EP 35 Free Joseph Previews a new single "Leave Me Alone"
Reggae musician Free Joseph has been planning for a US tour and the launch of his new CD "Believers and Non-Believers" and its been challenging trying to hit a moving target as he prepares. Nevertheless, the confusion over travel in the midst of a pandemic has not slowed his creative juices. He is currently preparing a video and launch of a new single "Leave Me Alone". Wayne King speaks with Free about the genesis of the sing and Free provides a sneak peak (Listen) to the song.
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Born on the island of Dominica in the West Indies, Free's musical life was launched in 1969 when he began to express himself with the guitar, bass, melodica, bamboo flute, and piano. He twice won the highly coveted first prize of a national music competition in Trinidad and Tobago, while in the Caribbean.
In 1981, Free brought his musical wherewithal to the United States where his talents were immediately utilized as a gig musician. He performed from New York to California as a solo artist at venues with Joe Higgs, Burning Spear, The Wailing Souls, Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus and the legendary Augustus Pablo.
Despite these stellar creds, Free Joseph is most fulfilled when he can use all his creative talents and that means singing and playing with his band - The I Science Band. Free Joseph's overriding interest is to "give mankind soul searching music that can help heal the wounds of tribulation".
He has two critically acclaimed CDs and is hard at work on a new one at this very moment.
"Speaking in Tongues" is Free's instrumental album - a fusion of jazz and reggae. Here's what Chuck Foster of KPFK-LA Radio said about it: "Free's flute soars and floats, creating a gentle genre-bending style all his own. Relaxed & relevant, far-reaching and restful, peaceful and powerful music. New age? Smooth jazz? We call it reggae."
He is currently finishing work on his third CD "Believers and Non-Believers" due out very soon. It is a companion piece to Speaking in Tongues with lyrics to the instrumental stylings of Tongues.
To listen to songs from both "He is Here" and "Speaking in Tongues" visit Free's YouTube channel here.
If you would like to arrange for Free Joseph to contact you about performances in your area, please contact Free by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request to be added to his notification list for scheduled performances.
Free Joseph in the Banyan
Edition of 100 signed originals
Portrait of Reggae musician Free Joseph leaning against the roots and trunk of a Banyan tree on his native island of Dominica.
Printed as a signed limited edition original of 100, 16" x 24" on fine art rag paper