I SPY SOUL ‘n’ Artimacy for Black Music Month

Regular visitors to I SPY SOUL have become familiar with Afternoon Jazz host of renowned jazz station WBGO, Keanna Faircloth. She herself has not only been featured here highlighting the fresh new voice and perspective she brings to the storied institution, but so too have episodes of the splendid interview platform she created called, The... Continue Reading →

Marcus Machado delivers a stunning new interpretation of the color purple.

Marcus Machado is no stranger to the I SPY SOUL platform. Five years ago we shined a light on the virtuosic guitarist who since being acknowledged as a bonafide prodigy as a child, had been wowing audiences and notable artists alike. A suggested look back at that feature HERE will reveal why more high profile... Continue Reading →

THE SOUL SEEN:Vocalist and songwriter, Lizz Wright

The Soul Seen™ is a retrospective of past features that provide a snapshot in time in the careers, from fledgling to legendary, of these very talented artists. The projects featured are older now, but no less significant. The insights and perspectives they shared, speak to their success and as you will find, still resonate today. The... Continue Reading →

Jonas takes us “4ward Fast To Future” with Live Concert Premiere

Dane singer, songwriter and producer Jonas Rendbo or Jonas as he’s commonly known, is yet another strong example of how major the influence of Black American music, in this case soul, has been and continues to be in other parts of the world. In his formative years, Jonas was hooked like legions of us by... Continue Reading →

Conya Doss makes it CLEAR, she’s back . . . again

Acclaimed vocalist, songwriter and long affectionately proclaimed,  “Queen of Indie Soul,” Conya Doss has been featured on these pages more than once and for good reason. Every time she even hints at a new project her ardent fans want to know more. That’s because they know they’re in for another gem to be dropped from... Continue Reading →

Unkle Nephew and BD3 offer their look at “Paranoia”

From the burgeoning NYC collective of accomplished, multi-talented artists, Trew Culture, emerged last year a duo project from two of its founding members - sought after drummer/producer, Justin Swiney aka Unkle Nephew (UN) and highly regarded rap artist BD3. The project is called Sunnydale, named after the priced-right, sugary flavored elixir of choice for kids... Continue Reading →

There “Ain’t No Stoppin” Marlon McClain and BD3

"Ain't No Stoppin’ Now" is the latest release by acclaimed guitarist, songwriter and producer Marlon McClain featuring ace, Brooklyn - bred MC and lyricist, BD3. The fun and super funky uptempo track with the lyrical hip-hop flow marks the coming together of two different generations, but the seamlessness of this winning collab once again confirms... Continue Reading →

Nick Rolfe has found another way to lift people up

We’ve made it to 2021 or perhaps better said, out of 2020. Although there are some significant changes in place and progress has been made on the virus front, we’re still in the midst of some very challenging times and issues that need to be addressed.  Few have gone unscathed by the enormity of the... Continue Reading →

JSWISS and Michael Leonhart interpret Paulo Coelho’s meaning of “Solitude” on their latest

“Solitude is not the absence of company, but the moment when our soul is free to speak to us.” These words come from noted Brazilian author, Paulo Coelho’s book “Manuscript Found In Accra" and like the standout previous release, "Defeat", was the inspiration for the track "Solitude" from the duo of accomplished Rap artist JSWISS... Continue Reading →

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