|robert temple and soulfolk
Hometown: oakland, ca
Web site: http://www.roberttemplemusic.com
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‘WHAT WOULD YOU DO?’
Drawing from the best tradition of an earlier generation’s folk music and combining that with his love for classic R&B, rock and soul, temple asks his listeners to examine just what’s going on in our country, the world, and in our lives. Writing music designed to challenge the status quo—and to inspire the disillusioned and apathetic—he creates perhaps the ultimate socially conscious recording for post 9-11 America.
“I am angry and my anger has taken the form of writing the best songs I can that try to go to the root of and expose the insanity and the rationales of the powers that be in waging war and empire.”
Drawing as much from the spirit of Bob Dylan as James Brown and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band in equal measure, “What Would YOU Do? features temple’s mixture of soulful vocals and open tuned strummed and fingerstyle acoustic guitar.
This is socially conscious soulfolk music ranging from funky rockers to passionate ballads. tongue in cheek satire to the deadly serious. Melodic and grooving bass and drums with soaring organ and strong background vocals help power the sound of the soulfolk ensemble
“The music is just as daring as the concept with catchy pop hooks and bluesy rhythms”. J-Sin Smother.net
“All this verbage is craftily nestled in some of the most funky and tuneful music I've heard lately” Gina EOMentertainment.com