The Black Godfather, Andre Williams, is back with a new album from Bloodshot Records. That’s All I Need will be released on May 18th, and the Andre will be celebrating the release at Schubas on May 29th.
A couple of years ago Project Lab made a documentary about Andre, his music, and his influence called Agile, Mobile, and Hostile and it was recently added to Hulu.
Stephen Paul Smoker released his new album Ripe Fruit last week. The album an eclectic romp shifting from the fast paced, driving rhythm of "In Cairo" to the somber pluck guitar of "Cold As A Stone". This album seems meditative and psychedelic at the time. The are many moments through out at quite, almost restful. One of my favorites are the flute interlude in "The Light On The First Day of Spring... Pt 1.". In many way Stephen Paul Smoker is a throw back the 60's, but the way he builds his melody's also feel very modern. Ripe Fruit is just that, fresh and ready to be consumed.