Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that is explosive, yet intimate. Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45’s) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth, Paul Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture. His time spent in his second home of New Orleans, as a musicologist in Florida, and as a journeyman wanderer in Cuba, is reflected in his musical worldview. At the core is gifted songwriting, and the company Paul keeps bears it out: Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Chris Smither, John Hiatt and Cesar Rosas are among his friends and admirers. ‘Cebar is the real thing: a proper soulful cat with the tunes, the chops and the voice to swing this epoch back to it’s senses.’ Nick Lowe. ‘He’s a rare treasure because of his incredible passion for such a wide range of music that is too often overlooked. I salute him and admire him, and I love him.’ -Bonnie Raitt Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound’s latest album, ‘Fine Rude Thing’ was released on November 5, 2013. The songs ‘Baby Shake’ and ‘You Owe it to Me’ feature Cebar’s unique mixture of R&B, Caribbean and New Orleans style.
Friday, December 8, 2023