Davy Knowles – Gotta Leave (2014)


Davy Knowles is the full package – a little known, ridiculously talented guitar player, with a bluesy soulful voice that sounds like it’s been drowning in liquor and cigarettes for many more than his 27 years of life. He writes his own music, can wail as well as he can shred, dabbles in mandolin, and has opened for/toured with Joe Satriani, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, and my dude Warren Haynes, not to mention recording an album produced by Peter Frampton. Here’s my favourite track off his debut album (originally recorded with his band Back Door Slam), a searing blues number called Gotta Leave.

- EW

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood – Sham Time (2014)


MSMW is back with a new full-length in September. Paste Mag has an early review of “Sham Time” – Dare I say, “It’s Clam Time?” – Aaron Terkel

This MSMW track is straight fire. MMW is good enough on their own but once you add sco to the mix, things get real juicy. This quartet brings the heat consistently and this track makes me way too excited for the new album. -MB

Tauk – Carpentino’s Rebirth (2013)


Tauk (pronounced like montauk) is a smaller group, they’re a four piece completely instrumental band, that I heard on Jam_ON. They’re sick. Some crazy grooves, then they can be spacey too. I heard “In The Basement of The Alamo” on the radio, then looked them up online. This is my favorite song by them, “Carpentino’s Rebirth.” They’re really talented. Check em out! -Justin Max Morris

Saw these guys play at Great South Bay Music Festival a few years ago when they were just getting their footing. They are getting better and better and have a unique sound that i really like. If you can handle no vocals and pure jazz-funk-prog-jam these guys definitely fuse it all together. -MB

The Diplomats – I Wanna Be Your Lady


at this point this song is 10 years old, but it still sounds like a song that could have came out last week. Off the album Diplomatic Immunity 2, cam’ron and J.R Writer from Harlem in the track with¬† and this is the song of das week for me. killa cam’ aka killa clam BONG