Monday, May 31, 2010
Mayer Hawthorne 3/10/10
There is a new funky Motown soul thing going on right now and it's pretty good. I got to check out the excellent live set from Mayer Hawthorne at the Rock And Roll Hotel after missing him last October. To place his sound I would say he's a white John Legend with a serious 60s fetish. He and his band played most of his album "A Strange Arrangement" while getting the crowd pumped for his uptempo jams and his slow standards. While a soul artist would normally run you into the mid $50 range this new comer was a modest twelve bucks, making the price as nostalgic as the sound.