Five Finger Discount is the sophomore release from Southern Ontario roots and blues band Soulstack.
Produced by singer / guitarist Jonathan Knight, the album tracks the organic evolution of the band as it continues to grow in musical breadth and depth, picking up where their highly acclaimed first album, Big Red, left off.
The ever creative, prolific and often competitive songwriting team of Jon Knight and
Mark Wessenger once again bring beautiful melodies and poignant lyrics to the table, that have been expertly captured on Five Finger Discount. The band’s return to Canterbury Music Company studio with famed engineer Jeremy Darby has once again proven to be a soulful, sonic success.
With the addition of guitarist Chris Latta on tremolo-soaked baritone and standard guitars, and the huge bass chair being shared by Harpo Peterson and Josh Knight, the album’s sound is full
and deep with layers of pure heart and soul. With his heavy and thick grooves, award-winning drummer Tom Bona shines throughout and provides the band with an inspired, rock-solid foundation. From rockers like "Not the Only One", "Fold Up Your Heart", and the impossibly funky "Hangin’ in the Kitchen" to the heart wrenching balladry of "Stay" and "Born to Make Me
Cry", the album presents a wide range of musical emotion.
The greasy and gritty approach to that vintage sound of Big Red is carried on and kicked up a few notches on Five Finger Discount. The band wears its influences proudly upon its collective sleeve and will steal the hearts, and ears of fans of the great southern bands of yesteryear. Just ask the thousands of people who witnessed blistering performances by Soulstack this past summer at some of Canada’s biggest music festivals, including Montreal Jazz Festival, Mont
Tremblant, Kitchener Blues, and Toronto Waterfront Blues Festival.
Soulstack faithfully walks the path laid out by their heavy stack of influences; the time-honoured traditions of roots, blues, soul and rock and roll.
Five Finger Discount is
available on iTunes, Amazon & CD Baby
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