The second studio album from Snarky Puppy, The World is Getting Smaller features two live drummers (Rob Avsharian and Steve Pruitt) panned left and right (as well as a guest appearance from master percussionist Jose Aponté), and marks a compositional departure from The Only Constant. It was recorded as most of the band was leaving college at the University of North Texas in 2007.
The idea isn't bad, the result is rather convincing, and the added incentive is enough to make The Road Back Home a worthy addition to a Flower Kings fan's collection, but do read on, because you should know what you're getting. This two-CD set is a compilation album – a theme compilation album, in fact…
A small provincial town is buzzing with excitement: the town's most illustrious son, a world-famous opera singer, is coming home. Meanwhile, Sebastian, a kitchen boy who is as good as married, falls head over heels in love with the new maid, Maria. Their love affair, along with rumours that the opera singer and the kitchen boy are related, turns the town upside down, threatening to ruin everyone's high expectations and the opera singer's triumphant return.
Legendary Gulf Coast guitarist Philip Walker got his first big break back in the early '50s as a member of Zydeco king Clifton Chenier's band. in 1959 he made the move to Los Angeles where he remained since accumalated a sizeable catalog including recordings for Alligator, Black Top, JSP and Hightone Records. on his Delta Groove debut Phillip explores the rich history of Lousiana, Texas and the West coast covering classic material by Lowell FUlson, Ray Charles, Lightnin Hopkns, Lonesome Sundown and many more.