THE ALL NEW ABORiGiNAL SOUNDS PRESENTS:
MUSiC AND EXCLUSiVE iNTERViEWS WiTH
SUMMiT DUB SQUAD, SAViNG DAMSELS AND HiLLBiLLY VEGAS
AND NEWS OF THE SEVENTH ANNUAL ALL THAT CULTURE - MUSiC OF THE AMERiCAS SHOW ON APRiL 27-28 iN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXiCO
MARCH 29, 2012 - The latest edition of ABORIGNAL SOUNDS – A CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN INDIAN MUSIC features brand new music and exclusive interviews with such American Indian recording artists as SUMMIT DUB SQUAD, JJ OTERO of SAVING DAMSELS, HILLBILLY VEGAS as well as news of the Seventh Annual All That Culture - Music of the Americas' Fundraiser on April 27-28 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
SUMMIT DUB SQUAD is a five-piece band that brings together a musically and culturally diverse group of individuals who share a common love for positivity, diversity and unity. SUMMIT DUB SQUAD mixes and mashes Reggae, Hip Hop, Funk, Punk and Folk into a danceable and very listenable genre they classify as High Elevation Sound Flavor. Flagstaff, AZ is the home of the band and the air up there at 7,000 feet is crucial to their elevated stylings - "the city too hot, I-Man gonna cool out, up on the mountain top!" This sky island situated in the Four Corners region of the Southwestern US is bound by unparalleled beauty and high desert culture, both of which make their way into the SUMMIT DUB sound. The crew's first big show was opening up for the late Joseph Hill and world renowned roots reggae super-group Culture in late 2006. The vibe was righteous that evening and energies of the Summit Dub Squad were released unto the world. That was the stepping off point and since then the crew has transformed from a turntable and drum machine-based project into a full-fledged stage band. The founding members, DJ SOE and B Dub, have worked together for close to a decade now, originally in the positive Hip Hop project GREENHOUSE FRESH PRODUCE. After the other GREENHOUSE FRESH PRODUCE emcees (Arek & Train) moved from Flagstaff, SOE and B Dub were eager to keep making music, and along came DUB DOCTA PAUL with his bass guitar. The three lived together on Summit Avenue and the foundation for SUMMIT DUB SQUAD was born. In 2007 HUNTER E. RED DAY joined the ranks. RedDay had toured with various reggae acts, traveling across the United States, playing percussion and now with the Summit crew he also plays electric guitar, flute and sings as well. CONOR BAILIE is just the drummer SUMMIT DUB SQUAD needed, someone with reggae band history, deep musical knowledge, desire for progression and the ability to deliver a seriously solid beat. These five souls bring their individual styles together to create music that seems to transcend genre, blending hip hop with reggae, funk with dub, dance with listen. Download SUMMIT DUB SQUAD's interview here.
There is nothing like a little introspection to make a song hit home for a listener. In the case of the Albuquerque roots band SAVING DAMSELS, singer-songwriter JJ OTERO has provided his band with a wide catalog of earnest - and at times humorous - tunes that speak to life's moments both joyous and painful. The band's sound is a raw concoction of down home roots rock, blues and country and was given the ideal showcase on the band's 2010 debut release EMPTY ROOMS. Now SAVING DAMSELS take their Native Soul Rock appraoch a step further on their forthcoming as-yet-untitled sophomore release. OTERO proves himself to be a songsmith that walks that line between pathos and humor n the same vain as JOHN HIATT and his band of merymen - JOE PACHECO (bass), PAX GARCIA (drums), CHUCK HAWLEY (lead guitar), DOUG BELLEN (keyboards) - ain't no slouches either.. Download SAVING DAMSEL's interview here.
It's been one hell of a year for the Cherokee/Choctaw band HILLBILLY VEGAS.To hear STEVE HARRIS, the band’s lead singer and rhythm guitarist, tell it, HILLBILLY VEGAS’ wild journey from small town Oklahoma to budding rock-country stardom in Nashville begins in the remote house where they’re now inviting the world to “SHAKE IT LIKE A HILLBILLY.” It’s actually the home studio in the middle of nowhere owned by JOHNNY REED, the band’s rhythm guitar/mandolin/banjo/keyboard man—but the band and now everybody else knows it as RINGO MANOR, the place where the group wrote and recorded their first demos for what became their multi-faceted, genre transcending debut album with producer RICHIE OWENS (GEORGIA SATELLITES, DOLLY PARTON, VINCE GILL). Dubbed RINGO MANOR in honor of its place of origin, the eleven track set is released by Nashville indie Red Dirt, also the home of THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS, JOHNNY SOLINGER and newcomer ANDY VELO. Citing classic pop/rock influences as diverse as THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS, JERRY REED, GRAND FUNK, LOGGINA & MESSINA and FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS, the band—whose members include MITCH SPENCER (lead guitar, backing vocals), RAY REYNAGA (bass, backing vocals) and TROY HOLINGER (drums)—has performed with the HEADHUNTERS renowned country stars TRAVIS TRITT and COLLIN RAYE, and recently did a sold-out CD release party, headlining after opening act THE DIRT DRIFTERS. Download HILLBILLY VEGAS' interview here.
BRIAN LUSH of ROCKWIRED.COM will be hosting - ALL THAT CULTURE – MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS - a concert and fund raiser during Gathering of Nations weekend in Albuquerque New Mexco. The concert will feature indigenous artists including SHAWN MICHAEL PERRY and ONLY THE BRAVE, SUMMIT DUB SQUAD, CODY BLACKBIRD, PLATEROS, TA$K 1, and CHUCKI BEGAY AND THE MOTHER EARTH BLUES BAND for a full evening of great entertainment with musical styles ranging from Native American flute to rock to blues, hiphop and reggae.
ALL THAT CULTURE has been producing events for 7 years and this will prove to be one of the finest yet. The mission of ATC is to bring the gift of music to rural and reservation communities through application and education. There will be multiple raffles each night for fine instruments from LATIN PERCUSSION, OVATION GUITARS, DEAN MARKLEY STRINGS, and REMO to help raise funds for such endeavors. Please visit the website for more information on getting music and instruments back into schools and Native communities.
This event will be held Friday April 27th and Saturday April 28th 2012 at one of Albuquerque's finest establishments, The Press Room. The Press Room is centrally located just north of I-40, at 2509 San Mateo Blvd. NE. Doors will open at 8:00 PM and the live music will start at 9:00 PM both Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are available in advance at The Press Room for only $8 per night or $15 for both. The event will likely sell out, however if tickets are still available, they will be $10 at the door each night. To buy tickets or for more information please call The Press Room at (505) 888-1404 or visit them online at www.facebook.com/PressRoomABQ.
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