Voodoo Visionary Releases Second Single of the Year
Following the August 2nd release of “Rings Around the Sun,” Voodoo Visionary is back with their 2nd single of the year, “True Colors.” This groovy modern funk track is the first song written with new bassist Trent Gilson. After a big, punchy intro, the verse is a smooth sonic blend of a melodic bassline leading beneath a blanket of spacey modulated guitar and keyboards. The song tells the story of a broken heart and redeeming self-assurance before a villainesque theatrical bridge builds to a freeing final chorus. Deep questions arise as old relationships fade and new quests are set in this eye opening ballad of a broken man; where the strength to carry on relies on the groove to set you free. As the band grows and continues to refine their sound, stay on the lookout for more releases this year. Voodoo Visionary is out on the road now – catch them at a show near you!
Voodoo Visionary Tour Dates
9/6 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA^
9/20 – Fairhope Brewing Company, Fairhope, AL
9/21 – Oktoberfest at Last Concert Cafe, Houston, TX*
9/22 – One2One, Austin, TX
9/25 – Marble Brewery, Albuquerque, NM
9/26 – Moe’s, Englewood, CO
9/27 – Old Town Pub, Steamboat Springs, CO
9/28 – The Lariat, Buena Vista, CO
10/25 – Gottrocks, Greenville, SC
10/26 – HiFi Clyde’s, Chattanooga, TN
11/9 – The Woodlands Music & Arts Festival, Charleston, SC
And more to be announced soon!
^ w/ Funk You and Hedonistas
* w/ Manic Focus, Heartbyrne, and Josh Pearson Band
Hailing from the Dirty South musical mecca of Atlanta, GA, Voodoo Visionary’s improvisational funk dance music balances a tight, grooving rhythm section with soulful organ, funky clavinet, screaming synthesizers, jazz fusion guitar licks, and moving vocals to create a sound the group calls psychofunk. Influenced by a wide array of artists from Parliament Funkadelic and the Meters to the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band to Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, Voodoo Visionary has a uniquely blended sound that’s guaranteed to put the ‘oogie in yo boogie.
The band is Trent Gilson (bass), Scott MacDonald (vocals), Jose Rivera (percussion) Mac Schmitz (drums), Marcus White (keys) and Mike Wilson (guitar). Over the past 11 years, these players have built a unique chemistry that allows for exceptional improvisation during live shows and relaxed and creative songwriting sessions.
Founded in 2013, Voodoo Visionary released their debut album, Spirit of the Groove in March 2015 and their sophomore album Off The Ground in February 2017. While playing across the country over the last several years, the band has been direct support for Col. Bruce Hampton, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe featuring Jimmy Herring, TAUK, DJ Logic, Big Something, Zach Deputy, Earphunk, Roosevelt Collier, Jerry Joseph, The Main Squeeze, Futurebirds, Fruition and more. In May 2015, they made their major festival debut at Counterpoint Music Festival near Rome, GA. Since then, they have excelled further into the national music scene with festival performances at Suwannee Rising, Suwannee Hulaween, Sweetwater 420 Fest, Imagine Festival, Backwoods Music Festival, Funk Fest, Purple Hatters Ball, Great Outdoors Jam, and Hookahville.
“Voodoo Visionary… synthesizes elements of funk, jazz, disco, and rock ‘n’ roll into their unique improvisational sound.”
– Live For Live Music
“A mix of psychedelic southern funk, Michigan soul, and gulf coast flavor.”