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A New Soul Classic: Durand Jones & The Indications

by Chris Pizzolo 

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The mo-town soul revival sound is undoubtably fashionable these days. Artists like Nathaniel Rateliffe, Leon Bridges, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound are some of the more notable trailblazers when it comes to creating new timeless soul classics. Now it’s time to welcome Durand Jones & The Indications to that class of contemporary soul champions.

Their late 2016 self-titled debut mixes traditional soul music with gospel funk that creates a righteous retro groove from beginning to end. Perhaps what’s most unbelievable about this record is that their label, Colemine Records, cites that the entire album was made “on a shoestring budget of 452 dollars and 11 cents”.

Durand’s raspy full bodied vocals are both hypnotic and moving. The band will be going on tour this spring so be sure to catch them on the road!

DURAND JONES & THE INDICATIONS’ 2017 MAKE A CHANGE TOUR DATES:
March 3 – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
March 4 – Davenport, IA – Daytrotter Downs
March 5 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
March 6  – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall
March 8 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
March 9 – Dothan, AL – KBC on Foster
March 10 – Birmingham, AL – Seasick Records
March 15 – Austin, TX – The Rattle Inn
March 16 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard
March 17 – Lawrence, KS – The Replay Lounge
March 18 – St. Louis, MO – The Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy

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