Color: Black and Blue Marble | Weight: 180 Gram
Shakespeare & the Blues makes instrumental experimental music drawing on Jazz and Hip Hop influences featuring Cassie Watson Francillon on concert harp, Smith on drums and electronics and Webre (Lost Bayou Ramblers and Michot’s Melody Makers) on bass and electronics.
The songs on e.g,rhapsodic are uninhibited explorations of genre blending, tied together by futurist grooves and virtuosic syncopating. They are composed around a startling selection of samples and soundbytes enmeshed in the trio’s visionary instrumental experimentation.
The debut release from Shakespeare & the Blues, ‘e.g,rhapsodic’ is a sublime melding of this fusion trio based in New Orleans. The album was recorded at Mark Bingham’s Nina Hwy Studio in Henderson, LA, engineered and mixed by band members Cam Smith and Bryan Webre; self-produced by the group. The album is being released September 17 on vinyl LP, CD and cassette, as well as digital download and via streaming platforms.