New Waves: Ketchy Shuby releases ‘Downtown Soul’

By | January 17th, 2012 | No Comments
Jason Joshua Hernandez-Rodriguez

Jason Joshua Hernandez-Rodriguez, lead singer of Miami soul band Ketchy Shuby, stretching his vocal chords at the Wynwood Walls.

Most people wouldn’t hear the groove in Nirvana’s “Come As You Are”, but Miami soul act Ketchy Shuby, lead by the throat-straining vocals of Jason Joshua Hernandez-Rodriguez, has turned the Nevermind track into a Stax-esque (and Nevermind Miami-worthy) jam on its new release, Downtown Soul. Comprised mostly of covers, the 10-song collection features funkdafied renditions of Notorious B.I.G.’s “Who Shot Ya?”, The Rolling Stones’ “Under My Thumb”, Ween’s “Ocean Man”, and “Broke Like My Soul”, a Ketchy Shuby original so indebted to Otis Redding’s “Can’t Turn You Loose” that the band lists the King of Soul as a co-songwriter. You can stream the entire release below and download it for free on Ketchy Shuby’s bandcamp.

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