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PhillyCheeze’s Rock & Blues Reviews: #556 > The Groove Krewe featuring Nick Daniels III


2022 – Sound Business

By Phillip Smith; May 28, 2022

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Spearheaded by songwriter/musician/producers
Rex Pearce and Dale Murray from Southern Louisiana, The Groove
is a group of handpicked studio musicians selected to back featured
artist Nick Daniels III (Neville Brothers, Dumpstaphunk).  This this funky New Orleans-style party
record called Run to Daylight features Daniels on bass guitar and
lead vocals, with the core of The Groove Krewe consisting of drummer Eddie
, bassist David Hyde, guitarists Rex Pearce and Nelson
, and horn players Jason Parfait, Ian Smith, Pete
, Chris Belleau, Lacy Blackledge, and Bob Henderson.
 This ten-track album is packed with all
original songs crediting at least one of the two producers Pearce and Murray
with writing credits on every song.  

The Groove Krewe kicks things off in a delightfully funky way with title-track
“Run to Daylight”.  The large band sounds
lively and festive.  “That’s New Orleans”
keeps the good times going in ‘Who-Dat’ fashion with shoutouts to Bourbon
, Preservation Hall, and beignets.  There’s no doubt this is going to be a go-to album
to spin this summer as the Krewe breaks into a chic Seventies-style disco
groove on “Have a Party”.  It’s absolutely
fabulous.  I love the album closer “Raising
Cane on the Bayou”.  It hits the ground running
in a surge of high-energy blues splashed with a bit of grease and topped with horns.  The Stax-meets-Muscle Shoals vibe on this one
positively glistens. 

Run to Daylight is a feel-good album with puts me in a happy mood.  This is just what I needed to hear. 


This terrific album is
available in the PhillyCheeze Amazon Store. 

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