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Dustin Dale Gaspard delivers Cajun blues soul food in ‘Good Lookin’ George Burton’

Taken from his debut album, Hoping Heaven Got a Kitchen, Dustin Dale Gaspard’s single, Good Lookin’ George Burton, has all the swagger of bourbon-soaked blues combined with a delectable sense of soul that won’t fail to pull you into the essence of the single which pays homage to the US singer-songwriter’s grandparents’ legacy and his Cajun heritage.

If ever there was an aural equivalent to soul food, you’ll find it in the warm, crunchy overdriven electric guitar tones, the layering of Dustin Dale Gaspard’s vocals with the almost celestial pitches of the female backing vocals and the organ notes that shimmer against the zeal in the blues piano keys. There is no understating how viscerally stunning this release is. Dustin Dale Gaspard’s resounding talent and passion for his heritage and upholding the memories of the one’s that he loves, is beyond beautiful. In 2022, he’s a diamond in the superficial rough.

Good Lookin’ George Burton is now available to stream on SoundCloud. The debut album is due for official release on February 28th, 2022.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

‘Do It’ is the rebuilding theme of 2020 from DG & The Freetown Sound

Do It‘ is the rebuilding theme of 2020 from DG & The Freetown Sound that shines through, like the sun bursting through the clouds, to make us happy again.

With lots of fantastic vintage jazzy-soul and blues, this is quite the inspirational song during these wild times. The band have folk-influences with a simmering of drum grooves, thumping bass, this is a 5-piece who keep things original all the way. Their music is something quite incredible, the variety of sounds keep all humans happy. This is a Lafayette, LA band we need to pay more attention to.

Dustin Dale Gaspard, the co-creator here and comes from Cow Island in Louisiana. This is a landscape of mysterious rich marshland, ancient shrouding oak trees, and dream inducing nights and days with lots of beauty. His simple upbringing granted a proper mindset to stay humble and be grateful in all life’s endeavors. Often feeling misunderstood, he began exploring music when he was 17 and the rest as they say, is history. This is a poet right before our eyes, a man who truly lives for the music.

The Americana twist on ‘Do It‘ is so great to hear and there are so many genres here for us to fully enjoy. DG & The Freetown Sound are the type of band all ages will enjoy and this is a perfect track to start the day with. A genuine sound and a band that is so funky fresh you might need to go for a shower.

Click here for the Spotify link.

Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen