SEEKINGVocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Bagpipes, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello.
We are divine instruments, all of us. . . I am a a soul artist, a "soul-ful" singer/songwriter, poet, painter, but most importantly, human being. I am working on music for my first, (and long overdue), full length release, "Days of Grace," a collection of songs about life, loss, love and passion. The key element that runs through the collection of songs for me, is hopefulness. As long as we are here, it is another day of grace.
The collection includes songs like "Shades of Gray" a deep stream of consciousness piece, which chronicles the artist's struggle for truth, to true R&B/Pop ballads in the tradition of Seal and Prince like "No Other Love," (a favorite of Chuckii Booker), and "Mystified." There are funky and gospel flavored tracks like "Out of Time," and "Meet Me Halfway" which speak on the ups and downs of relationships and tap into a familiar Sly Stone/Stevie Wonder gritty-ness, that keep it fun.
Songs like "First Sunday in July" and "Tapioca Static" find me exploring my jazz influences, while staying grounded in soul, and reaching for new ground lyrically and melodically.
There are nods to hip/hop, gospel, rock and jazz and of course classic soul...on "Days of Grace," But most important, these are hand crafted songs with lyrics and melodies that are both personal and, and I hope universal.
- Screen name:
- Aaron Todd
- Member since:
- Jul 11 2010
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Just for Fun
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
Stevie Wonder, Prince, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Tupac Shakur, Meshell N'dege O'cello, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, you. . .
Variety of electronic keyboards and guitars. . .