new music: new orleans born singer/songwriter greg banks drops exuberant funk-n-soul single ‘tell me’

September 9, 2016

Greg Banks is a New Orlean native who is being described as “The Saint of Soul”. His most recent track ‘Tell Me’ is an eclectic and unexpected fusion of funk, soul, and rock-n-roll. Banks’ exuberant sound masterfully pays homage to guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Kravitz and the R&B and funk sounds that originated in his hometown. And, like, I’m not going to say Banks is the next Prince (because that’s blasphemous), but the vibes on this one are pretty purple to me.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

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