Band’s bassist, founder & producer and Markbass artist Fabrizio Grossi says of the song, " 'Elevate' is a very special song in the context of this album. Music wise it’s mesh of Blues/Rock and Funk, with a very big Hendrix and Sly Stone influence, and all the elements of the two segments of the song, are the ying-yang of SBM musical journey. Lyric wise , even though it might appear as a straight chastising of despicable people with despicable attitudes and acts, it’s actually an invite to use what we see as negative to be the inspiration to boost all the good and positive in us, despite the outside interferences, Hence the ending mantra “elevate your soul”. Then there’s the Gales factor !!! ...Having one of the most “poetic” and “blessed” guitarist on the planet, to counter-point the song’s message, makes it absolutely a dream turned into reality....It's the gospel of the Re-Birth, and I know brother Eric feels as strong about this as SBM does."
Supersonic Blues Machine second and upcoming record Californisoul is the missing soundtrack of a dreamy summer drive between Los Recorded at Fab’s Lab in North Hollywood, California, the repertoire is all about great songs, is a study and celebration of the human condition : We’re living in times in which it’s hard to keep on keeping on, and it’s easy to fall prey to habits, vices, and distractions - “Elevate” takes a close look at the “high” life, and how one must raise above the temptations and tribulations if the music is to be made.
Fabrizio Grossi talks about a soundtrack for an imaginary road trip up the California coastline in the heady, halcyon days of the early 70s, and that really captures the vibe and mojo that is Californisoul. The songs Grossi has written for this album are as top notch as they are diverse. This machine covers a lot of ground. As the ever-tighter core of Lopez, Grossi, and Aronoff comes together with the elite of the modern-day blues rock community, this is much closer to Woodstock and Watkins Glen than it is to a cut and paste A-list vanity session. This is about , the brotherhood of the blues, and bringing the blues up to this moment in time.
Guests on the album include Billy Gibbons, who returns with pen and guitar (“Broken Heart”), Steve Lukather (Toto / Ringo’s All-Starr Band) throws down some stunning licks (“Hard Times”), Eric Gales is back in the fold (“Elevate”), Robben Ford brings his bag of soulfully sophisticated chops (“Somebody’s Fool”), Walter Trout brings some silky slow blues (“What’s Wrong”), and the party is rounded out with Alessandro Alessandroni Jr. on keyboards, Serge Simic (co-writer and background vocals on “Love” and “Hard Times”), and Andrea and Francis Benitez Grossi (background vocals). You may come for the stars, but you’ll stay for the whole show.
Fabrizio Grossi adds, “Lots of people have been saying to me ‘why does Supersonic Blues Machine always bring guests around? You guys can stand your own ground’, and there are three answers to that – first, we’re all super friends and we're having a blast; second, most of them don't give lessons and for us it's only way to learn their secret "ways"; and thirdly, because the inspiration and the challenge they bring to the table!” Supersonic Blues Machine is truly a family as well as a band, and these guests don’t mail it in, they stay for dinner. The community aspect is very real, and one of the band’s great treasures."
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DV Mark artist WEN LIN demoing the DV Micro 50 head and Neoclassic 412 cabinet. Special thanks to our distributor Parsons Music.