SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE have released a new track “The One”, for streaming, taken from upcoming album “Californisoul”, coming out on October 27, via Mascot Label Group/ Provogue. Guests include: Billy Gibbons, Steve Lukather, Eric Gales, Robben Ford, and Walter Trout
“CALIFORNISOUL! That’s exactly what it is. It’s the missing soundtrack to a summertime drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 1971!” ~ Fabrizio Grossi
It’s the sound that SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE has spent much of 2017 sharing with audiences from Texas, Holland, India, St. Petersburg, Russia, starting with their headlining slot in front of thousands at the Notodden Blues Festival (Europe’s premier blues festival) in Norway, and they are back with an exciting new studio release that picks up right where the band left off on their well-received debut record, West of Flushing, South of Frisco.
SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE is Lance Lopez (guitars/vocals/songwriter), Fabrizio Grossi (bass, producer, songwriter), and Kenny Aronoff (drums). As they’ve proven on their first album and round of shows, it’s not a party unless you invite some friends, and for Californisoul, they’ve brought along some heavy hitters.
Fabrizio Grossi on The One:
“THE ONE is probably the most representative song of the whole California soul-attitude that is the spirit of “Californisoul”. I cannot hide the huge influence that artists like War , Santana & Jefferson Airplane had on my upbringing. Artists with a very definite sound that was without a doubt their own take and progression of the Blues/Soul lesson of the greats ! The musical aspect of THE ONE is drenched with those influences , it’s a simple blues progression, but it’s very Latin percussive groove and its buttery toned guitars stand and belongs to the whole California dream , just like a Lowrider would sit well at home at the corner of Alvarado and Temple in downtown LA.
Even though not everyone in the Supersonic Blues Machine’s circle of friends is a California native, we definitely become part of that legacy of sounds that our adopted and beloved State is so much famous for. Lyrically It’s a song of a promise of love. When you father a little girl that you hold in your hands at birth, and witness, day by day, growing into a beautiful person of her own right, you cannot wonder about how her life will be when the most important man in her life (you!) will not be around . The bond you have built with her thorough out the years will go beyond that, and you know that your spirit will always be there to remind her of the love and the lessons you shared with her from her birth to your own passing. It might sound sad, but actually it’s a quite a beautiful and loving thought.”
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