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Speed Of Soul Review At The Portland Phoenix

PortlandlogoIn our rush to get ready for album release party at the beginning of the month, we completely forgot to post this review of Speed Of Soul by Sam Pfeilfe of The Portland Phoenix. Dig it people…

People probably underestimate how hard it is to play the brass and woodwinds (saxophone=woodwind). They ain’t harmonicas. Breath control and omberture? They take practice.

Maybe that’s why an arrangement of alto and baritone sax, trombone, and trumpet combining to front a band like Mama’s Boomshack grabs your attention so completely. There just aren’t many bands doing that.

We won’t spoil the rest, go ahead and give it a read for yourself. Lots of love to Mr. Pfeilfe for the kind words and also to whichever staffer at The Phoenix who decided to feature Lisa and John on the front cover of that issue!

If you’re not in the area and want to grab a copy of the new album, you have some options… 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.

Review of Speed Of Soul on MaineToday.com - Mama's Boomshack

Speed Of Soul Review at MaineToday.com

Review of Speed Of Soul on MaineToday.com - Mama's BoomshackFunkonauts, it’s a beautiful day made even more beautifuler* by some kind words from Aimsel Ponti on her Face The Music blog at MaineToday.com. Dig it…

My current favorite on the nine-song collection of original tunes is “Love Somebody.” With electric guitar, a mess of horns and awesome backup vocals from Brundage, the song gets it done both musically and lyrically. Regoulinsky will have you singing along before the song is over. “You gotta love somebody/You gotta love somebody/You gotta love somebody if we all want to get along.”

I also dig the slower groove “Nothing More to Say” with the sensational Brundage on lead vocals over a bed of horns: “Walking ’round lonely streets while the sun goes down/comfort in the silence of this dead-end town.”

Head on over and give the whole post a peep! The article will also be published in the Maine Today Magazine section of Thursday’s Portland Press Herald.

Still on the fence about heading out to the show Saturday night? Get off the fence and get on the good foot! Tickets are only $10 in advance and available online right now – you can still get tickets at the door for $12 the night of the show. Essence is going to get the night rolling with sick beats and lyrics at 8pm and then we tear the roof off around 9pm. Still haven’t got tickets? GO!

If you’re not in the area and want to grab a copy of the new album, you have some options… 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.

* Huh, spellcheck actually says that beautifuler is a word. Who woulda thunk it?

CultureShock

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.