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Bay Area soul and blues by The Monophonics

Bay Area soul and blues by The Monophonics


The San Fransisco Bay Area is home to some great blues and folk musicians. Like Jesse Fuller  who wrote his hit song “San Fransisco Bay Blues” and K.C. Douglas wit his hit ” Mercury Blues”. In line with the heritage of Fuller and Douglas as Bay Area citizen you will also like Soul and Blues inspired band Monophonics who deliver some of the finest modern soul and blues around the world.

Since the Monophonics started in 2005 they have released several  albums. Two of those albums are avialable on bandcamp Into The Infrasounds, released in September 2010 and  Sound of Sinning in April 2015. Listen to it here..

Monophonics Influences

If you listen to this San Francisco based band you’ll hear multiple genres, styles and grooves. You could see them as a big cocktail with liquor from  great soul acts like Al Green and Little Johnny Taylor. On the other hand the  psychedelic sound of the 60’s and 70’s. Bands such as The Zombies, The Beatles, Beach Boys and Pink Floyd.

“Can’t leave it Alone”  is a song that fits perfect in the repertoire of Dr. John, this groovy New Orleans like blues song swings as hell and kicks of with some great harmonica. On the other hand you will find songs like ” Sound of Sinning” in the Monophonics repertoire, which contain soulfull vocals and deep melodies.

Sounds Like:  | Memphis Soul | Vintage Trouble | Dirty Gentleman | Little Johnny Taylor | Johnny Adams

Photo Credit: By Kevingoesrawr (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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