A couple of new releases from Shanachie Records heading our way during these virus-affected times.
First up, saxman Kim Waters has a new album coming later tis month: Shakedown seeing Waters turning into something of a one-man band on this release. The project features all originals with the exception of his take on Ella Mai’s hit Boo’d Up.
Says Kim: “Music is the one thing that everyone can turn to during this pandemic. It brings joy in these trying times.”
Shakedown is Waters’ 24th recording as a leader.
Also from Shanachie is soulman Calvin Richardson‘s new single If You’re Thinking About Leaving, a track taken from his most recent album, Gold Dust.
The Soul Prince also has a message for his fans during these lockdown times:
“The impact of Covid-19 has been riveting not only for myself but for the world. Social and physical distancing has been difficult for me because I have built my career erasing the distance or the lines that separated fan- bases from their favourite entertainers by not only bringing them to the stage but leaving the stage to become a part of the crowd, no matter how large or intimate. I’ve been coping with the change by staying home with my family and getting in the studio creating new material, which always takes me around the world without leaving the room. I wish you peace and good health. Please stay safe, stay home and stay strong. Yours, Calvin.”