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Jun
27
Vinyl Soup @ Zazoo's Bar and Grill

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Mar
08
Vinyl Soup @ Hideaway Saloon

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Mar
07
Vinyl Soup @ Stanley's Pub

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

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Vinyl Soup - Chasing Yesterday
Written by Samuel Barker

Calm grooves, that is the best way I can describe this album. Though there is a lot going on throughout each song, the songs are laid back blending jazzy guitar riffs, psychedelic keyboard and a grooving rhythm section. This album is a solid effort.



This band is someone you would expect to see in hip coffee shop or lounge putting out music groove to while searching for someone to dance with. The instrumentals flow, the vocals groove with the music.



Yeah, I'm overusing the word groove in this, but that's what this music is all about. It's not funk, it's not rock, it's not jazz, it's groove.



Rating: B+

- Samuel Barker/www.reviewstation.com



Eclectic influences... Jazz/Funk ideas...phrasing.. from Zappa to Donald Fagan... good playing lads. Live feel, arrangements are a plus... Liquid guitar. Smooth suitcase Rhodes... I have a feeling this came out just as you intended it to... have you tried local radio down there? It can't all be country in TN! first rate playing. keep gigging,,writing...
- Reviewer: Taxi - The World's Leading Independent A&R Company


Vinyl Soup - Chasing Yesterday - Creek Slide Records - CSR-1001


"Nashville’s Vinyl Soup provides solid proof that jam rock is far from dead. You can hear a decided influence from Phish, but they interject their own feel into the music. The jazzy “Front Door,� the laid back funk groove of “Fog� and the sly muddy blues ballad “In and Out of Touch� prove that they use their influences primarily as roots to grow vines that yield their own tasty fruit. Great instrumental chops and soulful vocals help simmer this delicious soup." -Music Morsels


Mark Waterbury P.O. Box 2760 Acworth, GA 30102

- Music Morsels


VINYL SOUP "Chasing Yesterday
Creek Slide Records 1001, 2003

"Funking Groovy! This Nashville-based band adds all the elements of creative progressive rock with a smooth blend of blues to some top-of-the-hat lyrics. A few of the tunes are slightly redundant in the progression, but overall this band has great promise!"


by Rick Strader, Nashville Sun, March 2004


- The Nashville Sun/Rick Strader


VINYL SOUP "Chasing Yesterday" CD 2003


The music: a very "musical", easy and smooth mixture of jazz, folk, blues, reggae, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, funk, latin and other things (ah! and also progressive rock). There are not brusque angles in the dull forms of their music in spite of all the impossible turns; rock music but with a tranquil rarity and a zappaesque humour. The only problem may be that precisely due to the fact that their music is so smooth and tending predominantly to calm, sometimes it can seem lineal (specially in the calmed passages), but I would say it only seems...


North American band, debut CD www.vinylsoup.com
Label: CREEK SLIDE RECORDS.
GLOBAL GRADE: 8/10
Review by Héctor Noble Fernández
- She Divine and Existence Libertine


VINYL SOUP "Chasing Yesterday
Creek Slide Records 1001, 2003

"Funking Groovy! This Nashville-based band adds all the elements of creative progressive rock with a smooth blend of blues to some top-of-the-hat lyrics. A few of the tunes are slightly redundant in the progression, but overall this band has great promise!"


by Rick Strader, Nashville Sun, March 2004


- The Nashville Sun/Rick Strader


Discography

Vinyl Soup - 'Chasing Yesterday'
featuring the radio hits! "Lightfuse", "Mr. Jello", "Cold Jaded Jane" and "In and Out of Touch"
released 2003 on Creek Slide Records
Published by Mumbly Toe Music, BMI

Vinyl Soup - 'Brandon and Travis'
released 2008 on Creek Slide Records
Published by Mumbly Toe Music, BMI

Vinyl Soup - 'Mr. Blue Shield' - single
released 2011 on Creek Slide Records
Published by Mumbly Toe Music, BMI

Vinyl Soup - 'The Beacon Within'
released March 1, 2013 on Creek Slide Records
Published by Mumbly Toe Music, BMI

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Bio

Vinyl Soup is the premiere Psychedelic Rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. Their sound falls somewhere between 70’s British, Progressive Rock, Folk Rock, and the American Jam-band sound of the 90’s to the present day. Their ethos includes an eclectic blend of influences ranging from Rock, Blues, Folk, Pop, and Jazz, to Caribbean and World sounds. Unlike many of the musically disposable jam bands on the current scene, there is a strong emphasis on deeply empathetic and memorable compositions with an occasional knowing wink to the listener, lest things get too serious. As Lexington, Kentucky Newspaper North of Center points out in an article regarding a Vinyl Soup performance in October 2010, this is a songwriter’s Jam band. Fans of Vinyl Soup’s concert performances also cite the band's fearless extended improvisations and free-wheeling musicianship as unique strengths of their live shows.

Founding member, songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist, Andrew Hooker grew up in West Point, Mississippi, hometown of blues legend Howlin' Wolf and 90's Alternative Rock band, Blind Melon. After earning a music degree in California, Hooker returned to the tradition-steeped musical environs of Nashville, Tennessee where he formed VINYL SOUP in 2003.

In December of 2003, VINYL SOUP released their debut album, entitled Chasing Yesterday. That release topped the Jazz Charts at internet music channel m3radio.com. The album also reached #19 on the Top 30 Charts, joining artists such as reggae legends Toots and the Maytals. In February 2008, they released their follow up sophomore release, Brandon and Travis. It received national college radio play and press, garnering mentions for being ‘unfettered by genre’ with ‘virtuoso craft and playful lyrical style reminiscent of acts like Little Feat’ (Clarion Ledger, Jackson, MS). It was described as ‘complex and compelling’ by Oxford, Mississippi publication The Local Voice. It was received warmly by the Soup fan-base, due to its conceptual and exploratory nature. The album sold briskly, and went on to produce many epic live staples such as “Thoughts on a Page”, “Slipped Away”, “Shelter”, "Remember", and “Elijah I’ll Take a Ride”.

Vinyl Soup will be releasing their third full-length album on Creek Slide Records this coming December, 2012. The new release will be entitled The Beacon Within, and is recorded by a lineup with a brand new rhythm section. The new line-up features New Orleans drummer Troy Jones, Cleveland, Ohio native Justin Tyler Smith on bass and vocals, and now six year Vinyl Soup keyboard and vocalist veteran, Justin McCoy Smith, along with Andrew Hooker on guitar and vocals. The new line-up bring new and fresh sonic textures to the band with the use of Smith’s Moogs and Mellotrons, and Hooker's acoustic and lap steel guitars.

Vinyl Soup hypnotizes its audience with a captivating retro-psychedelic rock show, and an out-of-this-galaxy light visual. Vinyl Soup caters to the neo-hippie rock movement of today, by placing a strong emphasis on songwriting & well-crafted improvisation. They continue to wow audiences with their own unique combination of British Progressive and American Psychedelic Rock