Toussaint

 

Toussaint began his musical journey where most of the celebrated soul voices of the past began: in the church. The son of a Baptist preacher and a gospel singer, Toussaint spent the majority of his youth singing in various churches in and around his home state of Indiana. While probably best known as the former lead singer of Soulive (opening for the likes of The Rolling Stones and touring with the group the world over), Toussaint has stepped out and joined forces with heavyweights I-Grade Records to take both Reggae and Soul to new heights.

His just released album Black Gold features tracks recorded at the famed Brooklyn-based Daptone Studios (home of Sharon Jones, Budos Band, etc). Black Gold's sound is an intoxicating fusion of the passion of Motown and the consciousness of the Islands, a creation of an altogether new style of "Soul-Roots" that has gained him wide recognition and praise, with The Wall Street Journal calling it both "stirring" and "gorgeous." Truly, Toussaint is not to be missed on his rise to the top.

 

Toussaint-Roots in a Modern Time by MovementMusicAgency