(Noon Tonight Recordings, 2010):
A veteran of Fat ‘n’ Bad – one of the Capital Region’s all-time biggest and baddest R&B combos – Nippertown native Jack Maeby makes his home in California these days, but he’s headed back here for a homecoming show this weekend to showcase his latest band Little Faith and the music of their newly released debut CD, “Spirituals.”
“I brought together a group of LA roots musicians from all sub-genres – country, gospel, bluegrass, New Orleans R&B – to record an album of traditional spirituals,” Maeby explains.
“The focus is musical and not religious,” he adds. “The idea is that the spiritual songs created by African American slaves in the 19th century are the basis of what we term ‘roots music’ and ‘Americana,’ and that the roots styles grew directly out of spirituals.”