Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dan Dyer's Got Your Soul

2008 has been a slow year on the old iPod for new soul music - not "neo-soul","garage soul", or "R&B soul" - but just plain SOUL, a la Solomon Burke, Stevie Wonder and Curtis Mayfield. And just like that, a friendly note gets dropped in my inbox with a link to Dan Dyer and his current self-titled release.

Dyer's command of soul, gospel, jazz, latin, and country blues is uncanny, even for an artist springing from the always fertile Austin, TX music community. Although Mssr. Dyer isn't currently slated to make any stops on the East Coast this summer - though he's opening for the Roots for a few special gigs - pick up the album now and get cozy with it. Learn those tunes kids, cause you're going to want to sing along when you catch him live - which you're going to want to do - just check out the clip showing off his live chops. After that, enjoy an mp3.

mp3: Love Chain



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