Where to Begin With Adam Neely (YouTube music theorist) by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

WHERE TO BEGIN WITH… Adam Neely (YouTube music theorist)

Excellent news for the world of curiosity and musical enlightenment: Adam Neely and his videos just passed the 1M subscribers mark on YouTube. Numbers are numbers, and there’s another reason why Adam Neely is joining the Where to Begin With… club today.

Long story short, I tried to have fun at conservatories twice in my life. Always failed. If I humbly consider enjoying a decent level of musicianship, Adam Neely managed to transform the way I have lunch. Weird connection. Let me explain. 

My keyboard coexists with my plate, and my computer overheats at the sole idea of running Google Chrome and my favorite DAW app at the same time. Watching Adam Neely’s videos made me feel like discovering music again. This knowing that my initial discovery of jazz was one of the few real milestones of my life.

E m o t i o n. But not only.

Now comes the time to enjoy our guide to Adam Neely in 3 videos and 6 adjectives.

For those needing more context, this guide has no biographical motive, but you can check Adam’s Wikipedia page.

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Interview of Laila Biali by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

ITW #15 – Laila Biali (jazz, ‘Out of Dust’, out now)

Jazz has always been Slow Culture’s forte. That being said, vocal jazz never really got our full attention. But that was before Laila Biali’s single Sugar hit our inbox on a rainy morning.

At that time, we din’t believe that the whole album would stay in our playlist for long. Little did we know! We will review ‘Out of Dust’ – Laila Biali’s eighth album – next week.

To cure our wait (and hopefully, yours!), we’re delighted and honored to publish today the interview we did with The Artist Formerly Known As Laila Biali.

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Where to begin with Stevie Wonder by Marc Louis-Boyard for Slow Culture

WHERE TO BEGIN WITH… Stevie Wonder (best performances)

Stevie Wonder (born 1950 in Saginaw, Michigan) is everywhere in our culture, and is here to stay.  His performances too! Who could pretend they ever had a major life moment (or even several ones) in which Stevie’s music wasn’t present?

Let’s not insult your intelligence: this article is not the occasion to make you discover his music, but to broaden your horizons and enrich your relationship with its music and humanitythe live way.

Let’s get enchanted (once again, before next time).

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Aoife Nessa Frances - Land of No Junction album review by Slow Culture

ALBUM REVIEW #17 – Aoife Nessa Frances, Land of No Junction

After a deserved highlight on Bandcamp, Irish musician Aoife Nessa Frances released the highly anticipated Land of No Junction (Ba Da Bing Records) on January 17th 2019. Cian Nugent co-produced the album, and the work released is beyond our expectations for a first!

If you liked the sense of intimacy given by Jennah Barry’s Holiday or the musicality of Jason McMahon’s Odd West (out this Friday), you’re in the right place! Thus, don’t change that channel.

Land of No Junction is a beautiful and rich tragedy. In the noble and literary sense. Here are our thoughts on this release that added a lot of magic in the beginning of this year.

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Jennah Barry Holiday Album Review Slow Culture

ALBUM REVIEW #13 – Jennah Barry, Holiday (March 2020)

From the presse release: “On the south shore of Nova Scotia, in a house she helped build, Jennah Barry wrote, arranged, and recorded the songs that comprise Holiday (via Forward Music Group). Holiday follows her first album, Young Men (listen here). Jennah collaborated with Colin Nealis, her “greatest musical partner”—and partner in life.”

This album is beaming with beautiful intimacy, sweetness and joy. Just as we said on Facebook: Jennah Barry’s Holiday is the warm Winter blanket you want to snuggle up with. Or the Spring sunrays you want to bathe in. The release date is March, but this review includes three songs (Roller Disco, The Real Moon and Pink Grey Blue) to keep your merry spirit on waiting.

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Stevie Ray Vaughan portrait slow culture

TUESDAY MUSEDAY – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Almost thirty years after his death in a helicopter accident, Stevie Ray Vaughan’s legacy seems untouched. SRV’s music keeps on inspiring and motivating young and advanced guitar players on their journey to soulful music playing and mastery. But that’s not all.

As John Mayer rightfully expressed while introducing the Dallas-born music prodigy at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Stevie’s music is “a rage without the anger, it’s devotional”. How could a blues player have such an impact in roughly eight years of fame?

Here are our answers !

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