Mixtape: Standout Bay Area Funk, Soul, and R&B Artists

http://media.libsyn.com/media/thebaybridged/Funk_Soul_RandB_Mix.mp3 Download: Mixtape: Standout Bay Area Funk, Soul, and R&B Artists (Podcast #409) This episode first appeared on KQED.org. The legacy of groups like Sly & the Family Stone and Tower of Power may loom large, but the the Bay Area has a wealth of emerging local funk, soul, and R&B acts that draw from a wide variety of sounds to craft exciting works. To be sure, you can hear influences of Bay Area classics in bands like the ascendant Con Brio, now bringing their energetic live sets to festivals around the world, and Monophonics, a group crafting music layered [...]

Premiere: The lush R&B of William Robert’s “Parachute”

New SF label Text Me Records emerged out of Different Fur Studios with a slew of releases earlier this year, and today we're premiering their latest: a new single from Bay Area R&B artist William Robert. "Parachute" is a lush, inviting song, with inventive production encompassing Robert's soulful declarations of love. The new track is the third in a series of weekly releases from the singer, who previously played football with the Detroit Lions. But back to the music: this song will surely make you want to catch up on Robert's other recently released tracks, which we've included below. https://soundcloud.com/williamrobertempire/hold-me [...]

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