Soul music is a deep well, and the mercury-voiced Devin B. Thompson plumbs the form to it's depths in Tales of the Soul, the Chicago-based singer-songwriter's striking Severn Records bow.
Co-produced by Thompson, Severn founder David Earl, and pianist-musical director Kevin Anker, the release was recorded at the label's Annapolis, Maryland, studio.
The collection features the company's ace house band - Anker, guitarist Johnny Moeller, organist Benjie Porecki, bassist Steve Gomes, and drummer Robb Stupka. The group's earthy yet silken sound is augmented by a four-piece horn section, a hip-pocket chorus of background vocalists, and storied guitarist Robben Ford, who guests on two tracks.
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