The Upful LIFE Podcast- Episode 043: NIGEL HALL (keys/vox: Lettuce, Jon Cleary, ex-The Nth Power) + ‘The Joe Clark Mixtape’

Episode 043 welcomes DC-born, NOLA-based NIGEL HALL (Lettuce, Jon Cleary, ex-The Nth Power) to the show for an hour-plus Vulcan Mind Probe. Nige has been a friend for about a dozen years, and I’ve written extensively about his musical exploits, so this convergence was a very long time in the making. The extremely gifted, Grammy-nominated keyboardist/vocalist – singer/songwriter keeps a lot of artistic irons in the fire. Nigel’s dropping sophomore solo LP Spiritual on May 14, 2021

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SOSMP ‘Funky Mardi Gras Maskerade’ Revisited: Oteil Burbridge, Dumpstaphunk & Paul Levine

Recent Suwannee LIVE Drive-In events, such as the Funky Mardi Gras “Mask”erade, are successful first steps toward the return to days of thousands coming together in close proximity and high jubilation.

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YANCEY TAUGHT ME: Examining The Life, Legacy, & Genius Of J Dilla [B.Getz on L4LM]

When discussing the life and times of the late J Dilla, it’s difficult to avoid dipping into hagiography. But the producer born James Dewett Yancey was truly a king among men.

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The Upful LIFE Podcast- Ep.041: ALFRED HOWARD (spoken word-lyricist-vocalist) / TALIA KEYS (guitarist-singer-songwriter)

Welcome San Diego’s prodigal poet/songwriter/vocalist ALFRED HOWARD and SLC’s badass firebrand TALIA KEYS to Episode 041 of The Upful LIFE Podcast! Placing the spotlight on a pair of phenomenal underground artists, each carving out their own path with purpose, ingenuity, and verve.

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Upful Life’s 20 Favorite Records of 2020: Quarantine Deep Dive 365 [Reviews/Playlist]

20 favorite records reviewed, 20 more album recs, plus a smattering of singles and live sh*t. A collection of works that resonated with me most, during this complex, confounding revolution around the sun.

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