The Folkadelics – Not A Folk Album



The Folkadelics’ debut album is exactly as advertised: it is not a folk album, fo’ sho’, boys and girls. This fine and dandy brain wrap is woven from threads of reggae, ska, bursts of funk, splashes of tie-dye spaciness, ratta-tat-tat hip-hop, and stone-ground rock ‘n’ roll.

The key to The Folkadelics’ sound is that there isn’t a key. You could point to the rhythm team of drummer Tom Barraco and bassist (and trombonist!) Drew Kelly, whose catalog of beats turns the world into one big ol’ happy ‘hood; or multi-instrumentalist Sam Miller’s vocals and guitar/harmonica/beatbox/clarinet workouts; or maybe Gavin Cummings’ super-sweet mandolin playing (when he’s not playing the trumpet or singing); or the powerful, soul-slathered vocals of frontwoman Danny Faraone – you could point to any one of the above, but you’d have to point at them all. And the all is The Folkadelics, folks – a very talented band of players.

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