sean Costello, King Johnson, the Radiators, and NO Blues.
Sol’s 2002 Music Maker album release (Volume: Blue) received these type of quotes: “provides a tantalizing view of what might happen as the blues continue to evolve”- Living Blues; “check out Sol’s funky post-modern shuffle”, with comparisons to Beck, Jon Spencer Blues, and the Dust Brothers.
The new release, entitled Freedom, features the core musical unit of Sol on guitar and vocals, “King George” Penn on drums, and Jake Dempsey on bass. Also guest appearances by Tim Smith (who can also be found on recordings with Squirrel Nut Zippers, Hobex, and the Countdown Quartet), as well as members of Virginia’s up-and-coming reggae groups, the Seed, and the Alliens. With these special guests, the new album moves from greasy delta grooves to deep reggae, and from stanky funk to soulful R&B.
Sol tours in France in June with blues and roots supporters Music Maker Relief Foundation and will make it back in time to perform at Virginia’s Blue Mountain Gemini Fest, featuring some of the Mid-Atlantic's best reggae and world music acts.
The album Freedom scheduled release date is June 20th, just in time for Gemini Fest. Other tour dates include venues through out Washington DC, Virginia, Tennesee, and North Carolina.
A recent album review by the Music Director at WUVT Radio stated: “The Sol Creech Band is excellent at morphing rock, blues, soul, and reggae, taking it all to a different level and contributing to the evolution of the styles into- quoting Sly Stone- “a whole new thing”. Freedom is a great example of this band’s music and a truly enjoyable listening experience”
The album will be available at live performances in June, and via internet sales in July.