RIYL: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Label: Soul Step Records

Deep in the heart of Cincinnati, there’s a soulful, funky jazz sextet with enough raw energy to burn the stylus off your turntables.  Meet Krystal Peterson & The Queen City Band.

While Peterson’s multi-octave vocal range is enough to get your blood pumping, she’s also backed by an entourage of talent from brass to beats.  The Queen City Band could easily back Sharon Jones’ sultry chops or Black Joe Lewis’ garage funk licks, but Krystal Peterson has enough wind in her pipes to level every skyscraper in Cincinnati, so they’ve got their work cut out for them.

Soul Step Records has 100 copies of the group’s very first 7″, so grab one for your budding soul and funk collection.  You know that part of your shelf is way too barren, so cut the crap.  Listen to the chooglin’ A-side below and check out the B-side after the ‘buy’ link.

The Details

On September 4th, Soul Step Records releases the first in their “Cincy Brewers Series.” This vinyl release series will pair Soul Step Records, a Cincinnati brewery, and a Cincinnati musical artist together to create an evening where music and local craft beer will come together to celebrate their shared home, local art, and culture.

Like any Soul Step release, there will be 100 special limited edition vinyl with the remainder pressed on standard black vinyl. The limited edition vinyl will be a a split-color half purple and half red vinyl.

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Price $8

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