486 shows in 7 years. That’s how many shows the Mighty Souls Brass Band had played at the moment all of our lives were turned upside down by COVID-19! Think about that! It’s an extraordinary amount of time to spend creating with others and it is a beautiful, precious thing!
It is interesting when you spend years performing music with a bunch of fantastic musicians and it suddenly just comes to a halt. It takes days, weeks, months to come to terms with it. So far its been nearly 6 months and there’ve only been a smattering of performances that’ve actually happened in that time. Sure, we could be playing more but honestly we’ve turned down more than we’ve played because it just hasn’t been safe or responsible to perform together in most cases.
But you know what? It’s okay. We’re going to get to play music together again. And we’re discovering new ways to perform together again right now. I look around and see this extended family of musicians that I’m a part of and what they’re doing in the midst of this incredibly difficult time to connect with each other and to connect with you, the audience, and I couldn’t be more inspired... more credits released September 4, 2020
Tracks 4, 6, 7 recorded at Lafayette’s Music Room, Memphis, TN 18.04.24 Track 3 recorded at Lafayette’s Music Room, Memphis, TN 18.07.24 Track 1 recorded in Memphis, TN 2019 Tracks 2, 5 recorded at the Green Room, Memphis, TN 19.11.20 Track 8 recorded in Memphis, TN 2020 while “sheltering in place”
All Tracks Produced by Sean Murphy except: “People Over Profits” Produced by Paul Taylor & Sean Murphy
All Tracks Recorded, Mixed, & Mastered by Erik Flettrich except: “People Over Profits” Recorded & Mixed by Paul Taylor. Mastered by Paul Taylor & Erik Flettrich. “Gourmet Thunder” Recorded by Greg Fallis, Tom Link, Sean Murphy, Gerald Stephens; & Paul Taylor. Mixed by Sean Murphy. Mastered by Sean Murphy & Erik Flettrich.