It's funny how, once every blue moon, you can miss things right in your own backyard. Washington, D.C. based band Back Alley is new in my playlist, ironically enough thanks to Alabama based music blog BamaLoveSoul. Without a doubt, one can hear influences of the Chocolate City in this bands stylized go-go and soul influences. "Artists' Prayer" begins as a poignant call to artistic integrity, displaying the vocal talents of the band and guest Nicholas Bryan Grant. The song ends in just an all-out jam session, no words needed. Great listen! Hopefully I can hear these talented trendsetters rockin' somewhere on U Street next time I stroll through the city.
Purchase Black Alley's entire album, SOUL.SWAGGER.ROCK.SNEAKERS.