Choose Your Road
The Jesse Hiatt Band is about the common musical thread that runs through New Orleans, West Africa, Motown and Oakland. The grooves and rhythms of American popular music have their roots in Africa, and for years Jesse has been working on a singular vision for a new style that blends west African finger-picking guitars, funky horns, soulful backup singers, the magical sounds of a real Hammond B3, shake-your-booty drums and deep powerful bass-lines all with a distinctive and unique California flavor. The Jesse Hiatt Band is a veritable super-group of talented Northern California musicians who've earned their names playing alongside celebrated artists such as Boz Scaggs, Bruce Springsteen and Josh Groban (Rich Armstrong), Lacy J. Dalton and Great American Taxi (Jim Lewin), Claudia Villella and Smith Dobson (Dan Robbins), Raphael Sadiq, Sista Monica,The Neptunes and Eric Clapton (Tammi Brown) and Maria Muldaur (David Tucker). Jerry Martini and Cynthia Robinson the original horn section from Sly & The Family Stone are special guests on the debut record. They've been filling shows with culturally diverse audiences from all generations. There just seems to be something in this rich groovy gumbo to please everyone, and the international upbeat positive sound is truly uplifting and gets people out of their seats. This is feel-good music for hard times! We hope you will enjoy our sounds.
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