Chapter: SOUL

Chapter: SOUL with Andy Squint in The Crown

The latest innovation in New Orleans funk, Chapter:SOUL is a project from bandleader and tenor saxophonist Calvin Johnson, Jr. and features a modern four-piece funk and soul band. The idea for Chapter:SOUL first struck Johnson after a long tour with New Orleans’ famous Dirty Dozen Brass Band and a conversation with sousaphonist Kirk Joseph.

Realizing the time was ripe for fresh ideas in the New Orleans sound, Johnson joined forces with Kashonda Bailey (organ, keyboards, and synths), Terry Scott, Jr. (drums and pads), and Julius McKee (sousaphone) to from a new band with a brand new sound – something Johnson would later call “NOLA future soul.” Together, they would use a blend of street brass and bounce rhythms to create original compositions and reimagine soul/jazz classics.

So far, Chapter:SOUL has toured extensively through the American west, south, and southeast. Their first mixtape, The Bible: Book I , dropped in October 2016.

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Andy Squint is a singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and educator. Playing guitar and harmonica in his virtuosic solo show he has opened for many national touring acts including Robert Cray.  While working as a sideman on guitar Andy has performed with blues greats such as Henry Gray (Howlin’ Wolf band), Chris Thomas King, Kenny Neal, and Washboard Chaz. He currently works with the Gate City Divas, Big Bump and the Stun Gunz and fronts a side project The Zydeco Rouxsters where he plays accordion and rubboard. In the studio Andy has produced two CDs of his original songs (Goin’ to the Racetrack, Down By the River) and appeared as a guest slide guitarist on Larry Garner’s track “Someplace for Evil” (Here Today Gone Tomorrow). From his first performance at the age of six, Andy has continued to entertain audiences across the country. Like the bluesmen of days gone by, Andy has lived in many states over the years. He is now based in High Point, North Carolina, where he teaches private lessons and participates in Blues in the Schools programs.

 

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