If you thought Tennessee soul music died with Stax Records, you're dead wrong. Nashville proves it's still as funky as ever by melding older soul musicians with enthusiastic younger ones, spawning the Dynamites featuring Charles Walker. Vocalist Walker, who spent the '60s playing shows at the Apollo Theatre and sharing stages with James Brown and Wilson Pickett, has found both a new voice and a new audience with the Dynamites. Their sound isn't some polished modern workout, but one that holds true to a vintage groove; Dynamites recordings and live shows retain the grit and sweat of the finest of funkateers. Their next gig is at the Austin City Limits festival, so this may be the last time you'll get the chance to see them in such a small environment.
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