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NYC Funk-Jam Band Gridline Release Debut Album 'Soul Brew'

On Friday (9/22), New York City funk meets jam-band--GRIDLINE--released their debut full-length album, Soul Brew. Through an intent to record everything live to tape, GRIDLINE's Soul Brew recreates the essence of a live band; a sound they honed through countless late night sets performing at after-hours clubs around New York City. WATCH THE "LOVELY LADY" MUSIC VIDEO HERE

GRIDLINE says of the process: "There was never a musical idea or potential collaboration dreamed up during the making of this record that felt out of reach or unattainable. The question wasn't if an idea was possible, but instead how we would work to make it happen."

Five years in the making, GRIDLINE continues to captivate audiences with their high-octane blend of funk, soul, and rock and roll. Their upcoming full-length debut album, Soul Brew, is a culminating snapshot of a live band in motion. The eight original songs on the record developed over years of performing late night sets as the house band of NYC's historic club, The Bitter End. The album also features notable contributions from established members of the extended GRIDLINE family, including vocalist Corey Glover (Living Colour), Kim Miller (The Skatalites), Joel Thome (Frank Zappa), Mike Soprano (Streetlight Manifesto), and the Scorchio Quartet (David Bowie). As the extended musical family continues to grow along with the music, the record feels much larger than the five core members of the band--extending further into the underground community of funk music in New York City.

Featured in Relix Magazine as up-and-coming artists, the band has been nationally recognized as something of a rarity in today's music scene. With members of varying ages and experiences, each musician contributes to a diverse sound that is equal parts energetic and refined. The band has opened for artists such as Iggy Azalea, Galactic, Max Creek, Kung Fu, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, and The Nigel Hall Band, and continues to set their sights higher and higher.

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