An arctic cold front has settled over Dallas this weekend and I was preparing to pour a glass of wine and chill by the fire. Then I came across the new release from Roxy Roca called Ain’t Nothin’ Fancy. Come to find out that they are play Dallas on Friday and I’m trying to figure out how to dance in a parka.
This Austin based band can really tear a house down. Between their sonic blast of the horns, the thumping beat of the rhythm section, and the soulful vocals of Taye Cannon you just cannot help but to get up and dance. Just watching the videos for Love Maker DeVille (above) and Try My Love makes you feel foolish watching your screen when there’s a party like this going on somewhere.
Bio from The Roxy Roca Website:
Austin, TX-based ROXY ROCA is a powerhouse of southern soul, stirring up your spirit with a gritty and infectious sound influenced as much by soul and funk legends of the late 60s like James Brown, Joe Tex, and Al Green as by early rock ‘n’ roll pioneers like Chubby Checker and Little Richard and early 70s psychedelic funk rockers like War and Sly and the Family Stone. Formed in late 2010, the band quickly developed a reputation for getting a room on its feet and in motion with a sound that has been described as Dynamite Texas Soul — driving, horn-powered southern soul with a certain explosiveness and swagger that is distinctly Texas.
Taye Cannon – Lead Vocals
Charlie Babis – Guitar
Erik Muench – Bass
Austin Johanning – Trumpet
P. Michael Hayes – Trombone