This July 23rd, the acclaimed artist Son Little will sing the National Anthem before the New York Mets game at Citi Field.
For the life long Mets fan, it is admittedly a dream come true,“If you stay with a team, there’s more memories, more ups and downs. This is the coolest thing that has happened to me.”
On his love for the game, Son Little muses philosophically, “In your life you have these infinite situations and there’s things that you cannot explain that will happen, I feel like baseball kind of captures that in a cool way.”
The opportunity came as a direct result of Son Little’s new single “Blue Magic,” a powerful modernist interpretation of soul that inspired the organization to reach out to cross genre innovator.
Out today is a supremely funky remix of “Blue Magic” by Grammy winning musician / producer Eric Krasno. Krasno has worked with artists ranging from Norah Jones to 50 Cent, Talib Kweli and Aaron Neville. He also plays guitar in Soulive & Lettuce. Krasno and Son Little both worked on Griz's song "Driftin'," and Son Little was featured at "Bowlive," Soulive's week long residency at the Brooklyn Bowl.
Hear the Eric Krasno remix of Son Little’s “Blue Magic” here: http://spoti.fi/2vbtz6I
“Blue Magic” is the first release from Son Little’s forthcoming album New Magic which comes out September 15th. Influential Philadelphia radio station WXPN wrote of the song, “It’s an easygoing, stripped down vibe with bright xylophone notes and a reedy melody that floats through the spacious arrangement, anchored by a chorus of gang vocals and bluesy electric guitar.”
Son Little first came to the public’s attention through his collaborations with The Roots and RJD2, and has since toured with artists as diverse as Mumford & Sons, and Kelis, Shakey Graves and Leon Bridges. He recently won a Grammy for his work producing Mavis Staples.
08.27.2017 Sun, Afropunk, Brooklyn, NY
09.13.2017 Wed, One Longfellow Square, Portland ME*
09.14.2017 Thu Petit Campus, Montreal, QC*
09.15.2017 Fri CityFolk Ottowa, ON
09.16.2017 Sat, Fresh Grass North Adams, MA
09.16.2017 - 09.17.2017 Grand Point North Festival, Burlington VT
09.19.2017 Tue Stage One Fairfield, CT*
09.20.2017 Wed, The Haunt, Ithaca NY*
09.21.2017 Thu, Club Cafe, Pittsburgh PA*
09.22.2017 Fri Rumba Cafe, Columbus OH*
09.23.2017 Sat, Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN*
09.24.2017 Sun, Culture Center Theater, Charleston, WV*
09.26.2017 Tue, White Rabbit Cabaret, Indianapolis, IN*
09.27.2017 Wed, Zanzabar, Louisville, KY*
09.28.2017 Thu, The Southern, Charlottesville, VA*
09.29.2017 Fri, Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA*
09.30.2017 Sat, Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia PA*
10.19.2017 Thu, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY***
10.20.2017 Fri, Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY***
10.21.2017 Sat, The Sinclair, Cambridge MA***
10.25.2017 Wed, The Barns at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA***
10.26.2017 Thu, The Mothlight, Asheville, NC***
10.27.2017 Fri, Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA***"
10.31.2017 Tue, Antones, Austin, TX
11.01.2017 Wed, Club Dada, Dallas, TX
11.03.2017 Fri, Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ"
11.04.2017 Sat, Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
11.05.2017 Sun, Constellation Room, Santa Ana, CA
11.07.2017 Tue, Troubadour, West Hollywood, CA
11.08.2017 Wed, The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
11.10.2017 Fri, Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
11.11.2017 Sat, The Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, BC
11.12.2017 Sun, Tractor Tavern, Seattle WA
11.14.2017 Tue, The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT
11.15.2017 Wed, Globe Hall, Denver, CO
11.17.2017 Fri, Reverb Lounge, Omaha, NE
11.18.2017 Sat, Turf Club, Saint Paul, MN
11.19.2017 Sun, Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL
11.21.2017 Tue, Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON
* Doe Paoro supports