Thursday, January 29, 2015
Brooklyn Indie Roots duo, Sunshine, release new single "Bowl O'Cherries" and album "Sunshine Nights"
Brooklyn Indie Roots duo, Sunshine (aka Amy Santos and Steven Ferrara), release their sophomore album, Sunshine Nights, on February 10th. Sunshine have been featured previously on this blog when their first album Down and Up Blues was released (click here to see original post).
Sunshine are an artistic partnership based in Brooklyn, NY. They grew up listening to traditional jazz, blues and Americana. Their first full-length, self-produced CD, "Down and Up Blues", is a musical time capsule of songs and experiences from 2009-2013. Listeners will hear these influences throughout the record. Sunshine returned to the studio in September 2014 to record with their 7 piece live band, The Knights. On the forthcoming album, entitled "Sunshine Nights", expect to hear more lush horn arrangements and vocal harmonies. Tracked mostly live, this recording is the result of 7 friends, together in one room, playing music they love. They have performed in NYC, Paris, Rome, Montreal, San Francisco, New Orleans, Austin, Nashville and Mysorre, India.
Sunshine's live band, The Knights, consists of the The Reverend Crawford Forbes on trumpet, Mike Lambert on electric guitar, Pitti on drums, Dylan Thurston on piano, and guest artist from England, Beth Michelle Schofield on clarinet and saxophone.
Click here to listen the new single "Bowl O'Cherries" on Soundcloud.
The album will be released on February 10. All the usual iTunes etc., but there will also be 1000 downloads of it given away for free at sunshinenights.bandcamp.com starting February 10th.
Down and Up Blues, Sunshine's 1st record, order now at:
"Brooklyn band Sunshine‘s new album Down & Up Blues is a playfully shambling, imaginative, lo-fi blend of electric and acoustic blues, old school soul and indie rock. It’s old-timey and at the same time it’s completely in the here and now... Ferrara’s biting guitar lead reminding of Buddy Guy back in the Buddy Guy/Junior Wells days"..... Delarue of New York Music Daily
"Sunshine's debut album is a well produced mix of traditional blues, indie folk and New Orleans style jazz tracks that will appeal to all listeners of quality music." .... Memphis Marty of Blues Music Blog
"Their predominantly bluesy style melded elements from the muddy depths of the art form with catchier almost-pop melodies to create a very pleasing though edgy sound.".... J.McLean of FTB