THE DYNAMITES FEATURING CHARLES WALKER
"Can You Feel It"
Live At BT59
2008 BÈGLES, BORDEAUX
music by www.myspace.com/thedynamitesband
programmed by www.allezlesfilles.com
video rec by www.cinema-rock.com www.myspace.com/katthelambcinemarock
A furious and unrelenting barrage of stripped-down, rhythmic R&B and swinging soul, Kaboom! is the aptly titled full-length debut by Nashville funk band The Dynamites. Bill Elder (a.k.a. Leo Black) is the troupes founder, bandleader, guitarist, primary composer, arranger, and producer. Hes the one keeping everything so damn tight here. But he insists that it is, not he, but his lead singer who is given special billing in the groups name: The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker.
For soul veteran Walker, finding songwriter Bill Elder has been an epiphany. More importantly, hes found in Elder a songwriter that writes for his voice. This stands in sharp contrast to the days when he was asked to record songs whether they inspired him or not. I didnt have the songs that I felt were right for me. Now I can pick and choose the songs I want to do. When I was with Chess and Decca I did what they wanted me to do. The result being that Walker is more relaxed and at ease in the studio. I feel so confident now. I can remember being under so much pressure to try and get a hit record. Now Im just in there doing what I like to do.
The Dynamites reignited Walkers spark and pushed the versatile vocalist to sing the hardest, grittiest funk hes ever made. The bands dynamic live show has already gained them opening slots for Galactic and Widespread Panic as well as appearances at Bonnaroo and the Austin City Limits festival. Critical acclaim for Kaboom! continues to pour in. The fuse is lit and The Dynamites are set to explode! www.myspace.com/thedynamitesband