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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe: “The Mighty Rebel”


Reggae led by the horns. Very enjoyable.

Here is more on Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe:

Fresh off The Rolling Stones Zip Code Tour, which played  15 stadiums across the United States this summer, Karl      Denson’s Fantastic Fall Tour is coming to a town near    you. In anticipation of his upcoming release in early 2016,  Karl and his band The Tiny Universe, embark on a  Nationwide run that will give new and old fans the chance to  experience what is highly regarded as one of the best live  bands on the planet.

Richmond guitarist DJ Williams, Soulive drummer Alan Evans, Greyboy Allstars bassist Chris Stillwell, Crush Effects David Veith on the keys, and Seattle’s Chris Littlefield on the trumpet along with a rotating cast of special guests including Chuck Leavell from The Rolling Stones & The Allman Brothers, guitar wiz Robert Randolph, Beto Martinez of Brownout and Sacred Steel phenom Roosevelt Collier. (Continue Reading…)

The band is again on tour with The Rolling Stones. Denson plays with the band and takes the place of the late, great Bobby Keys.

“The Mighty Rebel” was recorded live on February 18, 2010, presumably at the studio of KDHX.

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