Brother Bagman is Kansas City’s current representative for original, feel-good, groove-driven soul rock.This latest full length release,”RISE ABOVE”, it’s second in four years, is the revelation of a band that clearly played and traveled many miles over the past several years. Hitting you in the gut is the gritty and deep down rythym section of drummer Cole Harvey and bassist Cliff Moore recently returning from a European tour with blues great Michael Burks. The head swayin’ groove that was apparent in their first recordings has grown another grin with age and experience, loosening and tightening in just the right places. Strollin’ and struttin’ on top of the groove is the southern rock soul of Landon Leist’s smooth, growling voice.His heavy, rich electric guitar playing combines to lock the audience into a place of understanding and appreciation. Last but not least, the icing on the cake , Damon Parker on organ, keys, and vocals adds that sweet touch that only he can do.The songs keep the listener close and involved and the tight vocal harmonies of Cole Harvey and Damon Parker help to fill the arrangements perfectly. “RISE ABOVE” is all the more special as it features the fingers of grammy award nominee Johnny Neel, most recognized for his work with The Allman Brothers Band, Lonnie Mack, and Government Mule among many others.
Their new cd will be out real soon