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Southern California’s Slightly Stoopid recruited many friends to appear in the video for “Stay The Same (Prayer For You)” off their forthcoming ‘Everyday Life, Everyday People’ album.
Listen to Tribal Seeds and reggae great Don Carlos’s “Blood Clot” off the band’s new album – Representing.
About Don Carlos
Don Carlos’s given birth name is Euvin Spencer. He was born on June 29th 1952 in the Waterhouse district of Kingston, Jamaica, where he lives to this day. During his youth, Waterhouse was a town where everyone carried a gun, a town when by 6:00 PM not even the Sunset Taxi would enter the Trench, as it came to be known and Don was one of the few who could walk the street at any time of the night. He has 13 children living throughout Jamaica, London, New York and California.
In 1965, Don Carlos made his premier recording at the Federal Studios on Marcus Garvey Drive in Kingston. International exposure started in 1983 when local DJ, Ken Williams had Carlos, along with Reggae artists Ika Mouse and Chalice, play to thousands at an event for Hunters College in Manhattan, New York. Since then his music tours have taken him throughout Africa, Europe, South America, the United States and many Islands in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Carlos tells us that the, “inspiration for my music has been the world that I’ve traveled where I have connected with the people I’ve met and found cultural understanding. One’s message must be important; this is my path of Evolution.” Don is optimistic and caring, always reminding listeners to “respect every time!”
The JamBase 20th Anniversary 20 For 20 series continues with a list of 20 Fan Sites launched in the past 20 years.
Spafford released audio from their recent show at The Bluebird in Bloomington, Indiana which featured two completely improvised sets just in time for this week’s ‘Full Show Friday’ column.
Midnight North shared a new single, “Long View,” and detailed their creative process from writing to recording.
The Avett Brothers added a few dates to their 2020 spring tour.
Livetronica trio The New Deal added a handful of tour dates to their 2020 winter tour.