Oh my, this is good stuff: back to basics Rhythm 'n' Blues with a tendency toward traditional Negro Spirituals... and although quite acoustic, one of the must-have albums in the genre, and beyond! But, I'm running ahead of myself. First, an introduction to the band, shall we!?
You might've heard about this Chinese Folk/ Folk Rock band recently, as they've been on a short European tour to coincide with the release of their third album, Baifang, playing select venues in the UK, Holland, Belgium (the AB Club in Brussels), Germany and Denmark. And if indeed we're able only now to post the album's review, please keep in mind that we dó review an awful amount of albums, some of which take precedence over the others for a multitude of reasons (business-related, or because a hard copy was sent to us).
Thanks to the vinyl collection of his family, Canadian singer-songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist/ producer Patrick Lehman developed a great love for classic Soul, Gospel, Rhythm 'n' Blues, Rock 'n' Roll, and Blues. Some of his many musical influences including Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, Fleetwood Mac, Lauryn Hill, Sly And The Family Stone, The Rolling Stones, and Bill Withers.