Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Coffeehouse Soul Sessions and The GroovaLottos, Bring a Soul Music Boost to the Boston Area

Coffeehouse Soul Sessions kicks off with a boom and starting January 20th, they will be a monthly event at the Dedham Square Coffeehouse; injecting some much needed soul music into the area and providing a showcase for regional talent.

On a mild, November Saturday night, The Dedham Square Coffeehouse had a crowded dance floor as the Coffeehouse SOUL SESSIONS premiered at the popular suburban eatery. Grammy nominees The GroovaLottos had the room going from the first note to the last.

With live soul music in short supply and original soul bands being otherwise non-existent in the Boston area, the Dedham Square Coffeehouse (565 High St., Dedham) provides a much needed oasis for lovers of soul, funk and
The GroovaLottos Create the vibe of the Phunk Movement
blues music. Part concert and part dance party, The GroovaLottos kept the room festive for three sets, with a selection of original tunes, including songs from their Grammy nominated album, "Ask Yo' Mama" as well as original versions of known favorites by artists ranging from James Brown to Iggy Pop.

"All week I had been getting phone calls and messages asking about The GroovaLottos. They're a great band and fill the room with good energy." - Ali Kooshan, owner of the Dedham Square Coffeehouse.

Dedham Square Coffeehouse has announced that the CoffeeHouse Soul Sessions will now be a monthly event, starting in January on the 20th. Upcoming Dates will be: January 20th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14, May 19, June 16, July 14, and August 10. 565 High Street, Showtime starts at 8PM.

Coffeehouse Soul Sessions is looking for solo artists (singers and musicians) who would like to feature with the band during one of the sessions. To sign up for an audition, follow the link below.

Audition Application for Soul Sessions

Monday, November 6, 2017

The GroovaLottos Receive 4 Grammy Nominations for Album "Ask Yo' Mama"

ASK YO' MAMA - Nominated for 4 Grammys
Cape Cod soul-funk-blues band receives Grammy nominations for 'Best Pop Performance", "Best Traditional R&B Performance" and "Best R&B Album" In Award's First Round.

Votes are in an being counted by the Recording Academy from the first round of Grammy nominations and the album, "Ask Yo' Mama" by The GroovaLottos was on the ballot. Two songs from the album were nominated for 'Best Pop Performance by a Group': "Ask Yo' Mama (Ima GroovaLotto)" and "Do You Mind (IfWeDanceWitYoDate)?". The song "Autumn Moon" was nominated for 'Best Traditional R&B Performance' and the album itself has been nominated for 'Best R&B Album'.

"I received an invitation to join the Recording Academy and found out that I actually qualified to join 17 years ago. When you're an underground artist mainstream opportunities like this don't occur to you. It all seems kind of unreal when you hear that you're nominated, but it becomes very real when you see your band on the ballot." - Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor

Following the album's May release, it was added into rotation on over 200 radio stations around the USA and Canada, and subsequently found it's way onto the Jam Band and RMR Charts. "Do You Mind...?" had been released in 2016 as a single and spent 41 weeks in the top ten of the Americana/ Indie Blues Charts. In August, "Ask Yo' Mama" was album of the week on BBC. The album has also become a favorite on numerous individual and curated playlists on Spotify streaming service.

"All of those hours in the studio, recording and mixing the project. As it began to take shape, I knew we had something special on out hands. We would get a mix, drop it onto a CD and go listen to it in Mwalim's car. If it sounded good there, we knew it was right."- Eddie Ray Johnson

With Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor as the resident songwriter, and Mwalim and Eddie Ray Johnson as a production team, The GroovaLottos are a self-contained musical production unit, and the proof is in the tracks. During the winter, you can find The GroovaLottos hosting their Phunk Parties anf Soul Sessions around New England. The next Phunk Party is on November 18th at the WOMR Schoolhouse in Provincetown, MA; and November 25th will be the next Soul Session at the Dedham Square Coffeehouse.

For more info, visit www.TheGroovaLottos.com