Josh Smith & The Concert G’s are hip hop funk collective formed from 11 Wes students. By the end of last year, they had fostered some of the most sought-after sounds in 21st-century Middletown, as well as some of the most powerful and energetic concerts. While many of the group members graduated last year, the collective assures us that they are more alive and kicking than ever:
We, Josh Smith & The Concert G’s, are thrilled to let you know that our album, The Reach EP, will drop in exactly one week on Monday, October 3rd. We’re amped to get it out.
Last winter, we came together in a converted church near Woodstock, NY, and recorded an album that captures the sound this band has worked towards since we first started playing together in the hallways of Clark back in 2007. So what doesthat sound like? We’d like to think it sounds something like New Orleans’ French Quarter had a play-date with the darker side of neo-soul, and instead of staying home and playing video games, they took a field trip to Brooklyn and learned how to rap. For us, though, the most important characteristic of this album is its honesty: it doesn’t pretend to be anything it’s not — Reach is the album we’ve always wanted to make.
This band has always been a family affair, and on October 3rd we’re looking to you, our extended family, to pass this on to your family by spreading the love, whether in person or via email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and the like.
In the meantime, to tide you over till October, we’d like to give you the video we put together for the album, with footage from our giant Blowout show at Wesleyan last spring.
With everything we have to give: thank you for listening.
Josh, Louis, Gabe, Nate, Donovan, Jared, Emma, Natasha, Myles, Spencer and Will
(Josh Smith & The Concert G’s)
P.S. Please feel free to his us back, we’d love to hear from you. If you haven’t already, please check out our music page, join us on Facebook, check out our homepage, and let’s see how far this journey goes.
Awesome. Cannot wait. But why does the energetic concerts link go to Food Not Bombs?