Based in Leesburg, Virginia, American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Jones has just released his debut single called, “Wild Heart (Calamity Jane),” reminiscent of Ryan Adams, Ben Harper, Justin Townes Earle, and other contemporary roots-rock artists. At just under five minutes, the song is a slower introspective song that could easily be about a lost love; about the kind of falling in love that causes us to recognize we are becoming different people, or that we already are.
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Zaii Valdes of Violet Silhouette discusses new album and proud roots in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
The sound of Violet Silhouette is unlike anything else you’re likely to hear. Their music blends rock and electronic with dance—with a great deal of mystery tossed in for good measure. But however it’s classified, their sound is rather unique.
Singer/guitarist/drummer Zaii Valdes is joined in the group by Dan Potvin and Justin Gianoutsos. The group’s latest EP, “FEVERBLUE,” drops October 20. In anticipation of the latest release, Valdes spoke with Alchemical Records about the new record and, in honor of his Cuban extraction, Hispanic Heritage Month—which kicks off September 15.
How did you first get involved in music?
Being of Cuban heritage, music and dance were very much a part of [my] cultural and familial experience. Not to mention, there was a spiritual aspect to it—trance states and such that could be achieved from rhythm and beat.
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