The Michael Landau Group with Special Guest Soul Pie
Musician and composer Michael Landau was born and raised in Los Angeles. He is a prolific session guitarist and performer who has played on hundreds of albums since the 1980's. Some session highlights include: Pink Floyd, Miles Davis, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Michael Jackson and Rod Stewart. He has recently shared the stage in band projects with Robben Ford and Jimmy Herring, and toured with Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and his own project The Michael Landau Group. With many releases under his own name, the latest being the critically acclaimed "Organic Instrumentals" on Tone Center Records, his music flows intensely, ranging from spooky ballads with beautiful improvisation to rowdy voodoo Rock 'n' Roll with vocals. He is an expressive, mind blowing guitarist. This all-star band features Andy Hess on bass (Gov't Mule, The Black Crows, John Scofield) and Gary Novak on drums (Chick Corea).
The sound of Soul Pie is undeniably big, with core influences ranging from the edgy funk and soul of early Chili Peppers and The Meters to the rock and pounding energy of The Who and Soundgarden. The music is hard and laced with razor sharp blues riffs while at the same time pushing a mature harmonic and dynamic quality that gives the band its unique sound.
The brothers of Soul Pie are:
Jesse Ray- Lead Vocals
Tommy Odetto - Guitar
Tim Baker - Bass
John Robin Varn - Keyboards, Vocals
Ethan Turner - Drums