Kudos on a pheneomenal feature Wesley!!
I always feel that Vogel sometimes gets lost in the shuffle, but he is such an integral part of the Galacticfunk gumbo...the new record, and the band in general, are on freaking FIYAH!!
The last 3 Galactic shows were some of the best I have ever seen!! and I probably have seen them 30-40 times since 1998...Bear Creek and Lundi Gras at Tips were almost a reinvention of the band I once knew. after Ruckus, Houseman's departure,
and then Corner to the Block, I was decidedly on the fence with this band...
the addition of Boe Money is hard to overstate... his energy and
NOLA vibes mesh so well with the Galactic undercurrent. and their material, esp the new stuff, is in a league of its own. their sound, and style, are
now SO ORIGINAL and SO FRESH and EXCITING... they are officially a genre of their own.
I cannot stress how impressed I am with the whole Galactic production at this point in their career. The new album, the latest tours, and the continuity built from a steady lineup and an obvious group friendship that supercedes the 'job'.
keep on keepin on, fellas, and see ya at Jazzfest. ya-ka-may!!