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First Speed Of Soul Review Is In!

CultureShockThe entire process of writing and recording Speed Of Soul has been a series of blessings and rose petals thrown at our feet – an incredible experience all around. Now, we get to see what other people think about the fruits of our labors. Emily Burnham of the Bangor Daily News was good enough to give Speed Of Soul a listen and had some really nice things to say about us and the album…

The first thing that’s really cool about Portland ensemble Mama’s Boomshack’s new album “Speed of Soul” is that you know this band has got to be one hell of a live band; a seven-piece soul and funk outfit comprised of hungry young musicians and seasoned professionals? This requires a dance floor and a cocktail in hand to be properly appreciated. 

We won’t spoil it for you, go ahead and give the whole thing a read. Thank you again to Emily for reviewing the album!

If you don’t have your copy of Speed Of Soul yet, then check it out… The album is currently available in CD form at Bull Moose locations (Portland, Scarborough, South Portland, and Lewiston) as well as through their website. Listeners can visit our Bandcamp page to download the album in various lossless formats or purchase downloads through iTunesAmazonGoogle Play, and other online stores.

On The Weekend & Being Wicked Famous

Great show at Bray’s Brew Pub tonight – thanks to everyone who made it out and especially to the hard-working staff who have made their place like our second home in 2011. Looking forward to more good nights up in Naples in 2012.

Speaking of 2012, we’re going to be at Montsweag Roadhouse Saturday December 31st for a New Years Eve bash. Music starts at 9:30pm – get out early to make sure you don’t miss a note of sweet, juicy funk.

And to round things up, it looks like we were getting wicked famous even before we knew it. Back in late July, we got a mention in the Bangor Daily News when they did a post about Kenya Hall. We’re in the sixth paragraph down and it goes a little something like this…

Maine isn’t know for its thriving soul and funk scene, but Bangor’s Juicebox and Portland bands like the Sly-Chi (who are also playing the Dispatch ME stage at KahBang), Mama’s Boomshack and the Kenya Hall Band are changing that. KahBang this year in particular is bringing more soul, funk and hip hop to Maine than any other festival in recent memory has seen, making it one of the most musically diverse festivals in the state.

Cool! No matter where you’re spending tomorrow night, have a safe and happy New Years Eve. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in 2012!