SR Track of the Day: Move Your Body – SassafraZ
Wow. SassafraZ. This underrated Columbus-based band’s joyful tech funk has finally found its way into your ears! Thank me later.
Having added four members over the past year to the now seven-piece band, this group consistently emits a solid wall of sound comparable to funk giants like Lettuce or Soulive, but with their own distinctive twist of high energy rock, funk, jazz, and high quality musicianship. Guided by sultry vocals, alluring melodies and euphonious layers of sweet harmonies, SassafraZ’s new single “Move Your Body” is a wildly dance-inducing invention. Stream for free, or purchase for $1 below. Also name your price for their excellent album Time Will Tell, which further showcases Sassafraz’s genre-bending style with its memorable stretches of soul and hip-hop.
A SassafraZ live show could only be pulled off by the best musicians, the team is comprised of Eric Turner guitar/vocals, Zach Pontzer on guitar/trumpet/vocals, Jack Gould on saxophone/keyboards, Alex White on vocals, Thane Evans on keyboards/vocals, Jake Goldberg on bass, Nathan Parker on drums and frequent collaborations with other able instrumentalists. Expect to be hearing more from SassafraZ soon as they get ready for their 3rd year at both Rootwire and The Werk Out Festival.