This is How We Do It – The C.I.T.Y. is Doing Music on their Own Terms

In today’s Dirty South Club spotlight we give a little bit of shine to band The C.I.T.Y. out of what is known to some of us as H-tiiiiiiiine and to others as Houston, Texas. I learned about the band through one of our 2016 spotlights who just happen to also be one of its founding members, D’Andre “Quicksticks” Gosey. Continue reading “This is How We Do It – The C.I.T.Y. is Doing Music on their Own Terms”

A Voice for the People: Singer & Songwriter Tani Speaks the Real Through Her Music

In today’s Dirty South Club spotlight we give a little shine to singer and songwriter Tani (pronounced like Ta-Nee). She talks about what inspired her to get into music, what inspires her as a songwriter, motivating others to be themselves, and unapologetically being herself.

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Soul Music & the South – A Trip to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Growing up, music was a huge part of my life. If we weren’t traveling around singing and playing, we were sitting around with family and friends enjoying all the latest hits. There was a huge variety of music that we played and listened to such as gospel, soul, jazz, blues and classic rock.

The music that I remember having the biggest impact on my childhood particularly, was soul and blues. My grandmother and I would spend Saturday evenings sitting in her living room listening to the local radio station do a mix of soul and blues music all night long. I loved those times, hanging out with my grandmother listening to Johnnie Taylor, Bar-Kays and Otis Redding to name a few. Little did I know then that many of the artists that we listened to frequently and that my grandmother loved in particular were artists who were all in the STAX Records family. Read more dirt…

Zydeco’s Curley Taylor talks Music, His Fascination with Cars and Following Your Soul

Today’s Dirty South Club spotlight honors go to Zydeco artist & musician Curley Taylor. I asked Curley if he would take some time out of his schedule to share a bit with us about his background in music, some of the best advice he’s ever received and of course what he loves most about the Dirty South. Take a moment and read on as we go behind the music with Curley below. Read more dirt…