There’s just something about Motown music that does it for me. The lyrics are brimming with passion, the voices overdosed on soul, and when you hear a song it seems to take you over completely and make you feel its joy or heartbreak right down to the core. It is an all-enveloping listening experience.
So when the Motown sound began creeping back into modern music I was finding and loving a few years back, I was thrilled. I grew up with this music, and it brings me back to a place where music is pure and perfect. In my journey through the resurgence of this sound, I ran across Austin-based band The Nightowls – a whopping 10-piece soul band whose music is filled with that same passion I adored as a girl.
Today I’m introducing you to them in my 5 Q’s series that highlights all the Texas-based bands I love. Band front man and lead singer Ryan Harkrider shares everything you need to know to fall in love with The Nightowls like I have: [Read more…]