What they say…
“The sound is purely authentic, real and raw, dirty and soulful with a dusty vibe. This is backporch laidback funky grooves that diggers are gonna hunt down in the years to come!”
Lucky Brown is the alias and stage persona of American composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Joel Ricci, who conducts unseen forces through various groups of musicians drawn from his Westsound Collective into a dynamic and ever-changing live show. Via his dozens of self-produced deep funk vinyl singles released in Europe over the past decade, he has been hailed by music mavens worldwide as a deep funk pioneer.
Debut album “Space Dream” came out in 2011 on Tramp Records and introduced Lucky Brown‘s raw & dirty blend of deep funk to the world. The album was made with salvaged, scavenged, and repurposed gear and completely improvised recording techniques. The material was first recorded and successively messed around with for years before being turned into a proper full-length.
Follow-up ”Mystery Road” was released in 2015 again on Tramp, and is an album in the form of a series of singles, each with its unique artwork, independent bands and separate writing and recording sessions. “Mystery Road” pays homage to the great unknown musicians throughout America who, with their self-produced singles, became local and regional hits just around the time that mega-corporations began saturating the market and the radio with something that was less like music, and more like a product. In only a few generations, the violent severance of our ties to the traditions of our ancestors represents a loss of cultural heritage and has thrust us into uncharted waters – a Mystery Road.
Today, Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s perform and improvise over original, rudimentary and minimalist works conceived by Brown/Ricci himself as a humble offering and homage to the vast canon of great American funk, soul, rhythm & blues, rare groove, & jazz music. Lucky‘s trademark analogue warmth and fat drum breaks take center stage once again in his third and most exciting full-length to date, “Mesquite Suite”, dropping in September and sure to cement his reputation as a hard-hitting funk force to be reckoned with!