The Rock and Roll Report Focus is on Winslow

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There are several ways of dealing with your past: You can run from it, deny it, accept it and move on, or you can learn from it and let it help shape your future. That is just what Kent, OH band Winslow has done with the time the band spent as a cover band that played soul music. It was this time that helped shape the band’s ability to write original soul music.

The band consists of Maurice Martin on vocals, Matt Tieman on saxophone, Curtis Tate on keys, Neal Campbell on guitar, Brian Robertson on bass, and Justin Hofmann on drums. It is this band that has just released their first full-length album entitled “Crazy Kind of Love”. “Crazy Kind of Love” is one of the rare recordings that you don’t find anymore: new soul album.

While you can find many fine vintage albums from the likes of Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, and many other artists that have already made their mark on the music industry, you rarely hear of new artists taking their shot at trying to create the next new sound in the soul genre. Winslow has not only decided to try to make the next generation soul album, they have succeeded.

To say that Winslow’s style is old school soul would be wrong: the band has not gone the way of the past, they have taken the soul genre and combined it with rock and funk to create a new and exciting twist on the old genre. The band’s new album, “Crazy Kind of Love,” features 10 songs of great writing and playing by a band that has taken its time to learn to create something new, something different that will have people talking once the band gets some well-deserved publicity for their album that does more than just help revitalize the soul genre, it kicks it to the next level.
While the album as a whole is a great listening experience, some of the stand out tracks include: Move On, Side Show, Tango Between the Lines, and the album’s title track, Crazy Kind of Love.

If you are a fan of soul music, this is one album you must check out. The time spent listening to the album will be well worth it.
To check out Winslow and their music, go to www.winslowsoul.com. Also visit their MySpace account at www.myspace.com/winslowsoul. Also, go to the website for the band’s label, FTF Records at www.ftfrecords.com.

Matheson Kamin

WINSLOW: Crazy Kind of Love
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