How about a tasty slice of sweet, sweet retro soul….think Curtis, Marvin, Reverend Al, Charles Bradley…..
A gorgeous string and brass-soaked, laid back soul cut preaching a mission for peace. Amen to that.
Alan Evans drops the second single by his alter-ego Crushed Velvet & the Velveteers, “As Far As We Know”, featuring Brother GoodLove. Out now digitally.
Sounding more like a lost Hi-Records/Sue/Soul City Records track from the 60s or 70s, than what it is; a superb 2020 production.
We now bring you the brand-new video to accompany the track, directed by Samuel Hall.
The track also features Darby Wolf on piano, Alex Lee-Clark and Brian Thomas on the horns, Ryan Hommel on acoustic baritone guitar and Cynthia Tolson on the strings. Alan plays everything else, the clever old sausage!
The follow-up to first single “Good Thang feat. Kim Dawson”, which was released in June. Crushed Velvet & The Velveteers album on its way.
Crushed Velvet & the Velveteers is the alter-ego of multi-instrumentalist / songwriter / studio engineer and producer Alan Evans, who is also co-founder of the band Soulive.
In 2008, while Soulive was on a break from touring, Alan spent most of his time recording and mixing bands from around the world in his US recording studio.
“On my days off, I would go into the studio and just play guitar. Before I knew it, I had a batch of songs that I knew weren’t Soulive songs. It seemed I had an album on the way, but I didn’t want to put it out as Alan Evans.
“So, I came up with Crushed Velvet & the Velveteers. I record a lot of music on my own playing different instruments, but I feel like I have a different personality on guitar, bass, drums, etc. Crushed Velvet is my guitar player alter-ego”.
Alan, released the first Crushed Velvet & the Velveteers album “The Big One”, in May 2011 as a concept movie soundtrack album.
Since then he has gone on to release several albums with Soulive, the Alan Evans Trio and Matador Soul Sounds – as well as starting the label Vintage League Music.