Posted: March 15, 2021 in MUSIC
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Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio—or as it is sometimes referred to, DLO3—specialize in the lost art of “feel good music.” The ingredients of this intoxicating cocktail include a big helping of the 1960s organ jazz stylings of Jimmy Smith and Baby Face Willette; a pinch of the snappy soul strut of Booker T.  The M.G.’s and The Meters; and sprinkles Motown, Stax Records, blues, and cosmic Jimi Hendrix-style guitar. It’s a soul-jazz concoction that goes straight to your heart and head makes your body break out in a sweat.

The band features organist Delvon Lamarr, a self-taught virtuosic musician, with perfect pitch who taught himself jazz and has effortlessly been able to play a multitude of instruments. On guitar is the dynamo Jimmy James who eases through Steve Cropper-style chanking guitar, volcanic acid-rock freak-out lead playing, and slinky Grant Green style jazz. From Reno, Nevada is drummer Dan Weiss (also of the powerhouse soul and funk collective The Sextones). Dan’s smoldering pocket-groove drumming locks in the trio’s explosive chemistry.

Founded by Lamarr’s wife and manager Amy Novo, the trio started from humble beginnings in 2015, but since then has released two Billboard charting albums and toured the world to sold out venues. The trio returns now with their second studio album, I Told You So, with even heavier grooves and more confidence. It may have been several years since their most recent studio effort, but they haven’t missed a beat.

Some people wonder “your album is doing so well how come no money”. Simple answer is, in order to get this band going and on the road, we had to spend a lot of personal money to make it happen. Touring as much as we do for as long as we do it has huge cost. We have to pay these costs up front in order to do these tours which for us averages about $20,000 to $30,000. And there has been times were we didn’t have the funds to make a tour happen or didn’t make the money back. But they were very important to do so we took advances from our record label, loans, credit cards. Record labels has to recoup their cost before artist get payed out. It cost a lot to record an album and release it worldwide. Publicist, PR campaigns, Recording, etc. is very costly. We were on the Billboard Charts a few times, but Billboard doesn’t necessarily translate into cash. Looks good on paper though…So bottom line is, Amy Novo made sure that we all were taken care of so we could pay our bills at the cost of her own credit, business and by not paying herself. That is why this GoFundMe is so important.

‘I Told You So’ out Now via Colemine Records!

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