The Music of Don “Sev” Severance and NeoSoul Quest :
The Sev set includes solo guitar instrumentals, original tunes and covers enhanced with improvised real-time looped grooves as well as his own innovative arrangements of studio recorded beats. Drawing from a wide variety of influences including Paul Simon, Sting, Steely Dan and George Benson, Sev successfully blends 70′s Folk Rock, Smooth Jazz, Funk, Reggae and World Beat to create a cool groove oriented guitar sound that is distinctively “Sev”.
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NeoSoul Quest [NSQ] is a collaboration between two talented, experienced veterans of the New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts coastal music scene; Yamica “Mica” Peterson on vocals and keyboard with Don “Sev” Severance on vocals, guitar, live loops and original beats.
NeoSoul Quest has succeeded in putting together an eclectic mix of cover tunes and original material that is both exciting and entertaining. Delivered with a joyous heartfelt honesty, their music sounds fresh and alive every time you hear them. Whether it’s a soulful ballad, a grinding blues, thumb slappin’ funk, a bouncing reggae tune or a smooth latin groove, they manage to inject a piece of themselves into every composition and tie each set together with their own distinctive symbiotic rhythm. The combination of Mica’s soulful sultry voice and Sev’s melodic expressive guitar work result in a uniquely satisfying listening experience no matter what your musical preference. Designed to entertain, ‘NeoSoul Quest‘ aims to take you along on their musical adventure and share their joy for diverse musical expression.
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Severance & Cassidy was a duo playing folk rock in the late ’70s and early ’80s in New Hampshire. Don Severance: songwriter, guitar and vocals Gary Cassidy: bass and vocals. In 1978, they were playing clubs, concerts, and parties full-time throughout New Hampshire and into Vermont. Their sound evolved from their interest in the acoustic, melodic, and harmony-driven music that was popular at the time. Don was strongly influenced by the guitar and harmony work of Peter, Paul And Mary and the songwriting and vocals of Simon And Garfunkel. In addition, bands such as America and Crosby, Stills And Nash were on the charts adding their brand of folk rock to the musical landscape. Gary came from a background of country music, and with his deep, rich, full-range vocals and his strong bass skills, they created a sound that felt larger than most other duos in the area. Purchase SEVERANCE & CASSIDY music HERE.
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