18th & Addison Member Tom Kunzman Partners With Producer/Musician Steff Reed To Cover Bob Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’

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18th & Addison member Tom Kunzman has partnered with producer and musician Steff Reed to cover Bob Marley’s timeless song ‘Redemption Song.’

The song is streaming now through Spotify and Apple Music. The pair’s take on the song was mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Bob Brockman (Fugees, D’Angelo, Dixie Chicks).  The arrangement crafted by the dup takes the reggae classic and gives it a distinct new identity with a decidedly pop vibe that is just as catchy as its source material.

Kunzman talked about his friendship with Reed and the motivation for the song in a recent interview.

“I’m a genuine fan of Steff, and I always felt that his live show is very similar to 18th & Addisons,” he said.  “We’re both doing our best to bring people together to sing and forget all the division, confusion and frustration outside those four walls for a bit.  I love the feeling of unity and togetherness ‘Redemption Song’ offers so naturally. I felt that collaborating with him on this just had to happen.”

Reed expanded on Kunzman’s comments, offering an explanation of how the duo’s take on ‘Redemption Song’ came to be.

“Tom and I met a few years back while we were both on tour,” he said.  “We stayed in touch, and organically, a friendship grew.  One day Tom sent me a DM on Instagram with an idea to do a cover of Bob Marley’s iconic protest song ‘Redemption Song’ together.  I have such admiration for Tom as an artist and musician, and I was excited to collaborate.”

18th & Addison is touring in support of its most recent release, Old Blues Modern Love on The Reckless Love Tour.  The duo, which also features Kait DiBenedetto, will perform Jan. 15 in Los Angeles, CA as part of the tour.  The tour’s remaining dates are noted below.

1/15 Los Angeles, CA Harvard & Stone

1/17 Riverside, CA Life Cafe Music Space (new date just added!)

1/18 Denver, CO Bowman’s Vinyl & Lounge (new date just added!)

1/22 Dallas, TX RBC

1/23 Houston, TX Scout Bar

More information on 18th & Addison is available online at:

 

Website: http://18thandaddison.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/18thandAddison

Twitter: http://twitter.com/18thAddison

 

More information on Steff Reed is available online at:

 

Website: http://iamsteffreed.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WhoisSteffReed1

Twitter: http://twitter.com/IAmSteffReed

 

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Nooky Jones’ New EP Is The “Sweetest” Of 2019’s New EPs

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EPs are some of the most under- and unappreciated records in the music industry.  Composed sometimes of no more than three songs, others as many as six or seven songs, they are often overlooked by audiences simply because they are not full-length recordings.  Given, sometimes they are little more than space-fillers to tide fans over between albums, but in other cases, they are chances for new, up-and-coming acts to get their feet in the door.  Whether one is the case or the other, the fact of the matter is that EPs deserve just as much credit as their full-length counterparts.  That is something that this critic has preached for years.  Keeping that in mind, they deserve a year-ender “Best Of” list as those records, and that is exactly what is presented here.

From Sister Hazel’s latest EPs Fire and Earth to underground rockers Charm City Devils’ latest offering 1904 to indie artist Denim’s new EP Endless Summer and more, this year has provided a lot to appreciate in the way of EPs.  There’s some rock here, some r&b and even some reggae, so this list is not limited to just one genre.  As with every list, this list features the Top 10 titles plus five honorable mentions for a total of 15 titles.  Those honorable mentions are not bad titles.  Everything was based on general content overall and the records’ separate lyrical and musical content.  Without further ado, here is Phil’s Picks 2019 Top 10 New EPs.

 

PHIL’S PICKS 2019 TOP 10 NEW EPS

  1. Nooky Jones — Like Candy
  2. Sister Hazel — Fire
  3. Sister Hazel — Earth
  4. Santana — In Search of Mona Lisa
  5. Denim — Endless Summer
  6. Joyous Wolf — Place in Time
  7. Lakou Mizik & The 79ers Gang — Iko Kreyol
  8. ZFG — ZFG
  9. Hot 8 Brass Band — Take Cover
  10. Charm City Devils — 1904
  11. The Jacks — The Jacks
  12. Wake Hate — Deep Sleep
  13. 18th & Addison — Old Blues / Modern Love
  14. The Crash Republic — HomewreckersSweet Apathy
  15. August Burns Red — Phantom Sessions

 

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