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Freesound

Monterey, California, United States | INDIE

Monterey, California, United States | INDIE
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"Adam Crowe, lead guitarist for rock band Freesound, believes in giving back to the Earth by sharing love and knowledge through music, & art. He says "No one person or thing can save the world but music can help us save ourselves from the world." Freesound are heaviJy influenced by the Psychedelic jamming of the 1960s, which, to them, was a period of peace, love, good vibes, people in motion, and experimentation. They believe they're "preserving that culture, building on that energy." FreeSound's message is one of rebirth, and they are looking for like-minded individuals who want to become involved. They see a lot of good energy in the world, but it's scattered, and they want to help draw it together. "FreeSound played on. The audience wanted more and the band happily complied. By the end of their 10 encores the sky was dark, with a half-moon silhouetting trees high on the ridge. "
- editor, Russian River Monthly - editor, Russian River Monthly


"For a true traditional approach to blues and extraordinary guitar picking look no further than Adam Crowe. He is a walking time machine taking you back to the core of blues with every track. When seen live his music and voice set a mood that is undeniable, and he plays for the listener not himself. Adam Crowe is a true blessing to music."
- Adam Palumbo- CEO of Dulce Records LLC, podcast
- Adam Palumbo, CEO. of Dulce Records- podcast


"Marathon Band "The folks in reggae/rock band FreeSound are making quite a name for themselves locally. Diana Ballantyne, manager of Big Sur's Fernwood Bar, says that she let the group play on the roadhouse's back deck a few months ago. She says the band exceeded everyone's expectations by playing a jaw-dropping seven-hour set of tight reggae and rock numbers. Apparently, the crowd would not let the guys leave and cars passing by on Highway 1 swerved into Fernwood's parking lot after catching a whiff of FreeSound's music." "
- Stuart Thornton, Monterey County Weekly (Sep 22, 2005)

- Monterey County Weekly Sept. 22, 2005 Stuart Thornton


"The Music Soared! "FreeSound's live performance was beyond words- the music "soared". There was an energy, a spirit, a soul that permeated the air and had the audience absorbed in the vibe. Many in the audience had been to the Russian River Blues festival and were quick to comment that this band gave out more soul and heart than many of the artists that performed that day at the festival"."
- Adam Palumbo, Pres. of Dulce Records, podcast (Jun 18, 0006)
- Adam Palumbo, Pres. of Dulce Records podcast June 18,2006


Discography

Freesound Rock - 2006 - Earth Unity

1. Wildest Place
2. Honey Babe
3. Ocean of Dreams
4. Shades of Blue
5. Watermelon Lover
6. One is All
7. Little Girl
8. Lovely Bright Yellow
9. Yours & Mine
10. Blue Moons of Saturn
11. Land of Love

Roots Is...- 2003- Earth Unity

1. She Can't be Satisfied
2. Shine on Me
3. Black Rider
4. One Bright Day
5. Up We Go
6. Magic Wall
7. Infinite Ocean
8. Evil Moon
9. Sweet Soul Music
10. Carry On
11. Dream Upon a Misty Sea

Mango Man ( roots reggae )-2009- Earth Unity

1. Good & Evil
2. Soul Rockers
3. Children of Zion
4. Sweet Sensi
5. Mystic Rastaman
6. Right Track
7. Mango Man
8. Most High
9. Going to the Sky
10. Noah & The Ark

Cosmic Sailors- 2001 -Earth Unity

1. New Horizon
2. Doodaah Man
3. Lonely Streets
4. Who Do We Fool
5. Deepwater Blues
6. Eyes of Day
7. Ghost Dance
8. Spoken True

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Bio

FreeSound, is a 6 to 8 piece blues rock n funk band. Their unique and visionary original music, blends styles and sounds that include funky grooves, roots reggae, rock n' blues and soul psychedelia. The band is # 1 on the blues charts (Reverb Radio) in their hometown, Monterey CA, home of the Monterey Bay Blues Festival.

Freesound's original music is a reminder of what great bands & musicians strive to keep alive, artists like like Jimi Hendrix, Ben Harper, Robert Randolph, & Red Hot Chili Peppers, ----a healthy dose of Funk, Soul, and Rock n' Roll carefully melded into a potent brew.The core songwriters are the Crowe/ Batlin duo.

Freesound gives an energetic crowd-pleasing performance. It's hard for anyone not to get up and move along to the lively music- their song "Freesound Show" says it all- "It's time to "boogie". Part of the band's tightness stems from the fact they all went to school together and have been sharing musical interests and jamming for over a decade. This has created a brotherhood in their music that allows them to write, create and perform in a pure and natural way.

*Keith Batlin, the lead vocalist of the group is able to mold his voice to Robert Plant, Bob Marley, or Al Green without straining. From the honey sweet sounds of "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" to the smokin' sounds of "Shotgun", sit back and enjoy the ride.

*Lead guitarist Adam Crowe blends styles of Hendrix, Clapton, and Page, with his own heart-giving approach. He has been called by guitar great/ entertainer Charo- "one of the best guitarists around today"

*The group’s dynamics is rounded out by a great melting jam pot of sound including tenor saxophone, trombone, stellar vocal harmonies, awesome percussion, and funky keys.

* The band has performed some 980 shows over a 8 year period, developing a strong regional presence in the West, Northwest and Mountain regions.

* They have performed at major festivals, fairs, and college campuses and at top venues up to 1500 capacity including The Big Easy, Roseland Theater, Last Day Saloon, Sweetwater Saloon, Crystal Ballroom, and Jazzbones.

* They have supported major national and international acts, including national blues legend Norton Buffalo, international artists Clinton Fearon, Israel Vibrations, The Itals, Pato Banton, Bambu Station, Mikey Dread, and Culture

This band is ready for whatever the universe brings.