Grace Love & the True Loves by Grace Love & the True Loves
And now for the first Seattle band on the countdown, and it’s a doozy. Grace Love and the True Loves don’t sound like what you’d imagine is “the Seattle sound,” but as a city we’re not new to the soul scene.
This band has it all, across eight members. Powerful, room-filling vocals from the one and only Grace Love herself; a tight, three-piece horn section; perfect guitar and bass; and drums and percussion holding it all together. This is emotion-inducing, life fulfilling music. They don’t call it soul for nothing.
If you’re a fan of Aretha, or more recently, Sharon Jones (whose own album was #12 on the countdown last year), then you’ll definitely like Grace Love and the True Loves. Get it, now.
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