Dynamic frontman for funky pop outfit Jacksoul, performing as part of the Bluebird North 2004 tour at Hugh's Room Saturday (February 7)
Outkast The Love Below
"I've been rockin' Andre's record continually for months. He presents a vision of a truly fresh new musical millennium, where hiphop, R&B, soul and jazz morph seamlessly and sensually. Plus it's funny as hell. Notice I didn't say Speakerboxxx. I love mainstream music as much as the next man, but I don't need to listen to over 50 minutes of it without a break, even if it is Big Boi."
Bill Withers Live At Carnegie
"This is like Soul 101 to me. Bill Withers is as important to the history of black music as Ray Charles and James Brown. An urban griot, he uses melody and an incredible voice to pull you into his reality, with a heapin' helpin' of groove on the side. Any black performer who doesn't recognize the songwriting genius of this man is a fool or a liar."
Dixie Chicks Home
"I love Landslide. In fact, I couldn't even tell you what the damn album's called, because I never cared. I just had to hear that track on repeat for days. You can't hide the facts: timeless melody, soulful singers, serious old-school love in the arrangement. Damn near perfect. And those of you who aren't feeling it can kiss my black ass."