Monday, April 1, 2013

St. Paul and the Broken Bones - Broken Bones and Pocket Change

Feels Like: Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Charles Bradley

Not often does someone come along that can sing lik St. Paul frontman Paul Janeway. While soul thowback bands are a dime-a-dozen, not many hold a light to the real thing. While St. Paul and the Broken Bones are certainly a thowback, they are far from a throwaway. Two syllables into the song, "Broken Bones and Pocket Change" and you know what you're dealing with. This is true soul delivered straight up, emotions laid out on the table. And the guy is a showman; getting down on his knees to bring the song home. Saw this band on Saturday and am already waiting on their return. You can grab their debut EP here.