Kalu & The Electric Joint

Kalu & The Electric Joint

credit: Sean Mathis

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Kalu and the Electric Joint blend the powers of psychedelic soul music with the driving beat of rock and roll and the ancient rhythms of Africa.

Born in Nigeria, Kalu relocated to Austin, Texas, where he put together a stellar ensemble of players who graciously fuel and follow his deep well of eclectic influences. The group’s new record,

Time Undone is a sonic masterpiece of original tunes with a positive message and soul-stirring beats. The arrangements are masterfully crafted allowing the songs to breathe and flow. From the first note, these musicians show that they’re prepared to carry modern music forward while still paying tribute to the inspirations of their past. Their music invokes a wide range of emotions while influencing with an uplifting message through masterful playing.

They have opened and played bills with George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic, MoonTaxi, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Vieux Farka Toure, Allen Stone, Keller Williams, amongst many others.

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Genre: Soul
Subgenre: Psychedelic
From: Austin, TX