Friday, 1 January 2016

Gooch and the Motion - Comin' Home

Gooch and the Motion - Coming Home.

Artist, Ryan “Gooch” Nelson and his band, Gooch and the Motion, are preparing to release their debut album, “Comin’ Home,” on February 19th 2016.

Background - Ryan “Gooch” Nelson is an inspiring quadriplegic cancer survivor from New Jersey, who hasn’t quit since his paralyzing 2004 auto accident, with an infectiously upbeat attitude and an ability to write and perform equally infectious blues-based rock.

His producer, nine time Grammy winner Joe “The Butcher” Nicolo (Billy Joel, Cypress Hill, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Boyz II Men, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince), thought enough of Gooch to make him the first artist on his new record label, Blacbird Records, distributed by Universal.

On his Facebook page Ryan 'Gooch' states - I am a quadriplegic, musician, writer, & a man of many hats. I am living my dream and want to inspire others to never give up on theirs. The Washington Post carried an article on Gooch and can be found (here).

The background story regarding Ryan 'Gooch' Nelson is both moving and humbling. That said musically Gooch and the Motion are featured here, not out of sympathy, but because they are such a fine band, and the forthcoming debut album is quite stunning. There's a mixture of blues rock orientated tracks and the title track is just a 'toe in the water' regarding the sheer variety that is included. Everything from vocals to musicianship has a truly natural blues feel, it really does have 'Cajun Sparkle'.

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