new orleans artist john michael rouchell, who you may know better as the main man behind my name is john michael, has a new ep coming out on april 27 entitled the seperation ep. i loved his work with his previous band, and i dont see that love stopping with this solo work. oh, and he’s releasing two more ep’s this year under his full name – all of which i am sure i will be talking about. first listen to this song was a bit taken aback, cause its quite different than his my name is… stuff. a little back information about myself, i grew up on r&b and bands like the eagles, creedence, etc. admittedly, i am still a closet fan of some r&b stuff, i cant help it. anyway, after speaking to john, briefly, he stated he wanted to create something resembling a cross tween prince, bill withers, dj premier and the zombies. cant recommend this enough, dig it!
you can grab the track for free via his site and if you are in new orleans or mobile, al he’s playing a few shows.
apr 20 fortier fest new orleans
apr 27 new orleans jazz & heritage festival new orleans
apr 27 wzew road to the hangout mobile, al
may 01 hi-ho lounge new orleans